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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

"When Is It Time to Move Our Loved Ones Into a Facility?" seminar on steps to take when exploring residential facilities, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alzheimer's Association Office, Ward Warehouse; free. Register: 591-2771.

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Tai Chi, practice with instructor Janet Jin, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Chinatown Cultural Plaza courtyard; $2 donation requested. 596-2900.

Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, learn how to reduce blood pressure and live with less stress, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For location and to register: 947-2266, www.tm.org.

Meditation and Yoga, classes for stress reduction and life enhancement, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manoa; free. For location and to register: 393-6342.

"Laugh Your Way to Health," practice of laughter yoga to improve well being, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hawaii Tokai International College, 2241 Kapi'olani Blvd. sixth floor; free. 226-6438.

Chi-lel Qigong, open group practice with Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 944-8327.

Goddess Dance Bellydance and Yoga Fitness for Women, combination of belly dance, salsa and yoga with a Pilates cool-down, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Moiliili Community Center; $12 per class. 255-9839.

Qi Gong for Health, 12 sitting exercises to keep the body flexible, strengthen the immune system and promote good health, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays, Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.; $40 general, free to seniors,65 and older. Register: 947-1333.

Freedom From Pain, series of classes with 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.

"Dr. Health," radio show hosted by David Snow with listener call-in and guests discussing health topics, 8 a.m. Saturdays, KHNR 97.5 FM radio. Call-in number is 296-5467 during the broadcast.

Masakatsu Ki-Aikido Dojo, instruction for 5 and older, 8:30-10 a.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays, 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees are $15 children, $25 adults; discounts available for families. 487-6080.

Gentle Yoga, practice stretching to relax the mind and strengthen the body led by Jade Young, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church Diamond Head; $10 donation. 734-5548.

Swim Classes, one-hour classes for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, as well as those who are water-challenged, led by J.J. Kobelansky, beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, intermediate 10:45 a.m Saturdays, bring towel or beach mat and goggles; $10 per class; also offering training for water fitness and competency exams. Call each week to learn class location: 373-3839.

Mindfulness Meditation, develop inner peace and reduce stress through insight meditation, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, Broken Ridge Korean (Buddhist) Temple, Palolo Valley; free. 395-7749.

Baby Boot Camp, strength-training for moms with stroller-age babies, classes at Magic Island, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Kahala Mall, Central O'ahu Regional Park, Mililani and Kapolei; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each, discounts available for longer commitments. For schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.babybootcamp.com.

East West Qigong International holds qigong classes Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at various times and locations. For schedule, costs and details: 941-9707, www.eastwestqigong.org.

Fit for a Goddess, women-only classes using a dance pole for increased strength and flexibility, ongoing at various times and days, in Kailua and Kaimuki; $15 introductory class, $140 for eight-week session. Complete schedule: www.fit4agoddesshi.com, 262-6979.

Jasmine Yoga Classes, all level open classes daily, Tuesday-Saturday, Weinberg Community Center, Waialua; $11 per class; discount card available. Complete schedule: www.jasmineyoga.com, 561-9639.

Open Meditation, learn how meditation can support well-being of mind, body and spirit, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Suite 205; also, meditation for beginners, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays; and for all levels, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, free. 262-8352, www.ksbcenter.org.

Salsarobics Workout, Minnie Ruiz leads a low-impact exercise class using New York-style Latin music, 10-11 a.m. Sundays, Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd., studio C101; $10 per week. 387-8064, www.alohaactivitycenter.com.

Butoh movement workshop, exercises to develop sensory and spatial awareness through dance and spoken word, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month. 387-4861.

Yoga Classes in 'Ewa Beach, morning and evening classes offered Tuesdays-Saturday in ashtanga yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and yoga4kids; $15 per class, discounts available for multiple classes. For complete schedule, location and to register: www.yoga4ewa.com, 689-1020.

Stott Pilates Training, mat and equipment classes taught by Kelly Cavanaugh, ongoing daily classes, Pilates Training Center, Kailua; $15 for mat classes, $23 for equipment classes. For complete schedule and to register: www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.com, 261-9519.

MUVE Dance Classes, invigorate all body parts through movement, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, UH-Manoa Senior Center and 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturdays, Moiliili Community Center; free. www.muve.com, 955-8211.

Chi Kung Instruction, develop energy for health, intellectual growth and spirituality through group practice led by instructors from Au's Shaolin Arts, 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays, Fort Street Mall at Pauahi Street; free. 441-4995.

Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, low-impact exercise incorporates 36 movements that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, 8-9 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; and 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawaii Kai Towne Center stage; free. Also, ongoing practice at various days, times and locations on O'ahu. 834-8587.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and their babies in strollers, 8:45 a.m. Fridays at Kapi'olani Park, and 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Magic Island; $10 per class (discount for multiple classes); also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

Sahm Bo Dahn Exercise (Three Treasure Energy Movements), exercise adapted from Asian disciplines to develop range of motion and muscle tone and the flow of ki, given by Wallace and Sue Yamashima, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various O'ahu locations; free. For locations and to register: 239-7064.

Exercise class, led by Paul Bragg, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.

"Rejuvenate!," adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, intermediate yoga, level 1 basic yoga, 10-11 Fridays, Pohai Nani, Kane'ohe; $3 per class. 247-6211.

Tai Chi For Arthritis Sufferers, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. Call for class fees and to register: 596-2900.

Body Works Hawaii classes in low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin- and '50s-music workouts, resistance training and cardio kickboxing, 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria; $1 per class. 735-5755, 377-5132.

Yang Tai Chi and Karate Classes, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission; $38 per month with access to 25 classes. For registration packet: 220-4506.

Senior Safe Walk, mall-walk program for improved balance, breathing and joint protection, 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kahala Mall; free. Register: 739-0140.

Aerobic Dance Class, by Anne Noyes, for all ages, 7:15-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Holy Nativity Community Center, 5286 Kalaniana'ole Highway; $4. 941-0390.

Yoga is for Every Body, class in kundalini and hatha yoga taught by Amber Ricci, 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Hawai'i Kai; $10 per class or $45 for five classes. For location and to register: 396-6715.

Aikido Classes, with the Aikido Ohana, children 3:30-5 p.m. and adults 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 1685 'Alaneo St.; $20 per month for three classes per week, family and children's discounts available. 221-8656, www.aikidoohana.org.

Qi Gong Classes, improve health of the body and mind through exercise, meditation and teachings from ancient Chinese practices, sponsored by Falun Gong, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ala Wai Park, 480 University Ave.; free. 943-6664.

"Who Am I?" guidance in mindfulness meditation in three-hour sessions with access to the center throughout the month, available 10 a.m.-midnight daily, Hawaii Maum Meditation Center, 1542-C Ke'eaumoku St.; $150 per month. Reservations for initial visit: 533-2875, 255-6036, www.maum.org/eng.

Balance and Fall Awareness, balance testing and fall risk screening, Tuesdays--Fridays, the Balance Center of the Pacific, 600 Kapi'olani Blvd., Suite 404; free. For appointment: 955-8339.

Balance and fall prevention screenings, Tuesdays-Fridays, Ohana Pacific 593-2610; Kailua office: 262-1118, www.ohanapacificrehab.com.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes for $35 per month or $90 per quarter. Schedule: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

Fitness and Exercise Classes, various times and days, Kapi'olani Women's Center. For schedule and to register: 535-7000.

Mammograms for Uninsured and Underinsured Women, qualified women, ages 40-49, are invited call for free breast cancer screening and health education, during office hours, at St. Francis Medical Center in Liliha and St. Francis Medical Center West in 'Ewa Beach; free. Call for appointment: 547-6889.

EyeCare America Seniors Eye Care Program, the Hawai'i Ophthalmological Society encourages those 65 and older to check their eligibility for free eye exams from volunteer doctors. .Call for eligibility: (800) 222-3937.

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