Meditation & Culture at Still & Moving
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Meditation & Culture at Still & Moving
Everyone is welcome at Still & Moving Center! That means you! We cherish people from all ethnicities and backgrounds joyfully coming together to learn, share and celebrate. You can participate in such endeavors in our weekly classes and gatherings, as well as our special events, featuring world-traveled artists and teachers. Nourish your mind and soul with inspirational thoughts, chanting, and sacred music. Please see Hula & Hawaiian Culture for our specifically Hawaiian offerings.
Still & Moving Center starts with the premise that cultures around the world have developed both still and moving meditational practices that help people to center themselves. As you look at our logo, you can see the still point in the center, with the circular swish around it. We envision all of our classes and practices at Still & Moving as opportunities for us each to find our ‘still center’ within, whether sitting or in the midst of motion, and to maintain it as we re-enter the swirl of the world around us.
Traditional meditation trains the sitting practitioner to sit quietly to find inner calm, mental clarity, translating into daily mindfulness. Moving meditations, as we call many of our practices, similarly train a moving arts practitioner to hold that still point of focus – that serenity of mind, heart, and spirit – even as the body sways, turns, bends, balances, jumps, stretches, and glides.
Our annual Still & Moving Center Almanac features quotes from spiritual teachers, scientists, leaders, philosophers, artists, musicians, mathematicians, and writers from throughout the wide world’s history. The quotes provide a seed point for meditation.
Our Gems from the Wisdom Tradition: a Conversation Circle on Saturdays and our Satsang gathering on Sundays allow lifelong learners and seekers to converse on deep topics and to apply them to everyday life. The friendships people cultivate at Still & Moving Center tend to be meaningful and lasting.
As a place of global, lifelong learning Still & Moving Center takes inspiration from the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, California.
Our teachers, trainers, staff, and students have always come from around the globe, making Still & Moving center a vibrant cultural hub in the middle of the Pacific, on the island of O’ahu, itself considered “The Gathering Place”. And so we are! Join us today!
For Nia Belts, White Belt or above - FREE during turbulent times (payment options also available for those who feel inclined). Renée asks that you commit to attending the entire series. Learn from a Nia master in action: Debbie Rosas, choreographer of the routine “Velvet”! This beautifully crafted routine combines power and grace with a full-spectrum of movement variety. An experienced Nia teacher (which this Mentorship series helps you to become) could take the gorgeous choreography of any of Velvet’s songs and apply the katas to another piece of music. The routine’s focus on the “Hands” works well with...Find out more »
Saturdays, February 6-13-20-27, 2021 3:00 - 7:30 pm HST Price: $395 In English and Japanese, translation by Eriko JonesPre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to Kumu Mālia at email@example.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo! Navigating Through Time - This lomilomi training places emphasis […]Find out more »
Valentine's Day Cooking Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Sheila WredeSunday, February, 14 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HST Price: $35February is Heart Health month. Cook along with your Valentine or prepare this meal to surprise your Valentine! Join us to learn the ins and outs of preparing Heart Healthy vegan recipes! Zoom in […]Find out more »
Weekend Workshop February 19-20-21, 2021Day 1 Friday, February 19, 2021 5:30 - 7:45 pm HST 3 Day Weekend: $125 Two workshops: $95 One workshop: $55 Day 1 Undo Neck Tension and Re-Align with Feet Release neck tension with the help of these wonderful Awareness through Movement® Feldenkrais lessons. To prevent reoccurring tension, learn to refine […]Find out more »
Weekend Workshop February 19-20-21, 2021Day 2 Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:15 - 2:45 pm HST 3 Day Weekend: $125 Two workshops: $95 One workshop: $55 Day 2: Good Knees & Flexible Ankles under a Balanced Head Good Knees, & Flexible Ankles on a Balanced Head Session: Learn to prevent or reduce joint damage and pain […]Find out more »
Weekend Workshop, February 19-20-21, 2021Day 3 Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm HST 3 Day Weekend: $125 Two workshops: $95 One workshop: $55 Day 3: Walk Easy, Aligning Head to Toes with a Strong, Mobile Pelvis Learn to make better use of your locomotion’s powerhouse: your hip - pelvis - lower back […]Find out more »
Saturday, March 6, 20212:30-5:30pm HST/ 4:30-7:30pm PST/ 7:30-10:30 pm EST/March 07, 9:30-12:30 JST Price: $79 This workshop could change your life… or at least give you a wonderful facelift that will free your jaw, neck and shoulder areas! Learn to transform tension and pain with easy, effective, small movements. With these wonderful Feldenkrais®/Smart Moves […]Find out more »
Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 + April 11, 18, 25 2021 (No class on Easter, April 4) May Day Event on May 1, 2021Price: $130 Drop-in $17 (allowed only May 7 and May 14) Keiki Hula 3-6 Year Olds: Sundays 8:30 am – 9:15 amKeiki Hula 7-12 Year Olds: Sundays 9:30 am – 10:30 amEnrolling your […]Find out more »
Announcing the new, revised….Still & Moving Center Almanac 2021! This year’s almanac theme of Self-Crafting challenges us to self-define, self-shape, and grow further into the person we long to be. It invites us to sculpt our lives as if creating art. Our aim in this almanac is to each day provide a quote that speaks to your soul. Look for the themes – every day’s quote follows a carefully crafted theme for the week! “When I keep the week’s theme humming in the background of my mind, it helps me put to everything that happens that week into perspective...Find out more »