Examples of Past Classes & Workshops

Compassionate Yoga Lifestyle Course

  • July 22nd – August 28th
  • 6 week course: Tues/Th 5:30-7:00 pm
  • 6 classes $60, 12 classes $108, $12 drop-in
  • please pre-register

Brenda Flemming 808.283.2968

Certified Instruction in the Tradition of BKS IYENGAR

Email: brenda@brendaflemming.com go to www.brendaflemming.com to learn more…

Brenda Flemming has moved here from Colorado as an established Iyengar teacher. Her transition into the Hawaiian Life Style is a wonderful, refreshing experience.

She comes to Hilo with an open heart, honored to share this most respected knowledge. Brenda has studied with many Senior Iyengar teachers over the past 30 years, she gives her respects and appreciation for the lineage and knowledge. The brilliance and authenticity of her main teachers; Manuoso Manos of San Francisco Gabriella Guibilaro of Florence, Italy along with her travels to India with the Iyengar Family, have profoundly touched her soul and infused her teachings.

Description of Course:

Through this course of study we will deepen our understanding of the Yoga Lifestyle of Cultivated Human-ness and Eco-minded Consciousness while developing and supporting Super Hero qualities.

Strengthening our spines, working towards a balanced body and base foundation encourages the untangling of our nervous systems. These benefits are reflected in emotional health, open-mindedness and heightened energy levels, allowing true Aloha Spirit to be plentiful in our lives.

Brenda’s daughters Rita (28) and Mary (24) have been raised in Yoga Life-style, they both are trained in the Iyengar Tradition. They will join classes and assist when their schedules allow. Our goal is to teach and encourage the simplistic knowledge of moving our joints with balanced actions; thus enabling a life time of use with less wear and tear.

Removing the aches and pains from ones body can be a slow process de-pending on the amount of accumulated acids in the cells. Bringing in vibrant, sattvic, living foods can assist in a more alkaline chemistry, allowing our bodies to return to a balanced state of less tightness, stiffness and pain.

“It is our birth right to develop a strong spine and experience flexibility balanced with strength.”

We are here to assist you in incorporating what you learn into a simple home practice, that you love and enjoy; developing habits for the best version of your authentic self. When stepping into this course we inspire you to bring the 8 fold path of Patanjali Yoga into your daily life.

Brenda has made a point of studying other traditions of Yoga and welcomes all levels of students into an Iyengar class. She is available for workshops or privates, for those who prefer to work individually.

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About Brenda:

Brenda started the yoga program and taught Iyengar Yoga at Western State Colorado University for twenty years. Her students have tremendously bene-fited from her teachings on a Compassionate Lifestyle and the simplicity of incorporating the yogic path into their lives.

Brenda is a former studio owner, guest teacher, and travels for workshops. She very much adores teaching children from ages 4-18. Much of her service work revolves around working with troubled teens and charter schools; teaching classes for creating alternatives to drug and alcohol use. From pre-wedding yogafication to numerous health clubs, she can meet special needs of all kine. Every past and future interaction is a gift!

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Tribal Fusion Bellydance Class – 6 Week Series

Experience the art, fitness and fun of bellydance with FyreSnake…

FyreSnake (FS) hails from South America and recently relocated to Hilo from Minneapolis, MN. She has been on stage for over 20 years and teaching dance for almost 15. Her forte includes Tribal Fusion Bellydance (TFB), Classical and Modern Indian / Bollywood styles, Snake Charm, and Fire Fusion Dance. down. TFB with FS encompasses muscle isolations, graceful movements, and the fusion of American Bellydance, Cabaret, Hip-Hop, Indian mudras (hand gestures), and Latin footwork. Come journey with her to see what it is all about!

Her next series will be Samadhi (The Great Union of Mind, Body, & Spirit). Stay tuned…

A message from the Instructor:
“When we dance, we share a sacred space with ourselves and with others. Let’s celebrate movement and fitness at the Aloha Wellness Center as we explore holistic health.”

  • 6 week series
  • July 21 – Aug 25
  • Mondays – 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Cost: $10 per class for 6 weeks($60) or, $15 for drop-ins

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Medicine Walk: Creating Your Own Rite Of Passage

A Six Week Series and Weekend Workshop

Guided by Katy Benjamin, RYT

This intimate series will educate on the key components of a Rite of Passage: Severance, Threshold and incorporation. Spend 4 weeks working individually and as a group on shedding things in life that are no longer serving you, and creating intent to move forward. Culminating with an intent council, guided 12-hour fast, medicine walk and ceremonial camping trip.

Move forward in life with INTENT!

  • Contact: Katy 808-321-7707
  • Cost: $250
  • When: Mondays – 4:00 – 5:20pm, July 21 – Aug 25
  • Weekend Workshop: Aug 15 – 17MedicineWalk


Elemental Yoga Class – 6 Week Series

Special Workshop coming up in July with Erica Huber. Join of for this special Elemental Yoga Class series.

  • Tuesdays: 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Starting: July 22nd
  • Location: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St. Hilo, HI 96720
  • Contact: Erica, 808-483-0907


Food Is Medicine Cooking Class – Series I

Schedule For Cooking Classes In Hawaii

Food is Medicine Cooking Class, Series I is a seven class series that will walk the student through the basic principles of nutrition and choosing ingredients and produce. It teaches options for purchasing foods and includes a practical shopping experience at the farmers market in Hilo. Learn how to store food properly and safely. Some of the topics include food combination, dehydration, flours and grains, preparing healthy drinks, sprouting seeds and alternative sweeteners. For every class there is live food preparation demonstrations and students will get exposure to preparing a variety of nutritious and creative dishes. Learn to prepare Smoothies, Juices, Raw Soups, Raw Lasagna, Kombucha, Lemonade, Ice Cream, Nut Milks and more! The outcome of this series of classes will leave students confident in the main areas of raw food preparation at home and well on the way to healthy, vibrant beings!

Next class series starts April 28th

Classes are held Monday afternoons from 4 – 7pm

Call 808-933-4400 to register for the class


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7 Class Series: 4 – 7pm Mondays

Class 1: 28 April 2014, Mon

  • Basic Nutrition Principles
  • Cutting Tools
  • Salads and Salad Dressings

Class 2: 3 May 2014, Sat*

  • Shopping Choices
  • Food Storage
  • Vitamix and Blenders
  • Smoothies

 Class 3: 12 May 2014, Mon

  • Food Combination
  • Hand Blender and Juicer
  • Raw Soups and Juices

 Class 4: 19 May 2014, Mon

  • Food Dehydration
  • Mai Courses & Appetizers
  • Dehydrators
  • Lasagna and Kale Chips

Class 5: 26 May 2014, Mon

  • Flours and Flakes, Grains
  • Flour & Grain Mills
  • Pestle and Mortar
  • Pesto, Muesli, Freshly Ground Oatmeal, Special Breads

Class 6: 2 June 2014, Mon

  • Conventional Drinks
  • Healthy Drinks
  • Fermented Drinks
  • Sauces
  • Kombucha, Hummus, Falafels

Class 7: 9 June 2014, Mon

  • Seeds, Nuts, Legumes
  • Sprouting
  • Nut Milks
  • Desserts and Sweeteners
  • Ice Cream

Call 808-933-4400 & Register For The Hawaii & Hilo Cooking Classes.

* Hilo Farmer’s Market, Saturday, May 3rd at 7am

COST: $350

Call 808-933-4400 To Learn More About Food Is Your Medicine 7 Cooking Class Series

Osho’s Active Meditation with Shola


When: every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm starting April 1st 2014

Where: Aloha Wellness Community

Address: 239 Haili St., Hilo HI 96720

Admission: $15 per class

RSVP required: YES

Call Shola for RSVP and for further information – 965-8683

Visit Shola’s website – www.alohashola.com

sholaYou will need a yoga mat – please remember to bring a mat to the class!

Osho’s meditation techniques are used by millions of people worldwide to reduce stress, increase creativity and personal power and find peace of mind, inner calm and stillness. During this hour you will experience some active techniques (Chakra breathing, Nataraj, No Dimensions, Kundalini, Vipassana) that involve sound, breathing, movement, dance and stillness. They are suitable for all ages, temperaments and levels of health and spiritual growth. They are simple to learn and once learned you can use them for the rest of your life. You will taste the fullness of peace that will be with you forever.

Osho is a modern Buddha whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of million of people all over the world.He is creating the conditions for the “New Man”, a new kind of human being who is aware, life affirming and free.This “New Man” can be you!

Shola Angela Ricco has been a practitioner of Osho Meditation since 1999. She was certified to lead Osho’s Meditation Training in Pune India.She has been facilitating workshop at Kalani since 2004.

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