Letter From the Director
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Our monthly Letter from the Director seeks to inspire members of our worldwide community. The lead Life at the Center article or story gives examples of mindful living, of finding community, of vibrant wellbeing amid global dis-ease, of personal insight into some of today’s big-picture issues, of humor in the face of despair. Each issue honors excellence in one of our teachers, students, or staff members in the Magnificence in Our ‘Ohana section. Our Celebrating Magnificence article highlights a local business or nonprofit organization for its sustainable or charitable or mindful, or otherwise excellent practices. Our Healthy Life Tip passes on a precious nugget of practical living experience for body, mind, or soul. The Word to the Wise of the month summarizes or shines light on the dominant theme of that month’s letter with cogent, pithy, or poetic words that illuminate our heart’s wisdom. Our Video Fav adds a touch of humor or beauty to the end of the letter.
Still & Moving Center’s Director, Renée Tillotson, curates, edits, or writes every component of this monthly missive, the Letter from the Director. She draws heavily from her lifelong learning at the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, and her deep study of the philosophy of Theosophy. Her inspiration in these letters also comes from her mindfulness training in the Nia technique, her word crafting experience teaching English and writing play scripts, and her decades of writing in professional and business contexts. As a long-time reader of the Aquarian Almanac, she is now an inveterate collector of inspirational quotes for the Still & Moving Center Almanac, which she creates annually. Her ongoing quote collection adds extra sparkle to the Letter from the Director.
Renée appeals to the indulgence of her friends, family members, students, and the rest of the world’s characters whose stories and photos appear for all the world to read and see in these letters. She thanks all of them for allowing their stories to make our lives a little brighter, funnier, more bearable, and even nobler, when seen through the lens of magnificence.
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Life At The Center by Renee Tillotson
by Renée TillotsonAs I prepared to dash back to work after Thanksgiving, my inner voice told me:...
by Sarah HodgesDo your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put...
🚑 Life at the Center: How does a person handle their child being at the threshold between life and death? 🚑 Vol. 101, November 2021
by Renée TillotsonA sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we...
Magnificence In Our ‘Ohana
Emily Rose Carr Hunt Bringing a Dream to Life By Sarah Hodges Emily Rose Carr Hunt, a beloved...
Tokie Māhiehie Komazawa 駒澤常恵 Grace and Joy Dancing from the Heart By Sarah Hodges ＊日本語記事はこちらから...
Janine Oshiro Recrafting Stories to Take Us to a Better Place By Renée Tillotson & Sarah...
One morning as I paddled out with a young beginner surfer, I heard her from behind me crying out...
Fierce, Creative, Resilient Aloha By Sarah Hodges Have you ever met someone who seems to embody...
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Theme for 2022: Being Truly Human Announcing the new Still & Moving Center Almanac 2022! This year’s almanac theme of Being Truly Human celebrates the honor, the responsibility and the immense possibilities of Being Truly Human. In the East, wise ones talk about the privilege of gaining birth in a human body. The poet Walt […]Find out more »
January Mindful Movement ChallengeJan 1 to 31, 2022 Set yourself up for a healthy, mindful start to 2022 Meet, meditate and move with your fellow students as you challenge yourselves to attain movement goals for the month while raising funds for a worthy local charity. How it works: Please, contact us here to confirm your […]Find out more »
8 Week Series:January 21 to March 11, 2022Fridays 5:45-6:45 pm HST$199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration March 18, 2022 What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This is your […]Find out more »
8 Week Series:January 24 to March 14, 2022Mondays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration March 18, 2022 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 […]Find out more »
Saturday January 29, 20223:30 - 6:30 pm HST (日本語間：1月30日（日）10:30 am -1:30 pm JST) $79 20% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members (Read in Japanese 日本語) （日本語：下記参照） Experience this amazingly effective yet gentle movement modality: The Feldenkrais Method®. Regenerate your nervous system and free your neck, shoulders and hips with U.S. Feldenkrais® Guild certified teacher, […]Find out more »
February 9 - April 15, 2022, 40 hour courseNow Accepting Applications! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]Find out more »
December 11, 2021 • January 8, 2022 • February 12, 20223 online sessions - 12 weeks of independent journaling + WhatsApp group check-ins Saturdays, 8:45 - 9:45 am Hawaii Time Offered free of charge • Donations to the Still & Moving Center scholarship fund gladly accepted~ A Twelve-Week Process with a Monthly One Hour Gathering […]Find out more »
Saturday, February 19, 202212:30 - 4:00 pm HST DAY 1: $69Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $9920% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Day 2 info here Please, make sure to correctly select the In-person or Online option when signing up.During February, the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how […]Find out more »
Sunday, February 20, 202211:30 am-2:00 pm HST DAY 2: $49Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $9920% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshopDay 1 info hereDuring February, the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how we can move in such a loving way that movement becomes medicine that can heal our […]Find out more »
Sunday, February 27, 20221:30 - 3:30 pm HST Price: $3520 % Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Join Sheila to make foods with ingredients that are healthy for your heart. Brussels sprouts have an antioxidant that may reduce cancer growth, decrease inflammation and promote heart health. Fiber-rich foods like broccoli are associated with a […]Find out more »
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