Author Archives: Kumu Pōmaikaʻi Gaui

Kehaulani Hula Studio will be in St Helena in September 2014.

Kehaulani Hula Studio will be at the 2014 Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival in St Helena September 4-7, 2014. Check out their website for more information on activities and instructor’s for this years event.

Kehaulani Hula Studio travels to Kaua’i!

A few members of Kehaulani Hula Studio will be traveling to the garden isle of Kaua’i 7/10-20/2014, attending the 4th Annual Ka ‘Aha Hula ‘O Halauaola. Kumu Pomaika’i is thrilled to take haumana to a place where he spent some of his youth working and living with his maternal grandparents, Manuel and Irene Cabral. He attended Waimes high school for a short time.

Hula practitioners will converge on Kaua’i with hula knowledge and expertise, sharing with all that will be in attendance. From hula to implement making to clearing invasive vegetation from sacred grounds to working in the lo’i.

Over a thousand participants eager to learn from the best.

Visit for more information.


E Ho’oma’a: Ke kupu hou….. Skilled Continuously, a Hula Workshop

It’s summer and a time to take a few hula workshops. Ixalt is presenting E Ho’oma’a: Ke Kupu Hou. July 26.2014

IXALT invites you to participate in a fun `ike (knowledge) filled day: E Ho`oma`a: Ke Kupu Hou- Skilled: Continuously Growing. This all day workshop is aimed at introducing, enhancing, and challenging na haumana (students) skill in hula. The workshop will include classes in `auana and kahiko taught by kumu hula from the Bay Area. IXALT is pleased to have returning kumu hula Analu Akao of Halau Hula ` O Kupukalau`ie`ie in Richmond, CA and Pomaika`i Gaui of Kehaulani Hula Studios in Santa Rosa, CA and in Utah. Our goal is to foster sharing and increase the cultural knowledge amongst the hula community in the Bay Area. IXALT is extremely honored to sponsor such an event and we are excited that kumu hula from the Bay Area has expressed interest in sharing their `ike IXALT presents E Ho.

Kehaulani Hula Studio ………

Kehaulani Hula Studio

A place where you can enjoy the meaning of Aloha. We are a traditional hula school steeped in the hula traditions of Kumu Frank Palani Kahala (dec.).

Let us help introduce you to the world of hula in its many forms.  

If interested, email us at Or call

Kumu Pomaika’i at 707-975-7128 or 801-212-0104, lv msg.

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Want to take a cruise on the Golden Princess….

If you like adventure at sea and playing the ‘ukulele, than this is for you. 1 week of beautiful scenery, ‘ukulele playing and ‘ono kine foods, than this is a cruise that you won’t want to miss!

‘Ukulele Festival at Sea

Enjoy a leisurely 7-day voyage along the Alaskan coast round trip from Seattle on board the incredible Golden Princess®. Plus, combine this wonderful cruise with the exciting music of the ‘ukulele.

Our two special hosts, Sarah and Craig, will bring the magic of their ‘ukulele skills on the ship to work directly with you. Not only will you have the opportunity to interact with these ‘ukulele experts throughout the cruise, there will be special events, like workshops, lessons, jams, and a mini concert.

Exclusive ‘Ukulele Activities:

  • Group Cocktail Party
  • Three Beginner Classes
  • Three Intermediate Classes
  • Right Hand Lessons by Sarah Maisel
  • Hawaiian Music Lesson
  • Chord Melody Workshop
  • Four Strum A-longs and Jams
  • Mini-Concert
  • Workshop / Lesson reviews Q/A Sessions
  • Under the Stars Concert (weather permitting)
  • Private Lessons Available.

Optional Pre-Cruise ‘Ukulele Experience:

  • One night hotel stay in Seattle (3-4 star hotel)
  • Sites of Seattle tour including Pikes Market, Seattle Space Needle, Ballard Locks, China town, Pioneer Square, and much, much more
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the ship


  • From $1,347 for an Inside Stateroom
  • From $1,447 for an Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom
  • From $1,847 for a Oceanview Stateroom
  • From $2,297 for a Balcony Stateroom
  • From $2,547 for a Mini-Suite


Chris Merkel                                                                                                            

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