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

 Play with Clay

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage (Every 1st and 4th Wednesday)

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. 

 Wine on the Wheel

Age: 21+
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage (Every 2nd Wednesday)

This is a 21 and over workshop that explores the potter's wheel in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. Throwing pots can be a very satisfying and meditative process. As with life it can also be very challenging and at times, frustrating. The goal in both life and pottery is to remain balanced, have fun and be positive. Join us as we get centered on this wheel. Come stay relaxed as wine, beer, refreshments, cheese and conversation are included. Class limit 8.

Date Night

Age: Adults
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage (Every 3rd Wednesday)

Looking for something fun and unique to do with your partner or friend? Treat yourself to a date night at the clay cottage! This experience includes demonstrations on hand building and the potter's wheel. Participants are then guided through both processes and are encouraged to collaborate with one another. This is sure to create a night to remember and may become part of your monthly routine. refreshments and pupus provided. Class limit 8.

Introduction to Ceramics

Age: 15 and older
Instructor: Matt Jakielski
Location: Clay Cottage 

This 4-week class will focus on the basic skills needed to bring your ideas to life out of clay. We will be using hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching, slab rolling and various approaches to attaching clay together. We will also introduce the wheel as a tool for making. Classes also include explanations of the clay and glaze materials and what happens at a molecular level when we turn clay to stone. Students will have a weekly instructional class and access to open studios during the week. We will glaze and load and fire a kiln during the 4th week. Class limit 8. Scholarship available.

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.

Groove Fusion

Age: Adult
Instructor: Michal Anna Carrillo
Location: HUB Barn

Description: A choreography based dance class fusing West African, Hip Hop, Latin and Dancehall styles. We will also build strength, stretch and tone. A fun class for anyone wanting to learn a dance routine to upbeat music while empowering the elf and feeling good in the body! See you there!

Hip Hop

Age: 8-14 years
Instructor: Michal Anna Carrillo
Location: HUB Hale

Salsa

Age: Adult
Instructor: Michal Anna Carrillo
Location: HUB Barn

Description: Salsa is a popular form of social dance originating from Caribbean folk dances. The movements of Salsa are a combination of the Afro-Cuban dances Son, cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Rumba, bomba and the Danzon.

Keiki Ballet

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

Description: Delphina offers a fun and heart-centered way for your child to learn pre-ballet skills that set the foundation for ballet. Your keiki will learn the basic positions for arms and feet as well as initial movements in dance, such as the plie. Designed especially for 3 to 6 years olds, your child will experience movement to music, make new friends and develop self confidence - all while wearing beautiful costumes. 

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. 

 

 

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.

Altar Your Yoga

Age: 12 years - Adult
Instructor: Ari Douvris
Location: HUB Hale

Description: This is a Hatha based yoga class focused on developing intention and deepening devotion to your practice. Incorporates the ancient wisdom of altars. Enjoy more peace, calm and balance. Be flexible, curious and creative! Please bring mat, blanket/towel, water and an altar item.

 

 

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

Bowenwork Technique

Saturday, August 3rd, 1:00pm - 2:15pm, in the HUB Hale. Donations welcome.

Bowenwork addresses the whole body, is extremely gentle and renews the bodyʻs capacity for self-healing. Experience Bowen, feel better. 

Bring your own yoga mat, sarong and anything that helps you feel comfortable on the floor for the 50 minutes of relaxation and receiving the work.

Relax and enjoy the gentle, effective neuromuscular technique, taught by Terra Sutton.

Sip and Shop

Saturday, August 24th, 9:00am - 2:00pm, in the HUB Barn. 

Local Artist and Crafters include:

  • Wehiwa
  • Mirror Mirror Boutique
  • Wakaya
  • Arbonne
  • Haloa Massage
  • Color Street

Drinks and pupu available for purchase. First 50 shoppers get a free gift!

WORKSHOPS

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