Thursdays 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Sundays 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Starting March 22, 2020


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In this half hour class, Kumu Malia leads you through voice warm-ups and introduces basic chanting techniques. As you learn chants for various occasions, you assimilate Hawaiian language and culture. The breath work in oli cultivates lung-capacity, vocal strength, clarity and confidence. Price: $10.


Mālia Helelā

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. 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. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.


Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Hula & Oli Classes 
with Kumu Keala Ching 
from the island of Hawai’i

 Saturday, Feb 11

Hula Basic Steps 2:00 – 3:00 pm $25

Hula Dance Class 3:00 – 4:00 pm $30

Oli (chanting) 4:00 – 5:00 pm $30 

$50 for Hula Dance and Oli Class

Hula Basic Steps is an introductory class to the art of hula. Experienced dancers can also refresh their knowledge of the foundations of the dance. Beginners are strongly encouraged to take the Basic Steps class before the Hula Dance Class.

Hula Dance Class: The hula “Ku’u One Hanau e” will be taught. “My place of birth is indeed my foundation! How do I understand the rightful path, if I am not knowledgeable of my place of birth? I must seek the righteous path within myself and I will know how to live. If I am unaware of such a righteous way, I must build my place of birth within, for it is there I will give honor to life.”

Oli Class: The chant “Maluhia” will be taught. “Peace, where is it? Inspired indeed by the arched rainbow, the path of the Higher Spirit. The splendor of the Higher Spirit is seen as the peace resonates from within. Peace is there! Seek never the peace outside of your life, peace is found within. Inspire!” Lyrics

Kumu Keala Ching is a Hawaiian cultural educator, composer, songwriter, and spiritual advisor to many Hawaiian organizations. Under the tutelage of Loea Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Keala has spent many years learning and building his knowledge. Recently he graduated in the ‘uniki rites to be a kumu hula. He is fluent in the Hawaiian language, which he uses as the foundation for teaching all of his students.   He currently lives in Kailua-Kona, where he is Kumu Hula for Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola. As a composer of chants and mele, he travels the world to share hula. Kumu Keala is Co-founder and Executive Director of Na Wai Iwi Ola (NWIO) Foundation. He is also Kumu Hula and cultural advisor to halau in California, Japan and Switzerland.

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