World Culture

World Culture at Still & Moving Center

Whenever you walk through our doors or find your way online with us, you enter a space of global citizenship at Still & Moving Center. We honor you, no matter what part of the globe you may hale from. With the concept of aloha from Hawaiian Culture as our guiding principle, we do our best to put that friendship, goodwill, and love into every interaction with you.

As a cultural center in Hawaii and online, Still & Moving Center actively seeks out teachers and teacher trainers from the world’s many mindful movement practices and mind still practices, such as Meditation, enlightening conversation and Sacred Sound. You’ll regularly find here: Hula and Ukulele from Hawaii, Yoga and Bollywood dancing from India, Qigong from Korea, the Feldenkrais Method from Israel, Tai Chi from China, ELDOA Method from France, Turkish Belly Dance, and Afro Dance! Keep your eyes open and you’ll find here special workshops, trainings and performances from around the world… perhaps Samba or Capoeira from Brazil? Bharata Natyam dance from Sri Lanka or South India? A Contemporary Dance teacher from Belgium?

We may seem to occupy a small space on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, yet Still & Moving Center has served as a cultural center and hub for the world since we opened in 2011. A cultured person is a person of learning. Inspired by the Institute of World Culture, Still & Moving Center cultivates and serves lifelong learners through Hula, yoga, and world wisdom traditions. For that reason, the people you will meet here at Still & Moving Center have traveled, come from different backgrounds, or explored the world of thought as well as movement. As a cultural center in Hawaii and online, we commit ourselves to lifelong learning for the sake of body, mind and soul. We are kind, accepting, welcoming and generous spirited.

Our annual Still & Moving Center Almanac provides quotes from everyone from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton… and everyone in between, from Saint Francis, to Rumi, Maya Angelou, Abraham Lincoln, Helena Blavatsky, and beyond. You can learn in the Almanac when the Berlin Wall came down, or when the 13th Amendment freed American slaves, or when the first photograph of a star was taken. And you have a chance to converse on deep themes in both our Saturday conversations called Gems from the Wisdom Traditions and our Sunday Satsang sessions.

Culture is about celebration! We actively celebrate Easter, May Day is Lei Day, Diwali (the India festival of lights), Gandhi’s birthday, and the Winter Solstice, and many other events as they arise, such as the Whales for World Peace Project. Culture entails community, friendship and family –‘ohana, as we say in Hawaii. And we celebrate all of these with you in joy, every day! Join our cultural center in person and online today.

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Sep 12, 2021 September 12, 2021, - December 12, 2021,
Global, HI United States
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The body is resilient. Human beings are born resilient. Nia movement and Nia routines provide the perfect map to develop body and life resilience skills.

Are you ready to systematically approach a new piece of Nia choreography each week? Ready to dive into deep conversation and exploration of how you live Nia in your life and in your teaching? This group experience provides you with week-by-week support, professional guidance, good cheer and friendship within a small, personalized context...

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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
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 […]

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Oct 09, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HI United States
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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
HI United States
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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,
Global, HI United States
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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
HI United States
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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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