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 (except May 30) 9:30 a.m.-Noon
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; gather with 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, May 17 & 31 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. Every Wednesday 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 prepares 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 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, strumming patterns and chords to accompany your voice. Vocal instruction includes breathing, projection and pitch. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12 to adult are welcome. Every Wednesday (except May 11) 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 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 & LEARN GROUP with Gail Judd, P-3 Project Assistant and PATCH Trainer. This play and learn group is for children under 5 years of age who do not have the opportunity to attend preschool on a regularly. 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 May 19) 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. Note new time Every Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
YIN-YANG YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist. This yoga practice combines passive (YIN) poses believed to stimulate the flow of chi into the joints and connective tissues, promoting physical agility and mental clarity, with more dynamic (YANG) aspects to develop physical strength, agility and grace. Blending these styles helps achieve and maintain optimal health, vitality, peace and wellbeing on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Every Thursday 4-5:00 p.m.
MEDITATION GROUP with Samantha Birch; a supportive, non-guided group setting for your meditation practice. It 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.
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, May 20 9-10:30 a.m.
WOMEN, HEALTH and CREATIVITY JoAnna Wyss, LCSW and Expressive Arts Therapist. "Nurturing Ourselves and Others" is our Spring workshop theme on the day before Mother’s Day. We will create a relaxing and rejuvenating day to incubate, shelter and invite our creative spirits to blossom. When we engage in spontaneous self-expression, we become midwives and shepherds of our own true being. Bring an object (a rock, shell, crystal or other symbolic object) to represent self, or something you wish to nurture and encourage to blossom. We’ll explore creating an environment or “nest” for it and the symbolic ingredients it will need to flourish. Happy Spring! Saturday, May 7 10:30 am-3:30 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, May 17 & 24 4-5 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, May 12 10 a.m.-Noon
UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES with Alice Bratton; Parent Partner with Hawaii Families as Allies. "Learning Disabilities and Social Skills, Last One Picked … First One Picked On" addresses the social problems kids with learning disabilities face, and offers some practical solutions. In this video, Richard Lavoie, nationally recognized expert on learning disabilities, explains why LD kids often feel isolated and rejected, and what parents can do to help. 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. Bring your bag lunch and beverage if you like. Thursday, May 12 Noon-2 p.m.
MANAGING YOUR MEDICAL CARE & RECORDS ONLINE with Dr. Adam Gratz, D.O. If you can use a computer to create email or look at your bank records, you have the skills you need to manage your medical care online! Learn how to use the Internet to speak to a doctor, access your medical records, and find individualized health resources. Bring your laptop, if you have one. We have a limited number of computers available as well. You do not need to bring your medical records, but you should have your health insurance provider information and social security number with you. Friday, May 13 4-6 p.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 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 and in-depth breathing techniques for drawing upon our healing life force. Saturday, May 14 10 a.m.-Noon
WEIGHT LOSS, DETOXING and GLANDULAR SYSTEM SUPPORT with Laurie Wheeler, homeopathic practitioner and educator who recognizes the ancient wisdom of seeing and treating a person. She will discuss how homeopathic methods can be used to enhance body detoxification, stimulate the immune system, and support specific glandular systems. There are categories of remedies that have different methods of action, including homeopathic HCG weight loss and constitutional prescriptions. Bring your questions and concerns to this discussion for a better quality of health. Saturday, May 14 12:30-2 p.m.
CHANTING FOR WELL BEING with Tarananda, vibrational healing coach. Learn how engaging your voice can awaken vast reserves of life force energy with this dynamic approach to the most ancient of healing arts. Tarananda weaves traditional wisdom with the Science of Sound in an engaging experiential, uplifting and insightful presentation. Facilitate inner peace and harmonize your being. (no experience necessary) – not another discipline! Come play with sound. Monday, May 16 5:30-7 p.m.
LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER FOR CANCER PATIENTS with Theresa Beisley, ACS volunteer, cancer survivor and licensed cosmetologist. This program is for women who recently completed, or are currently undergoing, cancer treatment. Including skin and nail care demonstrations, make-up application, and wig and head covering techniques this opportunity helps to minimize appearance-related side effects from cancer treatment. Learn skills to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Registration required; RSVP to Kristina Sanchez at West Hawaii American Cancer Society, 334-0010 ext. 1. FREE cosmetic kits (light, medium or dark skin tone matches) are provided to each participant. Thursday, May 19 10 a.m.-Noon
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, May 19 2:30 -3:30 p.m.
SOUL DANCE with Anneka Keck, Dance and Movement Therapist. Soul Dance is guided movement where Everyone, from beginner to experienced, is equal when dancing from the soul. Get deeply in touch with your authentic self through movement, breath, and self-healing practices. Most of all ~ Enjoy! Thursday May 19 6 -7:30 p.m.
ARTHRITIS: WHAT IS IT & WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? with Dr. Diane Payne, Orthopedic Surgeon and Sarah Davis, Physical Therapist, from North Hawaii Community Hospital. This program will educate attendees regarding joint osteoarthritis and how to manage the various challenges that accompany arthritis. Friday, May 20 2 -3:30 p.m.
KAMALAMA PARENTING with Darissa Kekuawela and Ruth Forbes; Kamalama is based on our host’s culture of traditional Hawaiian values which are the heart of what makes Hawai’i such a beautiful and welcoming place. This month’s session is on Hana Pono and Laulima. We will explore how working together toward common goals supports the entire ‘ohana. Friday, May 20 6:15-7:45 p.m.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) with Laura Powers, L.Ac. TCM focuses on finding balance of body, mind and spirit; emphasizes prevention of disease and treats everything from the common cold to cancer. Come learn how TCM can help you become healthier and happier through natural remedies. Saturday, May 21 1 -2:30 p.m.
JOURNEY WITH DRUMMING AND DIDGERIDOO with Laurie & Bob Wheeler, husband and wife duo with more than 6 years facilitating journeys. Laurie beats the Native American shamanic drum and Bob plays the ancient Aboriginal didgeridoo, together creating a vortex of energy for a powerful journey. Laurie has been an alternative healing practitioner for over 14 years, and creates a bridge for deeper understanding. Please bring a mat or blanket, water, journal notebook or paper and pen and a snack. Sunday, May 22 2 -3:30 p.m.
STRESS RESILIENCE with Michael Aronowitz, PhD, psychologist, who enjoys helping people to overcome stress / distress and live joyful lives. Learn seven great tools to help you get through whatever you’re going through. Stressors in your relationships, at work, parenting, or financial can be overwhelming. This program will familiarize you with tried and tested strategies for building resilience to stress. Surprise yourself with how much happier life can be. Wednesday, May 25 5:30-6:30 p.m.
COME HEAR HO’ONANI THRESHOLD CHOIR ~ Come join our singing (or just listen if you like) with Ho’onani Threshold Choir every 4th Wednesday evening. We sing simple rounds and other songs for people in Hospice care or those who can otherwise use our support. We listen deeply to hearts, our own and each other’s, and choose songs accordingly. Wednesday, May 25 7-8:30 p.m.
HEALING TOUCH with Anne Warren, Nurse Practitioner, with 30 years’ experience as a healer in the medical field. Healing Touch is an energy-based healing that balances the flows of energy in and around the physical body; introduction to basic concepts behind energy healing; learning at least one healing touch technique where we will have the opportunity to work with each other. Thursday, May 26 5:15-6:30 p.m.
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.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP with Sindona Cassteel, MFT, bereavement counselor for North Hawaii Hospice. Join other caregivers in exploring the challenges, frustrations, and joys
of this compassionate work. Monday, May 16 & 23 2-3:30 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, May 18 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, May 31 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, May 25 12:30-2 p.m.