KAHILI PA`A LIMA Workshop Series
Friday, May 22 from 5:30p to 7p
A final, free lecture demonstration providing an introduction and overview of kahili pa`a lima or hand-held kahili that were royal standards and symbols of Hawaiian royalty. This is a requisite to register for the actual making of your own kahili, in two upcoming sessions. Email to studioHAA.kauai@gmail or message us on our Facebook page to request an invitation to the online lecture demo via ZOOM.
KUPU OLA 2020 - Module I (new class)
iThursdays, June 4 to July 23
KUPU OLA 2020 - Module II
Wednesdays, May 20 to July 8
***Enrollment Open, Registration Now Available***
5:30p to 7:30p (HST)
We continue into our second year of offering this unique Hawaiian learning series that highlights fundamental practices, protocols, and chants to support the collective wellbeing of self, community and environment. Kupu Ola provides opportunities that explore customs, kinship, relationships and Hawaiian worldview perspectives that are integral to the continuum of health and life cycles.
The first in the series of four cultural study modules will embark on "A Journey with Hi`iaka" in March. The module consists of 8 weeks that will focus on the oral traditions of oli (chants) and the epic mo`olelo or story of the goddess, Hi`iakaikapoliopele. Enrollment is available for in-house/on-island (Kaua`i) and long distance live-stream learners.
Papa Kupu Ola 2019 - We completed the final module of the Kupu Ola Study Series with a closing ceremony and `aha `aina. Participants had an opportunity to apply chants and protocols that they they had learned throughout the year. They are wearing ceremonial kihei that they each designed and created by using acquired mana`o and methods of la`au kapala.
L-R: Kumu Kehaulani Kekua, Mieko Aoki, Jan Dunn, Sharon Gottfried, Michael DeMotta, Eva Joy Miner Peru, Anuhea Asquith, Maryann Ilnickij, Tara Coyote. Long Distance Learners not pictured include: Adin Kawate, Jennifer Pond, Laola Yoshi, and Erik Harada.
Kupu Ola 2020 will Journey with the Goddess, Hi`iakaikapoliopele! Join us!
Due to COVID19, Studio HA`A will be closed until further notice. However! We are still holding classes for Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai and our series of Kupu Ola Courses ONLINE!
Scroll down to learn more information, and to register for the next Kupu Ola module that begins on May 16! No experience necessary. Please call or email us at for further assistance. Be well, be safe and malama i ke kahi i ke kahi! Mahalo!
Kupu Ola 2020 - Module II *Completion of Module I required
May 20 to July 8, 2020
Due to Covid19 mandates, Livestream Online Only
5:30p to 7:30p HST
Kupu Ola 2020 - Module I
Dates to be announced
Lehua Moewai Copyright Photo by Nate Yuen
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4558 Kukui Street Kapa`a, Kaua`i, HI 96746
Conveniently located .25 mile from the Kapa`a
Bypass Roundabout, Skatepark & Athletic Complex
A traditional hula school established on Kaua`i in 1945 by the late hula master, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau
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