Healthy Holiday Party with Still & Moving Center

Moving Moments!

Let us make your holiday party a positive, healthy and fun experience for all – either at your place or ours! Our Holiday Helpers can either get your guests moving to the groove or perform for them. Surprise your party guests with something new and healthy. Try this unique and trendy way to bond with friends, family and colleagues.

At your place – let us send our Holiday Helper your way! 

Let any one of our Holiday Helpers perform for your guests or lead them in a festive movement activity! Our Holiday Helper – a fun-loving, professional movement instructor – gets your group energized or mellowed out!   Let any one of our Holiday Helpers perform for you!

Price: $200 for for Group Movement up to 20 people, 45-60 minutes or 15 min performance.

At our place – come party with us and our Holiday Helper!

Let us throw your holiday party at our space! Your guests leave feeling both calm and uplifted.

Package: 2 hours, up to 30 people, 2 mocktails each (seasonal, fizzy drinks with no hang-overs!), holiday decor, choice of one Holiday Helper either leading a 45-60 minute group movement experience  OR a giving 15 minute solo performance. Our sound system brightens your party with either your favorite holiday playlist or ours. Enjoy our spacious mango wood dance floor!  Price: $445 weekdays, $495 weekends.

Optional: Catering with enough advance notice – always healthy, alcohol-free and vegetarian.

Please contact Doris: doris@stillandmovingcenter.com or Malia: malia@stillandmovingcenter.com. Or call our reception desk 808.397.7678 for Doris’ phone number.

“A gathering like this can reinforce the practice of finding genuine togetherness in the busiest times—especially the chaotic, over-scheduled holidays.”

Please contact Doris: doris@stillandmovingcenter.com or Malia: malia@stillandmovingcenter.com. Or call our reception desk 808.397.7678 for Doris’ phone number.

 

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Don’t miss our dear returning teacher Eva! She will be offering Feldenkrais and Chair Feldenkrais meets Qigong classes.


Feldenkrais – Mondays 4:15 – 5:15 pm (starting August 14)

Feldenkrais – Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45 am (starting August 17)

Chair Feldenkrais meets Qigong – Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 am (starting August 18)

 

Eva Geueke

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and therefore, herself forever.
Since completing the 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training in 1987 she has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally in thousands of private sessions, week long seminars, many hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

Eva loves to teach and share her knowledge and love for conscious movement to help people to improve and excel in all areas of their lives.

Eva is also a teacher of Contemporary Dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a IAO healer, a Capoeirista (Brazilian Martial Arts) and a choreographer. She also teaches Authentic Movement and Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement.

 

 

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Pre-requisite: Explanation to KoBang Meditation 

Tuesdays  5:30 – 5:45 pm (starting August 1)

FREE – required before attending your first KoBang Meditation

This 15 minute session is the prerequisite for KoBang Meditation itself. In it you receive instructions on the sound you will be silently meditating upon.

Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Fridays 7 – 8 pm

 

FREE – Everyone is welcome

The silent meditation portion of this class enables you to attain concentration, focus. Master Chin provides you with a sound to silently meditate upon. It is purely a sound, not a mantra; it has no assigned meaning that may distract you. It is simply a sound to focus the mind. It acts like a rope that we can grab onto to help us cross through a dark cave.

In the other portion of the class we pronounce aloud the 6 energy syllables: OM MANE PADME HUM. These 6 sounds correspond to the 5 elements of Daoist philosophy: Wood, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and also to the human body.  For example, the syllable OM corresponds to the element wood and to our liver and gallbladder. Ma, the ‘king fire’, corresponds to our heart and small intestine.

By circulating these sounds through our system, we are massaging our internal organs with the vibration of our voices. Sounding these syllables can also stimulate the pineal gland of the brain, sometimes referred to as the 3rd eye.

Prerequisite:  Explanation to KoBang Meditation Class – a 15 minute session that you need to attend before attending the KoBang Meditation class itself.

 

Master Jonah Chin

Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. HIs practices include traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.

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Saturdays, 8:30 am (Starts August 5).

Aerial Prices and Class Packs apply.

Ready to stretch and strengthen? This combined discipline blends the core stabilization and strength enhancement of TRX with the flexibility and awareness of yoga.

The suspension element of TRX conditions your whole body as a single coordinated system, rather than working to shape isolated muscles. This practice originates from your core! You cultivate balance, coordination and all-over fitness.

Adding a vertical dimension by suspending part of your body, allows you to easily modify the intensity of your movements. You vary the load according to your body position. Your instructor helps you to either tone down or escalate the moves to meet YOUR needs.

TRX yoga conditioning is designed for complete beginners as well as for elite athletes. The class can help train you for success in aerial classes!

 

 

May del Rosario

May – a personal trainer with over 20 years of ballet, sports fitness and martial arts expertise – is always an invigorating experience! She’s fun, encouraging, challenging and professional. This lady has shared her extensive knowledge of fitness through movement in medical, spa, studio and gym environments. Her classes are for everyone: from uber athletes, to pau hana workers wanting a kick-it-up class, to folks struggling with obesity, to fragile seniors seeking to regain their health. May provides personal fitness sessions, nutrition and weight management counseling. Her teaching experience includes Pilates, yoga, TRX, turbo kickboxing, ballet, strength training, power cycling, fitness for the unfit, to name a few. Her energy is absolutely contagious to her students!

 

“I have been doing TRX to supplement my training. What really sets TRX from regular body weight training is how deeply each movement is stabilized by the core. With TRX I get to work on truly functional movement. Because of the complexity of each movement it manages to keep my brain completely occupied, it’s meditative in this way. I strongly recommend it for ALL LEVELS. Start easy and learn the proper form. Then gradually ramp up the intensity by changing the angle of your body – so simple.” – Marta Czajkowska

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Tuesdays,  7-8:15 pm (starts July 25)

Fridays, 5:45-7 pm 

This class helps you to attain calmness. It builds your endurance through concentrated focus on the qigong postures we are performing. Improving your circulation through qigong is very healthy for your heart.

This class is offered as an introductory, drop-in class through the end of August. Thereafter, Master Chin’s intention is to convert it to a committed series so that students can receive the benefits of steady practice.

As you perform the qigong postures, you begin to experience the energy of qi – which is the energy of the universe – flowing through your system. The intention is for you to utilize and reinforce your energy so that this thread of qi can become a steady rope of qi!

This reinforced energy flow is achieved as you concentrate in your physical discipline. Your emotions will calm, your mind will clear, and you will connect with a higher universal energy.

Meditation is the next level of this physical practice. The KoBang Meditation class is therefore recommended as helpful to accompany your qigong practice.

Master Jonah Chin

Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. HIs practices include traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.

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Tuesdays & Fridays  4 – 5:15 pm (starting August 1)

Each participant needs his/her own equipment [more details below].

Axion Sword’s junior program is building the next generation of healthy, confident, and motivated leaders. The sword has been a symbol of the hero in the imagination of children across cultures for generations. Axion Sword’s youth programs are a safe way to give children the experience of swordsmanship as a way to build physical ability, mental character, and emotional balance.

The foam sword allows people to express their inner Jedi. Even when we are ‘battling’, nobody gets angry and nobody gets hurt. Everyone sweats a lot, laughs a lot, and has lots of fun learning together!

Focus

The key to success in Axion Sword comes from calmness. When we learn to relax the mind and focus we get faster, more precise, and have more fun!

Discipline

Practitioners of Axion Sword develop self-control. We train to move how we want to move, when we want to move, where we want to move with the right intention and attitude!

Confidence

Axion Sword makes the fantasy of swordsmanship a reality. We teach people to develop the abilities to actually do the things they’ve seen in movies and imagined themselves doing!

The first month of Axion Sword prepares students for a demonstration performance on Sunday, September 3rd. We are also aiming at a performance possibility at the Blaisdell on October 14th at the Globetrotters pregame show!

Price: $99/month, 20% off for siblings, First month: 50% discount

Initial requirement: Each child needs his/her own helmet, gloves, foam sword, wood sword and chest protection. Discounted price for equipment: $120

Master Jonah Chin

Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. His practices include traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.

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Movement for New Moms: Prenatal/Postpartum Feldenkrais

Saturdays 12:15 – 1:15 pm (starting August 5).

In this self-care class, you’ll learn unique, gentle movements designed to help you to accept and love your body during pregnancy and beyond. Let go of the pain and strain of new motherhood and reconnect with yourself through gentle and nourishing movement! Learn ways to make some time for YOU postpartum, and learn to use and move your body in a more intelligent, effective, efficient way! Gain practical tools to alleviate pain and discomfort mindfully.

“Movement for Moms” is a practical class that will help pregnant and postpartum women find better sleep and ease from muscle pains, with strategies for getting up and down off the floor and out of bed gracefully! Vivian will teach you how to connect with your changing body. This class will help you forge a connection with your developing child, while honoring and respecting yourself during this process.

Each class will address individual questions/concerns and provide movement strategies for comfort and ease!

Infants are welcome. Signing up for class is required by no later than 10 am.

 

Vivian Best

Vivian became a mother in August 2014, and has a deep compassion for the physical and emotional changes that women undergo during pregnancy and new motherhood. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, she had many tools during her own pregnancy and postpartum that helped to address hip and back pain, pelvic discomfort, carpal tunnel symptoms and more, and she has shared from her experiences in her workshops.

Vivian took Bradley Method classes during pregnancy and had a successful home birth after 23 hours of labor.  She loves babywearing, co-sleeping and breastfeeding and wants to support moms in finding comfort for themselves through these journeys.   After having her daughter, Vivian also facilitated two mother support groups, which eventually led to the founding of Piko Pals, in partnership with the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. She has a passion for helping mothers to connect with their bodies and each other in meaningful ways.

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Mondays – 7 pm. (ongoing)

Wednesdays –  7 pm. (starting August 2)

These floor classes are structured around increasing flexibility. Each week, there will be one class that focuses on deepening splits while the other class will be focusing on arching the back along its entire length. In every class, you will learn to stabilize your core and spine in the process.

Open to all flexibility levels, aerialists and non-aerialists alike. We will work towards our goals of becoming more flexible and more stable in the process.

Kezia Holm

Kezia aims to inspire others to live to their full potential by being open and chasing their souls’ passion. Aerial holds a special space in her life. It sparked a fire that allowed her to explode into a whole new rainbow of color and creativity. Kezia took her Aerial Fundamentals and Lyra teacher trainings from the esteemed NECCA, the New England Center for the Circus Arts, and her Aerial Yoga training from Wendi Lynch of Aerial Yoga Hawaii.
Kezia first dove into flow arts in 2008 when she fell in love with a hula hoop, appreciating its freedom and beauty in the expression. In addition to aerial dance, Kezia is also devoted to other flow arts practices, including horseback arts and yoga. By practicing gratitude for all teachers, experiences and opportunities she has had along the way, Kezia continues to enhance and share her knowledge through study, practice and teaching.
Kezia has had the opportunity to study under a number of Acro Yoga Instructors including during her Yoga Teacher Training.

Don’t miss our dear returning teacher Eva! She will be offering Feldenkrais, Chair Feldenkrais and Chair Feldenkrais meets Qigong classes.

Eva Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and therefore, herself forever.
Since completing the 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training in 1987 she has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally in thousands of private sessions, week long seminars, many hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

 

Classes with Eva:

Monday 4:15 to 5:15 pm – Feldenkrais continues

Wednesday  5:45 to 6:45 pm  – Feldenkrais starts Jan 11, 2017

Thursday 9:30 to 10:30 am – Feldenkrais starts Jan 26, 2017

Friday 9:30 to 10:30 am  –  Chair Feldenkrais continues Jan – 6 – 20, 2017 then ends

Friday 9:30 to 10:45 am – Chair Feldenkrais meets Qigong starts Jan 27, 2017

Saturday 10:00 to 11:00 am – Feldenkrais continues

He’s always been a mystery box for me…I’ve never known exactly what’s going on inside our younger son’s head. Unlike his everything-is-all-over-my-face-and-out-of my-mouth mom, the inscrutable Govi is a man of few words. He keeps an affable, pleasant countenance under most circumstances. What’s really going on in there?

As a little kid, he didn’t tell us much, but he always asked a bunch of questions, not waiting long enough to let us answer one before interrupting with another. We used to affectionately call those “Govi Questions”. That tendency seemed to end when he asked one too many questions of an elderly docent on a school field trip. The flustered old man shot back, “Shut up, you little smart ass!” shocking other parents in attendance, while amusing me. After that incident, however, we no longer heard many Govi Questions

We finally got a better interior picture once Govi met his life love, Caitlin, in his sophomore year of college. If he was a bit ‘veracity-challenged’ as a teenager, that changed once he met this beautiful, clear-eyed, feisty straight-shooter. She’d chase him down on any verbal attempt at evasion, calling him on his stuff. And I believe he keeps her on the level, too. The bond they have forged for good is built on a foundation of truth-telling. We still don’t get a lot of words out of him, but what we do get is the real thing.

Govi’s actions speak for themselves. At work, running field operations for our construction company, he leads by example, carrying more heavy bags of concrete up the hill than anyone he’s supervising. He doesn’t hesitate to call his men out when they slack on the job, yet he lets the guys know when the job is well done. He’s an exemplary leader. And he never goes fishing without giving away most of his catch to his workers as well as his friends.

When one of our close family members was going through a difficult teenage time, those of us in the older generation were striking out with her. Neither her father, nor her mother, nor Cliff and I were having any luck keeping the kid at home and out of grave trouble. There were times when we seriously wondered whether she would survive her teen years. After four high schools and three reform programs, we had run out of options.

Enter Govi and Caitlin to the rescue. They weren’t even married yet and were only 6 or 7 years older than the girl was. Over our great objections, they insisted that they would love to take this wayward one into their home. And they did…for the next three and a half years. To all of our grateful amazement, they somehow provided the stable, loving environment she needed – even when she got into shenanigans. It was remarkable. They were both loving and strict, a force to be reckoned with. And now our young lady is a fairly happy, stable 21-year-old living on her own, big thanks to this couple.

Another example of the stuff these two are made of happened at the time of their wedding. They did their best to include Govi’s sweet grandmother SuSu in the wedding planning. Even as she was diagnosed with bone cancer, SuSu kept contacting cake companies and ordering custom napkins for the couple. Just days before the wedding, SuSu suffered a bone break so severe she was hospitalized, much to all of our dismay. She had been SO looking forward to seeing her dear Govi and Caitlin get married.

The otherwise-happy day arrived, and Cliff kept his mom, SuSu, in the loop of the wedding proceedings via Facetime. It wasn’t the same as being there, of course. As soon as the ceremony was over, Caitlin and Govi disappeared. They showed up at SuSu’s hospital room, and do you know what they did? They recited their marriage vows all over again in front of SuSu. It chokes me up just remembering it. Caitlin gave her bouquet to SuSu instead of tossing it at the reception. SuSu was deeply gratified by their thoughtful sharing of a sacred moment.

Now these two formidable kids of ours are on the verge of having a little one of their own! Caitlin’s belly is swelling and so is their excitement. At their birthing class for couples they developed a birthing plan meant to cover most contingencies. Govi’s the coach and Caitlin is the ‘marathon runner’ of the fast-approaching ordeal. And maybe it will be that easy for this daunting duet.

Last time they came over for dinner, I got an inner glimpse of Govi naively picturing their upcoming event like a successful football game. Govi broke his usual reserve to confide in us: “I’m hoping to catch the kid!”.

I’m never sure what might come out of the enigmatic Govi…It’s always worth waiting for!

And you, dear reader?

Do you have any mystery people in your life? Someone who surprises you? I’d love to hear about them. Simply hit REPLY! I always answer back.

 


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