“Your presentation was a life-changing moment for me. It has really impacted me at work. I feel transformed!” — Diane Praywell, attorney, Honolulu

Well-being workshops:

Worksite wellness consulting and assessments.

Makana is the author of the popular book Mindful Multitasking: Timeless Techniques for a Vibrant Mind, Strong Body, Happy Heart, and Light Spirit. As an attorney and Silicon Valley business owner, her wellness journey started when she had one of those life-changing moments that begins in the hospital. The cardiologist said, “Change your life, or you will die.” In order to learn how to reduce her stress and manage change, she entered the Hans Selye Foundation’s Canadian Institute of Stress and became a certified stress and wellness consultant, specializing in stress reduction, change management, and work-life balance.

She also became a licensed massage therapist, and a certified yoga, meditation and Pilates instructor, and taught yoga and Pilates four times a week for 8 years.

Recent research has shown that a great source of stress for many people is the anger that comes from holding grudges. Makana studied with and is certified by Fred Luskin, Ph.D., the founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project.

Makana has presented programs on work-life balance, stress reduction, well-being and change management to the American Association of Orthodontists, Association of General Contractors, Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (Australia), Independent Community Bankers Association, Western Textile Services Association, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, California Independent Grocers Association, US Navy Pearl Harbor Center for Excellence, Soroptimist International, Student & Youth Travel Association, Honolulu Community Action Program, Hawai’i Book and Music Festival, Hawai’i Department of Education, and the County of Hawai’i.

Read articles written by Makana on well-being and stress reduction, change management, forgiveness, yoga and meditation. Her book can be ordered in quantity from her for your group, or on Amazon.

Find out more about Makana’s workshops on well-being. Contact Makana at 808-282-2743 or Makana (at) MakanaChai.com