The HUB provides a wide variety of community programs, classes, and workshops that celebrate the food, arts, culture, and ecology of Kohala. We offer programs geared towards all ages and learning levels, from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders) alike.

Program Descriptions

FEED Hawai'i (dba Kohala Village Hub, or the HUB) is a community-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization located on the rural northern tip of Hawaii Island. Our mission is to enrich the lives and well-being of North Kohala residents while also strengthening the region's social, economic, and environmental fabric.

Incorporated in 2014, the HUB and its partners provide educational, enrichment, and economic development opportunities to residents of all ages, centered around food and agriculture; fine and performing arts; Kohala cultural preservation; and, ecology and the environment. 

Program activities included community enrichment classes (e.g., keiki robotics, restorative yoga); food and culture workshops (e.g., food fermentation, agriculture business); youth camps; cultural retreats and exchanges; and, community events (e.g., cultural concerts, heath fairs, and market pop-ups). In addition, we serve as a central, all-inclusive meeting place for the community, bridging social and cultural divides and fostering positive, meaningful connections among peoples of all backgrounds.

Ceramics: Guided Open Studio

Age: Ages 15 – Adult
Instructor: Peter Antrim Kowalke
Location: Clay Cottage

Description: Essentially all the hours will be guided and or independent open studio ( their choice) which includes instruction, firing, glazes and project monitoring, etc. These prices will include : lab time ( use of wheels / slab rollers etc) , professional instruction, project maintenance ( monitoring drying sequences and covering projects when needed), use of community glazes( plus wax, stains and oxides) , use of community tools, towels, aprons, and firing costs. Clay purchases are separate. Please see Peter for clay purchases.


Early Learning

Age: 3-5 years
Instructor: Cathy Morgan
Location: HUB Club

Cathy Morgan implements her decades of experience working with youth in this fun program designed with toddlers in mind. Snacks are provided; though instructor may charge additional fees to supplement meals.

Toddler Musical Playgroup

Age: Ages 18 months-3years
Instructor: Cathy Morgan
Location: HUB Club

Description: Come learn and play together. A relaxed classroom atmosphere for children and caregivers to enjoy together. Balance of free play and structured activities. Limited space available. 8 participants w/parents

 

Mixed Ballet

Age: All Ages/Levels
Instructor: Joanie Collins
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Develop self-confidence, physical strength, and flexibility while having fun/span>

Keiki Ballet

Age: 3-6 years
Instructor: Delphina Dorrance
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Bring them and have fun.

Bellydancing

Age: 12yrs - Adult
Instructor: Carla Orellana
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Strengthen your core, embrace your beauty and improve posture and coordination while having fun and moving your body! 

Capoeira Keiki

Age: 3-5 years
Instructor: Mario Hill
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Keiki Capoeira is a great introduction to the cultural art form of capoeira for little movers & shakers! By creating an active, playful and interactive atmosphere, Keiki Capoeira classes foster holistic development for our youngest students in an age-appropriate way. Our class goals are to build confidence, improve listening & comprehension, develop gross-motor coordination, foster health, safety & teamwork skills and introduce music fundamentals.

Capoeira Youth

Age: 6-12 years
Instructor: Mario Hill
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Capoeira is a dynamic expression of Afro-Brazilian culture. All classes begin with warm up stretches before delving into different levels of cardio and capoeira movements set to great music and beats.

Hip Hop

Age: 7-13 years
Instructor: Michal Carrillo
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Learn basic hip hop and breakdancing steps and choreography to the latest hits.

Kohala Ecstatic Dance Jam

Session Dates: Bi-monthly | 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Age: All ages
Door Cover: $10.00 includes Tip for the DJ (they spin in love)
Instructor: Catalina Caine
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Ecstatic Dance offers a drug/alcohol free space where community gathers into the arms of the Great Mystery to dance and be danced. Percussionists welcome. Bring a healthy dish for a post-dance potluck and enjoy the time for comraderie. The HUB is very grateful for the generosity of Catalina Cain and the revolving group of DJs who give all donations to support our community programs.

Salsa

Age: 13 – Adults
Instructor: Michal Carrillo
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Learn the sensuous and rhythmic moves of Salsa, a guaranteed fun time and healthy workout!

Tango (Beginning)

Age: Adults
Instructor: Kohala Danse Connections
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Learn the sensual movements of the Argentinian Tango.

Tango (Intermediate)

Age: Adults
Instructor: Kohala Danse Connections
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Learn the sensual movements of the Argentinian Tango.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Open Level

Age: Adults
Instructor: Morganne Aaberg
Location: HUB Hale

Description: A vinyasa (meaning movement with breath) class drawing on elements of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence. This intense yet accessible practice includes vigorous sun salutations, standing postures, balancing postures, folds, twists, backbends, and inversions. Students will increase their overall flexibility, muscle strength, joint stability, and balance. Students are taught through verbal cues, hands on adjustments, and some demonstration, all while maintaining a steady and meditative flow through postures. Students should bring a mat, and if available a yoga block. Students who would like to borrow a yoga mat may call or text the instructor at 808-349-3244 to reserve. This practice can be modified to meet the needs of each individual and all levels are welcome.

Jan Yoga (Beginner)

Age: 12 years-Adults
Instructor: Jan Roberts
Location: HUB Hale

Description: For those completely new to yoga, this is a more gentle, slower-paced beginning class. Emphasizes a safe and appropriate approach to the practice of yoga.

Jan Yoga (Intermediate)

Age: 12 years-Adults
Instructor: Jan Roberts
Location: HUB Hale

Description: All-levels are welcome to attend. Beginners can go through the sequence at their own speed while those who want to advance their yoga development will be introduced to more challenging postures.

Pilates Plus

Age: Adults
Instructor: Natalie Young
Location: HUB Hale

Description: The Pilates Plus Fitness Class is an effective and playful blend of movement modalities based on the foundation of Pilates core strength mat training. Incorporating elements of Qi Gong, Yoga and Dance this class will build core strength, increase stamina and flexibility.

Restorative Yoga

Age: 12 years-Adult
Instructor: Carla Orellana
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Yoga poses that restores the body in a variety of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states. The antidote to stress is to rest deeply. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and supportive props (i.e. blanket and a couple of firm pillows).

Shakti Flow

Age: Adults
Instructor: Pascale
Location: HUB Hale

Description: High intensity fusion yoga with elements of aerobics and dance. Bring a towel, water and mat. Come ready to sweat!!

Tai Chi

Age: Adults
Instructor: Peter Beemer
Location: HUB Hale

Description: The serene environment of our Hale is the perfect environment for Tai Chi enthusiasts to gather and practice this meditative art. Facilitators will assist those who are new to Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation.

Yin Yoga

Age: Adults
Instructor: Morganne Aaberg
Location: HUB Hale

Description: This yoga class consists of three parts that work together to strengthen, lengthen, and calm the body and mind. It begins with a slow-paced vinyasa practice that moves from posture to posture with controlled breathing, activating the core and lubricating the joints. It then transitions into Yin yoga, a series of postures held for 1-5 minutes with the student seated or lying down that target the deep tissues of the body. The class finishes with yoga Nidra, a guided meditation where students systematically relax every area of the body and practice visualizations that sharpen the mind. Students should bring a mat, and if available a beach towel and a yoga block. Students who would like to borrow a yoga mat may call or text the instructor at 808-349-3244 to reserve. This practice can be modified to meet the needs of each individual and all levels are welcome.

Joanieʻs Pilates

Age: Adults
Instructor: Joanie Collins
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Your focus starts from the center, or "core", then progresses outward, lengthening and decompressing all vertebrae and joints. We will systematically activate all layers of abdominals - the abdominals rectus (six pack, or eight pack, muscles), internal and external oblique's (for a better waistline), and the lower, transverse abdominals (for flatter bellies, and better support of the lower back, central nervous system, and internal organs). Joanie's approach is slow and gentle, breaking down each movement in order to fully understand the purpose and correct execution of each specific Pilates exercise. Pilates encourages you to move from the muscles closest to the bones, creating the long and lean bodies that are healthy, efficient, and "attractive"! The toning and stretching together with releasing tension from the large muscles of the shoulders, lower back and hip flexors leads to ergonomic movement and better sense of well being.

Summer Arts Camp

Age: 5-13 years

Instructor: HUB Programs Team

Location: HUB Barn

 

Description: Explore the arts with us at the Kohala Village HUB. Jiu Jitsu; Capoeira; Hula; Contemporary Dance; Beginning Ukulele; Watercolors

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How are the classes priced?
A: Most classes are offered at a discounted monthly rate, but a few are priced Hourly or by Session. All classes have a Drop-in rate for out-of-town visitors or if you want to try it out before committing to the whole month. 

  • Monthly Packages - are priced per calendar month (not to be confused with a 30-day period from date of purchase). 
  • Session (or Workshop) Packages - are priced according to specific session dates. Participants are encouraged to commit to the entire session as absences will not be refunded. 
  • Suggested Donation - Donations can be made at the Front Desk or by clicking on "Donate Now"

Q: How do I register?
A: From the comfort of your own home, you can simply register for classes & workshops with a credit card. Our online registration system requires you to setup an account. However, with that you can register for any and all classes/workshops we offer. Also, sub-accounts for children are available so that parents can easily manage multiple accounts all in one place! Click the "Register Now" button to create an account. Here are some easy to follow directions to help you along: 1: Sign-Up -Choose an email and a password -Please save this password so you can access it later. You will need it again. -Once completed, you will be asked to confirm your registration in your email inbox. Please go to your inbox before proceeding to the next step. 2: Register -Follow the link in your email or sign in at the DonorView Portal using the information you created during sign-up -Complete your Household Profile -This designates family units. Even single person households will need to complete this. -Complete your Member/Participant Profile -This step may require you to repeat some information you have entered previously. -If your emergency contact will be the same as the primary household Guardian, please select ‘Same as Guardian One’ at the top of the contact sheet. -Click Save and Next when you have filled in all required data You should arrive at a screen with 5 blue bars. If all bars are the exact same shade of blue, you can proceed to step 4. If not, proceed to step 3. 3: Enroll In a Membership -Click on the bar that says ‘Enroll in a Membership’ -Select Enroll, and be sure to select your Membership Type as Student/Participant unless another option is more accurate. -Complete your billing information and then select Process 4: Enroll in a Program -On the main screen with 5 bars, check that all bars are the same shade of blue. If not, return to step 2 and work your way through to ensure all required fields are filled in/selected fully. -Click Join a Program -Select the class of your choice from the drop-down Select Program bar. -Choose the session(s) you would like to enroll in/pay for -Read and click that you have read and acknowledge the Waive & Release Form -Put in your credit card info or select ‘I will Pay Later’ and come to the HUB to pay in cash. -Click Process 5: Attend Program -You should received email confirmation of your successful enrollment. -You can call 808-889-0404 and ext 101 or come to the HUB Front Desk anytime between 8am-7pm daily for assistance or to pay in cash.

 

 

 

 

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