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Hawaiian Hula for Healing Workshop with Malia Helela, Kumu Hula
May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$79 per person
$49 children under 14
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Celebrating the long-standing relationship between Japan’s Imperial Family and the Kingdom of Hawaii, we welcome our Golden Week visitors to savor some Hawaiian healing.
The process of healing unfolds in many steps. Drawing on lessons of hula, lei making, lomilomi, ceremony and oli (chanting), students weave healing practices into a tailored treatment that addresses body, mind and spirit.
The activity is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor. Our native Japanese translator, Eriko Jones, has a decade of experience in Hawaiian practices with Kumu Malia.
このアクティビティはロミロミ従事者、文化アドバイザーであり、伝統的訓練を受けたクム・フラ マリア へレラにより導かれます。ハワイアン文化に精通し、クム・マリアの通訳を１０年勤めてきた 絵里子 ジョーンズが日本語通訳を担当します。
- Discover a new perspective through the eyes of a traditionally trained teacher of Hawaiian dance, chanting and massage, who has also been licensed by the State as a massage therapist for the last twenty years.
- Learn about the historical highlights and evolution of the Hawaiian traditional arts of Hula and Oli
- Practice simple, traditional Hawaiian lomilomi self-massage techniques
- Hands-on massage techniques also encouraged and practiced – Observation-only also possible if requested
- Make connections between traditional & contemporary healing practices and their relation to overall health and well-being
- Practice and reflect on the meditative joy of lei-makng
- Suitable for all ages
- Option to attend 2 public hula classes on Sunday, May 5th
＊ ハワイアン・ダンス、チャント、マッサージ（ハワイ州認定マッサージセラピスト/２０年の経験）の伝統的訓練を受け, ハワイ文化に深く精通するクム・フラならではの深い導きにより新たな認識を得れるでしょう。
Optional Classes, Sunday May 5th (additional $20/class)
1-2 pm – Hula Auana (Modern Style) フラ・アウアナ（モダンスタイル）
2-3 pm Hula Kahiko Basics (Beginners Welcome) 古典フラ・初級（初心者歓迎）
Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā
Kumu Mālia is beloved by students around the globe for her kind heart and loving style of teaching, not to mention her deep knowledge, beautiful voice and exquisite dancing. She is a traditionally graduated kumu hula and lomilomi massage practitioner/trainer, as well as a cultural consultant for Still & Moving Center.
Malia Helela completed her hula ʻuniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluʻelo Park in 2002, and studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. Malia has been teaching both practices ever since to a wide range of students, from infants to kupuna, and leading her halau (school), Nā Hula Ola Aloha. Kumu Malia has personally taught thousands of hula students in Hawaii. Additionally, the many Japanese hula teachers whom she has trained over the years teach hundreds of their own students in Japan using the style, method and philosophy of Kumu Malia’s hula lineage.
Kumu Malia considers her hula practice and lomilomi practice to be two parts of the same whole. From her 20 years of lomi experience, she developed a 128 hour massage training program of her own called Puana Lomilomi, based on the intertwined practices of lomilomi, hula, pule, oli and lei-making.
As a member of Ka Pā o Lonopūhā, Malia participates in the sharing of native Hawaiian healing arts that focus specifically on lomi aʻe and elements of haki kino, laʻau lapaʻau and hoʻoponopono. Malia regularly teaches lomilomi for the Salvation Armyʻs Womenʻs Way program representing their cultural healing classes for women in recovery.
As an ambassador and guest lecturer of Hawaiian culture, Malia has delivered presentations for Leeward Community College, the Hawaii Yoga Institute, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Mid Pacific Institute, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Manoa Cottage, Honolulu Theater for Youth, numerous groups of International middle and high school students and Still & Moving Center. Kumu Mālia Helelā is currently researching and writing a trilogy of historic novels centered on the Kawehewehe and Kalia area. As a kumu hula and lomilomi practitioner, she looks to the ‘āina (the land) for grounding and inspiration.