"CAUSE, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF HERNIATED DISCS IN THE SPINE," free discussion of nonsurgical treatment, and complimentary spinal exam by chiropractor Chad Bennis, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Smith Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Kapa'a, Kaua'i; 808-823-8888.
"ADVANCE DIRECTIVES & FIVE WISHES," community workshop on living wills, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25, Hospice of Hilo, Hilo, Hawai'i; free; 808-969-1733 or www.hospiceofhilo.org.
"FIT FOR THE CURE," Bra-maker Wacoal will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for every woman who participates in a free bra fitting (with free monthly e-mailed breast self-examination reminder), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center; 953-6100.
LIVING OPTIONS FOR SENIORS SEMINARS, for seniors and their families, covering options, including senior assisted-living rental communities, or continuing care retirement communities; costs, and differences between home care and home healthcare, 10 a.m. Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 18, on site of future 15 Craigside senior living community, 15 Craigside Place, Nu'uanu; free; reservations: 754-5410.
"BREATHING BETTER TO STAY HEALTHY AND IMPROVE FITNESS," two-session workshop on breath control, greater lung capacity, endurance, relaxation and better health with Mari Riley; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4; University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Sakamaki Hall, Room C102; $39; register: 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit.
"RIDE-FOR-LUNG, THE BREATHE RIDE," fundraiser for American Lung Association of Hawai'i, in conjunction with Honolulu Century Ride, various running distances, starting times and starting locations, Sept. 28. 537-5966, or www.ala-hawaii.org.
"SELF-DEFENSE FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE," martial-arts classes for men and women, 5:45-8:45 p.m., Oct. 9, 23 and Nov. 6, Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Clinic, third-floor waiting area; $44/Kaiser members; $55/nonmembers; register, 432-2270.
KAISER PERMANENTE TAI CHI CLASSES, 5:30-7 p.m., Fridays, through Nov. 14, Honolulu Clinic, fifth-floor waiting area; and Wednesdays through Nov. 12, Waipi'o Clinic, Conference Room B; $42/Kaiser members, $52/nonmembers; register: 432-2270.
QIGONG CLASSES, offered by The Kaiser Lifestyle Program to help improve vitality and flexibility; 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 10 at Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic and Wednesdays through Nov. 12 at the Moanalua Clinic; $35 members, $43 nonmembers; 432-2270.
Ecstatic Dance Jam; 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sundays, Kailua Movement Studio, 776 Kailua Road; 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, St. Andrew's Priory; donation; 208-720-8672, www.ecstaticdancehawaii.com.
EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE WITH SHADIYA; 2-3 p.m. Sundays and 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Studio Be, 63 N. Beretania St.; $15/drop in or $50/four classes; 429-3324, www.studiobehawaii.com.
CORE FOCUS, tribal fusion belly dance classes with Kalae Kaina, director of Shakti Dance Movement; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays; Kailua Movement Studio; $15; 358-2571.
Butoh movement workshop, exercise 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; 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, 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, Hawai'i 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; 5 p.m. Mondays; The Movement Center, 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 LITE CLASSES, with warm-up, low-impact dance aerobics, strength training and cool-down, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (mauka of St. Andrew's Priory); $10 per class; $32 per month; one-time $25 joining fee; 265-4849.
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.
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; registration: 284-3540.
NIA, fusion fitness combining dance, martial arts and yoga, with Renee Tillotson;12 p.m. Wednesdays; 4 p.m. Saturdays with Sharlene Bliss; Kailua Movement Studio; $10, first class free; 864-0495.
Hard-CORE class, strengthen your midsection and stabilize your core, lower back and 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.
BELLY DANCE CARDIO AND TECHNIQUE CLASS; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays and 1-2 p.m. Sundays; Kailua Movement Studio, 776 Kailua St.; $17 per class, $50 for four classes; 234-1006, www.MaliaInHawaii.com.
HULA WITH KUMU MALIA; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Studio Be; $15; www.studiobehawaii.com.
Goddess Dance belly dance 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.
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 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, a good workout; 1-2 p.m. Saturdays; Dream to Dance; $40 for four classes; 234-1006, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, $150 for six-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 $40 per month or $100 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.
NA MIKIMIKI PROJECT, encouraging new moms to become more physically active over 18 months; free; schedule and locations: 441-8199, email@example.com.
YOGA, with certified Kundalini yoga instructor Harjot Kaur; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Studio Be; $15 per class/$60 for five classes; www.studiobehawaii.com.
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.
YOGA WITH GUILHERME ALVES; 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Studio Be; $15; 351-4960.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TAI CHI/QIGONG/EASTERN MARTIAL ARTS
SHOTOKAN KARATE, Japanese traditional karate training and self-defense, 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Manoa Valley District Park; $99/three months; 371-7670.
EARLY MORNING TAI CHI CLASSES, 5:30-6:45 a.m., Mondays, Atherton YMCA; $40 a month/nonmembers, $25 a month/YMCA members; 946-0289.
Yang-style tai chi, all levels welcome; 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays; Kaimuki-Wai'alae YMCA; free; 941-9707.
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.
Chi-lel qigong, open group practice with Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts; 8-9 a.m. Thursdays; Kapahulu Center; $5; 944-8327.
Taiji class, experience improved balance and increased energy by practicing taiji; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Riverloft, 186 N. King St.; $25 per month, sponsored by East West Qigong International; register: 941-9707.
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; $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.
"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, reduce blood pressure and stress, improve sleep and enhance memory; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; registration and location: 947-2266, www.tm.org, www.doctorsontm.com.
Meditation and yoga, classes for stress reduction and life enhancement; 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Manoa; free; registration and location: 393-6342.
GURDJIEFF STUDIES OF HAWAI'I, meetings offering the potential of a conscious awakening to one's individual possibilities; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays; Unity Church Diamond Head; introductory meeting free; 721-2862, email@example.com.
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.
LIVE HEALTHY ... WORK WELL, project by Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i-Manoa is accepting participants for a research study for people with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, ages 18-62, live on O'ahu and work a minimum of 10 hours per week, you may qualify to participate; participants receive compensation and paid project-related medical expenses; 956-5096, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.livehealthyworkwell.org.
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, 12-step meeting to help stop and stay off of nicotine; 5-6 p.m. Mondays, Kawaiaha'o Church, and 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Kapi'olani Park (picnic table, tennis court side of Aquarium); free; 457-0213, 783-4766.
GRIEFSHARE, support group for people who have lost someone through death, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays; Ko'olau Golf Course; $10 for workbook; 226-7511, 531-1111.
HAWAI'I PET BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 7-8 p.m. first Monday of each month; Olomana, Kailua; free; 262-6598.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 10-11:30 a.m. first Tuesday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 531-3511, www.rehabhospital.org.
"Doctor Health," radio show hosted by David Snow with guests discussing health topics and listener call-in; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 690 AM KHNR; call-in number is 296-5476 during the broadcast.
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, for people who have sustained a brain injury; 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 956-0867, www.rehabhospital.org.
SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 2-3 p.m. first Thursday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 531-3511, www.rehabhospital.org.
DIVORCECARE, program for anyone going through the pain, disappointment, challenge and anger of divorce; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko'olau Golf Course; $10 registration and workbook fee; 254-3136.
POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, quarterly meetings on the second Saturday of October, January and April; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 737-9533.
"MENDED HEARTS," support group meeting for open-heart patients, caregivers, family and general public; 1-3 p.m. third Saturday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 544-3369.
"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.
Mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women, qualified women, ages 40-49, may call for free breast cancer screening and health education; Mondays-Fridays, Hawaii Medical Center East in Liliha and Hawaii Medical Center West, 'Ewa Beach; free; 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.
UH DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PACIFIC TELEHEALTH & TECHNOLOGY HUI are seeking volunteers who are smokers or former smokers, at least 18 years old and in good health, to take part in a research study; 383-1861, email@example.com.