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

Dec 31, 2022 December 31, 2022, - March 18, 2023,
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Theme for 2023: “CITIZENS OF THE FUTURE” Announcing the new Still & Moving Center Almanac 2023!  Available now, in time for the holidays! Inspire your self every week and each day with themed quotes that will lift your spirit! Invite yourself to become one of the “CITIZENS OF THE FUTURE”, which is the theme for […]

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Jan 06, 2023 January 6, 2023, - March 17, 2023,
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LIVE, Online & In-personFridays, 5:45-6:45pm HSTJan 6- Mar 17, 2023**Except Jan 13, 2023 $210 plus tax- regular rate$185 plus tax - starving artist rate Please, select online or in-person option when enrolling."Throughout my professional dance career, the rhythmical structures that I learned in Indian dance class gave me an edge over my fellow ballet and […]

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Jan 14, 2023 January 14, 2023, - March 11, 2023,
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7 Week Series:January 14 to March 11, 2023*Saturdays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm HST*No classes Feb 11 & 18, 2023 $210 plus taxSign up here for Drop-in class Jan 7, 2023 This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration Mar 18, 2023. In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will […]

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Jan 22, 2023 January 22, 2023, - April 30, 2023,
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The body is resilient. Human beings are born resilient. Nia movement and Nia routines provide the perfect map to develop body and life resilience skills.

Are you ready to systematically approach a new piece of Nia choreography each week? Ready to dive into deep conversation and exploration of how you live Nia in your life and in your teaching? This group experience provides you with week-by-week support, professional guidance, good cheer and friendship within a small, personalized context...

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Jan 30, 2023 January 30, 2023, - March 13, 2023,
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7-Week Series:Jan 30 to Mar 13, 2023Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus tax This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration Mar 18, 2023 What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This is your series, […]

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Jan 31, 2023 January 31, 2023, - March 14, 2023,
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7 Week Series:January 31 to March 14, 2023Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $210 plus taxSign up here for Drop-in classes This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration Mar 18, 2023 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. […]

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Feb 03, 2023 February 3, 2023, - March 17, 2023,
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7-Week Series:Feb 3 to Mar 17, 2023Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus tax This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration Mar 18, 2023 Prerequisite: Intro to Aerial silks and instructor permission. This class is designed for students who have knowledge of climbing, foot locks, inversions and balance […]

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Feb 05, 2023 February 5, 2023, - April 30, 2023,
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    This class is for 7 to 12 year olds 12 week Spring Series: February 5  to April 30, 2023 (no class Apr 9)Sundays 9:15-10:15 amPlus performance for May Day- May 6, 2023 Price: $230Participation in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children will learn […]

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Feb 05, 2023 February 5, 2023, - April 30, 2023,
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    This class is for 13 to 17 year olds 12 week Spring Series: February 5  to April 30, 2023 (no class Apr 9)Sundays 3:30-4:30 pmPlus performance for May Day- May 6, 2023 Price: $230 Participation in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Teens will […]

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Feb 11, 2023 February 11, 2023, - February 19, 2023,
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Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience.

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