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808-443-1979
OMhana: Family. Yoga. Bodywork. Music. Dance. Art.
Located in downtown Hilo. Established September 2014.
Created and operated by Colee Garr, Armando Rivas, & Fabi Vlchek.
Offers and supports such endeavors as:
The Daily Breath: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Morning Program
Therapeutic Bodywork
Continuing Education for Ambassadors of Yoga and Bodywork
The Yoga of Self-Care
Live Music
Dance & Drum Classes
Art Openings
Cacao Ceremonies
Private Parties
& More
OMhana is a space which supports those who are passionate about their gifts and life.


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Workshops

FUNDAMENTALS Workshop $35 per classFrom $10 per visit with Drop-in Fundamentals/Moon Restorative CASH passNo purchase required to enroll

A rough outline of this 3-hour workshop:

Chanting and the study of the Niyamas, the observances, and the application through Asana (postures)

  • acknowledge the lineage of yoga & teachers, reverence for this practice, this community
  • chanting of the niyamas and talk story

Application of the breathing method, literal meaning of particular niyama, and asana practice

  • yoga practice begins with the breath! emphasis is on establishing form, flow, and sound of the breath; then diving into these disciplined ways of taking action through the physical body & listening to the internal responses of the body
  • use various asanas to explore the level of cleanliness in the mind and body, the range compassion we have for ourselves and others, and stoking the fire inside for deep inquiry, study, self-love, and devotion

Relaxation postures & exercises

  • to relax you from head to toe and integrate this experience into your conscious and unconscious awareness
  • to give you tools to deepen your understanding of the importance of simply relaxing & its benefits

Please bring a mat, small towel, & notebook/pen if you'd like to take notes. We have blankets, blocks, & straps, however, bring anything you need to take both a comfortable seat and practice. Please do contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

808-443-1979
mamacolee@gmail.com

Much love,

Colee

Yoga Workshop $35 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Hula

For information regarding the Hula class please email Kumu Ryan McCormack at polohinano@gmail.com.
In general Hula courses are 10-12 weeks long, 2 week break in-between sessions. All levels are welcome.
$100 new student $75 returning student

EVENTS

WHALE FALL - A COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE of POETRY & DANCE $15 per classFrom $15 per visit with Whale Fall passNo purchase required to enroll

Poet Ruth Thompson and dancers Jenn Eng, Colee Garr and Karen Masaki will present Whale Fall: A Collaborative Performance of Poetry and Dance at Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork in the Kaikodo Building, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

The performance will feature Ms. Thompson reading poems from her new book, Whale Fall & Black Sage, and is co-sponsored by Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork and Saddle Road Press. The musical soundtrack includes works of John Cage, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, David Rothenberg, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part.

Ms. Thompson says of the phenomenon of whale fall: “When a whale dies, it becomes whale fall. An immense ecosystem, its body sinks slowly to the ocean floor. For years, sometimes, the vast world sinks. Visitors come and go. But Whale Fall is also an imaginary universe of transmutation and rebirth. Its infinite layers of meaning, its real and imaginary characters, its metaphors of darkness and light make up the universe of these poems.”

Ruth Thompson is the author of three other books of poetry: Crazing, Woman With Crows, and Here Along Cazenovia Creek. Her poems have won many awards, have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and have previously been choreographed by dancers Shizuno Nasu and Jenn Eng. Ruth received a BA in English from Stanford and a doctorate in English from Indiana University. In another life, she was a college dean in Los Angeles. She now lives in Hilo, Hawai’i with writer-anthropologist Don Mitchell, and teaches poetry, meditation, and writing from the body workshops throughout the US. Poems, events, and video are available at www.ruththompson.net.

Jenn Eng has been dancing and performing most of her life, and stands on the shoulders of many masters, great teachers, and rich experiences. For her, it all started with the 1982 movie, Annie. Jenn knew immediately that she wanted to sing and dance like those cute orphans. She began performing in community children’s theatre and high school productions, and went on to graduate with a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. As a professional dancer, Jenn traveled the world. Her credits include the 2nd National Tour of Miss Saigon, Paul McCartney’s Driving USA Tour, and many nationally televised commercials. But her deepest, most fulfilling work has been here on the Big Island, honing her own unique expressive style and discovering the rewarding world of choreography and teaching. As a teacher, Jenn takes great joy in bringing out the best in her students. As a dancer and choreographer, Jenn’s style is original, vital, and authentic. She believes that dance and movement, sparked by deep listening, integrity, and trust, free us to express our truth, know our own divine purpose, and bring forth our love and courage into the world.

Colee Garr is co-owner of Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork in Hilo, Hawai’i. She has been a practitioner and teacher of yoga for 22 years. In addition to Ashtanga and Iyengar training, Colee studied Therapeutic Yoga in Dehradun, Marma Point Massage in Dharmsala and Thai Massage in Pai, Thailand. Raised in a live music venue, The Top Hat in Missoula, Montana, Colee began dancing and singing at an early age. She was a saxophonist and singer in her father’s R & B band, and began taking dance classes in college, performing and creating her own choreography. Since 2004, Colee has participated with groups performing dance for rituals and ceremonies. In 2015 she began to study Hula under Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack, contemporary dance under Jenn Eng, and vocal improvisation and circle singing with Rhiannon. Colee is a member of Scrumptious Pineapple and the ELES, and has had the honor to work and perform with Rhiannon, Shizuno Nasu, Kekuhi Kealiikanakaole, Jenn Eng, Karen Masaki and Ruth Thompson.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Trained as a classical pianist, she has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu. Karen received a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She served as program officer for culture and arts at Hawaii Community Foundation for 11 years. Karen lives in Volcano and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

Tickets for the concert are $15 and will be available through hiloshala.com or at the door the day of the concert. A signed, numbered copy of Whale Fall & Black Sage: Poems Of the Journey by Ruth Thompson will be presented to the first 45 ticket purchasers. Hilo Yoga Shala & Bodywork is located on the second floor of the Kaikodo Building at 64 Keawe Street, Hilo, HI.



Classes

Ashtanga: Mysore Class $15 per classFrom $4 per visit with Mysore Children's Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Monday-Friday 7am-10am

Group invocation:
7am Group rest: 9:50am Group closing: 10 am If you finish practice before 9:50am, please leave the Shala before group rest begins at 9:50am. Seasoned practitioners, feel free to start as early as 6:30am.

If new to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, new to the yoga, please come and observe class and see if this style of learning the Yoga is right for you. If you are feeling attracted to this practice and learning one-on-one within a group setting, then please come to class. You can register on-line or in person for Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore Morning Program and purchase the corresponding plan or pass. You can then commit yourself to 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 practices a week and begin anytime.

Drop-ins are best suited for those with an established Ashtanga Yoga practice or for visiting practitioners.

Take Note: Full Moon and New Moon are rest days, there will not be Mysore on moon days. When the Full or New Moon lands on a practice day, a restorative yoga class and chanting session will be offered from 8:30am - 10am.

Click on Ashtanga: Mysore Class above for more information

Ashtanga: Led Primary Series $15 per classFrom $4 per visit with Mysore Children's Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Sunday 7:30-9am

Please arrive at 7:15 prepared for group sit and chant at 7:20am. If you arrive after 7:15am please enter, sign-in, and take your seat quietly.

This class is best suited for those who have experience with vinyasa based classes or who have an established Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. This led Ashtanga Vinyasa class aims to deepen our understanding of vinyasa, tristhana (the internal forms of the practice), and rhythm. It infuses practitioners with insight, energy, and inspiration.

If new to practice, new to the yoga, please register for the Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore Morning Program and purchase the corresponding pass or plan. You can then commit yourself to 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 practices a week and begin anytime.

Click on Ashtanga: Led Primary Series above for more info...

Ashtanga: Led Second Series $15 per classFrom $4 per visit with Mysore Children's Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Vinyasa $15 per classFrom $5 per visit with Monthly Unlimited passNo purchase required to enroll

Monday & Wednesday 5-6:30pm Saturday 8-9:30am

Teacher Kristen Coyle
Vinyasa translates as: "To place in a special way.” It is the practice of connecting breath with movement. This class is designed to gradually awaken the body’s flexibility, strength, and natural intelligence through alignment based, flow sequencing that builds towards one or more peak poses. A full spectrum of postures and breathing exercises are explored. Variations, modifications, and props used to accommodate multiple levels. Open levels practice, some yoga experience recommended.

Fundamentals $8 per classFrom $4 per visit with Mysore Children's Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

The focus of this Yoga Fundamentals Class is on exploring the body's range of motion, developing breath capacity, and unraveling from the external body to
the self within. This is an all levels yoga class with no prior experience necessary to participate.
Saturdays, 10:15-11:30am

New/Full Moon Restoratives $10 per classFrom $4 per visit with Mysore Children's Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Full Moon Restorative 8-9:30am
The Shala honors Full & New Moon as rest days from the Ashtanga Yoga Asana series.
On the Full Moon of each month we offer a restorative class in the morning in lieu of Mysore Class. Meditation, asana, chanting, and deep relaxation are core subject matter for this class.
All are welcome.
When the Full Moon lands on Sunday or Monday there will not be a class held.

Groovement Meditation

Sunday Shuffle - Groovement Meditation
10-11:30am
e-dance, non-verbal free dance
all hearts welcome
donation $5-15

Appointments

Therapeutic Bodywork $75 per appointmentFrom $63 per visit with The 6-Pack: 60min passNo purchase required to enroll

Armando Rivas provides therapeutic bodywork consisting of breath work, cranial sacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, sports rehabilitation, and relaxation techniques to improve bodily structure and function, and aid in the restoration of health.

Please call Armando at 808-443-1479 or sign up on line for a session.

1 Hour $75

6 Pack - Six 1 hour Sessions $375

Therapeutic Bodywork 1.5 Hours $100 per appointmentFrom $84 per visit with The 6-Pack: 90min passNo purchase required to enroll

Armando Rivas provides therapeutic bodywork consisting of breath work, cranial sacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, sports rehabilitation, and relaxation techniques to improve bodily structure and function, and aid in the restoration of health.

Please call Armando at 808-443-1479 or sign up on line for a session.

1.5 Hour $100

6 Pack - Six 1.5 hour Sessions $500

Therapeutic Yoga Session $70 per appointmentFrom $75 per visit with Therapeutic Yoga Session passNo purchase required to enroll

Colee Garr
Yoga Tailored to Fit the Individual

Do you have a lot of questions regarding starting a yoga practice?
Do you have old injuries that need addressing?
Would you like to develop a personal yoga practice?
Do you have a practice that needs to be modified to fit your current state of mind and body?

Let's get started.

Call to dialogue 808-443-1979