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For more class details and a comprehensive monthly schedule go to and click on “newsletter.” There are no fees to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although tax deductible donations are very much appreciated. Please call 885-6777 for more information, or to register for classes. Tutu’s House will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, with Dr. Hanalei Roberts, Naturopathic Physician. Learn how simple tapping can help you get rid of the damaging effect negative emotions have in your body. Increase stress resilience, reduce pain, and lessen cravings with this powerful tool.

SPINAL REJUVENATION from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 8, and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, with Dharmani Zelin Enjoy this synthesis of Hatha Yoga and Zhineng QiGong postures for loosening and strengthening the entire spine from cervical to lumbar while increasing the flow of chi/energy. Each class will conclude with a healing guided meditation and deep relaxation as practiced in China.

STRESS RESILIENCE from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, with Michael Aronowitz, PhD. Stressors in 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.

RESTORATIVE YOGA from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, with Carla Orellana, Certified Yoga Therapist and Movement Specialist with over 40 years’ teaching experience with ages from Kindergarten to Seniors. Carla is dedicated to supporting people toward improved health and well-being, She inspires her students with a gentle and playful approach.

COME LEARN ABOUT METABOLIC SYNDROME from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Saturday, July 13, with Buzz Hollander, MD, and Michelle Suber, ND. The most important disease you may never have heard of! This syndrome can be diagnosed based on several risk factors for poor health, including obesity, high blood sugars, high blood pressures, and unhealthy cholesterol levels. Reversing these trends as early as possible can help avoid developing problems like heart disease and diabetes in the future. This health event will start with a lecture by the husband and wife co-founders of Iris Integrative Health, and will continue with free risk factor health screenings.

KUNDALINI YOGA from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, with Deanna Zivalic. Kundalini is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline for developing awareness, character and consciousness. It is an integrated system of exercise, breath control, and meditation, which combine yoga postures with breathing techniques that results in a vigorous workout. Wear loose clothing and bring water, a small towel and a yoga mat (if you have one).

CAREGIVING CONVERSATIONS from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, with Karyn Clay, host and owner of Ho`onani Place, Waimea’s Adult Day Care, and professional caregiver since 1995. Whether you are a caregiver by heart, hire or relationship, join fellow caregivers in sharing stories, support and inspiration.

“FOAM ROLLER EXERCISES 101” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, with Susan Nowell, North Hawaii Community Hospital’s director of Rehabilitation Services. Join us as we explore the benefits of foam roller stretching exercises. Susan will discuss and demonstrate simple stretching exercises that can be done using these inexpensive therapeutic tools. Whether you are a light exerciser or an extreme athlete, you may benefit from incorporating a foam roller into your routine. Learn how you might be able to reduce muscle soreness, prevent injury, relieve stress, speed recovery and increase postural awareness/balance using this simple device.

LIVING AS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON: A GIFT OR A CURSE? From 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 and 25, with Colleen Keegan, life coach and wellness educator. Are you or your child highly sensitive? If you are easily over-stimulated, stressed out and overwhelmed you may be part of the 15-20 percent of the population known as Highly Sensitive People who have finely tuned nervous systems. The first session, on July 18, is for sensitive adults. We will explore the traits of HSP and learn tips and energetic techniques to thrive in a highly stimulating world. The second sessionl, on July 25, is for adults who care for and educate sensitive children. Friends and family are welcome!

TUTU’S QUILTERS from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday, 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.

PLAY HANAFUDA from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, with Elaine Loo, Ken Tsuhako and friends; 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.

FIT~4~FUN for Women from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast; this low impact cardio/strength workout includes stretching, leg exercises and weight training to support bone mass integrity as we age. Please bring your own weights to work on arms, shoulders, legs and overall body balance. Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required. Good exercise = Energy = Fun!

ADVANCED UKULELE from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, 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.

KNITTING AND KNITTING SUPPORT from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, 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. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP ~ from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, this self-led group 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.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, with Dave Fouts. Written as a teaching guide to support one’s spiritual journey, this book deals with universal themes while emphasizing practical applications. Participants read from, and discuss, the writings in the book. All are welcome.

SCRABBLE MEETUP from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, hosted by Annabel Spielman and friends; 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. The idea is to have fun, as well as stimulate our brains.

BEGINNER’S YOGA from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 23 and 30, with Kiyomi Falcon. Yoga 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.