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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 1, 2004

Health Calendar

Introduction to Reiki, hands-on healing practice for relaxation and health, 3-4 p.m. today, Sun and Moon Yoga Studio, Kailua; free. 262-3700.

Arthritis Walk, 1-mile shopping center walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation — Aloha Chapter, with music, dance, food, and prizes, registration 7:30 a.m., walk begins 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Windward Mall, Kane'ohe; also, May 8 at Pearlridge and May 15 at Koko Marina; donations and pledges accepted. 596-2900.

Qigong Full Moon Healing Circle, synchronized positive thought, with other practitioners worldwide for health and peace, sponsored by Chi-Lel Qigong and Blue Sky Healing Arts, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Kapahulu Community Center; $5 donation. 259-8453.

Chronic Kidney Disease Options Class, learn about dialysis, renal transplant, nutrition, and medical and financial issues, 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi, 'ewa conference room; free. 440-4833, 485-4404.

Open Hatha Yoga, study a variety of beginning poses of the Iyengar method with instructor Penny Sing, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 4 through June 3, University of Hawai'i-Manoa Physical Education Complex 245, Studio 3; $68. Register for course S06930: 956-8400.

"Cinco De Mayo," heart-healthy vegetarian Mexican dishes from instructor Raul Hayasaka, 7 p.m. Thursday, Wellness Auditorium, Castle Medical Center, Kailua; $15 includes a meal and recipes. Registration required: 263-5400.

Introduction to Reiki, experience and learn about a hands-on healing method from Maureen Pua'ena O'Shaughnessy, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Kapi'olani Women's Center; free. 535-7000.

The Acupressure Facial, massage of acupressure points for relief of eyestrain and to rebalance facial muscles, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 107; $9. Registration required: 235-7433.


East West Qigong International holds Qigong classes Saturdays through Thursdays at various times and locations on O'ahu; fee. 941-9707, www.eastwestqigong.org.

Butoh Movement Workshop, exercises to develop sensory and spatial awareness through dance and spoken word, 3-5 p.m. Sundays, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month. 387-4861.

Baby Boot Camp, strength-training for moms with stroller-age babies, spring classes starting at 'Ewa Beach, Kahala Mall, Mililani and Waipio Gentry; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each; discounts available for longer commitments. Call 754-6169 for schedule and locations or visit www.babybootcamp.com.

Exercise Class, stretching, bending and breathing class led by Paul Bragg, 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.

Healing Waters Exercise Class, 10-week series assists in the management of various health conditions, 10-10:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, in a heated pool at Pohai Nani Retirement Community, Kane'ohe; sponsored by Castle Medical Center; $57 for the classes, health assessment and nutritional information. You need not know how to swim for this class. 263-5400.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS sufferers, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, 2:30-3:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Institute for Zen Studies, 720 Iwilei Road; $4 per class. 566-7231, 596-2900. Also, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Chinatown Cultural Plaza Courtyard; $1 donation requested. 596-2900.

40 Minutes to Health, workshop on maintaining your health naturally, presented by Dr. Mark Hoffman, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Island Family Chiropractic; free. 596-0599.

CHI-LEL QIGONG, with instructor Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 396-9080.

Freedom from Pain, series of classes presented by Brett A. Sloan on how to reduce pain from inflammation and injury through nutrition, 6 p.m. Fridays, Airport Center Chiropractic Clinic; free. 834-8662.

Hearing Tests for Seniors, Ohana Hearing Care Hawaii offers free comprehensive audiometric hearing tests for those older than 55. By appointment only: 593-2137.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes on an ongoing basis for $30 per month or $75 per quarter at their Kailua center. Call 263-5400 or see www.castlemed.org for the schedule.

Send announcements to: Health Calendar, Island Life, Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Health Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.