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Sunday Family Fundays – Family Connections through Movement

July 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

Sundays, July 21 – August 25

9:00 -10:00 am

$20 per event for family of 2, plus $7 per additional family member

$100 for all 6 events for families of up to 4 members

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Ever feel as if your family gets so busy, you don’t have a chance to really connect and enjoy each other’s company? Come relax and have fun participating in family movement activities. Parents and/or grandparents with keiki 3 years and up are invited to come participate together. These classes are intended to provide carefree interactions among family members and with other families. Be surprised at all the wonderful and creative ways your child can move, and find new, positive ways to play together. Connect with your own family and meet new friends. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and come ready to MOVE!

Space is limited, online reservations are highly recommended. Sorry – no care available for 0-2 year olds. Make sure to have a second parent able to take the little one out of the classroom if crying or fussing while the first parent participates with the older child.

July 21

FEEL THE BEAT – Family Percussion Playshop – Kids 8 years and up

NIA FOR LITTLE KIDS  3-7 years old

July 28

AERIAL YOGA & HOOPS OF FUN! – Family Aerial Yoga & Hula Hooping

August 4

FAMILY AIKIDO – Harmonizing Family Energy through Connection

August 11

FAMILY ALIGNMENT– Yoga for the Whole Family

August 18

NIA TIME TO PLAY – Dads, Moms, Grands & Kids

August 25

HOOPS OF FUN! – Family Hula Hooping Finale!

Details of class descriptions & teachers on this link: 

July 21

FEEL THE BEAT – Family Percussion Playshop – Kids 8 years and up

drums alive_4 ballsFeel the Beat will focus on spontaneous music making for both kids and adults.  We will play a variety of percussion instruments, including the Drums Alive exercise balls with drum sticks, as well as use our bodies to explore global beats and rhythmic creativity.  The instructor, “Bean”, is an energetic, innovative musician and performer that will engage you and your kids using improvisational games. No musical experience is necessary. Please bring your own drums and percussion instruments if you have them!  Ages 8 and up.  Kids under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Your Feel the Beat Teacher

Long inspired by global traditions and spontaneous music-making, Tina Blaine (also known by her stage name, “Bean”) has studied percussion for more than 30 years with master drummers all over the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond. She has written music for NPR, video games, TV and documentary soundtracks, and has performed/recorded with Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, Haunted by Waters, D’CüCKOO, Maze Daiko, Pandemonaeon, members of Kodo and others lured by the muse.  Blaine has a Masters of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at CMU from 2000 – 2006. Her musical research has been inspired by the creation of collective musical experiences, including the Jam-O-Drum, a collaborative audiovisual instrument on exhibit at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.

nia for kidsNIA FOR LITTLE KIDS – for 3-7 year olds

This is a class for the 3-7 year olds while the older children and parents are Feeling the Beat.  Parents are welcome, not necessary, if you want to Feel the Beat with your older child.  Fusing dance, martial arts and yoga, the Nia program engages the whole child, body-mind-spirit. Children in this class, too will find the beat, build coordination and fitness skills while developing focus and self-awareness. Let your child experience the joyful music, movement and magic of Nia! We look forward to your child’s positive participation in our Nia adventures!

Your Nia Teacher

Beverly Kutsunai was first drawn to Nia with the promise of being barefoot in a fitness class. Then Nia’s amazing music ‘wrapped her up and carried her away around the world’. She likes that Nia is a place where you just can’t do it wrong. If Nia can help adults to play like children, Bev figures it’s time to let the kids take part in the wonder! In addition to being certified as a Nia White Belt and Nia-For-Kids Teacher, Bev has been an educator at Kamehameha Elementary since 1983. Bev’s background includes an Early Childhood Education degree from University of Hawaii with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum from University of Oregon. Bev has also led teacher education workshops in Hawaii, Australia, China, South Africa and across the mainland US.

July 28

AERIAL YOGA & HOOPS OF FUN! 

aerial kidsTwo amazing activities for the family:  Aerial Yoga and Hula Hoop play!

Aerial yoga is a safe way to learn coordination and proprioception – where your body is in space. As you twist, turn, balance, stretch and sometimes hang upside down, supported by the aerial silk hammock, you greatly increase in body awareness. Contraindications for aerial classes: glaucoma, heart conditions, fused spine, and more. Clothing requirements: tight-fitting; no zippers or metal; under-arms covered. No jewelry.
HOOPS OF FUN – Family Hula Hoop Play.
Join the ladies of Twirling Girlish for an hour of HoopDance (Hula Hooping) fun. If your little one is too young to spin a hoop, no worries. We have plenty of hoop games, imaginative play and tricks to keep the whole family playing together and with the group.
Laugh your way to health and wellness while strengthening your body, mind and family connections. No matter your age or fitness level, there’s a little something for everyone. Dare to try something new yourself, and feel like a kid again! See you in the air and in the circle!

Your Hooping Teachers

Twirling Girlish is a performing and teaching HoopDance company in Waikiki composed of Kate McClain and Sirkka Aho. Both of these incredible performers manipulate the hoop in ways that may seem to defy gravity. Kate is a mom who comes to us from New Orleans, with jazz and blues etched into her soul, fusing hoopdance and acrobatics into acro-hooping. Born in Alaska, Sirkka was raised in Hawaii and was a massage therapist for 13 years until she finally gave it up to pursue hoopdance full time as a teacher and performer with a deep appreciation of the mind/body/soul connection. She also loves to work with children and young-at-heart adults, teaching them through hoopdance that they are capable individuals while exploring their own unique styles of movement. Twirling Girlish teach regularly at Still & Moving Center.

August 4

Harmonizing Family Energy through Connection – Family Aikido

kidsaikidoAikido is a very hands-on practice on padded mats.  Aikido is traditionally viewed as a defensive martial art that harmonizes energies of opposing partners. If you can’t push and toss your friends and family in a loving, gentle way, who can you do it with?!? The sense of touch is important to family connectedness. Respect and discipline are an important aspect of care and safety. This is an opportunity for family play with a bit of structure under the guidance of Aikido sensei and public school teacher, Glenn Yoshida, who has decades of experience teaching children and adults.  Sensei Glenn and his Aikido black belts will be on hand to teach you and your kids how to push, play and toss each other, falling and rolling safely.

Your Aikido Sensei

Sensei Glenn Yoshida is a 6th degree Aikido black belt. He trained for 10 years at the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He believes that Aikido – often translated as “the Way of unifying (with) life energy,” – is physical, mental, spiritual, and moral education, and that as we are physical beings it is through physical training that we are first able to gain spiritual insights. His dojo is called Renshinkan -“a place to polish the spirit.”

August 11

Family Alignment – Yoga for the Whole Family

yoga kidsMom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and the Keiki all in the one yoga class? Lets do it! Come all together and share in the spirit of yoga. Did you know that many yoga moves can be done with partners?  We’ll first center and connect through our breath, then learn some foundations and alignment in a fun and playful practice that every body(big and small) will enjoy.

Your Yoga Teacher

Robyn Singh has been practicing hatha yoga for over 12 years, training under Pablo Muller and in the Anusara style with the founder, John Friend, focusing on universal alignment principles. Robyn taught yoga as a licensed Physical Education teacher in Australia. She has also taught yoga to kayak and canoe teams: head coach of Hawaii Canoe Kayak team; women’s coach for the Outrigger Canoe Club; USA Jr Development Coach of Canoe/Kayak at Olympic Training Centers in San Diego, CA and Lake Placid, NY. Robyn has been a body worker for over 15 years and is well-versed in the healing arts. Robyn is excited to share her joy and love of yoga here at the Still & Moving Center.

August 18

Nia Time to Play  – Dads, Moms, Grands & Kids

family niaNia Time to Play is a chance for light-hearted fun and frolic. Combine some kung fu, a few dance moves, a little yoga, and a bit of rolling and scampering on the floor with some GREAT music, and you’ve got the idea of the fun to be had! Remember what it was like playing at recess with your friends? Now you can do it with your kids!  Do a jig on a make-believe pirate ship in one song, be Ninjas or lions in the next and then hop from lily pad to lily pad in another. What a way to get work up a good sweat with a lot of giggles and laughs! Just like on the playground: no experience necessary.  Come on a Nia adventure!

To make Nia accessible to all ages, from 3 years and up, we will divide into two groups, one for parents and older kids with more advanced movements, and another group for the younger keiki. At the end of the hour, everyone will come together for one last romp, then family “puppy piles” with a chance to cool down, relax and breathe deeply together.

Your Nia Teachers

Renée Tillotson and Krista Hiser are both highly trained Nia Black Belts as well as being moms!  They share Nia’s Joy of Movement in the many Nia classes they teach at Still & Moving Center.  Krista taught Nia all the way through her pregnancy.  Renée has taught kids drama and dance. They both embody the playful spirit of Nia as well as mastery of this movement form that fuses the precision of the martial arts, the expressivity of the dance arts and the healing of yoga and Feldenkrais.

Beverly Kutsunai was first drawn to Nia with the promise of being barefoot in a fitness class. Then Nia’s amazing music ‘wrapped her up and carried her away around the world’. She likes that Nia is a place where you just can’t do it wrong. If Nia can help adults to play like children, Bev figures it’s time to let the kids take part in the wonder! In addition to being certified as a Nia White Belt and Nia-For-Kids Teacher, Bev has been an educator at Kamehameha Elementary since 1983. Bev’s background includes an Early Childhood Education degree from University of Hawaii with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum from University of Oregon. Bev has also led teacher education workshops in Hawaii, Australia, China, South Africa and across the mainland US.

August 25

HOOPS OF FUN!- Family Hula Hooping Finale!

hooping_familyCome back and bring your friends for another hour of Hula Hooping fun. Remember, if your little one is too young to spin a hoop, no worries.  We have plenty of hoop games and tricks to keep the whole family playing together and with the group. Laugh your way to health and wellness while strengthening your body, mind and family connections. No matter your age or fitness level, there’s a little something for everyone. Dare to try something new yourself, and feel like a kid again! See you in the circle! 🙂

 

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