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Our Mission

Still & Moving Center’s statement of its mission has provided a beacon light of guidance since the moving meditation center we founded it in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2011. Students from around the globe, inspired by our mission, have flocked here for over a decade, drawn by its timeless, uplifting message of mindful movement, community and celebration, friendship and fitness. It’s our mission that everyone who walks in, walks out feeling better.

In moving meditation we are fully present, alive in this moment, now! Some people describe this as a flow state. Everyone experiences it as Joy. We feel a connection with the universe, with our inner selves, with each other. Our bodies and minds coordinate. We may experience a certain timelessness, a greater Self-awareness.

When a whole community of people experience moving meditation, their experiences reinforce one another. Remember the wonderful feeling of dancing together in a group with friends and family, and really feeling the togetherness? The feeling of a yoga or tai chi class when everyone seemed to be moving in sync with each other? That’s a feeling you can experience here. Still & Moving Center provides moving meditation in a community.

Still & Moving Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Still & Moving Center is to provide a sacred space for moving meditation. Here we celebrate the dance of life! This is a place for seeking one’s center, for finding the serenity of stillness in the midst of motion. The Center counts on each individual to self-initiate, self-guide and self-heal. Teachers and students of all disciplines cultivate their ability to hold a point of focus during their practices, with the intent to carry the awareness they gain at the Center into the rest of their lives. All of the Center’s activities aim at expanding awareness of Self in body, mind, heart and Spirit. The quest of each activity is for the participant to become so present, so mindful of sensations, thoughts and emotions that the question may naturally arise, “Who or what is having this experience?”

The Still & Moving Center is a place for teachers from diverse movement practices to follow their sacred livelihood, earning food for the body as well as nourishment for the soul. The Center seeks to make itself available to all, regardless of economic status or age. The Center promotes stepping into one’s greatness and sharing it with others. It is a place for awakening to abundant Joy – individually, in family and in community. Here friendship, collaboration and laughter are cherished. Here we make choices to sustain the Earth and its creatures. It is a healing place, a haven for renewal. Anyone who engages in the Still & Moving Center’s offerings should walk out feeling even better, in every sense, than they did when they entered.

This dance is the joy of existence.
– Rumi

Upcoming Events

Jan 13, 2024 January 13, 2024, - March 18, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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
Global, HI United States
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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
Global, HI United States
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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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