Hula Heritage Festival 2013

Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Likeke Koob, Kuane Cariaga, Lynda Tu'a and the Kalani Team

April 2, 2013 - April 8, 2013

Hula AuanaJoin us as we celebrate great moments of Hawaiian culture. Throughout the week we will learn traditional songs, chants, myths, crafts, language, plant uses and hula - in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (post 1860) forms.

Evenings we will watch broadcasts and to the extent tickets are available, attend portions of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival evening ceremonies, performances and competitions at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

Our finale performance, at Kalani, celebrates a week of extraordinary cultural enrichment, fun, good food, spa relaxation, exercise, and excursions, including the spectacular spirit home of fire goddess Pele in Volcanoes National Park.

Participation is very limited. Call now to register for this extraordinary Hawaiian week.

Sample schedule (click to view enlarged version or use the faster PDF link below):

Hula Heritage Week schedule

You can also download our schedule as a PDF file, click here.

About the Facilitator(s)

Ehulani Stephany

Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").

Jonathan Kimo Kaleikaukeha Lopez

KimoBorn and raised in Wai'anae, O'ahu, Jonathan was first taught to dance hula at age 5 by his tutu Lucille Kaleikaukeha Kupau. He further studied under the tutelage of John Papa of Nanakuli, Hoku Rasmussen, Lydia Kauakahi, Frank Palani Kahala of the Gentlemen of Maluikeau, Michael Canopin of Halau Kealakapawa, and Ehulani Stephany of Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali'a Ala O Puna. Kimo has competed in the Merrie Monarch, Kamehameha Hula Competition, and was awarded Mr. Imperial Hula of 2002. Jonathan has toured the US and Japan as an ambassador of this beautiful Hawaiian cultural practice. He has been teaching hula for ten years and continues to do so at the retreat center Kalani Honua of Kalapana where he has been living since 2004.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage $ 1320 $ 1980
5 - Tropical Loft $ 1200 $ 1710
4 - Tree House Room $ 1200 $ 1710
3 - Bungalow Room $ 1140 $ 1560
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1080 $ 1440
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 960 $ 1170

Prices subject to change without notice.