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Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) is offering various Saturday courses this spring to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Herbs, Health and Harmony is a two-day workshop taught by Certified Medicinal Herbalist, Acupuncturist and Master Gardener Laureen Campbell. The course covers the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the importance of the body-mind-spirit connection in achieving vibrant health. Classes are held January 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. – noon at 891 Ululani Street, Room 116.

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Moon Jean Ho offers a series of five classes on Constructing Happiness, designed to help one make deliberate decisions on how to live well and take an active role in their personal growth and healing. Moon incorporates Celtic and Lakota wisdoms shared by her spiritual teacher, a Lakota Shaman. Sessions take place February 1- March 1 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at 891 Ululani Street, Room 116.

Bernie Schreck, MA, once again teaches the ever-popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series. The in-depth program helps participants manage the symptoms of stress, chronic illness or pain and improve their quality of life through diverse techniques such as guided meditation, gentle, mindful yoga, and breathing exercises. Classes are scheduled from 1 - 5:30 p.m., March 8 – April 12, with a retreat on April 5 from 10 – 5 p.m. All sessions will be held in the UH Hilo Old Gym.

For more information, including cost and registration, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or visit

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