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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!
 
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
 
lisa-hartwell
drlisahartwell
.com

Anxiety is Your Ally, Not Your Enemy: Never Get Stuck Again When Life Gives You Bad Apples
  Learn to USE anxiety as your ally. Stop trying to avoid it, treat it, or “make it go away.” Feeling anxious is a natural state that was always meant as a signal to us that it is time to take action or grow. You CAN use anxiety to grow yourself and have successful personal and professional relationships. You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or absolutely paralyzed to take the next step so you can continue to grow.
  • Do you feel like it is time to change careers but have no idea what to do instead?
  • Are you in a relationship that you know is not helping you grow spiritually?
  • Do the same type of irritating people keep showing up in your life?
  Let’s get you back on track with ease, grace, and a renewed sense of “I can do this!” and “I am ready to grow again and help others around me grow.” Come talk-story and ask Dr. Hartwell anything as she walks you through five core developmental areas in your life where you have most likely stopped growing. You are invited to come and learn what is at the core of that constant anxiety and learn to use it to nudge you forward in life.
  Friday, May 29th, 7pm      •Register here   
 
• INSPIRING GUEST TEACHERS •
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: 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 
  Watermelon: Sunday, May 17th, 4:30pm
  Peach: Thursday, May 28th, 6:30pm
  Onion: Sunday, May 31st, 4:30pm
  Apple, Part 1: Sunday, June 7th, 2:45pm
  Apple, Part 2: Sunday, June 7th, 4:30pm
  Acorn: Sunday, June 28th, 3:30pm
 
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   
 
daly
positivehealth
hawaii.com

Have a Brain Type of "BE POSITIVE"
  We all know that negativity is like poison and creates a toxic environment where nothing can thrive. By exploring the ever-expanding research findings regarding psychological theory and intervention techniques, this seminar will simplify these subjects so you may better understand (and daily practice!) the positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behavior.
  Thursday, June 4th, 6pm     •Register here 
 
laine
gigaisland.com
How to Stay Protected and Keep Your Identity Safe While Online
  When Premera & Anthem health care, Home Depot, Target, and Chase are getting their data compromised, what are folks like us to do to protect ourselves? Learn about new security threats that are out there. Find out ways on how to protect your identity, safely use the internet at home or in a public place, manage your passwords, protect your email account, and keep viruses/malware out of your computer.
  Saturday, June 6th, 1:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Understand Your Elemental Nature
  Using your astrology chart we will explore your dominant elements (Fire, Earth, Air or Water), understand not only what that means to you, but explore why you are attracted to or repelled by others you meet.For example, if your dominant element is water, that makes you very sensitive. It may explain why your friend who is a dominant fire (bold and outgoing) may hurt your feelings on occasion, and not understand why. Or maybe you are a strong earth (you like stability and tend to be more cautious), and your partner is a strong mix of fire and air (they move fast and always on the go). How do you reconcile differences? Can we live and work harmoniously with those who we differ from? Let's understand how elements can help us to live more harmoniously with others!
  To personalize this class, more, make sure you submit your birth time, birth day and birth location to smile@yourhappinessu.com 24 hours before the class. Members that know we have your chart on file, just register so we can prepare your chart.
  Sunday, June 7th, 1:30pm      •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).
  Tuesday, June 9th, 6pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
How to Make an Unpleasant Job Pleasant
  Stuck in a job you don't really like, but can't quit or move on just yet? Wish you had a "better" job or could get more motivated at work? If so, this class is for you. We will explore how to deal with everything from boredom, stagnancy, nightmare bosses, negative co-workers, conflicts, bureaucracy and challenging management. It's not necessarily about eliminating all the "bad" from the job, but rather about how to deal with "what is" so you can see past your challenges straight into how to find and apply greater meaning to your work days. We will explore what your challenges mean, and "how" to be positive, how to learn from the unpleasant situation, be open, participate more, and how to find meaning in a job that seems like it has none.
  Saturday, June 13th, 4:30pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
How to Disagree Better
  Our world is filled with disagreement, and it's impossible to agree with everyone all the time about everything. We disagree on everything from whether or not the rail should be built in Hawaii, to how long we should let our children play video games. While disagreement can be civilized and productive, sometimes it is a source of misery. Our brains are very sensitive to nuances and meta-messages (subtle messages). These are signals that we quietly send to each other that indicates who has the power, and who does not. When we disagree without thought or by habit, we step into alpha-alpha conflicts that make working together or living together that much harder. This class will help you to disagree better. It's not about being right, but it is about having a better understanding of why we disagree, and looking at other people's perspectives. If you have someone in your life that you seem to constantly disagree with, or you hate confrontation, this class will help ease the moment, giving you language to use, so that you can still express yourself, but not get into as much conflict.
  Saturday, June 20th, 2pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Astrology Update: All About Retrogrades
  Every year many planets will go retrograde and impact us, and the rest of 2015 has a lot! Get clear about Mercury Retrograde (the one most of us know about) that affects communication channels, and how the next one will affect you and in what part of your life. While Mercury is the big one, the other planets too cast a shadow of sorts on our lives. Learn what happens when other planets go retrograde and how we can use it to our advantage. This class comes with a handout denoting what planets will be retrograde when this year, and can be used for reference. We'll address Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
  To personalize this class, more, make sure you submit your birth time, birth day and birth location to smile@yourhappinessu.com 24 hours before the class. Members that know we have your chart on file, just register so we can prepare your chart.
  Saturday, June 20th, 5pm      •Register here   
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
How to Be More Resilient
  Life is hard and sometimes it is just not fair! We can think that if we work hard, do what we need to do at home and at work, things should go well...however this isn't how life works. Sometimes out of the blue, adversity strikes, or the unexpected happens bringing situations into our lives that are completely out of our control. Resilience is the ability to withstand and recover from challenges such as losses and life disruption. The good news is that resilience can be learned and is something that can be developed in anyone. Join this class to learn more about how to develop resilience even when things are going good, and what tools and strategies to implement when things are challenging, so you can bounce back and get into the flow of life sooner, rather than later.
  Wednesday, June 24th, 7:30pm      •Register here   
 
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, June 27th, 2pm    •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
 
ai
aliceinoue.com
Introversion in an Extroverted World
  Ralph Emerson said, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Extroverts make up about 75% of the world's population and they tend to be louder, get more attention and get higher scores on "likability" tests. Introverts, on the other hand, often get drowned out and sometimes seen as "less value" than their extroverted peers. If a crowded social event is "no fun", and you are drained by too many encounters and energized by solitary pursuits, you are likely more introverted than extroverted. Come learn more about introversion, what it is, what it's subtle power and hidden strength is, and the things that all extroverts should know about introverts (and vice versa). If you are an introvert, you will love this class! If you know and love one, don't miss this! Introverts are not failed extroverts. Come learn how to live comfortably and dynamically in an extroverted world. Take this 12 question quiz if you don't know which you are.
  Tuesday, June 30th, 7:30pm      •Register here   

 

 
 
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Ten inspirational short videos offering life guidance from Alice Inoue
 
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How to See Your Life in a
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Sat, May 16th, 1pm
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Sat, June 13th, 3:30pm
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Tea and chocolate served. Hear from founder Alice Inoue about how it is possible to change your life by changing your focus, and experience first hand what Happiness U has to offer.  
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"It's All About You!"
Life Planning Workshop

Design your life the way
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May 23-24, 2015
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