Kehaulani Hula Studio presents: Hana I Ka Lei: Series#1


Passing on traditional hula practices like lei making, is a goal of Kehaulani Hula Studio

Hana I Ka Lei: Series #1 was a huge success! All the haumana got to make 2 strands each and some even made ribbon rosettes to add some pizzazz to their final product. The day started with a an All In hula rehearsal followed by a potluck of great food and camaraderie. Then everyone started to learn how to make a t-leaf lei ( lei la’i) in the “Hilo” style of making a lei. Technically, this method is used to make cordage or rope. Sennett was the material of choice to make sturdy cordage. Today, we use it as a decorative lei. It was explained that you could add a different type of foliage or flowers to the lei. Or simply sew with needle and thread then twine it around the lei la’i to create a more visual appeal.   

T Leaf Lei Participants

Kumu Pomaika’i will be in Santa Rosa, 1/29-2/2

Kumu Pomaika’i is coming to Santa Rosa on his monthly visits. This trip he will be introducing implement hula. Utilizing the ipu hula (ipu heke’ole) and ‘uli’uli. We have been working on leg strengthening as we get ready to learn hula noho (sit down ) as well.

Classes are open for new members. Previous experience not required. KHS, located near Charles Shultz Airport. Email us at for more information. 

Kehaulani Hula Studio ……… Accepting new students in Spring 2015


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.  

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New classes in both locations will start in SPRING 2015!!

KHS 2015 SLC Open Enrollment                                KHS SR 2015 Open Enrollment