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. We offer programs geared towards all ages and learning levels, from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders) alike.

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Program Descriptions

Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowl Sound Bath

Age: 12 years-Adults
Instructor: Leilani Rose
Location: HUB Hale

Description: A unique immersive experience of being "bathed" in vibrations of a heart centered set of crystal alchemy singing bowls. Helps with stress and tension and creates a relaxed and meditative state. This supports balance and healing of our energy field. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket and water.

ButiFitness

Age: 12 years-Adults
Instructor: Erin Henry
Location: HUB Hale

Description: BUTI is a fun and dynamic blend of primal movement, power yoga cardio dance + conditioning, deep abdominal toning and booty sculpting. Creatively sequenced together to the beat of a super groovy and energetic playlist. We incorporate intentional shaking + spiral structure techniques to release stored trauma from the body and build long lean muscles. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket, a towel and water.

Janʻs Yoga-Beginner, Intermediate

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.

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 Therapy Workshop

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.

Capoeira - Keiki, Youth, Adult

Age: 3 - 5 years (Keiki) 6 - 12 years (Youth) 13 years + (Adult)
Instructor: Mario Hill
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Keiki Capoeira is a great introduction to the cultural art form of capoeira for little movers and shakers! By creating an active, playful and interactive atmosphere, Keiki Capoeira classes foster holistic development for our youngest students in an ages-appropriate way.

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.

Our class goal are to: Build confidence, improve listening & comprehension, develop gross-motor coordination, foster health, safety & teamwork skills and introduce music fundamentals. 

Hip Hop

Age: 6 - 9 years (Keiki) 10 - 14 years (Youth)
Instructor: Michal Anna Carrillo
Location: HUB Hale

 

Youth Beginner Ballet

Age: 7-9 years
Instructor: Debra McGee
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Youth ballet welcomes beginner students to come and learn the basics of ballet! This fun class allows students to gain knowledge of the basic ballet positions for the entire body head to toe. The dancers will learn barre work, center and across the floor exercises. This class emphasizes creative play through dance engaging the imagination to help foster the joy for this classical art form. 

*In order to reduce distractions, Instructor requests that your keiki be dropped off and picked up at the end of class. Mahalo for your cooperation!

Beginner Ballet

Age: 10-16 years
Instructor: Debra McGee
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Beginner ballet welcomes beginner students to come and learn the basics of ballet! This fun class allows students to gain knowledge of the basic ballet positions for the entire body head to toe. The dancers will learn barre work, center and across the floor exercises. The dancers will work on building strength while increasing flexibility and muscle memory. This class emphasizes creative learning through self-expression to help not only build muscular strength but also mind and whole body awareness.  

*In order to reduce distractions, Instructor requests that your keiki be dropped off and picked up at the end of class. Mahalo for your cooperation!

Belly Dancing

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! 

 Tango-Beginner, Intermediate

Age: Adults
Instructor: Yumi Hedlund & Guest Teachers
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Learn to dance the beautiful Argentine Tango right here in Kohala. You will find a warm and welcoming community of dancers from all backgrounds. Come discover the music and the embrace of this international social dance phenomenon. 

 

 

Hawaiian Culture and Customs

Age: 3-5 years
Instructor: Kumu Hope Keawe
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Aunty Hope is happy to finally teach Nā Keiki classes. Every subject will be on basics of hula, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, lei making, hawaiian crafts and games, music, sing and playing implements. Come and join Aunty Hope in learning her Hawaiian Culture and Customs.

Early Learning

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

Description: The first five years of a childʻs life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes childrenʻs future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community and in life in general.

Children learn more quickly during their early years than at any other time in life. They require love and nurturing to develop a sense of trust and security that turns into confidence as they grow.

In this Early Learning offering Cathy implements her decades of experience working with your young one in a fun day filled with positive reinforcement and learning.

 Toddlerʻs Playgroup

Age: 18 months - 3 years
Instructor: Parent guided
Location: HUB Club

Description: Toddlerʻs Playgroup is a sensory and art based experience for both child and parent/care taker to explore new and engaging activities together at the pace of each individual child. Parents/Care takers are responsible for their child at all time. Playgroup is a time for parents to connect with their child through the experiences set up in class.

 

Ceramic Workshop Wednesday

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage 

This is an all ages workshop great for parents and their keiki. Come experience clay through hand building and the potter's wheel. Matt will give you demonstrations on how to pinch, coil, and throw with clay to make a custom piece of art. Participants are encouraged to work together each making their own elements that will then be put together to create a uniquely collaborative object. 

Open Studio

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage

Do you have the ceramic skills you need to create your ideas? Just need a place to make and a community to converse with? Then maybe open studio is the best rout for you to take! This 12-week pass gives you access to the studio during our open studio hours. You are also provided storage space for your work and clay. Firing and studio glazes are included within reason(there will be additional charges if work scales beyond 12" x 12" or if the rate of production moves beyond hobbyist). Come be part of our makers community and have fun with clay. Not able to commit? Monthly access passes and Drop in rates available. Limited space available. 

Private Lessons

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage 

Available upon request. Please contact Programs Dept.

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 Programs office or by clicking on "Donate Now"

 

 

EVENTS

2nd annual Gratitude Mojo Revival featuring the CASTAWAYS

Sunday, November 24th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, in the HUB Barn. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Members include Richard Russell, Jesse Snyder, Brian McCree, Joey Bradley, Pat Eskildsen, Alex Czerny, Noa Eads with Special Guests. We are wakinʻ up gratefulness, one song at a time. Dancing is (almost) always good! after all, Thanksgiving is coming - let it begin with us! Donations welcome.

Food and drink available for purchase after 6pm.

Christmas Crafts

Saturday, December 21st, 9:00am - 11:00am, in the HUB Barn. $5 per child ages 3-10 years old. Limited space to 20. Parents required to participate. Snacks will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Polar Express on the big screen
  • Building a "tiny" gingerbread house
  • Making a Christmas ornament
  • Taking a photo with SANTA

 

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