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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Global, HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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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7 Week Series:November 1 to December 13, 2022Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $210 plus taxSign up here for Drop-in classes This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Merry & Bright Celebration in December, 2022 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises […]

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Nov 05, 2022 November 5, 2022, - December 10, 2022,
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Lomilomi Massage Training: Connecting to the Hawaiian Environment with a focus on the Skeletal System & Permissions LIVE Online, Interactive with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula and kumu lomilomi Saturdays,  4:00-7:30 pm HSTNov 5 to Dec 10, 2022 (off Nov 26)+ closing ceremony Dec 10 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm HST ロミロミ マッサージトレーニング: ハワイの自然と繋がる 〜骨格について&許可を求めることの大切さについてライブ・交流型オンライントレーニング講師:マリア・ヘレラ〜クムフラ&クム・ロミロミ  ハワイ時間:土曜日 4:00-7:30 […]

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Dec 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Merry and Bright 2022  In-person at 1024 Queen Street, HonoluluDecember 17, 2022 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time Letʻs come together this season with lightness of heart and jolly good cheer!!! Winter solstice is a time of celebrating the world over, with candles and fires burning bright to welcome the return of the […]

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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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