1Heart Learning Center provides 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).

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. 

Qi Gang

Age: Adults
Instructor: Bonnie Stevenson & Karen Miller
Location: HUB Hale

Description: This 90 minute class is a blend of disciplines based upon proven, accessible health-giving practices, including Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. Relaxation, improved energy and well-being, balance and flexibility, core strengthening and mind-body focus are just some of the benefits of our practices. Your weekend will get off to a refreshing start that will carry you well into the following week.

Class leaders are body therapist Bonnie Stevenson and fitness instructor Karen Miller. Wear comfortable clothing that stretches with you. No street footwear is permitted in the in the Hale and please bring your own yoga mat. Come and join the Gang!

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. 

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 & WORKSHOPS

Tai Ji Chuan - Meditation in Movement

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, January 26th, 28th, 30th 7:00am - 8:30am, by the HUB Barn on the lawn (weather permitting). Great for all ages. Donation welcomed.

Instruction with Shang Maia over 30 years of Tai Ji Chuan practice and teaching in the USA and Brazil. Shang studied under master Shen Hai Minʻs teachings of the Yang style Tai Ji Chuan and master Ren Guang Yiʻs teaching of Chen style Ji Chuan.

Lien Gong with deep breathing stretching. The 24 Yang style short form. Sunday the 26th - cloud hands. Tuesday the 30th - repulse monkey. Thursday the 30th - parting of the wild horseʻs mane.

Ceramic Valentines Workshop - 2 sessions

Saturday, February 1st and 8th 12:00pm - 1:30 pm Clay Cottage.

Be creative with clay and make a gift or a personalized piece of artwork for your loved one or for yourself. By the 2nd session you will receive your fired work and paint with acrylic paint. 

Valentine Plush Toy Making and Felt Craft Workshop

Sunday, February 9th 10:00am - 12:00 pm HUB Barn. For ages 5 and up. Adults are welcomed.

Students will learn basic hand sewing and needle felted techniques to create toys of their own design as well as replicating Cocoʻs designs. This is a fun, free flowing class. All skills are welcomed!

Jazz Lab Rats

Tuesday, February 18th 7:00pm - 9:00 pm HUB Barn. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Standing Above the Clouds

Sunday, March 15th 6:30pm - 7:30 pm HUB Barn. 

Standing Above the Clouds is a short-filmed story of inter-generational women activists, who call themselves Kū Kiaʻi Mauna, or protectors of the mountain. The film follows three sets of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers, who are at the forefront of the indigenous movement to safeguard their sacred mountain, Mauna a Wākea, when a construction permit is granted for an eighteen story, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to be built on pristine, untouched land.

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