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(a correction in the article: Ho'oponopono is not hula. It is one of the most ancient values and practices in the Hawaiian culture to bring peaceful resolution to conflict within the family and between individuals.)
A Non-traditional School of Hawaiian Hula
The Heart of Aloha Center offers a refreshingly different way to help create harmony, well being for women. It is grounded in the ancient Hawaiian culture. The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated group of islands on the planet. Thousands of years ago, it was imperative for them to create a system for them to survive, that enabled them to live in a peaceful co-existence together and to resolve conflict with authentic and positive communication. This system is called Living the Aloha Spirit. We are so fortunate that the Hawaiians are now choosing to share this knowledge and way of living with those of us here on the Mainland. For the last 27 years, Kaleo Wheeler has had the opportunity to live and study with master teachers in Hawai'i and on the mainland to learn about this ancient culture, and to share it with others, especially through their ancient art of storytelling - the Hula. Hula is also called the Hearbeat of the Hawaiian people., and she is now offering classes and sharing these stories as a storyteller in the Southeast US and the Upstate area of SC.
Hula is much more than just a dance form that most people on the mainland believe it to be. It is a sacred dance and Embodied Spirituality. It is a spiritual practice and moving meditation to bring our heart, mind and spirit into balance. The movements are simple for each woman to enjoy her own creative expression; to feel calm, empowered and radiant; and to experience better health, a better body image and self-esteem. As an ancient form of storytelling, it is also about experiencing the insights and values of this ancient culture through the stories found in each of the dances.
Kaleo with her hula sisters at a hula workshop in Kaua'i.
The Heart of Aloha Center and the Halau Pu'uwai O Aloha came out of my own personal journey. In looking for answers to the challenges I was experiencing, especially as a woman and why I was here; I found myself drawn to this ancient way of living in the late 80's, especially with the Hula, which helped my body and spirit to heal from physical and emotional traumas. I felt I had come home. and it has helped me since then in continuing to survive some very hard times - those dark nights of the soul - and in how I live my life on a daily basis. I feel so honored with all that my teachers have shared with me and that I now have the opportunity to share with other women
Upcoming Classes and Workshops in March at the Heart of Aloha Center
in Spartanburg SC
Ongoing Weekly Classes on Tuesday nights
6:15pm - 7:45pm,
An Introductory Workshop in Hula
the 4th Saturday of every month - the next is Saturday, March 24
a prerequisite to join the Tuesday night class
The Workshop is limited to 5 women, so Register early and save your spot
An Introductory Hula Workshop
Saturday, March 31 10:30am to 1:30pm
The Maya Movement Arts
201 Smythe Street
Contact us for more info
In person at the Heart of Aloha Center
Online on Skype