Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie

Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie
Bless the life giving waters.

Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie

Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie

Sacred Geometry ~ To the Four Directions

Sacred Geometry ~ To the Four Directions
As Above ~ So Below

Shakti Rising ~ Belly Dance

Shakti Rising ~ Belly Dance

Offerings & Invocation

Offerings & Invocation
Fire Dance offerings to light the path.

Arc of Light

Arc of Light
Back bending creates Heart openings!

Warrior Princess

Warrior Princess
Fire spinning combined with martial arts & acrobatics.


Blue Moon~Lunar Eclipse New Years Eve 2010

Blue Moon in Cancer, partial Lunar Eclipse. What a powerful way to begin 2010, a New Year, a New Decade. 
What a wonderful time to affirm our intentions, prayers & visions for a new paradigm. We are so blessed to be alive at this time. I feel so much gratitude, love & appreciation for all the abundance, health, life, love, family, friends, community, gifts and teachers in my life.  I am thankful for this beautiful aina, Kauai, and her waters. I bless and honor my aumakua (guides). I honor all my relations.

Astrologically, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, & the North Node are all in Capricorn. Focusing energy on integrity and consequences, Capricorn teaches us about maturity and responsibility. The Sun in Capricorn points us toward where we need to be, dedicated and impeccable in our commitments. The Moon in Cancer illuminates what we need in order to accomplish our goals, the kind of physical, emotional, and spiritual nourishment necessary to fulfill our destiny. This Cancer-Capricorn Full Moon/eclipse reminds us that we have essentially two choices: We can either act or react; choose to move forward or hold on to old paradigms.

This is also a SuperMoon, where the Moon is both perigee (closest to the Earth) and syzygy (in line with the Sun and Earth). SuperMoons intensify the gravitational pulls of the Sun and Moon, generating higher tides both on large bodies of water and on the fluids in our body.

Lunar eclipses are an even more precise alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth; where the Moon passses through the shadow of the Earth. This briefly interrupts solar and lunar electromagnetic flows supporting existing patterns; making it easier for us to release and reform at a higher level. What has been in the shadows, below the threshold of awareness, is more easily accessed and expressed. We see more clearly where we are and where we need to go. 

In essence, this is a very powerful Blue Moon. If you are blessed to live near the ocean, go to her and receive a cleansing, and rejuvenation of your auric fields. Bathe in the negative charged ions, realign your intentions, and recommit to accomplishing your life purpose. It is a wonderful time to release any negative patterns or energies that do not serve your highest potential or growth. A cosmically charged time to reflect on your intention and focus on manifesting your dreams.

With that said, I am going to wish all a blessed New Year, and may your frustrations transform to positive fruitions. May you be blessed with peace, health, happiness, abundance, joy & love. May all your relations be in harmony. May you realize and attain your life purpose & your highest potential.

I have just come from the ocean, I am truly blessed; and as I write this blog, the beautiful sunny day is transforming. A powerful energy is gathering. Outside it  is now swirling with strong winds, causing trees to bend, creak & sing as leaves dance thru the air. The sky darkens as clouds swell with rain gathering in the sky. What Divinity! Pure sweet waters fall from the heavens. Mahalo ke Akua! (Thank you Creator/Great Spirit!)

I send my love & blessings.
Me ke aloha pumehana (with my fondest regards).


Mele Kalikimaka ~ Joyeux Noel ~ Feliz Navidad ~ Buon Natale!!!

What a beautiful present to my self on this Christmas morning! For that is what we really need, to be present in the moment & cultivate presence with the true nature of self; which I believe is Divine Spirit. I am not speaking of the egoic self; which is much like a wild horse, running incessantly on the Great Plains of illusion; never quite satisfied, rarely calm or pacified! No, it is our higher consciousness that I refer to. We are more than human animals; we are cosmic consciousness, Divine Beings, blessed with many gifts & the ability to choose.

Thankfully, we have been blessed with such a gift of life, that each breath holds the key to presence in the moment. Each inspiration assists us to open up to new possibilities & expansive horizons, each exhalation grounds us in the physical, allowing us to root and realign. This ongoing cycle of inhalation and exhalation allows us to be a channel of the universal energies, a conduit of the heavenly energies and earth energies. Like alchemist, we distill the essences of these energies, the MANA~PRANA~CHI; combining with it our pure intentions, thus we glean the elixir of life. That is truly a priceless gift.

This holiday season is often a time of gift giving, in honor of the abundance of our own gifts, we celebrate. When filling your sack of gifts to share, remember the effects upon the global environment. What is the carbon footprint of the gift you give? Consider giving gifts of the heart, such as: your precious time, a massage, an herbal bath or homemade spa day, a home cooked meal, read a book to a child, help start a garden, or offer a much needed service to a friend. Please, remember the 5 Rs, Reduse, Reuse, Recycle, Renew & Restore. Making gifts can be fun, and creative. Every dollar, euro, yen or baht we spend is a vote; make your vote count, choose wisely, go Green! Think Global, act Local. Support your local organic farmers & creative artisians. I encourage you to be creative and conscious in this and all times. For we are living in crucial times!

So, ho ho ho........ with those thoughts I will go. I hope that you have much happiness and joy. May this time be full of blessings and abundance; may you and yours be blessed with peace, health & happiness..........in the body, mind & spirit.

Merry Christmas to all. Happy Holy Days!!!

me ke aloha pumehana,
pua la`a


Fleur de vie~Flower of Life

Blessings to all on this Winter Solstice. May our path be clear, may our spirits be light and radiant of love, and may we be grounded in the physical with pure health.

Today I was blessed with a Fleur de Vie symbol, my favorite Sacred Geometry yantra. I am wearing it on my skin, near my solar plexus; may it resonate sacred vibrations thru me, and may it inspire those whom I see. As multi dimensional beings, we are all inter-connected and inter-related; in a fractile universe. The healing of one, is the healing of a nation.

I support the evolution & healing of all beings, and I send my love to the universe. I express my gratitude for all my blessings, this life, this breath, and all the sacred teachings.


Sacred geometry~ the body is a temple. Honor this gift of life, and make each breath a prayer.

दया Daya: Sanskrit for compassion, sympathy is a divine quality and moral virtue.

दया  DAYA:
Daya or Compassion, is a fundamental teaching of the Sikh religion. The other four qualities in the arsenal are: Truth (Sat), Contentment (Santokh), Humility(Nimrata) and Love (Pyar). These five qualities are essential to a Sikh and it is their duty to meditate and recite the Gurbani so that these virtues become a part of their mind.
This concept says to not ignore tragedies that take place in the world but to face them head-on and do whatever is possible within ones means.
DAYA (usually spelt daia in Punjabi), from Sanskrit "Day" meaning to sympathize with, to have pity on, stands for compassion, sympathy. It means‘suffering in the suffering of all others’. It is deeper and more positive in sentiment than sympathy. Daya, cognitively, observes alien pain; affectively, it gets touched by it and moves with affectional responses for the sufferer; and cognitively it moves one to act mercifully, pityingly, with kindness and forgiveness. Daya is antithetical to hinsa (violence).
Daya is a divine quality and a moral virtue highly prized in all religious traditions. In the Sikh Scripture, mahadaial (super compassionate), daiapati (lord of compassion), daial dev (merciful god), karima, rahima (the merciful one), etc., have been used as attributive names of God  “Keep your heart content and cherish compassion for others; this way alone can your holy vow be fulfilled” (GG 299).


Ashtanga yoga opens the heart for a lovely day.....

अश्तंगा योग विन्यास 
ॐ शांति शांति शांति

Early morning Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style practice, on the lovely, lush, tropical island of Kauai. Fresh air, organic fresh, gmo free superfoods & yummy smoothies. Then, a walk on Hanalei Bay.  What a blessing. With gratitude, contentment & appreciation for all the blessings.
तट सैट नाम .

yoga & dance on the beach, Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

Fire dancing video mix from Maui and Kauai, Hawaii



Goddesses on the beach in Poipu, Kauai

Ring of Fire, Pele Show

Fire Dancing for The Dead @ Shoreline Ampitheatre, May 2009 Part 2


Fire Dancing for The Dead @ Shoreline Ampitheatre, May 2009


Pua La`a fire dancing for 'The Dead' @ Shoreline Ampitheatre, May 2009


A new day, a new dawn........
Danse Arts Yoga Acadamie

I am offering group classes and private instruction in multiple modalities of dance, yoga, fire spinning and more.
My shared teachings are designed to expand consciousness, and create sacred space.......in the body, mind, and spirit. 

With much mahalo,
Me ke aloha pumehana,
pua la`a