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Ulu Ka ‘Ōhiʻa

Hula-Consciousness Seminar 

 (Papa Haʻehaʻe - Level 1)


Happy news! 

If youʻve ever wanted to learn hula or probe into the alchemy of hula ritual...Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa is for YOU!

This course is appropriate for all skill levels and multiple age groups. 

Next course in Fall 2021 with Translation English-German!

Nächster Kurs im Herbst 2021 mit Englisch-Deutsch Übersetzung

News will be posted here as soon as awailable or

Email me to be informed:

Nächster Kurs im Herbtst / Next course in fall!


“Ulu Ka ‘Ōhi‘a a Lau Ka Wai”

ʻŌhiʻa spreads...water is profound!


Hula is the profound dance of environmental kinship.  Our ancient chants say that when we HULA we are in communion with our nature-selves...we are in sacred exchange with the tree people, the people in the dirt, the volcano people, the cloud people, & the mountain people. Indeed, the very elements that we dance & chant about are also IN US!  

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You can expect:


* the cosmology of hula


* hula & related mythologies


* the study of the mele as a treasure chest of information


* hula art

You will learn:


* hula images in the land, ocean and sky

 * hula ‘aiha’a as ritual hula


* hula and wahi pana 

* basic Hawai‘i language

through mele hula 

* how we relate to the hula process in our daily lives

And don't forget!


* the function of Laka, Pele, Hiʻiaka and related environmental deities and an examination of “who” these energies are in the natural environment 

* hula vegetation & sea life as manifestations of hula images

Nächster Kurs im Herbst! Next cours in fall!

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Learner Reflections

"I could feel the beauty and the greatness of nature more."

"I began to look at myself, and all my other connections more deeply (my own reflection, family, companion, plants, and community)"

"The existence of friends who connect through learning is great. Even if I can only meet online, I can feel the connection. I don't know what it is yet, but I feel relieved."


Who can enroll in Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa?

YOU...of course!!

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Ulu Ka ‘Ōhi‘a is OPEN to ANYONE who has a desire and curiosity to learn about environmental kinship through hula. I joyfully invite ALL learners:

*   from 8 years of age to 108 years

*   male, female, the sacred union of both,  binary, non-gender

*   adults & youth

*   with NO HULA experience or Hālau affiliations

*   kumu, kumu hula, beginners & advance

*   who have a willingness to learn chants, hula, and hula ritual


Keiki are youth 8-17 years - If interested, please contact Piliaka

Nächster Kurs im Herbst! / Next course in fall!



*Reliable access to internet

*Email address where we can reach and where you can receive Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa updates and information

*Practice paʻū - a paʻū from a previous class or a pareu/wrap to cover waist & thighs (We will be making a class paʻū LATER)

*Hawaiian Dictionary (hard copy or digital access to

*notebook, binder to take care of all your mele


The cost for this 9 month course is $2,673 (including online content, audios, pdf and instructional information,  monthly LIVE sessions, and Jams).  You are paying for 9 months of engagement in Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa.  We do not refund you for months you do not attend/access the material.  You have the choice to self-pace.  You have access to this course for 1 WHOLE year after this course ends.

1 ADULT = $2,673 for 9 months.  SAVE $267.30 by paying $2,673.00 in advance;

You can also pay monthly if this is easier for you.  We charge a convenience fee of 10% for this service.  If you choose this option, your monthly contribution is a $326.70.

Other Information

No Huaka’i (excursion) or Hawaiʻi residency (Hawai’i Seminar), will be held during the global pandemic. If the situation changes, we will inform you.


Contact Information 

Students from Europe please contact Piliaka to register or for questions.  MAHALO!

Nächster Kurs im Herbst! Next course in fall!

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Class Overview

This is an ONLINE class conducted on the pūnaewele (Internet).

Your LIVE session info will be sent to you after you register. Your class membership site will open on February 28, 2021 (HST). This online course is SELF-DIRECTED with pre-recorded videos. All content is in your Ulu ka ʻŌhiʻa membership site in Kajabi. In addition to the main online lessons, I meet with you personally in a LIVE session once a month using the conference platform "Zoom".

If your schedule/time zone does not allow you to attend, NO WORRIES!  We record ALL LIVE sessions and upload it to your course page for you to view at your convenience.

LIVE Sessions Schedule

Live 1: Saturday 03/06 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 2: Saturday 04/10 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 3: Saturday 05/08 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 4: Saturday 06/19 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 5: Saturday 07/24 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 6: Saturday 08/14 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 7: Saturday 09/04 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 8: Saturday 10/02 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

Live 9: Saturday 10/30 4:00pm-6:30pm (HST)

THATʻS not all the community building we engage in!

Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa JAM 
A part of your class is spent in the larger Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa community.  
You are invited to join the Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa Jams that occur every other month.

Saturday 03/20 5:00pm-7:00pm (HST)

Saturday 05/22 5:00pm-7:00pm (HST)

Saturday 07/17 5:00pm-7:00pm (HST)

Friday 08/20 3:00pm-6:00pm (HST) *Practice for Haʻike Ceremony (More info to be discussed)

Saturday 08/21 3:00pm-7:00pm (HST) *Haʻike Ceremony (More info to be discussed)

Nächster Kurse im Herbst! Next course in fall!

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Kekuhi Kealiʻikanakaʻole has been formally teaching ritual, hula, and chant for 30 years.


"Ritual is a portal to understanding the universe...and your role in it." - Na Kekuhi

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