pihanaPihana…the skillful gathering of life’s experiences, the accumulation of desires and dreams, and the realization of our on-going commitment to honor our ‘aina, kupuna and ‘ohana.

It has been my unique privilege to observe and experience the remarkable ancestral gifts bestowed upon this young, strong, and vibrant Hawaiian woman- a Kumu Hula who skillfully weaves ancient tradition into the modern fabric of her daily life. Napua strives for pihana in everything that she does and in doing so, inspires everyone around her to do the same.

Such is the power and the promise of pihana.

-Keali’i Reichel