Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 am (HST)
All are welcome to this fun and light-hearted hula class that focuses on “party hula” ‘auwana dances. This class is great for first timers, experienced dancers, or anybody interested in celebrating the Aloha Tuesday spirit through hula! Classes will begin with a warm up and review of basic hula steps. Two songs will be taught per month; one slow and one lively. E hula kākou!
Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā 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.