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Our School
Happiness U is a first-of-its-kind educational establishment and community hub in Honolulu that offers an inspirational place where you can learn things about life and happiness that you were never taught in school.
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  Membership   
We have the perfect program for you if you are ready to take your life to a new level and make a commitment to yourself. When you become a member, you engage with Happiness U in a deeper and more committed way, and in turn, we provide the resources and tools to help you to achieve your personal goals.  cont.
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We have classes for pretty much everything you can think of when it comes to personal growth, inspiration, balance, expanding awareness and consciousness, happiness and seeing your life and your challenges from a new perspective. Our classes offer the tools that can assist you in many ways. Learn more about our classes here.
         
FAQs
Since Happiness U is a one-of-a-kind place, we get a lot of questions! Here are the answers to those we have been asked most frequently. If you don’t see what you’d like to know, please write us at info@yourhappinessu.com  cont.
  Our Teachers
All of the teachers at Happiness U are carefully chosen, embodying the same principles and values that they teach. They not only have an uplifting presence and feel they live a happy life, but also, most importantly, love to share information with others.  cont.
  Our Location
Happiness U is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, a few minutes from downtown Honolulu in Nā Lama Kukui, formerly the Gentry Pacific Design Center. Nā Lama Kukui is on Nimitz Highway (between KMart & City Mill) and offers free guest parking. cont.

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Corporate Programs
All of our corporate programs are designed to help organizations from the top down develop, sustain and positively gain from a more positive mindset.  cont.
  Private Sessions
Happiness U offers private life guidance if you feel you want more than group classes and are dedicated to making a greater commitment towards your happiness and personal growth.
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  Contact Us
Address: Nā Lama Kukui
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 117A
Honolulu, HI, 96817
Phone: (808) 436-6444
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Coming Up at Happiness U
 
• INSPIRING GUEST SPEAKERS (no fee!) •
Our Guest Speaker Presentations are open to guests (non-members). Please be our guest, bring a friend, and join us for some inspiration at Happiness U!
 
lyla
leavingthegilded
cage.com

Opening Your Heart-Soul Connection to Dance Gracefully Through Life on YOUR Terms
  Have you ever wondered why some people just seem “happier” than others? Or how other people seem to be able to find “happiness” even in the most troubling situations? Happiness is more than thinking positively or trying to look for the ‘bright side’ of what might be happening. There are specific strategies to raise your “happiness quotient” and increase your overall health or well-being so that feeling authentically joyful, optimistic, and upbeat is your natural way of life.
  Lyla Berg, author of newly-released Leaving the Gilded Cage, will offer you a glimpse of what she shares in her book: ways to navigate more smoothly through life’s complexities and rediscover your creativity, tips to build meaningful relationships, pathways to enhance your self-esteem, and ideas about how to handle conflicts with grace. Lyla will take you on a journey of strategies to open your “heart-soul connection” -- and revive yourself so you can continue creating your life on your terms.
  Sharing stories and using an Argentine tango metaphor, Lyla will invite you to discover your own tango—the driving passion that fills your heart with joy and raises your happiness barometer so you can see the new possibilities that today can bring.
  Friday, April 24th, 7pm    •Register here
 
tracy
tracywright
corvo.com

Psychology of Portrait Photography
  Why do some of us dread having our portrait taken? Why are we so hyper critical of our faces and flaws? How we can we be more self-accepting and less critical of ourselves? What can we do to move into a space of self-acceptance and confidently put ourselves out there into the world?
  Together, let’s explore and share our feelings and experiences related to our past personal portrait experiences. What is it that feeds into our own self-conscious conflict with getting our portraits done?
  Getting your headshot or portrait taken doesn’t have to be something to dread or fear. The experience can be fun and enjoyable and may even help lead you into a space of more confidence and positive self-acceptance.
  As a headshot and portrait photographer for over 12 years, I have worked with people from all walks of life. I’ve learned so much about people through the process of closely working with them during a portrait session and I am fascinated with how individuals view themselves and how much they seem to focus on their tiny perceived flaws.
  I would like to find a way to take that perception away so that people feel confident about investing in themselves through an empowering visionary portrait experience.
  Revolutionizing headshot and portrait photography one face at a time.
  Friday, May 15th, 7pm    •Register here
 
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NOTE: All guest teacher and special classes require pre-registration 24 hours prior to class start time in order for class to be held. For those planning on coming as a walk-in, please contact us at smile@yourhappinessu.com first, to assure there is space, and/or if there are any changes to the class.
 
max
vbatoronto.org
Mindfulness Meditation Series
  Very often in our daily life, we become so used to the appearance of objects that we frequently stop really seeing them. Mindfulness is the ability to bring back the awareness of what is happening inside and around us. It is a system of mind training and self-exploration. By improving our concentration, one can:
  -Achieve physical relaxation
  -Have more control over thought processes
  -Increase tranquility and the ability to deal with stress
  -Heal, physically and psychologically
  -Have enhanced spiritual development        •Register here
  Mondays: April 6, 13, 20, 27
  Mondays: May 4, 11, 18
 
chad
chadsato.com
Infinite Body Wisdom
  A series of five workshops based on Dr. Chad Sato's newly released book, Infinite Body Wisdom, designed to help you gain self-mastery and learn specific strategies in order to better connect to and trust your body's signals. Learn to navigate your life with greater ease so you can transform old patterns into vibrant new ones that better align with your authentic self. CLICK HERE for more information.    •Register here 
  Acorn: Sunday, April 12th, 3:30pm
  Watermelon: Sunday, May 17th, 4:30pm
  Peach: Thursday, May 28th, 6:30pm
  Onion: Sunday, May 31st, 4:30pm
  
ai
aliceinoue.com
The Art of Tidying
  If you are the type that is interested in anything that has to do with organizing and decluttering, you have probably heard about the best-selling book from Japan titled, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". When I heard of its popularity and the 50 persons waiting list for the library copy, I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. If you haven’t read the book yet, come and let me give you an overview of the book and the key points to the “KonMari” method. It is revolutionary in it’s method, and takes tidying to a whole new level. According to Marie Kondo, if you simplify properly, you’ll never have to do it again. She has a category-by-category system that leads to lasting results. Come and hear the basics and see why I think this is the way to declutter!
  Tuesday, April 14th, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
daly
positivehealth
hawaii.com

All About "Adam": The Male Brain
  What separates the male psyche from their female counterparts?
  We've all heard about that aptly titled book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus! This seminar unpacks and explains that truth by exploring the intricate inner workings of the male brain. Taking fascinating findings from psychological, neurological, and evolutionary research, we will focus on how the male brain looks and functions differently from a female's brain -- and explore what accounts for these differences. Gaining better understanding helps us to navigate and bring the seeming schism of the sexes into balance and synergy. Because let's face it, we may be vastly different, but we all want to live on planet Earth peaceably together!
  Thursday, April 16th, 6pm     •Register here 
 
janis
cherished
movements.com
Integrated Movement Workshop, Part 3: Lower Body
  As early as in your mid-20’s, you will start losing muscle and your ability to heal will slow down. When we enter our 40-50’s, it is time to move thru life with our eyes and heart open. This applies to our exercise regime as well since non-integrated form can not only be unproductive, but injurious.
  What is “Integrated Movement?” It is acknowledging and respecting our body as a whole and not pieces. It is working toward balance with the physical body where strength and suppleness along with calmness of mind is in a constant flow. It is respecting that your miraculous body is made to move in many ways, not only the habitual movement you have in daily life which can result in overuse and tightness in some areas and laxity in others.
  There will be three parts to the class:
  1. Increased knowledge regarding your physical body for better appreciation and awareness.
  2. Active integrated work so you can actually “feel” the kinetic chain of energy that you are working and why this is important. This will allow you to incorporate safer and more effective movement into your own workouts.
  3. In conclusion, we will learn to calm the mind with various techniques of Breathing and Yoga Nidra.
  Saturday, April 18th, 4pm    •Register here
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Break Up with Your Belongings
  We've all been in relationships that came to a point when we knew it was healthy and best to "move on" from and "let go" of them -- this is also true of belongings. Yet many of us find it hard to let go of things even when we know we want to...this is due to emotional attachments formed with objects. This class will help you get clarity on why you are holding on to certain things, as well as help you clarify what to keep, what to donate, what to give away when looking to clear your life of clutter (emotionally and physically).
  Sunday, April 19th, 3:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Get in the FLOW: The Psychology of Productivity, Creativity, & Life Enjoyment
  There are famous studies in the world of psychology on “optimal experience” - a state of consciousness called “flow.” During “flow," or when we are "in the zone" we typically experience enjoyment, creativity and a total involvement with life. Join us in this class as we discuss and learn how to apply psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s groundbreaking work to our lives. This state can be controlled, not left to happen by chance. It has to do with ow we order the information that comes into our consciousness. Understanding how to get in the flow more often can greatly improve the quality of our lives.
  Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Chart Chat: Based on Caroline Myss' Book, Sacred Contracts
  Join us as Alice shares the basis of best selling author Caroline Myss's insight on archetypes and how it can be applied to your astrology chart. Archetypes are like unconscious companions that are always with you. By identifying the particular archetypes that you use in the area of life that you are most interested in, you can gain insight and find the "lessons" that can help you get a better sense of your path in life.
  NOTE: You MUST preregister for this class at least 24 hours in advance with your birth time, birth date, and birth location for this class to be useful. Members: If you let us know 24 hours in advance, we have your birth information on file.
  Sunday, April 26th, 2:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
The Best Calendar Organization System Ever!
  Do you have to keep track of many deadlines? Some recurring and some not? Do you juggle multiple schedules? If so, Alice will show you the system that she uses to keep track of multiple projects, multiple due dates, and help you organize your "to dos" a little more, so you can be more efficient on a day-to-day basis, see at a glance what you have going on, and never miss a deadline again.
  Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30pm      •Register here   
 
laine
gigaisland.com
How to Stay Protected While You're Online
  When Anthem health care, Home Depot, Target, and Chase are getting their data compromised, what are folks like us to do to protect ourselves? Find out ways to manage your passwords, protect your email account, project yourself from identity theft, and keep viruses/malware out of your computer.
  Coming Soon  
 
julie
julieharrisdesign
.com

Charging What You're Worth: How to price your products and services and get your clients to say you're worth every penny.
  How do you sell you? How do you provide value? And what is that value worth? And when I say "worth", what is it worth to you and what is it worth to your clients? In this one hour class, we'll discuss why it's crucial as a small business to charge for our products and services, how to put a real price on the products and services we provide and how to create a investment experience that will bring your clients back again and again and have them telling all their friends that you are worth every penny. Along with this one hour pricing focused course, each attendee will walk away with a step-by-step personal pricing guide and creative process workbook to help define what you do, how you do it, and what it's worth; streamlining your process and helping create that personalized selling experience.
  Saturday, May 2nd, 3pm    •Register here
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Eat That Frog: How to Get the Stuff You Need to Get Done, DONE
  Mark Twain said, "If you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day." What author Brain Tracy did was take that quote and write his book around it, recommending that if you do the task that you have been procrastinating on first, all other things you have to do that day will not seem as bad. There are 21 effective methods that we will cover in this class to help you beat procrastination and get much more done every day! If you want to be more productive, you will come away with tangible ways to do so.
  Saturday, May 2nd 4:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
How to Break Any Bad Habit
  We all have good habits and bad habits that we want to get rid of. Bad habits, especially, once formed, are hard to break! Join Alice as she shares the latest on science and psychology about habits and how to break them, and create a master plan for breaking your bad habit once and for all. Bad habits are usually ones that were developed during times of stress or boredom and waste your time and energy. Let's put some new energy into shifting from the old. Come with a habit you want to break, and let's create a strategy that will lead you towards success. It doesn't matter what it is - if you want to change it, let's give it a try and consciously replace your bad habit with a more empowering state!
  Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
daly
positivehealth
hawaii.com

All About "Eve": What Separates the Female Psyche From Their Male Counterparts?
  We've all heard about that aptly titled book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus! This seminar unpacks and explains that truth by exploring the intricate inner workings of the female brain. Taking fascinating findings from psychological, neurological, and evolutionary research, we will focus on how the female brain looks and functions differently from a male's brain -- and explore what accounts for these differences. Gaining better understanding helps us to navigate and bring the seeming schism of the sexes into balance and synergy. Because let's face it, we may be vastly different, but we all want to live on planet Earth peaceably together!
  Thursday, May 7th, 6pm     •Register here 
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Manifest Through Vision Boarding
  Many people have made vision boards and found great success in such a creation. A vision board is simply a poster board filled with images of who you are, who you want to become, what you want to have, and where you want to manifest. It is a fun and simple way to get into intentional focus and a stress-free way to get into moving towards what you desire. Attention and intention are powerful. This class will be in three parts: writing and envisioning, creating the vision board, and then the "secret" (that everyone forgets about) on how to make the images become a reality. We will cover three types of vision boards, one of which you will resonate with and create. Once you sign up for the class, you will be notified of what to prepare and bring. So --- whether you are clear about what you want in your life, or unsure of where you are heading, this class will point you in the right direction. Space limited so sign up as soon as you know you want to join us.
  Saturday, May 9th, 1:00pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com

Movie Screening: "What Plants Talk About"
  Join us in viewing and discussing an interesting documentary called "What Plants Talk About".
  Movie's Description: When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. "What Plants Talk About" teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!
  Sunday, May 10th, 2pm      •Register here   

 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Break Up with Your Belongings
  We've all been in relationships that came to a point when we knew it was healthy and best to "move on" from and "let go" of them -- this is also true of belongings. Yet many of us find it hard to let go of things even when we know we want to...this is due to emotional attachments formed with objects. This class will help you get clarity on why you are holding on to certain things, as well as help you clarify what to keep, what to donate, what to give away when looking to clear your life of clutter (emotionally and physically).
  Sunday, May 10th, 4:00pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Astrology Update: The Sabian Symbols in Your Chart
  Every degree of the zodiac is associated with a very specific symbol, which means that every planet and sensitive point in your chart is connected to a symbol. Sabian symbols are enigmatic visual keys to the deeper aspects of our individual soul essence. Sabian symbols can be used to gain deeper insight into your chart, or be used as an oracle to help you discover a deeper the meaning of your hopes and challenges. It leans more towards the esoteric branch of astrology, and it's always interesting to see what new information is revealed with this deeper look. Join us for some fun discussion and lots of laughs and insight.
  Note: You MUST preregister for this class at least 24 hours in advance with your birth time, birth date, and birth location for this class to be useful. Members: If you let us know 24 hours in advance, we have your birth information on file.
  Saturday, May 16th, 2:30pm      •Register here   
 
janis
cherished
movements.com
Integrated Movement Workshop, Part 4: Upper Body
  As early as in your mid-20’s, you will start losing muscle and your ability to heal will slow down. When we enter our 40-50’s, it is time to move thru life with our eyes and heart open. This applies to our exercise regime as well since non-integrated form can not only be unproductive, but injurious.
  What is “Integrated Movement?” It is acknowledging and respecting our body as a whole and not pieces. It is working toward balance with the physical body where strength and suppleness along with calmness of mind is in a constant flow. It is respecting that your miraculous body is made to move in many ways, not only the habitual movement you have in daily life which can result in overuse and tightness in some areas and laxity in others.
  There will be three parts to the class:
  1. Increased knowledge regarding your physical body for better appreciation and awareness.
  2. Active integrated work so you can actually “feel” the kinetic chain of energy that you are working and why this is important. This will allow you to incorporate safer and more effective movement into your own workouts.
  3. In conclusion, we will learn to calm the mind with various techniques of Breathing and Yoga Nidra.
  Saturday, May 16th, 4pm    •Register here
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Reduce Stress, Overwhelm, & Worry in an Hour
  Do you feel your team has challenges that seem to hold them back? Are they overwhelmed with all they "have to do"? Are there things they didn’t ask for they may be feeling frustrated about? Sometimes these emotions can lead to overwhelm and drain them of hope and inspiration, a dangerous mix leading to negativity -- unless they can look at things in a new way. Alice will share specific practical, proactive tips on how to shift perspective and take steps both personally and in the workplace to empower attendees to trust life and unlock awareness. It is important to know there is a way out, even in challenging situations where everyone feels out of control at some level.
  Tuesday, May 26th, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Redefine, Relook at, & Refresh Your Purpose
  Join us for a casual discussion of life purpose as Alice bring in some new insights and new ways to look at your purpose in life. Let's redefine it for you if you are feeling stuck and let's look at your purpose statement if you have one, and see what needs to be added or expanded upon, to get you inspired again when you read it. Is your life "on purpose"? Are you aligning with the right people, the right mindset and are you moving in the direction that your soul is calling you? Join us for a mind-opening, heart-inspired, and soul-calling evening.
  Wednesday, May 27th, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Strategy From a Kickstarter Expert for a Project's Ultimate Success
  If you have a creative idea or product that you want to produce, and don't have the funds to do so, have you thought of raising money through a funding platform like Kickstarter? Basically, people that are interested in what you want to produce "back" you by prepaying for the item so you raise money on the front end, that will allow you to bring your creative idea to market. Join this class if you'd like to know more about what crowdfunding is, and the strategy necessary to maximize success. Alice engaged a Kickstarter coach who shared strategies to help her successfully fund her project. She will share everything she learned, and if you decide this is something you want to do, you will have the strategy and know the steps to take to reach your goal!
  Saturday, May 30th, 5pm      •Register here   
 
janis
cherished
movements.com
Integrated Movement Workshop, Part 5: Whole Body Integration | Q & A
  As early as in your mid-20’s, you will start losing muscle and your ability to heal will slow down. When we enter our 40-50’s, it is time to move thru life with our eyes and heart open. This applies to our exercise regime as well since non-integrated form can not only be unproductive, but injurious.
  What is “Integrated Movement?” It is acknowledging and respecting our body as a whole and not pieces. It is working toward balance with the physical body where strength and suppleness along with calmness of mind is in a constant flow. It is respecting that your miraculous body is made to move in many ways, not only the habitual movement you have in daily life which can result in overuse and tightness in some areas and laxity in others.
  There will be three parts to the class:
  1. Increased knowledge regarding your physical body for better appreciation and awareness.
  2. Active integrated work so you can actually “feel” the kinetic chain of energy that you are working and why this is important. This will allow you to incorporate safer and more effective movement into your own workouts.
  3. In conclusion, we will learn to calm the mind with various techniques of Breathing and Yoga Nidra.
  Saturday, June 27th, 4pm    •Register here

 

 
 
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