Rev Kaleo Wheeler
Kaleonahenaheonalani (Kaleo) is a Spirituality Guide and Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker/Storyteller and Hawaiian Hula - Embodied Spirituality Instructor.
Kaleo’s passion and dedication is to help women quiet their inner critic, increase their daily joy and live their best life.
Her dedication to this comes from her own personal experience of trauma early in her life that started her on a spiritual journey to find answers and healing for herself. That journey led her to study and explore several different indigenous cultures, as well as several modern body/mind integration techniques. What she shares now in helping other women is what helped her in her own life and healing in the last 30 + years, with the foundation coming from the ancient Hawaiian wisdom teachings.
Her journey with this ancient Hawaiian wisdom began In the late 80’s. Kaleo was drawn to Hula, the Hawaiian Sacred Dance of the Heart. Hula helped her to heal her relationship with her body and her spirit from the early trauma she experienced. This led her to an extensive study of the ancient Hawaiian wisdom and spirituality, that continues into today. She has been fortunate and blessed to have lived and studied with Hawaiian Kumu Hula (Master Teachers of Hula) both in Hawai’i and on the Mainland. They include Aloha Dalire, Lehua Kawaikapuokalani (Hewett), Susan Floyd and Keith Awai. She studied Huna with Serge Kahili King and Hawaiian Spirituality with Kahiliopua (Pua) Wong-Brentlinger, Aunty Pua gifted her with her name, which means "The Warm and Comforting Voice of the Universe". She currently studies Hawaiian Spiritually with Kumu Mahealani Kuamo'o Henry ('Elele o Na Kupuna - Messenger of the Ancestors) and a Kanaka Maoli (a native Hawaiian)and Kumu La'akea Miles Geddes.
From 1985 until 1998, Kaleo apprenticed with Oh Shinnah Fastwolf, a Native American shaman. She is a Ceremonialist, conducting and ancient moon ceremony and rites of passage ceremonies in helping women to connect to their “Divine Feminine”. She has also poured for sweat lodges and been a pipe carrier. She has shared this with women in both the US and Canada.
Kaleo is also a Storyteller/Storyteller professional Singer with over thirty-five years of professional experience, and a recording artist with her solo CD, Ulana the Way of the Heart. From 1988 to 2007, she was an Authorized Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Teacher and is a contributing author of the book, A Complete Guide to Acupressure. And she was a Voice Specialist in Somatic Voicework from 1985 until 2003.
Kaleo is the Founder and Director of The Heart of Aloha. She shares The Living Aloha System, Hawaiian Hula Embodies Spirituality, and Chant and Sound Healing. She is the Director of the Halau Hula Pu’uwai O Aloha, a traditional school of Hawaiian Hula and Living Aloha.
Kaleo is also a SC Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist, bringing an awareness of Living Aloha and the Hawaiian Cultural through Hula to children in schools and in the home schooling communities. Kaleo currently lives and has her physical school in Spartanburg SC, where she can meet with clients and students and teach classes in person. She also works with women nationally through online programs and sessions.