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 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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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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Oct 28, 2022 October 28, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:Oct 28 to Dec 16  (no class Nov 25)Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus tax Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Merry & Bright celebration in December, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This […]

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Oct 29, 2022 October 29, 2022, - December 17, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm HSTOct 29-Dec 17, 2022 (no class Nov 26)$210 plus taxFor ages 7 to 13 Sign up here for Drop-in classes Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration in December, 2022 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus […]

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Nov 01, 2022 November 1, 2022, - December 13, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7 Week Series:November 1 to December 13, 2022Tuesdays, 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 Merry & Bright Celebration in December, 2022 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises […]

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Nov 05, 2022 November 5, 2022, - December 10, 2022,
HI United States
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Lomilomi Massage Training: Connecting to the Hawaiian Environment with a focus on the Skeletal System & Permissions LIVE Online, Interactive with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula and kumu lomilomi Saturdays,  4:00-7:30 pm HSTNov 5 to Dec 10, 2022 (off Nov 26)+ closing ceremony Dec 10 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm HST ロミロミ マッサージトレーニング: ハワイの自然と繋がる 〜骨格について&許可を求めることの大切さについてライブ・交流型オンライントレーニング講師:マリア・ヘレラ〜クムフラ&クム・ロミロミ  ハワイ時間:土曜日 4:00-7:30 […]

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Dec 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Merry and Bright 2022  In-person at 1024 Queen Street, HonoluluDecember 17, 2022 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time Letʻs come together this season with lightness of heart and jolly good cheer!!! Winter solstice is a time of celebrating the world over, with candles and fires burning bright to welcome the return of the […]

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Dec 18, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
HI United States
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Sunday, December 18, 2022  1:30 - 3:30 pm  HST  Price: $35 20% Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Together we will make: Hand Rolls Mini Spinach Quiches Crostinis with mozzarella or burrata, tomato and basil Truffles Looking for inspiration for quick and easy party foods for the holiday? Join in from your home kitchen […]

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Dec 21, 2022 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HI United States
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Tuesday, December 21, 20228:30 - 9:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time 日本時間:12月22日(水)3:30 - 4:30pm (JPN) Click here to calculate your timezone (日本語:下記参照) Join us for a night of song, contemplation, and reflection as Malia Helela soulfully leads this sing-along, promoting peace within all participants, with the intention to extend this peace to all beings. All songs […]

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