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
Life at the Center, by Renée TillotsonAll the joy the world contains has come through wishing...
by Renée TillotsonI’m excited to make my first public announcement on this topic to all of you. ...
by Renée TillotsonThe belly laugh that comes from the Dalia Lama compares with no other I’ve ever...
Magnificence In Our ‘Ohana
Sachiko Uchida Storytelling from the Heart By Sarah Hodges Sachiko Uchida, a Tokyo native now...
Dr. Alice Smith Rising! By Alice Smith Our student Alice Smith looks back over the past decade and...
Reina Hoori Enthusiastic Hula Student: Finding the Aloha Spirit In 2020, amidst a...
By Renée Tillotson Dustin Hara just about bursts with enthusiasm and authenticity. His life story...
I like comfortable, fashionable activewear. I am always on the hunt for...
Magnificent Business: Kau Kau Box and Kat Lin-Hurtubise: Delivering Delicious Meals to Your Doorsteps
In order to adapt to changing times, we must be willing to see in new ways. In March of 2020,...
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...Find out more »
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Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:30 - 7:30am HST Hawaii Time/ 8:30-10:30am PST/ 11:30am-1:30pm EST(21:00-23:00 IST-India time) AND 2:00 - 4:00pm HST Hawaii Time/ 5:00-7:00pm PST/ 8:00-10:00pm EST(Oct 3 5:30-7:30am IST- India time) FREE "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." - Mahatma Gandhi Join […]Find out more »
Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:30 - 7:30am HST Hawaii Time/ 8:30-10:30am PST/ 11:30am-1:30pm EST(21:00-23:00 IST-India time) AND 2:00 - 4:00pm HST Hawaii Time/ 5:00-7:00pm PST/ 8:00-10:00pm EST(Oct 3 5:30-7:30am IST- India time) FREE "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." - Mahatma Gandhi […]Find out more »
Saturday October 9, 20212:00 - 4:30 pm HST $49 Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $95 20% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Please, make sure to select In-person or Online option when signing up.The benefits of this Saturday workshop include tension release, improved posture, and increased mobility in the […]Find out more »
Sunday October 10, 202111:30 am-2:15 pm HST $54 Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $95 20% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Please, make sure to select In-person or Online option when signing up.In this Sunday workshop we continue on the theme of the shoulder girdle and neck, in relationship […]Find out more »
Oct 15-16-17, 2021Fri: 2:30-5:30pm HSTSat: 10:30am-1:30pm HST + 2:30-5:30pm HSTSun: 10:30am-1:30pm HST + 2:30-5:30pm HST5hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study. SLIDING SCALE: $400 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)$350 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)$300 | Community Rate (discounted) Value of this training: $350If none of the above […]Find out more »
3 to 6 year olds:Oct 18- Dec 13, 2021 (except Nov 29)Mondays, 3:00-3:45pm Price: $165 7 to 12 year oldsOct 17- Dec 12, 2021 (except Nov 28)Sundays, 9:15-10:15am 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 […]Find out more »
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） […]Find out more »