Kumu Hula since 2003
Meet Kumu Kā'eo
Kumu Kā'eo Hāʻupu first opened her Hālau in 1998 only 3 years after moving from her beloved Kaua’i to San Diego. She did so with the blessing of her Kumu Hula of her childhood, Aunty Ku’ulei Punua. Being a student of a very gifted teacher at such a young age has given Kumu Kā'eo a strong foundation in Hula.
In February of 2010, Kumu Kā'eo was given the opportunity to become a haumana (student) of Hawaiian Hula Master, Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. She successfully completed formal training in Hula Kahiko (ancient dance) and in May of 2012, participated in a formal ʻūniki (graduation) ceremony at Loea’s home, Kahalelehua, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
"Hula is the language of the heart, therefore, the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people"
-David Laʻamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua
What a great place, I love that they teach the proper protocol and importance of their culture and heritage. It's a great workout with great people!