Kumu Keala Ching is a Hawaiian cultural educator, composer, song writer, and spiritual advisor to many Hawaiian organizations. Kumu Keala lives and breathes aloha into his Hawaiian heritage with his strong presence and great heart.
Keala Ching was a dancer of the Men of Waimapuna under the direction of the late Darrel Ihi'ihilauakea Lupenui. In 1999 he became a practitioner of Ho'oponopono with the late Kupuna Malia Craver, a cultural specialist at the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's center. He graduated from Chaminade University, Masters of Education Leadership Administration.
Under the tutelage of Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Keala has spent many years learning and building his knowledge. He received the 'uniki rites of kumu hula. He is fluent in the Hawaiian language, which he uses as the foundation for teaching all of his students.
He currently lives in Kailua-Kona, where he is Kumu Hula for Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola. He travels the world to share the Hawaiian culture and traditions. Kumu Keala is Co-founder and Executive Director of Na Wai Iwi Ola (NWIO) Foundation.