Mondays 11:00am – 12:00 pm (HST)
Starting June 1, 2020Sign up now!
The results of practicing the ELDOA Method are a sense of ease in your body, especially in your back, improved posture, and an overall sense of well-being. This practice promotes independence. You will learn how to relieve, heal and strengthen your own spine!
A French Osteopath named Guy Voyer created ELDOA to eradicate back pain. Using the body’s fascial chains and the principle of tensegrity, the postures of ELDOA set up specific lines of traction to open up spaces in our spinal column as well as shoulders, hips and ribs. Marla blends this powerful practice with yogic breathing and gentle stretches.
Many of Marla’s Eldoa students feel relief from pain after other approaches have failed them. They leave class feeling relaxed, empowered and taller. They understand her clear instruction with images that help them to remember the movements. Students sleep better, move more easily, and improve their posture!
What Marla’s students are saying:
“Marla has an incredible understanding of the body as well as the generosity and intelligence to communicate her knowledge in a way that can be shared with others.”
“Marla is a great instructor and an amazing, kind person. I attend both her yoga and Eldoa classes. I particularly like the unique stretches and posture focus Marla has for my computer neck!”
“As a chiropractor, with a broken lumbar vertebra, I’m very picky about who I let treat my body or provide me with exercises. When I heard about Marla’s ELDOA in Vancouver, I had to check it out. Apparently, Tiger Woods has used this technique to help him with his spine, so it had to be valuable, right? Right. Marla is very professional, knows her functional anatomy, and is an excellent teacher. Even with my 20 years in practice, she taught this old dog some new tricks! I have already recommended a few clients to her classes, and they are getting a lot of benefits too. Great complement to chiropractic care.”
Marla was a professional dancer, trained in classical ballet among other styles. Based out of Montreal, then later Chicago, she travelled the globe performing and teaching. In 1998 she began to study various styles of yoga, from extremely gentle restorative, to more vigorous Ashtanga. Marla then studied Pilates with Diane Miller, Dynamic Anatomy with Eric Franklin, ELDOA Method created by Guy Voyer and more recently Buteyko Breathing created by Russian Doctor Konstantin Buteyko.
Marla is passionate about helping people feel more free and strong in their bodies by educating and directing them to learn through practice, and by sharing tools that promote independence. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with her two children. If you are in Vancouver and would like to attend one of her classes in person, she teaches at Qi Integrated Health.
Thursday, June 4th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)
Thursday, June 11th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)
Thursday, June 18th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon (HST)
Experience the Joy of Movement with a Live Online interactive class! Come and move with the infectiously vibrant international Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb! One of the amazing talents of a fabulous teacher like Winalee is her ability to make the Nia class easy for first-time beginners and exciting for people with decades of experience.
I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.
In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.
In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.
I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!
Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:
1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.
2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.
3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.
Sundays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)
Starting May 31
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.
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 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.
Thursdays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)
Starts June 25, 2020Sign up LIVE ONLINE!
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.