Iwalani E. R. Wahinekapu Walsh Tseu Kumu Hula of `Iwalani’s School of Dance and creator from the `Iwalani Cancer Of The Breast Foundation celebrated the 34th Anniversary Ho`ike of `Iwalani’s School of Dance and Dedication from the recently created Prayer and Healing Garden at Honouliuli, Ewa, together with Kumu Hula Aloha Keko’olani Simmons of Makakilo, Kapolei. Both Kumu Hula are welcoming all to get solace within the prayer and healing garden. They’re teaching overall health through Hawaiian arts and cultural healing through music, song, and dance. Their thought that hula is good and hula is healing is really a legacy they pass onto their students daily.
Their lengthy-standing sisterhood of twenty five years may be the grounds for their emergence together and joining forces with this worthy cause. Kumu Hula `Iwalani is really a cultural specialist teaching the art work of hula and investing her some time and effort to educating the ladies of Hawai`i about cancer of the breast. She’s a single mom along with a two-time cancer survivor reaching to others stricken with this particular terrible ailment that -knows no limitations.- Statistics prove cancer of the breast is greatest among Hawaiian and Filipino women in Hawai`i. Her foundation is dedicated to growing the standard of existence for individuals in Hawai`i but for the relaxation around the globe by raising cancer of the breast awareness. Representative Sharon Har of Kapolei lately granted and acknowledged Kumu Hula `Iwalani Walsh Tseu in the Capitol from the Condition of Hawai`i on her outstanding accomplishments together with her educational assets through community outreach to “Malama E Ke Kino,” take proper care of your body and nurture the soul.
Kumu Hula Aloha is really a cultural specialist and instructor of Hawaiian-Off-shore Island studies who shares her understanding via training courses, classes, blessing events, and guest speaking services. Her school of learning is titled, -Ka Hale -o Na Ali’i -o Ke Kapu Ahi – The Owners from the Sacred Fire.- She instructs her classes using the constructive values, concepts, and ethics which originate from Ka’u and Waipi’o Valley around the island of Hawaii. In 1998, she created the very first Hawaiian language and hula training hula video titled, -Na Mea Hula Hawai’i,- that was mentored underneath the proper care of Kumu John Keola Lake. Many loving na kupuna (Hawaiian forefathers) and na kumu (elders and instructors) in the entire Hawaiian Islands have shared their understanding together with her. She gained her B.A. In Hawaiian Art in 1997 and M.A. In Off-shore Island Studies in 2004 in the College of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her graduate research, -Na’au Poi: Spiritual Food for Cultural Enlightenment,- examined na’au, an old Hawaiian conceptualization from the unification of body, mind, and spirit that can serve as a person’s stomach instinct.
Na’au Poi shares effective tools and abilities to advertise existence, health, and wealth among Hawaiians along with other peoples. Kumu Aloha has held academic positions at various private and public institutions in Hawai’i teaching grades kindergarten through twelve, including Kapolei Senior High School, and also the UH Community Schools.
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