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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

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

EASY DOES IT YOGA

from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 and 27, with Andy or Carla. From arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, yoga supports healing on all levels of being. Using positions of the body and breathing to promote health and well-being, this guided practice offers an opportunity to stretch, strengthen and align your body. Turn on your body’s healing powers, while supporting flexibility, attitude, stress level and overall circulation.

GENTLE HEALING YOGA

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 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. We will learn at least 10 fundamental poses in these slow, gentle sessions.

LET’S TALK INTERVENTION,

from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, with Chris Kelly, founder of Prevention Plus. Are you concerned about someone’s addictive behaviors or substance use? Have you tried to help or wanted to but didn’t know where to start or couldn’t find the words? Join this community circle with an experienced interventionist and prevention specialist to learn useful tools and techniques including dos and don’ts, phrases that work and how to change or save a person’s life. For more information, call Kelly at 424-644-0123.

C.O.R.E. MUSICAL EDUCATION

from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 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.

USING YOUR iPad

from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, with Claire Grant, former instructor of Digital Technologies at San Francisco State University. Do you feel you aren’t taking advantage of all of the features on your iPad? Or worse, is it sitting in a drawer because it seems too daunting to attempt? No worries! We’ll gingerly step through the basics of using your iPad. You’re welcome, even if you haven’t bought an iPad yet, if you just want to see if it’s for you.

ANCIENT YOGA

from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, with Deanna Zivalic. This practice includes a physical, mental and spiritual discipline for developing awareness, character and consciousness. It is an integrated system of exercise, breath control and meditation combining yoga postures with breathing techniques for a vigorous workout. Wear loose clothing, and bring water, a small towel and a yoga mat.

WOMEN’S HEALTH: PELVIC FLOOR CONTROL

from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, with Marilyn Nishi, physical therapist at Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services. This talk will provide information about pelvic floor muscle training and tips that can help improve control, prevent/decrease prolapse, leakage and urgency. Learn about bladder irritants and the correct way to do abdominal exercises. A second session on Wednesday, April 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. will focus on exercises. Bring your exercise ball, towel and water.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for WOMEN

from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. Whether a survivor, currently in treatment, recently diagnosed, or coping with the effects of cancer on a loved one, you are invited to join Corinne Higa, Susan Nakahara, Masako Nitta, Pat Owen, Carolyne Riley, Thelma Ryusaki, Jennifer Snyder and others to discover the power of healing through connection with others who share a common bond.

WAKE UP YOUR SENSES TO A NEW WAY OF EATING

from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, with Vivienne Aronowitz, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator. How do you choose what foods to eat? Are you on the “see-food” diet ~ eating what’s in front of you? Or do you read the latest articles, listen to talk shows and dive into the diet-of-the-month? Do your emotions dictate your food choices? It’s useful to understand your style. Come learn how to make conscious, thoughtful eating your everyday practice.

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.

TUTU’S HOUSE WRITERS’ SUPPORT GROUP

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, 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.

KNITTING AND KNITTING SUPPORT

from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.

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 three-ring binder for music.

NATURAL MOVEMENT

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 class helps participants at all levels become more aware and knowledgeable about their body and the way it moves, by creating a space to look deeply at basic everyday actions while encouraging self-awareness and exploration into making these movements more efficient and comfortable.

SCRABBLE MEETUP

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 – dictionary use permitted. There is room for games of 2 to 4 players. It’s a great way to retain and expand vocabulary, spelling, memory and observation skills in a congenial atmosphere.