“To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. The whole moon gleams in every pool.” | Fernando Pessoa


We believe that beauty is found in a celebration of life and the appreciation of what is natural and authentic to ourselves.  Our work is based on the knowledge that inherent beauty resides in each person as a state of being - reflecting a whole and healthy intersection of mind, body and spirit, connection to self, community and the natural environment.  To unleash this potential in each of our patients, we offer affordable rates for acupuncture to our community for natural, anti-aging and holistic health treatments.  Our treatments are administered in a tranquil, open-space setting, where patients receive support for their own personal health journey, but also benefit from the collective energy of healing.  


Meet the Acupuncturists

We Love What We Do


Alicia Yang, M.S.A.O.M, M.Ed.
Licensed Acupuncturist

     Alicia Yang studied acupuncture in Honolulu, Hawai’i from the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As a childhood cancer survivor Chinese medicine was an integral part of how her family confronted illnesses. Alicia’s background comes through a passion for working with communities for social justice and empowering women survivors of abuse and violence. While studying Chinese medicine in Honolulu, she worked alongside communities for the prevention of domestic violence. Alicia believes in empowering women to their full potential by awakening their self-confidence and internal healing power.  Her interests include facial and cosmetic acupuncture, autoimmune diseases, women’s health, sports orthopedics acupuncture, Chinese nutritional therapy and herbal medicine.  She has trained with Dr. Shi Zhong Xiao, a leading Chinese doctor in Honolulu who began his practice in China in 1966, as well as apprenticed with Joe Bright, founder of Kama'aina Acupuncture in Honolulu, and Whitfield Reaves, a leader and one of the first acupuncturists in the West to establish the field of sports orthopedics acupuncture. In addition, she has received training from two pioneers in the field of cosmetic acupuncture.  Her favorite quote about beauty is that “the most profound beauty is revealed in the balance of nature.”  To balance her own health as well as integrate the knowledge of the role of Qi in Chinese Medicine, Alicia practices Medical Qigong from the teachings of Leon Letoto.  

Alicia holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She enjoys time in the ocean, music, qigong, and pursuing art in her spare time.


Anela Bird, M.S.A.O.M.

Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist

Anela was born and raised on Maui. She was introduced to the world of wellness and healing from a young age by her parents, who were health practitioners. When a family member had a traumatic brain injury, she turned her awareness to improving health and wellness. She studied Acupuncture at South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA, Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, HI, and finished her schooling at World Medicine Institute in Aina Haina, HI.  Her internship was at Tripler Army Medical Center in the Multidisciplinary Pain Management department.  She learned and assisted with a smoking cessation program, insomnia clinic, and addiction protocols. During her final year of schooling, she traveled and attended conferences including Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and NET (Neuroemotional Technique).  Anela is licensed in Acupuncture and Massage therapy.  She is also certified in reflexology.  Her specialty is balancing the body with Acupuncture and massage. She uses a unique meridian-based Acupressure and Sports Therapeutic massage. Her techniques are well suited for Surfing, Jiu Jitsu, Cycling, Running, and Crossfit.

  Her future plan is to apply to medical school and become a Functional Medical Doctor, where she can integrate Eastern and Western medicine, and La’au lapa’au for the health of the people of her community here in Hawaii. 

Tai and Kai

Tai Hawkins, M.S.A.O.M
Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist

     Tai Hawkins studied acupuncture in Honolulu, Hawai'i at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine.  During her final year of school, Tai completed two externships in China at the Guangzhou TCM hospital and Tianjin TCM hospital and also trained with Facial Rejuvenation pioneer Virginia Doran.  Tai has been practicing acupuncture in the state of Hawaii for two years has also been a licensed massage therapist for over fifteen years.  She is certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Council on Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Her areas of interest include facial acupuncture, musculoskeletal issues, women's health, stress management, and herbal medicine.  Tai graduated with a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology and a minor in Dance from Stanford University.  She now performs, teaches, and hosts dance workshops throughout the islands.  Born and raised in Kailua, Tai has been shaped by the multitude of lessons the ocean has to offer to us.  One of her favorite sayings about health and beauty comes from a paddling coach who always used to yell from the beach, “feeling good, looking good”; the internal environment is always reflected to the outside world, and in that way, wellness is beauty and vitality.


Our Massage Team



ZAhava czara, L.M.T.

Zahava Czara comes from a family of healers in massage and chiropractic therapy.  Her own career began at the Bayside Wellness Center of Southern California. Three years later, she was welcomed to join the development for the massage therapy flagship program of Remington College Honolulu campus. It was here that she joined her mother and other professionals in developing the Massage Therapy Program for Remington schools. In addition to developing her own private clientele, she also helped develop training and education for massage therapists at the International School of Beauty and Esthetics in Waikiki. During this time, she cultivated a relationship with her Kumu lomi lomi Im Hansard at the Heaven Lomi Lomi Center where she was welcomed not only as a student but as an assistant teacher.  Zahava is very happy to be amongst the family of practitioners at Olanani AcuOasis, sharing her gifts and history a massage therapy with the Kailua community as well as working alongside her mother in their family clinic in Waialua, North Shore Sports Therapy. 

Her areas of focus are Sports Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage, Kinesiology, Reflexology, Acupressure, Body Mechanics, Integrated Lomi Lomi and Thai massage, Aromatherapies, Healing Touch, and Energy Re-balancing.   



Sydney is of Hawaiian, Ukrainian, European and Asian descent.  With strong Hawaiian roots, upbringing and direct ties to being raised on Hawaiian lands, she learned the core values and importance of Aloha and Malama 'Aina at a very young age.  It was ingrained in her from childhood that the 'aina (land) is essential to the health and well being.  With these values, she was set in motion on the path of light work and healing.  Through the course of her education, she was blessed to obtain ancient and modern knowledge of Hawaiian medicine and healing known as La'au Lapa'au.  Her passion is to utilize what she has learned from her kupuna and teachers to help others along their journey of living in balance with themselves and with nature.  With her gift of touch, she is able to share the healing art form of lomilomi with whomever is open and willing to receive her light and aloha. Her intention is to aid and support in evenly balancing the body, mind and spirit towards the piko, or one's center.

Sydney's areas of focus are Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, and Reflexology, La'au Lapa'au, (Hawaiian medicine),and  Reiki manipulations. She also procides one-on-one consultations (Ho'oponopono process), medicinal infusions, and essential oil blends.