An Amazing, Gorgeous, Aloha-Filled Hawaii Destination
A destination in itself! Honolulu is literally the second home for my husband and I. Every year we visit for weeks (and now months) at a time. One big factor that keeps us going back, and for longer stays each time, is our desire to seek out new experiences. When we discovered Still & Moving Center two years back, we knew we had found our ohana in Honolulu. What an amazing, gorgeous, aloha-filled, mind/body space this is! What gracious and talented teachers they have! What a lovely gathering of people and what a departure from the beach and sightseeing.
The Center offers a very comprehensive and diverse range of classes. My husband and I tried classes we hadn’t even heard of before, and loved every one of them! We’re now huge fans of Feldenkrais with Eve and Eva, hula with Malia, and Aerial Yoga with Wendi! In addition to regular classes, we explored Gyrokinesis with Pauline and took workshops with Eva (Waveworks Continuum & Feldenkrais) & Goldyn (Nia). Other classes include Tai Chi, yoga, all types of dances, meditation, and Aikido.
The Center is also the base of Nia in Honolulu. Nia is a movement form that takes the energy and teachings of different disciplines (healing, dance, martial arts) and has one moving with alignment, freedom, power and precision. Needless to say, it’s a happy dance that I totally recommend everyone try! Nia teachers Renee and Goldyn are spectacular!
Pamper yourself with a lomi lomi massage from Kumu Hula Malia. Her touch and calming energy is priceless! Perfect after a long flight.
The Center at Queen Street is stunning — all 6,000 square feet of it! I’ve been to a lot of studios and this one is luxe! No detail has been overlooked. I love the mango wood sprung floors (so gentle on the joints), the decor, the boutique, and the rest areas (including lovely showers and bathrooms). Parking is easy. If the lots in front of the Center are fulll, just park on the street or at Nordstrom Rack. The location is a dream, right by the Ward Centers and not a five minute drive from Waikiki. The Center has a choice of class price plans, which are all very reasonable in my opinion (considering the quality teachers and beautiful studio). If you’re new to the Center, the first class is absolutely free!
Almost every week it seems, there seems to be a workshop or event at the Center. It could be a free cultural celebration or an intensive class. Be sure to check out their website for details. My parting words — check this Center out. It could well be the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation!