Aloha Pumehana is lead by Kainey Teel. Kainey is a professional teacher with the Shawnee Mission School District. Aloha Pumehana is a name given to her from her Kumu Hula in Hawaii.
Polynesian Dance along with Hawaiian Hula performances and workshops are available in the greater Kansas City area.
Kumu,The term kumu literally means teacher. In Hawaii, kumu are those that through lineage or lifelong tutelage with a master of a certain craft, then in turn become KUMU. This can be kumu hula as a master / teacher of dance or kumu oli as a master / teacher of chants. Others in their crafts would be canoe builder, weaver, herb and medicine to name a few. These people, kumu , or masters of their craft are also called KAHUNA. | Kumu Hula
Hula, everyone knows, is beautiful ladies in grass skirts and coconut bra tops , smiling and swaying gracefully with huge flowers in their hair. Well yes, sorta and that is lots of fun at parties and for entertainment. Hawaiian hula is a form of story telling. There was no written language in Hawaii so the stories were passed down through the hula. Hula literally means , dance. There are two forms of hula auwana which is the modern style and the kahiko is the ancient form. | Hula Auana & Kahiko
Mana : Translated in English, MANA is power. Mana is more the internal power or energy of any living thing. Hawaiians know all things have mana. The aina (land), pohaku (rocks), plants, people, gods and goddesses in varying degrees. | Hawaiian Translation
Workshop,Hale o hana would possibly be the translation here as a house of work. We now are calling these gatherings of learning, PLAYSHOPS! Gathering with a group of people with similar interest to have fun learning. Are you ready for fun? Join us for Hula or Spiritual playshops.| Hula Classes