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

Sep 12, 2021 September 12, 2021, - December 12, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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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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Sep 14, 2021 September 14, 2021, - November 2, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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8 week seriesSep 14 to Nov 2, 2021Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm HST $199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali presentation Nov 7, 2021  In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques and strength-building exercises are […]

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Sep 17, 2021 September 17, 2021, - November 5, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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8 week seriesSep 17 to Nov 5, 2021Fridays 5:30-6:30pm HST$199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali celebration Nov 7, 2021       What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This is your […]

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Oct 17, 2021 October 17, 2021, - December 12, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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This class is for 7 to 12 year oldsOctober 17- December 12, 2021  (except Nov 28)Sundays, 9:30 -10:30 am HST Price $165Participants in the Keiki Hula series will have an opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration, Sunday Dec 19, 2021   Enrolling your child in this hula hālau (school) is one […]

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Oct 23, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HI United States
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Day 1:    October 23, 2021 4:30 - 6:30 pm HST/ 日本時間:10月24日(日 )                                                           11:30am-1:30pm Price: $55 for one workshop -  $95 for two workshops 料金:55ドル(ワークショップ1回分) / 95ドル(ワークショップ2回分) […]

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Oct 31, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
HI United States
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Diwali Vegetarian Indian Cooking Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Nantha Kumar    Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  HST (7:30 - 9:30 pm EST)  $39 20% Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Join Nantha for a culinary trip with the South Indian diaspora to sample dishes that you will love […]

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Nov 07, 2021 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Diwali Festival of Lights!   With the Still & Moving Center Faculty, Staff & Students Sunday, November 7, 2021 @  3:00-5:00 pm HSTIt's that time of year! Mark your calendars for that favorite of Still & Moving Center’s annual events: Diwali! India’s Festival of Lights bursts with energy and talent as Still & Moving Center’s teachers […]

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Nov 13, 2021 November 13, 2021, - December 11, 2021,
HI United States
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Saturdays, November 13 to December 11, 2021  (Skipping November 27)4:00 - 8:30 pm HST Price: $475 In English and Japanese, translation by Eriko Jones Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to Kumu Mālia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo! This “Origins and […]

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Nov 13, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HI United States
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Day 2:    November 13, 2021 4:30 - 6:30 pm HST Price: $55 for one workshop -  $95 for two workshops 20% discounts to Golden and Platinum circle members on single workshops 日本時間:11月14日(日 )                                            […]

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Dec 11, 2021 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays   December 11, 2021  •  January 8, 2022  •  February 12, 20223 online sessions 8:45 - 9:45 am HST Offered free of charge • Donations to the Still & Moving Center scholarship fund gladly accepted~ A Twelve-Week Process with a Monthly One Hour Gathering ~ 3 Pages of free-journaling per day & One Artist’s Date […]

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