Saturday, July 4, 2020 

9:00 – 11:00 am (HST)

Free

  • Raffle for 12 students to take the SuperClass in person (available for combo-1 only)
  • 3 LIVE ONLINE, INTERACTIVE class combo options for EVERYONE
  • Each combo offers 4 mini-classes, each 20 minutes long
  • Featuring a dozen of our fantastic teachers
Superclass combo 1 Superclass combo 2 Superclass combo 3

 

Combo 1 (9:00-11:00am)

Beginner Pilates with Murat | Foam Roller with Murat | Hula with Malia | MELT Stress Reduction with Katharine 

Combo 2 (9:00-11:00am) 

Feldenkrais with Eva | Tai Chi with Dr. Wong Kai Ming | Hatha Yoga with  Zeny | Turkish Belly Dance with  Murat

Combo 3 (9:00-11:00am)

ELDOA for Back Pain with Marla | Nia with Valerie |  Feldenkrais with Erica  | Sound Healing with Joelle

 

For the first time in many months we are opening our doors (for a soft opening) to 12 lucky students to take class in person!  Everyone else is joining SuperClass online.

What better way to get fit and feel good than by tapping into a greater collective energy?!? Join us for a healthy start to your holiday!  By attending our annual 4th of July SuperClass, you have a chance to experience 4 mini-classes in just 2 hours. Lots of movement forms: some familiar, some of you might have never even heard of. Lots of fun!

Of our 3 different class combos, choose one that tickles your fancy. May we suggest that you try something new?  Warm up with some gentle yoga to the sounds of an Indian harmonium or Move It with joyful Nia. Move to the Hawaiian tunes with Hula, and then shake it up with Belly Dance! 

Become one of the 12 students to take our  Superclass at Still & Moving Center, as we re-open our doors for the first time since March 17.  Enter the In-Person SuperClass Raffle by going to our Facebook page.

Raffle selection will be made on Monday, June 29th at 5:00 pm.

We look forward to moving with you!

 

We want to let you know about the safety protocols we are taking at the studio. Sanitation and spacial distancing of 6 ft. will be required throughout the classes, as well as in our communal spaces.

Everyone attending the SuperClass in person will be wearing a mask – teachers, staff and 12 in-person students. Wearing masks meets  our understanding of regulations governing businesses here on Oahu during COVID-19, and more importantly, helps to prevent spreading infection via air droplets.

Contactless temperature checks will be taken outside the door, before entering the center, and no props will be used to minimize touching shared surfaces.

Letter from the Director, by Renée Tillotson

As a kid, I always loved big ideas. Maybe all kids do. Did you? I recall coming across our rambunctious 5-year-old son sitting still, alone in the middle of a play day, on top of his bunk bed. “Whatja thinkin’ about, Shankar?” I asked. “Infinity,’ he startlingly replied. For me, Still & Moving Center is becoming a place, more and more, where large-hearted, deep thinking takes place, as well as fabulous physical activities..

Imagine ideas giving the mind a workout, just as play, calisthenics, dance, etc. exercise the body. Little Renée also adored her time on the playground. Pumping back and forth on a swing, to the very top of each arc, is akin to viewing the world from a broad sweep of perspectives, from the top extreme to the opposite extreme. Hopscotch requires a light-footed agility, similar to mental agility in the face of new facts. Swinging from ring to ring on the monkey bars involves a shoulder motion called brachiation, suggesting the looseness with which we can release fixed points of view and move onward. Jumping rope strengthens our base – feet, ankles, knees, legs and hips – requiring steadiness, timing, and repeated grounding. The see-saw challenges our sense of balance. The metal push merry-go-round teaches us that going to the center gives us the still point, while going to the edge whirls us wildly through space. Down the slide requires letting go, enjoying the ride!

So, to me, exercising the mind goes hand in hand with exercising the body for whole health as a human being. I’ve been on a quest to find both.

As a bird longs to be on the wing in the open sky, I crave to live in the wide world of thought. From my earliest times, I’d quietly hang on the outskirts of adult conversations, listening for ideas that would carry my mind to broader perspectives. And I read a lot. I mean, I ate up books. One of my favorites was a big book on World Religions. That fascinated me with many ways of explaining how the world began and why we were here. 

Of course every child loves stories. A story drew me in like a spider wrapping up a fly. Why is that? I think stories help us make sense of the world. We can see how the causes people set into motion play out into logical – even if surprising – results. Look how Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol comes to see how his life so far has damaged others, and finally chooses to utterly redeem himself from his tight, mean, miserly life to one of full-hearted generosity. Such stories teach that transformation is possible!

Watching sad news on black and white television made me deeply wonder how such terrible things could happen, and how we could make the world a more livable place for everyone. Surely you had events in your childhood that led you to similar questions. Remember?

My parents were part of the World Federalist movement, and I especially liked listening to their discussions with those friends. I’m just learning now that famous advocates of World Federalism include Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Camus and Winston Churchill. Wow! No wonder I was interested in THOSE conversations! World Federalism started during and after World War II, as a way a way to avoid future wars.

I devoured fantasy and science fiction books that envisioned worlds that COULD BE. “A Wrinkle in Time” captivated my imagination: three youngsters “on a journey through space and time, from universe to universe, as they endeavor to save [their] father and the world…. The novel wrestles with questions of spirituality and purpose, as the characters are often thrown into conflicts of love, divinity, and goodness,” per Wikipedia. Yep, that’s my kind of book!

One day, probably when I was home buried in a book and all the other kids on the block were outside playing – my mom suggested that I might want to make some more friends. I responded, “My books are my friends, and when I want more people friends, I’ll go out and make some.”

By 7th grade I left my bookworm habits behind, but you know, I didn’t really know who I was looking for. I could not have put into words, “I’m looking for friends with big ideas for the world.”  By the time I got to college, I was finally able to find people like that, including my now husband Cliff.

At UC Santa Barbara. I heard about a Professor Raghavan Iyer, as an amazing speaker who always wore a red or orange or gold colored shirt to class. I recall sitting in the big lecture hall next to Cliff, waiting for the professor, when suddenly a small-statured Indian man, wearing – yes – a deep orange shirt under his dark jacket, came striding down the aisle. As he began speaking, I was transfixed.

The ideas that streamed non-stop out of Professor Iyer’s mouth for the next hour filled every nook and cranny of my mind… and then kept pushing it out farther and farther. The topic was something about politics, religions and literature… I can no longer recall the subject matter – only that these were stupendous ideas about the human race, its problems and its possibilities. My note-taking hand cramped trying to keep up with his full flood of remarkable notions from East and West, ancient times and modern headlines. But my hand cramp was nothing compared to the panting satisfaction that my mind and heart felt bathing in his colossal vision of a possible world that we – those of us sitting there in that very hall – could bring into being.

When Professor Iyer’s soaring lecture finally touched down and came to a close, a breathless pause ensued, then every person in the hall sprang to their feet and burst into a long, standing ovation. And for the next three years that I took Professor Iyer’s classes, I experienced all of our eyes brighten, our hearts swell, and our minds sail on the winds of his ideas for a more intelligent, compassionate world. 

Soon Cliff found out that Professor Iyer, with a number of his students, were restoring an old Victorian house in downtown Santa Barbara to create something called the Institute of World Culture. Danson from Kenya, Ingrid from Germany, Carl from Quaker country in Pennsylvania, and all manner of other idealistic people worked through the weeknights and over their weekends to restore the house to the stately beauty the Institute deserved. 

On July 4, 1976, the Institute of World Culture opened with the Declaration of INTERdependence! I include that Declaration below in Word to the Wise. From then on, Cliff and I feasted on endless programs devoted to lifelong learning, from Mozart’s music, to Ramunagen’s mathematics, to Vandanava Shiva’s seed banking, to Shakespeare’s play the Tempest, to how saving the wolves transformed Yellowstone National Park. And most of the programs were put on by the members themselves, learning about and presenting the subject matter. We also received remarkable visiting presenters, such as His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Moving to the islands in 2002, I missed the Institute’s programs and conversations – my life of the mind. However, Cliff and I found so much richness in the Hawaiian culture, it hugely helped the transition. Cliff dove into paddling Hawaiian canoes, encountering the legendary Hawaiian kupuna (elder) Nappy Napoleon. And thank my lucky stars, I met kumu Mālia Helelā, who so graciously shares her tradition through hula, ōlelo (language), history, love of the ‘aina (land), and the generous heart of aloha.

Fortunately, too, I became better acquainted with a vast range of movement practices from around the world through Still & Moving Center. In addition to hula from the islands, we had Bharata Natyam dancing, Bollywood and yoga all from India. Tai Chi came from China and Qigong came from Korea. Israel gave us Feldenkrais, and we got belly dance from both Egypt and Turkey… and the list just keeps growing – like the new ELDOA from France. We are essentially creating a world university of mindful movement. And we have always kept conversation going through our weekly Satsang centered on our Still & Moving Center Almanac of inspirational quotes from around the globe.

I still keenly missed our wide-ranging programs and conversations at the Institute of World Culture. 

With the pandemic came a pause, a pivotal turning point, and something shifted. Suddenly, at the time of our 9th birthday, Still & Moving Center went online, and went global. Overnight, our friends from across the map could join our classes without flying to Hawaii. I realized, “This is our chance at Still & Moving Center to cultivate the life of the mind!”

Our banquet table for the mind grew more plentiful. All our meditative offerings are free of charge and online. We now provide two seated meditation sessions a week. Our Sunday Satsang gathering is now frequented by off-island participants for a fuller diversity of viewpoints. On Fathers Day, for example, we talked about how the living practice of fatherhood has evolved over the generations in Japan, the Philippines and the U.S.

Our ‘Gems from the Wisdom Tradition – a Conversation Circle’, an online weekly gathering, launched in April with 14 participants from various islands, states and countries, all talking about fascinating, make-a-difference ideas. Some of our friends from the Institute of World Culture attended, too! Yay!  Last week at Gems, kumu Maliā approached the Buddhist topic of Right Speech by addressing the Hawaiian proverb:“I ka ʻŌlelo no ke Ola” – In the Language there is Life, complete with chanting in Hawaiian. And I loved hearing the ancient Greek story of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods on Mount Olympus for humanity – hearing that fire in fact represents the light of the mind, which, like a candle, can be shared over and over, illuminating the darkness, without ever being diminished itself. Wonderful stuff. My body and mind are now both satisfied now!

Ironically, I spent a quarter century after college pursuing the life of the mind without much physical exercise at all, until I started practicing Nia and moved to Hawaii in 2002. Through Nia and the moving practices at Still & Moving Center, I had learned an important lesson. So I had slated myself in 2020 to go to San Diego, Brazil and the Ukraine to give talks on the Joy of movement, I wanted to convince some rather sedentary, philosophical groups to get up and move their bodies if they really wanted to have healthy minds.

And instead I’m finding myself bringing more of the life of the mind to a place where people love to move. Don’t you just love it?!?

And there’s more to come! AHHHHHH…………

Fri, June 12,  3:30-5:30 pm HST / 6:30-8:30 pm PDT / June 13th 6:30-8:30 am GMT+8 (Hong Kong)

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Sun, June 14, 9:30-11:30 am HST / 12:30-2:30 pm PDT / 3:30-5:30 EDT / 8:30-10:30 pm BST

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$39 / per workshop

$29 / per workshop Shoe String option

Learn how to paint a picture with your hands to convey emotions and storytelling as the highlight of your dance piece. In this workshop you will pay special attention to an often-neglected part of the body in dance, the hands! To do so, you will gain experience in traditional training practices of Central Asian dance forms, which traces its roots back thousands of years to the royal courts of the Emirs. Pantomimed folk styles of dance also used hand gestures to reflect daily chores, environment, rites of passage or seasonal occasions. This workshop will enhance your ability to vividly express meaning through your hands, whether on a stage, on the dance floor – in any style of dance – or in your daily life.

You will gain body intelligence through dancing with Tara. Her movement approach emphasizes a foundation in discipline and clean technique balanced with passionate abandon. Through exploring the ‘cartography of the body’, mapping the unique territories of your own body, Tara invites you as a student to unlock both your physical and emotional potential to access fuller dance expression. 

Tara’s in-person workshops can be rigorous and intensive sessions, focusing on technique and performance practices. Online, you as a student are free to adapt Tara’s teaching to your own body’s way of moving and comfort level. 

Dancers of all styles and ability levels are welcome.

 

Tara Pandeya

The daughter of a dancer, Tara Pandeya has gained world renown as a dance performer, teacher and choreographer, as well as a scholar and cultural activist dedicated to the promotion of dance forms from Central Asia. Tara worked as a principal dancer with Cirque du Soleil and is the first westerner to perform with Lola, the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. Tara has performed & created dance programing in over 35 countries. 

She balances her work as a practitioner with theoretical work, conducting dance research through the Rockefeller Foundation & CECArtslink in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, East Turkestan, Pakistan, India and Russia. Most recently, she has created original dance works for UNESCO, the Bauhaus Festival & at Royal Albert Hall. Tara holds an MA in Dance Anthropology from London’s Roehampton University and is a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar. Her solo work has been featured on BBC, in the New York Times and in Dance Magazine.

Dancing with Tara, you will also gain an understanding of folklore and cultural traditions through dance gestures, aesthetic theories, musicality and intention. Along with gaining exposure to traditional dance practices through a system of ‘kinetic orality’, you will also learn to analyze your own movement patterns and ways of moving in your unique anatomy.

Friday, June 5, 2020

7:30-10:00 pm (HST)

$49

Golden Circle Discount: 20%

Shoestring Budget Price: $32 

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During this workshop we’ll explore how the long Vagus Nerve communicates with the face, brain, and heart. When we were in the womb, the head bowed to the heart, connecting through the vagus nerve early on.  With unique sounds, breath, and spiral movement, we will explore this vagus nerve communication axis in the WaveContinuum way. 

In WaveContinuum, we evoke the healing power of water through sound, breath, and spiral movement, delving into the wisdom of “our inner biology.” Here we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs, and cells. 

We learn to sense movements that come from deep inside and let them flow outwardly. In our body, we carry information from all the different stages of life, from the single cell-protozoa to the upright walking being. Diverse movement possibilities expand and provide new opportunities in our life. 

WaveContinuum can help dissolve pain and limitations. We learn to evoke fluids and spark electrical pulses through the body to heal and multiply healthy cells. Through the gentle, intuitive spiral movements and sounds, we explore beauty, strength, and creativity. We may even reverse aging. We tap into the wisdom that lies inside of the body’s fluid system and create a balance between Water, Fire, and Earth elements.

Life flows in the healing energy of spiral movement, breath, sound, love, and awareness! 

With this practice, the heart opens and strengthens, the mind calms, wisdom flows, and the spirit soars.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

Eva (Honolulu / Cologne) practices the path of embodying the sacred through conscious movement and dance. Originally a professionally trained dancer who performed and made her own evening length dance pieces she ultimately felt that teaching would bring more healing and positive change into the world than performing.

After her Feldenkrais training and working intensively with Emily Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and Susan Harper in the 80’s and 90’s, Eva created Wave-Continuum. This beautiful healing movement practice opens the heart and connects the mover to the wisdom of life embedded in the fluid system of our cells and the universe. Undulating movement meditation, breath and sound bring this ancient awareness to the surface of our consciousness.

Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 am (HST) / 10:30 am (PDT) / 7:30 pm (Berlin)

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Starts September 2, 2020

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Though the phrase ‘Silk Road’ has a more mythical than historical reference, it connotes some of the mystery, allure and deep nuance in the dances from this part of the world, stretching from India through all the “Stans” (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, East Turkestan, Uzbekistan) through Persia and beyond. As a Fulbright Scholar in Dance with decades of personal experience dancing in these countries, Tara brings you the authentic flavors of dance from each of these regions, while mixing in the spice of her own signature approach. 

Tara draws you along on her fascinating dance journey through the lands of Central Asia in this continually evolving class. Enjoy learning unusual footwork, hand and head gestures that you may never otherwise be exposed to. No matter what other dance styles you may be acquainted with, Tara’s masterful expressivity and precision will seep into and uplift your body and soul.

This class rotates week by week on a 4 spoke cycle, focusing on: 

  • Musical receptivity & creativity for dancers: interpretation of odd & even rhythm patterns
  • Personal expression & commanding space: staccato stops, isolation, body alignment for dance 
  • Strength & rooted movement: nuanced foot & hand execution
  • Fluidity & float: spirals with the spine & dynamic spin sequences.

For months with 5 Wednesdays, you’ll get a Silk Road surprise focus for the last week!

Tara Pandeya

The daughter of a dancer, Tara Pandeya has gained world recognition as a dance performer, teacher and choreographer, as well as a scholar and cultural activist dedicated to the promotion of dance forms from Central Asia. Tara worked as a principal dancer with Cirque du Soleil and is the first westerner to perform with Lola, the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. Tara has performed & created dance programming in over 35 countries. 

She balances her work as a practitioner with theoretical work, conducting dance research through the Rockefeller Foundation & CECArtslink in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, East Turkestan, Pakistan, India and Russia. Most recently, she has created original dance works for UNESCO, the Bauhaus Festival & at Royal Albert Hall. Tara holds an MA in Dance Anthropology from London’s Roehampton University and is a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar. Her solo work has been featured on BBC, in the New York Times and in Dance Magazine.

Dancing with Tara, you will also gain an understanding of folklore and cultural traditions through dance gestures, aesthetic theories, musicality and intention. Along with gaining exposure to traditional dance practices through a system of ‘kinetic orality’, you will also learn to analyze your own movement patterns and ways of moving in your unique anatomy.

 

(This class is taking the place of Morning Masala Fitness class)

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

Thursday, June 11th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

Thursday, June 18th, 2020  11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)

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Experience the Joy of Movement with a Live Online interactive class! Come and move with the infectiously vibrant international Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb! One of the amazing talents of a fabulous teacher like Winalee is her ability to make the Nia class easy for first-time beginners and exciting for people with decades of experience.

 

Winalee Zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

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$20

Are you ready to be truly loving with yourself? With sound, breath, and fluid, free, wave-like motion, you can meet yourself in a way you might never have experienced before. In Wave Continuum we use sounds and spiral movement to warm up. Once we enter our dance jam, we can move either on our own or in a shared dance with others.

Deep authentic healing happens through undulating movement, meditation, breath and sound in Wave Continuum. This evokes ancient wisdom that lies in our fluid system and cells and brings it to the surface of our consciousness.

Learn to listen for the authentic enfoldment of movement, the wisdom of your body, muscles, connective tissue, organs, cells and spirit, the meeting of water and the spark of fire. This is the wonderful practice of creation. We are all longing for that connection, and when we finally make it, our heart opens and may find deep joy.

The founder of Continuum movement, Emily Conrad passed away in 2014. Like Gabrielle Roth of 5Rhythms, Emily was a giant in the movement-somatic-healing-dance community. Her delightfully deep and healing work lives on in the teachings of those like Eva Geueke, who studied with her closely and long enough to be able to pass it on.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

 

Eva (Honolulu / Cologne) practices the path of embodying the sacred through conscious movement and dance. Originally a professionally trained dancer who performed and made her own evening length dance pieces she ultimately felt that teaching will bring more healing and positive change into the world than performing.

After her Feldenkrais training and working intensively with Emily Conrad the founder of Continuum Movement and Susan Harper in the 80’s and 90’s she created Wave-Continuum. This beautiful healing movement practice opens the heart and connects the mover to the wisdom of life embedded in the fluid system of our cells and the universe. Undulating movement meditation, breath and sound bring this ancient awareness to the surface of our consciousness.

$39

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Rare opportunity! Join Jo Stone, creator of the BARRE VIDA® who’s here on island this week! In this personalized, alignment focused barre workshop, you will learn tips to protect you from injury in many movement disciplines. Having worked in a lower back rehab center and in a physical therapy context, Jo makes sure you’re set from head to foot to move safely.

Jo will help you avoid many of the alignment issues she sees students struggle with. She’ll show you how proper weight distribution on your feet is used to protect your back and the SI (sacroiliac)  joint. Understanding the real “pelvic tilt”, you’ll learn how to properly work the abdominal muscles. 

As she takes you from warmup to cool down of a barre class, she’ll break down the challenging moves, step by step. Get the scoop on barre exercises, such as “the Water Ski”, “the Tilt”,  and “the Pretzel”. Jo teaches you “Distal Arms” so that you work the smaller muscles not just the trapezius. 

This is truly the opportunity of the year to get some great customized training in body alignment!

 

Joanna (AKA Jo) Stone

Hi, I’m Jo and I created Barre Vida based on my knowledge of barre workouts, dance, fitness, and physical therapy exercises. Understanding the body from within (somatic awareness) is my research. Educating others to understand their bodies is my job. Empowering students to reach their personal fitness and health goals is my passion. Dance is my art. Barre Vida is an extension of my personal mission to bring movement back into life starting at the barre. I am fitness instructor certified with AFAA, a RYT, and have an MA and BA in dance.

 

 

Monday, 5:45-6:45 pm  

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Sundays 10:30 -11:30 am

 

Sundays 10:30 –11:30 am

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Renée Tillotson

Starting March 24, 2020

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Do you like leaving class on a natural high that will lift your spirit for the rest of the day? Nia class with Renée is a sure bet. Love to dance? Or think you can’t dance, have no grace, are un-coordinated? Try Nia, where you get to dance your heart out, and you just can’t do it wrong. Nia is a joyful body-mind-spirit fitness practice to soul-stirring music.

Students say Nia with Renée feels smooth in their joints and makes every part of their body feel more open, and more alive.

Nia fuses the moves of dance, martial arts and healing arts (such as yoga and Feldenkrais) with a large scoop of fun! No matter what your shape, age or gender Nia teaches you to listen to your body to customize your own workout. One student in the class might turn up the dial for a sweat-drenched cardio session, combined with stretching and strengthening, while another student in the same class might take a much gentler approach, just right for their body’s conditioning.

Nia provides a perfect balance of structure and freedom. Taking class barefoot provides you with greater body awareness, increased balance, mobility and agility. Learn to dance through life! Leave with the exhilaration of a happy kid just finishing recess! For more insight on Nia, please go to www.nianow.com.

Monday, 5:45-6:45 pm  

with Valerie Sanchez

Starts March 28, 2020

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Dance, move, laugh, shake and put JOY into your workout!
Nia® is an expressive body-mind movement program that offers an artistic and innovative approach to fitness and healing. Blending aspects of Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, Nia® creates an experience that involves your whole body, as well as your spirit. The stillness and concentration of Tai Chi, the alignment and strength of Yoga, the explosive power of Tae Kwon Do, and the grace and spontaneity of Modern and Ethnic dance – all create a whole new sense of wellbeing!

These classes are exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional, and healing not exhausting. Every class offers a unique combination of moves that help increase the flexibility and mobility in your joints while also conditioning the three main areas of the body: base, core and upper extremities. Rev up your heart rate while having fun and finding pleasure in every step. End every class by melting away your stress using relaxation techniques that enhance breathing and the flow of energy throughout your whole body.

Class note: No experience required. You just can’t do it wrong in Nia – you do it YOUR body’s way. Beginners and seasoned students all welcome.

 

Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 pm

with Regina Lumsden 

Starts April 14, 2020

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These classes are exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional, and healing not exhausting. Every class offers a unique combination of moves that help increase the flexibility and mobility in your joints while also conditioning the three main areas of the body: base, core and upper extremities. Rev up your heart rate while having fun and finding pleasure in every step. End every class by melting away your stress using relaxation techniques that enhance breathing and the flow of energy throughout your whole body. 

Class note: No experience required. You just can’t do it wrong in Nia – you do it YOUR body’s way. Beginners and seasoned students all welcome.

 

Renée Tillotson

Renée Tillotson, Director, founded Still & Moving Center to share mindful movement arts from around the globe. Her inspiration comes from the Joy and moving meditation she experiences in the practice of Nia, and from the lifelong learning she’s gained at the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, California. Still & Moving Center aspires to serve the community, support the Earth and its creatures, and always be filled with laughter and friendship!

Enthusiasm fills every class and event Renée leads. The motto: ‘Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy!” motivates her daily life.

A second degree Nia Black Belt, Renée says, “Through Nia I realized that I was born to dance…and perhaps everyone is! Nia connects me to pure Joy. I aspire to extend that Joy into the rest of my life and share it with every student who steps into my circle. Nia embraces both the yin and yang energies, helping all of us to balance our natures. Nia serves as a moving meditation for me, as well as a chance to play like a child again! I like to think of my classes as invigorating the body and elevating the spirit.”

Engaged in an earnest, life-long spiritual quest, Renée assembles the Still & Moving Center Almanac each year, filled with inspirational quotes by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton. She loves taking part in conversations that merge philosophical, spiritual and scientific thought with a lifestyle of compassion.

Renée has been moving and sharing Nia since 2002. She took all of her Nia intensive trainings at Nia International Headquarters from the co-creators of Nia: Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. She considers herself a citizen of the world, and brings mindful movement practices from around the globe under one roof at Still & Moving Center.

 

 

Valerie Sanchez

Get ready! Nia with Valerie is spunky, sassy and irrepressibly fun. We leave inhibitions at the door and become fully available to ourselves. Ultimately, her goal is to inspire us to feel – in order to heal; to listen to our bodies – in order to find the “aaaah” in every move; and to gain confidence – in order to manifest who we truly are, both on and off the dance floor!

Valerie discovered Nia Technique® March 2011 when Still & Moving Center first opened its doors to the public. It took her 15 minutes to realize she’d found the movement medicine she’d been yearning for, Nia.

She says, “I fell in love with Nia when I started to feel the results. With Nia I’ve increased my strength, flexibility and my range of motion resulting in greater power, balance and comfort. I’ve improved my breathing and vocalization from the use of sounding, and the cherry on top has been creating a meaningful connection to self. My entire Nia journey has cultivated a loving relationship between my inner and outer worlds. To me there simply isn’t another fitness and lifestyle program that says ‘I LOVE MYSELF’ more than Nia. You have to experience it to believe it: join me!”

Valerie’s travels to other Nia communities around the world – Bali, Australia, Thailand, Nicaragua, New York, Tallahassee, Denver and Nia Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to name a few – have brought Valerie depth and realness, and tools for living. Through her training as a Nia Moving to Heal teacher and Nia Move IT coach she’s able to tailor her classes to all ability levels. “At the beginning of class I make it a point to look around and receive from everyBODY there. My classes are founded on body gratitude and body appreciation because I love teaching people how to move, get fit, and live in their body in healthy and meaningful ways.”

Valerie is also the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC and a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach.

 

Regina Lumsden

Dance and massage combine naturally in Regina’s life work, cultivating freer movement in the body.

Regina probably danced before she walked! Growing up with the wall-to-wall rhythms of life in Brazil, her body moves to the music as easily as a dandelion puff floats on the wind. Classically trained in ballet, modern dance and jazz, her body naturally models great alignment. Samba flows through her like a multi-streamed river.  She performed in a contemporary dance company for 5 years.

She studied Spacial Dynamics (aligning the physical, ego and soul) and Eurythmy (also known as “soul gymnastics”) in England – both of which she learned to use for therapeutic purposes with children. She also practiced Waldorf’s Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental Movement Therapy while teaching for years at Waldorf school in Honolulu, sharing her child-heart warmth.   At Waldorf she taught both children and adults to move consciously, purposefully.

Due to a devastating bike/car accident, Regina had to teach herself to walk again. This she did with strong visualization practices. Regina recalls, “In 2007 I had a car/bicycle accident that was life changing. Through this deep experience I was blessed with the realization that our mindset deeply influences our lives and that bodywork can be transformational at physical, emotional and spiritual levels. It is about committing to ourselves as we go through our journey in life.”

A few years after a full recovery from her accident, Regina stepped out of her teaching career to give her attention to healing bodywork therapy as a licensed massage therapist. Regina is motivated by her clients’ journey of moving out and away from physical and emotional pain as she applies the work with them. She is thrilled to watch her clients becoming more and more empowered, centered, grounded and finding their inner peace as she works with them.

All of these practice prepared the soil for Regina’s growth in Nia. Regina earned her Nia White Belt from Winalee Zeeb in 2017.

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

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Roll, twist, extend and curl your way through an eclectic mix of exercises created to unlock the mysteries of contemporary dance. Refine your technical knowledge and skill in applying these notions in a relaxed open level dance class with Neela Vadivel.

Neelanthi Vadivel

Neela comes to us as a dancer, choreographer and artistic director for Cirque du Soleil. Throughout her 20+ year professional dance career, Neela has performed and been nourished by the works of both historical and current dance masters: George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton, David Parsons, Rodrigo Pederneiras, and Mia Michaels, to name a few. Their unique perspectives and approaches to movement continue to inspire Neela and countless other dancers to this day.

 


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