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.
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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...Find out more »
This class is for 7 to 12 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 17 to Dec 10, 2023 (no class Nov 26, 2023)Sundays, 3:30-4:30 pm Plus performances for Diwali Nov 12 and Merry & Bright Dec 16Price: $230 This class is for children aged 7-12 yrs old Participation in this hula […]Find out more »
This class is for 3 to 6 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 21 to Dec 14, 2022 (no class Nov 23, 2022) Thursdays, 4:00- 4:45 pm Plus performances for Diwali Nov 12 and Merry & Bright Dec 16, 2023 Price: $230 This class is for children aged 3-6 yrs old Participation […]Find out more »
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm HSTNovember 14 - December 12, 2023Price: $150 plus tax This series is held on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration Dec 16, 2023 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus include aerial hammock […]Find out more »
Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm HSTNovember 14 - December 12, 2023Price: $150 plus tax This 5 week series will culminate in a performance at our annual Merry & Bright Celebration Dec 16, 2023 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques […]Find out more »
Saturdays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm November 18 - December 16, 2023*Price: $150 plus tax *This series is held on Saturdays at 11:15 am Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration December 16, 2023. In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus include […]Find out more »
In-person & OnlineSunday, December 3 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm HSTFriday, December 8 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm HSTIntroduction to TRE® - Tension & Stress Releasing Exercises (90 min) Join us for two special 90 - minute introductory TRE classes in-person with Alex Greene in preparation for our Community Facilitation Workshop coming up Saturday, December […]Find out more »
In-personSaturday, December 9, 2023 9:30 am - 6:30 pm HST (with 1 hr lunch break)This one-day TRE® intensive is designed for those interested in working as a TRE® Community Facilitator and bring this powerful modality to populations in the community where a self-help stress, trauma, and stress reduction technique like TRE can make a big impact. […]Find out more »
Merry & Bright Celebration In-person & OnlineDecember 16, 2023 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm HST FREE Welcome to our jolly annual Merry & Bright celebration! Enjoy performances and participate in demos with our talented teachers and students! Watch for more details for this year’s festivities above and beyond our traditional aerial, dance, Nia and hula! […]Find out more »
Slient Night Solstice Sing-Along with Malia Helela & Dustin Hara In-person & Online Thursday December 21, 2023 8:30 - 9:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time Join us for a night of live contemplative music and song. Malia Helela & Dustin Hara will lead this heartfelt sing-along with the intention to extend peace to all beings this holiday […]Find out more »
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