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Authentic Hawaiian Hula Experience

October 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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.

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.




October 21, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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