"Aloha/ 'Ia Orana!
My name is Rachel and I've been dancing hula and tahitian with Merahi O Tehani of Union City, CA for 8 years. I started dancing hula and tahitian when I was 14 just as a fun way to exercise and have developed a love and passion for the Polynesian culture and dances. I have been teaching hula and tahitian as alaka'i or lead assistant teacher for the past 4 years and love watching students start developing their skills and own love for dancing. I also dance competatively in group and solo. I am currently going to San Francisco State University to receive my BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physiology of Fitness and Health. After hearing more great things about Hot Hula Fitness, my Auntie who is also the director of Merahi O Tehani, suggested we learn more about it and become certified to teach to help others achieve their fitness goals all while having fun dancing."