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Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration is the place where Joy and motivation meet. The place where something kindles within us and we are changed by it, be it in thought or in action. At Still & Moving Center we look for on-going inspiration everywhere and when we find it, we share it with our community.

A mindful movement practice becomes incredibly useful in recognizing inspiration when we find it.  It helps us keep ourselves attentive and aware to the moment’s possibility. We practice with open hearts and open minds… ready to hear, to sense, to feel that spark of insight, that tickle of a connection made in an instant.

We find inspiration from the past and those who came before us, as well. In reading and discussing the world’s great wisdom traditions, from poems and pledges to sutras and scriptures. A natural outgrowth of this inspiration had been the annual curation of the Still & Moving Center Almanac. 

We find inspiration in our environment. We are lucky to live in a place where connecting to Nature is often as easy as stepping outside. We can also find practical and deeply felt inspiration in the way Hawaiian culture interprets our relationship with Nature, flowing around us and through us.

And finally, we find ongoing inspiration in the people we share this journey with. Our teachers, our staff, our students and allies in the community provide daily examples of courage, intelligence, generosity, and living in alignment with values.

We, in turn, provide touch points to what we have found along the way. In sharing our inspirations with you, the cycle continues.

At the Still Point

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;

Neither from nor towards;
At the still point, there the dance is,

But neither arrest nor movement.
And do not call it fixity,

Where past and future are gathered.
Neither movement from nor towards,

Neither ascent nor decline.
Except for the point, the still point,

There would be no dance,
And there is only the dance.

By t. s. eliot
From The Four Quartets

Kwan Yin Pledge

Never will I seek nor receive
private, individual salvation;
never will I enter
into final peace alone;
but forever and everywhere
will I live
and strive for the redemption
of every creature
throughout the world
from the bonds
of conditioned existence.

At the Still Point

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;

Neither from nor towards;
At the still point, there the dance is,

But neither arrest nor movement.
And do not call it fixity,

Where past and future are gathered.
Neither movement from nor towards,

Neither ascent nor decline.
Except for the point, the still point,

There would be no dance,
And there is only the dance.

By t. s. eliot
From The Four Quartets

Kwan Yin Pledge

Never will I seek nor receive
private, individual salvation;
never will I enter
into final peace alone;
but forever and everywhere
will I live
and strive for the redemption
of every creature
throughout the world
from the bonds
of conditioned existence.

Upcoming Events

Jun 22, 2024 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Bring your ears, your voice, your instrument! Saturday, June 2211:30 am - 12:30 pm Suggested donation: $25 per person A practical group exploration of sound, voice, silence, stillness, movement and music modalities for healing and joy. All instruments and levels of playing experience are welcome, including the singing voice. Come as you are and start where […]

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Jun 24, 2024 June 24, 2024, - June 28, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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KIDS Aerial summer camp (ages 7 to 13) with Katharine Harts June 24 - June 28, 2024Monday to Friday11:00 am -2:00 pm Price:$400 $20 discount for siblings$100 discount to add yoga camp July 1-5*contact info@stillandmovingcenter.com to redeem Give your child a delightful chance to “hang out” in the air, learn, dance, have fun and connect with […]

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Jun 25, 2024 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Global, HI United States
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  One Time Hammock Dance Intro Class  Tuesday, June 25, 7:15 - 8:15 pm Drop-in: $33     Enjoy the in-the-air thrill of Aerial Hammock Dance, while staying within reach of the floor! Tone up the entire body - arms, legs and core - learning expressive dance skills in this soft, remarkably versatile apparatus. Prepare […]

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Jun 28, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Live Music Night - Kai Ea with Kumu MāliaFriday, June 28, 20246:30-7:30 pm HST FREE Kai Ea is the musical duo of Mālia Helelā and Umi Perkins. Their style is an eclectic mix of traditional Hawaiian, classic, contemporary and original music. Kai Ea has many meanings, including rising tide and sovereign sea. Through Kai Ea, […]

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Jun 28, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Our mission is to bring more peace to the community and to the world. This activity is designed to fill you with serenity and healing that you can spread throughout your community, while at the same time spreading awareness and helping nonprofit organizations throughout Hawai'i continue their amazing work.

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Jun 29, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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In-personSaturday June 29, 20241:00 - 3:00 pm $45$36 for Members Come take a spin! Let’s move and dance with spirals! Spirals are part of our being, from our DNA to the small spiral motions as we walk, to the larger spirals as we look ahead, beside, and behind us in life. Start this workshop by exploring […]

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Jun 29, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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  Members’ Movie Night with Italian Sodas & Popcorn!Saturday, June 29, 20247:00 - 9:00 pmat Still & Moving Center (Barefoot Ballroom) *For Members Only + 1 (your significant other or family member)  Calling all Members! Get cozy & meet us at the Center for a Members’ movie night at Still & Moving Center. Bring your […]

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Jul 01, 2024 July 1, 2024, - July 5, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Kids Yoga Summer Camp (ages 6-12) July 1 - July 5, 2024Monday to Friday11:00 am -2:00 pm Price:$250$50 discount for each sibling *Contact info@stillandmovingcenter.com or 808.397.7678 to redeem Enjoy a week full of creative Yoga-based activities, stretching, strengthening, art, stories and play! Allow your child to ease through their Summer with Still & Moving Center’s […]

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Jul 02, 2024 July 2, 2024, - August 6, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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One Time Hammock Dance Intro Class  Tuesday, 7:15 - 8:15 pm July 2 - August 6, 2024 Price: $125 + tax      Enjoy the in-the-air thrill of Aerial Hammock Dance, while staying within reach of the floor! Tone up the entire body - arms, legs and core - learning expressive dance skills in this […]

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Jul 04, 2024 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Global, HI United States
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July 4th Superclass 2024 In-person & OnlineThursday, July 4, 2024See times belowFREE! Try a bite… You’ll love it! 4 mini-classes in 2 hours. Plus aerial, plus bodywork! Bring a family member, tell a friend! Try a bite… You’ll love it! 4 mini-classes in 2 hours. Plus aerial, plus bodywork! Shop our boutique sale - 24% […]

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