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Waikiki Walk Story with Kumu Mālia Helelā

May 29, 2023, @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am HST

Monday, May 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

$49 (under 14yrs)

Connect with the ‘āina for a walking tour bordering Waikīkī beach from Waikiki Walls to Kalia. Offer ho’okupu (gifts/offerings) and learn about healing practices of the area.

Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe and 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.

This walk story begins at the Gandhi statue in front of the zoo. Link on Google Maps


– The walk is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor
– The activity can be simultaneously translated to Japanese upon request. Additional fees apply. Please, contact info@stillandmovingcenter.com for more info.
– Discover a new perspective of the area through the eyes of a traditional healer and cultural practitioner
– Re-imagine Waikiki it in its original natural incarnation
– Learn about aloha ‘aina
– Walk approximately 2 miles with stops

What to Bring
– Suitable shoes for walking
– Water bottle
– Sunscreen

What to know
– All ages are welcome, but you must be able to be on your feet for two hours and walk up to two miles in potentially inclement weather.

Malia Helela


Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā strives to live a life of grace. Her halau (hula school), which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Mālia studied oli under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She began her formal training in lomilomi massage 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. Mālia has become a respected and beloved cultural practitioner in Hawaii.

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May 29, 2023,
9:00 am - 11:00 am HST
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