What’s happening at Tutu’s House

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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For more class details and a comprehensive monthly schedule go to www.tutushouse.org and click on “newsletter.” There is no fee to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although donations are very much appreciated. Please call 885-6777 to register for classes.


From 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday (except Aug. 23). Social interaction and camaraderie are an important component of these sessions. Talking points will range from cloth diapering, baby-wearing, sleeping arrangements and home-made baby food, Baby Signs® for early communication with your baby and other topics of interest.

RESTORATIVE YOGA with Molly McLaughlin, RYT, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday (except Aug. 23.) From arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, Restorative Yoga Therapy promotes healing on all levels of being. This guided practice will turn on your body’s healing powers and is suitable for all body types and health conditions.

YIN-YANG YOGA with Janet Lam, RYT, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday (except Aug. 23) This is an intermediate level program which blends passive and active styles of yoga to help achieve and maintain optimal health.

FIT 4 FUN with Kathy Cazimero, from 8 to 9 a.m. every Friday and Tue. This low impact cardio/strength workout includes stretching, and some simple Zumba steps. Please bring your own weights to work on arms, shoulders, legs and overall body balance. Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required.

BREATH and ALIGNMENT YOGA with Jess Clarke, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. every Friday. This yoga focuses on proper alignment of the spine and on breathing. All levels are welcome even if you just want to participate in the breathing practice.

BUSY BEES BABY YOGA with Melinda Polet, RMT, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 and 17. This is an opportunity for moms (including pregnant women) to experience stretching and moving together with their babies between the ages of 6 weeks to 4 years old. Traditional postures, as well as stretches suitable for pregnancy and post-birth, will be explored. New ways to connect with your babies will include massage, chanting and music.

SCRABBLE MEETUP hosted by Annabel Spielman, from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday. Open to all ages and skill levels (including beginners) with emphasis on good sportsmanship, fair play, flexibility, open mindedness, patience and communication in a social environment. Bring your friends and family; the idea is to have fun, as well as stimulate our brains.

BEGINNING GUITAR with Bobby Teixeira, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Friday (except Aug. 3). Learn basic music theory, strumming patterns and chords. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12 to adult are welcome.

PERILS and PEARLS in PARADISE: HawaiiIsland Alcohol Stories and Facts with Holly Algood. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3. Film premiere and facilitated talk story with pupus. Hear interviews of 29 Hawaii Island residents whose lives have been dramatically touched by alcohol use. Learn some of the latest research about health and lifestyle and alcohol use; what is moderate, excessive and binge drinking. Hear what youth are saying they need from adults and family members.

LEARN MASSAGE for FAMILY and FRIENDS with Chikako Hoshino-Powers, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Aug 4. Specializing in fascia and connective tissue body realignment; learn massage techniques that will be a healthy gift you can give to your family and friends. Parents can use this healthy and loving way to communicate with, and help, your children to relax. Attend as a pair or individual. Please bring a pillow, a twin sheet (may get oil stains), a yoga mat or futon, a large towel and a hand towel.

TUTU’S QUILTERS with Kathy Lukens, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday. For beginners and experienced; learn quilting Hawaiian style while meeting a great group of people, initial supplies are provided or bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed.

PLAY HANAFUDA with Ken Tsuhako, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Hanafuda (“flower cards”) is a traditional Japanese card game based on images related to nature and the seasons. No experience is needed to join this group of enthusiasts. Open to ages10 to 100, first time players or those who have played before. Come enjoy the companionship the games allow.

ADVANCED UKULELE with Aunty Marjie Spencer, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Join other experienced players of all ages to learn more about the ukulele through friendship and song. Bring your own ukulele and 3-ring binder for music.

KNITTING and KNITTING SUPPORT with Gretchen Geisler, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., every Tuesday. For ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.

STRESS RESILIENCE with Michael Aronowitz, PhD, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8. Stressors you may be experiencing in your relationships, at work, parenting, or financial can be overwhelming; but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn seven great tools, along with tried and tested strategies, to help you get through whatever you’re going through and to build your resilience to stress. Surprise yourself with how much happier life can be.

EPILEPSY: SYMPTOMS, TYPES and TREATMENTS with Marko Reumann, M.D. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Aug. 11. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that produces unpredictable recurring seizures and affects people in a variety of ways. Almost 2.5 million Americans suffer from this neurological condition, yet public understanding of it is limited. In an effort to promote health and understanding, Dr. Reumann will address the spectrum of this disorder with all its social implications with an emphasis on treatment options.

GET YOUR PAPERWORK DONE PARTY From 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13. This self-led group meets monthly to focus on personal organizational projects. This program is intended to keep you focused and engaged in your paperwork by making it more social (others are working around you) with a goal of keeping your project moving toward completion.

BEGINNER’S YOGA with Kiyomi Falcon, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 14, 21 and 28. Yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns and muscle strain; relaxes mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration and frees the spirit. Kiyomi also incorporates meditation practice into this class.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE , with Jeanne Teleia, MFT, CSAC, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 14. Free yourself from difficult emotions and memories, negative thought patterns and even manage health conditions like chronic pain more effectively without drugs. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a well-established natural treatment you can learn to do yourself in a short time. It has been used around the world for trauma, depression, anxiety, pain, and other physical and mental health conditions.


WEIGHT CONTROL SUPPORT GROUP, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Join this self-led group for anyone interested in losing or maintaining their weight. Emphasis is on a healthy lifestyle for weight control, with an opportunity to share stories, ideas, recipes, strategies and encouragement. It’s easier if we do it together.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

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