Hula & Hawaiian Culture

Hula & Hawaiian Culture

From wherever you may come, at our wellness and cultural center in Hawaii you experience the genuine kindness and friendship of aloha, one of the fundamental values of Hawaiian culture. We also infuse a deep love of the land, the ‘aina, into all of our choices to live sustainably, in concert with our natural environment. We are fortunate to have a kumu hula, a traditionally trained cultural practitioner, named Mālia Helelā, overseeing every aspect of our Hawaiian cultural program and officiating at special events, both at Still & Moving and in the community.

To deepen your understanding of Hawaii, Kumu Mālia offers fascinating “Walk Story” tours of Waikiki, from which visitors learn the deep cultural significance of the area from a historical perspective. She also introduces visitors to Waimea Valley on the North Shore, where she teaches traditional protocols for entering sacred space, how to make a lei (garland) from fallen leaves, and the cultural significance of the valley. She offers her group the chance to gift their lei at the base of the waterfall, and swim in the water themselves! Kumu Mālia also offers workshops called Palena sharing traditionally-informed styles of Hawaiian resource management as well as Kāheahea Hawaiian hospitality training.

Born and raised in Hawaii, and a long-time student of hula, Doris Morisaki offers “Aloha Sparkle” to several of our online classes in Japanese, giving students Hawaiian factoids, interesting bits of local history, language and culture.

Folks locally and around the world return again and again to enjoy Hula dancing, Hawaiian chanting, called ‘Oli,  Hawaiian ‘Ōlelo (language) for Hula, and ‘Ukulele Strumming.

If you are interested in joining one of our celebrated hula dancing classes online, contact our Hawaii based wellness and cultural center today to get signed up!

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    This class is for 7 to 12 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 11 to Dec 11, 2022 (no class Sep 25 & Nov 27, 2022)Sundays, 9:15-10:15 am Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230   Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Sep 15, 2022 September 15, 2022, - December 15, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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    This class is for 3 to 6 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2022 (no class Sep 22 & Nov 24, 2022) Thursdays, 4:00- 4:45 pm Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230  Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Oct 05, 2022 October 5, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Oct 5 to Dec 16,   40 hour courseNow Accepting Applications! Contact: douglas@academyofmindfulmovement.com  The Academy of Mindful Movement trains Instructors and Coaches from the athletic, performance, exercise, recreational and therapeutic worlds to teach their disciplines Mindfully.Join experienced movement coaches and teachers from around the globe at the Academy of Mindful Movement for live, highly interactive Level 1 Training, […]

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Oct 28, 2022 October 28, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:Oct 28 to Dec 16  (no class Nov 25)Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus tax Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Merry & Bright celebration in December, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This […]

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Oct 29, 2022 October 29, 2022, - December 17, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Nov 01, 2022 November 1, 2022, - December 13, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Nov 05, 2022 November 5, 2022, - December 10, 2022,
HI United States
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Dec 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dec 18, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunday, December 18, 2022  1:30 - 3:30 pm  HST  Price: $35 20% Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Together we will make: Hand Rolls Mini Spinach Quiches Crostinis with mozzarella or burrata, tomato and basil Truffles Looking for inspiration for quick and easy party foods for the holiday? Join in from your home kitchen […]

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Dec 21, 2022 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesday, December 21, 20228:30 - 9:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time 日本時間:12月22日(水)3:30 - 4:30pm (JPN) Click here to calculate your timezone (日本語:下記参照) Join us for a night of song, contemplation, and reflection as Malia Helela soulfully leads this sing-along, promoting peace within all participants, with the intention to extend this peace to all beings. All songs […]

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