Sacred Sound

Sacred Sound Healing & Meditation Classes

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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    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,
Global, HI United States
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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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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 28, 2022 October 28, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:Oct 28 to Dec 16  (no class Nov 25)Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus tax Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Merry & Bright celebration in December, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This […]

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Oct 29, 2022 October 29, 2022, - December 17, 2022,
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Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm HSTOct 29-Dec 17, 2022 (no class Nov 26)$210 plus taxFor ages 7 to 13 Sign up here for Drop-in classes Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration in December, 2022 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus […]

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Nov 01, 2022 November 1, 2022, - December 13, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Nov 05, 2022 November 5, 2022, - December 10, 2022,
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Dec 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dec 18, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunday, December 18, 2022  1:30 - 3:30 pm  HST  Price: $35 20% Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Together we will make: Hand Rolls Mini Spinach Quiches Crostinis with mozzarella or burrata, tomato and basil Truffles Looking for inspiration for quick and easy party foods for the holiday? Join in from your home kitchen […]

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Dec 21, 2022 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesday, December 21, 20228:30 - 9:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time 日本時間:12月22日(水)3:30 - 4:30pm (JPN) Click here to calculate your timezone (日本語:下記参照) Join us for a night of song, contemplation, and reflection as Malia Helela soulfully leads this sing-along, promoting peace within all participants, with the intention to extend this peace to all beings. All songs […]

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