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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff


THE DANCING BUDDHA, workshop exploring dance as meditation; 7:15-9 p.m. Fridays, through July 31; Kapi'olani Community College; 734-9315, www.ecstaticdancehawaii.com.

FENG SHUI CLASSES, with Clear Englebert, author of "Feng Shui for Hawai'i," 1- 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 1, Kapi'olani Community College, Manono Building, Room 104; $15 per class, pre-registration required; 734-9211.

YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF CLINIC, learn modified yoga postures and simple breathing techniques to help relieve stress; 1:30-3 p.m. Saturdays, through July 11, BKS Iyengar Yoga Center; $60 for four sessions; 386-9374, www.honoluluyoga.com.

HELPING OLDER ADULTS FIGHT DEPRESSION: STRATEGIES FOR CAREGIVERS, with Douglas Kreider, examines the nature of human depression, the course covers treatment and intervention strategies, community resources in Hawai'i and more, 6-8 p.m. July 1 and 8, Kapi'olani Community College, Kopiko Building, Room 128; 734-9211, www.kupunaeducation.com.

KUPUNA CONNECTIONS, Kapi'olani Community College television series for Hawai'i seniors and their families; with topics including "high-tech seniors," adult daycare, keeping brains healthy, assisted-living facilities, volunteer opportunities, wheels on wheels and respiratory tips; 4-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; through Aug. 14, Channel 55, on O'ahu, Kaua'i and Big Island; 734-9469.

AMERICAN RED CROSS monthlong classes, including single or combined classes in first aid, CPR and AED for adult, infants and children, various times/dates, American Red Cross, Diamond Head; fees; register: 739-8123, 739-8132, www.hawaiiredcross.org.


YOUTH SPEED AND AGILITY CLINICS, sponsored by Hawaii Sports and Fitness, for ages 6-12; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Neal Blaisdell Park, Pearl City; first clinic free, others $10 each;. 478-1842.

BREATHE FREE PLAN TO STOP SMOKING, eight sessions; Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center auditorium; $120; register: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER sponsors classes for expectant and new parents, including infant CPR and safety, Lamaze Prepared Childbirth, general newborn care and prenatal fitness classes; fees; reservations, 263-5050

"HEALTH SEMINAR," by Diana Joy Ostroff, naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Center for Natural Healing, 5283 Kimokeo St., 'Aina Haina; free; registration: 373-9966.

SOUL SONG AND DANCE," healing practices to prevent illness, rejuvenate and prolong life; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nichiren Mission, Nu'uanu; 861-1441.

PRO INJURY CLINIC, free injury consultations/evaluations, provided by Orthopedic Associates, to youth and high school-age athletes, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Star Physical Therapy, Pearl City; appointments: 536-2261.


LULULEMON ATHLETICA FITNESS CLASSES, including, various weeks, yoga and qi gong, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Sundays, at the Ala Moana Center store, and "Lululemon Power Hour," 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park; free; 946-7220, www.lululemon.com/honolulu/alamoanacenter.

Ecstatic Dance Jam, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sundays, Kailua Movement Studio; 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, St. Andrew's Priory; donation; 282-5151, www.ecstaticdancehawaii.com.

EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE WITH SHADIYA; 2-3 p.m. Sundays and 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Studio Be; $15 for drop-ins or $50 for 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, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Makiki Library and 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturdays, Mo'ili'ili Community Center; free; 955-8211, www.muve.com.

TRY FITNESS BOOT CAMP, all women's boot camp; 6-7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; Mondays and Fridays: Ala Moana Beach Park, Wednesdays: Kapi'olani Park; $150 plus tax; 946-0346, www.tryfitnesshawaii.com.

LUK TUNG KUEN, Windward chapter, low-impact exercise with emphasis on circulation, stretching, balance, 6 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, Windward Mall, upper parking deck; and 8:05 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, center court; 247-2349.

Luk tung kuen movement class, low-impact exercise; also, ongoing practice; 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, Fridays, 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays at Kapi'olani Park; also, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays at Haha'ione Park; $15 per class (discount for multiple classes); 371-6904, www.strollerstrides.com.

StrollerFit Program, 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 (discount for multiple classes); 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, low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin and '50s music workouts, resistance training and cardio kickboxing; 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria; $1 per class; 735-5755, 377-5132.

JAZZERCISE LITE CLASSES, with low-impact dance aerobics and strength training, 4:30-5:30 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 fee; 265-4849.

JAZZERCISE CLASSES, aerobics, dance, Pilates and kickboxing; 6:30-7:30 pm. Mondays, Wednesdays, Maunawili Elementary School; also, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Niu Valley Middle School; $10 walk-in or $40 per month; one-time $25 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; slight charge; 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; $25 for Team Move members, $30 nonmembers; register: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

BELLY DANCE CARDIO AND TECHNIQUE CLASS; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays and 1-2 p.m. Sundays; Kailua Movement Studio; $17 per class, $50 for four classes; 234-1006, www.MaliaInHawaii.com.

BELLY-DANCE CLASS, 1-2 p.m. Saturdays; Dream to Dance; $40 for four classes; 234-1006, maliainhawaii@mac.com.

"MALIA IN HAWAI'I METHOD" BELLY DANCE, ongoing group classes, $17 per class, $50 for four classes; walk-ins welcome; 234-1006; www.MaliaInHawaii.com:

  • Beginning class with cardio, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Kailua Movement Studio.

  • "Fitness and Femininity with Belly Dance," 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dream to Dance Studio.

  • Beginning class with technique, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Kapolei Yoga and Dance.

    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, swimming, running, calisthenics and stretching; 7 a.m. Saturdays; call for location; $35 for Team Move members, $40 nonmembers; registration: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

    Swim 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.

    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; 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, namikimiki@crch.hawaii.edu.


    MORNING AND EVENING OUTDOOR BEACH YOGA OR PILATES CLASSES, Windward O'ahu; prices vary by instructor, some donation only; 722-8923, or www.kailuabeachyoga.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; 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays; fronting Waikiki Natatorium; donations accepted; 373-8833.

    YOGA FOR STRENGTH, flexibility, balance and calm, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Dec. 15; Waikiki Natatorium beach park; free (bring beach mat); 351-9666.

    "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, 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.

    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.


    CHI-LEL QIGONG SELF-HEALING CLASSES, by breast cancer survivor, Ginny Walden,, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, in Kane'ohe, Kailua and Waikiki; 259-8453; www.blueskyhealingarts.com.

    SHOTOKAN KARATE, Japanese traditional karate training and self-defense, 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Manoa Valley District Park; $99 for three months; 371-7670.

    EARLY MORNING TAI CHI CLASSES, 5:30-6:45 a.m. Mondays, Atherton YMCA; $25 a month for YMCA members, $40 a month for nonmembers; 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 qi gong, 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; registration: 941-9707.

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


    MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, with individual meditation instruction, open meditation, dharma talks; and INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, guided instruction, question-and-answer period, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Aikahi Shopping Center; free;open to public; 342-6298; www.kailua.shambhala.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; 9-11 a.m. Sundays; Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Suite 205; also, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays; free; 342-6298, www.ksbcenter.org.

    Mindfulness meditation, learn and practice meditation to promote well-being, reduce pain and stress, deepen self-awareness and live more fully; 6:30-8 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Bodhi Tree Meditation Center; free; 395-7749.

    Introduction to transcendental meditation; 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, pacimage@maui.net.

    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.


    "KISSING 'CANCERETTES' GOODBYE," volunteer coaches from The Clean Air Team present auto-suggestion and various mental methods of overcoming a nicotine addiction or other habits, 7-9 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Liliha Public Library; free. 948-3299.

    "MALAMA SENIORS IN WAIKIKI," a Waikiki Community Center outreach and social worker service program, open to those 60 and older (and families with caregivers), offering counseling, case management services, caregiver support and respite, help with state and Medicare payments, and links to community resources for personal care, transportation and housekeeping; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays; 923-1802.

    LIVE HEALTHY ... WORK WELL, project by Center on Disability Studies, UH-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, workwell@hawaii.edu, 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.

    BRAIN INJURY EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday monthly, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first floor WO 4 conference room; 454-0699 or www.rehabhospital.org.

    POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., second Saturdays in January, April and July; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first floor WO 2 conference room; 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.

    "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," Dr. 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, becky.rodericks@pacifichui.org.