Kohala Institute at ‘Iole is dedicated to catalyzing values-driven action and leadership.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for people to connect with the land and universal values for a better world.

We are the stewards of 2,400 acres in North Kohala on the Island of Hawai`i that includes the historic ahupua'a, ‘Iole.

We are guided by our core values GRACE.

Our initiatives focus on sustainability, education, arts & culture and contemplation.

We bring together East and West, sacred and secular, traditional and modern.


Our Values


Gratitude - Recognize everything is a gift or a lesson.

Respect - Be open and truly listen.

Accountability - Take responsibility for ourselves and the impact of our actions.

Courage - Act with integrity.

Engagement - Contribute our gifts to benefit others.


The Land of 'Iole

Opening to our nurturing natural environment awakens our responsibility to respect and care for the earth.

By strengthening our connection to where we live, work and play, we strengthen our connection to one another.

The land of ‘Iole provides conditions for us to heal and cultivate our relationship with the earth, ourselves and each other.

Through programming at ‘Iole, we deepen our relationship with the land.