Parkinson’s and Neuroplasticity Wellness Support will gather from 1—2:30 p.m. Wednesday. People with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological challenges, their care partners and others wanting to be part of a local Parkinson’s community support network are encouraged to attend these monthly talk story meetings on the theme that health — physical, intellectual and spiritual — is wealth. The discussion focuses on personal experiences, community and PD related topics, including current research. Information exchanged is helpful to all who attend. Attendance by regular and new members is encouraged.
Beginner’s Yoga will be held from 4-5 p.m. this Tuesday and Jan. 16 with Kiyomi Falcon. Yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns and muscle strain, relaxes mind and body, centers attention, sharpens concentration and frees the spirit.
Yoga Basics with Janet Lam will meet today from 8—9 a.m. Start your week feeling balanced, flexible and strong. This class includes fundamental yoga poses, and although not specifically a beginner’s class, the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.
Embracing Intentions, a Wellness Program for Women will gather from 4-5:30 p.m. today with Wendy Mitchell, MA, CPC, a women’s health therapist. Physical and emotional health is vital to virtually everything in life and yet it’s often put last on the list, as people strive to take care of those around them. In this workshop, explore the impact of lifestyle choices on your own health and well-being. Look at the power of intention and see how setting intentions enhances all aspects of life.
Full Moon Gentle Yoga will be held from 4-5 p.m. this Sunday with Danielle Kwami. This is a gentle, slow-flow yoga class to release what no longer serves you. Deep stretches will relax and calm mind, body and spirit, while utilizing the power of the full moon to help let go and lighten the load. The class is appropriate for all experience levels from new to advanced.
Tutu’s Quilters meets every Monday from 9:30 a.m.—noon, led by Kathy Lukens. This get-together is open to everyone from experienced to beginners as a chance to learn and practice quilting Hawaiian style. Initial supplies are provided or participants can bring something they are working on. Good company and encouragement are guaranteed.
Teen Texting, Snapchat and Other Sexualized Social Media will be addressed from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight by Amanda Alvarado with the YWCA of Hawaii Island’s Sexual Assault Support Services Program. She will talk about how technology is moving faster than ever before, and how the law has not kept up with it. The program will begin with a short film titled “Sext Up KIDS: How Children are becoming Hypersexualized,” followed by a discussion on how this applies to youth on Hawaii Island. Learn the effects of social media applications on youth’s brain development and how youth are being pressured into “sexting” and the legal implications. If possible, call ahead to make a reservation at 885-6777.
What is Probate? with John G. Roth, attorney with Hawaii Trust &Law Counsel, will be presented from 4-5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, and again Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The word probate often sends a shiver down the spine. It actually serves an important purpose of distributing a deceased person’s assets, but is widely misunderstood.
Aston Fitness Floor Work will be offered from noon-1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, with Judith Aston, a pioneer in the field of movement education and bodywork. Come and review or come and be new. Optimize daily actions applied to sitting, bending, lifting, walking and reaching. This class welcomes new and returning participants. A review of class content and new content will be presented. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling Tutu’s House at 885-6777.
Cancer Support Group for Women will meet from 12:30—2 p.m. this Wednesday. Whether a survivor, currently in treatment, recently diagnosed, or coping with the effects of cancer on a loved one, all are invited to join this group to discover the power of healing through connection with others who share a common bond.