Therapist Bios

Each therapist at Still & Moving Center seeks to enhance your body’s natural tendency towards self-healing.
Our therapists share healing practices from a wide range of modalities, from Lomilomi Hawaiian massage, to Thai Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, Sarga bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Deep Tissue massage and more. Each therapist designs a unique healing experience to suit every guest with his or her particular needs. Deeply knowledgeable and experienced therapists share from many years of experience and are some of the top professionals in the industry.

Ancient Healing Practices
Our lomilomi massage therapists offer lomilomi from a long Hawiian lineage of healing. Your lomilomi massage with Mālia Helelā starts with an oli (Hawaiian chant) to create sacred space for you to receive this healing practice. Acupuncture practitioner Master Jonah Chin, from an ancient Korean lineage, offers a holistic approach for whole body balance and wellness, including exercise-related injuries to pain relief and other ailments. Your Thai Yoga Therapist takes your body through a series of positions that help to find connection and still the mind. Legend has it that since the Buddha was not practicing yoga postures, his physician instead adjusted/placed the Buddha’s body into various positions to enhance his health and longevity!

State-of-the-Art Bodywork & Therapies
A private Feldenkrais session – also known as Functional Integration – can help you to rebalance yourself, and may help to free you from years of pain. Using the principle called “neuroplasticity”, the Feldenkrais Technique subtly, gently, even imperceptibly works on your nervous system. Sarga bodywork practitioners use their feet, as well as their hands, to offer this unique, highly innovative approach to massage. Sarga bodywork helps to your muscles to lengthen, becoming more supple and relaxed. Experience transformational release of both physical and emotional memories held in the fascia with Journey Bodywork. Regina Lumsden shares this practice with clients to assist with their body’s natural healing process. In Thai Yoga Therapy sessions, our therapists assist each client through a range of lightly assisted hands-on stretches that help promote circulation, and increase flexibility. And for deep musculature work our Deep Tissue massage therapists will bring your sore or stiff muscles back to health.

Work with our Still & Moving Center therapists to discover the deeper comfort, centering, and wellbeing that you are longing for and capable of achieving. Whichever therapy you choose, each therapist at our studio in Hawaii will take special care to consider your whole health, and whole self.

Kumu Hula Malia Helela

 

Lomilomi, Lomi A’e, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy, Hot Stone

Maliaʻs first massage teacher was her mother. At age 16, Malia met Karen Lei Arakawa who trained under Aunty Margaret Machado. After graduation from high school and massage school, Malia apprenticed in lomilomi under Karen Lei at Hau`oli Bodyworks for 5 years. She also received training in lomi `iwi under Dr. Maka`ala Yates. In 2001 she received her estheticianʻs license and spent 10 years working at Serenity Spa in Waikiki.

“Pamper yourself with a lomi lomi massage from Kumu Hula Malia. Her touch and calming energy is priceless! Perfect after a long flight.” – By Joy Lee.

Regina Lumsden

 

Body Journey Work, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
Regina Lumsden hails from Sao Paulo state in Brazil (hence her charming accent!) where she took her Physical Education degree. In England, she trained in the Eurythmy and Spatial Dynamics, which she likens to soul gymnastics.

Janine Oshiro

 

Sarga Bodywork, Lomilomi
On Janine Oshiro’s massage table you find a healing space to make a deep connection with yourself and the unfolding of your body’s wisdom. Through her focused presence and intentional touch, you experience relaxation, release, ease of movement, and new patterns.

Janine appreciates her many teachers, especially Mālia Helelā, who shares the gift of lomilomi with a kind and generous heart; and Myra Lewin, who has guided her in the practices of meditation, pranayama, marma bodywork, and silence.
A graduate of Mililani High School, Janine studied visual art and poetry at Whitworth University, Portland State University, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She worked for many years as a community college English professor before enrolling in Kapiʻolani Community College’s massage therapy program in 2016 and earning her state license in 2018.

Janine has authored the poetry book Pier, won the Kundiman Poetry Prize published by Alice James Books, and received an Elliot Cades Award for Literature in Hawaiʻi for an emerging writer. She devotes herself to the transformative power of words, touch, silence, and movement.

Sarah Hodges

 

Lomilomi

Sarah herself began massaging her family at about age five, whenever they were sick or not feeling well in any other way. The healing power of touch fascinated her, and she had a natural will to share it with her loved ones. After extensive traveling, Sarah returns to Honolulu and Still & Moving Center ready to share her exquisite lomilomi massage practice, which she learned from the legendary kumu (master teacher) of lomilomi, Uncle Alva.

As a grateful student of Uncle Alva’s Hawaiian lineage and her family’s Persian lineage, Sarah shares her gift of loving, healing touch with her clients, and we are proud and delighted to welcome her as one of our excellent bodywork therapists at Still & Moving Center.

This traditional Hawaiian massage uses rhythmic movements to promote deep healing with the muscles. There are many styles of lomilomi but most affirm that prayer and loving touch are essential components.

Mizuho Williamson

 

Lomilomi,  Swedish,  Pregnancy Massage,  Deep Tissue Massage,  Hot Stone Massage, 

Yoga Therapy Body Adjustment 

Mizuho is gifted with warm, strong hands and skills, not only from practicing massage, but also practicing and teaching yoga. While working as a Japanese translator for a skilled massage therapist, Mizuho grew passionate about wellbeing and healing beyond the benefits of yoga. Once she completed her training at the Hawaii Massage Academy, she received rave reviews at the school clinic. She trained in traditional Hawaiian lomilomi from Hawaiian healer Kahu Manu. Mizuho specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, lomilomi, and shiatsu massage styles.

“It is my pleasure to heal people physically and emotionally,” Mizuho explains.

Mizuho loves teaching ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga, at which she has excelled since her RYT certification in 2010. Her students know her to be a skilled yogini and clear, helpful teacher.

Kara Miller

 

Thai Yoga Therapy

Committed to the practices of Yoga as a lifestyle and path, Kara deeply cares about her students and clients and this authentic love and support is evident in her teaching. She believes Yoga is a vehicle for personal development and growth, thus is committed to holding a safe and sacred space for her students. When you attend a class with her in Oahu, you can expect classical education and instruction in yoga philosophy and breathwork coupled with dynamic sequencing in a fluid, powerful flow style called Mandala.

Kara is a 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor and Yoga teacher trainer who has taught in Hawaii for almost 10 years as well as internationally. She holds annual Yoga Empowerment / Service retreats in Kosrae, Micronesia, and is currently building a Yoga Empowerment project for Pacific Islander women in the islands she works on.

Throughout Kara’s life she has spent time living and working in Fiji, Indonesia, St. John USVI, Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall islands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Biology and a Masters of Science in Marine resource and environmental management from the University of Hawaii, where she resides full time. She has worked in international fisheries management and policy, marine education and training, and capacity building on small Pacific Islands for the last 10 years. Her affinity for Pacific island culture and nuances is strong, and she is very passionate about working alongside and supporting the people of this region.

Master Jonah Chin 

Acupuncture

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.
Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. Some of his practices include: traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.
Jonah Chin (L.Ac.), a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii, previously practiced acupuncture in Seattle Washington for 16 years. He received the Diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
As a dedicated practitioner of the ancient Oriental healing art of pulse diagnosis, Jonah is advancing the application of acupuncture to treat illness at every level of experience: physical, mental and emotional. At Still & Moving Center, Jonah’s acupuncture treatments largely focus on pain management: Acute, Chronic, Shoulder, Lower Back and Knee Pain.
Experience

  • KoBang Daoist Qigong – Master
  • Lynnwood Kendo Club – Master
  • Mugairyu Iaido (7th degree) – Master
  • Dae Han Moo Do Guan (Kendo) (5th degree)
  • Master martial arts teacher, proprietor and L.Ac. of GoBang Acupuncture Clinic, Edmonds, Washington 2001 to 2017.
  • USKSF (United States Kuo Shu Federation) Baltimore (1st prize in Contact Weapon Sparring Division in 2014)Dao Source Seminars (New York, Seattle, Arizona) in 2009 & 2010.
  • Mugairyu Iaido and Kendo Demonstration (Korean Cultural Festival 2006)
  • Homosanctus Boot Camp 2006 (Teaching Sihk yoga masters)
  • Khalsa Men’s Camp VBC 2006 (Invited as Daoist Qigong Master)
  • Mugairyu Iaido Demonstration (Japanese Cultural Festival 2003)
  • Wushu Tournament in San Francisco (1st prize in Contact Weapon Sparring Division in 2001)
  • Jungyae Moosul (Complete Martial Art) Chief Instructor (1992-1994)

Lina Kim 

Acupuncture

Students in Lina’s classes experience her calm, steady purpose. She teaches with a profound understanding of how the body works. Lina is a 6th generation acupuncturist, with over 20 years of study and practice, including traditional oriental massage work. She has devoted over 25 years to learning one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages. Her studies include Qigong, Iaido, Kendo and Oriental Medicine. Lina majored in music and graduated at Seoul National University in Piano and Kumungo (a traditional Korean Daoist instrument), earning First Prize in the nation at the Korea’s traditional music competition in 1993.

Eva Geueke

 

Functional Integration® – Private Feldenkrais®
In her Functional Integration® session Eva touches not only the body, but equally the nervous system, mind, and spirit. Her hands relay the message of releasing tension or faulty patterns of movement to gain a clear organization and alignment that can be carried into all area of life. In 1987 she completed her Professional Feldenkrais Training, which changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and dance forever.

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and therefore, herself forever.

Since completing the 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training in 1987 she has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally in thousands of private sessions, week long seminars, many hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

Eva is also a teacher of Contemporary Dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a IAO healer, a Capoeirista (Brazilian Martial Arts) and a choreographer. She also teaches Authentic Movement and Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement.

I have taken 2 workshops with Eva and she is a wonderful instructor/therapist. These classes are very informative and have helped me tremendously in my knowledge of body mechanics and movement and making healing connections in my body. – Ruth

I loved Eva’s Feldenkrais class! My shoulder felt stiff and sore for almost a month. With just a few simple and gentle movements it was feeling so much better! My spine was stretched out and my feet were more evenly holding my body weight. I plan to take more classes in near future. Thank you Eva. You are Excellent!!! – Diane

I like the variety of classes offered, and the Center’s focus on the mind-body-spirit connection. I particularly enjoy Eva Geueke’s Feldenkrais classes. The facilities are beautiful, and everyone is so warm and welcoming to students and guests. – John

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