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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Sep 14, 2021 September 14, 2021, - November 2, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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8 week seriesSep 14 to Nov 2, 2021Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm HST $199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali presentation Nov 7, 2021  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 are […]

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Sep 17, 2021 September 17, 2021, - November 5, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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8 week seriesSep 17 to Nov 5, 2021Fridays 5:30-6:30pm HST$199 plus tax This 8 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali celebration Nov 7, 2021       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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Oct 02, 2021 5:30 am - 7:30 am
Global, HI United States
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Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:30 - 7:30am HST Hawaii Time/ 8:30-10:30am PST/ 11:30am-1:30pm EST(21:00-23:00 IST-India time) AND 2:00 - 4:00pm HST Hawaii Time/ 5:00-7:00pm PST/ 8:00-10:00pm EST(Oct 3 5:30-7:30am IST- India time) FREE "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." - Mahatma Gandhi Join […]

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Oct 02, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:30 - 7:30am HST Hawaii Time/ 8:30-10:30am PST/ 11:30am-1:30pm EST(21:00-23:00 IST-India time)   AND 2:00 - 4:00pm HST Hawaii Time/ 5:00-7:00pm PST/ 8:00-10:00pm EST(Oct 3 5:30-7:30am IST- India time) FREE "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." - Mahatma Gandhi […]

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Oct 09, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Saturday October 9, 20212:00 - 4:30 pm HST $49 Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $95 20% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Please, make sure to select In-person or Online option when signing up.The benefits of this Saturday workshop include tension release, improved posture, and increased mobility in the […]

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Oct 10, 2021 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
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Sunday October 10, 202111:30 am-2:15 pm HST $54 Discounted weekend combo for both workshops: $95 20% discount for Golden Circle & Platinum Members off each single workshop Please, make sure to select In-person or Online option when signing up.In this Sunday workshop we continue on the theme of the shoulder girdle and neck, in relationship […]

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Oct 15, 2021 October 15, 2021, - October 17, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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Oct 15-16-17, 2021Fri: 2:30-5:30pm HSTSat: 10:30am-1:30pm HST  +  2:30-5:30pm HSTSun: 10:30am-1:30pm HST  +  2:30-5:30pm HST5hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study. SLIDING SCALE: $400   | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)$350   | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)$300   | Community Rate (discounted) Value of this training: $350If none of the above […]

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Oct 17, 2021 October 17, 2021, - December 13, 2021,
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3 to 6 year olds:Oct 18- Dec 13, 2021 (except Nov 29)Mondays, 3:00-3:45pm Price: $165 7 to 12 year oldsOct 17- Dec 12, 2021  (except Nov 28)Sundays, 9:15-10:15am Price $165Participants in the Keiki Hula series will have an opportunity to perform at our annual Merry & Bright celebration, Sunday Dec 19, 2021 Enrolling your child […]

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Oct 23, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Day 1:    October 23, 2021 4:30 - 6:30 pm HST/ 日本時間:10月24日(日 )                                                           11:30am-1:30pm Price: $55 for one workshop -  $95 for two workshops 料金:55ドル(ワークショップ1回分) / 95ドル(ワークショップ2回分) […]

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