From Eva Geueke

When the heart is restless or you’re feeling anxious, gently hold your little finger with your other hand for about 10 minutes. It works to calm the heart. 

This hand posture comes from the Jin Shin Jyutsu tradition, a healing art form from Japan said to have been rediscovered in the 20th century. The acupressure points on your pinky correspond with the heart and small intestines. Healing energy is especially strong in your fingertips and the middle of your hand. 

Our human emotions run through the heart: whether anger, hatred and fear, or joy, love and compassion. Our hands act as extensions of our hearts, capable of being cruel and destructive, or giving and caring. Our loving hands reach out from our loving hearts, capable of healing and bringing the energy system back into harmony. 

Politicians sometimes instinctively (or knowingly) put their fingers together, or hold one wrist with the opposite hand while they are in a crowd shaking hands,  to prevent an energy drain.

In moments of stress, the simple resource of holding our little finger is very easy to do. You might also pay attention to how your hands naturally grasp and gesture throughout your day. These positions are often instinctive to our body’s energy system, and you may discover that you are already innately using hand postures to release stress and bring a sense of renewed calm. 

Without consciously knowing particular points on the body needed to release an energy lock, a mother intuitively touches her baby where it needs help, and her love for the child comes straight through her hands with healing benefits.

 

To support our instinct to position our hands and bodies in ways that clear blocked energy,  Eva teaches Morning Qigong every Tuesday at 8:30 am, HST.

Sundays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)

Starting May 31

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Move through the energy – prana – of inhaling and exhaling, smoothly flowing between postures. Yin Yoga then becomes the soothing tonic that can help us find balance and inner calm. In this practice poses are held longer, with deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open and energize the “meridians,” or energy pathways of the body, restoring youthful joint mobility as you quietly activate your life force.

This class is open to all levels. Join us live online to nourish your spirit, rejuvenate your body, and enliven your mind!

Optional: You can come to class with a yoga mat and any cushions, towels or blankets that you may want to use as props during your practice.

 

David Sanders

David is a well-loved yogi of tremendous insight and inspiration, which he artfully and humorously weaves into every class, making it a beautiful body mind spirit experience for his  students.  He is also skilled at creating classes that uniquely meet the needs of every student in attendance. David began teaching at Still & Moving Center on its first anniversary in 2011 and has been a vibrant member of our community ever since.

David began his personal yoga practice in college in 1973 while attending San Diego State University and continued studying at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, primarily Yoga Works, Santa Monica. David deepened his practice at Kalani Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii, graduating from their Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2002. David  taught at Kalani from 2003 to 2009, both regular classes and at yoga retreats held there. While at Kalani, he had the opportunity to study with visiting teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lynne Minton, Saul David Raye and Duncan Wong. As a life-long student, David never ceases to acquire knowledge and greater understanding into application.

1st & 3rd Thursdays 

May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, 2020

8:00-9:15 am (HST)

Price: $20 / per walk

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A live online facilitated nature therapy session. Connect with others and the natural world from a green space near you!

During this time when many of us are experiencing heightened stress, disorientation, and a sense of isolation, this forest bathing walk (conducted virtually via the free video conferencing platform Zoom) offers opportunities to connect to others, to yourself, and to the grace of the natural world. It is led by a certified forest therapy guide based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, and you are welcome to join from wherever you are.

Unlike Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi’s regular offerings in which you’d meet your guide in person in a designated forested location, these online meetings invite you to join from a safe and familiar outdoor space near you (it can even be your backyard) or from inside your home. Your guide will be on a trail or at a green space on the island of Oʻahu and you’ll be able to experience Hawaiʻi’s natural and healing beauty through your screen. She will be inviting you to tune into your senses, to slow down, and to give your attention to the elements of the more-than-human world around you.

To find the start time for the walk in your timezone (0800 Hawaii Standard Time), click here to access World Time Buddy.

You can join using phone or internet connection, but prior to the session, you’ll need to download and familiarize yourself with the Zoom app on whatever equipment you’ll be using on the walk: your smartphone, mobile device, or computer.

Download Zoom app here

IMPORTANT: The meeting link will be sent to your email 1 HOUR IN ADVANCE. You will need this link to join the walk.

Further details of what to expect and what you may need for the walk will be sent to you.

Let us keep our hearts open, celebrate being alive, and traverse this time together. Let’s forest bathe…virtually!

“Forest Bathing” (translated from “shinrin-yoku,” an established public health practice in Japan) is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See more, including recent national media coverage on forest bathing at www.forestbathinghi.com.

Virtual walks require a minimum of 2 participants. The walk will be cancelled and you will be contacted and fully refunded if fewer than 2 people have signed up by 12 hours in advance.

 

Phyllis Look

When you walk together with Phyllis along easy trails under the forest canopy, she invites you to touch and listen to the trees, to smell and taste the wind, to notice what you are seeing for the first time. Slowly, time deepens and the stresses of the modern world fall away.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Phyllis has lived for almost 60 years in the same valley in which she now guides. She has always loved the outdoors. An avid hiker, she belongs to the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club and has trekked in the Grand Canyon and in Provence, France.

She is the owner of Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi and the state’s first and only forest therapy guide trained and certified by the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides & Programs, now having guided more than 70 walks. She is also certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA).

Phyllis Look
Owner, Certified Guide, & Trail Certification Consultant

 

Kathe Gibbs has ushered 2000 newborns into their mothers’ waiting arms in the comfort, safety and sanctity of their homes. Now as one of the residents on Mouna Farm, Kathe provides her midwifery skills all over the island of ‘Oahu. “I go to where the mother is with my ‘concierge midwifery’ practice. I offer care throughout their childbearing year, sometimes working with families before conception. It’s always a pleasure and a privilege,” says Kathe, who is a Preceptor for The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM, which has been granted licensing oversight in the new Hawaii law).

Kathe experienced two great visions in her professional life, one of which fully manifested, the other of which is currently in process.

Back in 1974, after achieving her BS in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at UC Santa Cruz. She was doing graduate studies and teaching yoga when a paradigm shifting event revealed a different life path. She found herself unexpectedly serving as the sole attendant at a friend’s home birth. The baby’s father was out of reach, hiking in the back country when the mother-to-be went into labor. Unphased, and experienced in seeing home births herself, the first-time mother calmly guided Kathe through every step of the labor, from making a fire in the hearth, rubbing her back, boiling water, all the way to catching the baby!

Attending the birth of that baby was an “Aha” moment for Kathe. It left her charged with the joyous realization that – despite the impressions from culture, media and people’s stories – childbirth can be so natural, so much “the way things should be and always have been”. Kathe felt thunderstruck. She knew to the roots of her soul that she would spend her life caring for mothers and birthing families safely into the world.

As she had learned that 90% of all births are normal, she saw herself using ancient birthing practices in today’s world backed up by modern medicine if the situation calls for it. With that clear-as-crystal insight, Kathe began her years of women’s health care and midwifery, starting a Women’s Health Center in Tehran (1975-77). Formal midwifery and clinical training began in 1979 at the Seattle Midwifery school. Her education and instruction (listed below) included a B.S. in Nursing. She was in the first group of midwives to be licensed in both Washington state (1981) and California (1995).

In practice on her own, as well as in partnerships and in many clinical settings, Kathe has attended births in California, Washington, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C, Texas, New Mexico, Iran, the West Indies, as well as here on the islands of Hawaii, where many of her clients are military families.

As a NARM Preceptor, and officially certified by the Midwifery College of Utah and the National College of Midwifery, Kathe has served as an educator, overseeing the academic and clinical training of new midwives. By 2001, Kathe had a thriving midwifery practice in Santa Cruz, California, attending to births in the safety and comfort of the mothers’ homes.

In late 2010, Kathe experienced the second vision of her life to come, triggered by the question: “How would your life be different if you had a place to go?” She saw “A Place for Women”. It would be a women’s clinical training site, a birthing center where women of all backgrounds could come together as early as pre-conception, and receive continued education, advocacy and support through the three trimesters of their pregnancies, as well as postpartum. In the hands of skilled midwives, as well as other medical professionals, these mothers would give safe, strongly supported and joyous births.

She had brought her children to Hawaii every summer for decades. After seeing the Hawaiian film Ola, which featured both Mouna Farm and other innovative health programs, she felt irresistibly drawn to the islands. When she reviewed the Hawaii 2020 Health Goals, she recognized a HUGE need for women to have better access and affordability to comprehensive maternal and infant care. In 2015 she closed her California practice and moved to Hawaii to fulfill her second vision. After some time in Hawaii Kai, she happily landed on Mouna Farm, a place of inspiration and healthy living for all.

Dreams, like all births, begin as a seed, tucked into a small, fertile place to be nurtured into being. Kathe is carefully tending her model and idea of “A Place for Women”, a wellness center and birthing home. Kathe commits herself to giving back to the community, which appreciates her safe, supportive, and restorative service to women and their babies. She knows that the goal of improving society’s care for women, like pregnancy, requires patience. Her dream is alive and well, and promises to be very successful, uplifting women in so many ways.

Kathe’s Educational Background

1977 Informed Homebirth Childbirth Educator training, MA

1979 – 1981 Seattle Home Maternity Service, Preceptorship, WA

1979 – 1981 Seattle Midwifery School, WA

1980 High Point Community Women’s Clinic, Women’s Health Preceptorship WA

1981 St. Jude’s hospital, Preceptorship West Indies

1983 – 1985 Regents College, BSN program NY

2004 – 2006 Naturopathic Graduate Studies, Clayton College of Natural Health

Contact

Kathe Gibbs

Full Circle – Midwifery

Oahu, Hawaii

650.269.0853 / http://www.fullcirclemidwifery-hawaii.com

 

Wondering what our Good Deeds Squad is up to?

A couple weeks ago, Marcia Iraha generously donated 150 yards of fabric to Still & Moving Center, having originally come to hula with Anne Shirai, one of our devoted hula students from Japan. Marcia gave it to our official Ambassador of Aloha, Doris Morisaki.  

Hmmm… How to make best use of a box of fabric in these Covid 19 days? One yard of fabric yields around 12 – 15 masks as a layer of protection against infection. However, Doris doesn’t consider herself much of a seamstress…. So, she made some coconut wireless inquiries and soon came up with a solution.

Keani Alcoran, a former hula student at the Still & Moving Center, runs logistics while her mom and aunty sew masks. Doris connected this team of family mask-makers with Marcia to receive a portion of her fabric gift. Keani’s family then donated the masks to first responders. 

Doris also discovered that our very own yoga teacher, Lee-Ann Kong, formerly a fashion designer, has also joined the ranks of volunteer mask sewers in Hawaii, creating masks for first responders and medical workers. Doris provided the rest of Marcia’s fabric donation to Lee-Ann for her generous production. Lee-Ann’s most recent delivery of dozens of masks went to Pali Momi.

Doris’ resourceful connection of Marcia’s bountiful donation with two industrious mask sewing teams on Oahu thereby multiplied the acts of generosity.   Good deeds galore!

Even though where we go and who we see in person right now may be limited, there are many out there in the community who are finding ways to still connect, share their talents and skills, and do good deeds. We want to celebrate these people!

Thursdays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)

Starts June 25, 2020

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This chair-based yoga class allows us to safely take our yoga practice to new levels… off the mat to a chair or exercise ball! Bring a fresh perspective to the yoga postures that you already love or would love to learn!  This practice incorporates breath work for more resilient health to our lungs and entire system.
Want to take a yoga break while working? Practice right where you are! Accessible and fun, this class is for all bodies.

Wainani Arnold

Once you’ve taken a class from Wainani, you may find yourself wanting more… and more! Her sure, cheerful delivery of an outstanding movement session leaves you feeling as if you couldn’t have spent your time in a better way.

Wainani believes in getting to the root of an issue to support long-term health, joy and well-being, and that belief motivates her teaching. She is passionate about her work as a movement educator, choreographer and performer and is a co-founding member of Volary Aerial Company.

She resides in Hawai’i, where she was born, raised and graduated from Kamehameha Schools. She attended Chapman University and holds a BFA in Dance Teaching & Performance along with a minor degree in Sociology. From a young age, she lived and breathed Hula, which planted the seed for her growth in all forms of dance and mind-body movement modalities. Wainani has had the opportunity to perform professionally all over the world.

Wainani is a Pilates Faculty member for Balanced Body with her original training through BASI Pilates. She is also 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trained. Additionally, she is certified as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, as well as a GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method instructor and pre-trainer.

Sundays 8:00 – 9:00 am HST

Offered freely

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The Gayatri Mantra

Aum bhur bhuvah svah

tatsaviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah prachodayat. Om.

 

AUM. In all three worlds – terrestrial, astral,

and celestial – may we meditate upon the splendour

of that Divine Sun who illuminates all. May its golden

light nourish our understanding and guide us on our

journey to its sacred seat. OM.

“The Gayatri invocation is an infallible means to self-transcendence…. Individuals may make some sort of inward affirmation of benevolence towards all that lives.Daily, replenished by the cool stream of insight that flows from the Spiritual Sun, one may actualize the Gayatri mantram with a deep resolve that will endure without wavering, releasing a mighty current of unacknowledged but incalculable benefit for the entire human family and indeed for all living beings.”    – Raghavan Iyer

Join us for a potentially transformative meditation on this mighty Sanskrit mantra, with time for spoken considerations of the practice.

All Welcome! All Levels.

See you there Beloved Beings!

Be Well.

Do All the Things.

With Love and Aloha,

Miku

 

Miku Lenentine

Miku is deeply passionate about living in harmony with the self, others and all beings. She truly believes that each one of us contains the seeds of wisdom for the universe and the true purpose of being a teacher is to help guide each person to access the wisdom they already hold within themselves.

An experienced meditation practitioner and circle facilitator, Miku was raised in a mindfulness tradition and has trained with Dr. Eric Carroll at the Center for Vibrant Living for the past 7 years. She has guided weekly meditation, movement, and community dialogue circles since 2013 and facilitated a number of workshops in the greater Seattle area over the years most recently including Soulshine, Songaia, and Star Community. She has also presented mindfulness, yoga, and movement offerings at festivals and gatherings such as Beloved, Flowstate and the Northwest Permaculture Convergence.

Directions for getting in 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.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Starting March 27, 2020

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Kumu Malia LOVES the basics because she understands that a solid foundation underlies every graceful hula. In this class, careful attention is given to basic steps and gestures so that the dancer can access deep inner confidence while dancing. Party hulas will be emphasized so come prepared to have good a time!

Malia Helela

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she 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 Keola Lake. 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. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.
クム・マリアコイウラオカヴァオレフアへレラは優美ある人生を生きることをモットーとしております。クム・マリアのハラウ・ナ・フラ・オラ・アロハはスティル・アンド・ムービングセンターでクムの指導の下、レッスンに励んでいます。クム・フラ・プルエロパーク氏に師事、2002年にウニキ終了。現在、乳幼児からクプナまで、幅広い年齢層の生徒にフラ・オリ、ハワイ文化を教えています。クム・マリアはクム・フラケオラライクの教えの下でオリ(伝統的なハワイのチャント)を学びました。10代後半でロミロミの正式なトレーニングを始め,1998年にマッサージ・セラピスト,
2002年にエステティシャンのハワイ州認定ライセンスを取得。クム・マリアはフラとロミロミの訓練は同じだと言い、美しく、優雅なハワイの自然の恩恵に、本質とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

Instructions for getting to the online class:1. Kindly sign up for your live online class at https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/schedule/ . One hour before class, our desk staff will 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.

 

Thursdays 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Sundays 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Starting March 22, 2020

$10 

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In this half hour class, Kumu Malia leads you through voice warm-ups and introduces basic chanting techniques. As you learn chants for various occasions, you assimilate Hawaiian language and culture. The breath work in oli cultivates lung-capacity, vocal strength, clarity and confidence. Price: $10.

 

Mālia Helelā

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she 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 Keola Lake. 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. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.
クム・マリアコイウラオカヴァオレフアへレラは優美ある人生を生きることをモットーとしております。クム・マリアのハラウ・ナ・フラ・オラ・アロハはスティル・アンド・ムービングセンターでクムの指導の下、レッスンに励んでいます。クム・フラ・プルエロパーク氏に師事、2002年にウニキ終了。現在、乳幼児からクプナまで、幅広い年齢層の生徒にフラ・オリ、ハワイ文化を教えています。クム・マリアはクム・フラケオラライクの教えの下でオリ(伝統的なハワイのチャント)を学びました。10代後半でロミロミの正式なトレーニングを始め,1998年にマッサージ・セラピスト,
2002年にエステティシャンのハワイ州認定ライセンスを取得。クム・マリアはフラとロミロミの訓練は同じだと言い、美しく、優雅なハワイの自然の恩恵に、本質とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

 

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.

Friday 9:15-10:30 am

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Find strength, stability, relaxation, and maybe even a bit more balance! This slow-paced, steady flow class enables students of all levels to engage in mindful movement. As you move through asana (posture) sequences, your teacher guides you through mindful body scanning to connect more deeply with the body, the breath, and the mind.

The class incorporates:

  • Meditation (dhyana)
  • Breathwork (pranayama)
  • Sun salutations (surya namaskar)
  • A combination of static holds and flows between poses (asana)
  • Deep relaxation (savasana)
  • Sound Healing (mantra chanting and nada Brahma, sacred sound)

The teacher helps students to focus on the alignment and form in order to supports the body’s structure and its many internal systems. Students learn to modify the practice level as needed to meet their personal needs.

This class integrates Sanskrit chanting (mantra) and Sound Healing with sacred instruments such as Tanpura and Tibetan singing bowls to enhance resonance and support the cultivation of a sound mind and sound body.

We seek harmony in body, mind, and soul.

Join us!

 

Zeny Ogrisseg E-RYT 500, YACEP, AWC (Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor)

Zeny is a Yoga Educator, Musician, Sound Healer and Sri Vidya Practitioner. With a mixed heritage that includes Punjabi Indian, Filipino and Spanish, Zeny was raised in a culturally and spiritually diverse home. Her first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om” when she was a child.

Zeny’s yoga teaching emphasizes alignment, core stability, balance and deep stretching for the hips and shoulders. Her favorite poses are backbends, because they help open the heart. Zeny’s classes are noted for their depth in alignment, practical philosophy and rich spirituality.

She has traveled extensively all over India, studying Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and Ayurveda.  She is certified at the highest level recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher Trainer, conducting 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Trainings through her school Hawaii School of Yoga.  Her teachers include Guru Karunamaya, former head priest at Devipuram temple, a lineage holder of Sri Vidya, one of the most ancient Indian spiritual traditions whose main icon is the Sri Yantra;  Swami Khecharanatha, a lineage holder of Kundalini Sadhana (derived from Kashmir Shaivism) and founder of Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA; and Russil Paul (Anirud Jaidev), recording artist, music producer and author of the book “The Yoga of Sound.”

Inspired by one of India’s greatest Yogi’s, Sri Aurobindo, who was the  first to say “All Life is Yoga”, Zeny promotes the yogic way of life, not just the practice on the mat. Her own daily practice involves meditating and chanting daily, studying the source texts of yoga, practicing Sri Vidya, and teaching yoga classes.

With a passion for sacred music, Zeny plays the piano, harp, harmonium and Tibetan singing bowls.  And her main instrument is her voice. She has a gift for Sanskrit chanting and conducts kirtan and chanting sessions all over Oahu.

In her free time, Zeny enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, and cooking Indian food… of which cauliflower pakoras are a particular favorite!

 

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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