Kahana Hula, Yoga & Wellness
About Kahana Hula, Yoga & Wellness
As part of her Hawaiian heritage, Tiare Kahana learned the ancient and sacred art of hula and oral language of storytelling. In 2006 she founded Kahana Hula, the first Polynesian Dance and Luau Entertainment Company in Connecticut, providing cultural edutainment for audience of all ages throughout the Northeast. She is mentored by Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kawika Alfiche of Halau â€˜O Keikiâ€™aliâ€™I, and teaches the history of hula, the meaning of Aloha, and the different genres of the dance. However, her first career began in the Los Angeles fitness industry where she was a fitness trainer and studio manager. She was certified by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and IDEA (International Dance Exercise Association). As a 30-year yoga practitioner, in 2017, she completed Yoga Alliance 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification and in 2019, Yoga Alliance Specialty Childrenâ€™s Yoga Teacher Certification, in addition to 300-hr Integrative Yoga Therapy through the Kripalu School of Yoga. She also completed MBSR training (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn) at the Copper Beech Institute. She is also trained to teach Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Arthritis. Tiare is on the rosters of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Arts for Learning of Connecticut, Connecticut Library Consortium, Connecticut Storytellers Center, and Connecticut Recreation and Parks. She also volunteers at the Copper Beech Institute and contributes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing the Spirit of Aloha to children whose wishes are to visit the islands Hawaii.