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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!
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Saturday, May 13th, 2017 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Pupu potluck

Your $10+ donation gratefully received 

Each year, Kumu Hula Malia Helela chooses a theme for all hula classes taught at Still & Moving Center. This year, it is gratitude for family. Just as we string flowers one after the other onto a common thread, our hula dancers are flowers that are joined by a collective gratitude for family and tradition.

Our students range in age from preschoolers in keiki hula halau to gracious, silver-haired  ladies in our lunchtime Aloha Hula classes. The groups will perform both traditional and modern styles of hula.  

The halau will greatly appreciate your generous donation of $10+. This event is a hula fundraiser for travel and costuming expenses.


 

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i! Join Na Hula Ola Aloha and celebrate Lei Day through music and dance. Kumu Malia’s hula dancers will make your heart happy! 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.


Please arrive early to find parking in neighborhood and stroll to Still & Moving.

 

Because of the many dancers, space is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your place.

 

 

with Kumu Mālia Helelā

 $12 in advance /$15 at the door
Keiki 11 and under, $8 in advance /$10 at the door
Free for Golden Circle Members
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May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i! Join Na Hula Ola Aloha and celebrate Lei Day through music and dance. A vegetarian potluck will precede performances by Kumu Malia’s hula dancers. Students range in age from babies and toddlers in our Seated Baby Hula Classes to the gracious ladies in our Aloha Friday Hula Classes.

$12 early bird / $15 at the door (Keiki 11 and under, $8 early bird / $10 at the door)

Free for Golden Circle Members

Because of the many dancers, space is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your place.

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