Embrace Your Sacred Feminine
& BE THE BEST YOU...EVER!!!
Rev Kaleo Nahenahe Wheeler
The Warm & Comforting Voice
of the Heavens
Certified Spiritual Wellness Coach, Teacher & Guide
A Singer and Voice Specialist
Master Hawaiian Hula & Chant Instructor
Ordained Non-Denominational Minister
A Contributing Author of the book,
A Complete Guide to Acupressure
A Recording Artist with her solo CD
Ulana, The Way of the Heart
I came into this world with a strong connection to my Inner Spirit and a physical gift and love for singing. You could see the sparkle and joy in my eyes, and I constantly was looking for ways to help others. I also believed it was my purpose in life to share my voice.
Yet by the time I was 10, the sparkle and joy was gone from my eyes, leaving a shell of who I had been – from sexual molestation I experienced in 3rd grade from a teacher and the ongoing verbal and emotional abusive teachings from the other teachers and priests throughout elementary and high school, making me feel there was something innately wrong with me, because I was a female. This led me to experiencing depression, isolation, self-hatred and anxiety through most of my adolescence that then continued on into my early adulthood, affecting all areas of my life – failed relationships, losing my "true" voice and connection to my creativity, and being able to be successful. I was always just "getting by".
This began my Spiritual Awakening Journey in looking for answers and relief from the emotional pain that I continued to experience. I studied and walked several difference ancient spiritual paths as well as modern body/mind integration techniques. They included apprenticing to a Native American Spiritual Teacher for 14 years, becoming a Ceremonialist and Teacher of these ancient traditions and in Embracing the Divine/Sacred Feminine. As a professional singer, I also became a voice specialist/teacher and sound healer in the early 80's through Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method
It was when I was introduced 30 years ago to the ancient Hawaiian Spiritual Teachings of Living Aloha through their Sacred Dance and Ancient Storytelling, called Hula, that I finally begin healing my relationship with my body and spirit from those early traumas in my life. I have continued my study of Hula since with several Kumu Hula (Master Teachers of Hula) both in Hawai'i and on the Mainland, and I began sharing hula with other women throughout the US and Canada since the late 80's. Most of the Hula I share now comes from Lehua Kawakapuokalani Hewett and Susan Pa'iniu Floyd who I began studying with in 2004. I also studied Hawaiian Spirituality with Aunty Pua Wong-Brentlinger and Serge Kahili King in the late 90's.
In June of 2020, I began studying and working with Kumu Mahealani Kuamo'o Henry, a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) whose lineage goes back to the original Indigenous Hawaiian people. She and Kumu La'akea Rumsey are now making these ancient original teachings avaiable when it is so needed in today's world. They embody the Universal Truth of the spiritual kinship we all have grounded in what they call Aloha Lokahi - Love & Unity. I found a system of living that had, at its core, a family structure called 'Ohana and a spiritual practice that embraces the Universal Truth of living in love, acceptance, cooperation, kindness and compassion as a way of life - no one is left behind.
All of this together brought the sacredness back into my life. I found freedom and release from my past and the old self-limiting thought patterns and emotions from my early conditioning that had become my "inner critic". I found my true voice again and the belief in myself and my self-worth; and in being able to speak up for myself, to create the life I choose, no matter what is being said or done around me, and to experience joy and harmony in my relationships.
Now as an Elder, it is my mission to help bring these ancient teachings and an awareness of this different way of living and being in relationship to others into today's modern world, where it is so needed - and especiall to women. My focus continues in sharing hula and in helping women find and free their Spirit through the Power of their Voice all grounded in Aloha Lokahi. I am also now teaching and working in partnership with Kumu La'akea Rumsey By bringing the ancient into the present, we can experience being the Master Creators of our Desired Experiences no matter what is gong on in the world around us.
If you would like to know a little more about me, I am:
An Ordained Minister since 1986, and through the Sanctuary of the Beloved, the Order of Melkizedek since 2006.
A Voice Specialist and Teacher through Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method from 1983 to 2008, teaching both singing and speaking techniques with private practices in New York City, Florida, North Carolina and Montreal QC Canada.
A Sound Healer since the late 80’s; and certified as a Therapeutic Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program in 2005, focusing on assisting those as an End-of-Life Doula, who were actively dying in the Hospice and Nursing Home Settings as well as the Private Sector.
A Professional Singer and Vocalist since my early adulthood, and a Musical Storyteller through "talk story, singing and Sacred Hula, the Hawaiian ancient form of storytelling, since 2011.
A Hawaiian Sacred Hula Instructor and Spiritual Teacher through living and studying with Hawaiian Master teachers of Hawaiian Spirituality and Sacred Hula both in Hawai’i and on the mainland since the late 80’s - more than 30 years. I have been a haumana (student) with Kumu Mahealani Henry (a Spiritual teacher and Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian) since July, 2020 and studying and sharing the hula of Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett since 2004.
A SC Arts Commission Artist In Residence, bringing an awareness of the ancient Hawaiian culture through Hawaiian Hula, their ancient form of storytelling, to kids in the school system through grant programs throughout SC.
Licensed as an Authorized Senior Teacher and Acupressurist in Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure from 1988 to 2007. Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressurist is a registered trademark through the Jin Shin Do Foundation.
An apprentice in 1985 to a Native American Shaman for 14 years and a Ceremonialist for sweat lodges, pipe ceremonies, equinox and solstice ceremonies and rites of passage
A Ceremonialist since the late 80's, conducting Ceremonies that include: an ancient Moon Ceremony to help women to celebrate and connect to their Divine Feminine and an ancient "Crossing Over" Ceremony, acting as an End-of-Life Doula, for those actively dying to have a sacred and peaceful death. This Crossing Over Ceremony can be done for both humans and our fur baby family members.
A Licensed Florida Massage Therapist from 1985 to 1995.
Other Healing Arts include: Shiatsu Apupressure; a Reiki II Practitioner; Tamado, Sound, Color & Movement Therapy; Crystal Healing and Essential Oil Therapy
Venues where I have shared my stories as a Speaker and Musical Storyteller include:
Corporate Events, Clubs & Organizations, Cultural Events, Fundraisers & Benefits, Private Parties, Colleges & Universities, Healing Centers & Church Services, Festivals, Schools & Libraries, Senior Residences and Community Outreach Programs.
I have also produced concerts, with other Positive Music artists, including a benefit concert for the Masonic Temple in Asheville NC; and I am honored to be an artist with the GINA for Missing Persons Foundation, a national group of music artists who helps bring attention and media awareness to missing persons worldwide. We bring support to GINA by dedicating each concert to finding one missing person in the area where we are performing. To date, GINA has found over 1100 missing persons. For more info on GINA, go to: www.411gina.org.
Aloha Mau Loa!