In English and Japanese

Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25

9 am-5:30 pm

$495

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クム・フラ マリア へレラと~ フラの真髄を学ぶ~3日間体験レッスン
2019年11月14(木)~16日(土)午前9時~午後5時30分
参加費:495ドル

In English and Japanese 日本語通訳付き

Whether you are a novice or an established dancer, Kumu Malia’s guidance will encourage full immersion in the cultural background, techniques, inspiration and foundations of the much-admired Hawaiian hula. Create a true connection with the heart of aloha and the land of Hawaii through its unique traditional dance. No prior hula experience necessary.

初心者でも経験豊かなダンサーでも、クム・マリアの手引きにより、多く人々を魅了するハワイアンフラの基礎、インスピレーション、テクニック、文化背景に完全没入します。ユニークな伝統ダンスを通して、ハワイの大地、アロハの心との真の繋がりをみいだしましょう。フラ経験は問いません。

Minimum 5 participants 最低参加人数:5名

For all-inclusive retreat options, including accommodations and meals, please go to: www.hoaheleretreats.com
宿泊・食事、全てを含むリトリート・プランをご希望される方はホアハレ・リトリート ウェブサイトからお申し込みください。 www.hoaheleretreats.com

Create a true connection with the land through Hawaii’s art and beauty. Over 3 full days, experience the many components that make up the revered Hawaiian hula: Hula, oli, language, ceremony, lei making, culture lessons and site visits make up this immersive experience.

ハワイの文化と美しさを通じて、大地と真の繋がりを築きましょう。
3日間にわたり、祟敬されるハワイアンフラの真髄を学び・体験します。
この体験レッスンでは フラ、オリ、言語、儀式、レイメイキング、文化のレッスン、野外訪問(遺跡などの訪問)をご体験いただけます。

Schedule:

Thursday
Session 1 – Morning lesson
Session 2 – Afternoon lesson
Friday
Session 3 – Morning lesson with lei making
Join public hula lessons
Saturday
Session 4 – Morning site visit and lesson
Session 5 – Afternoon lesson with video documentation, photos and closing ceremony

スケジュール:

木曜日
セッション1ー 午前レッスン
セッション2ー 午後レッスン

金曜日
セッション3ー 午前レッスン:レイメイキング
午後 一般フラクラス(アウアナ)に参加

土曜日
セッション4ー 午前 野外訪問&レッスン
セッション5ー 午後レッスン:ビデオ・写真撮影、修了式

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.

 

マリア コ’イ’ウラオカヴァオレフア へレラ のご紹介

クム・マリアは優しい心、情愛のある教え方で世界中の生徒に愛されており、その深い知識、美しい声、このうえなく素晴らしいダンスに誰もが魅了されます。クム・マリアはウニキを経て伝統的に卒業したクム・フラ、ロミロミ従事者・指導者、そしてスティル&ムービングセンターの文化コンサルタントとして活躍しています。

クム・マリア へレラはクム・フラ プルエロ パーク氏の下、2002年にウニキ修了。クム・フラ ケオラ レイクの教えの下、オリ(伝統的ハワイアン・チャント)のトレーニングにも励みました。クム・マリアは乳幼児からクプナ(シニア)まで幅広い層の生徒にフラやオリを教え、自身のハラウ(教室)ナ・フラ・オラ・アロハを指揮しています。クム・マリアは個人的にも何千ともいうハワイ在住のフラ生徒達を指導してきました。それに付け加え、何年にもわたり、多くの日本からのフラ講師も指導してきました。その講師達もそれぞれ日本でクム・マリアの系統のフラ・スタイル、メゾット、哲学、指針を貫き、何百人という生徒を指導しています。

クム・マリアにとって、フラとロミロミへの取り組みは全く別ではなく、それぞれが相互しあい、一体となっているものだと考えます。20年のロミロミ実績をもとに、ロミロミ、フラ、プレ、オリ、レイ・メイキングをおり組んだ128時間のマッサージ・カリキュラム “プアナ・ロミロミ” を企画・展開しました。

カ・パ・オ・ロノプハのメンバーで、特にロミ・アエやハキ・キノの要素、ラ’アウ ラパ’アウやホ’オポノポノに重点をおいた、ハワイ原住民のヒーリング治療の伝統を共有する事にも携わってきました。また、リカバリー中の女性のために文化的ヒーリングクラスを提供している救世軍のウーマンズ・ウェイ・プログラムでロミロミの指導を定期的に行っています。

ハワイ文化大使・ゲストスピーカーとして、リーワード・コミュニティーカレッジ、ハワイ・ヨガ・インスティテゥート、アウトリガー・リーフ・オン・ザ・ビーチ、ミッドパシフィック・インスティテゥート、ハワイ・パシフィック大学、マノア・コテージ、ホノルル・ユースシアター、その他多数の中高生をはじめとした国際グループ、そしてスティル&ムービングセンターにおいて、講演してきた実績もあります。
現在、クム・マリア へレラはカヴァへヴェへとカリア地域を中心とした歴史的小説・三部作の研究・著作に取り組んでいます。クム・フラとロミロミ従事者として、常に“アイナ”~大地に基盤とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

Thursday to Saturday, March 5-7, 2020

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

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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!

The training will be led in both English and Japanese

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

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.

The shoulders and the hips form the 4 corners of the body. This particular lomilomi training, entitled “Corners of the Body,” weaves in deeper work for the large joints of the shoulders and hips.  These four corners mark the boundaries of the core body and its vital organs.

This “Corners of the Body” 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 compressed into a single  16 hours weekend intensive. 

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.

 

 

Saturdays 5:45 – 7 pm

(doors lock @ 5:40 pm)

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This class is for de-stressing and re-balancing our energy. This combined yoga practice will renew and ready us for a calm evening, good night’s sleep and clear day ahead. Our Restorative Yoga will use a variety of postures supported with props, such as chairs, bolsters, blankets and straps to experience a deep body relaxation. We move our spine in all directions, alternately stimulating and soothing our organ systems. We reverse the effects of gravity, returning the fluids to our upper body and enhancing heart function. Reducing muscle tension and fatigue, as well as improving digestion, we provide a supportive environment to relax the body. We end with Yoga Nidra as a very powerful way to still the mind. It is not necessary to concentrate. Simply listen to the instructions, follow them mentally, and refrain from sleeping. Yoga Nidra can calm the mind and elevate our spirit.

Paula Celzo

Taking yoga with Paula gives you a deep feeling of participating in something sacred and good for the soul, beyond just a healthy physical activity.

Paula started finding her Yogic path through the practice of asanas. In 2015, she encountered the “Bhagavad Gita” which led her to a deeper understanding of what Yoga truly is. Her lifestyle of study and practice incorporates: Vedic scriptures, kirtan, asanas, and meditation brought her to sharing her experience through teaching.

After completing her 200RYT at Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh, India, Paula took her 36hr Yoga Nidra teacher training with Mary Bastien, Jennifer Reuter and Brenda Kwon. She completed Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez. All the while she continues to practice under the guidance of her primary teacher, Yogi Charu.

Thursday to Saturday, Dec 19-20-21, 2019

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

Sign up now!

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!

The training will be led in both English and Japanese

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

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 “Grounded and Growing”, places emphasis on the limbs of the body and introduces some basic lāʻau lapaʻau herbal healing practices. We will prepare herbal remedies commonly used in lomilomi, such as teas and infusions, and also make a healing salve.

This “Grounded and Growing” 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 compressed into a single  16 hours weekend intensive.

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.

 

 

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Price: Your class payment option + $4 at the door

Experience the Joy of Movement! Come and move with the infectiously vibrant International Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb! One of the amazing talents of a fabulous teacher like Winalee is her ability to make the Nia class easy for first-time beginners and exciting for people with decades of experience.

Public class times in September are:
Sep 16  11 am – 12 pm
Sep 17 11 am – 12 pm
Sep 18 11 am – 12 pm
Sep 19  5:45-6:45pm
Sep 20 11 am – 12 pm
Sep 21 12:15-1:15pm
Sep 22  10:30-11:30

Winalee Zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

Fall series: Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2019 (every Sunday except Oct 13)

Participation in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children will learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children will learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei.

3-6 years old Sundays, 8:30-9:15 am

7-12 years old – Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am

Price: $230 Fall series

$20 drop-in (only for first two sessions)

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3-6 years old – My First Hula Class  Sundays, 9:15-9:45am

This class is geared towards keiki who are new to taking formal classes. Kumu Malia’s warm and inclusive style of teaching ensures that each keiki feels right at home. This 30 minute class includes hula basics as well as hula dances that are fun and engaging. 

Families are welcome and encouraged to observe the class as we take frequent hug breaks.

Price: Fall series, $195 

$20 drop-in (only for first two sessions)

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Students will perform in our annual Merry & Bright Celebration on Sunday, December 15th, 5-7 pm.

 

Malia HelelaKumu Hula Mālia Helelā

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from her teacher, Pulu’elo Park. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli (sacred chants).  Kumu Malia has an affinity for teaching young children.  For the last decade she has developed lessons specific to infants, toddlers and preschool aged keiki. She also enjoys sharing classic hula and songs with the elderly. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

 

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays  5:45 pm.

Focus on building your strength in a variety of areas: legs, bottom, low back, abdomen and upper body. Using vinyasa flow yoga with dynamic movement and stretches, you warm the body up, increasing flexibility and mobility. With static stretches and holds, you lengthen muscles out. Barre and Pilates elements target your balance, stamina and coordination. Strengthen your core in a dynamic closing sequence that will leave you feeling energized and strong.

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Kendra Gillis

You know the friendly/sassy brunette at the front desk with all the tats? The one who laughs and sympathizes and celebrates with you? Guess what! Kendra is also an accomplished yogini with A Yogi 500 hours of RYT yoga teacher training. Beyond that she holds a Masters in Wellness Coaching, which she uses to coach individuals and create wellness plans for corporations.

Always hungry for more training and deeper understanding,Kendra has also earned certifications in: Personal Training through Fitness Mentors; AIReal Yoga; Barre Fitness through BarreAbove; Turbokick; Zumba and Nia. 

As Kendra’s client, you will find her to be an attentive listener who quickly arrives at the right plan for your wellness needs. As Kendra’s student in class, you will get thorough, detailed instruction with proper body alignment. Kendra helps you get centered, focused and gain a positive outlook!

with Eva Alewa Geueke

$59

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Elegant walking is not only beautiful but also efficient and healthy!

This workshop will relax and organize the many bones in the feet, strengthen the ankles and set the hip joints and knees in right relationship with the  feet and pelvis. In walking we coordinate many joints together, from the circles that the feet make, to the hip joint and shoulder circles, to the uprightness of the spine and the clarity of the head resting on top of it. Efficient and elegant walking requires an elasticity from the feet to the neck and vice versa. We learn how to let go of unnecessary holding and unconscious stiffening.

Eva Alewa Geueke

Students appreciate Eva’s sincere care for their health and excellence on every level. Her range of personal experience in various moving art forms and her understanding of the workings of the human body in motion are both vast. She studied Dance in Holland at prestigious Rotterdam’s Dance Academie and then In NYC. She has a wide range of different dance forms she trained in: Ballet, Modern Dance, Post Modern Dance/Release Technique, Axis Syllabus, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, African Dance and currently Hula to name the most important.

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and therefore, herself forever. Since completing the 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training in 1987 she has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally in thousands of private sessions, week long seminars, many hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

Eva loves to share her knowledge and love for conscious movement to help people to improve and excel in all areas of their lives. She taught Yoga Aerobics® in NYC in the 80’s before getting to know the Feldenkrais Method. Eva is a teacher of Contemporary dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a Capoeirista (Brazilian martial arts), WaveContinuum and a choreographer.

 

In English and Japanese

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Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18

9 am to 5  pm

$470

For hula teachers, this 3-Day immersion will deepen your connections to the foundations of hula and enhance your hula teaching skills. It may also qualify you for further mentoring under Kumu Malia.

Over 3 full days, experience many components of the revered Hawaiian hula tradition. Dance, oli, Hawaiian language, ceremony, lei-making, connection to nature, history and culture lessons as well as visits to sacred sites make up this immersive experience. Create a true connection with the heart of aloha and the land of Hawaii through its unique traditional dance.

Schedule:

Thursday 
Session 1 – Opening ceremony, morning lesson with hula choreography
Session 2 – Afternoon lesson with hula choreography
Friday 
Session 3 – Morning lesson with lei making
Public hula classes
Saturday 
Session 4 – Morning site visit
Session 5 – Afternoon lesson with video documentation, photos and closing ceremony

Minimum 5 participants

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


Kumu Malia Helela’s 2 year Hula Mentorship Program

This 3-day intensive can be taken as a springboard to a 2 year mentorship program. Throughout this immersion, Kumu Malia will assess with students their suitability and interest in enrollment for her 2 year mentorship. All applicants will be required to send a letter explaining their hula experience and the reasons they are interested in the program.

Starting in the fall of 2019, Kumu Malia will teach installments of the mentorship program twice a year, in the Autumn and the Spring – usually near the March and September equinoxes. In addition to deeper training in hula and Hawaiian culture, Kumu Malia will help mentees to discover Hawaiian names for themselves.  If they already have a Hawaiian name, she will explore deeper meanings behind their names.

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.

 

Sign up now!

Price: Your class payment option + $4 at the door

Experience the Joy of Movement! Come and move with the infectiously vibrant International Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb! One of the amazing talents of a fabulous teacher like Winalee is her ability to make the Nia class easy for first-time beginners and exciting for people with decades of experience.

 

March 27  5:45pm
March 28  5:45pm
March 29  11:00am + 7:00pm
March 30 12:15pm
March 31  10:30am

Winalee Zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!


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