There is more to HAAAA than meets the eye
Founder & Executive Producer
One day after meditating I decided to watch a movie. That movie was Moana and from that moment on I have felt a tireless desire to bring the heartbeat of Polynesia to the world through meditation. A desire to explore all our Polynesian similarities and celebrate our differences and to explore my ancestral origins.
Opetaia’s contribution to the Moana movie soundtrack led to the soundtrack spending 23 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (peaking at no. 2) and a single from it We Know the Way spending 2 weeks on the Billboard Top 100. In November of 2017, Moana won “Top Soundtrack” in the American Music Awards (AMAs) and was nominated in the 60th Grammy Awards for “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media”. Opetaia Foa’i composed and wrote the music for the HAAAA app along with Malcolm Smith.
Writer of the Methodology
Bert McCarthy is a Transformational-list, a spiritual and transformational life coach, a spiritual mentor, teacher, adviser and counsellor. He is the writer of the Seven Steps to Heaven Meditation Methodology.
CEO of LeVa & Creator of LifeKeepers
Denise Kingi-Uluave of Tongan heritage is the CEO of LeVa Pacifika Suicide Prevention Programme in New Zealand and was key in providing seed funding for the HAAAA meditation series.
Dr Michael Walmsley
Head of Development
(Ngāti Kahungunu) is the Head of Development behind the “HAAAA App”. His large whanau includes 29 school teachers and he has been coding since he was 12. For his PhD he combined these passions to build a language learning app that the CIA wanted to fund further development of. Instead, Michael created online education company CodeAvengers, which is used by 500 NZ schools to teach digital technologies, and has millions of users globally.