About the Instructor
Virgil Santiago Jr.
A native pacific islander born in Kahului, Maui and raised in Kalihi Valley on the island of Oahu. Virgil is the founder and instructor of the Ohana Traditions Wellness Center and a founding member of the Likudon Filipino Martial Arts Group. Virgil is a kumu lomilomi (instructor) recognized by the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association and given the blessing from his lineage, Kumu Lomi Dane Kaohelani Silva (Hilo Style). He has also studied with Kumu Lomi Maka'ala Yates and with many elders within his extended ohana. Virgil was inspired to learn the healing arts from his Great Grandmother from the island of Maui. He was taught at an early age that the principles of the ancient ways provided a foundation for understanding the physical, mental and spiritual self and how the true self can reach the depths of one’s soul.
Malama Pono E - "Preserve Your Balance"