Mālia Helelā

Mālia Helelā – Kumu Hula & Lomilomi Trainer

As a kumu hula and lomilomi massage practitioner and trainer, Mālia looks to the ‘āina, the land, for grounding and inspiration.

An amazing Hawaiian hula class teacher, Kumu Mālia simultaneously plays the ‘ukulele, dances, cues her students’ steps, sings in a lovely voice and translates Hawaiian into English. It’s a wonder to behold and a joy to dance to! Even more importantly, Mālia’s students experience a deep sense of welcome. Preserving the lineage of her teachers, Kumu Mālia grounds her dancing in traditional steps, songs and rhythms, while also composing original Hawaiian songs, chants and choreography. Come experience an authentic Hawaiian hula class, in person or online. 

Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā strives to live a life of grace. Her hula hālau, or school, named Nā Hula Ola Aloha, meets at Still & Moving Center. Completing her ‘ūniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to elders, kupuna. Mālia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chanting) under Kumu Hula John Keola Lake.

Mālia’s mother gave baby Mālia massage from birth. As a teenager, Mālia began her formal training in lomilomi massage earning her license from the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998. She teaches that the foundations of hula and lomilomi massage are the same: moving harmoniously with the beautiful Hawaiian environment.

As an ambassador and guest lecturer of Hawaiian culture, Kumu Mālia Helelā frequently officiates at events and delivers presentations, such as for Leeward Community College, the Hawaii Yoga Institute, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Mid Pacific Institute, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Manoa Cottage, Honolulu Theater for Youth, Gandhi International Institute for Peace, groups of international middle and high school students, and of course Still & Moving Center.

Mālia became a recording artist in 2020, bringing out her first album. “Keiki Hula Love” consists of original songs for children. She is currently researching and writing a trilogy of historic novels centered on the Kawehewehe and Kalia areas of Waikiki. You can experience Mālia’s exuberant love for her homeland and culture whenever you take a Hawaiian hula class, a training or a lomilomi massage from her!

Upcoming Events

Mar 07, 2021 March 7, 2021, - April 25, 2021,
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Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 + April 11, 18, 25  2021 (No class on Easter, April 4) May Day Event on May 1, 2021Price: $130 Drop-in $17 (allowed only May 7 and May 14) Keiki Hula 3-6 Year Olds: Sundays 8:30 am – 9:15 amKeiki Hula 7-12 Year Olds: Sundays 9:30 am – 10:30 amEnrolling your […]

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Apr 10, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Translated to Japanese by Eriko Jones 4 - Saturdays in April4:30 - 6:00 pm (HST)  $65/each or $200 for all 4 workshops April 3   - Intro to ʻŌlelo: Hawaiian vocabulary for Lei Making  April 10 - Intro to Lei Making - Demonstration of 4 styles of Lei Making April 17 - Intro to Oli - […]

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Apr 13, 2021 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Positive Intelligence (PQ) is a comprehensive program for developing mental fitness. Our mental fitness allows us to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset.

Mental fitness helps us get out of the ways that we habitually sabotage ourselves and instead cultivate our inner sage who sees opportunity in anything life throws at us. PQ (Positive Intelligence) enhances our career, our relationships and our sense of peace and wellbeing in the world.

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Apr 17, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Translated to Japanese by Eriko Jones 4 - Saturdays in April4:30 - 6:00 pm (HST)  $65/each or $200 for all 4 workshops April 3   - Intro to ʻŌlelo: Hawaiian vocabulary for Lei Making  April 10 - Intro to Lei Making - Demonstration of 4 styles of Lei Making April 17 - Intro to Oli - […]

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Apr 18, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm HST/7:30-8:30pm PST $35  20% Discount for Golden Circle members  Realizing the importance of healing with sound, Baba Doc has created the Healing Sound Bath, using a variety of percussion instruments, each with a unique voice and energy to create an experience that promotes relaxation, stress relief, […]

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Apr 24, 2021 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Saturday April 24, 202112:45 - 3:15 pm HST Day 2: Sun, Apr 25 9:45am -1:15pm HST Day 1: $49Day 2: $69 Both (2) workshops: $110 Golden Circle members 20% off each single workshopIn this first part of the 2-day workshop, we focus on how our breath relates to spinal health.  Most people have limited knowledge […]

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Apr 24, 2021 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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Earth Day Meditation – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Lizabeth Kashinsky  Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:15 - 2:45 pm HST Workshop by donation (for Malama Learning Center) We invite you to take a sacred pause to join us in celebration of Earth Day, honoring and deepening our connections to our beautiful planet. We will come together […]

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Apr 24, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Translated to Japanese by Eriko Jones 4 - Saturdays in April4:30 - 6:00 pm (HST)  $65/each or $200 for all 4 workshops April 3   - Intro to ʻŌlelo: Hawaiian vocabulary for Lei Making  April 10 - Intro to Lei Making - Demonstration of 4 styles of Lei Making April 17 - Intro to Oli - […]

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Apr 25, 2021 9:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Day 2: Sunday April 25, 20219:45 am - 1:15 pm HST Day 1: Sat, Apr 24  12:45-3:15pm HST Day 1: $49Day 2: $69 Both(2) workshops: $110 Golden Circle members 20% off each single workshopFrom Saturday’s lessons, we continue to expand on breathing and add the theme of fascia. In addition to Feldenkrais lessons, we also […]

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Jun 07, 2021 June 7, 2021, - June 28, 2021,
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Mondays, June 7-14-21-28, 2021 4:30 - 8:30 pm HST Price: $395  20% discout to Golden Circle members In English ONLYPre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to Kumu Mālia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo! Navigating Through Time - This lomilomi training places […]

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