Saturday, July 4, 2020 

9:00 – 11:00 am (HST)

Free

  • Raffle for 12 students to take the SuperClass in person (available for combo-1 only)
  • 3 LIVE ONLINE, INTERACTIVE class combo options for EVERYONE
  • Each combo offers 4 mini-classes, each 20 minutes long
  • Featuring a dozen of our fantastic teachers
Superclass combo 1 Superclass combo 2 Superclass combo 3

 

Combo 1 (9:00-11:00am)

Beginner Pilates with Murat | Foam Roller with Murat | Hula with Malia | MELT Stress Reduction with Katharine 

Combo 2 (9:00-11:00am) 

Feldenkrais with Eva | Tai Chi with Dr. Wong Kai Ming | Hatha Yoga with  Zeny | Turkish Belly Dance with  Murat

Combo 3 (9:00-11:00am)

ELDOA for Back Pain with Marla | Nia with Valerie |  Feldenkrais with Erica  | Sound Healing with Joelle

 

For the first time in many months we are opening our doors (for a soft opening) to 12 lucky students to take class in person!  Everyone else is joining SuperClass online.

What better way to get fit and feel good than by tapping into a greater collective energy?!? Join us for a healthy start to your holiday!  By attending our annual 4th of July SuperClass, you have a chance to experience 4 mini-classes in just 2 hours. Lots of movement forms: some familiar, some of you might have never even heard of. Lots of fun!

Of our 3 different class combos, choose one that tickles your fancy. May we suggest that you try something new?  Warm up with some gentle yoga to the sounds of an Indian harmonium or Move It with joyful Nia. Move to the Hawaiian tunes with Hula, and then shake it up with Belly Dance! 

Become one of the 12 students to take our  Superclass at Still & Moving Center, as we re-open our doors for the first time since March 17.  Enter the In-Person SuperClass Raffle by going to our Facebook page.

Raffle selection will be made on Monday, June 29th at 5:00 pm.

We look forward to moving with you!

 

We want to let you know about the safety protocols we are taking at the studio. Sanitation and spacial distancing of 6 ft. will be required throughout the classes, as well as in our communal spaces.

Everyone attending the SuperClass in person will be wearing a mask – teachers, staff and 12 in-person students. Wearing masks meets  our understanding of regulations governing businesses here on Oahu during COVID-19, and more importantly, helps to prevent spreading infection via air droplets.

Contactless temperature checks will be taken outside the door, before entering the center, and no props will be used to minimize touching shared surfaces.

July 2020

As a kid, I always loved big ideas. Maybe all kids do. Did you? I recall coming across our rambunctious 5-year-old son sitting still, alone in the middle of a play day, on top of his bunk bed. “Whatja thinkin’ about, Shankar?” I asked. “Infinity,’ he startlingly replied. For me, Still & Moving Center is becoming a place, more and more, where large-hearted, deep thinking takes place, as well as fabulous physical activities..

Imagine ideas giving the mind a workout, just as play, calisthenics, dance, etc. exercise the body. Little Renée also adored her time on the playground. Pumping back and forth on a swing, to the very top of each arc, is akin to viewing the world from a broad sweep of perspectives, from the top extreme to the opposite extreme. Hopscotch requires a light-footed agility, similar to mental agility in the face of new facts. Swinging from ring to ring on the monkey bars involves a shoulder motion called brachiation, suggesting the looseness with which we can release fixed points of view and move onward. Jumping rope strengthens our base – feet, ankles, knees, legs and hips – requiring steadiness, timing, and repeated grounding. The see-saw challenges our sense of balance. The metal push merry-go-round teaches us that going to the center gives us the still point, while going to the edge whirls us wildly through space. Down the slide requires letting go, enjoying the ride!

So, to me, exercising the mind goes hand in hand with exercising the body for whole health as a human being. I’ve been on a quest to find both.

As a bird longs to be on the wing in the open sky, I crave to live in the wide world of thought. From my earliest times, I’d quietly hang on the outskirts of adult conversations, listening for ideas that would carry my mind to broader perspectives. And I read a lot. I mean, I ate up books. One of my favorites was a big book on World Religions. That fascinated me with many ways of explaining how the world began and why we were here. 

Of course every child loves stories. A story drew me in like a spider wrapping up a fly. Why is that? I think stories help us make sense of the world. We can see how the causes people set into motion play out into logical – even if surprising – results. Look how Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol comes to see how his life so far has damaged others, and finally chooses to utterly redeem himself from his tight, mean, miserly life to one of full-hearted generosity. Such stories teach that transformation is possible!

Watching sad news on black and white television made me deeply wonder how such terrible things could happen, and how we could make the world a more livable place for everyone. Surely you had events in your childhood that led you to similar questions. Remember?

My parents were part of the World Federalist movement, and I especially liked listening to their discussions with those friends. I’m just learning now that famous advocates of World Federalism include Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Camus and Winston Churchill. Wow! No wonder I was interested in THOSE conversations! World Federalism started during and after World War II, as a way a way to avoid future wars.

I devoured fantasy and science fiction books that envisioned worlds that COULD BE. “A Wrinkle in Time” captivated my imagination: three youngsters “on a journey through space and time, from universe to universe, as they endeavor to save [their] father and the world…. The novel wrestles with questions of spirituality and purpose, as the characters are often thrown into conflicts of love, divinity, and goodness,” per Wikipedia. Yep, that’s my kind of book!

One day, probably when I was home buried in a book and all the other kids on the block were outside playing – my mom suggested that I might want to make some more friends. I responded, “My books are my friends, and when I want more people friends, I’ll go out and make some.”

By 7th grade I left my bookworm habits behind, but you know, I didn’t really know who I was looking for. I could not have put into words, “I’m looking for friends with big ideas for the world.”  By the time I got to college, I was finally able to find people like that, including my now husband Cliff.

At UC Santa Barbara. I heard about a Professor Raghavan Iyer, as an amazing speaker who always wore a red or orange or gold colored shirt to class. I recall sitting in the big lecture hall next to Cliff, waiting for the professor, when suddenly a small-statured Indian man, wearing – yes – a deep orange shirt under his dark jacket, came striding down the aisle. As he began speaking, I was transfixed.

The ideas that streamed non-stop out of Professor Iyer’s mouth for the next hour filled every nook and cranny of my mind… and then kept pushing it out farther and farther. The topic was something about politics, religions and literature… I can no longer recall the subject matter – only that these were stupendous ideas about the human race, its problems and its possibilities. My note-taking hand cramped trying to keep up with his full flood of remarkable notions from East and West, ancient times and modern headlines. But my hand cramp was nothing compared to the panting satisfaction that my mind and heart felt bathing in his colossal vision of a possible world that we – those of us sitting there in that very hall – could bring into being.

When Professor Iyer’s soaring lecture finally touched down and came to a close, a breathless pause ensued, then every person in the hall sprang to their feet and burst into a long, standing ovation. And for the next three years that I took Professor Iyer’s classes, I experienced all of our eyes brighten, our hearts swell, and our minds sail on the winds of his ideas for a more intelligent, compassionate world. 

Soon Cliff found out that Professor Iyer, with a number of his students, were restoring an old Victorian house in downtown Santa Barbara to create something called the Institute of World Culture. Danson from Kenya, Ingrid from Germany, Carl from Quaker country in Pennsylvania, and all manner of other idealistic people worked through the weeknights and over their weekends to restore the house to the stately beauty the Institute deserved. 

On July 4, 1976, the Institute of World Culture opened with the Declaration of INTERdependence! I include that Declaration below in Word to the Wise. From then on, Cliff and I feasted on endless programs devoted to lifelong learning, from Mozart’s music, to Ramunagen’s mathematics, to Vandanava Shiva’s seed banking, to Shakespeare’s play the Tempest, to how saving the wolves transformed Yellowstone National Park. And most of the programs were put on by the members themselves, learning about and presenting the subject matter. We also received remarkable visiting presenters, such as His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Moving to the islands in 2002, I missed the Institute’s programs and conversations – my life of the mind. However, Cliff and I found so much richness in the Hawaiian culture, it hugely helped the transition. Cliff dove into paddling Hawaiian canoes, encountering the legendary Hawaiian kupuna (elder) Nappy Napoleon. And thank my lucky stars, I met kumu Mālia Helelā, who so graciously shares her tradition through hula, ōlelo (language), history, love of the ‘aina (land), and the generous heart of aloha.

Fortunately, too, I became better acquainted with a vast range of movement practices from around the world through Still & Moving Center. In addition to hula from the islands, we had Bharata Natyam dancing, Bollywood and yoga all from India. Tai Chi came from China and Qigong came from Korea. Israel gave us Feldenkrais, and we got belly dance from both Egypt and Turkey… and the list just keeps growing – like the new ELDOA from France. We are essentially creating a world university of mindful movement. And we have always kept conversation going through our weekly Satsang centered on our Still & Moving Center Almanac of inspirational quotes from around the globe.

I still keenly missed our wide-ranging programs and conversations at the Institute of World Culture. 

With the pandemic came a pause, a pivotal turning point, and something shifted. Suddenly, at the time of our 9th birthday, Still & Moving Center went online, and went global. Overnight, our friends from across the map could join our classes without flying to Hawaii. I realized, “This is our chance at Still & Moving Center to cultivate the life of the mind!”

Our banquet table for the mind grew more plentiful. All our meditative offerings are free of charge and online. We now provide two seated meditation sessions a week. Our Sunday Satsang gathering is now frequented by off-island participants for a fuller diversity of viewpoints. On Fathers Day, for example, we talked about how the living practice of fatherhood has evolved over the generations in Japan, the Philippines and the U.S.

Our ‘Gems from the Wisdom Tradition – a Conversation Circle’, an online weekly gathering, launched in April with 14 participants from various islands, states and countries, all talking about fascinating, make-a-difference ideas. Some of our friends from the Institute of World Culture attended, too! Yay!  Last week at Gems, kumu Maliā approached the Buddhist topic of Right Speech by addressing the Hawaiian proverb:“I ka ʻŌlelo no ke Ola” – In the Language there is Life, complete with chanting in Hawaiian. And I loved hearing the ancient Greek story of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods on Mount Olympus for humanity – hearing that fire in fact represents the light of the mind, which, like a candle, can be shared over and over, illuminating the darkness, without ever being diminished itself. Wonderful stuff. My body and mind are now both satisfied now!

Ironically, I spent a quarter century after college pursuing the life of the mind without much physical exercise at all, until I started practicing Nia and moved to Hawaii in 2002. Through Nia and the moving practices at Still & Moving Center, I had learned an important lesson. So I had slated myself in 2020 to go to San Diego, Brazil and the Ukraine to give talks on the Joy of movement, I wanted to convince some rather sedentary, philosophical groups to get up and move their bodies if they really wanted to have healthy minds.

And instead I’m finding myself bringing more of the life of the mind to a place where people love to move. Don’t you just love it?!?

And there’s more to come! AHHHHHH…………

Live Japanese Translation by Eriko Jones 日本語通訳付き

12:30-2:30 PM HST  — (Japan time 7:30am Friday)

$59 for two participants in the same home 家族・親子2人で参加(2人で$59)

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(日本語:下記参照)

Lomilomi has traditionally been practiced in the home.  This two hour workshop will provide you with practical and accessible lomilomi techniques that can be safely shared with your family and friends.  Our live, interactive online format lets you learn in the comfort of your own home. Lessons begin with self massage techniques and then progress to lomilomi for others. You will practice on each other during the workshop.

Therapeutic touch begins when a mom first smoothes her hands in wonder over her growing belly. Across human experience, skills develop as parents perform endless diaper and clothing changes and learn what helps to soothe their individual keiki. The need to provide reassuring touch continues through the bumps and bruises of childhood to the aching hearts of teenage life.  Whether or not we are parents ourselves, we remember what it felt like to be young and hurting and cared for – or wanting to be cared for.

We reach out in sympathy and kindness to friends who experience pain, both physical and emotional.  We gently hold hands with precious elders who may not be moving around the way they used to.  At the heart of the human experience is a calling to care for one another, and this can be accomplished beautifully through lomilomi.

Please make sure to have a pillow and a pareo/sarong nearby for class.  Lessons will take place on the floor. 

家族で気軽に参加。家で安全にできるロミロミマッサージ手法を学べます。

Directions for Signing up Two Participants 参加方法

(日本語:下記参照)

Please, have the first participant enroll and pay for the workshop here.

Once you’ve paid, please have your housemate create a profile here. **We need liability waivers for both of you. 

Our front desk will then email you (the first participant) a link for your Zoom workshop 1 hr before the start time. Once you’ve logged into Zoom, please state the name of your partner so the teacher can confirm attendance.

まず始めに1人目の参加者がこのワークショップ に申し込み、支払いをする。お申し込みはこちら:here.

次に家族の名前を登録。登録はこちら:here.

ワークショップ開始時間の30分前までにZoomのリンクがEメールで送られます。

開始10分ほど前からZoomで入れますので、ご家族のお名前をお伝えください(参加者確認のため。)

 

Kumu Malia クム・マリア

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.

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。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語ります。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、クム ケオラ チャンから上級ロミロミ・トレーニングの指導を受けました。美しいハワイの自然の恩恵に感謝し、ハワイの大地に本質とインスピレーションを求め続けています。

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm (HST) 

Started June 3rd, 2020

In-person classes start July 8th, 2020

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga is an embodied movement and yoga practice that gives you an opportunity to move in your body and reconnect with your sense of self.

This specific style of yoga facilitation is an evidence-based movement practice, and is designed to work with those who have experienced trauma. The practice uniquely blends yoga movements and trauma awareness. This provides a space for you to reconnect with yourself by moving in your body. You will be guided through the opportunity to feel, and to rediscover sensation and choice making in your body to cultivate a sense of agency – both of which are often compromised as a result of trauma.

Some things that make this style of yoga different from other styles are the emphasis of choice in every type of movement or breath offering, and the focus on sensations that you may or may not be feeling in your body. The facilitator will always practice with you in this style of yoga, and will not provide hands on assists. If you have questions about whether or not this practice may be a fit for you, please reach out to us.

 

Alana Schaffman

From as far back as she can remember, expressing herself through movement and dance has always brought Alana happiness, and brought her back to her center.  

When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Alana always responded, “I want to work with people,” but she did not understand what that meant. As an adult, she found a career in the social services arena and as a yoga teacher. Alana earned a Master’s in Community Development and Planning, her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, and most recently her TCTSY-F (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Facilitator) certification.

Through personal life lessons and through her professional work with families experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, Alana continues to deepen her understanding of the life-long impact that trauma can have on us as human beings, and on the ways we navigate through this world. Through offering trauma sensitive yoga to the community, she hopes to move with others through their more “muddy” life experiences. She hopes to provide a space where each individual can reconnect with their sense of self and find their way back to their “center”. 

“I would be honored for you to move with me.” – Alana

 

Still & Moving Center

Health Protocols

For your health and those around you, and in accordance with public regulations,  Still & Moving Center has adopted the following measures to minimize contagion.

As of July 2020, in-person classes are limited to a maximum of:

12 students in the Barefoot Ballroom

5 students in the Dance Dojo.

Due to limited class sizes, students who wish to attend classes in person need to register in advance through our website.

By entering the building you agree to follow these protocols:

7 POINT PROTOCOL LIST

  1. Wear a FACEMASK IN CLASS and throughout the building.
  2. Wash your hands before entering building and sanitize frequently thereafter
  3. Receive a touchless temperature reading upon entering: 100 degrees or more, no entry.
  4. Bring your own yoga mat and equipment, or you can rent or buy it from us.
  5. If possible, remove yourself from the room to cough or sneeze. If you cannot, cough/sneeze into your inner elbow. Leave the building for the day if you continue to cough or sneeze.
  6. Maintain spatial distance of 6 feet in class and throughout the building.
  7. Bring in your own water, and eat outside the building. (You may rent or buy: mats, bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps.)

Mahalo for your kokua in protecting your own health 

and the health of those around you!

毎週月曜日 Monday 2:00 – 3:00 pm (HST ハワイ)

(日本時間:火曜日9:00~10:00am)

2020年7月13日スタート! Starting July 13, 2020

*このクラスは日本語で行われます。This class is taught only in Japanese.

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このクラスは特別にスティル&ムービングセンター 、アロハ大使のドーリス・モリサキによるアロハ・スパークルで始まります。クラス開始前(1時50分~)にドーリスがZoomでクラスに入ってくる参加者を出迎えます。クラスが始まる前にちょっとしたアロハ・スパークル情報(愉快なハワイの習慣、面白いハワイ語やピジョン語、ハワイアンフード情報やハワイで訪れると楽しい所など)をシェアします。

このボウスプリング・ヨガクラスでは背骨と体の自然なカーブの発達を促します。従来のハタヨガのポーズを使わずに、しなやかなラインを目指します。60分間のクラスで、しなる弓形姿勢をマインドフルに保持することで、腰痛や肩こり、他にも慢性的な痛みを緩和。体をしなやかに調整し、体のバランスを整えながら、集中力も高まります。

この最先端なヨガスタイルは2012年にデジー・スプリンガー氏とジョン・フレンド氏によって生み出されました。何か新しいことをトライしてみたい初心者、シニア、熱心なヨギーニまで誰もが参加できるオープン・レベルのクラスです。

As a special, interactive feature, this class opens with Aloha Sparkle ✨ by Still & Moving Center’s Ambassador of Aloha, Doris Morisaki. Doris will greet you during the first 10 minutes before class (1:50 pm) as you check into Zoom. She will give a brief Aloha Sparkle ✨ tip just before you start class:  a humorous Hawaiian habit, an interesting Hawaiian or Pidgin word, a Hawaiian food tip or a fun place to go in Hawaii.

BOWSPRING YOGA class that Kenta teaches develops the natural curves of your spine and body, avoiding traditional Hatha yoga poses, which tend to be more linear. By mindfully holding curvy, bow-shaped postures during the 60 minute class, you can alleviate back pain, stiffness in your shoulders, and other chronic pain. You will sharpen your mental focus, while toning, limbering and balancing your body.  

This cutting edge yoga style was developed by Desi Springer and John Friend in 2012.  Kenta’s class is OPEN TO ALL LEVELS, and is good for everyone, including beginners, seniors and serious yoga students wanting to try something new.

 

Kenta Nakano 中野憲太

40歳までヨガの経験がなかったが、カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスでトップレベルのバーガーシェフとして7年間働いた後、日本に戻り、真剣にヨガの勉強を始める。ヨガに熱心に従事し、E-RYT200ヨガ講師として認定される。2011年以来、日本やハワイで何千人もの生徒を養成し、RYT200認定書を授与している。

2013年にサンフランシスコでデジー・スプリンガー氏とジョン・フレンド氏主催のワークショップを受講後、ボウスプリング・ヨガを学び始める。馴染み深かった伝統的なハタヨガとは全く違うボウスプリング(しなる弓形)メゾットに深い感銘を受ける。“忘れられないレッスンでした。特にスカイダイバーのポーズはとてもエキサイティングで難しく、死にそうになったほどです!”と語る。

ボウスプリング・ヨガを始めてから、マインド、体、健康が好転。長年の腎臓結石や腰痛も解消したという。このマインド・ボディーメゾットを日本中に広めたいという想いのもと、東京に2カ所、スタジオ・ボウスプリングを開設。現在、株式会社リブウェルの代表取締役として、HOT40 Yogaというヨガスタジオを全国20カ所で運営している。

“20年前、短期間ですが、歌舞伎役者をしていたことがあります。歌舞伎に付け加え、日本文化や禅の哲学を尊び、学びました。ご存知かもしれませんが、“かた”という言葉は禅の哲学から由来しています。世界的なボウスプリング認定講師・トレーナとして、ボウスプリング・メゾットのヨガ・テクニックとアジア伝統文化を融合する役目があると確信しています。生涯学びの精神で、デジー、ジョン、そして他の立派な講師達からボウスプリングを学び続けたいと思っています。”

Kenta had no experience in yoga until he was forty years old. Once he returned home to Japan from 7 years working in Los Angeles, California as a top-ranked burger chef, he started to seriously study yoga.

He became so engaged in yoga, he certified as a ERYT200 yoga teacher trainer, and has trained thousands of Japanese students since 2011 – both in Japan and in Hawaii, providing them with RYT200 certificates. 

Kenta started studying Bowspring Yoga in 2013 after taking a workshop with Desi Springer and John Friend in San Francisco.  The Bowspring method impressed him in its difference from the traditional hatha yoga he had been practicing.  He says, “The lessons were unforgettable, especially the “skydiver” pose, which was very exciting, tough, and nearly killed me!”

Practicing Bowspring changed his mind, body and health. He recovered  from years of kidney stones and lower back pain. Knowing that he wanted to share this mind-body method with the rest of Japan, he set up two Studio Bowspring locations in Tokyo. Now the CEO of LIVEWELL, Inc, Kenta operates 20 hot yoga studios across Japan, called HOT40 Yoga. They also teach “Hot Bow” classes there!

Twenty years ago, and for a short period of time, Kenta was a Kabuki theater actor. In addition to theater, he proudly studies and treasures Japanese culture and Zen philosophy. As you may know, the word “Kata” originates from the Zen Philosophy concept of mindfulness. As a Global Bowspring certified teacher trainer, he believes it to be his dharma (duty) to integrate the new yoga technique of the Bowspring method with traditional Asian culture. As a life-long learner, Kenta continues to study Bowspring from Desi, John, and other respected teachers.

 

 

Doris Morisaki ドーリス・モリサキ

ハワイで日本人の両親の元に生まれたドーリスは英語と日本語を話し育ちました。ロコ(ローカル・日系ハワイ人)のドーリスは陽気で、心暖かく、アロハの心で人々をもてなします。アロハの心で暖かく迎え入れ、シェアしするドーリスは人々にとても愛されています。ヒルトン・ハワイアンビレッジで働いていた時から、訪れるゲストがハワイを存分に満喫できるよう心がけてきました。

クム・フラ(フラのマスター講師)マリア・ヘレラの下で8000時間のトレーニングを受け、アラカイ・フラ(フラのリーダー)としてクラスのサポートをしてきたドーリスはクム ・マリアのようにフラを踊りながら、ウクレレを弾き、歌います。日本語で “I Love Hula”クラスを教えています。

熱心な料理人(ハワイアンは食べ物が大好きで、ドーリスもグルメな食通です。)であるドーリスは楽しいことをするのが大好きで、空いてる時間には医師の夫を手伝い、素晴らしいバルーンアートを作ります。

Born to Japanese parents in Hawaii, Doris grew up speaking both Japanese and English. A true daughter of the islands, Doris exudes a vivacious genuineness for what she loves and believes in. Doris is well-loved for sharing her aloha – her friendship and warmth. Starting from her years working at Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel, Doris loves to share every good thing her island home has to offer. 

Doris is steeped in the dance of Hawaii, hula. With 8,000 hours of training with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula (master teacher of hula), Doris has earned the position of alaka’i hula (hula leader). She sings and plays ukulele while dancing hula. She teaches “I Love Hula” class in Japanese.

An avid cook (Hawaiians LOVE food, and Doris is a “foodie” herself), Doris has a fun-loving nature that comes out when she helps her husband, a medical doctor, make fabulous balloon art in their spare time! 

 

Student Testimonials: 生徒の声

“Kenta先生はとてもエネルギッシュなボウスプリング講師です。情熱と威厳のオーラがあります。先生のボウスプリングのクラスでは先生のようにやるのは難しいと感じましたが、クラスの後、体と心がリラックスし、とても爽快でした。もっとクラスを取りたいと思います。”

“Kenta is an energetic Bowspring teacher.  He has an aura of passion and authority. His Bowspring classes make me feel as if it’s too hard to catch up to him. However, after his class, I actually feel great and my body and mind are relaxed. I will be taking more classes soon.”

– Osamu Abe, Tokyo, Japan

“Kenta先生の導き、指導はクリアでわかりやすいです。先生はとてもはつらつとしていてエネルギッシュ。先生の矯正や説明は率直でポイントをついています。クラスではいつも背中がリラックスし、楽に呼吸ができ、心と精神が落ち着くよう手助けしてくれます。”

“Kenta’s guidance and instruction is clear and easy to understand. He is very vivid and energetic. His adjustments and explanations are direct and to the point. His classes always help to make my back relaxed, my breathing easier, and my heart and mind peaceful.”

 – Akane Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan

毎週金曜日 Fridays 3:30-4:30pm (HSTハワイ)

(日本時間:土曜日 10:30~11:30am)

2020年7月10日スタート Starting July 10, 2020

*このクラスは日本語で行われます。This class is taught only in Japanese.

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私のクラスでは、身体の感覚を大切にしながら、身体が喜ぶ動きを選択していきます。誰かと比較せずに今自分に必要な動きを選択していくため、ダンスが初めての方でも心地良くご参加いただける内容です。皆さんと一緒に踊れる日を楽しみにしています!  Yukie

ダンス、動き、笑い、体を揺さぶる事は運動に喜びを加えます。Nia®ニアはフィットネス とヒーリングに芸術的で革新的なアプローチで取り組む体と心のムーブメント・プログラムです。マーシャル・アート(武道)、ダンス・アート、ヒーリング・アートを融合させたニアは体のためにだけでなく精神を高める体験を繰り広げます。太極拳の静と集中力、ヨガのアライメントと精神力、テコンドーの爆発的なパワー、自由で優美なモダン・エスニックダンス、様々な要素が合わさりあって、新しい感覚の総合的な健康・幸福感を生み出します。

このクラスは表現豊かに気分を引き立たせ、心身のヒーリングとなるクラスです。全てのクラスでは関節の流動性やしなやかさの向上を助長する動きをユニークなコンビネーションで行います。ベース、コア、上半身の先端まで体の3つの主な部分を調整します。楽しみながら、全てのステップに喜びを見出し、心拍数を上げていきます。体全体にゆきわたるエネルギーの流れと呼吸を高めるリラクゼーション・テクニックを使い、ストレスを和らげてゆきます。

*ニアの経験不要。ニア では間違った方法はありません。それぞれの体にあった方法で体を動かしましょう。初心者・経験者ともに大歓迎です。

Yukie says, “In my classes, I focus on the importance of how YOUR body is feeling. I teach you to choose the movement that feels joyful and healing for you. I provide content for everybody, so that even someone dancing for the first time can join comfortably. 

I’m looking forward to dancing with you soon!

Dance, move, laugh, shake and put JOY into your workout! Nia® is an expressive body-mind movement program that offers an artistic and innovative approach to fitness and healing. Blending Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, Nia® creates an experience that involves your whole body, as well as your spirit. The stillness and concentration of Tai Chi, the alignment and strength of Yoga, the explosive power of Tae Kwon Do, and the grace and spontaneity of Modern and Ethnic dance – all create a whole new sense of wellbeing!

These classes are exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional, and healing not exhausting. Every class offers a unique combination of moves that help increase the flexibility and mobility in your joints. We also condition the three main areas of the body: base, core and upper extremities. Rev up your heart rate while having fun and finding pleasure in every step. End every class by melting away your stress using relaxation techniques that enhance breathing and the flow of energy throughout your whole body.

Class note: No experience required. You just can’t do it wrong in Nia – you do it YOUR body’s way. Beginners and seasoned students are all welcome.

 

Yukie Iijima 

神奈川県を中心にスタジオや企業などで幅広い年齢層の方を対象にNiaダンスとヨガを教えている。

幼い頃から踊ることが大好きで、3歳からモダンバレエやクラシックバレエを始める。葛藤を抱えた10 代、踊ることで救われ「人はなぜ踊るのか」ということに関心を持つ。ダンスなどの芸術表現が身体と心にどのような影響を与えるのかを探究したく、大学で心理学や芸術療法を学ぶ。

その後、怪我により踊りから離れる。以前のように踊れない葛藤がある中、様々なスタイルのダンスやヨガと出逢う。身体と心の関係性をさらに探究したく、ヨガインストラクターの資格を取得。同時期にNia(ニア)という本来の自分を大切にするダンスに出逢う。ダンスを通して、身体と心と向き合い、その人が本来持つ可能性を高め、身体も心もより健康的に導くニアの理論に感銘を受ける。

2015年からニアを始め、2017年に大好きなスティル&ムービングセンター にて尊敬するWinalee Zeebの指導のもと、NIa White Belt Trainingを修了。同様に同センターでWinaleeの指導のもと、2018年にNia Green Belt Training、2019年にNia Blue Belt Trainingを修了。

32歳の時に葉状腫瘍のため、胸の部分切除手術を受けたYukieが無事回復し、復帰できたのも、痛みに寄り添いながら身体が喜ぶ動きを見つける手助けをしてくれたニアの教えがあったからと言います。

“スティル&ムービングセンター でのトレーニングは私の人生の中でも特別で大切な時間でした。英語が母国語ではない私ですが、ニアを通して、スティル&ムービングセンターに集う世界中の方たちと繋がることが出来た経験は、私にたくさんのポジティブな影響を与えてくれました。”

“スティル&ムービングセンター は私にとって大切な HOME です。”

Yukie teaches Nia and Yoga for a wide variety of age groups at studios and for companies based in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan.  

Even from a young age Yukie loved to dance. She started learning modern dance and classic ballet at the age of 3. During struggles in her teenage years, dance saved her from being overcome by difficult challenges, and she became interested in “why people dance.” To explore how art forms such as dance affect the body and mind, she studied psychology and healing art at university. 

Yukie sadly stopped dancing due to injuries, then discovered different styles of dance and yoga. To continue studying the body/mind relationship, Yukie earned her yoga instructor certification.  

At the same time, she discovered Nia. She was impressed with the philosophy and phenomenon of Nia. By becoming more aware of her body sensations, of her emotional feelings, and of her thoughts while doing Nia, Yukie became more aware of her true self. She realized how much potential each individual naturally has, and how the movement of Nia leads to a healthy body and mind.

Yukie started Nia in 2015 and completed her Nia White Belt Training with her beloved teacher, Winalee Zebb at Still & Moving Center in Hawaii. She returned again for her Nia Green Belt Training in 2018 and Nia Blue Belt Training in 2019, both with Winalee.

At the age of 32, Yukie had a major surgery (segmentectomy of the breast) to remove a phyllomic tumor.  Even though she went through tremendous pain throughout the recovery process, her Nia techniques helped her to find the movements that her body needed to recuperate and feel comfortable again, and she was able to return to work.

Training at Still & Moving Center was one of the most valuable times in her life. Even though English is not her native language, she was able to connect to people from all over the world through Nia at Still & Moving.  That experience positively influenced her life. Says Yukie: “Still & Moving Center is my precious home.”

 

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日本語:eriko@stillandmovingcenter.com  英語:808.397.7678

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毎週水曜日 Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm (HSTハワイ)

(日本時間:木曜日10:30 – 11:30 am)

2020年7月8日スタート! Starting July 8, 2020 

*このクラスは日本語で行われます。This class is taught only in Japanese.

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“I Love Hula” 

“アイ・ラブ・フラ” はアロハの心を高め、楽しみながらフラの基礎を学ぶクラスです。このクラスではフラの基礎のステップや手の動きに集中します。フラのすべての要素を取り入れ、統合的なフラを学びます。ドーリスが美しく展開されるフラ・アウアナの世界をシェアし、ハワイの自然と繋がるよう導きます。ウクレレの生演奏やハワイアン・ミュージックにあわせて踊ります。フラの踊り方や表現方法、振り付けについてなどの質問も歓迎です。最も大事なことは、美しく喜びの心で踊ることを大切にすることです。この優美なダンスを一緒に踊り、アロハの精神を満たしましょう!

The “I Love Hula” class is a perfect opportunity to enjoy hula fundamentals while uplifting your spirit. This class focuses on the basic steps and hand motions of hula. You learn to put all the pieces together into one integrated whole hula. Doris shares with you hula ʻauwana’s lovely storytelling and connection to nature. You dance to both recorded music and to live music that she plays on her ‘ukulele. Doris welcomes and makes time for any questions you may have about the choreography or how to perform specific movements. Most importantly, Doris emphasizes dancing with a pure and joyful heart. Sharing these graceful dances together will surely fill your soul!

Doris Morisaki 

クム・フラ(フラのマスター講師)の下で8000時間のトレーニングを受け、アラカイ・フラ(フラのリーダー)としてのフラ・シスターや参加者のサポートをしてきたドーリスはクム ・マリアのようにフラを踊りながら、ウクレレを弾き、歌います。

ハワイで日本人の両親の元に生まれたドーリスは英語と日本語を話し育ちました。ロコ(ローカル・ハワイ人)のドーリスは陽気で、心暖かく、アロハの心で人々をもてなします。ヒルトン・ハワイアンビレッジで働いていた時から、訪れるゲストがハワイを存分に満喫できるよう、細心の心遣いを心がけてきました。講師として、アロハ大使として、ドーリスは周囲の人達に影響するような情熱で皆を導きます。

ハワイ大学で初めてダンスのクラスを受講したドーリスは社交ダンスのクラスで夫であるマークと出会いました。2013年以来、フラ・アウアナが彼女の情熱となりました。クム・フラ マリア・ヘレラのフラに没頭し、ドーリスのダンスに対する愛情、同様にハワイ語を学ぶ強い願望が増していきました。ドーリスはフラの神聖なる美しさを表現し、ハワイ文化の宝であるアロハ=愛を伝えていくことを心から願います。そして、フラの知識と才能を惜しみなくシェアします。自然と純粋な心と喜びの笑顔で踊るフラは 自分をより良い自分にし続けてくれる~とドーリスは語ります。

With 8,000 hours of training with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula (master teacher of hula), Doris has earned the position of alaka’i hula (hula leader) under Kumu Mālia. She sings and plays ʻukulele while dancing hula, inspired by the example set by her teacher.

Born to Japanese parents in Hawaii, Doris grew up speaking both Japanese and English. A true daughter of the islands, Doris exudes a vivacious warmth and genuineness for what she loves and believes in. Doris is well-loved for sharing her aloha. Starting from her years working at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Doris loves to share every good thing her island home has to offer. Whether in a teaching or ambassador capacity, Doris lends an infectious enthusiasm.

Doris took her first dance class at the University of Hawai’i, where she met now-husband Mark in a ballroom dance class. Hula ʻauwana has been a passion of hers since 2013. Steadily absorbing hula with our kumu hula Mālia Helelā has increased Doris’ love of the dance, and correspondingly, her desire to learn the Hawaiian language. Doris humbly aspires to embody the sacred grace and beauty of hula, and to pass on the love of this cultural treasure. She gives liberally of her hula talents and knowledge.  Hula continues to make her a better person as it is imperative to dance with a pure heart and joyful smile.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 noon (HST) / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Alaska) / 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (PST)

$39 (please inquire about price reduction if needed) 

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This sampler workshop will introduce you to a movement practice that prioritizes healing and empowerment for survivors of trauma. Jody will offer the full 20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020.

Experiencing physical and psychological trauma often causes people to respond to events from their past and disconnect from their bodies. This disconnect in turn causes a further sense of loss, a loss of selfhood. Inviting a person to move their body in a way that feels safe and non-invasive can allow them to experience embodiment once again, to reconnect with themselves.

The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts developed this particular method, and called it Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. The TCTSY method is based on central components of hatha yoga and offers participants a path back to being present.  

 The practice modifies elements of standard hatha yoga to maximize experiences of empowerment and to cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body. Unlike many yoga classes, TCTSY uses no physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. Rather, TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Facilitators invite participants to notice sensation and make authentic choices in their bodies as a way to cultivate agency.  

 Attend this sampler to experience the practice and learn more about current methods that foster recovery from trauma and boost resilience. 

 

JODY HASSEL

Your facilitator, Jody Hassel, is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga. 

Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.  

Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling. 

 Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody is the lead facilitator of Mindfulness and Yoga Practices at Turning Point Counseling Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and she continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga, creative writing, and the performing arts.

Jody can be reached at jodyhassel@gmail.com.

About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/

About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/

Frequently Asked Questions on 20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training

 

Easy Breathing with Back-Rolling to Health:  Feldenkrais©/SmartMoves Workshop

Sunday, June 7, 2020 

11 am – 2:00 pm (HST)

$59 

Golden Circle Membership: 20% for single workshop

$79  for Easy Breathing weekend

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Rolling is something we did as kids when our spines and ribs were still very flexible. In this workshop you can learn to have such a flexible spine again that rolling becomes pleasurable and informative to the health of your nervous system. Finding easier movement in the spine, you free the ribcage, and with it your breathing.

The ability to roll when you fall can be life saving. To be able to feel the enjoyment of rolling on the floor and giving your connective tissue a nice massage instead of feeling stiff will make your whole being happy.

The genius of the Feldenkrais© Method is to teach movement so that the impossible is possible, the difficult becomes easy, and the easy becomes elegant. Wouldn’t it feel wonderful to bend down easily and to get onto and off of the floor without any difficulty?  

This workshop will be playful and eye opening. It will open the chest, correct round backs and help your breathing. Your neck as well as your lower back may benefit. Your whole spine can achieve health and strength!  

This workshop may be taken by itself, yet Saturday will be a good preparation as it will get the spine ready for rolling.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

Eva 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 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.

 

I have taken 2 workshops with Eva and she is a wonderful instructor/therapist. These classes are very informative and have helped me tremendously in my knowledge of body mechanics and movement and making healing connections in my body. – Ruth

I loved Eva’s Feldenkrais class! My shoulder felt stiff and sore for almost a month. With just a few simple and gentle movements it was feeling so much better! My spine was stretched out and my feet were more evenly holding my body weight. I plan to take more classes in near future.  Thank you Eva. You are Excellent!!! – Diane

I like the variety of classes offered, and the Center’s focus on the mind-body-spirit connection. I particularly enjoy Eva Geueke’s Feldenkrais classes. The facilities are beautiful, and everyone is so warm and welcoming to students and guests. – John

Friday, June 5, 2020

7:30-10:00 pm (HST)

$49

Golden Circle Discount: 20%

Shoestring Budget Price: $32 

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During this workshop we’ll explore how the long Vagus Nerve communicates with the face, brain, and heart. When we were in the womb, the head bowed to the heart, connecting through the vagus nerve early on.  With unique sounds, breath, and spiral movement, we will explore this vagus nerve communication axis in the WaveContinuum way. 

In WaveContinuum, we evoke the healing power of water through sound, breath, and spiral movement, delving into the wisdom of “our inner biology.” Here we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs, and cells. 

We learn to sense movements that come from deep inside and let them flow outwardly. In our body, we carry information from all the different stages of life, from the single cell-protozoa to the upright walking being. Diverse movement possibilities expand and provide new opportunities in our life. 

WaveContinuum can help dissolve pain and limitations. We learn to evoke fluids and spark electrical pulses through the body to heal and multiply healthy cells. Through the gentle, intuitive spiral movements and sounds, we explore beauty, strength, and creativity. We may even reverse aging. We tap into the wisdom that lies inside of the body’s fluid system and create a balance between Water, Fire, and Earth elements.

Life flows in the healing energy of spiral movement, breath, sound, love, and awareness! 

With this practice, the heart opens and strengthens, the mind calms, wisdom flows, and the spirit soars.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

Eva (Honolulu / Cologne) practices the path of embodying the sacred through conscious movement and dance. Originally a professionally trained dancer who performed and made her own evening length dance pieces she ultimately felt that teaching would bring more healing and positive change into the world than performing.

After her Feldenkrais training and working intensively with Emily Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and Susan Harper in the 80’s and 90’s, Eva created Wave-Continuum. This beautiful healing movement practice opens the heart and connects the mover to the wisdom of life embedded in the fluid system of our cells and the universe. Undulating movement meditation, breath and sound bring this ancient awareness to the surface of our consciousness.


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