Letter From the Director

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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Apr 24, 2022 April 24, 2022, - July 31, 2022,
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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.

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Jul 17, 2022 July 17, 2022, - August 7, 2022,
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This class is for 7 to 12 year oldsJuly 17- August 7, 2022Sundays, 9:15 -10:15 am HST Price $65   Children who participate in hula hālau (school) receive one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Kumu Mālia teaches the basic moves of both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula 'auana (modern hula), […]

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Jul 18, 2022 July 18, 2022, - August 8, 2022,
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This class is for 3 to 6 year oldsJuly 18- August 8, 2022Mondays, 3:00-3:45 pm HST Price $65   Children who participate in hula hālau (school) receive one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Kumu Mālia teaches the basic moves of both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula 'auana (modern hula), as […]

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Jul 31, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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July 31, 20225:00-7:00 pm HST Price: $69Ancient wisdom for today’s leaders managing natural resources -Island style:Living on the Earthʻs most isolated landmass, early Hawaiians adapted and thrived by managing their precious resources. This management style has at its core a traditional healing prayer that provides direction, bringing all aspects of life into alignment. Palena refers […]

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Aug 15, 2022 August 15, 2022, - August 18, 2022,
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AIReal Hammock Dance Teacher Trainingwith Carmen Curtis - AIReal Yoga™ Founder  Renowned Yoga Instructor, Elite Athlete & Cirque du Soleil Performance Aerialist Aug 15-18, 2022 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 9:00-12:00 + 2:00-5:00pm Price: $64520% discount for Golden & Platinum Circle membersThis 24 hour Aerial Teacher Training covers the foundations and fundamentals of aerial hammock dance. […]

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Aug 19, 2022 August 19, 2022, - August 21, 2022,
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AIReal Restore:  Restorative Aerial Yoga TrainingThe gentler side of Aerial Yogawith Carmen Curtis - AIReal Yoga™ Founder  Renowned Yoga Instructor, Elite Athlete & Cirque du Soleil Performance Aerialist Aug 19-21, 2022 Fri:  9:00-10:30 + 1:30-5:00pm Sat:  1:00-6:00pmSun: 1:00-6:00pm  Price: $465 20% discount for Golden & Platinum Circle members This immersive 15 hour training gives you a comprehensive […]

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Aug 21, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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August 21, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm (HST) Price: $69Rather than an in-depth lomilomi training, this is a stand-alone event for you to enjoy on a single day. Lomilomi, like all forms of healing, is an unfolding process of many steps. This approach to lomilomi focuses on settling the nervous system and integrating all parts […]

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Sep 04, 2022 September 4, 2022, - October 2, 2022,
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Oct 2Lomilomi 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 Sundays, 5:00-8:30 pm HSTSep 4 to Oct 2, 2022+ closing ceremony Oct 2 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm HST Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send […]

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Oct 05, 2022 October 5, 2022, - December 17, 2022,
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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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Nov 05, 2022 November 5, 2022, - December 10, 2022,
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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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