Our April Book club selection is inspired by Earth Day and the many events observing this 30 year tradition of drawing awareness to environmental issues. Join us for a discussion of Drawdown, an accessible, readable book that ranks solutions to climate change.
Our book club facilitator, Nia Black Belt Krista Hiser, is also a professor in the University of Hawaii system, where she works with faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. Krista says that Drawdown is the most important book on climate change ever written.
To prepare for bookclub, you can watch this video with Paul Hawken.
Renée Tillotson has found the book to be very readable, with helpful pictures and practical applications.
REVIEW OF DRAWDOWN
“…There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. ..the public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” — David Roberts, Vox
On Saturday, April 21, you might also be interested in joining us for the Blue Line Project
An exercise to visualize sea level rise over the next 40 years and how it will impact our community. Participants will draw, in chalk, the sea level rise projection from the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). We’ve seen king tides and flooding right on Queen Street. What does sea level rise mean for our neighborhood?
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Book Club – Still & Moving Center
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Golden Circle Discount: 10% off
This Wao Lehua Red Tent womenʻs gathering takes place during the week of Earth Day. “Honua” is the Hawaiian word for the Earth. “Honua” also refers to pregnancy, in that a mother creates a world within her own body. We find healing as we cultivate the ability to listen to the stories of our bodies. Listening to the stories of places on the Earth that are dear to our hearts can also bring about deep insight and healing.
These ongoing Wao Lehua Red Tent womenʻs gatherings seek to provide a safe space for uplifting dialogue on any number of topics pertinent to the female experience. Lehua flowers are much beloved by the people of Hawaiʻi. The unique tufted blossoms figure prominently in Hawaiian chants and legends and is a poetic name for menses. Wao-Lehua means domain of the lehua blossoms. It is a dedicated space for women created near each new moon.
Hawai’i has a rich history of women gathering in seclusion while on their cycle. As in many ancient cultures, Hawaiian women used this time to rest and commune with each other on both mundane and sacred levels. This modern Red Tent welcomes women of all ages and lineages to celebrate the full spectrum of life together. We are inspired by the waxing and waning of the moon, understanding that our bodies follow a similar cycle. With that core belief, we welcome women and girls of all ages, female identifying individuals, and women who have experienced menopause or other menstrual variations. We look to the lunar cycles that connect us, allowing us a shared dance with a greater rhythm.
Pictured here at a Red Tent with her mother and daughter, Kumu Mālia is a beloved teacher of hula as well as a practitioner and trainer in lomilomi massage. Known for her compassion and warmth, she is passionate about creating safe, nurturing space for women. Each gathering has at its heart the goal of calming the nervous system and building quiet strength through self study and shared stories.
With Lizabeth Kashinsky
In celebration of Earth Day, join us in an exploration of how the teachings of yoga can guide us to be better stewards of the planet and help us to acknowledge both our love and pain for the world. Learn about and honor threatened and endangered native Hawaiian animals through a short yoga asana practice. Cultivate interconnectedness and loving kindness towards our world through guided meditations. This workshop is meant to empower anyone who would like to become a better activist on behalf of our island Earth.
Lizabeth incorporates ways to deepen connections to the natural world in her classes. Her classes also focus on cultivating mindfulness, compassion, and deep relaxation. She began practicing hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation in 2000. She discovered that these practices helped to still her active mind and recover from health challenges. She continues to learn the healing traditions of yoga from Rick Bernstein, one of her first yoga teachers. Lizabeth completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Open Space Yoga in Honolulu in 2009 and has been teaching yoga ever since. Lizabeth has also been working in the field of conservation in Hawaii since 1994 and completed a MA in Ecopsychology in 2012 at Naropa University.