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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2008

Health calendar


NUTRITION ROUNDTABLE, workshop series for seniors 55 and older on nourishing and healthful foods; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays; April 4-25; Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115 or 106; $9/class, $30/series; registration: 235-7433.

"WHEN THINGS FALL APART," discussion of Pema Chodron's teachings, with meditation practice; 7-9 p.m. April 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5; Buddhist Study Center; $10 ($5 students) first day, $35 ($20) second day; registration: 342-6298, info@ksbcenter.org.

COURT-SPORTS PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT CLINIC, for children ages 8-14, with fitness stations and anti-tobacco and sports-performance presentations; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; April 5; Palama Settlement; free; registration: 845-3945.

"THE BLAME GAME: WHO WINS?" discussion of blame and its place in everyday life, with contemplative practice; 10 a.m.; April 6; Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, 'Aikahi Shopping Center; free, donations accepted; 342-6298.

"Super Foods, Super Bodies!" learn how to prepare healthy, plant-based "fast food"; 6:30 p.m.; April 9; Castle Medical Center Wellness Center Auditorium; $20; 263-5400, www.castlemed.org; registration deadline April 7.

LAMAZE PREPARED CHILDBIRTH, six-week course on body-conditioning, breathing and relaxation techniques, plus other topics as needed; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays; April 7-May 12; Castle Medical Center, Kailua; $75 ($65 if delivering at Castle); registration: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

"PARKINSON DISEASE AND THE ART OF MOVING," symposium for Parkinson disease patients and their families and friends, with panel discussions and interactive sessions; 7:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; April 12; Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom; $40; 528-0935; registration deadline April 7; space limited in afternoon session.

"THE SUPER FOOD GENERATION: 14 FOODS THAT WILL GET YOU GLOWING," chef Jennifer Flynn demonstrates how to prepare simple, healthful meals with "super foods"; 7 p.m.; April 8; Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse; free; 944-8344.

"Menopause the Musical," performance of the show that encourages healthy dialogue about aging and women's health; 7:30 p.m.; April 8; Hawai'i Theatre; $30; 528-0506. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through April 20; $30-$45.

CPR/AED INSTRUCTION COURSE, learn how to check an ill or injured person and administer safe and proper care, with American Red Cross CPR certification upon completion; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; April 10; Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 105; $55; registration: 235-7433.



Ecstatic Dance Jam, experience the bliss of letting go through dance; 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sundays, Kailua Movement Studio; 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, St. Andrew's Priory; $10; 208-720-8672, ecstaticdancehawaii@yahoo.com, www.ecstaticdancehawaii.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.

MUVE dance classes, invigorate all body parts through movement; 7-8 a.m. Mondays, Kapahulu Center; also 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, UH-Manoa Senior Center and 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturdays, Moiliili Community Center; free; 955-8211, www.muve.com.

Luk tung kuen movement class, low-impact exercise incorporates 36 movements that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, also, ongoing practice; various times, days and locations on O'ahu; 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, HawaIi Kai Towne Center stage; free; 834-8587.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and their babies in strollers; 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays at Kapi'olani Park; also, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Haha'ione Park; $15 per class (discount for multiple classes); 371-6904, www.strollerstrides.com.

StrollerFit Program, turn strollers into fitness machines to exercise with your baby; 8:50-9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Windward Mall, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Lanikai Children's Park or Ko Olina Lagoon 4; $15 per class or discount for monthly and other passes; 262-6960, www.strollerfit.com/kailua.

Paul Bragg exercise class; 9-10:30 a.m Mondays-Saturdays; Fort DeRussy lawn; free; 949-0679, www.bragg.com.

Adult fitness class, improve posture, increase strength and flexibility and get fit; 5 p.m. Mondays; The Movement Center, 1215 Center St., Kaimuki; $10 per class; 735-8641, www.movementcenter.org.

Jazzercise classes, aerobics routines, dance, Pilates and kickboxing; 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Liholiho Elementary School, Kaimuki; $10 walk-in or $40 per month with a one-time $25 registration fee; 780-4577.

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

Jazzercise classes, aerobics routines, dance, Pilates and kickboxing; 6:30-7:30 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays, Maunawili Elementary School; also, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Niu Valley Middle School; $10 walk-in or $40 per month with a one-time $25 registration fee; 295-2289.

The Feldenkrais Method, find flexibility and freedom of movement through the use of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement led by Eve Strauss; 7-8 p.m. Mondays and 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, call for location; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Manoa Dance Studio; 2:45-3:45 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Fridays, Kapi'olani Women's Center; $50 for six classes; register for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday classes at 734-4195 and Friday class at 535-7000; www.feldenkraisinhawaii.com.

Capoeira Senzala Hawaii, Afro-Brazilian art form taught by professor Japa incorporates game, dance, fight, music and martial arts to develop balance, focus, rhythm, flexibility and strength; 8-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; UH-Manoa Stan Sheriff Center, studio 2; also, Senzala classes for beginners, 6-7 p.m., and advanced students, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; St. Mark's Church; 539 Kapahulu Ave.; $10 per class; 778-7618.

Jazzercise classes, warm-up, dance aerobics, strength training and cool-down; Mondays-Saturdays at three O'ahu locations; $10 per class or $38 per month; 455-5981, www.mjjazz.com.

Senior Safe Walk, mall-walk program for improved balance, breathing and joint protection; 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Kahala Mall; free; register: 284-3540.

Salsarobics workout, Minnie Ruiz leads a low-impact exercise class using New York-style Latin music; 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays; Powerhouse Gym, 432 Keawe St.; $25 (five classes), $50 (10 classes) or $100 (20 classes) drop-in class cards; 387-8064, www.alohaactivitycenter.net.

Hard CORE class, strengthen your midsection and stabilize your core and lower back and the muscles used for flexibility; 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Central O'ahu Regional Park, Waipi'o Gentry; $25 for Team Move members, $30 nonmembers; register: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

Brazilian dance class, various styles of Brazilian dance, with focus on choreographed dances; 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays; Kailua Movement Studio; $125 for 10-class card, $15 per class; 259-6326.

Lifeguard workout, increase stamina and improve your strength through swimming, running, calisthenics and stretching; 7 a.m. Saturdays; call for location; $35 for Team Move members, $40 for nonmembers; register: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

Swim classes, classes for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, as well as those who are water-challenged, led by J.J. Kobelansky, also offering training for water fitness and competency exams and private lessons; call each week to learn class location; bring towel or beach mat and goggles; beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; intermediate 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays; $10 per class; 373-3839, www.jjs-swim.com.

Belly-dance class, learn the ancient art of belly dancing while getting a good workout; 1-2 p.m. Saturdays; Dream to Dance; $40 for four classes; 234-1006, maliainhawaii@mac.com.

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

Stott Pilates training, mat and equipment classes; daily; Pilates Training Center, Kailua; $22 for mat classes, $30 for equipment classes with discounts for groups of five or 10 classes; registration and schedule: 261-9519, www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.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; registration and schedule: 535-7000.

Baby Boot Camp, strength training for moms with stroller-age babies; various times and days at various O'ahu locations; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each, discounts available for longer commitments; schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.babybootcamp.com.

Buff Mama Boot Camp, total-body conditioning program for all fitness levels; various times and days at various O'ahu locations; $135 for nine-session package; registration and details: 561-0018, www.buffmama.org.


Yoga of the Heart, breathing techniques and gentle exercises for people with cardiac disease, cancer or other life-threatening diseases and their caregivers; call 224-9860 for class schedule.

Jasmine yoga classes, all levels; open classes Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays; Weinberg Community Center, Waialua; $11 per class or discount card available; complete schedule: 561-9639, www.jasmineyoga.com.

Yoga classes in 'Ewa Beach, morning and evening classes offered Mondays-Saturdays in ashtanga yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and yoga4kids; $15 per class with discounts available for multiple classes; complete schedule, registration and location: www.yoga4ewa.com, 689-1020.

Yoga under the palm trees, bring a mat or towel; 8-9 a.m. Mondays; between Waikiki Aquarium and the Natatorium; donations accepted; 373-8833.

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

Yoga is for Every Body, class in Kundalini and hatha yoga taught by Amber Ricci; 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Hawai'i Kai; $10 per class or $45 for five classes; location and registration: 255-9839.

Hatha yoga, with Iyengar influences, ongoing classes; 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, 51 Coelho St.; $10 donation; also, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the temple; 512-771-3365, 512-947-0869.

Laughter yoga, learn to blend deep breathing, stretching, laughter exercises and playfulness to improve your mind and body, instructor Yordana Mir; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Waikiki Community Center; $5; register: 955-9777.

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

Kundalini yoga, activate your chakras and raise your shakti life force energy which will strengthen your nerves, ease stress, increase stamina and promote physical transformation, class led by Maria Steele; 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, 51 Coelho St.; $10 donation; also 8:30-10 a.m. Sundays, Kapi'olani Park, diamondhead end near Poni Mo'i Road; $8 donation; 393-5095, mariasteele@msn.com.


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. Mondays and Wednesdays; Fort Street Mall at Pauahi Street; free; 441-4995.

Tai chi for arthritis sufferers, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation; 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St.; call for class fees and registration: 596-2900.

Aikido training, empty-hand and weapons, for children and adults; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; $30 per month; location and more information: 527-7559, www.hawaiibetsuinaikido.org.

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

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 Yashima; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various O'ahu locations; free; registration and locations: 239-7064.

Yang tai chi and karate classes; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Higashi Hongwanji Mission; $38 per month with access to 25 classes; registration packet: 220-4506.

Aikido classes, with the Aikido Ohana; children 3:30-5 p.m. and adult beginners 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 1685 'Alaneo St.; $25 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.

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.

Qigong and meditation class, how to improve and maintain health through the practices of qigong and meditation; 6:45-8:15 p.m. Thursdays; Riverloft, 186 N. King St.; $25 per month, sponsored by East West Qigong International; register: 941-9707.

Yang and chen styles of tai chi, improve health and reduce stress; 7:30-9 a.m. Fridays-Sundays and Wednesdays, and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Ala Wai Neighborhood Park; $5 per class. 395-4693.

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.

Traditional kung fu and tai chi, instruction in Chinese health practices; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Makiki Park, near pool entrance; $50 per month; 239-1403.

Masakatsu ki-aikido dojo, instruction for ages 5 through adult; 8:30-10 a.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays; 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees are $15 children, $25 adults with discounts available for families; 487-6080.

Qinway Qigong Enlightenment Foundation Experience, learn and experience advanced healing and enlightenment techniques; 2:30-5 p.m. Saturdays; 3731 Kana'ina Ave., No. 341; $49; limited to six students per class; registration: 709-8035, 469-6199, www.qinway.org.


"Who Am I?" guidance in mindfulness meditation in three-hour sessions with access to the center throughout the month; available 10 a.m.-12 a.m. daily; Hawaii Maum Meditation Center, 1542-C Ke'eaumoku St.; $150 per month; reservation for initial visit: 533-2875, 255-6036, www.maum.org/eng.

Meditation for beginners, learn how meditation can support well-being of mind, body and spirit; 9-11 a.m. Sundays; Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Suite 205; also, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays; free; 342-6298, www.ksbcenter.org.

Introduction to transcendental meditation, learn how to reduce blood pressure and live with less stress; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; registration and location: 947-2266, www.tm.org.

Meditation and yoga, classes for stress reduction and life enhancement; 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Manoa; free; registration and location: 393-6342.

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.


"Smiles for Life," dentist Wilfred Miyasaki offers teeth whitening services at a reduced price with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Parents and Children Together; 533-0000.

Wheelchairs for seniors and disabled, Senior Wheels USA makes power wheelchairs available to seniors and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify; guidelines and information: 800-246-6010.

"Doctor Health" radio show hosted by David Snow with guests discussing health topics and listener call-in; 8 and 9 a.m. Saturdays; KHNR 690 AM.; call-in number is 296-5467 during the broadcast.

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, Mondays-Fridays, Hawaii Medical Center East in Liliha and Hawaii Medical Center West, 'Ewa Beach; free; call to schedule an appointment: 547-6798, 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.