A couple exploration shots from our time on The Big Island. Loving all these hide aways so far and can’t wait for star gazing at an observatory on top of a volcano tonight. 🌈🌈
So far we have been beach bums, seen lava fields (to be explored further in a few days), played with the pup at our Airbnb who is thoroughly enjoying the ball we got him (endless hours of fetch have been played), swam with Manta Rays at night, been to the zoo, ridden horses through the most beautiful valley on the island and visited a flea market. 🌈🌈
I won’t pretend that this has all been easy and that I’m not battling mental illness every single day but I will say that everyday gets better. Try new things. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and remember what living is all about. These moments and sparks of insane wonder, awestruck beauty and happiness are worth living for. Never give up. Never give in. Fight like hell.
Go check out the event, 'Love & the Apocalypse - A Night of Speed Dating,' hosted by @aesharoseeventanddesign. The event is this Friday, Sept 21st from 7 PM - 12 AM at @cirquehale in Kona. You'll have a chance to win a one-on-one makeup class with me which is included in the romance package - plus a ton of other awesome prizes like lodging for 2, massages, acupuncture, food, gelato, love coaching, and more! You could be dead, fall in love instead!
Hi’ilawe Waterfall is one of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls in Hawaii and lucky for us, it is located right here on the #BigIsland 😍. It drops about 1,450 into #WaipioValley on Lalakea Stream and is well worth the hike. Who would you take here? Comment below! 📷- @nj_laurie
Pahoa’s emergency evacuation center opened May 3 and offered a lifeline to people forced from their homes by the Kilauea eruption over the next 136 days.
Until it closed Monday, there were plenty of problems, crimes and complaints, but evacuees said they appreciated the enormous effort that went into caring for 560 stressed-out evacuees — and the already homeless people who joined them.
Read more at the link in our bio.
Teacher Highlight - Ms Miho Morinoue!
Our lovely Ms. Miho Kanani Morinoue is a native of Hawaii. She has a classically trained background in dance with Yoko Saito at the Baroness Academy Dancing School in Japan, Ernest Morgan and Virginia Holte in Hawaii, Anna Marie Holmes and Bruce Marks at the Boston Ballet, Maria Veigh at Ballet Hawaii and the Marin Ballet Academy in California.
At the age of 17, Miho moved to New York City from California with a full scholarship with David Howard Dance Center and continued her dance studies with teachers like William Burmann, Finis Young, Janet Panetta, Svi Gotheiner and many others. At age 19, Miho began her 10-year career with Complexions Contemporary Ballet Co. in NYC where she shared the stage with dancers such as Desmond Richardson, Serita Allen, Carmen de Lavallade, Jodie Gates, Sandy Brown, Michael Thomas, Yuri Sands. ⠀⠀
You may recognize Ms Miho from the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa where she serves as the Youth Program Director. ⠀⠀
Ms Miho has been teaching with Kona Dance & Performing Arts since day one and currently teaches our Ballet 1 and Ballet 3 classes.
We are honored and grateful to have Ms Miho teach and inspire our students every week and appreciate all that she does for our studio ohana. Mahalo Nui Ms Miho!