27 Apr Kumu Farrah Māhealani
Kumu Hula Farrah Māhealani Linder carries the Tom Kaulaheaonamoku Hiona lineage from her Kumu, Auntie Noelani Mahana ʻO Kala McIntosh of Kaneʻohe Oʻahu. She continues her studies in ancient hula traditions on the Island of Molokai with Loea Hula Dj Pelekai of Pelekunu Valley, Molokai.
In addition to her Hula lineage she also holds the prestigious title of Alakaʻi Hulu of beloved Kumu Hulu Lokelani Reichert of Lei Hulu of California (Auntie Mary Kovich/Auntie Mary Kekuewa lineage) and is currently the Alakaʻi Hulu of Kumu Pilialoha Johnson and Kumu Robert Beebe of Lei O Hilo (Auntie Doreen Henderson’s lineage) in Hilo, Hawaii.
In conjunction with these masteries of Hula and Lei Hulu, Kumu Māhealani further holds the title of Luna Hoʻoponopono (Hawaiian spirituality executioner/practitioner) from the ancient teachings of Hālawa Valley, Molokai with Kumu Paʻa Nui Lawrence Kalainia Kamani Aki of Mana O Molokai.
She is of Filipino/Polynesian/Tibetan (Kathmandu Valley)/Pan-Asian/Native American/West African and Papuan decent and continues to study and research all of her ancestral origins. Her mountain mother is Chomolungma (Mt. Everest). By way of her teachings, she incorporates indigenious perspective within the modalities and multi-levels of the modern world.