Connecting the Body and Mind with the Spirit of Aloha
New Beginnings for Kahana Hula
Since 2006, Kahana Hula has shared the Spirit of Aloha with audiences of all ages throughout the Northeast. Based out of Hartford County, Connecticut, with tremendous gratitude to Kahana Hula's fabulously talented dancers and musicians, has shared Hawaiian and Polynesian culture at hundreds of family celebrations, community and corporate events, for private organizations, schools, colleges and universities, clubs, parks and recreation, libraries, senior communities and more.
In 2011, founder of Kahana Hula, Tiare Kahana began experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia. Although she continued to dance, as the pain and fatigue worsened, she found it increasingly difficult to perform and manage the dance company. After going on a hiatus in 2014, she tried to ease back into performing for the following two seasons. In 2017, Tiare made the difficult decision to retire the dance company and luau entertainment division of Kahana Hula, in order to comfortably work within her physical capacity. It has been a long journey in learning how to manage living with chronic pain and fatigue, however she feels completely blessed to be able to continue to share her passion for hula, as a solo dancer and teaching artist. She provides programs primarily for schools, libraries, parks and recreation, and senior adult communities.
Tiare believes that all challenges in life have a purpose; or you have the choice to give them purpose.
As a yoga practitioner for over 30 years, Tiare's lifelong goal was to one day, teach yoga. However, it is possible, that the valuable wisdom, knowledge, and compassion gained from her journey with fibromyalgia, was necessary for her to acquire before becoming a yoga teacher. Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood, "mystery illness", which is difficult to diagnose and treat. As with many other illnesses, one does not necessarily "look sick". This only adds to the frustration of those suffering with multitudes of health conditions and illnesses. Experiencing first-hand: overall body pain, weakness, fatigue, anxiety, and depression has inspired her to teach others, that yoga ahd hula offer benefits beyond the physical body, but for the entire well being of the whole person: mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Tiare believes that it is not only her blessing, but her duty to share the healing and strengthening benefits that can be found in the practice of hula and yoga.
If you are hosting a luau party and would like entertainment,
Former dancers and musicians of Kahana Hula, along with Kahana Hula's sister companies, Aloha Hula NYCand Kaiholunuie are available to provide the most authentic, professional and leading luau shows in New England.
Tiare's long-time friend and booking manager, Mike Morrisette, will provide you with information on show packages and rates, and assist you with planning the most impressive and memorable luau experience for you and your guests. Contact Mike Morrissette: (860)882-2167 Email: MichelEntertainment@gmail.com