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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

Tutu’s House is closed on Feb. 17. For more class details and a comprehensive monthly schedule visit and click on “newsletter.” There are no fees to participate in Tutu’s House programs, although donations are appreciated. Please call 885-6777 to register for classes.


from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, integrative yoga therapist. This yoga is for everyone, all levels, all ages, and physical conditions. We will begin with gentle stretching and deep breathing to get your energy flowing smoothly. Followed by gentle, supported poses and guided relaxation, including an exploration of mindful movement and conscious relaxation. A balance of active and passive yoga postures will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.


from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14, with Mana Takei. Healing through yoga comes from learning to listen to our breath and being mindful of what helps our body relax and re-energize. Calming the mind with our breath opens flexibility, while stretching brings our body into wholeness. Through mutual regard and coordination of mind and heart, we extend aloha to each other and ourselves. We will learn at least 10 fundamental poses in these slow gentle sessions.


from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, with Jenn Noble. Come explore the basics of meditation and its benefits. Through gentle stretching we will prepare the body, then participants will be guided through a reclined meditation experience. Please bring a journal and pen, yoga mat or large towel, pillows, blankets and warm, comfy clothing.


from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, with Chikako Hoshino-Powers. Learn how your personal energy is defined by the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Informed by your birth year/date, this system can help you better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your characteristics. Zerology is the newest six elements feng shui method and the oldest ancient wisdom. Use these tools to best strategize and navigate your thoughts, actions and energy through 2014 and beyond.


from CHINA ~ Zhineng Qigong from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, with Master Ning Jian Xiong. Master Ning will demonstrate, describe and share some of the medicine-less healing techniques used in zhineng qigong, which is recognized in China as one of the most effective methods for activating your life energy and self healing power.


from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, with Chikako Hoshino-Powers, certified massage therapist. Massage is one of the easiest ways to attain and maintain good health and well-being. Some headaches, insomnia, aches and pains, tension and stress can all be alleviated with our hands. Bring one large and two hand towels.


from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, integrative yoga therapist. This session will cover the basic hatha yoga postures with an emphasis on alignment principles for safe and healthful movement. There will be periods of long held postures as well as some vinyasa flow, which allows you to move continuously through poses in harmony with the rhythm of your breath. We will also explore breathing and mindfulness practices. A balanced practice for enhanced body awareness and mindful movement. Suitable for experienced yogins and beginners in good physical condition.

C.O.R.E. Musical Exploration

from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 and 24 with Richard Adoradio, music mentor and performing singer-songwriter from San Jose, Calif. A fun and unpredictable playshop where participants intuitively create musical soundscapes. All are encouraged to bring their favorite instrument along with an open mind and heart. While no musical experience is required and participation is voluntary, listening is essential.


from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Maggie Connor, DCH, Olympian, master trainer body, mind and spirit. Want to get your mojo back? Discover the magic, power, and mojo of your unconscious mind. Learn what it is, and how it works to either sabotage you or helps you in achieving desired goals and outcomes. You will also learn how to communicate with your unconscious mind in such a way that you will begin to understand how you are inspired and motivated.


from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday with Annabel Spielman. Word lovers of every age and skill level are encouraged to play this classic (yoga for the brain) game with relaxed rules. It is a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.


from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday (except Feb. 17) with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile — feeling balanced, flexible and strong.


from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday (except Feb. 17) 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.


for Women from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, with Kathy Cazimero. This low impact cardio/strength workout includes stretching, leg exercises and weight training. 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. We have new writers to published authors—many genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. You are invited to read, listen and give feedback when requested.


from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter; for ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters.


from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 11, with Kiyomi Falcon, RYT, LMT; yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits.


from 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday with Andy Russell; through the lens of basic anatomy, yoga, strength, conditioning and other movement practices, this challenging and fun class helps participants at all levels become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves.


from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday (except Feb. 12), with Deanna Zivalic. This integrated system of exercise, breath control, and meditation, combines yoga postures with breathing techniques for a vigorous workout.