What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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MOMS’ GROUP with Stefanie Cooke; come share your parenting experience during this group time which serves as a play group for babies and toddlers, as well as a supportive environment for new and experienced moms to talk story. Older children, expectant moms and dads are welcome. Friday, April 1 & 15 9-10:30 a.m.

INTRODUCTION TO THE 5 TIBETAN RITES and CHAKRA MEDITATION with Jo Caron, certified Kripalu yoga teacher, with 15 years’ experience leading classes and workshops. This program is an introduction to ancient, yoga-like postures known as The Fountain of Youth, combined with a Chakra meditation to enhance focus to the chakras during the practice. We will allow contemplative pauses for journaling and in-depth breathing technique for drawing life-force to the practitioners. Friday, April 15 & 29 2-3:30 p.m.

TUTU’S QUILTERS with Kathy Lukens; 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. Every Monday 9:30 a.m.-Noon

YOGA 4 LIFE with Kate Stewart, RN, RYT. Please join this “wellness yoga” program, a union of mind and body…linking breath with movement…a meditation in motion…the flow of energy in an experience that encourages you to achieve a sense of balance, integration and freedom, in support of your commitment to healthy living. Every Monday 1-2 p.m.

CIRCUIT TRAINING with Kathy Cazimero. Join us for a 1-hour cardio/strength workout; light warm up, then a series of aerobic exercises and light weight stations, switching stations every 30 seconds. Cool down and get on with the rest of your day refreshed! Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required. Every Tuesday 8-9 a.m.

ADVANCED UKULELE with Aunty Marjie Spencer; 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. Tuesday, April 19 9:30-11 a.m.

TUTU’S HOUSE WRITERS’ GROUP co-hosted by avid writers Greer Woodward, John Holland and Jim Cisler; a supportive environment for writers at any level of writing skill and experience. Participants are invited to read their work and request from the group the type of feedback they would like. Every Tuesday 10 a.m.-Noon

KNITTING & KNITTING SUPPORT with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter, pattern designer and fiber artist; for ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters; stay as long as you can. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project. Every Tuesday 12:30-3 p.m.

EASY STRETCH~SENIOR STRETCHING with Sharon Higuchi, fitness enthusiast; gentle stretch moves from head to toe to improve your mobility and range of motion, this is a stretching and breathing practice that supports relaxation, flexibility and health. Bring a towel or mat. Wednesday, April 20 9:30-10:30 a.m.

TUMBLE FUN with Mikki Hastings, for keiki age 3-5 years and their parents/grandparents; enjoy a morning of playing, skipping, jumping, balance, movement, songs and rhythm with child and adult having fun together. Wear comfortable clothes. Every Wednesday, 11-11:45 a.m.

YOGA FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS with Melinda Polet; this yoga is about preparing mom and baby for birth physically, mentally and spiritually. The practice includes basic positions and meditation tools intended to strengthen the bond between mom and baby during gestation and in preparation for birth. Whether you are a first time mom or have given birth before, yoga is a great way to prepare for birth and this uniquely female experience. Every Wednesday 12:30-1:30 p.m.

BEGINNING GUITAR & VOCALS with Bobby Teixeira. Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Here’s your opportunity. Learn basic music theory, stru mming patterns and chords to accompany your voice. Vocal instruction includes breathing techniques, projection and pitch. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12 to adult are welcome. Every Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m.

ZUMBA FITNESS with Mikki Hastings & Katherine DuBose. This Latin-inspired dance fitness program is a great way to burn calories. Every class feels like a party; come join us and you’ll see what we mean! You don’t even have to know how to dance, just move your body and follow our lead. Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.

BABY S.T.E.P.S. PLAY GROUP with Gail Judd, former preschool teacher, current Project Assistant for P-3 and an early childhood trainer for PATCH. This play group is for children under five years of age who normally do not have the opportunity to attend preschool on a regular basis. No fees or registration required; however, a parent/caregiver must accompany children at all times. Children can choose from a selection of developmentally appropriate activities and early learning experiences. Every Thursday (except April 28) 9:30-11 a.m.

RESTORATIVE YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist; 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; suitable for all body types and health conditions. Every Thursday (except April 28) Noon-1 p.m.

YIN-YANG YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist. YIN yoga is a system of long-held, passive yoga poses believed to stimulate the flow of chi (life force energy) into the joints and connective tissues. It increases physical agility, replenishes energy and mental clarity. YANG yoga is a dynamic practice of yoga postures that mobilizes active aspects of your energy body while developing physical strength, agility and grace. Blending these styles of yoga helps achieve and maintain optimal health, vitality, peace and wellbeing on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Every Thursday (except April 28) 4-5 p.m.

MEDITATION GROUP with Samantha Birch. This session provides a supportive group setting in which to practice your meditation. It is not guided, but is a time to meet with others and be ‘mindful.’ There will also be time for discussion. Chairs are provided, but please bring a cushion and a personal blanket — or whatever you like for your own comfort during meditation. Every Thursday 6-7 p.m.

BEGINNER’S YOGA with Kiyomi Falcon, RYT, LMT; 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. Tuesday, April 19 4-5 p.m.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING with Kohala Hamakua Radio Club. Promoting Amateur Radio, this group welcomes new members. Join us to discuss topics related to Amateur Radio. Emergency communications, radio operating, education and licensing. Wednesday, April 19 7-10 p.m.

HEARING TESTS with Greg Scott, Hilo Hearing Aid Center; have a hearing test and receive helpful information about hearing aid care; appointments recommended for your convenience; please call 935-6358 to schedule. Thursday, April 14 10 a.m.-Noon

OPENING AWARENESS with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist. Yoga for the mind — we will explore meditation and mindfulness together drawing from all cultures, religions, and beliefs and acknowledge the presence of overlapping KEY ideas. A portion of each session will include some recorded information, meditation instruction and individual practice time, a segment of shared sacred silence and voluntary verbal shares. Thursday, April 14 5:15-6:30 p.m.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM with Susan Akeo, AARP certified instructor; classroom refresher course designed for drivers 50 years and over, though younger drivers are welcome. All participants receive a certificate upon completion of course which may allow you to receive a discount on your insurance. Registration is required by calling 885-4789 (evenings). Saturday, April 16 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ATTITUDINAL HEALING, PERSON TO PERSON ~ Facilitated by Sydney Limtiaco, a Certified Hypnotherapist. The goal of an attitudinal healing group is inner peace. This practice is helpful for adults who wish to enhance the quality of life experiences by learning how to apply the principles of attitudinal healing in both their personal and professional lives. Participants will acquire tools and skills, which will support making healthier choices. Group is limited to twelve, please call 885-6777 to register. Tuesday April 19 & 26 5:30 -7 pm

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES with Alice Bratton; Parent Partner with Hawaii Families as Allies. “Look What You’ve Done!” Learning Disabilities and Self-Esteem is a video presentation by Dr. Robert Brooks, a clinical psychologist who has worked with special needs children and their families for over 25 years, offers practical strategies for helping children develop the confidence and resilience they need to succeed. A discussion/support group will follow. HFAA aims to give families the tools necessary to successfully advocate for their children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Thursday April 21 9 -11 a.m.

SECRETS TO YOUTH AND VITALITY with Dr. Luis Feliu, Chiropractic Physician. Bring yourself, your family and your friends to learn the six simple secrets to living a youthful, vibrant life. Thursday April 21 5:30 -6:30 p.m.

2011 UPDATE ON DIABETES with Jennerfer Rabideau, RN, BSN, CDE, CNN at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Join us for this update on diabetes on; 1) Medications for treatment of diabetes. 2) Over-the-counter medications and how they affect your blood sugar numbers. — Treatment options for type 1. & type 2. Diabetes. Handouts will include “Living well with diabetes, a self-care workbook, and over the counter drugs. Friday April 22 1 -2:30 p.m.

PATIENT ADVOCATE: Do You Need One? With Dr. Patricia Arthur, retired chiropractic physician, will share information on this topic for patients with insurance, billing, decisions, and other medical-based problems. Patient Advocates intervene, assist, manage, and advocate for clients or help to promote issues. They take on the burden of dealing with doctors, insurance companies, or medical, or other issues during their clients’ illnesses. Environmental health advocates identify and educate by raising important issues people face. Please bring your questions. Friday April 22 1 -2:30 p.m.

STRESS RESILIENCE with Michael Aronowitz, PhD, psychologist, in private practice in Waimea, with over 25 years’ experience working with people to overcome stress and distress and live joyful lives. Learn seven great tools to help you get through whatever you’re going through. 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. This program will familiarize you with tried and tested strategies for building our resilience to stress. Surprise yourself with how much happier life can be. Wednesday, April 27 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Support Groups

AL-ANON FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ALCOHOLICS 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. Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NAMI HAWAII SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Pamela Kimbell and Lesley Patton Do you have a loved one with mental illness? Join us as we share our experience, hope, and resources. You are not alone. For more info, call Pam at 884-5266. To learn more about NAMI, please visit www.namihawaii.org. Wednesday, April 20 5:30-7 p.m.

CHRONIC FATIGUE CONDITIONS with Carol Buck; learn about fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue, MS, aluminum toxicity, celiac, and other autoimmune disorders; allopathic (Western) and complementary treatments. Discover more about your condition so you can work more effectively with your physician. Tuesday, April 26 12:30-2 p.m.

BREAST AND OTHER WOMEN’S CANCERS Join Corinne Higa, Susan Nakahara, Masako Nitta, Pat Owen, Carolyne Riley, Thelma Ryusaki, Jennifer Snyder and others who are cancer survivors. Share and aid each other in healing of cancer; come feel the support others can give! Wednesday, April 27 12:30-2 p.m.

Earl’s Garage

Monday through Friday Hours: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. & 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Registration is required, please call Katherine at 885-6777

to arrange for your child to participate.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in April – Earl’s Garage kids will be working on two exciting robotics projects, Botball and ROV.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, as part of our ongoing science projects, kids will begin to map out and engineer a miniature sustainable community.

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