FB Pixel

Sustainability

Caring for our ‘Aina

Eco-Friendly Yoga Studio & Cultural Center in Hawaii: Still & Moving Center. Join our efforts to be eco-friendly & sustainable – a conscientious yoga studio and cultural center.

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

Related Posts & Past Classes

Upcoming Events

Feb 11, 2024 February 11, 2024, - May 19, 2024,
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

    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 […]

Find out more »
Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024, - May 22, 2024,
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

    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. […]

Find out more »
Mar 26, 2024 March 26, 2024, - June 5, 2024,
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

  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 […]

Find out more »
Mar 30, 2024 March 30, 2024, - May 4, 2024,
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

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. […]

Find out more »
Apr 21, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

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 […]

Find out more »
Apr 21, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

 Join in for a Beach Day & Vegetarian Potluck Picnic!Sunday April 21, 2024  4:00 - 6:00 pmFor Members  Join us for our monthly Members event: FREE for Unlimited Members! Jump into all the joys of Membership with our April beach day and vegetarian picnic! Enjoy time by the water, connect with your fellow Members, & […]

Find out more »
Apr 26, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

Welcome to our monthly Benefit Sound Bath Series!
This month we are excited to feature the Hawaii Foodbank that plays a key role in ending food insecurity in our islands.

Find out more »
Apr 29, 2024 April 29, 2024, - July 12, 2024,
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

This Spring, 2024:12 noon HST  |  3pm PDT  |  6pm EDT  |  7am Sep 8 Japan  |  8am Sep 8 Australia Small Group Meetings via ZOOM10am HST | 12pm PST | 3pm EST Mindful Movement Online Training, Instructor Level 1:Coming this spring! This is a 40 hour online certificate course of 4 hours per week […]

Find out more »
May 04, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

Saturday, May 4, 20241:00 - 2:00 pmFree Come and witness beautiful performances from our aerialist at our May Day Aerial Show on Saturday, May 4th! Performances will include aerial hammock solos, one lyra solo & one lyra duet by our Aerial Youth Performing Group and May Day Series students. Mark your calendars! Afterwards, stay for […]

Find out more »
May 04, 2024 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Global, HI United States
+ Google Map

Saturday, May 4, 20244:30 - 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 […]

Find out more »

Get the Still & Moving App

This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese)