Every two years, Kumu Hula Nohea takes her haumāna to Hilo, Hawai'i to do training workshops with her Kumu Hula - Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. Students who are interested pay their own way. They spend a week at Lehua's Retreat Center (Kahalelehua) immersed in hula. It's a wonderful experience for all who choose to go.
Kūhai Hālau O Kanoheaokalikolaua'e Pā 'Ōlapa Kahiko
Below are a few pictures of our trip to Kahalelehua to learn from our dear Lehua. Kumu and a few haumāna stayed with Lehua at his retreat center in Hilo. There, they were able to immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture. Lehua taught the girls dances, shared stories and took them to the volcano where they were able to give their ho'okupu (offering). The trip concluded with the girls going to Oahu to enjoy some island sun. Of course, you cannot forget to include the ono grindz!