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.

For help with registration, please see FAQ for step by step directions.

Program Descriptions

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.

 

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi & Culture

Age: All Ages welcomed
Instructor: Kaʻāina Ishimine
Location: Clay Cottage

Through the use of ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverbs and poetical sayings), moʻolelo (stories) and mele (songs) youwill broaden your knowledge of the Hawaiian language and culture. Come and join in the fun and learn the official language of Hawaiʻi! Ola i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! (The Hawaiian language lives)

 

Gardening Toddlers

Age: 18 mths - 3 years
Instructor: Kayla Sinotte
Location: HUB Club

Description: The Gardening Toddlerʻs group helps connect parents and children with our living world. By nurturing the childʻs imagination and curiosity we will engaging our senses through gardening, small animal care and play-based outdoor exploration. Activities include gardening, arts and crafts, storytelling, nature exportation, small animal care, music and movement, games, and most importantly preparing and enjoying fresh snacks from the garden together as a group. Parent/Guardian is required to accompany their child. Kayla has been the lead garden teacher and coordinator for the Kohala Elementary Schoolʻs Discovery Garden since 2014 helping to bring Farm to School to fruition in Kohala. Pursing professional registration as a Horticulture Therapist, Kayla hopes to connect the youth and elderly in our community to the healing benefits of gardening.

 

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: 8-14 years
Instructor: Michal Anna 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: Adults
Instructor: Michal Anna 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.

Tango (Advance)

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

Description: Learn the sensual movements of the Argentinian Tango.

Groove Fusion

Age: Adults
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 self and feeling good in the body! See you there!

Keiki Ballet

Age: Adults
Instructor: Joanie Collins
Location: HUB Hale

Description: This class refers to various different styles of ballet technique - RAD, Cecchetti, Danish especially in beginning levels. We will warm up thoroughly at the barre, possibly with some floor work. Center will consist of small jumps, adagio, port de bras, big jumps and turns across the floor. The instructor will give modifications and/or extra challenges, based on personal abilities. This is an easy entry basic ballet class geared to all levels of ability and experience.

Come to class with hair up, leotards and tights or yoga pants and spaghetti strap shirt. If you don’t have leotard and tights, wear tight fitting clothes so we can see your muscles and body lines. If you do not have ballet slippers yet, bring socks that are not too big, and you may want to wear socks over your ballet slippers. If you are an advanced level dancer, please feel free to bring pointe shoes if you have them. Bring water and be ready to work hard and feel beautiful!

Ukulele pt 2

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Kumu Hope Keawe
Location: HUB Barn

6 week Session starting Nov. 14 to Dec. 19

Description: Get ready to step up your game and learn new songs and techniques. 

Hula pt 2

Age: All Ages
Instructor: Kumu Hope Keawe
Location: HUB Hale

6 week Session starting Nov. 12 to Dec. 17

 Description: A fun class for anyone wanting to perfect their hula skills and move as one group.

 

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.

 Yogalates

Age: Adults
Instructor: Joanie Collins
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Yogalates, a blend of Pilates site and text to the Pilates matwork and gentle yoga stretches to start the week out in a centered place.

Cardiolates

Age: Adults
Instructor: Joanie Collins
Location: HUB Hale

Description: Cardiolates, a more energetic Pilates matwork combined with cardio at the Barre.

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 Waiver & Release Form -Put in your credit card info. -Click Process -Paying with cash or check can be done only at the front desk. 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 or check. This procedure takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Though once you are set up and complete, all future program sign ups will be simple.

 

EVENTS

Mākua Made Market

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT?

This is your chance to buy from "crafty" locals and perhaps enjoy a Mimosa while you shop!

You'll be sure to find jewelry, pottery and ceramics, Alpacca fiber products including shawls, yarn and ornaments, products made with Kohala honey and much more.

Saturday, December 1st in the Lukeʻs Dining Room, 9:00am - 2:00pm.

SUPPORT LOCAL!!

HUBʻs Sugarplum Celebration

Sugarplum Celebration is a hōʻike (v. to show, exhibit) of the increased skills that each participant has gained through their participation in the class.

The goal of Sugarplum Celebration is to build success and self confidence in each student and to provide and fun opportunity for learning. 

Please join us on Friday, December 7th, in the HUB Barn. 5:30-7:00pm. 

Featured classes are:

  • Aleili and her Belly Dancers
  • Michal Anna with her Hip Hop Gang
  • Yumi and her Tango students
  • Delphina and her Ballerina Fairies
  • Kumu Hope with her ukulele and hula hālau

This is a FREE EVENT. Everyone welcomed!

i believe... Childrenʻs Christmas Crafts

Do you believe?

This is a time for keiki to get into the spirit of the holiday. They will have the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with the BIG guy (SANTA) along with constructing a tiny gingerbread house and creating an ornament. 

There is a $5 per keiki charge to cover the cost of materials for this event. Space is limited to the first 20 registered keiki (3-10 years old).

Saturday, December 15th, in the HUB Barn.  9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Showing of the Polar Express
  • Building a "tiny" gingerbread house
  • Decorate a Christmas ornament
  • Special visit from Santa
  • Snacks provided

 

WORKSHOPS

Backyard Wreath Workshop

∗∗UPDATE. Due to an unfortunate event, we are rescheduling from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15. Time change to 1:00-4:00pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Join us for a festive fresh wreath making class on Saturday, December 15th in the HUB Barn. The workshop will begin promptly at 1:00pm and end at 4:00pm. . 

Please bring any foliage from your backyard that you feel could work in your wreath along with that special ribbon to create a bow or an ornament to increase the special memory you'll have for a lifetime.

Youʻll leave on a holiday high and you'll have made a few new friends.

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Certification

The MYO training series is geared towards current massage therapists, chiropractors, accupuncturists, pain doctors and other body workers who are looking to deepen their understanding of the myofascial system and help patients suffering common acute or chronic pain and dysfunction. For more detail, please visit www.myopain.com

 

 

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