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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Sep 03, 2022 September 3, 2022, - October 15, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm HSTSeptember 3 - October 15, 2022$210 plus taxFor ages 7 to 13 Drop-in lessons are offered through Aug 27, 2022 Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus include aerial […]

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Sep 04, 2022 September 4, 2022, - October 2, 2022,
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October 2nd Lomilomi Massage Training: Connecting to the Hawaiian Environment With a focus on the Skeletal System & Permissions In-person with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula and kumu lomilomi Sundays, 5:00-8:30 pm HSTSeptember 4 to October 2, 2022*+ closing ceremony October 2nd from 8:30 - 9:30 pm HST Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an […]

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Sep 06, 2022 September 6, 2022, - October 18, 2022,
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7 Week Series:September 6 - October 18, 2022Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through Aug 30, 2022 This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali Celebration in October, 2022 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and […]

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Sep 09, 2022 September 9, 2022, - October 21, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:September 9 - October 21, 2022Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through September 2, 2022 Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? […]

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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,
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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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Sep 24, 2022 September 24, 2022, - October 30, 2022,
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Pelekai CoffeeOctober events, 2022Pelekai’s New Fall Hours:Mon, Wed, Fri 7-1Sat & Sun 9-1Closed Tue & Thur   Art Installation & meditation with Art of XinYiSaturday, Sep 24, 20225:00-7:00pmFREE event- open space for meditation. Refreshments available in the Cafe. Participants welcome to sit with the artwork, meditate, contemplate. Artofxinyi Poetry Open Mic NightOctober 21, 20227:00pmAfter a […]

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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 07, 2022 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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We believe that the littlest keiki can dance hula and have welcomed dancers as young as two weeks old!
Caregivers dance together with their keiki so that everybody learns something! Most hula are performed seated, so keiki can explore hula from the safety of a familiar lap. The 30 minute class time is just right for developing attention spans.

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Oct 23, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Diwali Festival of Lights! 2022With the Still & Moving Center Faculty, Staff & Students- LIVE, In-person & Outdoors Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 5:00-7:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time In-person, LIVE Outdoors at 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu FREE event It's that time of year!  Join us for that favorite of Still & Moving Center’s annual events: […]

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