In Hawaiian, Holomua means “to improve, to progress.” There’s no name more suited to our mission: to help people improve and progress in their personal experience of wellness, and to help Healers develop and share their gifts with the world.
We believe that every person is here for a reason: to learn, evolve, grow, love, and accept each other. Holomua is a mission that continues to grow, improve, and progress daily as we continue to serve people of all walks of life.
We are an ‘ohana – a community of like-minded, high vibrational, loving individuals who want to see everyone thrive and be their truest highest selves. Holomua Healing Arts is a trusted wellness resource that provides solutions and resources for seekers who are looking for healing for themselves, are in search of inspiration to understand their innate healing abilities, or are enthusiastic about connecting with like-minded, and like-energy souls.
After Reiki and hypnotherapy helped founder Britt Yap navigate the challenges of a chronic health condition, her appreciation for holistic healing evolved into a passion to use her knowledge to help improve quality of life for others. She founded Holomua Healing Arts in 2013, in her native Hawai’i. In Hawaiian, Holomua means “to improve, to progress” – and that understanding is an ideal fit for her mission to help clients improve and progress in their personal experience of wellness.
In 2017, Britt and her family relocated from O’ahu to Northern California, where she began hosting monthly Reiki classes for students all over the United States and innovating a multidisciplinary style of holistic healing that incorporates Reiki, breathwork, energy healing, hypnosis, and life coaching techniques. Her unique approach, the Mana Healing Method, helps clients explore the root causes of their issues, gain insights into their life purpose, heal their mind-soul-body, and let go of what is no longer needed.
The idea for Holomua Healing University naturally evolved in 2020 when there was more demand for Britt’s classes and training. She saw an elevated desire in people wanting to dive into their own healing journey and finally tap into the healing gifts they always knew they had. Because of this high demand, Britt, her husband Rod, and two children founded the university to better serve the masses and to create a legacy for future generations. The university is the home of a large mission that will stand the test of time.
Holomua is constantly finding ways to give back to the community. It has founded two holistic non-profits over the course of a year between 2020 and 2021 to be of service to the community and to make sure that Native Hawaiians and families have access to the healing they need. By supporting Holomua, you are supporting a greater mission on healing and shifting the world.
First, it starts with how we take care of and treat ourselves. And secondly, how we treat and take care of others.
Rod is the husband of Britt and father of Reef and Tehya. Rod worked as a histology technician for Dermatology/skin cancer surgery for the past 15 years. He decided to transition out of his line of work and fully focus on Holomua’s mission in 2020 when Tehya was born. He became a certified EMT in 2001 and also worked as a legal clerk/messenger for a corporate defense firm in Oakland for four years. He also worked as security for 2 years and in the automotive technician field for 7 years.
He is passionate about helping parents of “special needs” kids shift their mindset and see past the societal limitations that are placed on these kids. He is also passionate about helping men better understand their wives who are healers. “I want to help fathers be of service to their ‘special needs’ child. I want them to imagine themselves in their child’s shoes and see the world from that perspective,” Rod said. “What energy you put forward is more important than any actions. These kids are not broken and they have so much purpose. I want to help parents tap into their child’s energy and understand their needs and non-verbal communication.”
This fiery soul is the newest member to the ‘ohana. Born during the pandemic in May 2020, her energy lights up a room everywhere she goes. Her determined, well-rounded, lovable nature reminds people she is a splitting image of her mom.
Tehya’s Treasures started November 2020 when Britt started selling crystals to her clients and students on IG live. You can purchase crystals via her IG Live sales (times/dates listed on the Holomua Healing University page) or she also holds quarterly in-office shopping events.
Denisse is from Hayward, CA. She has been a certified Reiki practitioner and life coach for 2 years. Denisse has her BA in Psychology and went to college because she cared about people’s mental health. Her drive is to aid people in overcoming their traumas and help them live their life to the fullest. She switched her focus to Reiki and Life Coaching because she experienced firsthand how much more impactful and efficient the technique was in helping people get to the root cause of their pain and problems. Denisse is passionate about giving children and parents tools at a young age to help them work through their trauma and heal because they are the future. She is also passionate about helping women of color, especially the Hispanic community. “Younger girls carry a lot of generational trauma and because sexual abuse is prominent in the Hispanic community, I’m passionate about helping them heal so their children do not have to repeat the same cycle,” said Denisse. When not working with clients, Denisse is Britt’s assistant and Reef’s right-hand person.
Marlene Perdido was born and raised on O‘ahu. Marlene has more than 17 years of childcare experience. In March 2018, she became a certified Reiki Practitioner. Then in August 2021 she became certified as a Spiritual Life Coach. Marlene is passionate about empowering children to reach their fullest potential and embrace their individuality. Her healing sessions and her aura, in general, provide a safe place for children to feel their emotions and express themselves without fear or judgment. Her work bridges the gap between parents and children, helping them to better understand each other through compassion and empathy. Marlene is also known as Britt’s “Swiss Army Knife”, often wearing several hats — including retail manager, babysitter, and assistant.