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5 Sundays: May 19 to June 16, 2019

5 – 8 pm

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

Plus: Summer Solstice Dawn Hi’uwai, Ocean Cleansing June 22

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family. 

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training 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 also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei-making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, entitled “Moving through Space”, focuses on the skeletal system and the movement of bones in lomilomi treatments and hula.

This “Moving Through Space” lomilomi massage training is one of 8 complementary training programs, each 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprises her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage. Malia will give this current training over a period of 5 Sundays.

Participants will delight in a final activity of a Summer Solstice Dawan Hi’uwai: ocean cleansing on June 22.

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 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.

 

 

with Malia Helela, kumu hula

Thursday to Saturday, Nov 15-16-17, 2018

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

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The training will be taught in both English and Japanese.

For all-inclusive retreat options, including accommodations and meals, please go to: www.hoaheleretreats.com

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family.

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training 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 also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei-making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, focused on “Finding Your Voice”, helps you to develop your voice that is heard as well as your intuitive, inner voice.  We will explore various kinds of Hawaiian prayers and participants will learn to compose prayers for their own use. Prayer is common to all lomilomi lineages. It connects us to the divine and to the ancestors, and acknowledges that healing comes through us and not from us.

“Finding Your Voice”, is one of 8 complementary lomilomi massage training programs, each 16 hours long. Malia will give this current “Voice” training compressed  into a single weekend intensive, 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprise her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage.

 

 


Kumu 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 Pulu’elo Park, Kumu Hula,  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 John Keola Lake, Kumu Hula. She has received her advanced lomilomi training from Kumu Keola Chan. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

 

 

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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.

About Mālia:

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.

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Pre Nia White Belt Event.
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 you walk through a lush valley. Add the joy of learning a hula dance and making a beautiful lei of native plant materials…what a day!
Experience a uniquely Hawaiian perspective to visiting sacred spaces with native Hawaiian practitioner Malia Helela, who is also a Nia Blue Belt. Learn hula and flower 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.
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.
Be sure to also catch Kumu Malia’s Equinox Ocean Clensing at Sunrise Event!

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.

 

 

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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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.

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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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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