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Sacred Sound

Sacred Sound Healing & Meditation Classes

Enhance your sense of peace and calm through sacred sound, sound healing and meditation at Still & Moving Center.

The practice of sacred sound stands behind many of our practices at Still & Moving Center.  We begin every public event with a Hawaiian oli or an Indian mantra. Sacred sound directs us inward to our still place of peace, and it directs us upward toward light, insight, understanding and inspiration. It heals and blesses. Sacred sound creates community when shared. It can be meditative in nature. Sometimes when we hear an oli or a mantra chanted powerfully, with a full heart, we get “chicken-skin”, a buzz of feeling especially alive and grateful; then we know that we have been blessed by sacred sound. 

Many of our Still & Moving teachers offer a prayer, an inspirational reading, poetry or live music before, during or after a class. Yoga teachers may give students the opportunity to chant the OM. Our meditation teachers intone sacred readings and guide meditators with a soothing, yet enlivening tone of voice. In all of these practices, our teachers are mindfully bringing people into the present moment, invoking the beneficial effects of sacred sound. 

Our dance, hula and Nia teachers all choose their music carefully for its uplifting effects. Even our enlightening conversations can constitute sacred sound, such as “Gems from the Wisdom Traditions” on Saturdays, or “Satsang” on Sundays, where we read and converse upon inspirational quotes from the Still & Moving Center Almanac.

Sound healing, such as a sound bath or gong shower, uses music and toning to raise our personal and collective resonance, promote well-being, and develop harmony, both within and amongst ourselves. Human beings have traditionally used music and sound as a path to connect with the divine and develop a sense of wholeness. Crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, gong showers, wooden flute, didgeridoo – all of these instruments and many more can be played with the intention to heal and soothe us: body, mind and soul. Sacred sound can elicit a sense of calm and balance. It can also energize, awaken, those who practice it or experience it.

Sacred sound frequently derives from a specific cultural tradition. From the Hawaiian tradition, oli or chanting, invokes ancestral knowledge. Mantra, sacred syllables or entire chants in the language of Sanskrit, derives from Ancient India. Kirtan consists of singing uplifting, usually devotional songs, often in one of the languages of India.  When we use language for honoring and uplifting, for reminding ourselves of what we cherish, of Nature’s ineffable beauty, of the divine, we are engaged in sacred sound.

If you are seeking a way to calm your mind, settle your frazzled nerves, decrease emotional suffering, or lift yourself above the challenges of everyday life, look for sacred sound at Still & Moving Center.

To learn more about sacred sound, sound healing and meditation, please read our class descriptions, go to our events page. Please contact us at Still & Moving Center today to learn our current sacred sound options.

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    Sundays 3:30-4:30 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 11 to May 19 2024 No class Easter Sunday 3/31, April 21 (Kumu travels), or Mother's Day May 12. Plus performance for May Day- May 26, 2024 Price: $230    By the ages of 7-12, hula students have developed a longer attention span. They have greater […]

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Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024, - May 22, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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    Thursdays 4:00-4:40 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 22 to May 23 2024 No class Thursday April 4 or April 25 while kumu travels. Keiki performance for May Day, May 26, 2024 Price: $230    Little children seem magnetically drawn to Kumu Mālia. She’s full of laughter and magically engages their attention and imagination. […]

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Mar 26, 2024 March 26, 2024, - June 5, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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  Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm March 26 -May 07,  2024 - with performance on May 4, 2024 Price: $210 + tax DescriptionStudents will have the opportunity to perform at our Aerial May Day performance May 4, 2024. In this weekly series, aerialists will focus on your own material in the air and at your […]

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Mar 30, 2024 March 30, 2024, - May 4, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 - 12:15 pm  March 30  - May 4, 2024Price: $200 plus tax Keiki aerialists will have the opportunity to perform in our May Day Aerial Show on May 4    Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 17. […]

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Apr 21, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Global, HI United States
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Sunday, April 21, 20241:30-3:30 pm HSTPrice: $39FREE to MembersWe are instinctively drawn to images where the “expression of the Soul” is revealed. In this Earth Day - centered workshop, the card-maker will explore their connection to the earth and the sky. Through the creation of your inspiration card, senses and intellects of body, mind and […]

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Apr 26, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Welcome to our monthly Benefit Sound Bath Series!
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Apr 29, 2024 April 29, 2024, - July 12, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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May 04, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Saturday, May 4, 20244:00 - 6:00 pmFree Do you LOVE to dance?!? We do! A couple years ago, many of us Still & Moving dancers got together to dance in the parking lot for what became our Still & Moving Center landing page video (see snippets of the video here). We had SO MUCH fun […]

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May 17, 2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Friday, May 17, 20246:15 - 7:15 pmFREEIs your closet ready for a spring cleaning? Are you holding onto some gems that no longer get the love they deserve? Looking to revive your movement wardrobe and dress-up clothes?  We are, too! Bring your lightly used clothes and accessories to exchange at our Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap.  […]

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May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024, - May 27, 2024,
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Puana Lomilomi Training Intensive with Kumu Malia.  In-person Memorial Day Weekend - May 25, 26, 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PAY BY SLIDING SCALE: $550 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)$475 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)$395 | Community Rate (discounted)Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that […]

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