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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

How to Create Good Health in Your Life with Natural Medicine, talk by Advertiser Prescriptions columnist Laurie Steelsmith on naturopathic methods of attaining and maintaining good health, 7 p.m. today, 'Aiea Public Library; free, copies of Steelsmith's book, "Natural Choices for Women's Health," will be available for sale and signing. 483-7333.

Workshops for Seniors, series of four classes led by Marie Riley in acupressure and shiatsu for seniors, 55 years or older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; tomorrow: shiatsu and Chi Kung for the arms, wrists and hands; $9 or $30 for four classes. 235-7433.

Blood Pressure Screening, learn about the risk factors of heart disease and how to prevent heart attacks and strokes and have your blood pressure checked, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, Macy's Downtown; free: sponsored by Macy's West; part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign. Also, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Macy's Ala Moana. 945-5894.

Community Welcome Night, introductory yoga class with reflection on and sharing about the new year, 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center; free. Reservations: 232-8327.

Self-Reliance Conference, talk by Dr. Terry Shintani, workshops on health and nutrition, civil defense, identity theft and funeral planning, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Makakilo Stake Center, Kapolei; free, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 696-3621.

Coronary Health Improvement Project, normalize cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes and learn how to lose weight on five-week program that includes 16 class sessions, lectures, menu plans and five meals. Program begins with a health appraisal and blood analysis, 6:30-9 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church; subsequent classes 7-8:45 p.m. on various days at the church; $160 per person or $250 per couple. Complete schedule and required registration for the Sunday health screening: 537-1286.

Introduction to Reiki for Seniors, Gerrene Yukuno demonstrates this method of stress management and relaxation, 9-10 a.m. Monday, Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 107; free. Registration: 235-7433.

Health Seminar, learn about discoveries made by Dr. Matthias Rath in the areas of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, presented by Dr. Steven Russell, 10 a.m. Monday, Rumors at the Ala Moana Hotel; free, sponsored by Vim N' Vigor. Registration required: 955-3600.

Basic Pilates, Eileen Towata teaches the basics of Stott Pilates in a 10-session class with mat exercises to strengthen core muscles and mobilize the spine, shoulders and hips, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7-April 11, Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115; $100. Registration: 235-7433.

"Sexuality Issues and Cancer," Dr. Bart Pillen speaks on how disease can affect sexual relationships, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9, Waimanalo Public Library; free, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Registration: 754-1817.

Family Caregiver Training Program, series of seven sessions on the care of senior members of the family including fall prevention, home care, nutrition, medications, legal and money matters and end-of-life care, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 18-April 8 (no class March 25), Central Union Church; free for non-professional caregivers, presented by Eldercare Hawaii and the Franciscan Adult Day Center and sponsored by a grant from the state Executive Office on Aging. Registration required: 988-6300.


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

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

Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, low-impact exercise incorporates 36 movements that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, 8-9 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; free, no registration required.

Yoga Under the Palm Trees, join others in yoga practice, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, between the Waikiki Aquarium and the Natatorium; bring a mat or towel; donations accepted. 373-8833.

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

Balance and fall prevention screenings, Mondays-Fridays, Ohana Pacific Rehab Services; free. Honolulu office: 591-9420; Kailua office: 262-1118; www.ohanapacificrehab.com.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and outdoor activities for their babies in strollers, 8:45 a.m. Mondays and 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); ongoing classes also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

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

Tai Chi For Arthritis, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3, 4:15 and 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. Call for class fees and registration: 566-7231.

Dohwaje, introductory class in Taoist yoga and breathing meditation, 2, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1507 Kapi'olani Blvd., Unit 10; $5. 521-2478.

Panther System Hawai'i, consciousness physics for awareness and self-healing, 6 p.m. Mondays, 661 Auahi St., No. 203; $10. Register: 561-2585.

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

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 Hwy.; $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. Location and registration: 396-6715.

Aikido classes, with the Aikido Ohana and instructor Alan Nagahisa, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 1685 'Alaneo St.; $20 per month for three classes per week. 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.

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

Luk Tung Kuen, participate in calisthenics with members of the Hawai'i branch of Luk Tung Kuen Worldwide Association, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center stage; free. 941-0440.

Tai Chi For Arthritis, practice with instructor Janet Jin, sponsored by the 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 registration and location: 947-2266, www.tm.org.

Healing Touch, ongoing meeting for those who want to learn or can benefit from treatments and prayers, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Spiritual Life Center, Maile Room, 1020 S. Beretania St.; donations accepted. 523-1170.

Elegant Exercise, yoga and movement for beginners, dancers and runners, taught by Reiko Seno, 7:45-9 a.m. Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, Aloha Activity Center; $15 for one class, $50 for four classes. Call for schedule: 348-4217.

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

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 a.m. Saturdays, intermediate 10:15 a.m Saturdays, bring towel or beach mat and goggles; $10 per class. Call each week to verify class location: 373-3839.

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

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

Baby Boot Camp, strength training for moms with stroller-age babies, classes at 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. Schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.babybootcamp.com.

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

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes on an ongoing basis 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. Registration and schedule: 535-7000.

Stott Pilates and yoga classes, mat and equipment training for all levels offered daily, Pilates Training Center of Hawaii, Kailua; $15 to $23 per class with package discounts available. Call for schedule: 261-9519.

Department of Parks and Recreation Health and Activity Classes through May 26, Farrington High School. Classes are open to any adult and are free of charge. Call for complete schedule of aerobics, yoga, walking, water exercise, volleyball and swing dance classes: 544-4858.

Chi-lei qigong, with instructor Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 259-8453.

Rejuvenate!, adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Pohai Nani, Kane'ohe; $3 per class. 247-6211.

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.

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.

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.