Hawaiian Prophecies - Na Kupuna Na’auao

Perpetuation & Preservation of Ancestral Knowledge & Practices

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Prophecies Fine Art by: Derek Glaskin

A native Western Australian, Aboriginal and Dutch Hawaiian, Derek Glaskin is not only a tribal oceanic artist but also a storyteller and environmentalist.  At one time Glaskin was called the “Australian Picaso” due to the style of his work.  We look forward to sharing more of his art with you in the near future.

Glaskin believes that water is the common bond between modern and ancient people.  This intenserelationship with water is evident with Derek’s other passion, surfing.  Derek lives and works in Hawaii, exhibiting internationally.   Painting is Copyright 2000 Derek Glaskin.

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Hula – Dance

Hula is the Hawaiian spiritual practice of dance. Through movement and sound, it connects past, present and future. Hula is sacred and imbued with prayer; it is poetry in motion reflecting the holiness of creation. This ancient wisdom has been passed down for generations and has become a multifaceted art and a way of life. Continue Reading…

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Mary Kawena Pukui

Mary Abigail Kawena ʻulaokalaniahiʻiakaikapoliopelekawahineʻaihonua Wiggin Pukui (1895–1986), known as Kawena,[1] was a Hawaiian scholar, dancer, composer, and educator. She was born inKaʻūBig Island, to Mary Paʻahana Kanakaʻole (a native Hawaiian woman) and Henry Wiggin (originally from Massachusetts). In the traditional custom of hānai she was initially reared by her mother’s parents. Her grandmother, a traditional dancer in the court of Queen Emma, taught her chants and stories, while her grandfather was a healer and kahuna pale keiki (obstetrician) who used lomilomi massage, laʻau lapaʻau(herbal medicine), hoʻoponopono (forgiveness), and pule (prayer). Her great-great-grandmother was a kahuna pule (priestess) in the Pele line. Continue Reading…

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Hula – Puna Kalama Dawson

Puna Kalama Dawson (Kaipuha’a o Kekauilani Na Pua Hala o Kau’ai) is highly regarded as a keeper of ancient Hawaiian wisdom.

She humbly and generously shares the vast spiritual knowledge of her lineage by facilitating ceremony and healing, hosting many cultural exchanges, and by example.

Zento Magazine article about Puna

Puna speaks about Aloha-Africa

The Kalama `Ohana

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Sacred Flower Productions

To Perpetuate and preserve the culture of Hawai’i, through Hula (Dance), Olelo (Language), LomiLomi (Healing Arts), La’au Lapa’au (Plant Medicines), and Huna (Spiritual Knowledge). To create Sacred Space in the Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit, through alignment based movement combined with prayerful intention, and infused with inspiration of the spirit.

Vision:  Teach dance and yoga to children and adults, educating people on using conscious breath with movement to create health, vitality, strength and flexibility. To honor my teachers and the knowledge they have given me by sharing with the world in hopes of healing and evolution of consciousness. To inspire others to be empowered, balanced and healthy. Continue Reading…

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Pua’ La’a

A Hawaii native, Pua La’a has been dancing since birth. Inspired by the beauty of nature and her love of consciousness, breath and movement; she expresses her creativity and love of life through dance. Her life long studies have been devoted to disciplined training in dance and yogic studies, Health, Healing and Wellness. She is an Ashtanga Yogini, a Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Performance Artist, Fire Spinner, Acrobat, Acro–Yogini, a Hawaii State Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Rolf Method Structural Integrator, and a Certified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor. She is the founder of Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie, and Sacred Flower Productions.

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Ku Halele`a Polynesian Music

Ku Halele`a Polynesian Music & Dance

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Haka – traditional dance by Māori of New Zealand

Haka are not exclusively war dances, nor are they only performed by men. Some are performed by women, others by mixed groups, and some simple haka are performed by children. Haka are performed for various reasons: for amusement, as a hearty welcome to distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements or occasions. War haka (peruperu) were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition. Today, haka constitute an integral part of formal or official welcome ceremonies for distinguished visitors or foreign dignitaries, serving to impart a sense of the importance of the occasion. Continue Reading…

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Lua – Self-Defense

Lua is the Hawaiian form of martial arts, or self defense. It combines hand -to-hand combat, which includes bone breaking, wrestling, punching, kicking, nerve pressure, and the use of weapons. Strategic thinking and muscle strengthening also play a part. Continue Reading…

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