Calendar of Events

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

EXHIBIT: Christmas in the Country, featuring the 20th Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

cic vacEXHIBIT: Christmas in the Country, featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition

November 22, 2019 – December 31, 2019

With warmest winter wishes and happiest holiday greetings, the Volcano Art Center welcomes the public to the 20th Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starting Friday, November 22nd, 2019.  Featuring the Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit which continues through December 31st, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of creativity to welcome the holiday season. 

The Friday before Thanksgiving, VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates a merry scene of art and aloha inside its 1877 historic building. In addition to the exquisite artwork Volcano Art Center has become known for showcasing year-round, you’ll find unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments and decorations including some that are VAC exclusives, all made by Hawai`i Island artists. 

IMG_2892The concurrent Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques and styles, from the whimsical to the traditional. Those looking for truly original wreaths as well as one-of- a-kind, handmade gift items will not be disappointed by the selection created by the local artistic community.

As in years past, Christmas in the Country begins with an exclusive members-only preview party on Friday, November 22nd at 5:30pm followed by a full lineup of artists hosting special events throughout two full weekends.  Special events can be found in both VAC locations, the gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

 

christmas in the country varez imageFriday, November 22, 5:30PM–8:00PM 

Member Appreciation Reception and Christmas in the Country Preview. VAC Members are invited to be the first to view the full collection of unique wreaths and high-quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during Christmas in the Country. Enjoy complimentary gourmet pupu, mulled cider and champagne, door prizes and your membership discount. Not a member? Joining is easy and secure ONLINE! Members may bring a guest for $15 at the door. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free, park entrance fees may apply. 

Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, 9:00AM–5:00PM Daily 

Volcano Art Center’s 20th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Gallery artists working in a wide variety of media, materials and techniques present their highly creative concepts of ‘wreath’. Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees apply. 

Saturday, November 23, 11:00AM -1:00PM 

Caren Loebel-Fried shares new jigsaw puzzles created from her hand-colored block prints. Made by the New York puzzle company, in partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, these unique gifts teach as much as entertain. Come see the designs available and pick one or more up, in addition to books and prints, for those special bird lovers on your list! Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Lauhala ornament demonstration by Jelena Clay! Join master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay, who produces a variety of contemporary and traditional art from natural fibers. Her interest in all Hawaiian art forms led her to lauhala weaving which she now graciously shares through her teaching.  Jelena will demonstrate making lauhala ornaments including reindeer!  If participants want to try making their own ornaments Jelena will assist in making a star ornament. All supplies provided. Held at VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Free; park entrance fees apply.  


Sunday, November 24, 11:00AM–1:00PM 

Make a Holiday Card with Desiree Moana Cruz in making a one-of-a-kind, hand printed, woodblock holiday card using the beloved designs of artist Dietrich Varez.  Dietrich’s small, prized, hand carved linoleum blocks, borrowed from his estate will be used to create unique holiday cards.  Come make a card to share with family and friends. All supplies provided. Held at The Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Print signing with Kathy Long!  Kathy will be on hand signing fine art reproductions of her beautiful artwork.  Her extensive collection represent many years of dedication to Hawaii’s unique culture captured in pencil, paint and pastel. Held at the VAC Gallery in HawaiʻI Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. 

Friday, November 22 – Monday, December 30th, 2019, 9:00AM–5:00PM Monday – Friday

Christmas and More! A beautiful collection of hand crafted quilts will be on display and for sale at the gallery located at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) through December 30th.  

Friday, November 29 –Saturday, November 30, 10:00AM–4:00PM 

Christmas in the Country Expands to the Niaulani Campus. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays and view VAC’s Program Preview Exhibition featuring exhibit and program offerings for the upcoming year at Hale Ho’omana. The building will also host members of the Volcano Hui displaying handmade art and gifts as part of the annual Volcano Hui Tour. Beautiful live poinsettia to enhance your home for the holidays will be on display and available for purchase as a fundraiser for Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. Located in VAC’s Niaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. 

Friday, November 29, 11:00AM–1:00PM 

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong. Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai`i Tourism. Located at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. 

Saturday, November 30, 11:00AM–1:00PM

Make a Holiday Card!  Join VAC staff member Emily Weiss in making a one-of-a-kind, hand printed, woodblock holiday card using the beloved designs of artist Dietrich Varez.  Dietrich’s small, prized, hand carved linoleum blocks, borrowed from his estate will be used to create unique holiday cards.  Come make a card to share with family and friends. All supplies provided. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

 

Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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Free Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest

Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis on Friday, November 22, from 9:30 -11:00am.  Tour participants will meet at the Volcano Art Center (VAC) at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. The tour will focus on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.  Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Over 20 years ago, VAC signed an agreement with the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to lease a 7.4 acre land parcel containing roughly 5 acres formally known as the Niaulani Forest Reserve and within it an established 1/7 mile loop trail.  Members of VAC including artists, scientists, and educators from the Volcano community immediately began removing invasive species from the land.  In signing the lease for Niaulani, VAC agreed to continue the generational legacy of land stewardship and to educate residents and visitors about its importance as a natural and cultural resource.

Ryan McCormack is an ʻŪniki ʻAi Lolo of Unukupukupu, having completed his formal rites of passage under the tutelage of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.  He is Kumu Hula of Māunuunu and a Lecturer in the Hawaiʻi Life Styles department at Hawaiʻi Community College. Originally from Waimānalo, he now calls the rainforest of ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi Island, his home. His ongoing passion for hula and community wellbeing has been supported by a lifetime of dancing and an educational journey that has most recently culminated in a Masters degree in Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He delights in sharing the mythology, history, music, and dance traditions of Hawaiʻi, both here at home and around the world.

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot. This tour is sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Fourth Mondays, November 25, 2019 | 11am – 1pm

For almost 100 years, Hawaiian kapa making was all but lost. Come learn about the many facets of its manufacturing and become apart of perpetuating this once-lost heritage art form. The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Nov
26
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden

NEW! The Guided Niaulani Sculpture Garden tours will begin occurring regularly at 9:30am on the 4th Wednesday of each month from October until June of 2020.  Tour highlights include biographical information about the sculptor, their inspiration for the work and technical information regarding the construction behind a certain piece. The tours focus on deepening the understanding and appreciation of abstract sculpture in an inviting, walkable exhibit space created by landscape architect David Tamura. The grounds at the Niaulani Campus also currently host two outdoor sculptures on loan courtesy of the Art in Public Places Collection from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and The Arts. These tours, supported by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, will be lead by trained guides under the direction of VAC board member and Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Williams.

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot.

Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery with Desiree Moana Cruz
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

desiree moana cruzAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Desiree Moana Cruz shares traditional and contemporary textile dyes and motif often seen in hula kahiko style costuming.  She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipu’upu’u of Waimea.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz

Monday, December 2 from  11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes. Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values. Instructed by Desiree Cruz.

Following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and a $10 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
3
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Dec
4
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Painting from Observation
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

by Lisa Maria Martin3
Painting from Observation with Lisa Maria Martin

Learn the fundamentals of “Painting from Observation” with Volcano artist, Lisa Maria Martin in a two-day workshop slated for Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 9am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This class is suited for beginner and intermediate students looking to grow a painting practice or to help take their art to the next level by observing and painting from life.

The cost for the two-day workshop is $240/$220 for VAC Members. Please see the list of supplies to bring below. 

Lisa Maria Martin is a painter born and raised in New England newly moved to Volcano, Hawaii from Maine. Lisa Maria’s unique and whimsical style has been developed through her 25 years and is a wonderful match for the aloha spirit! Imaginative portraiture and works from nature are among her specialties. 

 

by Lisa Maria Martin4Supply List

Sketchbook & Pencil
Palette
Palette knife
Brushes – small, medium, and large sizes
2 canvas (one for each day)
Paper towel roll
Jar for water or oil paint solvent
Acrylic or oil paints in the following colors:
Any med red
Any Med blue
Any Med yellow
Titanium white
Raw umber
(Bring any colors you wish, but be sure to include these.)

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Dec
8
Sun
2019
Painting from Observation
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

by Lisa Maria Martin3
Painting from Observation with Lisa Maria Martin

Learn the fundamentals of “Painting from Observation” with Volcano artist, Lisa Maria Martin in a two-day workshop slated for Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 9am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This class is suited for beginner and intermediate students looking to grow a painting practice or to help take their art to the next level by observing and painting from life.

The cost for the two-day workshop is $240/$220 for VAC Members. Please see the list of supplies to bring below. 

Lisa Maria Martin is a painter born and raised in New England newly moved to Volcano, Hawaii from Maine. Lisa Maria’s unique and whimsical style has been developed through her 25 years and is a wonderful match for the aloha spirit! Imaginative portraiture and works from nature are among her specialties. 

 

by Lisa Maria Martin4Supply List

Sketchbook & Pencil
Palette
Palette knife
Brushes – small, medium, and large sizes
2 canvas (one for each day)
Paper towel roll
Jar for water or oil paint solvent
Acrylic or oil paints in the following colors:
Any med red
Any Med blue
Any Med yellow
Titanium white
Raw umber
(Bring any colors you wish, but be sure to include these.)

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Volcano Insight
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Dec
9
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
10
Tue
2019
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5228Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales 

Second Tuesdays, December 10, 2019 | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. Cost is $10. These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Dec
11
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

Master lei maker, Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers that he personally gathers from the rain forests of Pana‘ewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories that this well-respected practitioner has to offer.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Zentangle® Inspired Art Class: Artist Inspired
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_3572Zentangle® Inspired Art Class: Artist Inspired with Lydia Meneses

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10AM-1PM

Our world-wide Zentangle® community was inspired by two creatively bold artists; Gustav Klimt and Keith Haring.  CZTs from all over the world created amazing tiles using the artists’ bold expressive line movements.  During our Zentangle session I’ll share some fun ideas I’ve learned to mingle their styles with Zentangle art.

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862-February 6, 1918) from Austrian was a symbolist painter.  Klimt is noted for his elegant bold color paintings, murals and works in various media, primary subject was the female.  Klimt’s elegant style takes our Hollibaugh tangle, pattern, to a whole new level.

Keith Haring (May 4, 1958-February 16, 1990) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania.  His father was instrumental in encouraging young Haring’s interest in art by spending time with his son as they both created drawings.  Haring is an American “Pop” artist, whose bold primal strokes and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture in the ‘80. We will practice Haring’s “non-touch” technique to create our Haring inspired tile.

 Students Kit: Official Zentangle tiles, PN black pen, Sakura white and gold gel pens.

Class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and method.

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.  Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drawing tools. Please bring a snack to share.  Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.

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Dec
15
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
17
Tue
2019
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays, December 17, 2019 | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

A ti leaf lei is appropriate for any and all occasions and is traditionally believed to bring good luck. This lei is a thoughtful way to send off a loved one going on a journey, beginning a new career or other life change. A ti leaf lei symbolizes admiration, appreciation, and respect and is often used as a gift for weddings, graduations, anniversaries and memorials.

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Dec
18
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Dec
20
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe.

Kumu hula of Hālau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe shares  his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of  hula, language and chant.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Zentangle® – Inspired Art Pop-up Exhibit & Reception
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle® – Inspired Art Pop-up Exhibit & Reception

Saturday December 21, 10AM-1PM

Art Reception & Potluck for Zentangle Artists and Friends. This is a free event…Open to the public.

Meet the artists and discover art created using the Zentangle method.

Asking all Zentangle artists and friends to come to this holiday gathering. This is a wonderful opportunity to display your Zentangle art and meet your fellow tanglers.

• Bring your friends, your art and a light holiday pupu to share.

• Make & Take home a Zentangle Inspired ornament…there will be door prizes…a Zentangle library…and our product storefront will be present.

• No cost to exhibit or attend. Donations to VAC are welcome. Registration not required.

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

kapa aloha aina kapa aloha aina2Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester

Fourth Mondays, December 23, 2019 | 11am – 1pm

For almost 100 years, Hawaiian kapa making was all but lost. Come learn about the many facets of its manufacturing and become apart of perpetuating this once-lost heritage art form. The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio 

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
24
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Dec
25
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Dec 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Dec 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Monthly Mele & Hula ‘Auana Performances
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A classic style hula ʻauana performance is slated with musicians Joe Camacho and Tithing Chun. They will be joined by a dancer from Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa halau under the direction of Meleana Manuel.  Additional “talk story” and audience participation of song, hula and memories will add to the relaxed atmosphere that occurs in any backyard kanikapila.  We invite you to come, share and enjoy.

Performed against the backdrop of the beautiful Niaulani rain forest, these free monthly hula performances from 4-5:30pm will surely deepen the viewer’s appreciation of modern hula. The healthy Hawaiian rain forest at Niaulani is home to many native plants and birds found only in Hawai’i and is referred to in songs and hula movements.

Weather permitting the performance will be held outdoors in VAC’s outdoor sculpture garden. Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, refreshments, for a picnic style event. If weather is not conducive the event will be held indoors. Please dress in warm layers and be prepared for sun and/ or rain.

These monthly performances deepen the understanding and appreciation for modern hula. Performances begin at 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village typically on the fourth Friday of each month. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Dec
29
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Dec
30
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Dec 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
31
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Jan
1
Wed
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Jan 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Jan
6
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Jan 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Jan
7
Tue
2020
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Jan
8
Wed
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Jan 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. 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. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.