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February 2 - April 26, 2020 (no class on Easter, April 12).
12 weeks plus Final May Day performance Sun, May 3.
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. Some classes may learn to use implements, such as the ipu (gourd drum).Find out more »
Rather than an in-depth lomlomi training, this is a stand-alone event for you to enjoy on a single day. Lomilomi, like all forms of healing, is an unfolding process of many steps, and this would be a good first step! Kumu Malia’s Puana approach to lomilomi focuses on settling the nervous system and integrating all parts of the body into one. Drawing on lessons from hula and lei making, students weave lomilomi massage techniques into a tailored treatment that addresses body, mind and spirit.Find out more »
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 flower lei …what a day!
This walk story begins and ends at Waimea Falls, on the North Shore of Oahu. Waimea Valley is located on the right-hand side past Waimea Bay Beach parking lot.Find out more »
Thursday to Saturday, March 5-7, 2020
The training will be led in both English and Japanese.
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 of the body enclose all of the bodyʻs vital organs.Find out more »
Ancient wisdom for today’s leaders managing natural resources Island style:
Living on the earthʻs most isolated landmass, early Hawaiians adapted and thrived by managing their precious resources. This management style has at its core a traditional healing prayer that provides direction, bringing all aspects of life into alignment. An easy walk to Ala Moana Beach Park, the activity will take place under the shade of a tree by the beach...
Connect with the ‘āina for a walking tour along Kalia Road and Waikīkī beach. Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe, the surrounding fishponds and healing springs that were filled in the 1920s. This thoughtful and insightful walk will challenge participants to seek traces of healing and recovery in the surrounding land and within each individual. Practicing aloha ‘āina, litter collection bags will be provided for light cleanup along the way...Find out more »
Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25. 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.
The training will be led in the following languages:
English and Japanese