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Barbara Uechi
Kona Yoga, on the Big Island of Hawaii
Persistent Optimist blooming on an island in the middle of the Pacific with my yoga mat in one hand, computer mouse in the other!
Interests: Yoga, Healthy Communities, Food as Medicine, Real Life Super Heroes, growing this list.
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Where do you want it sent? The author, Rashmi Palkhivala, may be better able to help you if you're outside of the U.S. Let me know if you need help contacting her. Aloha, Barbara
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Aloha. Kona Yoga is no longer being actively updated. I'm now writing and posting at Lessons In Balance. I hope you'll join me there. Mahalo, Barbara. Image: iPhone5s Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at
Thanks, Doug. Pictures do say a lot and they speak all languages. I like that.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2013 on Comparing Places: Mexico and Hawaii at Guava Bee
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I took a quick trip to San Jose del Cabo ("there") two weeks ago and while scrolling through my photos, I began to compare it to the Kona side of the Big Island ("here"). Sunrise here. Sunrise there. Oceanside, like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Guava Bee
After several days and nights of rain here in Kona, it feels as though everything is hanging out to dry. The ti plants stretch out and upward. The steep driveway is no longer a river of water and new plants... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Guava Bee
It's Thursday and I'm feeling particularly thankful for my surroundings as I scroll through the photos on my iPhone. There are red ti leaves, a shock of yellow from a tree on Kuakini, a blazing Kona sunset, and a mysterious... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Guava Bee
"There is a great difference between knowing and understanding; you can know a lot about something and not really understand it." - Charles Kettering The Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germaine, was one of the first books I bought when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, the organization responsible for preserving, perpetuating and promoting Kona's nearly 200-years of unique coffee heritage, is excited to announce the launch of the 2013 Festival art contest. Centered around the 2013 Festival theme, "Kona In... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Guava Bee
The Keauhou Farmers Market pops up every Saturday morning at the north end of the Keauhou Shopping Center. Shopping starts at 8:00 a.m. and it's amazing how many people are there to line up for the one and only fish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Guava Bee
I attended Steve Salkin's workshop on shoulders this past Sunday at Big Island Yoga Center and really enjoyed it. We went through a long list of stretches and techniques to address the muscles in and around the shoulder girdle. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at
Punana Leo Preschool Hawai‘i FoodCorps seeks applicants for service member positions The Kohala Center selected as host site KAMUELA, HI—February 8, 2013—The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members throughout Hawai‘i who are passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Guava Bee
John Leebold sent this picture of himself seated next to Guruji, a couple of months ago and I was reminded of it while reading The Lion of Pune, Rumi and I this morning. I've heard many stories about B.K.S. Iyengar... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at
The Kona Library Book Club will meet on the lanai of the Kailua Kona Library on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00AM. The book for this month is “Daughters of Fire” by Tom Peek, an adventure of romance, intrigue, myth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Guava Bee
Have you seen Andy Bumatai's In The Car interview with Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi? They rode around Hilo in a convertible...on a beautiful, clear day. Hilo's just gorgeous when the sun's out. As far as I could tell, they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Guava Bee
Kofi Busia returns to Elaine Chung's East Honolulu Yoga Center in Hawaii Kai for a five day workshop. Classes will be held at the Center, 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive, Suite 104 in Honolulu. Download a combined schedule, tuition information, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at
KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—February 1, 2013—Hawaiian language professor Noenoe K. Silva will discuss how Hawaiian language newspapers and documents change the view of our kūpuna’s (ancestor’s) world in an upcoming Eia Hawai‘i presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka ‘Ike lecture in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Guava Bee
May all the highways stay safe and open. Whenever I get a text message from the Hawaii Police Department about a road closure that's expected to take a few hours, I know it has to be serious. As it happened... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Guava Bee
Offered by the Kona Historical Society Saturday, February 23, 2013. 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Please join us in our 34th year of jeep trips with a visit to historic Pauahi Dairy, established in 1884 by Henry Nicholas Greenwell and his partner, enterprising portuguese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Guava Bee
I hope this beautiful sunshine lasts throughout the weekend. Some of the things I'm considering are: ~ shopping at the Keauhou Farmers Market on Saturday morning; ~ heading to a yoga class on Sunday morning at the gym; ~ taking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Guava Bee
Banyans @ 7a.m., 12/31/12. Sunrise at Lymans, 12/31/12. In the predawn darkness of December 31, the roar of the ocean was punctuated every few minutes with whoops and hollers which had to mean that the surf and surfers, were up.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Guava Bee
Order is a lovely thing; on disarray it lays its wing, teaching simplicity to sing. -Anna Branch The downside of moving three times in one year is that I can't rely on the permanent-marker-pen-labels on my storage boxes. One, labeled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at
Your most amazing creation, yet. Congratulations!
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Ukulele Music Program Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Kailua Kona Public Library On Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Friends of the Libraries, Kona is sponsoring a program featuring the Kealakehe School Chorus and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Guava Bee
I've been tying my i(ear)Phone cord this way for nearly a month now and haven't spent a single second trying to untangle the dang thing since. Try it out. Follow the photos here. One day, after spending 2 minutes untangling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Guava Bee
Learn simple ways to encourage healthy eating habits and curb growing obesity rates KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—August 10, 2012—In hopes of reversing the trend of skyrocketing childhood and adult obesity rates, several Hawai‘i Island organizations are working together to provide free educational... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Guava Bee