In Brief | Business 12-29-12


Yoga and hula combine at new studio

Kumu Keala Ching’s new keiki hula class at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel’s Yoga Studio launches a new yoga, health and hula program at Kamakahonu Cove in downtown Kailua-Kona. The program of educational, fitness and cultural events includes Gentle Yoga by raja yoga teacher Mitesh Banthia, Vinyasa yoga by teacher and director of the new studio, Marya Mann, and hula kahiko and auana classes by Ching, co-founder and executive director of the Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Kona to our unique brand of invigorating yoga, traditional hula for adults and children and lifestyle classes,” Mann said. “We’re committed to making the benefits of holistic fitness accessible to everyone. Through meditation, yoga, Pilates classes and the Hawaiian arts of dance, music and language, we believe anyone can make positive changes and create fulfilling lives.”

The Beginners’ Mind six-week course beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 offers principles, movements and keys essential to starting on a yoga path.

New barge entering shipping market

Sause Bros. has announced construction of the new barge, Columbia, began in March at Gunderson Marine Inc. in Portland, Ore. The new barge is being specially designed and built to service the Hawaii market and will be larger, more efficient than its predecessor the Nestucca. The Columbia will be launched this spring after being outfitted at Southern Oregon Marine Inc. in Coos Bay and will be operational in fall 2013.

“The Columbia will join our latest barge, Kamakani,” said Jeff Browning, general manager for Columbia River Service of Sause Bros. “With two modern barges, we will now be able to provide sailings twice a month between the Northwest and Hawaii.”

In addition to the Columbia, Sause Bros. is also in the process of rebuilding its tug fleet. The new additions and improvements will make the company’s fleet the most modern and fuel-conscious choice for shipments between Hawaii and the mainland.

Sause Bros. provides a common carrier service from Rainier, Ore., to its Hawaii terminal in Kapolei, Oahu.