[Birthday Event Postponed until July 18th]

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Still & Moving Center’s birthday celebrations spill across the mango wood dance floor and up into the aerial ceiling points! Jose Silva, originally from Lion King, joins us on the Still & Moving dance stage. Look for live singing from Emmy-award winning Faith Rivera, and world-class contemporary dance with Eddie Oroyan and Jessica Enes. One of our favorite kupuna, Al Harrington, entertains with his legendary, engaging voice. Yes, there will be aerial, of course hula, belly dance and no doubt Nia to participate in! 

Celebrate our successful January challengers. Learn some of the ways we’re extending our ohana to share with the less fortunate and to link sustainability with mindfulness.

Enjoy music, community, bodies in motion, and fun galore, not to mention a birthday cake! 

Live Japanese Translation by Eriko Jones 日本語通訳付き

12:30-2:30 PM HST  — (Japan time 7:30am Friday)

$59 for two participants in the same home 家族・親子2人で参加(2人で$59)

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(日本語:下記参照)

Lomilomi has traditionally been practiced in the home.  This two hour workshop will provide you with practical and accessible lomilomi techniques that can be safely shared with your family and friends.  Our live, interactive online format lets you learn in the comfort of your own home. Lessons begin with self massage techniques and then progress to lomilomi for others. You will practice on each other during the workshop.

Therapeutic touch begins when a mom first smoothes her hands in wonder over her growing belly. Across human experience, skills develop as parents perform endless diaper and clothing changes and learn what helps to soothe their individual keiki. The need to provide reassuring touch continues through the bumps and bruises of childhood to the aching hearts of teenage life.  Whether or not we are parents ourselves, we remember what it felt like to be young and hurting and cared for – or wanting to be cared for.

We reach out in sympathy and kindness to friends who experience pain, both physical and emotional.  We gently hold hands with precious elders who may not be moving around the way they used to.  At the heart of the human experience is a calling to care for one another, and this can be accomplished beautifully through lomilomi.

Please make sure to have a pillow and a pareo/sarong nearby for class.  Lessons will take place on the floor. 

家族で気軽に参加。家で安全にできるロミロミマッサージ手法を学べます。

Directions for Signing up Two Participants 参加方法

(日本語:下記参照)

Please, have the first participant enroll and pay for the workshop here.

Once you’ve paid, please have your housemate create a profile here. **We need liability waivers for both of you. 

Our front desk will then email you (the first participant) a link for your Zoom workshop 1 hr before the start time. Once you’ve logged into Zoom, please state the name of your partner so the teacher can confirm attendance.

まず始めに1人目の参加者がこのワークショップ に申し込み、支払いをする。お申し込みはこちら:here.

次に家族の名前を登録。登録はこちら:here.

ワークショップ開始時間の30分前までにZoomのリンクがEメールで送られます。

開始10分ほど前からZoomで入れますので、ご家族のお名前をお伝えください(参加者確認のため。)

 

Kumu Malia クム・マリア

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela  strives to live a life of grace. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. Her hula halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her ‘uniki under Pulu’elo Park, Kumu Hula,  in 2002, Kumu Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under John Keola Lake, Kumu Hula. She has received her advanced lomilomi training from Kumu Keola Chan. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

クム・マリア コイウラオカヴァオレフア へレラは優美ある人生を生きることをモットーとしております。10代後半でロミロミの正式なトレーニングを始め,1998年にマッサージ・セラピスト、2002年にエステティシャンのハワイ州認定ライセンスを取得。クム・マリアはフラとロミロミの訓練は同じだと語ります。クム・マリアのハラウ・ナ・フラ・オラ・アロハはスティル・アンド・ムービングセンターでクムの指導の下、レッスンに励んでいます。クム・フラ・プルエロ パーク氏に師事、2002年にウニキ終了。現在、乳幼児からクプナまで、幅広い年齢層の生徒にフラ・オリを教えています。クム・マリアはクム・フラ ケオラ ライクの教えの下でオリ(伝統的なハワイのチャント)を学び、クム ケオラ チャンから上級ロミロミ・トレーニングの指導を受けました。美しいハワイの自然の恩恵に感謝し、ハワイの大地に本質とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

From Eva Geueke

When the heart is restless or you’re feeling anxious, gently hold your little finger with your other hand for about 10 minutes. It works to calm the heart. 

This hand posture comes from the Jin Shin Jyutsu tradition, a healing art form from Japan said to have been rediscovered in the 20th century. The acupressure points on your pinky correspond with the heart and small intestines. Healing energy is especially strong in your fingertips and the middle of your hand. 

Our human emotions run through the heart: whether anger, hatred and fear, or joy, love and compassion. Our hands act as extensions of our hearts, capable of being cruel and destructive, or giving and caring. Our loving hands reach out from our loving hearts, capable of healing and bringing the energy system back into harmony. 

Politicians sometimes instinctively (or knowingly) put their fingers together, or hold one wrist with the opposite hand while they are in a crowd shaking hands,  to prevent an energy drain.

In moments of stress, the simple resource of holding our little finger is very easy to do. You might also pay attention to how your hands naturally grasp and gesture throughout your day. These positions are often instinctive to our body’s energy system, and you may discover that you are already innately using hand postures to release stress and bring a sense of renewed calm. 

Without consciously knowing particular points on the body needed to release an energy lock, a mother intuitively touches her baby where it needs help, and her love for the child comes straight through her hands with healing benefits.

 

To support our instinct to position our hands and bodies in ways that clear blocked energy,  Eva teaches Morning Qigong every Tuesday at 8:30 am, HST.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

10:00am – 12:00pm (HST)

$39

Shoestring budget price: $29

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Have you ever wondered how a belly dance teacher might give themselves a great workout? This is your chance to sneak into a dance teacher’s ‘home studio’ and follow along. In addition to a getting an intro to Turkish Belly Dance as a whole-body practice, you’ll also focus on your hips, core and arms – with great music as you go!

Your teacher Murat Demirtas teaches not only dance, but also Pilates and Foam Rolling Massage. Meanwhile he’s a Personal Trainer.  He shows you variations of intensity levels so that you can adapt your workout to what works best in YOUR body. He’ll start you out with a dance warmup, then take you through beginning Turkish Belly Dance moves and steps, dancing all the way. Go from there into a muscle-strengthening workout, followed by the chance to roll out and stretch. 

Be ready for a cool drink and a hot shower by the time you finish. First shimmy, then shine! You’ll feel like a million bucks!

Feel free to have a foam roller, rolled towel, and/or tennis balls available. You can wear a belly dance skirt or any fabric piece to tie around your hips.

 

Murat demirtasMurat Demirtas hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour.

Based on his belief that every individual is a healer. Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential. His successful classes are a fusion dance and aerobics that helps to bring an awareness of an individual’s inner power. Murat is the perfect balance of creativity and business. He is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit that conveys his love of movement.

Mondays 11:00am – 12:00 pm (HST)

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Starting June 1, 2020

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The results of practicing the ELDOA Method are a sense of ease in your body, especially in your back, improved posture, and an overall sense of well-being. This practice promotes independence. You will learn how to relieve, heal and strengthen your own spine!

A French Osteopath named Guy Voyer created ELDOA to eradicate back pain. Using the body’s fascial chains and the principle of tensegrity, the postures of ELDOA set up specific lines of traction to open up spaces in our spinal column as well as shoulders, hips and ribs. Marla blends this powerful practice with yogic breathing and gentle stretches.

Many of Marla’s Eldoa students feel relief from pain after other approaches have failed them. They leave class feeling relaxed, empowered and taller. They understand her clear instruction with images that help them to remember the movements. Students sleep better, move more easily, and improve their posture!

What Marla’s students are saying:

“Marla has an incredible understanding of the body as well as the generosity and intelligence to communicate her knowledge in a way that can be shared with others.”

-Lesley Telford

“Marla is a great instructor and an amazing, kind person. I attend both her yoga and Eldoa classes. I particularly like the unique stretches and posture focus Marla has for my computer neck!”

-Jeff Appelbe

“As a chiropractor, with a broken lumbar vertebra, I’m very picky about who I let treat my body or provide me with exercises. When I heard about Marla’s ELDOA in Vancouver, I had to check it out. Apparently, Tiger Woods has used this technique to help him with his spine, so it had to be valuable, right? Right. Marla is very professional, knows her functional anatomy, and is an excellent teacher. Even with my 20 years in practice, she taught this old dog some new tricks! I have already recommended a few clients to her classes, and they are getting a lot of benefits too. Great complement to chiropractic care.”

-Christian Guenette

 

Marla Waal

Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of yoga, from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. Marla then studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA Method created by Guy Voyer and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko.

Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating and directing them to learn through practice, and by sharing tools that promote independence.  She lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with her two children. If you are in Vancouver and would like to attend one of her classes in person, she teaches at Qi Integrated Health.

 

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

Thursday, June 11th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

Thursday, June 18th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

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Experience the Joy of Movement with a Live Online interactive class! Come and move with the infectiously vibrant international Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb! One of the amazing talents of a fabulous teacher like Winalee is her ability to make the Nia class easy for first-time beginners and exciting for people with decades of experience.

 

Winalee Zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Sundays 9:00-10:15 am (HST)

13 Week series May 10 – August 9, 2020, skipping July 5th

For Nia Belts, White Belt or above

FREE during turbulent times (payment options also available for those who feel inclined)

Note: Continuity is important for keeping the circle of community. Renée and Winalee ask that you commit to attending the entire series.

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Delve into the “Feeling” routine as a powerful movement tool to discover more about Form and Freedom. This routine gives access to the emotional realm, a highly charged place for us to explore and find safety. It also offers an in-depth somatic experience!

Winalee Zeeb, international Nia Trainer, takes us into the Feeling routine, which she co-created with 3 members of the Nia Faculty. Winalee will attend most sessions of the Mentorship. She makes each song memorable with a story line. Explore the “katas” that make up each song, and how they fit with the music. Winalee unpacks each move to approach it safely and simply. She also demonstrates more energetically intense variations. She may recommend song substitutions to use with existing choreography. 

Renée Tillotson, Nia Black Belt, 2nd degree, facilitates a Nia-Life-Spirit check-in before every session, finding deep relevance to our daily lives as “Spirit clothed in flesh”, as Debbie Rosas likes to talk about our experience in a sacred body.  We connect Nia concepts with a theme for the week, enhancing our teaching skill to set a focus and intent.

BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP

Participants in former mentorships series have evolved into teaching single songs as guest instructors; teaching partial or whole classes as subs; to teaching classes of their own; to starting a new studio. Experienced teachers find new inspiration and insight mentoring with Winalee, Renée and fellow mentees.

This mentorship program provides important instructional tips and a huge virtual hug of support and encouragement.  You will share bonds of fellowship and interconnectedness with your fellow mentees that are almost palpable.

Syllabus for the 13 Week series 

May 10  –  Introduction to Feeling routine 

May 17  –  Song 1:  From Russia with Love 

May 24  –  Song 2:  Touched by God

May 31  –  Song 3:  Soultrippin’ 

June 7  –  Song 4:  It’s Hot 

June 14  –  Song 5: The Pull

June 21 –  Song 6: Lost Harpist

June 28  – Song 7:  klinhg klang

July 12  –  Song 8:  Come Away

July 19 – Song 9:  A Day Unnoticed

July 26 – Review songs 1-3

Aug 2 – Review songs 4-6 

Aug 9 – Review songs 7-9 

 

Renée Tillotson

Renée Tillotson, Director, founded Still & Moving Center to share mindful movement arts from around the globe. Her inspiration comes from the Joy and moving meditation she experiences in the practice of Nia, and from the lifelong learning she’s gained at the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, California. Still & Moving Center aspires to serve the community, support the Earth and its creatures, and always be filled with laughter and friendship!

Enthusiasm fills every class and event Renée leads. The motto: ‘Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy!” motivates her daily life.

A second degree Nia Black Belt, Renée says, “Through Nia I realized that I was born to dance…and perhaps everyone is! Nia connects me to pure Joy. I aspire to extend that Joy into the rest of my life and share it with every student who steps into my circle. Nia embraces both the yin and yang energies, helping all of us to balance our natures. Nia serves as a moving meditation for me, as well as a chance to play like a child again! I like to think of my classes as invigorating the body and elevating the spirit.”

Engaged in an earnest, life-long spiritual quest, Renée assembles the Still & Moving Center Almanac each year, filled with inspirational quotes by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton. She loves taking part in conversations that merge philosophical, spiritual and scientific thought with a lifestyle of compassion.

Renée has been moving and sharing Nia since 2002. She took all of her Nia intensive trainings at Nia International Headquarters from the co-creators of Nia: Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. She considers herself a citizen of the world, and brings mindful movement practices from around the globe under one roof at Still & Moving Center.

 

winalee zeebWinalee Zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

Thursdays 7:15 – 8:15 PM (HST)

Starting May 21, 2020

Regular class prices pertain.

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Cultivate your authentic life force energy though this 60 minute free-flow dance experience of music, movement, and magic. Get out of your head to stimulate movement creativity. Enhance physical conditioning, self-healing, true listening and emotional self-awareness.

As a Nia Black Belt, 2nd Degree, Krista Hiser is a conscious dance facilitator and ecstatic dance aficionado who curates a unique musical soundscape for each session. The experience is free form, lightly guided. Your choices determine what type of conditioning you may experience: physical conditioning, emotional and self-knowledge, stress-reduction, listening skills, music appreciation, and increased energy. We close each session with a somatic gratitude reflection.

Practiced weekly, Nia Freedance can tune your emotional awareness, align your energetic system, stretch and release your body, and increase your connection to the Joy of Movement.

Zoom in from the comfort of your own living room!

Krista Hiser

When I stepped into my first Nia class, I thought “this is it!” It was like a cool dance party, except it was 9 am, and in a gym. I could get fit, have fun, and wear cool pants! For me, Nia is the ultimate in efficiency: in one hour, I get a physical workout, a mental re-set, an emotional experience through music, and an energizing connection to my sacred purpose on the planet. It’s a workout, a dance party with friends, and a therapy session wrapped into one amazing hour! Nia is THE 21st century fitness modality! In my classes, I create an energetic, athletic experience for every-BODY, grounded in the joy of movement, clarity of the 52 moves, freedance, and luxurious floorplay and relaxation. My style is athletic, creative, and zany. I teach Nia from my heart and I’m usually surprised at what comes out. I love to play with the spirit and energy of the group – each class is a unique co-creation that will never happen again! I am committed to Nia as a personal practice, and I teach it as a cumulative subject of inquiry. You can just show up to work out and break a sweat, but if you really choose Nia, my classes can be a catalyst transformative change. I am here to empower each participant to love their body and their life, and to impact our community and the world by doing whatever it is they do, and doing it better! At Still and Moving, the Athletic Nia class is 15 minutes longer, allowing a sustained cardio peak and additional time for conditioning floorplay and strength work. In Nia, “Athletic” refers to options that can leave the ground with a jump, or press into the floor with a push up. I teach Athletic Nia by modeling the edge of Nia choreography and adding improvisational bursts of energy and freedance. But the words you will hear most out of my mouth are: “you choose,” and “here’s an option,” making even my most athletic class accessible and inspiring for all.

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-10 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Take Nia and add Appassionata and you get Mikelle. Beethoven’s piano sonata called Appassionata was a deeply personal musical journey into previously unchartered realms of imagination. A woman of great feeling and fervor, Mikelle has passionately pursued her practice of Nia through every Nia training offered here at Still & Moving Center since 2015: White, Green, Blue Belts and again White Belt this last week. Mikelle has also been one of the pillars of our Nia Mentorship program.

Fortunately for us, after taking her Blue Belt with Winalee Zeeb here at Still & Moving Center in February of this year, Mikelle accepted my offer to staff the reception desk full time. Mikelle left her dear family and close ones in Wyoming to take the position. If you have ever been greeted by Mikelle, you know the warmth of her welcome and depth of her regard for every individual who passes the desk.

My heart fills as I watch Mikelle develop as a Nia teacher, and especially as I observe her incisively incorporating Nia principles into her life. Through White Belt she became more aware of herself as a spiritual being inhabiting a beautiful human body. I watched her nervous system calm after Green Belt. Blue Belt brought a remarkable growth in personal relationship building for her. I look forward to the continuation of her impassioned growth through the Nia practice.

Thanks to Matt Johnson, founder and CEO of Oahu Fresh, being an enthusiastic yoga student of ours, Still & Moving Center has just become the newest pick-up location for the Oahu Fresh CSA program!

Our Still & Moving Pick-up Schedule will be: every Tuesday between 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

The Oahu Fresh CSA program makes it easy and convenient for you to get the freshest selection of locally grown produce and food products from farms across the island.

From eggplant, potatoes, and baby greens to ulu, bananas and avocados, each Farmer’s Market CSA bag will include a balanced selection of 6 to 7 of the best vegetables and fruits available on the island each week. Additional options and bag selections available as well! Visit OahuFresh.com to view CSA options and sign up for the bag of your choice!

And remember to select Still & Moving Center as your pick-up location if Tuesday evenings work for you!

Oahu Fresh is made up of a network of local farms. They connect their members, including families, restaurants, stores, hotels, and schools, to locally grown products.  They deliver a weekly bag of farm-fresh produce directly to homes, offices or centralized pickup locations.

Their farming partners grow the freshest, tastiest produce that you can find, ranging from lettuce, squashes, tomatoes, tropical fruits, herbs and much more!

Oahu Fresh works with a variety of local farms using different growing practices.  Those farms include: Punalu`u Ahupua`a Farms, Ho Farms, Kakoo Oiwi, Kama`aina Plant, Kahumana Organic Farm, Mari’s Garden, Nalo Farms, Pacific Gateway Center, Small Kine Farms, Twin Bridge Farms, Maui Gold, Pineapple Co, Kunia Country Farms, and Kualoa Ranch.

When someone asks if the products Oahu Fresh uses are organic, they always ask back if the asker means “Certified Organic” or not certified but still using organic practices. To be certified by the USDA, not only does the farmer need to follow a certain set of growing practices, they also need to complete a series of recordkeeping processes to be able to prove to a 3rd party auditor they are properly following the organic guidelines established by the USDA.

The one common connector is that the farms that Oahu Fresh works with use Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), which applies to both certified organic and conventional growers.  GAP controls the practices of the farm by regulating planting methods, following all guidelines for any fertilizers or pesticides (organic & conventional) used, as well as treatment of farm workers.

Contact:  808-476-7550

info@oahufresh.com

 

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