Healing with Hula
A Weekly Meditative Practice
Saturday Morning 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Joi Natural Wellness & Apothecary 86 Orchard park drive, Greenville SC
$15 per class
Hula is the indigenous dance of the Hawaiian people. It is also an energy dance and a meditative practice.
It is similar in some ways to Chinese Tai Chi, with its flowing and fluid movement, harmonizing the body, mind and spirit and helping you to have a better relationship with your body and body image.
It is different in how it is also very creative and spiritual in expressing the ancient stories of Hawai’i and Living Aloha through the movements of the arms and hands.
As you learn the different hula, like the forms in Tai Chi, they become a meditative practice, helping you to decompress, relax, feel calm and connect to your inner wisdom. It allows you to take time out of the daily Pilikia (trauma and drama) that is so much a part of today's world, bringing you back to a place of joy and harmony - to Living Aloha.
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“I love how hula makes me feel....so relaxed and at peace....The Spirit of Aloha just comes into my soul and lifts me....It is so wonderful, to learn the culture of Hawai'i through this moving meditation....It makes me feel beautiful
And you do not have to be Hawaiian to experience hula or have any dance experience. Whatever your ethnic heritage or dogma, it provides a way for you to interpret the world that you occupy more fully and authentically in the way you perceive it. And it can inform you of the positive way in which you regard your body, no matter the size or shape, as an instrument capable of describing the beauty of creation. In this way, it reveals the sacred in all things.
Private Sessions Are Also Available 60 Minutes - $89
Classes and private sessions are usually held in person at the River House in the Glendale Shoals area of East Spartanburg SC. They are now being held virtually online through Zoom and in person at the Joi Natural Wellness & Apothecary in Greenville SC.
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"Hula is a gift to be shared because it can do so much to heal, cheer, and cleanse the soul. Hula is for the soul. There are many people who can derive happiness and joy from the hula, just as they derive joy and happiness from other activities. But hula is more….It can free the mind and unburden the soul, allowing for the creativity of expression that can be highly spiritual in nature."
-Aunty Aloha Dalire, Kumu Hula
“The hula is Hawai’i. The hula is the history of our country. The hula is a story itself if it’s done right. And the hula, to me, is the foundation of life. It teaches us how to live, how to be. It is the ability to create one’s inner feelings and no one else’s.”
-Uncle George Na'ope, Kumu Hula
"I was thrilled to discover the beauty and sacredness of the Hawaiian Hula and it’s traditions! It is like a moving, flowing, dancing meditation, honoring Life, Love and the Great Spirit. Kaleo is a wonderful dedicated teacher with much passion for sharing the tradition with the stories, chants, and beautiful dance. I want to keep learning more hulas as each seems to be more beautiful and inspiring!"
-Dr. Jane Smolnik Boyd. Naturopath at Ultimate Healing, Asheville NC