ALOHA MAI KAKOU!
Welcome to our event online registration website for our Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village Workshops to be held at the San Marcos Community Center in North County San Diego, California.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. If you are a past participant of the 2015 or 2016 Hawaiian Hula workshops, you should have received a private promotional code to continue to avail of 10% OFF discount through JANUARY 18. Please contact us if you have not received your email.
For assistance with offline registration (for you non-technical people), please contact Kalani Alegre via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For frequently asked questions, please see PRODUCT DETAILS at the bottom of REGISTER & RSVP tab.
For more info: www.hawaiianhulaworkshops.com
BACKGROUND ON THE FIRST AND FINAL HAWAIIAN QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI
Hawai‘i lost its last reigning monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani, on November 11, 1917. January 29, 1891 marks the first day of her reign as the last Hawaiian monarch when she succeeded her brother, King David Kālakaua, the last reigning King of Hawai‘i who had passed the week before. King David Kālakaua revitalized the Hawaiian culture in 1874 when he lifted the 40 year kapu (restrictions) on hula which was instituted by Queen Ka‘aumanu when she converted to Christianity in the 1830s. King David Kālakaua's motto, ONIPA‘A, was also Queen Lili‘uokalani's motto.
Queen Lili‘uokalani's legacy is embodied in an expansion of this in her motto: E ONIPA‘A I KA 'IMI NA‘AUAO…Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge. From the day she became Queen, she was driven to care for the wellbeing and knowledge of her people, especially the children.
She was the first female Hawaiian monarch, but she lost her throne due to an uprising staged by annexationists, and was placed under house arrest. Although she later lived in sorrow, imprisoned, she left a CALL OF ALOHA upon her people and the world in her prayer KE ALOHA O KA HAKU: "Behold not with malevolence the sins of man, but forgive and cleanse. And so, O Lord, Protect us beneath your wings and let peace be our portion, Now and forevermore. Amen." Here she expresses the deepest form of ALOHA...through forgiveness so they may live in peace.
BACKGROUND ON HHI AND HULA WORKSHOPS
Our selected workshop weekend at the end of January commemorates this pivotal time in hula and Hawai‘i history honoring both King David Kālakaua and Queen Lili‘uokalani and renewing our commitment to CARING FOR THE HULA | MIND, BODY, SOUL + SPIRIT. In the 1870's at Ulupalakua, Maui, King David Kālakaua planted his ring of cypress trees that came to symbolize the reawakening of Hawaiian culture and tradition amongst those who are Hawai‘i and hula lovers after 40 years without hula. In forming these workshops in 2015 and currently with only 10 people (like the trees of the Hula Circle), our vision is to build an HHI HULA CIRCLE, a strong and united hula ‘ohana that gathers regularly to renew our individual commitments to care for the hula and share aloha.
As we close the HHI HULA CIRCLE on January 29, 2017 (40 days from when this is being written), our hope is that we have provided a TIME OF RESTORATION, REVIVAL AND RENEWAL.
JOIN HHI'S HULA CIRCLE IN 2017 as we urge all hula ‘ohana to be CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI's LEGACY...ALOHA.
E ONIPA‘A I KA ‘IMI NA‘AUAO...Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge. Know her words...know her heart...know her CALL OF ALOHA to the Hawaiian people and the world.
OUR KUMU HULA LEIHI‘ILANI KIRKPATRICK
We are honored and privileged to announce all hula workshops at this event will be taught by the esteemed Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick (Kumu Lei) with a wealth of experience and knowledge:
Students from Singapore, Japan, Europe and the mainland USA travel regularly to Kaua‘i to study with Kumu Lei, and we are very blessed to have her
journey to the mainland to share her knowledge. She draws a wide range of workshop attendees including other Kumu Hula, Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners, dancers, educators and ministers from the islands, mainland USA and abroad, in addition to returning attendees.
For those without hula experience or for those who want to master Kumu Lei's hula style, we encourage you to purchase Kumu Lei's HAWAIIAN HULA TUTORIAL DVD Part 1 from Online Dance Center: http://www.hawaiianhulatutorial.com
OUR HAWAIIAN PRACTITIONERS OF HHI CULTURAL VILLAGE
With your continued participation and support, we can keep the traditions and ALOHA of the Hawaiian people alive for our future generations by caring for the people committed to learning, preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture. We appreciate your steadfast commitment to CARING FOR THE HULA | MIND, BODY, SOUL + SPIRIT.
MAHALO PIHA TO OUR SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS & DONORS. WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE KOKUA. Click on their images for their website link below
(To be listed by name and/or image and website link in our SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS, please see our DONATIONS / SCHOLARSHIPS)
HHI CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP provided by Hanohano (Pride) Donors:
KUMU LEI'S TRAVEL EXPENSES provided by Ho'ihi (Respect) Donors:
KUMU LEI'S LODGING AND MEAL EXPENSES provided by Ha'aha'a (Humility) Donors:
MEALS FOR PARTICIPANTS & REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS provided by Pa'ahana (Willingness to Work Hard) Donors:
EVENT VENUE EXPENSES (Rental & Insurance, Village Tables, Chairs & Canopy) provided by Po'okela (Excellence) Donors:
San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA