Beach Walk 760 – Hula Lesson with Lopaka

This episode was sponsored by the Maui Visitors Bureau.

We’re on Maui for the Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Come take a hula lesson with us from Kumu Hula Lopaka Bukoski.

I was hired by the Maui Visitors Bureau to assemble a team of new media bloggers and podcasters to participate in a week-long press trip to Maui. You are the lucky beneficiaries! In this first episode, filmed on-site at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, you get to meet my kumu hula, or hula teacher, Lopaka Bukoski. I think you will be mesmerized by his knowledge, his lyrical use of Hawaiian chanting and language, and of course by the dancing! In Hawaiʻi, many of the kumu are men, and just like in this class, both men and women are hula practitioners. By the way, you can see the staff of the Ritz-Carlton performing in the lobby especially for this weekend of Hawaiian culture at the end of this episode.

Learn more about the Celebration of the Arts here, and please go explore the VisitMauiBlog for more stories, photos, and videos of our week on Maui. It is the perfect way to spend a little time on Maui and to plan your next vacation or business retreat. Mahalo nui to the Maui Visitors Bureau for inviting us to be their guests.

Hawaiian word:
Hula: dance

This episode was sponsored by the Maui Visitors Bureau.

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Beach Walk 759 – Flowing the Texas Rapids

I am in Austin, Texas for a program with Lola Jones and we went to Barton Creek for a lunch break. It was a perfect opportunity to remember the rocks in the river are part of the fun! I am sure you’ll get the metaphor.

Many of you viewers know I took a 5-day silent retreat with Lola Jones last year and that in addition to all the technology and social media training and consulting I do, I also give Divine Openings. I was here in Austin to gain some more experience and knew that you Beach Walks viewers would appreciate some flow analogies, some water footage, and of course a few pups! (We were joined by Honey and Sophie on the hike.)

Please visit my personal coaching web site to learn more about how you can stay happier in the flow of your dynamic life. There is lots of free stuff there, including audios and videos.

Hawaiian word:
Pōhaku: stone

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Beach Walk 751 – Yoshiko Moving to Hawaii

We meet the loveliest people through Beach Walks.

A while ago I met Yoshiko Hino, a viewer from Japan who connected with me on Twitter. Like myself, she has visited Hawaii many times and fell in love with the place! She is now making plans to move here. She is a very talented jewelry designer – you can see the Hawaii influence in her work. You can find her on Twitter @yoshikocat. She also does sales, which is easy to understand as she has a way of connecting with people.

Hawaiian word:
Neʻe aku: to move away

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Beach Walk 749 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #6

Lots of shout outs from the crew of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and a chance to find out if the advertising slogan, “Join the Navy and see the world” is more fact or fiction. Meet sailors Dave Bennett, Captain Mike Manazir, Christopher Currelley, Hannah Mason, Alexus Espinoza, Christopher Burchfield, Jeremy Newton, Ramon Sturdivant, Scott Martinez, Patrick Dauphinais, Kayla Johnsen, Sonya Stephens, and Ben Kohlmann.

Want to start at the beginning of the Nimitz Series? Click here for Episode 1.
Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Ao: world

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Beach Walks 748 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #5

Petty Officer Kayla Johnson gives us a tour of the enlisted berthing quarters and talks about the more personal side of being on board an aircraft carrier for six months. Find out about relationships and BBQ’s, and take the best seat on the boat with us. It’s a sunrise like no other.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Pukana lā: sunrise

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