Sustainability

Caring for our ‘Aina

As an eco-friendly yoga studio and cultural center in Hawaii we make choices to sustain the Earth and its creatures. Here is a healing place, and a haven for renewal. At Still & Moving Center, our mission is to positively impact our planet and therefore each other, embracing the authentic Hawaiian approach: “Malama ka ‘aina!” – Care for the land!
At inception, Still & Moving Center adopted environmentally mindful practices. For example, in the initial remodeling of the building, we either kept the original concrete flooring that came with the structure or covered it with sustainable, local mango wood or with cork. Additionally, we installed solar-powered fans on the roof to move air out of our Barefoot Ballroom. We also chose hand-crafted furnishings and renewable resources such as wood and stone over plastics.

“The best antidote to despair is action.” – David Wallace-Wells
We are living in a time of environmental crisis. And each day, we respond either by ignoring it or taking action that supports the Earth. At our cultural center in Hawaii, we make a daily commitment to be earth-minded. We make each choice deliberately, aiming to sustain the environment.

We find opportunities to support our community’s eco-minded efforts as well! Together with our parent company, Prometheus Construction, we supported the Whales for World Peace “Ka Koholā Ola” project by Sooriya Kumar, raising ocean awareness with the creation of two giant copper whale sculptures, 25 and 40 feet long. In 2020, with the help of many friends, Soorya installed these copper whales on a large wall of the new Nanakuli Community Center.

In our monthly Life at the Center letter, we Celebrate Magnificence, often in the form of community members whose businesses and nonprofits benefit the environment daily. These folks organize beach clean-ups or haul tons of trash directly out of the ocean. They teach children how to care for the land, have developed environmentally friendly facial products or makeup, and have created organizations to revive native vegetation on previously barren sites.

As an eco-friendly yoga studio in Hawaii, Still & Moving chooses to take action. We gratefully bear the responsibility for our choices as an organization and invite you to join us. When we come together, we stand a chance of turning the tide.

Still & Moving takes action daily:

  • We choose eco-conscious brands for our cleaning products, linens, and paper products
  • We select items in Boutique E for their ethical practices, preferably eco-friendly materials, and preferably from local sources
  • We are a fully vegetarian facility
  • Our light bulbs keep pace with the newest sustainable technology
  • We avoid plastics as much as is practical, preferring natural materials
  • We work with Travel 2Change to offer visitors “voluntourism” opportunities to support local Hawaiian culture and sustain the Earth. 
  • Many members of our staff, faculty and student body are active volunteers and climate activists
  • Still & Moving Center frequently teams up with Mouna Farm & Cultural Village in Waianae to promote care for the environment and its people
  • Still & Moving Center’s owners help to sustain Hui Mahi’ai ‘Aina, the tiny house village and farm in Waimanalo, helping individuals move off the streets

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Theme for 2022: Being Truly Human Announcing the new Still & Moving Center Almanac 2022! This year’s almanac theme of Being Truly Human celebrates the honor, the responsibility and the immense possibilities of Being Truly Human. In the East, wise ones talk about the privilege of gaining birth in a human body. The poet Walt […]

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January Mindful Movement ChallengeJan 1 to 31, 2022 Set yourself up for a healthy, mindful start to 2022 Meet, meditate and move with your fellow students as you challenge yourselves to attain movement goals for the month while raising funds for a worthy local charity. How it works: Please, contact us here to confirm your […]

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Jan 21, 2022 January 21, 2022, - March 11, 2022,
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8 Week Series:January 21 to March 11, 2022Fridays 5:45-6:45 pm HST$199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration March 18, 2022     What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This is your […]

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Jan 24, 2022 January 24, 2022, - March 14, 2022,
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8 Week Series:January 24 to March 14, 2022Mondays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Birthday celebration March 18, 2022  In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques and strength-building exercises […]

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Jan 29, 2022 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Saturday January 29, 20223:30 - 6:30 pm HST  (日本語間:1月30日(日)10:30 am -1:30 pm JST) $79 20%  discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members (Read in Japanese 日本語) (日本語:下記参照) Experience this amazingly effective yet gentle movement modality: The Feldenkrais Method®. Regenerate your nervous system and free your neck, shoulders and hips with U.S. Feldenkrais® Guild certified teacher, […]

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Feb 09, 2022 February 9, 2022, - April 15, 2022,
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February 9 - April 15, 2022,   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 […]

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Feb 12, 2022 8:45 am - 9:45 am
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December 11, 2021  •  January 8, 2022  •  February 12, 20223 online sessions - 12 weeks of independent journaling + WhatsApp group check-ins Saturdays, 8:45 - 9:45 am Hawaii Time Offered free of charge • Donations to the Still & Moving Center scholarship fund gladly accepted~ A Twelve-Week Process with a Monthly One Hour Gathering […]

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Feb 19, 2022 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, February 19, 202212:30 - 4:00 pm HST DAY 1:  $69Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $9920% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Day 2 info here Please, make sure to correctly select the In-person or Online option when signing up.During February, the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how […]

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Feb 20, 2022 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday, February 20, 202211:30 am-2:00 pm HST DAY 2:  $49Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $9920% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshopDay 1 info hereDuring February, the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how we can move in such a loving way that movement becomes medicine that can heal our […]

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Feb 27, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunday, February 27, 20221:30 - 3:30 pm HST  Price: $3520 % Discount for Golden Circle & Platinum members Join Sheila to make foods with ingredients that are healthy for your heart. Brussels sprouts have an antioxidant that may reduce cancer growth, decrease inflammation and promote heart health.  Fiber-rich foods like broccoli are associated with a […]

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