Meditation & Conversation

Meditation & Conversation

Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy! – Still & Moving Center’s motto
Imagine your life with more inner calm, more mental clarity. Imagine stress levels subsiding. Imagine that tendency to flash into anger simply melting. Imagine sleeping peacefully at night.
Still & Moving Center’s activities cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness entails being fully present: Here. Now.
In a mindful moment, I’m fully engaged. I’m aware of what my body is doing, and my mind tracking, interested. If my emotions enter the picture, I can watch them pass through like waves into the background. No anxiety. Just Joy.
Moving meditation is part of my medicine, my ticket to a ride on the healthy life train. For me, focussing is more effortless when I’m in motion. I compare it riding a bike: easier to balance when I’m traveling along. For me, mindfulness can be as close as a dance step away.
What about STILLNESS? As the goddess of mercy and compassion, the beautiful Kwan Yin statue in our entry exudes a centered, peaceful presence. Still & Moving Center provides guidance for sitting, silent meditation. Meditation helps to manage symptoms of PTSD, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, tension headaches and migraines.
Even if we are natural “movers”, we can cultivate the self-discipline and patience to sit silently on a cushion. Let’s do it! The yoga postures are only a precursor to the deeper practice of sitting meditation. Qigong needs a sitting meditation for complete benefits.
Cultivating stillness, we can gradually hold a steady focus of meditation to enter more elevated states of consciousness. The important point is not just the take off and soaring in meditation; it’s the landing. Let’s bring some of the peace and light that we glimpsed in meditation back into our day-to-day lives for a renewed sense of purpose.
All spiritual teachers point meditators to the benefits of keeping good company when not alone. At Still & Moving Center we provide many opportunities for uplifting conversation in community, including Gems from the Wisdom Tradition: a Conversation Circle on Saturdays, and Satsang on Sundays.

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Jan 10, 2021 January 10, 2021, - March 28, 2021,
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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...

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Jan 24, 2021 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Functional Hips, Flexible Pelvis & Strong Lower Back: a Feldenkrais® Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Eva Geueke  Sunday, January 24, 2021  9:45 am - 12:45 pm  HST  $59  20% discount for Golden Circle Members  This Feldenkrais® workshop gives you the chance to re-balance, restore and realign forgotten muscles, connective tissue and organs. By practicing […]

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Feb 06, 2021 February 6, 2021, - February 27, 2021,
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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 malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo! Navigating Through Time - This lomilomi training places emphasis […]

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Feb 19, 2021 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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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 […]

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Feb 20, 2021 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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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 […]

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Feb 21, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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 […]

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Mar 07, 2021 March 7, 2021, - April 25, 2021,
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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 […]

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Dec 31, 2021 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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...

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