Connect with the ‘āina for a walking tour along Kalia Road and Waikiki beach. Offer ho’okupu and learn about healing practices of the area. Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe and the surrounding fishponds and healing springs that were filled in the 1920s. This thoughtful and insightful walk will challenge participants to seek traces of healing and recovery in the surrounding land and within each individual. Practicing aloha ‘āina, litter collection bags will be provided for light cleanup along the way.
This walk story begins at a community based mindful movement Center that has been offering multicultural classes, events and workshops for over 7 years, in the heart of Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood near Ala Moana and Waikiki.
• The walk is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor
• Discover a new perspective of the area through the eyes of a traditional healer and cultural practitioner
• Re-imagine Waikiki it in its original natural incarnation
• Learn about aloha ‘aina, hula & oli
• Walk approximately 2 miles with stops & collect litter along the way
Know before you join
▪ Minimum 5 participants
▪ Suitable for all ages
▪ able to stay on feet for 2 hours outdoors
▪ able to walk for over 2+ miles in possibly inclement weather including sun and rain
▪ some proceeds from the price you pay for this tour are donated back to
travel2change and other Hawaii charities