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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.


Why Your DNA May Not Be Your Destiny from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, with Cheri Wood, naturopathic physician. Join us as we discuss this new science, which is the study of how our environment affects our genetics. This groundbreaking research explains the increase of chronic disease and cancer in our country, proving that our lifestyle plays a crucial role in the development and prevention of disease. Learn simple lifestyle approaches that will decrease your risk of developing chronic illness.


from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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).


from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, with JonMarie Kerns. 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.


from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with Erin Wilkinson, physical therapy assistant at North Hawaii Community Hospital. The statistics about falling can be scary—one in three adults over the age of 65 fall each year, 75 percent of falls occur at home and falling is the leading cause of injury-related death each year. The good news is most falls are preventable. Don’t let the fear of falling rule your life; learn how you can make your home safer and reduce your risk of falling. This presentation is perfect for those adults over 65 years old, looking for tips on how to stay healthy by limiting their fall risk, as well as for caregivers or family members with concerns about their loved ones’ safety at home.


from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, with Colleen “Kiki” Keegan, holistic life coach, intuitive energy healer. As a woman, do you want to feel more comfortable in your own skin, find your voice, completely trust yourself and live your life on purpose? Do you experience being loved for who you are, do you enjoy satisfying relationships, create prosperity, and access your creativity? We’ll discuss what gets in the way of truly being who you are and identify guideposts to cultivating authenticity. Join us in embracing your feminine power and give yourself permission to love the woman within.


from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, with Katherine DuBose at Earl’s Garage. This is a great opportunity for family members of all ages to work together and spend some time exploring hands on activities. Everything is provided including food, and supplies. A head count is needed, and space is limited, so please reserve space for your `ohana by Wednesday, Sept. 25, by calling DuBose at 885-6777.


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.


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.


from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday. If you like to write in the dark of night by candlelight, sculpting emotional transgressions into artistic expressions, then this group is for you! We have new writers to published authors—many genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. It is a supportive, encouraging place to share one’s writing. You are invited to read, listen and give feedback when requested. Show up once in awhile or every week.


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 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday, with Andy Russell. Through the lens of basic anatomy, yoga, strength and conditioning and other movement practices, this challenging and fun class will help all levels of participants become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves. This class creates a space to look in depth at our most basic and everyday actions while encouraging self-awareness and exploration into making these movements more efficient and comfortable.


from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with Earl Betts, fatherhood coach with Family Support Hawaii.The intention of this monthly group session is to build a social support network for fathers; to increase fathers’ involvement in the lives of children; to promote responsible, culturally sensitive fathering practices and to support positive family functioning and healthy lifestyles. We believe that by creating a stable home environment in which fathers feel good about themselves, have a nurturing relationship with their children and are supportive to moms, we can improve the health and well-being of our families and the community.

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday, with Gretchen Geisler and Michelle Medeiros. Developed by Stanford University, Better Choices, Better Health helps adults take an active role in managing their physical, emotional and mental health conditions. The six-week course is designed to work with and enhance existing treatments, and is particularly helpful for ongoing health challenges or chronic disease. The series is designed to assist participants gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health conditions affect their lives.

EASY DOES IT YOGA from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday, with Deanna, Carla or 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.

TUTU’S QUILTERS from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday (except Sept. 2), 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 (except Sept. 2), 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.

BEGINNER’S YOGA from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, 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.