with Malia Helela, kumu hula

In English and Japanese

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Thursday, January 24  to Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00am-5:30pm

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

For all-inclusive retreat options, including accommodations and meals, please go to : www.hoaheleretreats.com

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family. 

This particular lomilomi training, entitled “Moving through Space”, focuses on the skeletal system and the movement of bones in lomilomi treatments and hula.

This “Moving through Space” lomilomi massage training is one of 8 complementary training programs, each 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprises her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage. Malia will give this current training compressed into a single  16 hours weekend intensive.

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature. To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei-making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

 

Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā

Kumu Mālia is beloved by students around the globe for her kind heart and loving style of teaching, not to mention her deep knowledge, beautiful voice and exquisite dancing. She is a traditionally graduated kumu hula and lomilomi practitioner/trainer, as well as a cultural consultant for Still & Moving Center.

Malia Helela completed her hula ʻuniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluʻelo Park in 2002, and studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. Malia has been teaching both practices ever since to a wide range of students, from infants to kupuna, and leading her halau (school), Nā Hula Ola Aloha. Kumu Malia has personally taught thousands of hula students in Hawaii. Additionally, the many Japanese hula teachers whom she has trained over the years teach hundreds of their own students in Japan using the style, method and philosophy of Kumu Malia’s hula lineage.

Kumu Malia considers her hula practice and lomilomi practice to be two parts of the same whole. From her 20 years of lomi experience, she developed a 128 hour massage training program of her own called Puana Lomilomi, based on the intertwined practices of lomilomi, hula, pule, oli and lei-making.

As a member of Ka Pā o Lonopūhā, Malia participates in the sharing of native Hawaiian healing arts that focus specifically on lomi aʻe and elements of haki kino, laʻau lapaʻau and hoʻoponopono. Malia regularly teaches lomilomi for the Salvation Armyʻs Womenʻs Way program representing their cultural healing classes for women in recovery.

As an ambassador and guest lecturer of Hawaiian culture, Malia has delivered presentations for Leeward Community College, the Hawaii Yoga Institute, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Mid Pacific Institute, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Manoa Cottage, Honolulu Theater for Youth, numerous groups of International middle and high school students and Still & Moving Center. Kumu Mālia Helelā is currently researching and writing a trilogy of historic novels centered on the Kawehewehe and Kalia area. As a kumu hula and lomilomi practitioner, she looks to the ‘āina, the land, for grounding and inspiration.

 

 

$59

Golden Circle Discount: 20%

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A revolutionary way to move your mind and body into alignment for complete wellness

Come and experience how to come into alignment on all levels, rid yourself of pain, tension and discomfort and start your vibrant life 2019. On a physical level you sense more mobility in your joints, less tension in your neck and lower back, and a longer, more upright stance. You clarify your inner image of your movement, recognizing old movement patterns that no longer serve you, and you learn to move more efficiently, either for healing and or for increasing your skill level.

Dr. Feldenkrais understood 50 yrs ago what recent research is confirming about the neuroplasticity of the brain. Instead of merely exercising, with the Feldenkrais technique we use our higher brain capacity to increase our awareness through this very gentle practice.

Eva is just returning from her trip to Europe where she has been teaching several week-long programs and is excited to offer her expertise in Honolulu again. When she teaches she draws from her long experience working with thousands of people of all ages and walks of life.

Eva Alewa Geueke

Students enjoy Eva’s sincere care for their health on every level. Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement and, therefore, herself forever. 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 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.

 

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Wednesdays 11-12 

Soften, center, strengthen and balance your body and mind with Hatha Yoga. Open to all levels, this class leads you through gentle yet powerful postures and movements (asana). Your teacher combines yogic movement with meditation (dhyana), breath work (pranayama) and healing touch. You are encouraged to focus on proper body alignment to make it easier and safer to hold each pose through several breaths.

Hatha is a sanskrit word that means force. The word Hatha also broken into Ha which means Sun and Tha which means Moon can represent the balancing of two opposite energies such as Sun and Moon, front and back, top an bottom, effort and ease and strenght and flexibility at the same time in a pose.

Alessandra Lopes

With Alessandra anyone of any age can practice yoga in an non-competitive way. Most importantly, she encourages you to practice self love while practicing yoga. Alessandra uses the holistic lifestyle approach in teaching. Her life’s purpose is to help others to access unlimited possibilities through yoga, healing, wellness and women’s gatherings.

Alessandra is a Brazilian yoga teacher who’s been teaching adults and kids in Hawaii for many years. She’s a certified Women’s Yoga Teacher and she was in the first group of Women’s yoga teachers to graduate in the U.S. from Matilda Videgard. She is also a certified Open Heart Yoga teacher from worldwide famous yoga instructor Dr. Melissa West, and she follows her teachings of Real Yoga for Real People. In addition to that, Alessandra teaches yoga for kids at Waialae Elementary school and small classes at the Kapiolani Park. Alessandra is also a health and wellness coach.

Alessandra has also created a class called ‘Brazilian Yoga Fusion” that is also a type of Women’s yoga mixing yoga strengthening movements with other exercises that target the areas that women like to work out hips, tights, glutes, abs and arms.

 

 

Fri Nov 16

3-4:30 (beginner/intermediate)

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$42 

Experience how to blend useful Imagery, tension release exercises and experiential anatomy for improved, efficient body mechanics to create the conditions for an optimal movement, self-centering experience.

The Franklin Method uses the understanding of our evolutionary body design to promote health through optimal movement using imagery combined with practical information about how our bodies work best to direct our attention and experience.

We’ll combine Franklin Method with Pilates Mat and the flow motion model of anatomy in motion. We’ll practice lengthening and loading our muscles in 3 planes, directly related to improving gait, posture and overall functional movement. We’ll use Franklin Method balls and bands to support the experience!

Bring a Mat, Band and Franklin balls if you have them. See you there!

Tom McCook

Tom is an internationally recognized fitness and movement specialist. Beginning his full time career in personal training in 1984, Tom designs programs for health and life performance for working professionals, people rehabilitating from injuries and world-class athletes including Olympic Gold Medal swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Jenny Thompson and Misty Hyman. Teaching Pilates since 1995, Tom is a Master Instructor of Pilates and CoreAlign for Balanced Body. His teaching approach integrates several mind/body practices including Pilates, yoga, Shiatsu, stretching, the Franklin Method, BodyCode System and life coaching. Tom is committed to his own daily meditation and movement practice, which broadens his effectiveness in designing programs for balance and optimal health. In 2003, Tom produced the exercise video “Combining Pilates & Yoga for Balance.” Tom and Center of Balance have been featured in several national magazines, newspapers and television programs.

with Malia Helela, kumu hula

Thursday to Saturday, Nov 15-16-17, 2018

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

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The training will be taught in both English and Japanese.

For all-inclusive retreat options, including accommodations and meals, please go to: www.hoaheleretreats.com

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family.

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature. To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei-making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, focused on “Finding Your Voice”, helps you to develop your voice that is heard as well as your intuitive, inner voice.  We will explore various kinds of Hawaiian prayers and participants will learn to compose prayers for their own use. Prayer is common to all lomilomi lineages. It connects us to the divine and to the ancestors, and acknowledges that healing comes through us and not from us.

“Finding Your Voice”, is one of 8 complementary lomilomi massage training programs, each 16 hours long. Malia will give this current “Voice” training compressed  into a single weekend intensive, 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprise her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage.

 

 


Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela  strives to live a life of grace. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. Her hula halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her ‘uniki under Pulu’elo Park, Kumu Hula,  in 2002, Kumu Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under John Keola Lake, Kumu Hula. She has received her advanced lomilomi training from Kumu Keola Chan. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

 

 

September 13-17, 2018

45 hours of training

Open to: all Nia Belts, all levels

Register: here. 

For more information, you can email Winalee directly:  winalee@nianow.com

Focus: Music-Movement-Magic

Intent: To condition the central nervous system

This 5-day training comprehensively helps you to transform the White Belt principles into real, on-the-dancefloor teaching skills with clarity.

New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill by learning and practicing the foundations of teaching. Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their understanding, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers to deliver the most powerful experience possible.

 

We journey into the Nia’s 5 Core Competencies for increased skills & knowledge with:

  1. Nia’s Philosophy – The Body’s Way and the study of the Body’s inherent wisdom
  2.  Science – the study of  awareness and vitality in order to create knowledge for a healthy body and lifestyle to live as a sacred athlete into your greatest potential.
  3.  Anatomy – the study of the body parts and system for body literacy.
  4.  Movement – the study of healthy potential to use movement to transform the body.
  5.  Music – the study of sound, health and expression.  Enhancing our connection to the language of sound.

We clarify the 13 Nia White Belt Principles so you embody the skill to confidently teach Nia.

All unfolds in a relaxed, loving, and encouraging environment with generative feedback to grow and embody teaching tools.

About the Nia Green Belt

Green Belt is an optional training, which focuses entirely on developing and embodying the skills to effectively teach Nia. All belt levels who teach or desire to teach are strongly encouraged to attend this training.

The Nia Promise and Delivering the Nia Experience are phrases we use to express the transformative power of Nia; to a Nia Teacher’s ability to deeply move and touch people within the classroom environment. As a teacher, your role is to guide people through a meaningful journey of physical conditioning and self-discovery. Teaching Nia is all about sharing your personal experience – your physical and emotional sensations, visual images and feelings. To do so, you must have a solid understanding of the form, objective curriculum and communication techniques.

Green Belt comprehensively explores all mechanics of delivering the work, including embodying the choreography, cueing, creating intentional silences, dancing to the music and helping people achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned teacher, Green Belt will further your teaching skills. New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill by learning and practicing the foundations of teaching. Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their understanding, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers to deliver the most powerful experience possible.

The Green Belt training includes a pre-training course based on the 13 White Belt principles. As part of the training, you will learn and work with the routine, Wild.

 

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New time Thursdays, 7-8 pm

Starting Sep 6

For handstand enthusiasts who want to balance in the middle of the room with straight alignment. This class focuses on developing the foundational elements of wrists, shoulders and core strength needed to get you up and staying there. We explore basic to advanced entries, as well as slow, precise exits. With these techniques, Kevin in a very short period of time mastered many of the handstand’s most challenging entries, including pike press up and from crow pose. He can show you how! This class is a great follow-up to a vinyasa yoga flow.

 

Having taught for almost 30 years, Kevin Ralbovsky PGA  is considered Hawaii’s top golf instructor. He was awarded that honor from Golf Digest Magazine and the Aloha Section PGA multiple times. His passion and daily practice of yoga led him to deeper explorations into the study of handstand biomechanics. Finding your vertical axis and controlling your center of gravity is crucial in both the golf swing and in handstand. Miguel Sant’ana’s hand balance workshop inspired him. Kevin continues to work with notable yogis Daniel Rama, Justin Wolfer and Brigitte Snyder to understand advanced anatomical alignments.

 

 

Sundays: August 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6-8 pm

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family.

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature. To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei-making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, focused on Finding Your Voice, helps you to develop your voice that is heard as well as your intuitive, inner voice.  We will explore various kinds of Hawaiian prayers and participants will learn to compose prayers for their own use. Prayer is common to all lomilomi lineages. It connects us to the divine and to the ancestors, and acknowledges that healing comes through us and not from us.

This lomilomi massage training, focused on “Finding Your Voice”, is one of 8 complementary training programs, each 16 hours long. Malia will give this current “Voice” training for 2 hours each on consecutive Sundays. Sometimes Kumu Malia compresses her training into a single weekend intensive, also 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprises her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage.

 

Malia lei hulaKumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela  strives to live a life of grace. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. Her hula halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her ‘uniki under Kumu Hula Pulu’elo Park in 2002, Kumu Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula John Keola Lake. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

 

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Students are introduced to 2 instruments in this series. They dance with an ipu (gourd) and puʻili (split bamboo). Kumu Malia also includes classic hula dances using the hands only. Keiki will have an opportunity to perform on Monday, Labor Day, September 3rd 4-5 pm..

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Price: $75

 

  • Beginning 3-6 year olds

Sundays 8:30-9:15 am

  • Continuing 4-6 year olds

Sundays 9:30-10:15 am

  • 7-12 year olds

Sundays 10:30-11:30 am

 

Reserve your spot! Implements are not included in the series. Please contact Kumu Malia for information about where you can purchase implements malia@stillandmovingcenter.com

Fall series starting September 2.

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Price: $39

20% Discount for Golden Circle Members

 

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.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a very advanced approach to body-mind integration and healing. We learn to re-pattern our movement as we develop awareness of how our brain and body co-function while moving. Feldenkrais Method® share many of the same principles and techniques with qigong. These movements are simple and gentle and can be repeated at home once you learn them.

Vivian Best

The Feldenkrais Method has given Vivian relief from pain and has helped her to empower others to take better care of themselves. Vivian is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM. She teaches self-aware self-care, and her compassionate guidance has helped instill a sense of pleasure in movement, and bring vitality and ease to her clients. Vivian has explored many movement traditions from yoga and ballet, to West African, modern, and flamenco, but her passion is for partnered dancing. She has been an avid swing and blues dancer since 1999, is an instructor for the Hawaii Jitterbugs and blues workshop organizer. She was a gifted educator at Kahala Elementary and also tutors and teaches classes for children and adults in creative arts, ecoliteracy, and lindyhop. Her interests in movement, teaching, and helping others brought her to study the Feldenkrais Method. Recognized by Honolulu Magazine as one of “6 People Making a Difference in Honolulu” in November 2013, by Pacific Business News as one of Hawai’i’s “40 Under 40,” and the Honolulu Star Advertiser as one of “10 Who Made a Difference” in 2010 for her work in the community, Vivian loves sharing about the Feldenkrais Method and believes it can inspire positive change, building awareness and hope for inspired action!

 

 


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