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with Island Mama Yvonne (Yvonne Siet)

Price: $10.

For children ages 3 – 103

Keiki need an accompanying adult

Island Mama Yvonne shares her IMY Kidsjam of world culture through music-dance-art-crafts. This is a celebration of peace and harmony in all the colors of the rainbow. The fun-filled event features dancers and musicians of different cultures, allowing the audience to participate artistically as well. Children will leave with a piece of self-created art in their hands.

Yvonne Siet

IMY, also known as Island Mama Yvonne, is an infectiously enthusiastic emcee and events coordinator extraordinaire. Dividing her time between two shores – Hong Kong and Hawaii – Yvonne’s mission is to share her Aloha Spirit with everyone she meets, from the young to the young at heart.  Island Mama Yvonne collaborates with her 10 year old daughter Kalani on all her children’s events.

A dancer and artist herself, Yvonne has been working with international musicians and artists of renown since 2000 to create world cultural events and concerts. Her “POPO Song & Dance” with 50 Hong Kong artists/crew was recorded at the world-renowned Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios (England). “Havana Mania Carnival” shared Latin music and dance with Vocal Sampling, the Latin Grammy-nominated acapella group from Cuba. Yvonne’s “Hawaiian Family Festival” starred the Na Hoku Hano Hano Award-winning artists Nohelani Cypriano and Nathan Aweau. In 2014 Yvonne brought Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Taimane to Hong Kong for her debut concert. Most recently, IMY organized Viu TV’s cross-cultural music travel documentary featuring the beloved musicians Endy Chow from Hong Kong and Taimane at the historic Governor’s Mansion in Honolulu.

 “You can take the girl out of the island but never the island out of the girl.”  IslandMama Yvonne continues to spread her ALOHA Spirit whether on her world travels or at her current home base in Hong Kong.

 

 

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Normal aerial prices pertain:  Drop-in $17 online or $20 at the desk, and Aerial 10 Class Pack $170.

 

Kids Aerial Level 2 Class for 6-12 year olds

Saturdays  12:15-1:15 pm  Starts Saturday, June 10

Sundays  9:30-10:30 am  Series converts to class June 11

In this level 2 class, experienced keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. We will introduce more advanced skills using hammock and straight silks.  Students will work on sequencing and move progression in preparation for Coming into Harbor Performance on Sunday Sept 3

Kids Aerial Level 1 Class for 6-12 year olds

Saturdays  1:30-2:30 pm  Starts Saturday, June 10

Sundays  10:30-11:30 am  ongoing

Explore vertical space on three different pieces of aerial apparatus: aerial hammock, straight silks, and lyra. Increase your proprioception – safely learning where your body is in space, whether upright or upside down. You get to climb, twist, turn, invert and hang. Increase your confidence as you develop coordination, concentration, balance and strength. “Hanging” with Kezia is always a fun-packed learning experience!

Mondays  4 – 5 pm  Kids Aerial Performance Rehearsal Class

 

This class is designed for students who have been enrolled in a kids aerial series. Here they practice for their performances.  Next performance will be Sunday, September 3rd! No beginner students, please.

 

Kezia Holm

Kezia aims to inspire others to live to their full potential by being open and chasing their souls’ passion. Aerial holds a special space in her life. It sparked a fire that allowed her to explode into a whole new rainbow of color and creativity. Kezia took her Aerial Fundamentals and Lyra teacher trainings from the esteemed NECCA, the New England Center for the Circus Arts, and her Aerial Yoga training from Wendi Lynch of Aerial Yoga Hawaii.

Kezia first dove into flow arts in 2008 when she fell in love with a hula hoop, appreciating its freedom and beauty in the expression. In addition to aerial dance, Kezia is also devoted to other flow arts practices, including horseback arts and yoga. By practicing gratitude for all teachers, experiences and opportunities she has had along the way, Kezia continues to enhance and share her knowledge through study, practice and teaching.

 

 

 

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Fridays 4-5 pm

In this 10 week series on Fridays, experienced keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. We will introduce more advanced skills using lyra and straight silks. Sequencing and move progression is preparation for the June Bloom Performance on Sunday, June 4th, late afternoon / evening.

Monday, May 29th will be Dress Rehearsal at the drop-in class. Performance will be on Sunday, June 4th, late afternoon / evening.

 

Drop-ins not permitted, and series payment applies to this series only, not rolled forward. 

 

Also: Kids Aerial Performance Rehearsal Drop-in Class

Mondays 4-5 pm 

This drop-in aerial class is for students enrolled in an aerial series to practice for their performances. No beginner students, please.

 

Price $179 for 9 sessions.

 

Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 am, Starts January 15, 2017

In this 9 week series, experienced keiki aerialists will focus on choreography and sequencing, as well as furthering their current abilities. This additional attention on more advanced skills and learning routines will better prepare them for performances. Upcoming performance March 18, 2017 Still & Moving Center’s birthday celebration.

Pre-requisite is teacher approval and at least 6 months of aerial class experience.

Participants may also stay for the Kids Aerial Level 1 class at 10:30am at half price of regular drop in rate for $ 11.50 if space allows on the day of class. So that beginners always have the opportunity to drop into the Level 1 class, Level 2 participants are not permitted to reserve space in advance for the Level 1 class. Class size will be strictly monitored.

9 week Series starts – Jan 15 to March 13, 2017 at 9:30 to 10:30 am. – this class is for students that want to be in performances.  Drop-ins not permitted, and series payment applies to this series only, not rolled forward.

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Price: $30 – includes glow-in-the-dark paint.

Previous aerial experience required

Come dangle, stretch and integrate your bones – whether in aerial hammocks, silks or lyra. Delightfully spooky music for this Halloween event.

Parents & Grands are invited to help paint, photograph and enjoy this Halloween event!

Paint your bones or any other cool design of your fancy! We provide night glow body paint for your skin or on old yoga clothes (the paint can stain). Come early for a more elaborate design. 

5:30  pm  Paint Your Keiki Bones  [Dance Dojo]

6:15 – 7:15 pm Dangle Your Keiki Bones [Barefoot Ballroom]

 

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Aug 28 – Sept 25

Sunday, 9:30-10:30am

 

In this 5 week series, experienced keiki aerialists will focus on choreography and sequencing, as well as furthering their current abilities. This additional attention on more advanced skills and learning routines will better prepare them for performances. Upcoming events include a Halloween event October 28 and Merry & Bright December 18, and possibly Diwali October 23.

Pre-requisite is teacher approval and at least 6 months of aerial class experience.

Participants may also stay for the Kids Aerial Level 1 class at 10:30am at half price if space allows on the day of class. So that beginners always have the opportunity to drop into the Level 1 class, Level 2 participants are not permitted to reserve space in advance for the Level 1 class. Class size will be strictly monitored.

Drop-ins not permitted, and series payment applies to this series only, not rolled forward.

Tuesdays 

4 – 5:15 pm

June 28 – July 12, 2016

Price for 3 week series: $45 

Intended to inspire a healthy lifestyle and strengthen the body, mind and spirit, this series kicks off Still & Moving Center’s teen wellness program.

Like the name Still & Moving Center, part of the time we’ll be still – talking together about important stuff. And part of the time we’ll be moving – doing cool movement practices like self-defense, zen archery, hip hop, yoga, rock fit n’ kick or ribbon dance.

These sessions are uniquely crafted to enhance leadership, self-confidence, goal-setting, maintaining safe space, and of course, teen health.

As teenagers, we go through many changes. Our body is on its way to becoming its adult size. We may notice that we can’t fit into our old shoes or that our jeans are now 2 inches too short or too tight. Along with these changes, we are probably becoming more independent and making more of our own choices. Some of the biggest choices we face are about our health.

Healthy habits, including eating a healthy diet and being physically active, can help us feel good, look good, and do our best in school, work, or sports. They might also prevent unnecessary problems, such as depression, diabetes, amenorrhea, failure to add bone density, eating disorders, etc. All these can be avoided with good choices in the way we live.  Healthy teens are happy teens.

In 2016 Still & Moving is celebrating it role as a healing center. What a fantastic way this Teens Moving for Health series is to bring something new and meaningful to our community!

“Young people need models, not critics.” – JOHN WOODEN

Your Moving for Health coach have spent many years working with teens to help them “claim their magnificence”

 

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May del Rosario. Moving with May – a personal trainer with over 20 years of ballet, sports fitness and martial arts – is always an invigorating experience! She’s fun, encouraging, challenging and professional. This lady has shared her extensive knowledge of fitness through movement in medical, spa, studio and gym environments. Her classes are for everyone: from uber athletes, to pau hana workers wanting a kick-it-up class, to folks struggling with obesity, to fragile seniors seeking to regain their health. May provides personal fitness sessions, nutrition and weight management counseling. Her group fitness teaching experience includes aerobics, turbo kickboxing, ballet, strength training, power cycling, fitness for the unfit, to name a few. Her energy is absolutely contagious to her students!

with Renée Tillotson
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Make Easter memories that will stay forever in the heart. Celebrating Easter in a light-hearted yet sacred way is a Still & Moving tradition! Start by dying hard-boiled eggs and decorating blown eggs for our growing egg tree collection! Adult or child – you will be touched by the moving story Renee tells you from some faraway land, and you’ll see how it relates to our biblical story. Enjoy an egg hunt, then the vegetarian potluck brunch!

Kindly bring sparklies, do-dads and knick-knacks to give character to your unique egg! We will provide eggs, and feel free to bring your own, too. Kindly sign up in advance so we know how many to expect by signing in online, emailing us or calling 397-7678. [Center will be closed after the 11 am Yin Yoga class for the rest of the day] Happy Easter!

From the time they were old enough to sit up in a highchair near the counter and hold a spoon, my kids always cooked with me. Cooking was really one of the most important activities that the children and I shared together.

 I must have learned that from my mom, since my little brother Dan says his first toys were the pots, pans and cooking utensils in the bottom drawers that he used to play with while our mom was in the kitchen cooking meals.

 

Our elder son, Shankar, reminisces, “I remember standing on chairs when I was really little, stirring big pots of noodles. When I got a bit older, I used to be the one to cook the fried food because you would say, ‘You’re good with the heat and you take the veggie burgers off in time.’  You always used to have me cook the garlic bread, ’cause you said you always seem to burn it, just like Nana does.  I learned to make coffee from Dad and eggs and toast from you.”Shankar got so confident with his cooking skills that while he was in kindergarten, he used to surprise Cliff and me with breakfast in bed.  Shankar has always believed that if a little is good, a lot is better! Once, when he made us eggs, he oiled the pan well – I mean really well! Here he comes into our bedroom carrying a plate of fried eggs, swimming in oil:  “I made you some….” WHOOPS!!! “…….uh, eggs.” And there we were with sunnyside-ups in our laps. Truly breakfast IN bed.

Shankar continued cooking with me, when all of a sudden one day, he got a notion that maybe this cooking stuff wasn’t manly.  “Mom, cooking is for girls, isn’t it?”  “Oh no!” I was able to explain truthfully. I told Shankar about his dad visiting Alfredo’s restaurant in Italy, where the male chef invented the dish that still bears his name today.  I told Shankar about the eggplant parmesan and sprouted whole wheat bread that his dad used to make in college, reminding Shankar of his Grandpa Ray’s great Chinese cooking and his Grandpa Bob’s delicious baked goods. Satisfied that he wasn’t being a sissy, Shankar happily continued to cook with me.

I certainly remember preparing meals with my mom. We were both such high-energy people, I don’t ever recall us just sitting around talking. When we were cooking, though, we got to spend time together chit-chatting while our hands kept busy. We’d invite guests over almost every weekend and try new recipes from Sunset magazine. I was a young teen by that time, with more than a decade of cooking experience, and Mom would always lament about my maverick approach, “Can’t you just follow the recipe the way it’s written the first time you make it?” But since she’d taught me the cooking basics, I felt perfectly comfortable substituting peaches for apples or coriander for cinnamon.

One of my favorite things to make with Mom was blackberry pies. We’d all ramble through the hills of Oakland, California in the summer looking for good berry patches, getting our arms and fingers scratched and pricked by the thorns, then put together one of her famous pies. The eating was well worth the pain that went into making those pies. To this day, Mom still picks and freezes a zip-lock bag of local blackberries in the summer to make my brother Todd his favorite birthday treat in March. To Todd, it just wouldn’t feel like a family birthday celebration without Mom’s berry pie. (Yes! I’ve included her recipe below!)

Like many firefighters, our older son Shankar now cooks for the whole fire crew. “At the firehouse we usually team up on making meals. We do most things as a team, and cooking is one of them. We’re always helping each other out. It makes it go a little quicker and it’s more fun.”

Shankar tells me, “I remember barbecuing peppers and onions and zucchini on the grill at home for our veggie tacos. Now, cooking at the firehouse, most of my best recipes have blackened veggies off the barbeque, such as my pork chile verde and my chicken fajitas.  You always used that expression, ‘Stay out of the kitchen if you can’t take the heat.’  Now that I’m a firefighter, I guess you really could say I’m pretty good at taking the heat…!” View the video at the bottom to see what’s cooking in the firehouse!

My kids still vividly remember making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and taking them down to the big fig tree in Santa Barbara to offer to the homeless folks there. Now when I watch kumu Malia cooking in the Still & Moving kitchen with her three keiki on Tuesday afternoons to distribute to the homeless with Street Angels at Ala Moana park, it reminds me of how important cooking together can be to creating a strong sense of family and community.

Moving in Stillness and resting in Joy with you,


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