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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and long-time resident of Paris, France, Keilimei is an international bilingual musician & songwriter specializing in both yoga and sound meditation practices. Trained from a young age in music (piano, guitar, ukulele & percussion) as well as various modalities of yoga including Bikram, Vinyasa, and Yin, Keilimei brings a unique mix of dynamic yoga styles in her courses, always closing the practice with her signature vocal performance while playing a variety of acoustic instruments.
Operating from Paris, Keilimei hopes to give metropolitan dwellers opportunities to disconnect from the white noise and static energy of the day to day grind and find moments of inner peace.
Trained as a 500hr Yoga Alliance-certified instructor in Hawaii & Sri Lanka, she shortly after established herself in Paris, France and was able to introduce yoga programming to the American University of Paris, pioneering a first-in-its-class wellness space for both students and faculty that provided a program of weekly courses taught by her and a team of instructors that she curated and managed. While maintaining a steady client-base in Paris for nearly a decade, operating in top studios throughout the city, she has also organized and led retreats internationally including markets such as Thailand, Morocco and France. She has served as an ambassador and worked with brands such as Lululemon, Adidas, Lancel, and eco-responsible brands Organic Basics, Sanna Conscious Concept, Mimosa CBD, FoundBubbly and others.
Trained from a young age in music (piano, guitar, ukulele & percussion), Keilimei takes her inspiration for music from various styles throughout her life.
Having toured with french duo Synapson around France, Keilimei discovered that her passion was sharing music that is deeply personal and elevates the consciousness of her audience, in mainly subtle but often overt ways.
She is currently working on her personal project, her mission is to transmit her eclectic groovy vibes from her mind to the listener, taking them on a soulful journey to the love of one's self.
"E Ho Mai"
Keilimei Performing "E Ho Mai" at festival Ronquières in Belgique
" Grant us knowledge from above
The knowledge hidden in the chants "
The Oli (chant) "E Ho Mai" is recited to move the mind
from the mundane space to the sacred,
to synchronise and channel the collective energy
towards a common Kuleana (responsibility).
Used for personal purpose or before entering into ceremony,
this Oli is often recited at the opening of events and gatherings,
It is recommended that haumana (students) use this chant to help them seek knowledge and clear their minds of any negativity.
The language used is ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the official language of Hawaii.