Healthy Holiday Party with Still & Moving Center
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.
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: email@example.com or Malia: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.”
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Feldenkrais – Mondays 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Feldenkrais – Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45 am
Chair Feldenkrais meets Qigong – Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 am
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.
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.
Time Change – New time: Tuesdays 10:15 – 10:45 am
Seated Baby Hula
We believe that the littlest keiki can dance hula and have welcomed dancers as young as two weeks old! Caregivers dance together with their keiki so that everybody learns something! Most hula are performed seated, so keiki can explore hula from the safety of a familiar lap. The 25 minute class time is just right for developing attention spans.
Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from her teacher, Pulu’elo Park. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli (sacred chants). Kumu Malia has an affinity for teaching young children. For the last decade she has developed lessons specific to infants, toddlers and preschool aged keiki. She also enjoys sharing classic hula and songs with the elderly. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.
Normal aerial prices pertain: Drop-in $17 online or $20 at the desk, and Aerial 10 Class Pack $170.
Kids Aerial Level 2 Class for 6-12 year olds
Saturdays 12:15-1:15 pm Starts Saturday, June 10
Sundays 9:30-10:30 am Series converts to class June 11
In this level 2 class, experienced keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. We will introduce more advanced skills using hammock and straight silks. Students will work on sequencing and move progression in preparation for Coming into Harbor Performance on Sunday Sept 3
Kids Aerial Level 1 Class for 6-12 year olds
Saturdays 1:30-2:30 pm Starts Saturday, June 10
Sundays 10:30-11:30 am ongoing
Explore vertical space on three different pieces of aerial apparatus: aerial hammock, straight silks, and lyra. Increase your proprioception – safely learning where your body is in space, whether upright or upside down. You get to climb, twist, turn, invert and hang. Increase your confidence as you develop coordination, concentration, balance and strength. “Hanging” with Kezia is always a fun-packed learning experience!
Mondays 4 – 5 pm Kids Aerial Performance Rehearsal Class
This class is designed for students who have been enrolled in a kids aerial series. Here they practice for their performances. Next performance will be Sunday, September 3rd! No beginner students, please.
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.
Sundays – 5:15-6:15 pm
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Partner acrobatics is an exciting practice that involves two or more people, with one person as the ‘base’ (in lying or standing position), leveraging, moving and supporting another person as a ‘flyer’. The poses/skills can be static or dynamic and can be practiced one-off, in a sequence, or in a whole show. It is simply loads of fun! Whether you want to develop skills you can try at home, on the sand, on stage, on surfboards, on ice, or purely for fun in class, you will enjoy this workout, meeting other people, and developing even more trust with your partner. Partner Acrobatics can eventually evolve into many different disciplines, including: standing acrobatics, circus skills, hand balancing, L-Basing, trio tricks, and much more. The physical intensity of our program is balanced out with therapeutic movements that aim to heal and restore the body.
The heart of Brian’s training is the concept of sustainability of the physical body and the use of proper alignment and body awareness to increase performance, while decreasing the risk of pain and/or injury. He guides you through exercises specifically aimed at promoting injury prevention, structural integration and correct movement technique for long-term physical health and fitness.
From zero to a top-level acrobat in less than four years! Brian Batson was introduced Acrobatics when he arrived on island and has embraced it wholeheartedly. Brian is an example of how every person is in control of their life and nothing is impossible. He learned from the world class athletes of the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe he has embraced the culture and always strives to improve. He currently teaches gymnastics at Hawaii Academy. Brian brings an unassuming strength to Partner Acrobatics which shows in his teaching and how he holds space for his students to grow and succeed. His conscientious coaching puts students at ease to have fun, build friendships, and improve their skill while promoting safety above all else.
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. See Kezia Holm’s schedule
Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am.
Murat Demirtas has trained at the well known Michael King Pilates and with Roxy Menzies. As an instructor he brings a remarkable sense of body awareness and enjoys sharing his knowledge with students. He hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, pilates and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour.
Based on his belief that every individual is a healer. Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential. His successful classes are a fusion dance and aerobics that helps to bring an awareness of an individual’s inner power. Murat is the perfect balance of creativity and business, Murat is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete, joyful vibration and spirit that conveys his love of movement.
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Q: Tell us about yourself…
A: I am a Kajukenbo (Kempo) practitioner and a self-defense specialist trained in archery. I enjoy working with women who want to know more about listening to their intuition or simply want to feel more confident when out in their everyday world.
Q: What’s empowering about Zen Archery?
A: It gets us to a primal essence – as women in a natural state of being, when we are in our full creativity. When I am in the zone, I can feel it. I can harness, set my intention and direct the energy; these are insights to hit my target, and it is the most zen. It allows people to achieve their goals. I ask my students, ‘What is the thing you want to reach?’ as a metaphor for their lives. This practice teaches focus: Why are your eyes anywhere else other than your goal? Set your goals in life and keep your eyes on it, making sure you follow through.
Zen Archery brings into our bodies that ability to direct our energy. The rest translates into our lives as we show up each week and choose to play, focus and embody the practice.
Q: What’s empowering about Self Defense for women? How do you think this impacts women’s lives?
A: As a culture, I believe we lose ourselves in our everyday busy lives. We lose ourselves to what everyone expects from us, we put ourselves last. This class Is a place for students to take back those pieces they’ve lost, to take care of the self… we need to learn to say NO! This “NO” is a crucial part of self-defense.
Not all women – yet a majority of us – are trained and conditioned to be quiet, to be peacemakers and mediators, to say ‘I’m sorry’ no matter what caused the disturbance. This practice is about how not to be quiet, in those moments when we need our voices to be heard, when we need our voices to stop the silence, the violence.
We all have an inner roar – an inner tiger. A tigress is not angry – she is a tiger standing in the center of her individuality – her center of power. That power is you: your unique inner voice and gifts that you bring to the world. We’ve build walls around our centers – our primal intuitive nature that knows how to create and knows when not to be silent! We need to get back there. This center is your space, your tiger.
We all have the right to have a space to be safe in our body-mind. Your space is in relation to your comfort zone. Listen to yourself, your body, and whatever is is right for you, honor it. Don’t give it away – don’t let anyone tell you that it is wrong…. We keep attempting to fit into a cookie cutter – no justification is needed, if you are uncomfortable or afraid…that is the Inner roar – your inner voice. It’s time to listen to it.
That is what this Women/Girls’ Self-Defense offers: a space to know and to develop the skills and capacity to use them in a safe space.
Q: How has Women/Girls’ Self-Defense impacted your life?
A: This is what I notice in sharing my passion: With young girls in grade 2 they have a voice on the playground, but by 4th grade they can’t squeak it out. As grown-ups, many end up in abusive relationships…as result of ignoring their inner voice, justifying behaviors and not being able to say no. Once you’re in the cycle of abuse it is hard to get out.
When I ask the kids, ‘What’s your biggest tool?’ I will often hear, ‘Your fists!’ My approach is different – it’s non-confrontational. Your biggest tool is your brain. You brain reads your body signals, and it offers you sensory cues that feed back to the physical body. I teach children and women to run fast and scream… it is critical to know what you can do. It’s equally critical to know what you can’t do. Now you know you have the choice…a choice to grow.
Q: What is the overall message behind Zen Archery and Women’s Self-Defense?
A: As generalization, we’ve been taught not to defend ourselves and if we muster the courage, we then apologize for defending ourselves as result of the disturbance we may cause. This does not move us forward. It keeps us stuck in our cultural conditioning and fails to empower our children.
Teach your brain and your body that this power is here, in your center, in case you need to bring it up….
My self-defense and Zen Archery Classes will push your edges; they are designed and delivered so that you can discover you can move beyond your limits in great company and in an environment of safety that you can push through allow the release of the primal energy and become very different through the experience.
Q: Why do you choose to teach at Still & Moving Center?
A: Because of Renée Tillotson’s vision:
- The atmosphere, environment – the inclusion and willingness to empower people.
- The space has been created with intention – the atmosphere is soothing, and the energy from the Center is different than a gym.
May’s Bodyweight Personal Training program makes you proficient at using the one thing that you are never without: Your body. The workouts can be done anywhere, anytime, and without costly gym equipment.
Attention all Golden Circle Members and all 14-Day Golden Circle Membership Experience pass holders:
You are eligible to receive a free 15 minute fitness consultation with May. Discuss with May where you are now, and where you want to go in terms of your conditioning and wellbeing. Please make an appointment at the reception desk.
As we go through our daily tasks, we need to lift, turn, bend, squat, move sideways, etc., to accomplish what we want to do. This functional workout replicates daily movement in a safer, stronger, more efficient manner than we normally do.
Bodyweight exercises incorporate many of your body’s muscles at once. These exercises have the added benefit of being much more demanding of core strength (6-pack anyone?) than exercises that require weights and machines. Bodyweight conditioning keeps you safe from many chronic injuries, such as joint problems, that may arise over time with weightlifting and other unnatural exercises with little functional value to our daily lives.
With Bodyweight Personal Training, you will develop greater strength, power, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, speed, balance, coordination, and flexibility. With consistency, combined with a good diet, this progressive program will reward you with continuous results, increased body control, and new levels of achievement.
Message from Willow Chang
Saturday, June 27th
Aloha Dancers, Nia movers and Groovers! I want to share an awesome opportunity to be a part of a unique, once in a lifetime event! Read on, and if you’re intrigued, please contact me by Tuesday, March 31st!
International Lions Convention will be held in Honolulu this June. The festivities will include, but not be limited to parties, events, soirees, meetings and a massive parade on June 27th to march down Kalakaua Avenue. 25-30,000 attendees from around the world are expected!
I have been contacted through event planner Mira Savara, to put together 4 dance teams of 10, each to represent a different region of India – reflected in dance, song and costumes, for the parade, Saturday June 27th, 9am – noon, and later that same night, the same dance at the Ballroom.
I will personally put together the simple choreographies.
Each participant will:
- learn and practice a dance with me and the team
- dance in the parade
- wear a custom costume from India
- be granted a small stipend for performing
We’ll also have a green room, food, water and possibly validation for parking (working on it!)
I’d love to have 10 (or more) dancers and Nia movers from Still & Moving Center join our great team! The collective love of music, dance and movement, paired with positive energy, is a perfect fit! You’ll be joining my Still & Moving Center Bollywood and Punahou dancers to create our complete team!
Rehearsals will start mid-April, and we’ll have the option to video the dance so self-practice can be employed. I definitely need a COMMITMENT and need to MEASURE the dancers so the outfits can be made in India by deadline!
Please spread the word and get back to me by March 31st. Then, we can plan a sample class and get measurements etc. Its’s: email@example.com
Mahalo and Namaste! This WILL be fun! Learn something new! Make new friends! Blow up your Instagram account!