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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

Jan 13, 2024 January 13, 2024, - March 18, 2024,
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Saturdays, 12:45 - 2:00 pm  Jan 13 - May 18,  2024  (19 Saturdays)Price: $700 - 2 payments of $350 Aerial Youth Performing Group is an opportunity for preteens & teens to train and advance their aerial skills. We will meet weekly to work on choreography with opportunities to perform at Still & Moving Center for our […]

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Jan 30, 2024 January 30, 2024, - March 12, 2024,
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Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm  January  30 - March 12, 2024Price: $210 plus tax   Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 16. Young aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Their possible apparatus include aerial hammock and lyra. Your […]

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Feb 03, 2024 February 3, 2024, - March 16, 2024,
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Saturdays, 11:15 - 12:15 pm  February 3  - March 16, 2024Price: $210 plus tax   Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 17. Young aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Their possible apparatus include aerial hammock and lyra. Your […]

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Feb 04, 2024 February 4, 2024, - March 3, 2024,
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FREESundays Feb 4 - March 3 20248:30 - 9:30 am HST Start out your New Year with the Tao as we connect with the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. The series will begin on February 4th and take us into the Chinese New Year – perfect timing to celebrate and invite our own nature […]

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Feb 11, 2024 February 11, 2024, - May 19, 2024,
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    Sundays 3:30-4:30 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 11 to May 19 2024 No class Easter Sunday 3/31, April 21 (Kumu travels), or Mother's Day May 12. Plus performance for May Day- May 26, 2024 Price: $230    By the ages of 7-12, hula students have developed a longer attention span. They have greater […]

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Feb 16, 2024 February 16, 2024, - March 15, 2024,
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Aerial Silks 5-Week Series:February 16 to March 15 , 2024Fridays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$150 plus tax This 5 week series will culminate in an optional performance for Still & Moving Center’s 13th Birthday Celebration on March 17 2024 4-5:30 pm HST. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, […]

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Feb 20, 2024 February 20, 2024, - March 12, 2024,
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  Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm February 22 - March 12,  2024 - with performance on March 17, 2024 Price: $125 + tax   In this series, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques and strength-building exercises are relevant to all aerial mediums. By […]

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Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024, - May 22, 2024,
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    Thursdays 4:00-4:40 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 22 to May 23 2024 No class Thursday April 4 or April 25 while kumu travels. Keiki performance for May Day, May 26, 2024 Price: $230    Little children seem magnetically drawn to Kumu Mālia. She’s full of laughter and magically engages their attention and imagination. […]

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Mar 08, 2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Women’s Circle for International Women's DayMālia Helelā Friday, March 8, 20246:30 - 8:00 pm HST$39 plus tax$25 for Members            Happy International Women’s Day! Join us in a women’s circle full of nourishing food - both for digestion and for thought! Celebrate being a woman and uplift others around you. Our […]

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Mar 17, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Still & Moving Center’s 13th Birthday Celebration - In-person & Live-streaming!Theme: Eyes to the StarsSunday, March 17, 20244:00 - 5:30pm HST Save the date!! It’s our 13th birthday! Join us to celebrate! Come party with us on our 13th birthday! We feel so lucky to share this mindful community at Still & Moving Center with […]

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