Lani Kamauu Yamasaki


Lani is the founder/director of Live Lōkahi, LLC. She is a native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, social business legacy development consultant, artist, and #1 International Best-selling Co-Author, BluTalks Presents Business Life & the Universe Vol 2.  Her art is published by Earth Aware Editions, acquired by Simon & Schuster. She has been featured on BRAVO, A & E, and GAIA and in Hawaii Business Magazine and Clinical Geropsychology News

Primarily rooted in native Hawaiian spiritual values and traditions, Laniʻs practice is reflective of the healing traditions of their family and her personal healing journey. Holistic healing is the kūleana – responsibility and privilege that her family has honored since ancient Hawaiʻi. She was ūniki (traditional initiation) by her elder, Halealoha Makua in the esoteric healing arts of their ʻohana (family, which in turn allows her to share some of these traditions with you. She also apprenticed under Dr. Beatrice Krauss, noted Hawaiian ethnobotanist for over fifteen years. 

For 35+ years, Lani has guided individuals and communities in trauma recovery and stewardship through creating and facilitating social legacy programs which integrate holistic traditional Hawaiian values and practices, science, green technology, the arts and agriculture.  Her passion is mentoring Medical and Wellness Practitioners, and other socially conscious leaders that are seeking to integrate a holistic approach to healing and well-being, including deepening the bridge between traditional indigenous knowledge and modern science. 

Lani has served Fortune 200 and Fortune 500 companies that are committed to creating enduring social legacies which enhance community and planetary wellness. She has also served with  University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress, First Nations Development Institute, U.S. Department Health & Human Services, Liquid Robotics, a Boeing Company, Kohala Center and Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate. 

A primary figure in establishing Mariska Hargitayʻs Joyful Heart Foundation (JHF) in Hawai’i, Lani developed and piloted their first Hawaiian culturally-based curriculum for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse that was successfully implemented across cultures. She also co-produced JHF  “Transforming Trauma” – the first Hawaii statewide conference  targeted to first-responders. 

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal America Program recognized Lani as an indigenous elder. She served on the Governor’s Task Force On Death and Dying for Bill Moyerʻs documentary series On Our Own Terms. In 2014, the Governor of Hawai’i recognized Lani’s outstanding contributions in Community Engagement. She is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers. She is also a Ford Foundation Fellow and Smithsonian Fellow.




"Lani, your work is very transformative … I feel uplifted by your presence. Thank you for the important work you’re doing!"
Jack Canfield, Motivational Speaker and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Co-Creator


“Lani is a master healer of the soul and an embodiment of an ancient Hawaiian lineage that inspires us to claim ourselves as intrinsic members of the Community of All Life. With a deep humility and respect for the Great Mystery, her very presence awakens our best selves to emerge so that we can become the change we wish to see in the world. She is a pure gift!”
~ Gary Malkin, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Wisdom of the World Wellness and multiple Emmy-award winning Composer 


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