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Hula Retreat


 Hula Retreat

Hula is the sinew of our cultural fabric. It is a reflection of life, it is life, it is our continuum. Immerse yourself in this craft that speaks to the spiritual, the intellectual and the physical being in each of us.

All three facets of this discipline are explored in a retreat that will elevate your understanding of true connection to this particular land and deepen your appreciation for the interdependence we all experience in this world.

5-7 day retreats will be offered in the Fall 2016. If you would like updates on upcoming hula retreats please leave us a message through the contact form below.



  • Oli or chant is the reverberation of the human voice that connects to the frequencies of the earth, seen and unseen
  • Feeding the kuahu or sacred altar is the acknowledgment and covenant of the reciprocating exchange of energies between human and god
  • Moolelo or story and myth are vessels of reflection for life cycles and ultimate divinity



  • In the Hawaiian worldview the universe is interconnected and you are at the center of the web of relationships; keen knowledge of correlation is imperative to thrive
  • The ability to self assess empowers one to create an environment of continuous refinement and honing; striving for the divine
  • Discipline tempers the human tendency of abandonment; it trains the ego to make way for higher powers to engage


  • Haki kino or the breaking of the body refers to the breaking of the ego in order to open up the self to becoming the vessel of the divine
  • Hula is the physicality of the body in motion in time and space creating a dialogue of energy-movement with the environment
  • ʻAʻahu (costume) is the tactile actions of gathering, lei making, garb creating or instrument making that formalize the mundane and forges a language between human and non-human entity