Dr. Maka'ala Yates

Dr. Maka'ala Yates D.C., is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. His studies began at the age of 6. He has been teaching Hawaiian medicine and practices for 35 years. He is the founder of Mana Lomi®.and Indigenous Botanicals. Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support. He is author of "Na'auao Ola Hawaii:Hawaiian Practices and Principles of Being Well." The Mana Lomi® technique is available for all those who are open to learn the traditional, Hawaiian ways of healing. We welcome all backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities, and encourage our connection by eliminating separation.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Lecture GTO/MSF

    • GTO

  • 3

    Demo Video

    • Mana Lomi 1, 2 & 3 demonstration

  • 4

    Technique Videos

    • Lower Body/Extremity/ Adductors

    • Fibula

    • Hamstrings

    • IT Band Peroneous Prone

    • Popliteal

    • Quad

    • Quad Adjuct

    • Quad Over the Shoulder

    • Pelvic Region/ Glut Min & Midius

    • Gluts Side Triangle

    • Greater Trocanter

    • Sacrum

    • SI Joint

    • Upper Body/Extremity/ Armpit Pull Part 1

    • Armpit Pull Part 2

    • Brachiales

    • Brachiales Supine

    • CT Forearms incl. Triceps

    • Deltoid

    • Extensors 1

    • Extensors 2

    • Flexors

    • Teres Minor

    • Teres Minor + Side

    • Neck/ First Rib Suboccipitals

    • Levator Scapula 1-Side

    • Levator Scapula Revisited

    • Levator Scapula Sitting

    • Neck Sitting

    • Spinal Compression Traction

    • V Side Posture (Neck)

    • Trunk/ CT Scapula

    • Ilioposas 1

    • Iliopsoas 2

    • Intercostals

    • Pec Major

    • Pec Minor

    • QL

    • Scapula

    • Subscapula

    • Super Person

  • 5

    Misc. Videos

    • Hot Towels

    • Lomi Na'au

    • 'Oli Kumuahi

Mana Lomi 2 is not only learning advanced techniques but also understanding how and why accessing the communication system in the body is very important. It is a level of comprehension and skill that goes beyond mainstream massage therapy. It is designed as an adjunct to the Mana Lomi 1 sequencing. When you are working on a client (patient) using ML 1 and find a problematic area then the ML 2 is added, which in itself is very comprehensive.

What you will learn:

  • A brief explanation of how the relationship between the muscle spindle fiber, Golgi tendon organ (GTO), and pain receptors work.
  • The four sequences of hands-on techniques and how and when to apply them.
    • Tissue (skin) pull, compression, traction, and soothe. (TCTS)
    • Insertions and origins are demonstrated.
  • Table and chair techniques.
  • Side-lying techniques.
  • How different parts of the body require different approaches.
  • How to address individual muscles.
  • Body position and vector.