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In This Issue
Shakti’s Tapping Corner-Hoiday Specials!
Bo Lozoff in Concert today!
Candlemas Celebration-Sunday
Self EmpathySelf-Love
Kirtan-Bo Lozoff this Tuesday at Ramashala
Kirtan this Friday with Robinette
Leilani Yoga Shala-Grand Opening/Kirtan/Sunset Fire Ceremony!
Special Healing Day in Seaview-Feb 4th!
Love Machine at Uncle’s Awa Bar Sat. Feb 4th
Charley Thweatt-Feb. 5 The Center for Spritual Living
Hawaiian Sanctuary Schedule!
Polestar Gardens-
SPACE Markets and Classes!
Bikram Yoga -See New Schedule! No classes from 2/5-2/12 at Ramashala!
Puna Meditation Circle-Thursdays. 5:00-6:00
Zumba Fitness
NVC Practice Group on Mondays & NVC Study Group on Friday evenings
Soul Song Evening
Local Farmer’s Markets
Agape LoveStreaming-Sundays!
Women’ lighthearted singing Saturdays
Wholistic Peer Counseling Training
Oneness Benefit for Humanity
La’akea Permaculture Classes & More!
Chinese Brush Painting
Check out this article about Mwenje Marimba Band!
Listen to us playing at last week’s Maku’u Market. Special thanks to J. Osprey at Punaverse http://punaverse.blogspot.com/

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Pahoa Online!
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Click here to check out Online Calendar!

Since we are such a small town, this calendar is intended to assist people and organizations in scheduling events and not overlap other events. There have been a series of events and parties recently that have been scheduled on the same day and time thus causing many to have to make a choice between Event A and Party B . We hope this helps.

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This coming SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH, I’ll be giving an actual sit-down concert at KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING, a beautiful covered outdoor concert venue near Mountain View. It’s an afternoon show with Bo Lozoff! Dennis & Christie Soares open at 3 PM. Here are the details:

"Keep the Music Playing" is located at: 17-7946 N. Kulani Rd. Mountain View (look for their sign)
Show starts at 3:00 pm and concludes at 5:00 pm There is seating for up to 120 guests
A potluck will follow the show so bring something to share
Tickets may be purchased from CDWizard in Hilo or online at http://dennisandchristysoares.com/ or at the door. $10 per seat
Bo says, "Most of my music gigs are farmer’s markets, restaurants, and parties, where I play mostly covers while people are eating and drinking and talking, so an actual concert like this is a thrill for me and it gives me more of an opportunity to play ballads, originals, tell stories, etc. It’s a whole different event than the usual, so I hope you’ll join me for a beautiful special afternoon in Mountain View. Remember to bring a dish if you’d like to stay for the potluck."

Reclaiming – Welcome Brigid – sung by Beverly Frederick
You are invited to Celebrate Candlemas
Honoring Brigid,Celtic Goddess of The Holy Well & Sacred Flame on Sunday, January 29 at 7PM @ Beverly’s

Come ready to Laugh, Dance, Sing…
Watch the Cauldron Flames
& Be Witnessed by Community
Making a Pledge for the Coming Year

at Beverly’s Studio at 12-168 Kipuka
in Puna Palisades (above Kehena Beach)
Hi folks, here’s a seasonal Youtube featuring Beverly Frederick’s beautiful recording of "Welcome Brid." This is from her CD "Through the Darkness." Fire images are by Naeomi Castellano.
> Brid is one form of the name "Brigid." This song is sung each year at our mid-winter Brigid rituals.

Self Empathy/Self Love: A Look Deeper

A One Day Workshop Using Compassionate Communication

(based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and Robert Gonzalez)

by Jan Asch

Tuesday January 31, 2012

in Pahoa

At this workshop we will be discussing the importance of self-empathy and practicing skills that will help you to:

– Open channels to more aliveness and presence in all interactions

– Connect to yourself more effectively in stressful situations

– Go deeper using bodily awareness and the beauty of needs techniques

– Heal lingering patterns of self hate, self condemnation, and judgment

When: Tuesday January 31, 2012

Hours: From 12noon to 5pm

Where: At my home: 15-1146 Alaneo Road in Pahoa (call for directions)

Cost: $30.

Bring: water to drink, cushions for your seating comfort

To Register: Call or email Jan at 640-4352 (asch.jan)

Space is limited. Please register in advance to insure your place.

Bo Lozoff-Kirtan at Ramashala.

This Tuesday
Time: 7:00pm.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 7-9 PM, I’ll be leading another KIRTAN (Sanskrit chanting) at RAMASHALA on The Red Road across from Kehena Beach. Kirtan can be a powerful form of active meditation. This is free of charge and open to the public. We’ll be including a couple of multi-part hymns in English this time that are a lot of fun, so come join us. If you’re curious about Kirtan, drop me a note with any questions you may have. Call Bo at (808) 443-7247 for more info.

Kirtan this Friday with Robinette

Please join us on Friday February 3rd at 6:30pm for an evening of Kirtan.

We will be gathering in Kathy’s beautiful ocean front home in Kehena Beach. This is a private home that we are blessed to gather in.

Please only bring children that can sit and join in with the Kirtan…..there isn’t a play space available.

Also please bring a cushion or blanket for your comfort.

We hope to be chanting with you all soon.


Directions driving from Seaview towards Kalapana:

Drive past Kehena beach and turn left on Kamakoa st. and drive towards end. You will see Kathy’s house on Moana Kai Pali directly in front as you drive in. You can park on Kamakoa or Moana Kai Pali.

For more info call:

Robinette 965 9265

Kathy 965 0457

Leilani Yoga Shala
Grand Opening / Kirtan / Sunset Fire Ceremony
6 – 7 pm Friday Feb 3
13-3468 Oneloa St
Leilani Estates

Special Healing Day in Seaview on Feb. 4th!

Namaste, Aloha, Shalom and Aho everyone!
Feb 4th is a very special day. It will be a magical day at Seaview Lawn at 2pm, where we will gather to exchange energy with those who feel like sharing energy. It’s that simple!
Bring a blanket, pillows, oils, crystals, pendulums, prayer flags, anything that you like to use to share your healing gifts with others.

There will be a very special surprise at the end. So there’s only one way to find out what it is.. You’ll have to come out and participate with blessing us all with your presence

This is open to all who are curious, who already practice, or who haven’t practiced in a while, to come and explore the many wonders that this beautiful community around us has to share. I have met many here who have gifts of love and healing and many who are lost and who do not know where to go or what to try to help themselves.

It can be a day to relax and just sit in this bubble of blissful cosmic energy, or a time to participate hands on and give, or recieve. There will be no set way to do anything. All are welcome. So please spread the word/forward this email to any of your fellow friends and family who you believe might be interested and let them know something very special will take place and may become a weekly gathering.

This is open to sharing massage, reiki, craniosacral, chakra healing, and any other healing modalities. We will let our intuitions and cosmic assistants guide us as the afternoon unfolds.

There will be a potluck right afterwards so please bring something to share for those that would like to stay.

Let me know if you can make it by emailing me here and please give my email to anyone else who is interested and would like more info or directions. I would like a rough estimate of how many people will attend. I will not be advertising by paper for this event. The word of mouth and the power of electronic connection is already so potent. Those that the divine has best intentions for will be there.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and/or seeing you soon!

with love and light, smiles and hugs

When: Saturday February 4th
Where: Seaview Lawn (same place sunday potlucks take place)
Time: 2pm
What to bring: a sharing for the potluck, a blanket, pillows, oils, crystals, pendulums, prayer flags, anything that you like to use to share your healing gifts with others, water

p.s. please arrive a few minutes earlier to respect others, the space and the energy that will be created.

Love Machine at Uncle’s Awa Bar
Saturday, February 4, 2012
7:30pm until 10:30pm

Where the ‘Red Road’ ends in magical Kalapana!

Love Machine returns to Uncle’s Awa Bar in magical Kalapana. Traversing the psychedelic spectrum in the authentic spirit of the 60’s & 70’s. Free for all ages. Donations appreciated.
Charley Thweatt

February 5, 10 AM Charley Thweatt will present the music and talk for The Center for Spiritual Living at 16-186 Pili Mua St. in Kea’au.

Following the Celebration at Noon, Charley will present a workshop called, "How to Take Your Power Back!" He will present three spiritual principles, interwoven with his original music, which will change your life into living.

Charley sings for New Thought groups and Spiritual gatherings all around the world. He uses his Music and Workshops as vehicles to connect us and reveal our innate Oneness. Charley has played his original songs as prelude to many of today’s leading luminaries, including Wayne Dyer, Jean Houston, Joyce & Barry Vissell, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Alan Cohen, Anthony Robbins & Tag Taggart.

Examples of his music can be found at musicangel.com.

Click here to view this week’s Kalani schedule of activities!

Wednesday, February 1
Live Trance Dance with Shola
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: EMAX
"We welcome you to the dance of life."

Trance Dance is an ancient shamanic practice that invites Spirit to embody us, to heal us through spiritual ecstasy. This session will be accompanied by live music.

For more information about Trance Dance, please visit www.TranceDance.com.

For more information about the ritual at Kalani, please call 808.965.7828.

Bring a bandana or blindfold. Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted.


$15 at the door. (sliding scale available)
Friday, February 3
Osho Workshop with Shola Angela Ricco
9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Blue Moon Room

Osho’s Meditation! Come celebrate yourself!

"Meditation is an adventure, an adventure into the unknown, the greatest adventure the human mind can take…" – OSHO

Osho is a modern-day Buddha whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of millions 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.

Shola Angela Ricco has been with Osho since 1999. On this day you’ll experience many of Osho’s techniques. You will taste the fullness of silence that will be with you forever.

Fee: $55 (includes lunch)
Info and Registration: Call Shola at (808) 965-7828

Saturday, February 4
Puna Men’s Chorus presents Aloha Broadway
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: EMAX

Come share your talents and enjoy the talents of others!

Tickets are now on sale for Puna Men’s Chorus performances at Kalani, February 4th, and elsewhere in East Hawai`i.

Tickets are $15 for General Admission, and $12 for Students & Seniors.

Come early (6-7:30pm) for dinner and receive both the delightful concert and delicious cuisine for just $30!

Call 965.7828 or stop by Kalani’s entrance Hale Aloha to book today.

Sunday, February 5
Kalani Ecstatic Dance
10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: EMAX
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a communal celebration of life and dance in our EMAX greenhouse facing the ocean. Come for a community dance, a great space, the familiar Sunday morning "spirit time", and focused, compassionate, spirited presenters.

Kalani Ecstatic Dances are every Sunday, for adults age 18 and older, $10 kama’āina, $15 regular. Snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.
Opening Circle is 10:30 to 10:45 am. Closing Circle is at 12:30 pm.
DJ: DJ Craig Kohland



1/2 Mile South of Pahoa on the right at MileMarker 12, Hwy 130:

Hawaiian Sanctuary is a permaculture farm in Puna. We use the word sanctuary in our name because we like to give our friends and family a place to

get away from the day-to-day challenges of life and to come rejuvenate with


For more info. on Events click here


-Capoeira Angola Class on Tuesdays, at 6:30 pm
-Partner Acrobatic Yoga with Joel on Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
-Kung Fu Class on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00-6:15pm
-Hula Class with Puna’s Best, Kumu Ehulani Mondays & Wednesdays, 6::30pm.
-Veronica’s Vinyasa Flow Thursdays, 8:00am

Click here for the Hawaiian Sanctuary current schedule!

Polestar Gardens is an international, spiritual community as well educational non-profit between Pahoa and Kapoho. Polestar creates dynamic opportunity for spiritual growth and life-long learning based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

On-Going Schedule:

Group Sadhana (spiritual practice) 5:45-7:15am, M-F

Long Meditation 6am-9am, Sat-Sun

Kirtan (sacred music) & Potluck, Wednesdays 5:45pm

Raja Yoga Class Series Mondays, 5-7pm (1hr meditation/yoga 1hr class on various spiritual topics, $5-10 suggested donation

Volleyball, Friday @ 4pm

808-430-8009 infopolestar

please visit our website for up-coming events at Polestar Gardens, www.polestarcommunity.org, or befriend us on Facebook.

Click on the logo to learn more about SPACE

Upcoming Events

Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8:00am – 12:30pm. NOW ACCEPTING EBT!All local products. Fresh vegetables, food, crafts, clothing, plants,massage, and more. Come for shopping and socializing! Spaces for vendors are available. Contact Kelly for details (info).

Free wireless internet access is available during the Farmers Market. Bring your laptops and web-surf at SPACE!


Swing Dance. Monday’s 7:30pm – 9:00pm. If you ever wanted to dance like

Fred Astair…well, we can’t promise you’ll learn that, but we DO promise to

teach you this:

– How to listen to the music and do what it asks of your body.

– How to get a good connection with your partner, lead and follow well.

– Basic (and later more advanced) Lindy Hop steps for couple dancing.

– Jazz steps for individual dancing – if you’re a juggler, prop

manipulator or anything related, this will add a whole new flavor to your

performance! Cost $7

Aikido. Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm. Aikido is a beautiful, flowing Japanese

martial art that focuses on creating a flawless connection with your own

and your opponent’s mind and body to achieve true victory. Most attacks

are derived from sword fighting. Grabs and open-handed blows are

prevalent. Defenses make use of the opponent’s momentum, direction of

attach, and body mechanics and often look circular, mostly ending in

throws, arm- or wrist-locks. Aikido philosophy states that true victory

means winning against your own weakness and achieving harmony with the people and the world. Training aikido will improve your posture, body

coordination, and confidence. You will learn skills useful for self

defense, reducing stress levels, controlling your temper, and solving

problems in everyday life. Cost $7.

Ongoing Class Schedule:

Monday and Wednesdays 2:45pm – 4:45pm Hiccup Circus for kids(ages 7+) $3

If you are an instructor and would like to hold classes at SPACE, please

contact Jenna to discuss scheduling and rental agreements

(info). We would love to work with you.

Questions? Call 965-8756

There will be no Bikram Yoga classes Sunday Feb. 5th-Sunday Feb. 12th
There is a private party renting Ramashala that week and they will be using the studio as extra dorm space.

There is also a modified schedule for a few days following that retreat.
Just to eliminate confusion, here is the schedule through 2/15. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Su 1/29 9am
M 1/30 5:30pm
Tu 1/31 5:30pm
W 2/1 9am
Th 2/2 5:30 pm
F 2/3 9am
NO CLASS 2/4-2/12
M 2/13 5:30
W 2/15 5:30(no 9am)
Th 2/16 back to normal schedule

Yoga on the lawn anyone?
I’d love to hold a few classes during our "week off" perhaps at Seaview lawn or warm pond lawn. If you are interested let me know.

I hope to see you as much as possible in the next 6 days so we can get our Bikram yoga fix before our pause.

Notice: The day has changed to Thursday

Puna Meditation Circle is offering weekly meditation

"Finding the Natural Freedom of the Mind"

Weekly Meditation
Thursdays 5 pm – 6 pm

Join us for meditation practice in a welcoming and informal setting. We aim to provide a place where anyone, whether completely new to meditation or a practitioner of any spiritual tradition, will feel comfortable.

Our sessions will begin with an invitation to generate an altruistic motivation for our practice. This will be followed by two 20-minute sittings with five minutes of walking meditation in between. At the end we will conclude with a moment of dedication.

Simple instructions will be provided for those new to meditation.

The meetings will take place at Ramashala, 12-7208 Kapoho-Kalapana Beach Rd. (Rt. 137) – on the mauka (mountain) side of the red road between Laau Loke Street and Kehena beach. For directions please click here

Donation suggested.
Chairs and cushions are available but you are welcome to bring your own.

For further information please visit punameditationcircle or call 769-7645.

If you wish to receive announcements about upcoming events please sign up on our email list by clicking here or visiting: http://ymlp.com/xgeqmjuqgmgj

NVC Events:

NVC Practice Group

Meets: Mondays 6:30-8:30

January 30th

We will be meeting in the lobby of….

Vitality Natural Medicine Clinic
15-2891 Main Government Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778
across from Cash and Carry
Under Roy Lozano’s Chiropractic – in the same building
just in front of Island Naturals

It is a small space so bring a back jack, cushion or small chair.

We are trying out this venue to see how well it meets our needs for comfort along with a more central location.

Probably will need to park on the street up the road or over in the community center parking lot then walk over.

Notes: This group is self-facilitated. All are invited to help lead,suggest/request topics or empathy, or suggest exercises or study topics. There will be no fee charged to attend. Please call Rachelle at 990-4465, or Molly at 968-7141 for more information and directions.


We would prefer that everyone in the group have taken at least one introductory course in NVC,or have read at least the first six chapters in "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by
Marshall Rosenberg" and watched the video "The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg" (we are willing to loan our copy of these two DVDs) before
joining our practice group. We request that those who do not have this experience and training meet with one of the group organizers to discuss alternatives.

Are you ready for more Love and Connection in 2012?


with Molly Miller

When: every Friday evening 6:30-8:30

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship House in Hawaiian Paradise Park

14th st., between Makuu and Paradise (closer to Paradise) on the makai side of the road. I will have a sign that says" NVC" posted.

What: This is an ongoing NVC study group led by Molly. 45 minutes will be information presentation and then we will do exercises and fun games to practice what we are learning. We will circulate through the following 7 subjects, covering one each week. When we have finished all 7, we will start over.

1. Purpose and components of NVC & expressing ourselves with OFNR

2. Giving empathy ( listening in NVC)

3. Getting empathy from others and yourself

4. Expressing Anger fully

5. Protective use of Force

6. Liberating ourselves, saying "no" and Hearing "no" to requests

7. Appreciations and Apologies

Who: This study group is open to students familiar with NVC as well as those with little or no experience. This will be a useful group to invite interested friends or families to, in order to expose them to NVC. Making a commitment to attend a full set of 7 Fridays can be very useful. However all are welcome to drop-in anytime.

COST: $5- $15 per meeting, sliding scale

Questions: contact Molly at 968-7141 or 345-4007


Molly teaches and practices Wholistic Peer Counseling, Connection Parenting and Nonviolent Communication. She is passionate about the healing of Humanity through personal growth and transformation.
Soul Song Evening

Join us for an enjoyable evening of sharing & singing at a deep soul level

· Learn to speak your personal soul language
and sing your own soul song

· Learn divine soul song to heal and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit
· Transform your life through connecting to your
soul message and harmonic vibration

When: Thursday evenings, Share food at 5:00 pm, Sing at 7:00 pm

Where: Ocean Dragon Temple
Next drive way to the warm pond on the Pohoiki side

This event is free. Contact Rulin at 808-937-9792.

Local Farmer’s Markets:

Kalapana Wednesday Night Market & Entertainment
Uncle Roberts in Kaimu (next to the Kalapana Village Cafe) 5-9 pm.Great Atmosphere, food and live music!

Green Lake Friday Fruit Market:

10-5 Green Lake is located opposite the entrance to Kapoho Beach Lots

Great day to take a hike into Green Lake. $5
For visiting Green Lake & hiking on non-market days contact Smiley at 965-5500

SPACE Farmer’s Market

8am-12pm every Saturday at SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education), 12-247 West Pohakupele Loop, Kalapana Seaview Estates. All local products, fresh vegetables, crafts, massage, and more. Call Jenna at 965-8756 for more info.

Pahoa Village Farmer’s Market

Large, covered, outdoor market with fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing and jewelry, food and coffee booths, music, kava bar, and more. 7 am-2 pm every Sunday, downtown Pahoa in the Akebono Theater/Luquin’s parking lot. For more info, contact Anthony at 965-9292.

Maku’u Farmer’s Market

8am-2pm, Sundays. Hawaiian crafts, plants, produce, jewelry, shells, ethnic and recycled clothing, food, live music, records/cds and books, from aproximately 150 vendors. Maku’u Farmer’s lot, Keaau/Pahoa Hwy. bypass road. Call Paula at 965-1441 for more info.

Kea’au Village Farmer’s Market

Fresh local farm produce featuring super sweet corn, flowers, handmade Hawaiian arts & crafts. 7 am to 5 pm every Friday. Produce available 7 am-5 pm, Tuesdays thru Saturdays.

LoveStreaming Every Sunday!
Come gather with kindred spirits to enjoy the music and teachings of Rev. Michael Beckwith in one of the most sacred and special places on the Island.
Time:9:15am -11:00 am.
Location: HPP
For more info. & directions-Click Here!

Women’s lighthearted singing and fun group forming in Pahoa!
Do you love to sing in groups (or play an accompanying instrument such as guitar, flute, even tamborine or rattle)?
Come join us as we form a group to sing together weekly for fun and perhaps some easygoing performances such as Christmas caroling down Main street this winter. No experience necessary and there are no formal tryouts. No one will be turned away- if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket we will have you play a drum or a rattle or some such. We will meet on Saturdays at 5 pm at the Vitality Natural Medicine Clinic located across from Cash and Carry on Main street in Pahoa. Also, group members are invited to sta

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