Yuki Kaʻea Lyons

Hula & Hawaiian Culture Mentor - South Kona District

Having a passion for Hawaiian language, culture, and hula, Kaʻea has enriched the lives of our keiki as a kumu for twenty years with several Hawaiian Language Programs from Punana Leo- Hawaiian Language Preschools to Ke Kula 'o 'Ehunuikaimalino Hawaiian Language Immersion School.

Kaʻea moved to radio full time in 2011 and also lectures at Hawaii Community College-Palamanaui and Haleo, teaching Hawaiian Language courses. She continues to support the students at Ehunui whenever she can.

Kaʻea joined the morning team with Jaz in January of 2011 and is the Content and Brand Manager for KAPA Hwn FM. She continues to spread her knowledge and passion for Hawaiian culture and language by keeping KAPA active in the community, helping to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. She is also the Founder of Kākoʻo I Nā Keiki and the Lahui Project*, which benefit Hawaiʻi Island keiki.

Kaʻea has had the blessing of traveling throughout the world and the mainland USA sharing her aloha through hula. With over 25 years of study, she has graduated to Kumu Hula from the award winning halau, Nā Lei ‘O Kaholokū under the direction of Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.

Kaʻea continues her desire to humbly serve others. While strengthening and nurturing cultural identity by enriching community relationships through education, Hawaiian culture and language.