May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i! Join our school of hula, Na Hula Ola Aloha, and celebrate Lei Day through music and dance. Kumu Malia’s hula dancers will make your heart sing! Many of the dances have been choreographed by Kumu Malia herself, others have been passed down traditionally. Students range in age from preschoolers in keiki halau to the gracious ladies in our Aloha Friday Hula Classes. Dancers will perform in both the ancient kahiko and modern ‘auana hula styles. Because of the many dancers, space is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your place.
Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. Her hula halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her ‘uniki under Kumu Hula Pulu’elo Park in 2002, Kumu Mālia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Mālia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula John Keola Lake. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.