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Shakti's Tapping Corner
Shakti's Meridian Tapping Circle!
At Kalani in EMAX. No Class this Wed. Dec. 5th!
Wednesdays: Kalani 1:00-2:15pm Come tap on your challenge, learn a new tool and the get the benefits of tapping with others.
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Mwenje Marimba Band playing at Maku'u Farmer's Market on 12/16/12
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| Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi dances)-Saturday Dec. 8th from 7:00-9:00pm|
Dances of Universal Peace are easily learned spiritual folk dances from all traditions, with gentle movements that even 'non-dancers' can greatly enjoy. Singing sacred, ancient phrases creates a full body healing vibration, and when conscious movement is added, these become powerful spiritual practices. Each dance will be fully taught, no experience is necessary. These are interactive and participatory, not a performance.
Donation $3 to $10 call Amara at 808-982-6755 for more info.
at La'akea community... go one mile past Leilani on Hwy 130, and turn right on Alaili, go to when the road turns to dirt, then go right at the next fork, at the sign. Park in parking area, walk up to main house.
A ten day community driven festival with the focus of creating opportunities for local communities and individuals to share their unique gifts and collaborate in the spirit of selfless service.
By promoting the awareness of a diverse range of community projects within Puna, we encourage community interaction resulting in the sharing of culture, resources, talent, food, products, wellness services, natural resources, education, entertainment, and celebration, resulting in a more unified greater community.
Only the first and last days of the festival will be produced by Gift Culture, while the days between 12/12 and 12/21 are open for special events to be hosted by the community. We are now accepting proposals from community members and organizations who would like to host special events during the dates of 12/13-12/20.
Note that these community hosted events will create the bulk of the festival, and as events are added to the program, they will be added to the online festival schedule as well. This festival is not possible without community involvement and dedication. If you have an idea or offering, feel free to contact
12/12 - Wednesday - Presented by Gift Culture @ Green Lake
Festival and Summit - Opening Gathering.
12/13 - Thursday - Open To Proposals
12/14 - Friday - Open To Proposals
12/15 - Saturday - Open To Proposals
12/16 - Sunday - Presented by Kalani
12/17 - Monday - Open To Proposals
12/18 - Tuesday - Open To Proposals
12/19 - Wednesday - Open To Proposals
12/20 - Thursday - Presented by Hawaiian Sanctuary
12/21 - Friday - Sunrise Ceremony at Green Mountain
12/21 - Friday - Presented by Wellness Institute of Hawaii & Inspiral Audio @ Ramashala All-day sacred gathering in a beautiful temple location, indoors and outdoors. An all-inclusive intimate experience including world class downtempo DJs and live musicians, wellness practitioners,local high vibrational foods (lunch salad bar, lavish dinner, and appetizers provided all day), and visionary art, all contained within a ceremonial space.
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12.12.12 Brings Nahko and the Medicine crew back to the Aina for a very special night of activation and musical collaboration!
Set, once again, at the historic Palace Theater in downtown Hilo, don't miss this final show of 2012 for Medicine in Hawaii.
Saturday December 15th at 7 pm--mark your calendars--buy your tickets early because we are only selling 75!
We will have Entertainment, music, dancing, wine, pupus and awesome artwork! My dream has finally come true--I have always wanted a studio with the ability to have an "in house" performance with awesome artists and dancers-WITH an art gallery and food! AND now it's here right in downtown Hilo!
Noah Moore from Terminal circus will be there to emcee and entertain you with his awesome crystal ball juggling! Suzette Ridolfi has gotten together some fabulous artists: Annetta Lucero, Robin Worley and Aileen Wilkie to make beautiful hand crafted artwork tables for you to rest your food on (they'll be auctioned off at the end of the night) Nadia--Grady, JR, Trey, Denise and Jewel and myself will be putting original choreography up-which includes video. Suzette will be making pupus and we'll provide wine and non-alcoholic beverages too! At the end of the evening feel free to dance to our playlist and just have fun with your friends!
Please call me at 990-6618 or go to www.centerstagehilo.com
and click on the paypal link to buy tickets! I'll make sure to get them to you--You may also just go to the studio any afternoon or evening and purchase tickets there! Tickets are $50 and includes everything! $50 is a value for good food and wine and entertainment-so I hope you'll come and support our studio. The funds go directly to support my programs for teens and young adults. I have 14 students on scholarship, I give 8 community classes per week for only $5 per class and in the last two years I have sponsored 3 master classes by teachers from New York, and Houston for free and reduced rates! Help me continue to help our community by continuing to offer these programs--AND have a great time at the event while doing so-It's a
Thanks and have a great Holiday Season!
Social Permaculture Day at Laakea on 12/17/2012
La'akea Intentional Community, Pahoa
We are a small, family style, egalitarian, intentional permaculture community on the big island of Hawai'i. Come join us for a day of vibrant immersion in our community lifestyle!
We are a committed group of people working together closely as a means to health, relationship vitality, economic stability, personal and spiritual growth. We integrate the social aspects of sustainability into daily life: how to live together with honesty, love and peace, and share power and leadership. We do not have one central leader, but instead share the cost of the land and the leadership equally.
This day will give a sampling of some of the ways we relate to the land and each other, all led by very experienced teachers. This is a great time to come meet our members, ask questions about community and get a peek into our daily life.
Come for one event, or all day! See the Details below for full descriptions of the events and teachers.
Schedule and workshops:
All workshops are donation, suggested $5-15 if you can. Or $50 for the whole day, including dinner. We appreciate your support!
Morning- Cooperative Connections with Nature
9- 10:15 Permaculture Tour of Laakea with Tracy Matfin
10:30- 11:30 Soil Fertility Through Natural Methods with Dona Willoughby
11:30- 1 pm Rewild Your Mind with Heron Brae
Afternoon- Cooperative Connections with Each Other
2-4 pm Healthy Social Permaculture- How We Keep the Joy in Being Together- Amara
4-6 pm Playback Theater with Judy Dolmatch
6:00 Local Foods Dinner- we cater $12, preregistration required.
7:00 -8:30 Dances of Universal Peace
call amara for more info at 982-6755
8:30-10:00 Yin Yoga (Jaredl)
10:30-1:00 Ecstatic Dance (DJ-Corwin Loves Youl)
3:00-5:00 Joy of Art (Joy)
7:00-8:15 Improv. Level 1 (Drew)
8:00 Experience Deeksha (Jim)
10:30-12:00 Anasara Yoga(Amma)
2:30-4:30 Free Watsu Sessions with Sarah Joy(sign up at Guest Services)
4:30-6:00 Aerial Basics (Lucy)
7:30 Hawaiian Studies (Tu'u)
7:00-8:00 Yoga Power Hour (Daina)
8:30-9:30 Tranzendance/Soma (Daina)
8:50-12:00 Figure Draw Paint (Richard & Friends)
10:30-11:30 Kundalini Yoga Basics( Dennis)
1:00-2:30 Aquatastics Healing Movement (Sarah Joy)
3:00-4:30 Lahala Weaving (Auntie Lynda)
4:30-6:00 Vinyasa Yoga (Jared)
6:45- 7:45 Tai Chi / Qi Gong (Alice)
8:30-10:00 Hatha Yoga Basics (Maxwell)
10:30-12:00 Inner Wave Movement Meditation(Ayako)
2:30-4:00 Osho's Active Meditation (Shola)
4:30-6:15 Practical Yoga (Will)
7:45 Transcendance (Shola)
6:30-7:30 Vinyasa Yoga (Sophia)
8:30-10:00 Yin Yoga (Caroline)
10:30-12:00 Anasara Yoga (Amma)
10:30-12:00 Intuitive Aquatic Movement (Maxwell)
2:30-4:30 Free Watsu Sessions with Sarah Joy(Sign up at Guest Services)
4:30-6:00 Vinyasa Yoga (Jared)
7:30-9:00 Huna Healing Circle (Stewart)
6:30-7:45 Silent Movement Dive Meditation (Ayako)
8:30-10:00 Pilates (Marjane)
10:30-12:15 Practical Yoga (Will)
2:00-3:30 Contact Improv (Joel)
4:30-6:00 Intuitive Yoga (Maxwell)
7:30 Lapa'au Healing Arts (Harry Jim)
7:00-8:00 Wu Ji Zen Qi Gong (Craig & Stevie)
8:30-10:30 Restorative Yoga (Caroline)
8:50-12:00 Figure Drawing/Painting (Richard & Friends)
10:45-12:00 Qi Gong (Nadia)
2:30-4:00 Dancing with the Elements (Shizuno)
4:30-6:00 Contemporary Dance (Daina)
7:30 Burlesque (Thundering Grace)
Click here to view the schedule
Our Center is located right in the heart of Pahoa Village across from Kaleo's restaurant. For an updated schedule of classes and offerings visit our calendar on our website
Click here to visit the Kupukupu Center website! Mondays
3:30-4:30pm BREAKDANCING with Abassi (all ages)
6-7pm HIP & HOT YOGA with Daina
Tuesdays 8-9:30am DEEP STRETCH YOGA & MEDITATION with Greg (starting Dec. 4, 2012)
6:30-8:30pm CAPOEIRA Angola with FICA (all ages)
9-10:30am VINYASA FLOW YOGA with Greg (starting Dec. 5, 2012)
3-4:00 pm Ballet for Kids with Daina(ages 4 and up)
5-6:15pm YOGA with Inspiration with Marina
6:30-7:30pm FLAMENCO, ZAMBRA DANCE with Nicki Conti (starting Dec.5th, 2012)Fridays
6:30-8pm POWER YOGA TO MUSIC with Greg (starting Dec. 7, 2012)Saturdays
1:30-2:30pm "What is HYPNOSIS-Q&A " with Susan Bambara
meets on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Next one is Nov. 17th.
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Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8:00am - 12:30pm. NOW ACCEPTING EBT!All local products. Fresh vegetables, food, crafts, clothing, plants,massage, and more. Come for shopping and socializing! Spaces for vendors are available. Contact SPACE for details (email@example.com).
Free wireless internet access is available during the Farmers Market. Bring your laptops and web-surf at SPACE!
Hiccup Circus. Monday and Wednesdays 2:45pm - 4:45pm For kids (ages 7+)
$3/class. Interested in learning to juggle? Ride a unicycle? Walk on
stilts? Come to our class to learn these skills as well as acrobatics,
mini-tramp, clowning and aerial silks. Cost $3 per class.
If you are an instructor and would like to hold classes at SPACE, please
contact Jenna to discuss scheduling and rental agreements
(firstname.lastname@example.org). We would love to work with you.
Swing Dancing with Dave Rave on Monday at 7:30pm
Aerial Training. Luna Sophia is holding an adult aerial training session on Wed.. 5:00 - 6:30pm. By donation.
Adult Juggling Club Thursday evenings 7-9 pm
Questions? Call 965-8756
1/2 Mile South of Pahoa on the right at Mile Marker 12, Hwy 130:
Hawaiian Sanctuary is a permaculture farm in Puna. We use the word sanctuary in our name because we like to give our friends and family a place to get away from the day-to-day challenges of life and to come rejuvenate with us.
Manifest Mondays 9am, Cleansing Yoga with Holly (gentle kriyas and morning hatha)
Join the Health Community to tend to your body's best! We have daily classes to support body, mind, spirit with some of the best teachers in Hawaii. Join us at the 12 mile marker, Hwy 130 outside of Pahoa for daily classes for your well being.
Classes are $8-15 sliding scale donation. See below for schedule and email for questions:
4:45pm, Keiki Hula
6-8:00pm Hula with Kumu Ehulani (last class on Monday, Dec. 17th) Tune-In Tuesdays
8am Yoga Flow with Siobhan
9am Permaculture Practices - Hands in the Earth Practice Hands (come dressed ready to play in the fields!)
10am Osho Meditation with Shola
5pm Kung fu with Sifu James Wellness Wednesdays
9am Kundalini Yoga with LaHea
4pm Hatha Yoga
with Terra Ann
6-8pm Adult HulaThriving Thursdays
9am-Noon Hawaiian Planting Class with Permaculture Expert, Wade Bauer ($12 and includes Farm Lunch)
5pm Kung fu with Sifu James (great for keiki and parents!)Fantastic Fridays
9:00 Anasara Yoga with Kate
*Classes canceled on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, & New
Year's Day.Other Special Upcoming Concerts & Training Certifications
*Friday, January 4th @ 9am: Sacred Sound Healing Workshop
*January 5th-20th: 200-Hour Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth
*January 12th/13th, 19th/20th, February 2nd/3rd, 9th/10th
& March 2nd/3rd: Earth Medicine Institute's Wild Crafter
Hawaiian Sanctuary is now accepting volunteers daily and is looking for volunteer angels to help as kitchen aids & more for our upcoming retreats!! Visit www.sustainable-hawaii.org/volunteer and Email email@example.com if you are interested!
Click here for more details & Hawaiian Sanctuary current schedule!
Saturday, December 1, Showtime at 7:00PM
Anela Strings, Music of a Higher Place. This holiday concert presents harpist and percussionist Kristin Aria Shaw and harpist/keyboardist Irminsul bringing music unheard before. The harmonious marriage of the harp's ancient and stirring sound, heart-thumping percussion and expansive electronic vistas create a tether from the here and now to the Everywhere. This concert is alchemy of vibration that lifts, inspires and most of all, convinces us of the shining light of our true natures. Held at VAC's Niaulani Campus. Tickets are $16 or $14 for VAC members and can be purchased in person or over the phone by calling (808) 967-8222.
Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 10:00AM-4:00PM
6th Annual Paradise Studio Tour. An eclectic group of artists open their studios with guest artists (13 studios with 45 artists). Meet the artists, see demonstrations, talk story and purchase art directly from the makers. Featuring paintings, pottery, fiber art, mosaics, glass, jewelry, wood... too many to mention! 10% of all proceeds will be donated to art programs at local area schools. Held throughout Hawaiian Paradise Park in Keaau, 10 miles outside Hilo. Download a full color brochure including artist information and a studio map at www.paradisestudiotour.com
. For more information call (808) 557-0931 or (808) 982-9839
Mondays at 9:30AM & Saturdays at 11:00AM
December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 & 31
Niaulani Nature Walk - Free Guided Rain Forest Tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces individuals, families, and groups to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus not only on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, but also the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday and Saturday at VAC's Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Free; donations welcome.
Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 5:30PM-6:30PM
ZUMBA! Ongoing every Monday. Join Meagan for this addictive "dance party" exercise set to exotic rhythms and high-energy Latin and international music. Before participants know it, they're getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There's no other fitness class like a Zumba! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. Held every Monday except holidays at VAC's Niaulani Campus. Just show up, no registration required. Classes are $5.
Mondays at 7:30AM, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30PM
December 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 & 27
Yoga with Emily Catey. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Classes are offered on Monday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, open to both beginning and intermediate students at VAC's Niaulani Campus. $10 drop in fee or $5 for VAC members.
Wednesdays, on break in December, returns January 2 at 5:30PM
Kanikapila Jam Sessions are open to all musicians. Bring your instrument and enjoy "garage style" jamming with your neighbors and community. Donations are appreciated. Ongoing at VAC's Niaulani Campus.
Fridays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Aloha Fridays. Every Friday, a free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that will vary from week to week. Held on the VAC Gallery lanai in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All Aloha Friday events are free, though donations are welcome and park entrance fees apply.
Sunday, December 9, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Medicine for the Mind, Buddhist Healing Meditation. Everyone longs for happiness in external conditions, expecting people and things to be the source of the satisfaction we seek. In these classes, we will look at Buddha's teachings on finding happiness inside - in states of mind that are the cause of inner peace. We will engage in meditations to train our mind in the inner causes of fulfillment and discover a lasting source of happiness. Held at VAC's Niaulani Campus. Everyone is welcome and classes are free though donations are accepted. For more information contact Buddhist student Patty Johnson at (808) 985-7470.
For more information visit www.volcanoartcenter.org, www.dvarez.com, or call the gallery at (808) 967-7565.
'Social Permaculture- Building Connections'
Jan. 15 - 20, 2013 See: www.newculturehawaii.org
Early registration discount: Pay in full before December 1st, 2012 and get $50 discount.
This camp will be a deep personal growth experience held near Pahoa, on lush, permaculture, rainforest land. Join us in co-creating safe, nurturing, intimate, inspiring community! Come celebrate, be challenged, and enjoy yourself on the land as we share our talents, hearts and knowledge with each other.
Our rich program will have a focus on creating connections and living together, including:
Communication Skills, Theater Games, Tantra Pujas, Heartbeat Cuddle Sessions, ZEGG Forums, Cuddle puddles, gender circles, and a Cabaret talent night!
The daily schedule will include morning yoga, ZEGG-style forums for emotional connecting, three meals and time for workshops led by campers.
REGISTRATION: See web for registration form, and send to Winter Camp at Laakea, c/o Amani Denholm, 12-1093 Kaimu Makena Homestead Rd. Pahoa, HI 96778. 640-7420 firstname.lastname@example.org
NC WINTER CAMP at La'akea: $375- $500 Sliding Scale (includes full program, camping/dorm, all meals). Discounts for locals who are staying in their own homes, or not eating the food! Early registration discount: Pay in full before December 1st, 2012 and get $50 discount. For more information about the program, go Here
Also, there will be a 5 day campout on the Kona side!
at a private farm on the sunnier side of the island. This time will be less structured down time as we continue to deepen our connections to each other and with nature. The Kona portion is reserved for those who participate in the La'akea camp, so that we can have more time with those we have already bonded with.See web site for details! Register separately for this section with Anjalisa. Questions? Email or call her at(808) 885-6040
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This Sunday we are pleased to announce that we will not only be hosting Agape Live Streaming With Michael Beckwith in the Hall, we will also have the extreme pleasure of a visit and a Dharma Talk
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| Local Farmer's Markets:|
Kalapana Wednesday Night Market & Entertainment-Cancelled!!!!!
Uncle Roberts in Kaimu (next to the Kalapana Village Cafe) 5-9 pm.Great Atmosphere, food and live music!
FROM: Uncleroberts Awaclub-We, the Keliihoomalu Ohana will not tolerate any illegal drug soliciting and use! As well as, underage drinking! Due to the stupidity and disrespect to our Ohana, the Wednesday night Kalapana Hoolaulea and Uncle's Awa Club will be closed effective 11-07-12 until further notice. If you should have any questions or comments, go to Lohelani Keliihoomalu's Facebook.
Green Lake Friday Fruit Market:
10-5 Green Lake is located opposite the entrance to Kapoho Beach Lots
Great day to take a hike into Green Lake. $5
For visiting Green Lake & hiking on non-market days contact Smiley at 965-5500
Pahoa Main Street MarketIf your a vendor come stop by and grab temporary priced booth for only $5. Located between Nings Thai Restaurant, the New York Pizza, and across from Luquins.
The Pahoa Main Street Market is hosting a evening market every Friday from 3-9pm.
SPACE Farmer's Market
8am-12pm every Saturday at SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education), 12-247 West Pohakupele Loop, Kalapana Seaview Estates. All local products, fresh vegetables, crafts, massage, and more. Call Jenna at 965-8756 for more info.
Pahoa Village Farmer's Market
Large, covered, outdoor market with fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing and jewelry, food and coffee booths, music, kava bar, and more. 7 am-2 pm every Sunday, downtown Pahoa in the Akebono Theater/Luquin's parking lot. For more info, contact Anthony at 965-9292.
Maku'u Farmer's Market
8am-2pm, Sundays. Hawaiian crafts, plants, produce, jewelry, shells, ethnic and recycled clothing, food, live music, records/cds and books, from aproximately 150 vendors. Maku'u Farmer's lot, Keaau/Pahoa Hwy. bypass road. Call Paula at 965-1441 for more info.
Kea'au Village Farmer's Market
Fresh local farm produce featuring super sweet corn, flowers, handmade Hawaiian arts & crafts. 7 am to 5 pm every Friday. Produce available 7 am-5 pm, Tuesdays thru Saturdays.
| The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM)
is a free COMMUNITY BUILDING gathering representing the Gift Economy where all are encouraged to give, receive, and create on their own terms without the expectation of payment. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all.
The RRFM, as opposed to the Not-So-Free Free Market, breaks down the myth of scarcity and encourages us to take advantage of the abundance all around us.
It's like a potluck: everyone brings something and leaves with more. We all have , skills, ideas, resources, MUSIC, smiles, talents/performances, crafts, games, plants, discussions, useable items, and many other things to share..If we bring them together at the REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET, we can provide more balanced and full lives for us all! The most beautiful aspect of this event is to witness the friendships blossom and the community growing together!! Join their Facebook Group