Classes and Special Events

Current Weekly Events

Flow Yoga Practice with Hooda

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30-11:00 AM
Drop in $14.00/class
Kama’aina $12.00/class
Eight classes for $80.00

All skill levels welcome!

  • Mats and props are available
  • Come on an empty stomach and be sure you are hydrated
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in
  • Before class begins, advise teacher of any health concerns or injuries, if you are pregnant or menstruating
  • Please be punctual

Hooda has been offering guidance in yoga and mindfulness to a variety of populations since 1999. Her enthusiasm and passion for yoga are apparent in her teaching. She believes in meeting students where they are at, adapting to individual needs, and making practice accessible to everyone. Her classes are non-dogmatic and playful, providing a challenging and compassionate space in which to explore one’s potentials. She incorporates precision and alignment merged with the fluidity of moving in concert with one’s breath. Visit Hooda’s Website

Tai Chi Tao, Saturdays 10:00 to 11:00 am

Tai Chi Tao:  Short Forms for Long Life

Short Forms for Long Life includes a Tai Chi warm up, Qi Gong to gather and cultivate life force (Qi) and the Yang Style 8 Treasures short form that circulates and directs your Qi for strengthening your immune system, improving balance and calming your mind and spirit.

About the Teacher:  Jin An Wong is a 3rd generation Tai Chi Instructor.  His grandfather was a Tai Chi & Kung Fu master in China.  He studied with his uncle, Master Wong of the Tai Chi Academy in Toishan, China.  He also studied with Master Kai Ying Tung in Los Angeles for 10 years.  Jin An has been teaching this gentle but powerful exercise for over 20 years in California, China and Hawaii.


  • $14 Drop-in
  • $12 Kama’aina
  • $80 for 8 classes paid in advance


  • Come hydrated on an empty stomach
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing
  • Notify teacher of any health concerns or injuries
  • Arrive 10 minutes early. Class begins on time!

Annual Events

Seder 2018 with Mitch Roth and Community.  Seder is a Hebrew Traditional Feast that Celebrates Freedom.  It is known in Christianity as the ” Last Supper.  This year we welcomed Rabbi Rachel

Upcoming Events

AWAKENING: Artist Talk Story & Exhibit by Lil’ Miss D

Exploring a Soul’s Artistic Expression

Saturday, June 29th

1:30 pm Doors Open ~ 2:00 pm Talk Story

FREE + $5 Discount for Garden Admission


The artist will exhibit her recent art collections and

share her story of leaving a lucrative corporate career to fulfill her artistic destiny

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Buddha Nature – Human Nature

BUDDHA NATURE – HUMAN NATURE Please join Rinpoche on Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm for a dharma talk and mantra transmission at Paleaku. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Buddhist Master with a deep understanding of the ancient wisdom of Tibet. He teaches in English with warmth and humor…

Past Events


Short Forms for Long Life

Saturday May 19: 10am-11:00 am
Location- Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary
83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook

Free Introductory Class (Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Tibetan 5 Rites Yoga)

Past Event: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Returns to Paleaku on May 25

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Buddhist Master with a deep understanding of the ancient wisdom of Tibet. He teaches in English with warmth and humor and is always open to dialogue with students.

Past Event: Into the Heart of Compassion: Workshop with Dawa Gail Lorien, PhD, August 13-14, 2016

Kindness and compassion are basic innate human qualities; however they are not always easy to embody in the midst of the stress and demands of daily life. This is especially true for those of us in care giving roles. The good news, compassion is trainable. Simple practices can put us in touch with our innate compassion and help us cultivate compassion for ourselves and those around us—at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives.

In this weekend intensive, you will be offered practices that tap your capacity to cultivate compassion, inquire into what blocks its expression and learn processes to open your body, mind and heart to the possibility of choosing compassion — as a response to life’s challenges.

Past Event:
Partner Yoga ~ February 13th

The Joy of Yoga is enhanced when you practice with a partner

Partner Yoga is two or more people joining together to deepen their experience of yoga. Our yoga practice works Read more

New Installation of the Beautiful Baha’i Nine Pointed Star

We are pleased to announce the new installation of the beautiful Baha’i nine pointed star. Inspired by Fariba Bogzaran it is located on the South West corner of the land over-looking the ocean. A 20’ x 20’ area was graded to accommodate the Star which sits upon a 12′ x 12′ cement slab. The star has been etched into the cement and we have applied beautiful Essence Stain, adding a colorful dimension. Shortly, we will be placing paving stones around the star creating a walking path. It will be landscaped with sitting benches and sweet smelling shrubs. We want to thank the generous friends that have made substantial financial contribution to see the shrine up to receiving the mosaic tile finish. Please help us to put the sparkle (mosaic tiles) on the Star by making a financial donation.

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Welcome to the new designed Paleaku Website

Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary would like to welcome you to our newly designed website.  We have taken great care to update and improve all of the information on this site and will continue to work aggressively on updating the site to keep you better informed about Paleaku and to provide essential information in an easy to use way. We wanted to make it easier for you to read and share our website and news with your friends and family—and to engage with us and each other via our commenting section and social media.

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Crystal Bowl Meditation & Tea Ceremony
Paleaku Peace Gardens
83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:30 pm to Sunset

Experience the healing vibration of the Tibeten Crystal Singing Bowls and end with a Sunset Tea Ceremony.  “The Heart at Peace plays beautiful Music”

Please RSVP    808.328.8084                 $20