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April 2018

From Survival to Finesse: Acroyoga Workshop Series with Shai & Shy

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

4 Saturdays: April 7-14-21 & 28, 2018. Learn refinement techniques to take your Acroyoga skills from surviving the basics to thriving intermediate-advanced poses and sequences with finesse and grace. With fine anatomical technique detail and a thorough understanding of the needs of the human body in general and each body in particular, flyers and bases can help each other have an acro experience that is more pleasant and more beautiful, opening the door to increasingly advanced possibilities.

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Free Shoulders, Wrists and Upper Back – Feldenkrais/ Smart Moves Workshop

April 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

with Eva Geueke. In this session we will free our shoulders, shoulder girdle, wrist, hands and spine. This is a great opportunity for folks who use their hands a lot - from massage therapists to cooks and those who work on the computer. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a wonderful set of lessons to create more freedom and mobility in the joints without using force or stretching. It works like magic, almost in your sleep. Try it and you will see!

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Animal Mindfulness Dance Workshop with Eddie Bruno Oroyan

April 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until April 22, 2018

Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 3:30-6:30pm. This open level movement exploration and contemporary dance workshop mindfully trains the brain alongside the body, to develop awareness and choice. The workshop will range from meditative to impulsive, but with an 'as we are, not as we want to be' approach. Tools and guiding are offered throughout the workshop to enable subtle and gross awareness and develop presence.

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Nia Mentorship: Quick Review of Joy Routine with Renée Tillotson

April 22 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Sundays, 9:15 - 10:30 am. April 7, 14, 21 & 28. The focus of the routine Joy, by Ann Christiansen, is to sense life force energy, experience Joy! The intent is to sustain and increase the sensation of Joy, tweaking as needed, to create sustainability in the body.

Renée teaches you tools to unpack each song of a Nia routine, musically and choreographically. She shares insights from her 15 years of Nia practice and teaching, including life lessons from both of Nia’s founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.

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Inner Dancer Mask Making with Dayl Workman 

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Uncover a deeper understanding of who you are as a dancer/mover through your creation of the mask. We are instinctively drawn to images of the face where the “movements of the Soul” are revealed. In today’s workshop, you, the mask-maker, will freeze a moment of this inner story, revealing the natural strengths and talents of the dancer within. This workshop will involve your senses and and your intellects of body, mind and spirit.

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Wave Continuum Movement Journey

April 27 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

with Eva Geueke. Awaken your heart and heal yourself by delving into the wisdom of “your inner biology”. Through breath, sound and movement, we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs and cells. Learning awareness of the body and the self translates into awareness of others and our surroundings. We gain the virtues of peace, self-love with compassion for others, and gentleness with strength.

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Anti – Scoliosis and other Unwanted Spinal Curves – Feldenkrais/ Smart Moves Workshop

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

with Eva Geueke. This workshop helps your spine to untwist, to realign, and to self-heal. We use the sophisticated movement sequences of the Feldenkrais® Method and Eva’s Smart Moves to re-find spinal health, regain your range of motion and undo tension and pain.
In the course of this workshop, you will learn easy and gentle movements to take your health into your own hands. Instead of being adjusted or treated time and time again by others,  you can now learn what it is that causes you discomfort, tension or effort, and learn how to avoid it. THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT FROM LAST MONTH'S  SCOLIOSIS WORKSHOP.

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Freeing the Neck, Upper Thoracic & Lungs – Feldenkrais/Smart Moves Workshop

April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

with Eva Geueke. Moshe Feldenkrais discovered that if the lungs glide freely the neck is also free. Attend our workshop to find out how! If you would like to increase the mobility of the ribcage and the lungs to free the Neck, Back and shoulder girdle - this workshop is for you! You will learn efficient breathing, and how to be elongated and upright from the inside out.

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May 2018

Friday FreeDance with Krista Hiser

May 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Shake a tail feather, let your hair down and cut the rug! It’s Friday for heaven’s sake!

Cultivate your authentic life force energy through this free-flow dance experience of music, movement, and magic. Here Nia meets ecstatic dance! Get out of your head to stimulate movement creativity. Enhance physical conditioning, self-healing, true listening and emotional self-awareness.

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Wild & Wise Men’s Workshop with Trevor Spring

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Wild & Wise Men’s Workshop reminds men that all they need is already within them.  Together we will explore and develop connection to the innate intelligence of the body, integration of logic and intuition, and our power to create a life of passion and purpose. Wild & Wise  workshop is created around the premise that now is the time for Men to step forward into our rightful role of embodied, power-full, life-supporting, loving, peaceful warriors.
This workshop gives Men the tools and cohorts to reflect to them their own balance of masculine and feminine traits, and the manliness and inherent strength in living this way.   

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May Day Celebration of Hula with Kumu Hula, Mālia Helelā

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - May 10 @ 4:30 pm
Malia Helela

May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i! Join our school of hula, Na Hula Ola Aloha, and celebrate Lei Day through music and dance. Kumu Malia’s hula dancers will make your heart sing! Many of the dances have been choreographed by Kumu Malia herself, others have been passed down traditionally. Students range in age from preschoolers in keiki halau to the gracious ladies in our Aloha Friday Hula Classes. Dancers will perform in both the ancient kahiko and modern ‘auana hula styles.

Because of the many dancers, space is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your place.

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WaveContinuum: The Wisdom of the Water with Eva Geueke

May 5 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

WaveContinuum is an invitation to experience life as Movement. This spontaneous, organic dance is full of surprises and reaches far above the movement possibilities commonly known to us. We use the supple vibrations of sound and breath to open muscle tissue and joints. Through this softening we invoke rippling waves into our torso, pelvis and limbs. These oceanic undulations can be experienced as a kind of love. We become more resonant, open and capable of communion with all life. In the natural beauty of your movement, you can sense your organism finding itself.

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Nia Mentorship Series: Dragon Routine

May 6 @ 9:15 am - 10:25 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

The series is conducted in person at Still & Moving Center as well as online via GoToMeeting, on which all participants can be seen and heard, live time.

Focus and Intent: The focus of Dragon is the foundation, connecting to Earth and the power of Earth’s gravitational force. The Intent is to sense body weight shifting and balancing along the smile line as well as down the legs.

Unique to the routine DRAGON is the attention to the Martial Arts with dancing stances and slow movements evolving to fast. Allow yourself to let go and use the unique dragon imagery and Asian visuals to take you on a mystical journey as your students follow.

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Right Spinal Alignment Opens Energy Centers – Feldenkrais/Qigong with Eva Geueke

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Both Feldenkrais and Qigong agree that for our Chi/Energy to flow well, we need to drop straining and striving and apply awareness and breath. The similarities of Feldenkrais Method and Taoist understandings of the body allow for the two practices to enhance each other greatly - whether on our feet, on a mat or in a chair.

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“Sparked!” with Vivian Best

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on December 4, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 18, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join in a lively and thoughtful conversation led by Sparked! facilitator, Vivian Best.  Space is limited to 12 attendees, please register in advance. The game fosters meaningful connection, and allows women to hold space for each other-- through laughter, tears, and awkwardness. The game reminds women of who they are, that they are important and have important knowledge to share with each other, and helps to give them space to process things that are important in their lives and to connect with what brings them joy. Free event, pre-registration required.

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Tip to Toe Fitness Feldenkrais/Smart Moves 3-Day Intensive with Eva Geueke

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

3 Days - May 11, 12 & 13. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the transformational power of the Feldenkrais Method in an intensive workshop.

Save your spot  by pre-registering. You may register for one, some or all sessions. Derive maximum benefit with the full intensive! Themes are: Unlock Neck Tension and Re-Align with Feet on Friday, Healthy Knees & Flexible Ankles with a Balanced Head on Saturday & Walk Easy: Alignment from Head to Toes with a Strong, Mobile Pelvis on Sunday.

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Tip to Toe Fitness Feldenkrais/Smart Moves 3-Day Intensive with Eva Geueke – Day 2

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to prevent or reduce joint damage and pain in ankles, knees and neck. Precise movement coordination is vitally important to preventing inflammation and to healing your joints. Knees need to work in tandem with well-functioning hip joints and ankles. Did you know a well-balanced head will enhance your knees’ wellness? Learn to organize your spine and neck muscles so that the weight will be distributed more evenly over your knees. These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you improve mobility and movement function.

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Wao Lehua Red Tent Women’s Gathering: For Our Children with Malia Helela, Kumu Hula

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Live your life as an experiment.” - Pema Chödrön

Children bring us to ourselves, simultaneously connecting us to our deep past as well as to the possibilities of the future. It is a relationship worthy of conscious loving care. Join us for this very special Red Tent honoring the relationship between mother and child.

The evening’s activity will be making sun catchers. You are welcome to bring a special bead to add to your piece. You can make one to keep for yourself or give as a gift to someone dear. Chocolate-dipped fruit adds a special sweetness to the occasion!

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Mother’s Day Hula ‘Auana for Peace Class with Mālia Helelā

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In a sorely troubled world, we dance for peace with the love of aloha and grace of hula. Inspired by the natural ideals of motherhood, we embody protection, nurture and care for others.

Our dances include “Makalapua”, written in honor of our last queen, Lili’uokalani, who strove for peace, and “Maunaleo”, written by Keali’i Reichel for his mother. Participants who register online for the class 24 hours in advance receive a lei.

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Tip to Toe Fitness Feldenkrais/Smart Moves 3-Day Intensive with Eva Geueke – Day 3

May 13 @ 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Learn to make better use of the powerhouse of your locomotion: your hip-pelvis-lower back connection. We will refine our perception of HOW we walk in these lessons.The hip joints are part of the pelvis. The psoas muscle connects the legs to the lower back through the pelvis. Opening the hip flexors in this workshop increases healthy mobility and prevents hip damage. These Feldenkrais® movements enable you to sense the connection of your legs into your pelvis and torso so that all parts work together for powerful, flexible movement! Your lower back will also benefit.

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Ecstatic Heartbeat Dance into May with Eva Geueke

May 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

This Ecstatic Dance is an homage to beauty, love and joy. In this merry month of May, let’s celebrate our love for music and dance: from soft to spacious, from passionate to loud and joyous, from whimsical to quiescent! No prior experience needed. Just wear comfortable clothes that make your heart happy!

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Tension Relief for Neck & Back with Easy Breathing: Feldenkrais/Smart Moves Workshop with Eva Geueke

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn to breathe well, and you’ll lose that pain in your neck... Wait, what?!?

Surprisingly, learning to move the diaphragm and ribcage can unlock neck tension, scoliosis and immobility in the spine! Proper breathing provides huge benefits, including mental health! Oxygen is our primary source of energy, our lifeline, even before water and food: breathe well and everything changes.

In this workshop you get acquainted with your biggest muscle, the diaphragm. Once you learn to ‘drive’ this ‘motor’ in the center of your body, you move everything connected to it with greater ease. The diaphragm and the musculature between the ribs learn to work together. Your ribcage frees up and softens, and your spine elongates. The breath benefit travels up through your thoracic spine into your neck!  Who knew?

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Wave Continuum into Heartbeat Dance with Eva Geueke

May 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Dive in with Wave Continuum’s breath and sound to follow your heartbeat and ride the wave of music that leads you from slower to ecstatic and wild to lyrical to arrive at a slowdown into deep relaxation and sacred heart space.

This can just be a great, fun, physical workout or a deep emotional journey where you can express your joy or transform through dance whatever is weighing you down.

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Still & Moving Center Book Club: May book with Krista Hiser

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our May Book club selection is inspired by Earth Day and the many events observing this 30 year tradition of drawing awareness to environmental issues.  Join us for a discussion of Drawdown, an accessible, readable book that ranks solutions to climate change.

Our book club facilitator, Nia Black Belt Krista Hiser, is also a professor in the University of Hawaii system, where she works with faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. Krista says that Drawdown is the most important book on climate change ever written.  

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Improving Eyes, Memory & Spine: Feldenkrais/Smart Moves Workshop with Eva Geueke

May 27 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

The eyes organize the spine. They can help it to turn better and become more elongated. Eyes, neck and back are intimately connected.

The potential benefits of this seminar include better eyes, improved memory, good posture and more mobility in your entire spine. Eyes do not have to deteriorate when you get older. Glasses are not the cure for bad vision; They are merely a good crutch. If your eyes don’t work as well as you want them to, you can improve them and your spine with these wonderful Feldenkrais eye lessons.

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Watercolor Mondays with Patrice Federspiel

May 28 @ 1:30 pm - June 25 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

5 week session May 28-June 25.In this five-session series, you’ll enjoy learning the properties of color and color mixing needed to create bright, luminous paintings.

First and foremost we will have FUN while making friends with Watercolor. Many have told Patrice they can't control the paint and that their paintings get muddy. Patrice will show you how to "make friends with watercolor" and keep your bright colors bright!

You will learn the basics of watercolor, as well as the more advanced technique of negative painting to find your subject matter (hiding in the background). This includes painting where the subject is not, as well as softening edges, and providing contrast. This process works for all genres.

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June 2018

AfroFunk Dance Workshops with Roxy Menzies

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on June 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

Brought to us by our own Murat Demurtas, Roxie Menzies originally taught him Pilates and fueled his fire for impassioned dance…..

James Brown said it straight, "MAKE IT FUNKY," and that's exactly what we're gonna do! This class is a delicious blend of traditional, contemporary and stylized African and Caribbean movements fused with all things funky. Be prepared to sweat, have fun and get your groove on! Roxy Menzies has been a lover of movement her whole life!

Even in stillness our physical, energetic, spiritual and emotional bodies continue to pulsate and create rhythms.

Also with Roxy:
Pilates Foundations Workshops - Saturdays, June 2 & 9 and  
 Pilates Groove Workshops - Sundays, June 3 & 10.

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Pilates Foundations Workshops with Roxy Menzies

June 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on June 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

There's a saying in the Pilates world: "If it's easy then it's not Pilates." The simplest-looking exercises, when done with greater awareness, are the most challenging and set you up for the more advanced work. In this workshop we'll delve deeper into the Pilates foundations to take your practice to the next level. Roxy believes we are all healers and we all have the capacity to deeply connect our mind, body and spirit and have fun doing it!

**you can check out Roxy on Instagram @roxyspiral and YouTube as Roxy Menzies

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Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath Offering With Jennifer Reuter & Cecilia Ryan

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Sign up now! $25 Relax and restore while we take you on a journey through restful, prop-supported postures to the sounds and vibrations of crystal bowls and gongs. Infusing these two offerings creates a fully immersive experience. Sound bathing stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves that are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states, highly conducive to healing. This class is designed to slow down the heart and respiratory system to create a therapeutic effect on the mind and…

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Pilates Groove Workshops with Roxy Menzies

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

This is something fun. We'll take the first half of the workshop breaking down the exercises and building up a Pilates and functional movement sequence to music. By the end of the class the participants will be moving to music, like a dance and getting quite the workout.  The vision of Roxy's work is to guide individual's to explore their own movement capabilities – to stand, walk and fulfill any daily activity or sport with grace and length.

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