Connecting the Body and Mind with the Spirit of Aloha
Kahana Hula is now Kahana HulaZen™
Tiare's personal experience with the healing benefits of yoga, and her passion for hula and teaching has led her to what she believes is her purpose in life.
Although Tiare's journey with Fibromyalgia is not life threatening, she understands what it is like to live with pain from head to toe, fatigue, depression and anxiety. She has experienced life being turned upside down; sadness knowing that there is no cure at the moment; not being able to function because of medication side effects; what it is like to not be able to get out of bed for days on end; the loneliness of not being understood; living with the stigma of the illness being "all in your head" and the list goes on. However, she knows that her experience is nothing in comparison to the myriad of illnesses and conditions that so many others are faced with.
The love and support of family and friends, her faith in God and finallly finding the right treatments in yoga, chiropractic care, physical therapy, herbal and holistic remedies and supplements instead of medications, and acceptance of a significant lifestyle change have brought her to where she is today.
She believes that stress exacerbates pain, worry, fear, anger, and sadness. Tiare's desire is to share the healing gifts of Aloha and Zen offered through Hula and Yoga, with all those who desire to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
E komo mai, Aloha and Namaste.
The famous masterpiece of Paul Gaugin, featured on this website, bears the inscription in the upper left corner, which translates as,
Where do we come from?
What are we?
Where are we going?
"Seeking for origins, trying to understand himself and humankind, his destiny- Gaugin's searching spirit led him to the riddle, not to its solution."
- George T.M. Shackelford
Tiare's searching spirit has led her to the same riddle. Join her in exploring the paradise of personal potential that lie within us all.