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Please join us to explore your inner and outer worlds through personal & professional development events and retreats.

Custom programs are available for private groups. Please contact us for more information:

In a blink of an eye... in a wisp of the wind... life changes. We know this truism was evident on 8/8 in Maui, Hawaii. Within seconds, the aina (the land that which feeds us), the people, the animals, and the dreams of a better tomorrow turned to ash as the fires altered the landscape so familiar to its residents. Today, we give gratitude for being able to serve our community with natural sustainable solutions that offer hope.

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Self-Help Education
Free guidance to relieve stress and prevent burnout

We at You Know More are Here to Stay.

Most of the off-island emergency support systems have left Maui so now it is up to us. Together we create resilient and sustainable communities throughout the island by supporting our frontline workers, healthcare providers, educators, and community leaders through volunteerism, natural solutions, and restorative programs such as our Kaona Healing Hui pop-up clinics and retreats and regular online gatherings. You Know More is Helping the Helpers in Maui because they give steadfastly to the entire island. Please join us!


Online event:
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday @ 6:00pm HST

Solution-Focused Self-care & Empowerment Tools!

Next Event: January 24, 2024 at 6pm HST (Hawaii Time)

Registration: Upcoming dates are
free in light of crisis on Maui

Front Line Workers, Health Care Providers, Educators, and Community Leaders frequently set aside their own well-being in order to continuously adapt to the needs of their students, schools and broader communities. This can unintentionally lead to a  diminishment of the very vitality that inspired them to serve. Therefore, ensuring that these populations receive the support they need is paramount for the well-being of us all. We will build our resiliency together.  


Restore kNOW More! is hosted by Dr Valerie & treasured guests in this 90-minute online interactive gatherings of like-minded individuals that selflessly serve.  Designed to inspire the prioritization of self-care.


Through this program, we invite you to prevent, reduce and recover and restore by balancing your ABCs: Awareness/Alignment, Breath/Bodify, Contemplate/Connect.

Program Overview

Honoring your ancient innate wisdom you will go on the journey of self-reflection that leads to self-regulation, and thus self-restoration.


Utilizing craftivism, utilizing art to awaken and empower the activist within, you will create an internal environment that is fully resourced and functioning with purpose. Creatively you take these internal resources and express them in your external environments and bring ease and harmony to any life situation.


Understand how the vagus nerve travels through your body.

Create a cellular map of the nerval innervations & integrate into every cell in your body. This awareness, alignment, breathe, bodification, connect and contemplation, offers you the power to create self-regulation in any situation.

Remember and activate your passions held within your being.

Rejoice as you return to your true self, revere your greatest assets, repurpose outdated behaviors, restore yourself and experience a personal renaissance.

"This was a lovely workshop, with an opportunity to deeply reflect on my investments, interests, and what really drives me in my work. It allowed me to take stock of who I am amidst the busy."

~ Burnout kNOw more attendee ~ Jade Le Grice

 Physical Well-being

I was shocked that we would receive the massage of such professional manner.  My trained therapist took me to places in my body that I have not visited since the disaster.  Thank you and eternally grateful.  ~ Maui Healthcare provider

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Your guide towards restoration:


Dr. Valerie Simonsen

Naturopathic Physician

Enhanced Emotional Resilience

I knew who I was before these traumatic events.  But I lost that as I served on the frontlines as one of the first volunteers that arrived on a boat, to offer medical care on the west side. Sleepless nights/weeks were filled with the needs of others until one day I realized there was nothing left within me.  I was empty.  Thank you for creating the retreat space where I landed back inside of me.  The massage turned me inside, outside, upside down, and now I remember. The food and music nourished my physical and body.  My tears stained the art as I understood how far I had gotten away from myself.  My final art piece showed I am home in my body, grounded in my truths.  I am valuable and remember to put my oxygen mask on first.  Thank you for serving us in the is manner so I can continue to serve the people I love. ~ 

Maui Healthcare provider 

kNOw More Events
Upcoming Events

*Times shown on calendar are calculated for viewer's time zone.

Join us for free through January

In light of the fire crisis on Maui and the strain on its First Responders, we are offering our programs free of charge to anyone who would like to join us. Please note that registration is required; the Zoom link will arrive in your inbox after sign-up. Thank you for helping us help the helpers.

Next Event Coming Soon

YOU KNOW It’s Time for MORE Support.

In-person retreats in Hawaii

Need more restoration? The in-person retreats we are offering in 2023 in Hawaii,  supporting you to unplug from others and rediscover and nourish your own nature. You will enjoy:


~ Communion with the beauty of nature, where inspiration allows us to rediscover the grace, harmony, and passion that act as our internal compass.

~ Healthy environments, personal support, exploration, play, and rest.

~ Leaning into your personal autonomy, the space where you remember spontaneity, choice, independence, and freedom.

~ Connecting with your innate understanding of your needs through replenishing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies. 


Return home with a renewed sense of discovery, hope, and purpose!

Be notified about In-Person Retreat dates:

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