Tutu’s House, Waimea’s community health and wellness resource center located in the Kamuela Business Center, hosts a wide variety of programs; please call us at 885-6777 to register so presenters can properly prepare.
There is no charge to participate, however donations are deeply appreciated.
INTRODUCTION TO THE 5 TIBETAN RITES and CHAKRA MEDITATION with Jo Caron, certified Kripalu yoga teacher, with 15 years’ experience leading classes and workshops. 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, July 30 10 a.m.-Noon
What’s Happening at Tutu’s House in August
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
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, Aug. 2, 16 & 30 9:30-11 a.m.
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.
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. Every Tuesday 4-5 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 (except Aug. 17) 6:30-7:30 p.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 12:30-1:30 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 4-5:15 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 5:30-6:30 p.m.
SCRABBLE MEETUP hosted by Annabel Spielman. Inspired by the Spreckelsville Maui Senior Center program, 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. At each session we’ll decide on house rules-such as dictionary use or not, and hope to have enough interest for several games going at one time. If you can’t come at 1 o’clock, no problem, we’ll fit you in whenever you arrive. Every Friday 1- 4 p.m.
HOW EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE HAPPIER with Landry Fuller, Wellness Coach and Nutrition Counselor. Landry moved to the Big Island earlier this year and is dedicated to helping people learn how to have healthier and happier lives. Exercise may be the closest thing to the fountain of youth. Learn how you can find an exercise you will enjoy, and let it bring true happiness and health to your life. Monday, Aug. 8 1- 2 p.m.
TOOLS and STRATEGIES for PURPOSEFUL LIVING with Laurie Wheeler, DiHom. Our desire for change, and not knowing how to effect change, keeps us repeating the same old patterns. Happiness is not random or uncontrollable; the truth is that life unfolds from our thoughts becoming our actions. We make decisions every day-consciously and unconsciously-that affect our personal growth. Through increasing self-awareness of who we are and how we respond to our world, we can more naturally affect the outcome of our goals. Monday, Aug. 8 4:30-6 p.m.
CONFIDENT BIRTHING, HYPNOSIS FOR BIRTH with JonMarie Kerns, Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist. Women have long appreciated the value of hypnosis for birth. JonMarie will share an introduction to the principles of hypnosis and specific ways to enhance the birthing journey. Participants will be guided through an exploration of self-hypnosis techniques, and have fun experiencing significant benefits and skills to take away. Tuesday, Aug. 9 10-11:30 a.m.
CATARACTS, DIABETES and OTHER EYE CONDITIONS with retired Optometrist Fran Tabor. Join this informal discussion about various issues regarding cataracts, including symptoms, implant types, surgery and options to help patients understand what to expect before and after cataract surgery. Dr. Tabor is also happy to discuss any other eye/vision related concerns you may have. Wednesday, Aug. 10 1-2 p.m.
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING with Kohala Hamakua Radio Club. Promoting Amateur Radio, this group welcomes new members. Join us in discussions about Amateur Radio, emergency communications, radio operation, education and licensing. Wednesday, Aug. 10 7-9 p.m.
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, Aug. 11 Noon-2 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO THE BENEFITS OF SELF-HYPNOSIS with JonMarie Kerns, Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist. An introduction to the principles of hypnosis and its applications — medical support hypnotherapy, chronic pain management, stress relief, emotional challenges, digestive problems, educational focus and sports/performance improvement and more. Learn to exercise inner resources that support health and wellness. Practice and experience self-hypnosis techniques and take the benefits and skills away. Thursday, Aug. 11 5:30-7 p.m.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: AN EDUCATIONAL TALK with Marie Bouman, LMT, FA, advanced level CranioSacral therapist with special training for newborns and children. This informal lecture will cover what CranioSacral Therapy is,and how it promotes wellbeing along with information about the body’s nervous, hormonal and muscular systems. CranioSacral therapy is helpful for headaches, and spinal injuries, autoimmune disorders, depression and more; there will be demonstration and time for questions and answers. Friday, Aug. 12 Noon-1:30 p.m.
JOURNEY WITH DRUMMING AND DIDGERIDOO with Laurie & Bob Wheeler, husband and wife duo with more than 6 years’ experience 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. Friday, Aug 12. 5:30-7:00 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, Aug 17, 24 & 31 9:30-10:30 a.m.
PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE Experience the empowerment of this talk story about improving the quality of your health care through small, impactful, personal actions. Susan Hunt, Director of the Hawai`i County Beacon Community Grant, will join the conversation and share her insight into the how the grant will improve health care. Past conversation highlights are on our website www.tutushouse.org Wednesday, Aug. 17 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. Includes skin and nail care demonstrations, make-up application, and wig and head covering techniques which help 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, Aug. 18 10 a.m. -Noon
PAINTING WITHOUT FEAR with Laurie Kaye. Painting seems to scare a lot of people…not the paintings so much as the idea of actually painting yourself. This program will encourage you to develop, discover, enhance, explore and nurture your own unique creative process, without fear of judgment, while having fun. Leave your inner-critic at home. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. Friday, Aug. 19 5:30-7:30 p.m.
KNOW THE TEN WARNING SIGNS of ALZHEIMERS presented by Sheoli Makara, West HI Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter Program Coordinator. Do you have pre-diagnosis concerns about a loved one? Come learn the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. There will also be time for questions and answers. For more information and to reserve your space at this very important talk, please call Sheoli at 238-0484. Saturday, Aug. 20 10 a.m.-Noon
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! Saturday, Aug. 20 2-5 p.m.
12 KEY STEPS TO HEALTH with Landry Fuller, Wellness Coach and Nutrition Counselor
is dedicated to helping people learn how to have healthier and happier lives. Learn about 12 easy ways to have a happier and healthier body — based on simple tips that you can start using today! Guests of all ages
are invited to attend. Monday, Aug. 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 tobuild your resilience to stress. Surprise yourself with how much happier life can be. Wednesday, Aug. 24 5:30-6:30 p.m.
GET FIT HAWAII Orientation & Weigh-Ins ~ a project of Five Mountains Hawaii. Gather your friends, co-workers and family to form a team of four or more members and take the Get Fit challenge to make positive lifestyle changes. Pick up program materials, weigh-in, and have your beginning measurements and blood pressure screenings taken. Teams will be encouraged to engage in physical activity and healthy eating. Participants will be supported by their team leader, online newsletters, tips, fun events and more. Visit fivemountains.org website for details and more information. Saturday, Aug. 27 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & Tuesday, Aug. 30 4 -6:30 p.m.
OUR BODIES CAN & DO HEAL THEMSELVES with Wendy Sorenson, LMT; a talk about accessing our bodies’ design for self-healing energies. In her practice, Wendy uses reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu along with breath work learned from Hawaiian and Mayan teachers, and will be share a variety of information related to these techniques.. This talk will give you tools to support mind, body, emotional and spiritual health. Saturday, Aug. 27 2-3:30 p.m.
FRIENDS OF THE FUTURE ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER CLOSING BID with Michelle Medeiros, Resource Development Leader. Use the Tutu’s House internet-connected Health Gateway computers to view our online auction and place your closing bids. Your winning bid will improve our ability to continue serving our community. Sunday, Aug. 28 1-3 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.
NAMI HAWAII SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Pamela Kimbell and Lesley Patton Do you have a loved one with mental illness? You are note alone; join us as we share our experience, hope, and resources. For more info, call Pam at 884-5266. To learn more about NAMI, please visit www.namihawaii.org. Wednesday, Aug. 17 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, Aug. 23 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, Aug. 24 12:30-2 p.m.