Hula Essence: Hula Dance Class

Learn Hawaiian Hula Dancing

2 x 4 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 20 label $50 or 4 payments of $12.50 Afterpay

Your teacher, SOHAD - School of Spirituality, Healing and Development is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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We ask Participants to self-assess: you must let us know before attending if you have any Symptoms or work/been exposed to a high risk environment. We are registed with the NSW Government as a Covid-safe business.

Our Workshop Location is owned by NSW Scouts who have given us their assurance that the Venue will be cleaned as required and we do our own cleaning before we start the class. We've everything you need to make your time with us a healthy experience. We've modified some activities on our lesson plan and you'll always be given the choice as to the level and way you participate. Most of the resources you'll be using are your own notebooks and pens. You're bringing your own lunch, snacks and drinks - so no problem there. A lot of the time we'll be outside in Nature, so we won't be cooped up inside. And, if you want to bring your own personal hygience items - go right ahead. We're all helping each other at this time. Aloha x

Hula is the traditional dance of Hawaii and heartbeat of old Hawaii. Coded within it are stories, teachings, rituals & healing. When you move with Hula you become Hula - you learn to become a movement of synchronicity with all things in this universe.

Hula is a dance of Mana - Spirit Energy of the Ancestors - that moves you from deep within. It is a dance that connects you with the essence of Spirit. It also heals, builds strength, flexibility and vitality and teaches you about consciousness and movement of Spirit.

This Social class is perfect for beginners, as you will be learn all the elements of Hula: chants, songs, prayers, stories, ceremony, movement and how they weave together in the dance. The dance of Hula is easy to learn but we break it down for you and show that it's all about the interplay of the movement of the elements in the space around you. Everyone is surprised at how quickly they can learn a complete Hula. It's lovely to see a Hula smile light up your face. Hula is for women and men.

From start to finish it’s a feast of traditional teachings:
- Participate in Protocol (Traditional Ceremony) for the Closing Ceremony
- Learn the story of Hula and Laka the Goddess of Hula.
- Learn to Oli (Chant) to the Hula Goddess.
- Begin learning the foundation teachings for healing for life.
- Learn basic Hula dance steps.
- Learn to dance a complete Hula.
- Invitation to the Mana Release - we ritually release the Mana accumulated

At the end of this beautiful class, you will take home a video, there's a follow up online class to consolidate your learning, downloadable resources from our closed Facebook group to help you continue learning the Hula!

This class follows on from the Morning Session which in which we study one of the Traditional Teachings from our Lineage at depth. This time it is the Sacred Teaching of Pono - so the Hula will also contain that Teaching. Check it out. Our Sessions are social and modular - you can do a whole day or just one session of your choice. We'd sure love to dance with you.

Knowledge Required
This is a Beginners Workshop - start at ground zero and it's all up from there. All dancers are welcome - so if you've danced the Hula before, come - we'll be teaching dances of our lineage.
What you'll get
- Learn about Laka the Hula Goddess.
- Take home notes of the chant you can use in daily life.
- Participate in ceremony
- Basic steps and a complete Hula.
- Take-home practice videos and an online social learning group you can join.
What to bring
A smile, an open heart, a willingness to embrace a new experience and meet new people.

- Ladies: bring a sarong or loose full skirt for Hula;
- Men: wear loose clothing, pants/shorts, t-shirt, singlet, shirt;
- They: wear what you're comfortable in, as long as it's loose and you can move in it
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.

Suitable for

This class is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Frenchs Forest Scout Hall Bantry Bay

Your teacher

For 50+ Generations we have lived these Spiritual Teachings and shared them from Generation to Generation. Now, it's possible for you to learn them too!

In a world of continual, lightning fast movement, it's reassuring to know these teachings from our Ancestors of Halawa Valley Molokai, are timeless and as relevant today, in whichever country we take them to, as they ever were.

Julia is the Chief Guide and Co-creator of SOHAD - School of Spirituality, Healing & Development. The "school" is founded on our Lineage Teachings with direct guidance by the Ancestors. Our bona fides are easy to trace and verify - Anakala Pilipo, 48th Generation, is recognised as a Living Treasure of Hawaii and Kumu Pa'a Lawrence Kalainia Kamani Aki, 50th Generation and Julia's direct life-long teacher, lives and teaches from his home, our Spiritual Home, on Molokai.

SOHAD isn't about running workshops and other training events. It's about Community Building and the Preservation of the Teachings. SOHAD has a huge Mission and you become part of it when you do a workshop, take a course or come on Retreat - after on-costs, your fees go to our Projects. Every Project is about preserving the Teachings and injecting them back into daily community life so they continue to be shared with each Generation whether Hawaiian or Non-Hawaiian. It's a way to keep them safe and pure - untainted from any distortion of modern interpretations, half-learned understanding, or sharing just for profit - and contributing to better, healthier Global Communities that remember their sacredness. Our Kupuna (Elders) say that Hawaii's gift to the world is Aloha - unconditional love. We would love to pass on and share the Aloha of our Kupuna with you.

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