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What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

For a comprehensive monthly schedule with more details, 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 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, with Dr. Joseph Brilliant, chiropractor. Learn about common postural concerns including neck and low back pain, headaches, shoulder pain and other musculoskeletal issues that can interrupt overall health and well-being. Dress comfortably to participate in a light workout addressing these conditions through proper stretching and exercise. Take proactive steps to alleviate pain and support long lasting health.


from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, with Jenn Noble, CYT. Learn about the basic anatomy associated with the low back and ways to tune into those areas. You will be guided through a simple yoga sequence that focuses on how to safely strengthen and stretch the body, all while supporting the low back. Suitable for all levels.


from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 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 in the evenings.

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From 2 to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, April 30, with Anne M. Chipchase, MA, CVM. POLST (Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Therapy) is an important document you may want to think about putting into effect so your wishes are respected when you are not able to speak for yourself. POLST is not the same thing as an Advance Directive or Health Power of Attorney. It is a legal document signed by you and your physician that becomes a permanent (until and unless you decide otherwise) part of your medical record with every doctor and health institution you visit.


from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, with Lawrence Derbes Jr., MD, FACS, board-certified cardiologist practicing and residing in Waimea. In the last 10 years, the focus in prevention of heart disease has been on lowering cholesterol. While this is partially effective, larger gains in heart disease prevention can be made with simple lifestyle changes with much less expense and fewer side effects. Learn about the latest breakthroughs in medical science related to cholesterol and heart disease.


Health Coaching for Women of all ages, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 30, with Wendy Mitchell, MA, CPC, women’s health therapist. Our health is vital to virtually everything we want to do in life, and yet we often put it last on our lists as we strive to take care of those we love. In this workshop, we will explore the impact of lifestyle choices on our own health and well-being. Begin to experience taking a more active role in defining personal goals, making wise decisions, and building new skills to enhance your health and longevity.


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!


from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 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.


from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, April 18, with Mana Takei or Yuri Morita; 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 practice fundamental poses in these slow gentle sessions.


from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday, with Gary Cassel. 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.


from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday, with Janet Lam. Start your week with a smile – feeling balanced, flexible and strong. The movement sequence during this class can accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.


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 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28, with Richard Adoradio, Music Mentor. This is a fun, unpredictable playshop where participants intuitively create musical soundscapes. Artistic expression is unleashed in the expansive environment of listening and oneness. 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 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, this group is for you! We have new writers to published authors—many genres: fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. It is a supportive place to share one’s writing. 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. 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, 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.


from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, with Deanna Olivier. 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.