In English and Japanese

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Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18

9 am to 5  pm

$470

For hula teachers, this 3-Day immersion will deepen your connections to the foundations of hula and enhance your hula teaching skills. It may also qualify you for further mentoring under Kumu Malia.

Over 3 full days, experience many components of the revered Hawaiian hula tradition. Dance, oli, Hawaiian language, ceremony, lei-making, connection to nature, history and culture lessons as well as visits to sacred sites make up this immersive experience. Create a true connection with the heart of aloha and the land of Hawaii through its unique traditional dance.

Schedule:

Thursday 
Session 1 – Opening ceremony, morning lesson with hula choreography
Session 2 – Afternoon lesson with hula choreography
Friday 
Session 3 – Morning lesson with lei making
Public hula classes
Saturday 
Session 4 – Morning site visit
Session 5 – Afternoon lesson with video documentation, photos and closing ceremony

Minimum 5 participants

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


Kumu Malia Helela’s 2 year Hula Mentorship Program

This 3-day intensive can be taken as a springboard to a 2 year mentorship program. Throughout this immersion, Kumu Malia will assess with students their suitability and interest in enrollment for her 2 year mentorship. All applicants will be required to send a letter explaining their hula experience and the reasons they are interested in the program.

Starting in the fall of 2019, Kumu Malia will teach installments of the mentorship program twice a year, in the Autumn and the Spring – usually near the March and September equinoxes. In addition to deeper training in hula and Hawaiian culture, Kumu Malia will help mentees to discover Hawaiian names for themselves.  If they already have a Hawaiian name, she will explore deeper meanings behind their names.

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.

 

In English and Japanese

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Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16

9 am-5 pm

$470

Whether you are a novice or an established dancer, Kumu Malia’s guidance will encourage full immersion in the cultural background, techniques, inspiration and foundations of the much-admired Hawaiian hula.  Create a true connection with the heart of aloha and the land of Hawaii through its unique traditional dance. No prior hula experience necessary.

Minimum 5 participants

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

Create a true connection with the land through Hawaii’s art and beauty. Over 3 full days, experience the many components that make up the revered Hawaiian hula: Hula, oli, language, ceremony, lei making, culture lessons and site visits make up this immersive experience.

Schedule:

Thursday
Session 1 – Morning lesson
Session 2 – Afternoon lesson
Friday
Session 3 – Morning lesson with lei making
Join public hula lessons
Saturday
Session 4 – Morning site visit and lesson
Session 5 – Afternoon lesson with video documentation, photos and closing ceremony

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.

 

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.

 

Mondays 9:15-10:30 am.

Starts February 4, 2019.

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Kara’s classes are inspired by over 15 years of intensive Yoga study and practice. Although she leads a challenging class, she warmly welcomes practitioners of any level to join her in this style of movement and self study. Kara infuses the class with the light of her understanding of yoga philosophy, encouraging you to bring a bright focus to your own awareness, on the mat and into your life.

Based on the teachings of Shiva Rea, Mandala Flow Yoga is a fairly brisk yet steady, safe vinyasa flow that encompasses the entire yoga mat. You move in a circular pattern (hence the name Mandala), including side-to-side as well as front-back movement, and you experience pulsations and waves in the body. These full body movements build strength in the core and hips, ring out the spine, and help to tone the legs. This is a sequence-heavy class, meaning that many postures will be linked together.  The class ends with deep floor postures, breathwork and meditation. You will leave feeling lighter, supported and uplifted.

As an international master teacher offering a 75 minute class rather than Still & Moving Center’s normal 60 minutes for Vinyasa, Kara welcomes donations after class.

Kara Miller

Committed to the practices of Yoga as a lifestyle and path, Kara deeply cares about her students and clients and this authentic love and support is evident in her teaching.  She believes Yoga is a vehicle for personal development and growth, thus is committed to holding a safe and sacred space for her students. When you attend a class with her in Oahu, you can expect classical education and instruction in yoga philosophy and breathwork coupled with dynamic sequencing in a fluid, powerful flow style called Mandala.

Kara is a 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor and Yoga teacher trainer who has taught in Hawaii for almost 10 years as well as internationally.  She holds annual Yoga Empowerment / Service retreats in Kosrae, Micronesia, and is currently building a Yoga Empowerment project for Pacific Islander women in the islands she works on.

Throughout Kara’s life she has spent time living and working in Fiji, Indonesia, St. John USVI, Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall islands.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Biology and a Masters of Science in Marine resource and environmental management from the University of Hawaii, where she resides full time.  She has worked in international fisheries management and policy, marine education and training, and capacity building on small Pacific Islands for the last 10 years. Her affinity for Pacific island culture and nuances is strong, and she is very passionate about working alongside and supporting the people of this region.   

 

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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.

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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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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Our April Book club selection is inspired by Earth Day and the many events observing this 30 year tradition of drawing awareness to environmental issues.  Join us for a discussion of Drawdown, an accessible, readable book that ranks solutions to climate change.

Our book club facilitator, Nia Black Belt Krista Hiser, is also a professor in the University of Hawaii system, where she works with faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. Krista says that Drawdown is the most important book on climate change ever written.  

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To prepare for bookclub, you can watch this video with Paul Hawken.

Renée Tillotson has found the book to be very readable, with helpful pictures and practical applications.

REVIEW OF DRAWDOWN

“…There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. ..the public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” — David Roberts, Vox

 

On Saturday, April 21, you might also be interested in joining us for the Blue Line Project 

An exercise to visualize sea level rise over the next 40 years and how it will impact our community. Participants will draw, in chalk, the sea level rise projection from the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). We’ve seen king tides and flooding right on Queen Street. What does sea level rise mean for our neighborhood?

 

FOR ONLINE PARTICIPANTS

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Book Club – Still & Moving Center

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Please install the gotomeeting ap on your device in advance. Call Still & Moving Center 808.397.7678 and ask for Renée or Krista if you are having trouble getting on at the time of the meeting. Please give yourself extra time to log on before the meeting. Or email Renée a day in advance for help: renee@stillandmovingcenter.com 


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