What is Huna?

Huna is a modern or western label given to an ancient system. In ancient times these teachings were not called Huna, because Huna means secret. Since they were well known, they were obviously not a secret. We use the term Huna because it is widely recognized; however, in ancient times, other labels were used.

Huna comes from ancient times, it is one of the original arts and sciences of healing and spiritual development. We believe that it may be as old as 35,000 years and is a part of the original teachings of the peoples of the earth which were centered here in Hawaii on a continent which now, no longer exists. All that remains physically of that land are the mountain peaks of the island chain called Hawaii.

Huna was originally called Ho’omana. Ho’o means to make. Mana means life force, equivalent to Ki (as in Aikido), Chi (as in Tai Chi) or Prana in the Sanskrit language. Taken together the word Ho’omana means empowerment or to empower.

The teachings of Huna that are humbly shared by Dr. Matt James are different from most seminars available (even other seminars in Huna). Pappa Bray (the son of Daddy Bray) gave Tad James permission to learn, practice and teach the Huna of the Bray family. This lineage is now entrusted to Tad’s son Dr. Matt James and therefore, it is more than a seminar, it is an introduction to a way of empowering yourself shared through a honored lineage.

Huna is about empowerment, about increasing your spirituality, energy, and metaphysical healing powers. What if you could experience and connect physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually with a Higher Power that can empower you to bring into your life whatever you desire.



The Huna Workshop

Huna is an Experience, Not a Classroom

Learning Huna is more about experiencing the knowledge, rather than learning the techniques. While you’ll do both at this training, it is important for you to realize that this is a very different training than any you have ever attended. Plan on “living” this material, not just “learning” it.

The Huna Workshop is like no other training and part of what makes it so special is being in Hawai’i and experiencing the energy.

• Interact with Living Legends: Our guest presenters are some of the most respected Hawaiian authorities alive today.
• Connect with the Land: Find out why the Hawaiians believe the land to be sacred. Learn how to connect with this very special place in the same ways they do.
• Feel the Mana: “Mana”, or life force, is one of the guiding principles of Huna. The mana in Hawai’i is very strong, so it’s easy to experience its effects.
• Chanting: Attune your neurology with the ancient Hawaiian chanting.
• Ha-Breathing: Increase your “mana”, and control your energy levels through breathing methods.
• Emotional Clearing “ho’okuu”: Experience time-tested emotional clearing techniques.
• Volcano Trip: Experience an incredible day trip to an active volcano, and feel a connection with the Goddess Pele.
• City of Refuge: Participate in an outing to the most spiritual of all Hawaiian places. Reaching this place was enough for total forgiveness in ancient Hawai’i!
• Hula Presentations and Instruction: Arrangements have been made for your learning and enjoyment.
• A Private Luau: Enjoy memorable chanting performances, hula instruction, and sunset ceremonies.



Different Levels of Instruction

Each level of this course runs concurrently, and you will be interacting with students at all levels of instruction. Because each level requires knowledge and experience gained at the previous level, students may attend only one level per training. First-time attendees must attend Level One.

Level 1 Topics

• Huna model of Conscious Mind, Unconscious Mind, and Higher Self
• Ho‘o Aka Manawa: Clearing out past limitations
• Ho‘oponopono: Powerful process to clear and heal relationships in support of your evolution
• Chanting: Attune your neurology
• Prime Directives of Unconscious Mind: Understand the unconscious processes
• Dreamtime techniques
• Ha Breathing: Controlling your state and energy
• Mana: Working with energy
• Introduction to ancient symbols
• Higher Self Connection
• Hakalau: the shaman state
• Certification as Huna Haumana

Level 2 topics

• Higher Self Therapy Qualification: one of the most powerful processes available today for release of emotional and physical blocks
• Further use of ancient symbols
• Awaiku: Working with guides
• Advanced chanting, meditation and clearing
• Advanced energy techniques and how to conducting energy sessions
• Certification as Huna Ho‘omaka

Levels 3 & 4

These levels continue to advance the Huna student’s learning, integration, and application of the principles and practices to greater levels of understanding and use. Topics for Levels 3 and 4 are discussed with all Levels 2 and 3 participants.


Your Guides

Dr Matt James

Dr. Matt James is one of the most highly-sought after trainers and educators in the world today. He is the president of The Empowerment Partnership, the world’s leading integrative personal development company for over 30 years.  Dr. Matt, a dedicated Master Trainer of NLP, empowers students in NLP, Hypnosis, Mental Emotional Release® Therapy, and a 28 generation lineage of Huna – energy, healing and spiritual development utilized in ancient Hawai’i.

Dr. Matt is a living example of the power of The Empower Your Life teachings. He began his studies at an early age, by learning teachings such as meditation and siddha yoga. As a young boy he studied with great teachers such as Baba Muktananda and Uncle George Na`ope (one of the most highly respected authorities on Hawaiian hula and chants, and was honored with the “Living Golden Treasure” designation). In the 80s, he studied with Tony Robbins and was invited by Richard Bandler, the legendary co-founder of NLP, and Wyatt Woodsmall, also a pioneer in the NLP field, to continue his education. Dr. Matt was chosen as one of Bandler’s select-few students, eventually becoming certified as an NLP Master Trainer (a level that takes most people years to achieve, if at all).

Having been there in the early years when NLP was just getting off the ground, Dr. Matt was well prepared for his future. Now, decades later, he has more than proven himself in his own right as a teacher and educator. He is renowned for his insight and his intuitive gifts for awakening the hearts and minds of his students. His unique upbringing has enabled him to take the best of the best in NLP, Huna, Hypnosis, and Mental Emotional Release® Therapy and develop a proven system of effective, instantaneous, long lasting change.

A respected expert on Huna and Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian forgiveness process, Dr. Matt teaches integrative and holistic healing techniques providing students with excellent health and personal empowerment. He continues to be a student of the ancient Hawaiian ways, studying with Etua Lopes, a top student of Uncle George Na`ope. Etua continues to provide Dr. Matt support in sharing these teachings with students from all over the world.

Dr. Matt is certainly making his life a living demonstration of the extraordinary power of this wisdom. Along the way, he has picked up several university degrees, including an MA in Organizational Management and a PhD in Health (Integrative) Psychology. He is the author of The Foundation of Huna: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, Find Your Purpose, Master Your Path and Integrate the Shadow, Master Your Path, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.



David Shephard

David Shephard is one of the United Kingdom’s most highly-sought after personal development trainers, speakers and therapists.  He is the president of The Performance Partnership, London’s premier personal development company since 1993.  David, a dedicated Master Trainer of NLP, fulfills his personal mission of “Making the seemingly impossible, possible,” by teaching thousands of students how to achieve goals and realize their dreams using NLP, Hypnosis, and Timeline Therapy®

David found his true path as he was trying to find something more fulfilling from life. From a career perspective he was flying high in the City of London. It was during a difficult time in his personal life that things began to change after having read Tony Robbins’s “Unlimited Power”. This was the key to success. David had found his purpose. A fascination for personal development was born, which has taken him on a winding path of discovery that has now become his life’s work. Along the way he achieved many qualifications. Among them was “Master Trainer.” Since then David has become a global expert on Training and is fondly known as “The Trainers Trainer”.

President of one of the largest NLP board certifying organizations (ABH-ANLP), and on the advisory committee of the U.K.’s biggest association (ANLP), David’s unique style and blend of entertainment, passion, practicality and pioneering expertise can be seen in everything he does. He has been featured in the U.K. in publications such as Readers Digest and Daily Mail.

David’s passion and dedication doesn’t end there. He spends time giving back to community through his favorite Charity work with “The Warrior Program“. Where over a three-day period, David and his team work with groups of twenty ex-service people to alleviate their PTSD, anxiety, and other emotional disorders. Over the three years of being involved in the program, the Charity has achieved consistent, staggering results, which are currently in the process of a University peer-review study.

To further his mission, he offers eight free NLP training events a year.  One such regular event titled “A Date with Excellence” sees a host of industry experts in public speaking, finance, sales, and other fields, working with David to empower the audience with their knowledge and skills to be a success. “Best Year Yet”, is second free event where David focuses on how you can improve your body, mind, and relationships. He is a bit like a one-man “A-Team”. David succeeds where others have failed. His pledge is that he can help anyone achieve their goals, making the seemingly impossible, possible.