Sunday, Apr 15

7:00 – 8:15 pm

$10 suggested donation

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Spring showcase of dance by Still & Moving Center’s students and teachers!

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with Kumu Mālia Helelā & her hālau Nā Hula Ola Aloha

Saturday, November 17

6:30 pm

$25 adults, $10 children. Proceeds will go towards the halau’s upcoming travels.

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Please join us for a hō’ike showcasing Kumu Mālia Helelā and her hālau Nā Hula Ola Aloha (Hula that Thrives with Love). We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her ‘ūniki – the traditional ceremony that marked her graduation as a kumu hula. Malia started her hula training with Pulu’elo Park at the age of eight and completed her ‘ūniki in 2002. Since then, Mālia has shared hula with students from 8 weeks to 80 years of age, both in Hawaii and Japan.

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Infuse your Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with an authentic Hawaiian experience after the event! Whether traveling solo or with family and friends, don’t miss the opportunity to experience true Hawaiian culture and natural beauty as Malia Helela, an authentic Kumu Hula, leads you through 1-day workshop that will leave you with a deeply profound appreciation for dance and cultural tradition of Hawaii.

Lei Aloha – Beloved Lei

Monday, October 21
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
$95

A lei symbolizes life, with beautiful memories and loved ones strung together like flowers in a lei. In this workshop, held at Waimea Valley Park, we honor our role as the string that holds the beautiful moments of our life together.

 

Journey with us to the North Shore of O`ahu where we will walk to a waterfall, stopping to learn hula and string a lei along the way. This lei will be used in a special hula entitled Makalapua. You will learn how to dance gracefully holding the lei that you made with your own hands.

 

Activities include Lei making, Hula lesson, lecture, gift and closing ceremony. After the workshop, participants are welcome to keep their lei or release it into the ocean. As a group, we will weave a single lei that will remain in Waimea as an offering of our thanks.

 

Still & Moving reserves the right to cancel this event if there are less than 4 signups.

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Infuse your Nia Brown Belt adventure with an authentic Hawaiian experience before and/or after the event! Whether traveling solo or with family and friends, don’t miss the opportunity to experience true Hawaiian culture and natural beauty as Malia Helela, an authentic Kumu Hula, leads you through 2-day and 1-day workshops that will leave you with a deeply profound appreciation for dance and cultural tradition of Hawaii.

Sunlit Skies – An Introduction to Beginnings, Hawaiian-Style
Sunday & Monday, 
December 1 & 2
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
$225

At Makapu`u Point on the Eastern tip of O’ahu, feel your heart bloom to the light, warmth and enlightenment that comes from our life-giving sun. Hawaiians have long revered the sun and continue to celebrate its rise in the east as a symbol of new beginnings. This 2 day workshop with Kumu Malia Helela will highlight chants and songs that honor the sun and its rising in the east.

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Menstrual_WheelFemale Creativity

with Kumu Hula Malia Helela

Sunday, Sept 8

12:30 – 2:30 pm

$25

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Female fertility represents a continuous circle of change. We can learn a lot about our potential by exploring the effect of hormones on our bodies, emotions and thoughts. Hormones rise and fall throughout the month like the patterns of a beautiful dance. In this workshop you will create your own fertility cycle mandala and bead ring, with the intent to enhance personal creativity. We’ll look at our own fertility phases to become more conscious of their influence on our daily lives – such as when we feel more inward turning and reflective, when we are feeling more organized and disciplined, when we are feeling more ready to respond to the whispers of creativity.

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with Kumu Malia Helela

Sunday, Nov 24

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$65

FREE to Golden Circle Members

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Experience a uniquely Hawaiian perspective to visiting sacred places with Malia Helelā, our kumu hula (traditionally trained hula teacher), talking us through our visit.
We’ll start our Walk Story at Makapu’u Point on the Eastern tip of O’ahu, feeling the warmth of our life-giving sun, watching for early arriving whales. After our relaxed morning hike and cultural talk, we’ll caravan to Ulupo Heiau, an ancient place of worship in Kailua. Bring your own water picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of trees at Ulupo. The group will provide input for a simple Hawaiian chant that Kumu Malia will craft and teach to everyone.

Ulupo Heiau is one of the oldest structures on O’ahu, constructed of stones passed hand to hand from miles away. Freshwater springs still flow, irrigating lo’i kalo (taro patches) and highlighting the importance of this spiritual center as a source of water, rich resources and mana (energy).

Kumu Malia was a child when her family participated in the restoration of Ulupo Heiau in the 80’s. She continues to malama ‘aina (tend the land) with her young children, supporting her husband’s efforts to grow taro in the traditional Hawaiian way.

Lei Aloha – Beloved Lei

Tuesday, December 10
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
$95

Experience a uniquely Hawaiian perspective to visiting sacred spaces with native Hawaiian practitioner Malia Helela. Learn hula and lei making at beautiful Waimea Valley on O’ahu’s North Shore! Learn to appreciate aspects of nature that you might never notice on your own. See Hawaii with new eyes.

“Ask permission and give thanks – that was the Hawaiian protocol that extended into every aspect of life in nature.” – Nana Veary

The day begins with making our first lei with a native ti leaf. We offer this lei at a Hawaiian place of worship, Hale o Lono Heiau, asking permission to enter the valley. A sense of welcome arises from creating a personal relationship with a place. Carry that perspective forward in your life.

A lei symbolizes life, with beautiful memories and loved ones strung together like flowers in a lei. Weaving our way through Waimea Valley, a traditional home of priests in ancient times, we honor our role as the string that holds the beautiful moments of our lives together.At the boundary between common and priestly land, Malia will offer a chant in Hawaiian to state our peaceful intentions.

On the Great Lawn, we will settle in for a morning of instruction. As an experienced and encouraging kumu hula (hula teacher), Malia will teach even people with two left feet to dance with confidence and grace. You will dance holding the lei kui (lei of flowers) that you strung with your own hands.

If you have ever dreamed of bathing in a mountain pool under a cascading waterfall in Hawai`i, here is your opportunity. Imagine yourself coming upon a beautiful waterfall and mountain pool. As part of our closing ceremony, we will gather in the face of Waimea Falls to weave a single lei hipu`u as an offering of our thanks. Any interested person is welcome to join Kumu Malia in swimming the lei out to the waterfall. Safety is assured with the presence of City & County Lifeguards. Activities include lei making, hula lesson, lecture, ¾ mile walk to Waimea Falls, gift and closing ceremony. After the workshop, participants are welcome to keep their flower lei or release them into the ocean.Price $95 (package deal available when combined wth Sunlit SkiesStill & Moving reserves the right to cancel this event if there are fewer than 4 signups.  Transportation available, please inquire.

Take both Authentic Hawaiian Experiences!

Participate in both Authentic Hawaiian Experiences before and after your Nia Brown Belt:

2 for $295 

malia-headshot-outsideAbout Malia Helela
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.

 

 

Sign Up Now!   with Chungliang Al Huang, professional dancer & Mālia Helelā, Kumu Hula  

 

Tao-of-Aloha-logo-600x600How could these two practices – Tai Ji and Hula – arising out of very different worldviews, be related?  Yet are they really so different? Surely these are two of the Earth’s most grounded movement practices.  Connection with the world of nature is held in common with both. Chungliang discusses some of the basic principles of Tai Ji as a movement form connected from heaven to the earth, the natural elements.  Kumu Hula Mālia Helelā from Still & Moving Center discuss parallels with Hula. Through guided forms of Tai Ji and hula dance, audience members are welcomed into dances of the elements with Master Huang and Kumu Mālia.

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Join Still & Moving Center’s Kumu Hula, Malia Helela, in celebrating 11 years of teaching hula!

This fun and casual event will be an opportunity to see dances that span the last decade of the halau and more. The performance will be in the style of a class, with family and friends gathered to both dance and observe. We will begin with a video presentation of Malia’s teacher, Kumu Hula Pulu’elo Park, giving a blessing to the halau on Feb 1st of 2003.  We will then move gracefully into kahiko (traditional) and ‘auwana (modern) dances.  You may see the same dance done in different styles as we welcome all who know the dances to join in! The goal of this event is to give a glimpse of what it is like to be a part of our halau. No fancy costumes or high brow attitude; just dancing lit from within by the light of aloha.

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With Kumu Hula, Malia Helela

First visit Thomas Square, where Hawaii’s sovereignty was restored after the British take-over called The Paulette Affair in 1843. This will be followed by a trip up to Kaniakapupu, ruins of the summer palace of King Kamehameha III off the Old Pali Highway. Includes insights into Hawaiian history, nature, language and culture. Malia Helela is a traditionally trained Hawaiian hula teacher and chanter who is passionate in her study of Hawaiian history.
Participants use their own cars or contact us 3 days in advance to arrange transportation.

Malia lei hula

About Malia Helela
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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