from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday except Aug. 8, with Deanna, Carla and Andy. 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.
for Women from 8 to 9 a.m. every Friday and Tuesday, with Kathy Cazimero, fitness enthusiast. This low impact cardio and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 three-ring binder for music.
KNITTING AND KNITTING SUPPORT
from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, 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.
from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 20 and 27, 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.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. 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.
LOOK GOOD … FEEL BETTER FOR WOMEN CANCER PATIENTS
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, with Theresa Beisley, American Cancer Society volunteer, cancer survivor and licensed cosmetologist. This program is for all women who recently completed, or are currently undergoing, cancer treatment. Learn skills to better cope with skin changes and hair loss. Receive skin and nail care demonstrations, make-up application, as well as wig and head covering techniques for those experiencing appearance-related side effects from cancer treatment. Registration required by calling 935-0025. Free cosmetic kits are provided to each participant.
SELF HYPNOSIS BENEFITS
from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, with JonMarie Kerns, medical support clinical hypnotherapist. Through the basic principles of hypnosis, experience how easily and quickly you can learn to align inner brain and body resources that support health and wellness. Lessen the effects of stress, chronic pain, emotional challenges, digestive issues and much more. Come experience self-hypnosis techniques and take the benefits and skills away with you.
DISCOVER YOUR INGREDIENTS FOR LIFE WITH JOY AND MEANING
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with Joan Campbell, certified wellness coach. Each of us desires to thrive in life with joy, purpose and vitality. In this program, you will have the opportunity to examine your unique values, to identify self-defeating obstacles and to consider your own wellness and life vision. You will leave with small action steps that will help create forward motion toward greater life fulfillment.
from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, with Andy Russell. Through the lens of basic anatomy, yoga, strength and conditioning and other movement practices, this challenging and fun class will help participants of all levels become more aware and knowledgable about their body and the way it moves. This class creates a space to look in depth at our most basic and everyday actions (such as walking, standing and crawling) while encouraging self-awareness and exploration into making these movements more efficient and comfortable.
MEDICINE WHEEL WAYS
from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, with JonMarie Kerns, medical support clinical hypnotherapist. Stone circles from ancient times are found all around the earth. The gifts that come from the Circle of Life and its teachings are ever unfolding. Come explore and experience the many aspects of this powerful connection. As a sacred tool, it gives us a direct connection to inner balance and strength, creating a foundation for wellness and direction.
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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.
MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION FOR THE REST OF US
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, with Jeanne Teleia, MS, MFT, CSAC, family and play therapist and LAFF coach. Meditate, schmeditate. There are other ways to reduce stress and cultivate this “mindfulness” stuff that everyone is talking about. Join this lively class to acquire tools and practical applications to better cope with or prevent stress. Yes, it is possible to actually focus on the fun stuff in life! Attend this class on preventing stress and learning to keep your balance no matter what the world or other people may do.
UNDERSTANDING the IEP PROCESS
from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, with Alice Bratton and Susan Wood, two parents who help families learn how to be effective advocates for their children with unique needs. This presentation instructs parents and caregivers how to participate in the development of an Individualized Education Plan. Participants will gain an understanding of the IEP process and learn how to prepare for their child’s IEP meetings. Resources and information will be made available. For more information, or to register for the class, email email@example.com or call 322-1542.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, with Jade Patti McGaff, MD, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing on Hawaii Island with the intention of helping women discover their best health. McGaff has provided service for female reproductive health, including PMS, pregnancy, contraception, infertility, female pelvic problems necessitating surgery, and evaluations of abnormal breast, bladder, and pelvic lesions. In her more than 30 year career, she feels most rewarded in assisting women to balance their hormones and nourish their adrenal glands. Bring any women’s health questions to this discussion.
HOW TO BOUNCE BACK WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN ~ from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, with Colleen “Kiki” Keegan, life coach and wellness educator. We’ve all been there … change, challenges and stress in our lives can lead us to feeling anxious, stuck, or perhaps even fearful. Join us to learn tips and energetic tools to “lft your energy to a higher vibration” allowing stress and struggle to melt away. Bring more joy, love and peace into your life.
KUNDALINI YOGA from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and 28, 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).
UNIVERSAL ARCHITOGRAPHY from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and 28, with Aaron Isaiah Price, arborist, intuitional physicist, logician. Join this interactive journey through universal creation using both knowledge and intuition. Through a pure logic of “stuffness,” Isaiah will draw a 3D map of nested forces that order the universe, the human body, our energy body and much more. All ages welcome! Bring your active imaginations and some drawing materials! Wednesday, Aug. 21, The Universal Language and Wednesday, Aug. 28, Hyperuniversal: Infinity and Eternity.
CAREGIVING CONVERSATIONS from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with Karyn Clay, host, professional caregiver since 1995 and owner of Ho`onani Place, Waimea’s adult day care. Whether you are a caregiver by heart, hire or relationship, join fellow caregivers in sharing stories, support and inspiration. August is “Admit You’re Happy Month.” Please come prepared to share something you can admit you are happy about! Please join us in this opportunity for self-care and support.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 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).
LEARN BACK MASSAGE for FAMILY and FRIENDS from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Chikako Hoshino-Powers, certified massage therapist, specializing in fascia and connective tissue body realignment. Learn massage techniques for the back that will be a healthy gift you can give to your family and friends. Parents can learn this healthy and loving way to communicate with, and help, children to relax. Enjoy and relax your mind and body through proper massage techniques. Attendance in pairs is encouraged; individuals will be paired-up for this session. Please bring a folding futon or yoga mat, a single flat sheet, pillow, two bath towels, one hand towel (these items may get oil stains).
SACRED EASTERN DANCE from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, with Deanna Zivalic. Sacred dance encourages us to move toward an elevated consciousness, and offers an opportunity for connecting with the creative spirit within. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Bring a friend, and a large scarf or veil if you have one. The class begins with a 10-minute yoga warm up, combining QiGong centering, and ends gently encouraging improvisation to nourish and inspire the spontaneous expression of our individual selves.