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Embodied Spirituality
Hawaiian Sacred Hula
The Ancient Dance of the Heart

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Like a Breath of Life Exquisitely Embodied

and Expressed in Patterns of Movement

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE WORLD OF ANCIENT HAWA'I

AND THEIR SYSTEM OF LIVING CALLED ALOHA,

THROUGH THEIR ANCIENT FORM OF STORYTELLING

AND SACRED DANCE - HAWAIIAN HULA

WITH ITS ROOTS GOING BACK TO ANCIENT TIMES,

HULA IS THE LIVING HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE HAWAIIAN CULTURE 

HULA IS:

  • therapeutic and sacred dance, with its movements helping you to discover how your body wants to move and low with the natural rhythm of Nature

  • an energy dance, similar to Tai Chi, bringing your energy body and your body, mind and spirit into a calm and balanced place 

  • a spiritual practice, in experiencing the beauty of these ancient chants and the frequency and vibration in the sacred words as a "Living Language" of Positivity, Love, Acceptance and Gratitude, to live a life filled with wonder, rapture - and love for yourself and the world around you

  • an ancient form of storytelling and the living history of the Hawaiian culture,  with the opportunity to come to know and respect who the Hawaiian people are and the world they have lived in for so many generations.  

AS EMBODIED SPIRITUALITY:

❤️Experience being in kinship with Nature and your place within it, interpreting the world that you occupay more fully and authentically in the way your perceive it
 

🧡gently heal your relationship with your body to embrace it in a positive and loving way, no matter your size or shape

💛whatever your ethnic heritage, dogma or age, build body confidence without changing a thing about you

💚Express your creativity in telling stories with your arms and hands and discover your body as an instrument capable of describing the beauty of nature and creation, revealing the sacred in all things 

💙Find your way back to that place of stillness and inner peace within you 

💜Being symbolic of how you move in your world, it enables you to better understand your life, touching you in a way that deepens your understanding of yourself and connecting you to your True Inner Essence and Authentic Self

AND ANYONE CAN DO HULA -- NO PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

KALEONAHENAHEONALANI (KALEO) WHEELER HAS BEEN PRIVILEGED TO HAVE HAD OVER 30 YEARS OF IN DEPTH STUDY AND EXPERIENCE with Kumu Hula (Master Teachers of Hula) and Hawaiian Spirituality Teachers both in Hawai'i and on the Mainland and in sharing these teachings with other women throughout the US and Canada.   With living now in Spartanburg SC, she is sharing them here for you to experience.

AS YOUR HULA INSTRUCTOR, KALEO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT BRINGING WHAT ARE PRICELESS TEACHINGS IN OUR MODERN WESTERN WORLD TO YOU HERE who do not have the opportunity to go to Hawai’i and receive them from Master Teachers there – and to make them affordable to you.  

THERE IS ALSO A PRIVATE HULA 'OHANA (COMMUNITY) WITH THE HALAU HULA PU'UWAI O ALOHA (A School of Traditional Hawaiian Hula) 

It is for any wahine (woman) who is serious and committed to a more in depth study of the Hawaiian culture and Living Aloha through Hula. Under the direction and steerage of Kaleo Wheeler, she navigates the Hula Haumana (students) in their Hula Wa'a (canoe).   We each sit firmly in our place in the wa'a, paddling the waters of life together through weekly classes, access to the library of hulas taught (words, translation, interpretation, music, videos), a private Facebook group, and first choice and discounts for all workshops, retreats and private sessions.  

KALEO WHEELER IS THE DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR OF THE HALAU HULA PU'UWAI O ALOHA. 

She has lived and studied with Master Teachers in Hawai’i since the late 80’s and has an extensive background in the Hawaiian Culture and Hula as Ancient Storytelling.  As a Spiritual Thought Leader and Speaker/Storyteller, she offers learning opportunities to understand and respect the Hawaiian people and their culture and lifestyle and how it can help us in today's world to maintain harmony and balance in all our relationships - with our heart, mind and spirit, the sacred land and the human family. 

 

Kaleo is also a SC Arts Commission Artist in Residence.  She shares a Cultural Awareness Grant Program in presentations and classes to Keiki (children) and young adults in Cultural Awareness Grant Programs through schools, libraries, community centers and private groups.

Testimonials

Dr. Jane Smolnik Boyd,
Naturopath at Ultimate Healing, Asheville NC

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!

Patricia, 
Spartanburg SC

 

Learning to live Aloha has brought profound changes to my life, within a very short time.  The Hawaiian Hula is grounding and balancing to the mind and body - many physical "aches and pain" have been greatly reduced.  My self esteem has increased. Hula is supportive of curvaceous femininity.  I have made peace with my body, finally.  My health and body image are improving day by day.  Experiencing Hula under the direction of Hula Instructor, Kaleo  has definitely enhanced my life’s journey.

Shelly,
Greenville SC

Hula connects its dancers to music, earth, the present, the past and to each other.  it's a way to build body confidence without changing a thing about you...to feel indescribably beautiful in a wholesome natural way...with love and respect as the foundation.

Janice Tuck
Spartanburg SC

This is so beautifully healing.  I am currently in Kaleo's Hula class.  I have always had major, crippling body shame.  I am learning how to move in unison with my innate beauty.  This changes everything."

The Fairforest Elementary School, 4K Kindergarten Class Spartanburg SC

"Auntie Kaleo, You are the best!  Thank you for the special memories.  We really appreciate you coming to our school and teaching us new things.  We loved the books, pictures, stories, dancing and playing the instruments too.  We had so much fun.  Come back again...."            

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