Virgil Santiago "Junior"
Junior is a kumu lomilomi (instructor) recognized by the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association and given the blessing from his lineage, Kumu Lomi Dane Kaohelani Silva. He has also studied with Kumu Lomi Maka'ala Yates and with many elders within his family and extended ohana.
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 the founding member of the Likudon (LKD) Filipino Martial Arts Group, located in San Jose, Japan Town, California. Virgil continues to serve on the board of directors for the Hale Kauila, a nonprofit learning institute, located in the Puna district of Hawai’i.
Virgil was inspired to learn the healing arts from his Great Grandmother from the island of Maui and Grandmother from Oahu. 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.
Virgil believes, as his elders did long ago, that the spirit of the individual must be healed, only then can the healing process begin. Lokahi (Balance and Unity) of the mind, body, and spirit is a must for overall well-being.
Malama Pono E - Preserve Your Balance