– free –

This is a private event – please contact Mālia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com

Join traditional Hawaiian hula teacher Mālia Helelā for a hi’uwai: ocean cleansing.

Meet before dawn with Mālia, her students, friends and family members for a joyful occasion. This is your opportunity to symbolically release into the sea anything you are carrying which does not serve you. The  water is always a delight! After the beach meditation and ocean cleansing, feel free to stay for the optional picnic potluck breakfast. What a great start to the Autumn season and your Nia White Belt training!

Don’t miss Hawaiian Waterfall, Hula & Lei Making Outing with Mālia on September 30.

 

Series: 8 Lessons – Sundays 5:30-7:30pm

$395 + $75 materials fee

 

June 25,

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,

August 6, 13

Pre-registration is required. Mahalo!

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. In this 8 part series, we will focus on the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment to its healing practices. Bodywork is introduced in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every class!

malia hands massageThis 16 hour series will provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each session will build upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics include but are not limited to Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature.

To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.

Malia lei hulaKumu Malia 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 Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia 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.

 

Introduction to Lomilomi

Sun May 7, 5:30-7:30pm

$40

Wondering whether lomi-lomi massage is something you want to learn?  Come spend a couple hours with Kumu Mālia. Experience her touch and experiment with your own in this beautiful art of traditional Hawaiian massage. See whether you are ready to take her 8 week series.  No matter whether you are a trained LMT or someone with naturally healing hands, this introduction and the series that follows will enhance your ability help people feel better.

To be followed up by 8 Lessons – Sundays 5:30-7:30pm

$395 + $75 materials fee

 

May 21, 28

June 4, 11, 25 (no class 18)

July 2, 9, 16

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. In this 8 part series, we will focus on the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment to its healing practices. Bodywork is introduced in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every class!

malia hands massageThis 16 hour series will provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each session will build upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics include but are not limited to Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature.

To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.

Malia lei hulaKumu Malia 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 Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia 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.

 

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3-6 Years Old – 10:30 – 11:15 am

– Feb 12, 19, 26 

– Mar 5, 12, 26 (away March 19th no Class)

– Apr 2, 9, 23 (off 16th Easter)

– May 7, 13 (Saturday May Lei celebration), off Mother’s Day May 14th

– May 21,  28

– June 4

$195

Drop In (only for Feb 12 & 19 classes): $15 per class

 

hula halau lei making

Participating in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auwana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei. May Day – Lei Day Performance on Saturday May 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About  Mālia Helelā

Malia lei hula

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

 

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7-12 Years Old – 8:30 – 9:30 am

– Feb 12, 19, 26

– Mar 5, 12, 26 (away March 19th no Class)

– Apr 2, 9, 23 (off 16th Easter)

– May 7, 13 (Saturday May Lei celebration), off Mother’s Day May 14th

– May 21,  28

– June 4

$195

Drop In (only for Feb 12 & 19 classes): $15 per class

hula halau lei

 

Participating in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auwana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei. May Day – Lei Day Performance on Saturday May 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

About  Mālia Helelā

Malia lei hula

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

 

Kumu Malia Helela will bring her hula school, Na Hula Ola Aloha, to Kauai for the annual Queen Emalani Festival (Eo E Emalani i Alakai). This will be the fourth year that our Still & Moving Center students will have the privilege of performing our hula halau’s dances and chants.

This is a very Hawaiian celebration of Queen Emalani and her delightful journey up the mountains of Kauai. Each year a modern day Hawaiian lady is chosen to enact the role of the Queen, who arrives on horseback. All the hula performances of the day are addressed to the “queen”, who graciously acknowledges each halau (hula school). The Festival  is in its 27th year, and Kumu Mālia has been in attendance since its first year, when she was age nine.

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Kumu Malia’s contingent this year will feature some of her students from Japan who teach their own hula classes in Malia’s tradition. Also performing will be Still & Moving Center’s hula kahiko students who have trained in the ancient hula style, as well as her mother, Mary, her daughter, age 9, and twin sons, age 11, who will be amongst the youngest performers in the festival.

 

Note: For the opportunity to perform in future Queen Emalani festivals, you might consider hula halau membership at Still & Moving Center. Joining Kumu Malia’s halau requires at least a 6 month commitment, as well as her approval. The halau’s hula kahiko and oli (chanting) classes happen twice a week: Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Halau members are invited with their families to participate in cultural events, such as quarterly hi’uwai (ocean cleanses) on the solstices and equinoxes, as well as the chance to volunteer at the sacred site and kalo (taro) patch in Kailua called Ulupō, of which Malia and her family are caretakers.

 



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8 Lessons

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, October  1 then Sundays October  2, 16 & 30 then November 6, 13, 20, 27

$395 + $75 materials fee

Share your aloha through your touch. Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. In this 8 part series, we focus on how Hawaii’s natural environment and culture informs its healing practice. Kumu Malia includes even a bit of hula and oli (chanting) in the course. She introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every class! Whether you are a trained LMT or someone with healing hands, this series will enhance your ability help people feel better.
malia hands massage

This 16 hour series will provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each session will build upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics include but are not limited to Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature.

To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

Classes are planned around the specific Hawaiian moon phase of each session. Students will learn the significance of the moon throughout this series which begins on the first day of the Hawaiian lunar month and concludes on the last

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.

Malia lei hulaKumu Malia 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 Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia 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.

 

Thursdays 6:45-8 pm. 

Intermediate Hula Kahiko & Oli (ancient style hula and chanting, kudu approval).

 

This traditional hula class is taught to the beat of the ipu and pahu drums. Emphasis is on understanding the underlying meaning behind the dances. Class begins with vigorous hula basics and progresses through various hula kahiko dances. Class concludes with oli, including voice warm-ups and introduces various chanting techniques. In learning chants for various occasions, you will gain new insights into Hawaiian language and culture. The breath work in oli cultivates lung-capacity, vocal strength, clarity and confidence.

 

This class is part of Still & Moving Centerʻs resident hula halau, Na Hula Ola Aloha. If you are interested in joining, please contact Kumu Malia in advance.

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with with Mālia Helelā, Nia White Belt and Kumu Hula

 

Saturday, February 13th

9am – Sunset

$125

10% off for Golden Circle Members

$99 for Hula Hālau Members

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. Flowing trade winds, protective reefs, abundant fresh water and vibrant aloha spirit form the foundation of Hawaiian healing practices. In this daylong immersion, you will embody these inherent qualities of our natural surroundings through lomilomi massage, hula, Hawaiian chants and prayers.

 

9am – noon at a shady spot in Ala Moana Beach Park

Hawaiian historical context of massage and healing practices

Discussion of the importance of prayer

Prayer composition with input from all students

Hula movements for hands and feet

Hawaiian chanting practice

Sand exercises for hand strength and sensitivity

Group cleansing ceremony in the ocean

 

1pm – Sunset at Still & Moving Center

Hula choreography

More exercises to heighten touch sensitivity

Floor massage techniques with and without the use of oil

Rooftop closing circle at sunset

This 8 hour program is meant to provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Massage experience is NOT necessary and anyone interested is encouraged to contact Kumu Malia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com with any questions or concerns.

 

with Renée Tillotson and Faculty

Friday, Jan 1

 

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Welcome in the New Year with 100 Minutes of Healthy Exercise! Experience 5 mindful movement practices for 20 minutes each.

Here’s our lineup: Find your center with Yin Yoga Guided Meditation, ease into Hula aloha or find your spunk with Jazz Funk. Roll out the kinks with Foam Roller OR move your cardio up a notch with Dance Fit & Kick. Experience spinal extension Aerial OR relax into Rest & Restore Yoga. Ascend to the rooftop for sunset Nia.

 

Our Super Class is the perfect way to commence your New Year’s resolution and your Pledge to Health. Our motivated teachers are here this New Year’s Day to support you. It’s the one and only class we offer on that day.

What an empowering, healing way set your healthy new year into motion!


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