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2 day Immersion Intensive Workshop on 1/17-1/18. Dynamic Experiential Process for Transformation and Healing is a therapeutic intervention designed to create an experiential breakthrough from unhelpful or unhealthy beliefs and behaviors and lead to lasting change in under 30 minutes. Early Bird Rate here.

Sunday, January 28th                                       Ancestor Healing, Contract Journeys 
Shamanic Healing Journeys                               Retreats are held at a private residence.
for Men & Women                                             Drum Circle Time, Swimming in Salt
                                                                      Water Pool and Spa Time included

Upcoming Events listed 

'Ohe Kāpala Demo: Hawaiian Bamboo Stamping 1/10
Learn to create beautiful designs using bamboo stamps ('ohe kāpala). Originally used to decorate clothing with deep symbolic meaning, we now use 'ohe kāpala designs to tell stoires on a variety of modern materials. 
Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
  • 99-165 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI

Free Events at the Hilo Public Library 1/10-1/12
Create a Vision Board  1/10
1:00pm-4:00 pm
Stop by the library between 1 and 4 pm to make a vision board.  A vision board is a fun and creative way to start off the new year and manifest what you want to achieve in 2018. A vision board is comprised of picture and words, usually cut out from recycled magazines.  These images and/or words represent the goals you have for your life. This program is free and suitable for ages 13 and up.  The library will provide materials to create your board, but all are welcome to bring any magazines/photos,  markers, colored pencils, or any fabric you would like to personalize your vision board. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request special accommodations or a sign language interpreter. 808-933-8890

Family Story Time with special guest Belle 1/11
Reading is a wonderful way to explore new worlds for many children. Aunty Marsha shares magical worlds through books during story time. Come join us as we read books, sing songs and have fun.
Aunty Marsha welcomes a special guest during this time. Belle, a Labradoodle, is my special story time guest. You may meet Belle and her owner when they visit. You may also find out more about what they do and learn about this special dog breed.
Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. (808) 933-8888

Family Story Time and Crafts 1/11
10:30-11:30 am
Children, ages 3 and up, are invited to bring loved ones to weekly story time. This is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to make connections and build friendships with fellow youngsters. During this time aunty Marsha shares books, songs, finger plays with the littlest visitors. Children and their families are invited to stay after story time to make crafts. Come join us each week for fun and friendships.
Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library  (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands)in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.
(808) 933-8888

Toddler Story Time & Play Time 1/12
10:45-11:45 am
Babies and toddlers up to 2 years old are invited to attend weekly story time with aunty Marsha. During this time, aunty Marsha shares books, music, action rhymes with our littlest library users. Toddlers are encouraged to stay and play with toys after story time. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Program is free.

Lego Fridays 1/12
2:00-4:00 pm.
Come in the children's room between 2 and 4 pm on Fridays to build and create with our LEGOs.  This program is suited for ages 5 through 12.  No sign-up is necessary, however space is limited to 10 creators at a time.  Please  contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.

Reading Tails with Pierre and Maile 1/13
11:00-1:00 pm
Little readers are invited to practice their reading skills with Pierre, a certified therapy chihuahua, and his owner, Maile. Children read their favorite books or tell Pierre stories during this one on one reading session. Pierre loves hearing stories about magical places and characters. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join their little ones to this special reading time.
Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library  15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. (808) 933-8888

East Side Spinners 1/13
1:00-3:00 pm
Come and learn from the East Side Spinners, a group of fiber artists dedicated to the timeless art of hand spinning .This program is free and open to the public. 
Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations. 808-933-8890

  • Hilo Public Library
  • 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA, , , ,

    Hawaii Island Jan 11 - 17 2018 and Jan 20-26 2018
    CS Level I - with CS Faculty Robert Silber, Monique Darling, Leyolah Antara and Peter Peterson

    :: Description ::
    For those who are wanting to deep dive into some sacred intimacy practices and move through any barriers in your capacity to connect and relate in deep conscious ways.

    Come and join us in Hawaii in Jan 11th - 17th 2018
    This course is the integration and synthesis of the core practices, rituals and tools for navigating emotions, sexuality, and relationships. From a basis of witnessing meditation, we expand into re-patterning rites of passage, archetypal touch rituals, communication for connection, and more. Join us for this stellar teaching team right after Hawaii Tantra Festival Jan 6-10, 2018

    This will be followed by Conscious Sensuality Level II - Hawaii Island Jan 20-26, 2018

    For more info go to
    We a re a global community focused on personal growth and planetary transformation through cultivating body & emotional awareness, mindfulness and communication skills, authentic sexuality, and ecological community living.

    If you would like to dive more deeply into this concept, please consider joining me and my co-facilitators, Monique Darling, Leyola Antara, and Peter Peterson this January 2018 for Conscious Sensuality Levels 1&2 at Lolia Place Hawaii Island. 

    UH HILO Ho'olaulea
    The 23rd Annual UH Hilo Ho'olaule'a is next Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 12:00pm-9:30pm! This years' theme, "Pupukahi i Holomua" or "Unite in order to progress", we took from Mary Kawena Pukui's 'Ōlelo No'eau Book.  - at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
    Games for the keiki, entertainment, food anf lots of fun!

    • UH Hilo
    • 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA, , ,

    Kava Bar: 8:00 pm.

    2nd annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll 1/13
    Lili`uokalani Gardens and at venues along Banyan Drive and Lihiwai Street from noon through 6 p.m. 
    Cast your vote for People's Choice Award at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Enter to win prizes at Banyan Gallery. View winning photographers' images in the calendar contest at Hilo Bay Cafe.
    Keep in touch for more details of the entertainment schedule and other announcements.

    Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
    • 189 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720, , , ,

    Almost Like Being in Love - 1/13

    "Almost Like Being in Love"  is the theme of our first 2018 concerts at the Volcano Art Center -.
    Superb vocalist Binti Bailey, and her magical guitarist/ synthesizer partner Larry Seyer will join Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones for a collection of love songs from the world over.
    Join us for a swinging and mesmerizing evening of classic as well as unusual numbers to make us think about the many emotions that love evokes.  
    An evening to remember on  Jan 13 at 4:30pm and & 7 pm at the Village Volcano Art Center.
    Refreshments and light dinner are available. Dancing is encouraged.

  • Volcano Arts Center 
  • 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, HI 96785, USA, , , , 

  • PEER GROUP PROCESS FACILITATION with Mirabai: 2 day Immersion Intensive Workshop 1/17 &1/18 10:00 am -6:00 pm

    Dynamic Experiential Process for Transformation and Healing is a therapeutic intervention designed to create an experiential breakthrough from unhelpful or unhealthy beliefs and behaviors and lead to lasting change in under 30 minutes.  
    DEPTH Facilitation blends structure, skills, and strategy with creativity and intuition to create dynamic, powerful experiential processes tailored uniquely to each individual. It has elements similar to Jungian therapy, Shamanic Healing, Psychodrama, Somatic Experiencing, Role Play, Mindfulness and CBT amongst others.  

    This intermediate to advanced level two day intensive immersion workshop is suitable for  professionals and participants with experience facilitating process work in peer groups and circles.

    Less words, More action
    Use of mythology and story-telling arcs
    Non-verbal processes
    Shamanic work
    Soul Retrieval and Time Travel
    Using your creativity to craft unique processes 
    Why anger work is rarely the right choice for people who say they are angry
    Use of polarity scales
    How to choreograph processes
    How to work with trauma and abuse survivors safely 
    Tools and props
    Making your facilitation magical

    Come prepared to dive deep and mine for gold in our collective unconscious.

    Sign up here.

    Keau'ohana Quarterly Work Party! 1/21

    Aloha Forest Friends,

    Our next volunteer day is on Sunday January 21st from 10am-3pm. Please join us in restoring Hawaii's last native lowland rainforest below 1,000ft while learning about native and invasive species that may be present in your own backyard! Bring gloves, sturdy shoes/work boots, water, snacks, rain gear, and mosquito repellant. 

    Keau'ohana is located between Pahoa and Kalapana on HWY 130 between mile markers 16 and 17. Arrive at 10am for orientation and stay as long as you'd like. The Facebook page for this event is here: Feel free to share this information and invite others who may be interested in attending.

    If you cannot be present to help in the forest please consider making a monetary donation. $10 can help plant one native ohia or 'ohe tree. Visit to learn more and to donate.

    Mahalo and Happy New Year!

    Malina Fagan
    Outreach Coordinator 
    Keau'ohana Native Rainforest Restoration
    You can like us on Facebook and support our GoFundMe
     or Tree Planting Project here!

    Love in the Air, aerial circus variety show in  Hilo 

    PalaceT heater,  Friday February 9, 7-9:30
    $20 in advance, $25 day of
    This 18 act aerial circus show explores the concept of Love in all of its forms, featuring 16 aerial artists from six different countries. The show will include aerial silk, hoop, rope, dance, and more. Rated PG-13 for occasional sensual self expression, this 90 minute event is perfect for date night or an evening out with friends. For tickets visit the Hilo Palace Box Office or online at

    Community Calendars:
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    January 7th-14th, 2018 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes  
    All classes are a $6-$10 donations, unless otherwise noted.

    Magical Mondays

    8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
    4:00 p.m. Keiki Hula (beginner) w/Kumu U'ilani
    5:00 p.m. Keiki Hula (experienced) w/Kumu U'ilani
    6:15 Hula w/Kumu Ehulani

    Transformative Tuesdays

    8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie

    Wondrous Wednesdays

    8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah

    Thriving Thursdays

    8:15 a.m. Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen
    9:00 a.m. Plant Aloha: Permaculture Series (FREE)

    Fruitful Fridays

    8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
    7:00 p.m. DJ Dance

    Scintillating Saturdays

    8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Alexis
    11:00 a.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)

    Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

    Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted

    Upcoming Events: 

    Hawaii Tantra Festival  January 6-10, 2018
    Conscious Sensuality Level 1, Hawaii -  January 11-17, 2018
    Conscious Sensuality Level 2, Hawaii -  January 20-26, 2018
    MAnaFest Big Island 2018 January 26-27, 2018
    Ecstatic Dance Retreat 2018 Feb 25-Mar 2, 2018

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    Schedule from Jan. 8th-March 12th 

    Skills Class 3:30pm-5:00pm.

    Social Circus Jam 3:30-5:00 pm.
    Aerial Silk Drop-In with Lilia 5:00-6:30 pm

    Performing Troupe 3:00-5:00 pm.

    For more details on S.P.A.C.E -click here.

    Seaview Community School
    Monday-Thursday  8:00am - 2:30pm
    An assisted home-school program for K-6. Satellite of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science.  
    Terry Walker (808) 965 2189



    Sunday, January 7 at 2:30PM & 7PM
    Monday and Tuesday, January 8 & 9 at 7PM
    R, 142 Minutes, Drama/ Comedy/ Art House & International
    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
    Starring: Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang
    Directed by: Ruben Östlund
    Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
    Friday, January 12 at 7PM
    Sunday, January 14 at 2:30PM & 7PM
    Monday and Tuesday, January 15 & 16 at 7PM
    R, 111 Minutes, Drama
    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
    Starring: Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince
    Directed by: Sean Baker
    Six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley live week to week at "The Magic Castle," a budget motel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities to provide for her daughter.

    Friday, January 19 at 7PM
    Doors will open at 6PM
    The Palace Theater and the Hilo Theatre Organ Society are Proud to Present
    Join us for another Silent Movie Night as we present the 1926 black and white silent movie THE SON OF THE SHEIK, with live organ accompaniment by  Tommy Stark!
    In his final performance, Rudolph Valentino tackles two roles, as a father and his son. Ahmed, the son of an Arab sheik and a kidnapped English gentlewoman, loves local dancing girl Yasmin. When he slips out of his father's heavily guarded compound to woo her, he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a group of bandits led by Yasmin's father and Ghabah, the Moor to whom she is betrothed.
    Tickets are $10 in Advance and will $12 on Day of Show. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card, M-F, 10AM-3PM.

    For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to: 
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    Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
    page, and local links above.

    Shakti Hoku Douglas
    Puna Happenings
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    January 2018 Events at
    Volcano Art Center

    Niaulani Campus & Gallery
    January 5 - Handbuilding with Clay series with Erik Wold
    January 5 - Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong
    January 6 - Fearless Abstract Painting with Samantha DaSilva
    January 8 & 15 - Painting with Peggy Acrylic Workshop
    January 11 - Papa ʻŌlelo HawaiʻiBeginner and Intermediate Hawaiian Language Series
    January 13 - Exhibit: "Passage and Place" glass by Heather Mettler 
    January 13 - Jazz in the Forest
    January 13 - Zentangle: Twirling Leaves
    January 13 - Silk Painting with Wax Resist with Patti Pease Johnson
    January 16 - Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
    January 18 - Thursday Night at the Center: ʻAlalā Outreach Presentation
    January 20 - Documentary Poetry Writing with Susan Schultz 
    January 20 - Stained Glass Basics 1
    January 27 - Orchid Workshop: Build Your Own Mini Orchid Display 
    Hula Arts
    January 4 - Hula Voices
    January 20 - Hula Kahiko featuring Pelehonuamea and Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola o Na Mamo
    January 20 -
    Nā Mea Hula 

    Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch 
    January 5 - Ukulele with Wes Awana 
    January 12 - Lei making with Randy Lee 
    January 19 - Hula & oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe and Hālauolaokalani 
    January 26 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

    For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -
    Puna Happenings