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

Sep 03, 2022 September 3, 2022, - October 15, 2022,
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Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm HSTSeptember 3 - October 15, 2022$210 plus taxFor ages 7 to 13 Drop-in lessons are offered through Aug 27, 2022 Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus include aerial […]

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Sep 04, 2022 September 4, 2022, - October 2, 2022,
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October 2nd Lomilomi Massage Training: Connecting to the Hawaiian Environment With a focus on the Skeletal System & Permissions In-person with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula and kumu lomilomi Sundays, 5:00-8:30 pm HSTSeptember 4 to October 2, 2022*+ closing ceremony October 2nd from 8:30 - 9:30 pm HST Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an […]

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Sep 06, 2022 September 6, 2022, - October 18, 2022,
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7 Week Series:September 6 - October 18, 2022Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through Aug 30, 2022 This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali Celebration in October, 2022 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and […]

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Sep 09, 2022 September 9, 2022, - October 21, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:September 9 - October 21, 2022Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through September 2, 2022 Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? […]

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Sep 11, 2022 September 11, 2022, - December 11, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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    This class is for 7 to 12 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 11 to Dec 11, 2022 (no class Sep 25 & Nov 27, 2022)Sundays, 9:15-10:15 am Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230   Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Sep 15, 2022 September 15, 2022, - December 15, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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    This class is for 3 to 6 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2022 (no class Sep 22 & Nov 24, 2022) Thursdays, 4:00- 4:45 pm Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230  Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Sep 24, 2022 September 24, 2022, - October 30, 2022,
HI United States
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Pelekai CoffeeOctober events, 2022Pelekai’s New Fall Hours:Mon, Wed, Fri 7-1Sat & Sun 9-1Closed Tue & Thur   Art Installation & meditation with Art of XinYiSaturday, Sep 24, 20225:00-7:00pmFREE event- open space for meditation. Refreshments available in the Cafe. Participants welcome to sit with the artwork, meditate, contemplate. Artofxinyi Poetry Open Mic NightOctober 21, 20227:00pmAfter a […]

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Sep 30, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Welcome to our monthly Benefit Sound Bath Series! My mission behind creating this series is to bring more peace to the community and to the world. It is designed to fill you with serenity, and healing that you can spread throughout your community, while at the same time helping create positive change throughout the world by helping support nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.

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Oct 02, 2022 October 2, 2022, - May 28, 2023,
Hawaii, HI United States
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 Wisdom SeekersYouth group for 5-7 year olds Outdoor & Indoor Explorationof the World’s Wisdom Tradition 2 Sundays a month, 4:00-4:45 pmOctober 2022- May 2023Kaneohe Bay Accepting Applications Kindly call 808.397.7678 and ask for Reneeinfo@stillandmovingcenter.com INTRODUCTORY GATHERING FOR PARENTS:Sunday, September 25, 2022, 4:00pmKaneohe, Oahu Children of light, as ye go forth into the world,Seek to render […]

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Oct 05, 2022 October 5, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Oct 5 to Dec 16,   40 hour courseNow Accepting Applications! Contact: douglas@academyofmindfulmovement.com  The Academy of Mindful Movement trains Instructors and Coaches from the athletic, performance, exercise, recreational and therapeutic worlds to teach their disciplines Mindfully.Join experienced movement coaches and teachers from around the globe at the Academy of Mindful Movement for live, highly interactive Level 1 Training, […]

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