Join us for an evening on the lanai! A 4 course vegan meal, live entertainment by Musician Kelsea Armstrong and a silent auction to benefit Open Mind Yoga Hawai‘i.

The Menu

Appetizer: Beet Carpaccio

Salad: Mac Nut miso glazed shiitake mushroom kale salad

Entree: Okinawan sweet potato gnocchi with mac nut pesto OR Furikake Cauliflower wings w/ wasabi aioli (gluten free)

Dessert: Espresso Flan or Strawberry Shiso Sorbet

Proceeds from this dinner will fund equipment for Open Mind Yoga Hawai‘i in their mission to provide a safe and fun after school space for kids on the autism spectrum.

Yoga Under the Palms owners, Summer and Corey Rothwell are parents to two boys on the Autism Spectrum. Kai, age 9 and Keala, age 7.

Our journey, like so many other families with kids on the spectrum, has been challenging and frustrating. Awareness is great, but what we really need are options - things to do outside of our home and places to go as a family. Most families like ours receive after school services in their homes due to lack of accessible spaces in the community.

After years of talking about doing something about the lack of resources, especially after school options. we made the decision to create our own space for kids with autism.

Open Mind Yoga Hawai‘i, a 501c3 non-profit yoga based after school program will open at Yoga Under the Palms Kaka’ako later this month. @openmindyogahawaii. Our mission is simple - to create a space for autistic kids to play, learn and grow, through aerial yoga, sensory play and social activities.

We are starting small with 2 afternoons/week and hope to grow to offer daily and weekend programs. We hope to evolve to suit the unique needs of the kids enrolled in the program.

As special needs parents, our hearts go out to everyone on the spectrum, anyone that loves someone on the spectrum and those that have dedicated their careers to making this world more accessible to those who feel it differently. May we all do our part to make the world a more inclusive space for all.”

Please email with the name of your guests so we can seat you together.

hawaii autism benefit dinner