The E Malama E Na Kupuna Foundation was founded by Kawehi’s grandparents, Kumu Allen and Kumu Kahililaulani Alapai, to retain the traditions of and provide intensive training in the Hawaiian healing arts of lomilomi and ho’oponopono.
On August 25, the Foundation celebrated the graduation of a number of students from Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Kumu Kahililaulani rang Kumu Lei and asked if our halau would provide hula for the graduation ceremony, held in the beautiful ahupuaa, Waipa, on Hanalei Bay. Of course, we were too happy to oblige!
In these pictures, halau members are waiting patiently to give their gift of hula.