"Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah"
(the restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga)
--from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

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Dharma-rooted Yoga: Yoga Classes in Hawaii (See Visit Us)

October 17, 2021

Aloha, my yoga mates!

This week, we can see the full moon of October on Wednesday, 20th. As I mentioned before, farmers in the old Europe and America named each full moon to characterize the season or the moon’s feature. The full moon in October is called Hunter’s Moon or Harvest Moon. It is the time when deer eat up nuts and get fattened in preparation for the long winter, and when foxes looking for harvest crops fallen on the land are easily seen. That means it is the best time for hunters to get them down. (Ref. https://www.farmersalmanac.com

Let’s practice Moon Salutation as usual as in the week of a full moon. We will activate the quiet energy of the whole body with Moon Salutation. After that, I would like to focus on the shoulder blades as we have practiced this month to make them flexible and stronger.

Regarding harvest, “ulu” (breadfruit in English) has been ready to go out from our farm. Ulu is a tropical fruit of starch, and it is more nutritious with protein, vitamins, and minerals than potatoes. Also, ulu gives us antioxidant enzymes, calcium, omega-3, and omega-6, which are all essential for healthy aging.

If you wish to try the ulu of our farm, please feel free to contact Takae 😊 (mobile: 808.386.5358 or e-mail: takaeoj@gmail.com).



Our in-person yoga classes resumed from the Palolo Class last Wednesday. The Nuuanu Class on Mondays will resume from October 18.  Due to various circumstances, however, we will alternate it to the Zoom online class on October 25 and November 1. After November 8, we will continue the in-person class at the wholly renovated hall in Myohoji Temple.

When Halloween is over, it feels not long before the end of the year. To balance your mind and body while maintaining your “self” even in such a busy time of the year, let’s do yoga and meditation!


COVID-19 variant is still spreading in Hawaii, and we will continue to provide safe sessions by paying close attention to the in-person classes that resumed last month. Thank you so much for being so cooperative.

Our weekly schedule has changed as the in-person classes resume. Please see the details below.

Yoga for Osteoporosis Course also resumed in-person on Wednesdays at Palolo Hongwanji. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Takae (808.386.5358).

I will keep the zoom classes for YinYan + Restorative Yoga on Fridays so that people who do not have time to go to the classrooms or participate from other states and countries can continue the yoga practices together with us. Choose from both in-person sessions and online sessions to suit your circumstances and physical condition. The specific schedule of each class is as follows.

Don’t hesitate to contact Takae in advance if you wish to participate in the in-person classes, as there is currently a limit of 10 students per class or less.  No need to do so each time for those who have already registered. (Contact: mobile phone: 808.386.5358, e-mail:  takaeoj@gmail.com)

I am looking forward to practicing with you feeling the same air and space.

(Of course, we shall keep the social distance. 😊)

(*Note 1: Participants in in-person classes are required to follow the rules of the temples that allow us to utilize their facilities for our yoga classes. In addition, please sign the “Liability Waiver” in advance. )

(*Note 2: For those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, we can modify asana (yoga poses), for example, by using props, including a wall, chair, or blocks. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the instructor, Takae, in person.)


【Palolo Class: Palolo Hongwanji Mission】


15:00-16:15 (Yoga for Osteoporosis)


(For beginners-to-intermediate practitioners)

15:00-16:15 (Yoga for Osteoporosis Course)

【Nuuanu Class: Honolulu Myohoji Mission】

Mondays 8:45-10:00 (Yoga for Osteoporosis)

10:10-11:25 (Morning stretch for beginners) 

【Zoom* Online Class】Continued

Fridays 5:00 pm~6:30 pm    Yang/Ying fusion with restorative asana for beginners.

 【Private Lessons】

After a free consultation, the detail will accommodate each student's condition and schedule.

Tel: 808-386-5358
Mail: contact@bigbear-dharma.com or takaeoj@gmail.com

Hawaii, U.S.A.

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