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Zesty Black Bean Burgers, Purple Potato Salad & Blueberry Crumble

Sunday May 24, 2020

$35

Join us LIVE ONLINE for a vegan food lesson with a delightful twist! Sheila Wrede will show you how to prepare Zesty Black Bean Burgers that are high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. Pair the burgers with Purple Potato Salad with Cashew Mayo, followed by a Blueberry Quinoa Crumble. Get the heart health benefits of anthocyanins!

Cooking with Sheila from your home kitchen, you will have a meal for a family of four! The owner of Wellness Becomes You, Sheila recently attended a plant-based Culinary Institute Boot Camp in Napa, CA, and she loves sharing what she learned with you! 

Kitchen Equipment You Will Need

  • Pot for cooking the potatoes that you will again use for cooking the Quinoa.
  • Frying pan or electric skillet for the burgers
  • Blender or food processor to make the cashew mayo (or you can use any mayonnaise of your choice)
  • Small casserole dish for the crumble
  • Oven or toaster oven to bake the crumble in.
  • Measuring spoons, measuring cups, and a knife for chopping

 

Ingredients You Will Need

  • 15 oz can black beans,
  • Whole wheat buns or favorite rolls for burgers 
  • Cilantro
  • 2 medium purple sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Cashews – or regular mayo
  • Miso  – or regular mayo
  • Olive oil  – or regular mayo
  • Dijon mustard  – or regular mayo
  • Almond milk
  • Honey
  • Quinoa
  • Coconut, shredded
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, 
  • 1 cup favorite unsalted nuts and seeds (combined)

 

Dr. Dean Ornish demonstrated in 1990 that eating a whole food, largely plant-based diet could reverse heart disease, as well as provide other health benefits, including weight loss. It’s no surprise that this diet works when combined with moderate aerobic exercise, group support and stress management training.

Let’s have fun and learn to cook through the magic of Zoom!

 

Sheila Wrede

Holistic Health Coach, Educator

Sheila will encourage YOU to make self-care a priority. She believes that food CAN HEAL the body and will work along with you to improve your eating habits. Her students learn to feel confident in choosing and preparing delicious healthy foods for themselves and their loved ones. 

Sheila empowers motivated students to reverse and prevent disease and aging through the healing power of whole plant-based organic foods. She provides educational talks, healthy food demos, live cooking classes, and nutritional consultation.

A Holistic Health Coach and Wellness advocate with formal training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, Sheila founded her business “Wellness Becomes You” to pursue her passion to teach others about the power of holistic nutrition. 

A Holistic Health Coach and Wellness advocate with formal training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, Sheila founded her business “Wellness Becomes You” to pursue her passion to teach others about the power of holistic nutrition. 

with Jody Hassel of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

May 8-9-10, 2020

Fri May 8  3:00-6:00pm HST

Sat May 9  10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30 pm HST

Sun May 10  10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30 pm HST

Plus 5 hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study

 

Yoga Alliance CEC’s available

Max 25 participants

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This 20-hour training introduces participants to specific tools to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement. We will explore hatha yoga and breath practices, which can be vital to the healing process of complex trauma. The training emphasizes core components of the theory and practice of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to other anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive treatment methods.

This program includes: 

  • The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY
  • An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY
  • Opportunities to practice the methods.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for Complex Trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and listed with the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This unique intervention is based on the robust research that has emerged from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA. 

This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, other health care professionals and anyone looking to deepen their understanding of complex, intersectional trauma. There are no prerequisites to taking this workshop. All are welcome.

Complex trauma dramatically impacts the nervous system. This course is designed to support professionals in broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and incorporate aspects of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) to specifically address the connection between trauma and the nervous system.   

This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for application to the Center for Trauma and Embodiment’s TCTSY 300-Hour Annual Certification program and is eligible for CEs (18 contact, 2 non-contact) with Yoga Alliance (YA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and various state licensing boards (as requested). Please let us know if you need Continuing Education Credit hours.

 

COST:

How much you pay for training and practice can be an act of justice. For those of you who can afford to pay on the higher end of the scale, your payment helps to support those who cannot. This is one way to leverage our privilege and stand for equity for everyone. If you cannot pay the higher end suggested, consider what is authentically sustainable for you, and pay that. Please, contact us at 808-397-7678, to select the Community rate.

 

SLIDING SCALE:

$450   | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)

$350   | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)

$250   | Community Rate (discounted)

 

*The value of the training is $350

 

If none of the above pricing options are within your means, please contact us at info@stillandmovingcenter.com for more options.

 

 

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

 

Q Do I need to be a yoga teacher to attend? 

 

A No, anyone interested in learning more is welcome and many kinds of professionals attend including mental health professionals, educators, nurses, body workers, nutritionists, wellness and life coaches, etc.

 Q What credentials will I have after completing the training?

A You will receive a completion letter showing that you have received 20 hours of training from the Center For Trauma and Embodiment in Boston. This training does not certify you as a TCTSY-Facilitator, however it is a prerequisite for the 300-Hour TCTSY-F Certification Program. 

Q Do you offer CEUs or CEs?

A CEs are offered to Registered Yoga Teachers who are registered with Yoga Alliance and with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. CEUs for mental health and social work professionals are currently pending State approval and can be obtained retroactively if the process takes longer than expected. You can also contact your board for more information and offer your letter of completion to your board with their prior approval.

Q Is there any home study?

A There are several hours of independent study assigned, which can be completed before, during, or after the live course, making the training a total of 20 hours.

Q What should I consider regarding self-care?

A During the training, it’s possible that emotions and trauma responses may arise due to the content of the training. Please feel welcome to support your emotional and physical needs. You’re welcome to move in and out of the sessions at any time as needed.

Q What should I wear?

A While this is a professional training, please wear comfortable clothing that you feel you can move in for practicing yoga and keeping warm. We will have one hour of yoga practice on Saturday and Sunday along with group practicum and practice teaching throughout the session. 

 

Questions about this training may be directed to Jody Hassel: jodyhassel@gmail.com

Jody Hassel, M.F.A., E-RYT, TCTSY-F, YACEP

Fairbanks, Alaska

Licensed 20-Hour TCTSY Trainer

Supervisor, 300-Hour Certification Program

here is more information and a link to the same training on my website.

Mondays 9:30-10:30am

Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm

 

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This class emphasizes movement and meditation for stress relief. The self-healing practice called MELT renews your interstitial fluids, which support your immune and endocrine (hormonal) systems throughout the entire body. Using a soft body roller and soft, various-sized balls, you restore and revitalize your connective tissue with the MELT technique.

You become mindful of your breath during meditation and in the floor and seated mat exercises. You move through functional flow patterns that enhance balance, grace, coordination, strength and flexibility. You emerge from class feeling relaxed, revitalized and cheered as you head into the rest of your day!

No prior experience necessary. Please dress comfortably. MELT equipment is not absolutely necessary, since the teacher can give you adaptations. Please contact Katharine Harts at katharineharts@gmail.com for more information.

 

Katharine Harts

Katharine brings her bright smile and effervescent spirit to every class! She loves helping students find their connection to health and self-expression through these amazing human bodies we live in.

Katharine’s background in movement runs deep and wide. As a dance and fitness educator, she is certified in aerial yoga, many somatic disciplines and the MELT Method Bodywork. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, is a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute where she studied with dance pioneer, Anna Halprin.

She taught hundreds of students over a decade at her Center for Embodied Spirituality, LLC in Marin County, California. Utilizing various aerial props such as trapeze, hammock and lyra, she loves teaching dance and improvisation (See soullovesthebody.com).

Some of Katharine’s professional performance experience includes Liz Lerman Hallelujah Project, ORTS Theater of Dance, Body Prints Theatre, Zenith Dance Collective, Anna Halprin’s “Spirit of Place” Stern Grove 2009 and UpSwing Aerial Dance Company National Dance Week Performance 2014-2018.

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Friday 9:15-10:30 am

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

The class incorporates:

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

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

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

We seek harmony in body, mind, and soul.

Join us!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

 

This article could have been the lead story for our letter. I’m so proud of our team.

In the lightening speed that everything changed for all of us here on island, we heard about “flattening the curve” and we shut our doors after the last class Monday night, March 16. I’m  delighted to say we re-opened classes on Sunday, March 22nd, after only 5 days of closure, to a very receptive student body! Let’s recognize the magnificent efforts of the Still & Moving staff and faculty in making that happen, lead by our Operations Manager Neela Vadivel.

I had to make the harrowing decision, just after our 9th birthday – which we didn’t dare celebrate – to shut the doors and walk away for who knows how long. Yet our team’s surge of resolve in the face of a huge challenge has left me breathless with admiration.

The Still & Moving Almanac quote for our online opening day turned out to be: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance,” by Alan Watts in the week of Dancing Through Life.

Oh my gosh, do our staff, faculty and students know how to dance!

As a group, we knew virtually nothing about online classes, except for a small, low-tech Nia Mentorship group that I’ve been running once a week for the last 5 years. We needed to know the latest, greatest online platform for teaching, and we needed to know it yesterday.

Neela strode forward to spearhead our efforts. She and I quickly determined that Zoom provided the best service once our yoga teacher Joelle Ng gave us a demo. Neela then set to work organizing a few key staff members to learn the technology, setting up private lessons for all the faculty to teach online.

Yes, we wanted to keep giving our top-quality movement classes. We were also determined to keep our teacher-student and student-student interconnections strong through LIVE, INTERACTIVE online classed, in which everyone could share before and after class. That’s a different animal than recorded classes. Live, interactive online classes require constant supervision by our staff to help our students get into the broadcast, help the teachers manage the technology required, and keep all the timing like clockwork. Unmanaged, the system would leave lots of room for snafus that would feel unprofessional.

Neela describes her experience: “Transferring nearly 100% of our classes to an entirely online platform can only be described as an exercise in frustration and vulnerability – exhilarating at times and downright infuriating at others.

“We dove into the unknown, headfirst, with none of us having even the slightest experience managing IT, while concurrently training ourselves, each other, our teachers and our students.”

Neela accepted the brunt of all the transition work, taking the studio phone home to monitor 24 hours a day until we finally managed to divvy up the workload. She made sure that no one stepped onto the Zoom stage unprepared to deliver their class or unsupported by plenty of staff behind the scenes.

Our teachers bravely agreed to teach online, to be a link of normalcy to our ‘ohana at a time when everything is topsy-turvy. They’ve been so heroic, completely adapting their classes to teach to a group we can only see as tiny squares on a computer screen, changing our right-left cueing because now our students are moving in our mirror image, learning to feed both our music and our voices directly into the computer with technology we’ve never used before. We’ve been willing to take the chance of falling flat on our faces – like having all the sound equipment fail for the first 15 minutes of a class – and keep smiling and dancing all the way to the end.

As Kendra Gillis reports from the front desk: “I won’t say it wasn’t a shock to the nervous system as it definitely was. It was a quick decision to close the studio with an even quicker decision to move everything online. But when you have a team who are motivated, things flow much easier. We all learned something new together. Rather than one or two “knowing” and teaching others, we all stepped into this blind but willing to learn as a team. I think that’s fantastic. And I’m really enjoying teaching my own classes online.”

Like Neela, Emily joined Still & Moving Center’s staff after working for years in Cirque du Soleil, where she served as stage manager. Emily says: “My skill base is in crisis management, organization and leadership, so this transition has been very engaging for me. In a time when we’re experiencing a global crisis it’s so easy to feel alone and helpless. But serving our community and seeing how grateful everyone is gives me a sense of purpose.”

One of our newest staffers, Sarah Hodges describes her experience: “The task of getting our whole studio online looked insurmountable to me, especially since none of us were pros in online conferencing. We sat together and every day and did research, talked to other studios who were moving online, and what seemed impossible just started to happen. It was pretty miraculous. And then I went online and saw classes full, with students from all around the world! It felt like a big win for everybody.”

According to our Feldenkrais teacher Eva Geueke, these online classes are fulfilling a prediction from Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais that some day this self-healing technique would be in every living room!

Kendra adds, “As someone who loves being home, loves being introverted, this has been an awesome experience. I’ve been taking more classes than ever before at Still & Moving… without actually being there! I’m excited for what this online format holds for the center in the future.”

And here are a few comments we’re hearing from our grateful students:

– The teacher is smiling at me!

– I’m so happy, being in Vietnam, that I can finally take classes again at Still & Moving!

– My teachers are pros.

– It’s wonderful to move again and to connect with fellow students.

– I sure hope you keep offering online classes even after you open back up.

And no doubt we will. It’s a brave new world out there, and our staff, teachers and students are definitely rising to the challenges of it.

 

Monday, 5:45-6:45 pm  

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Sundays 10:30 -11:30 am

 

Sundays 10:30 –11:30 am

Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Renée Tillotson

Starting March 24, 2020

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Do you like leaving class on a natural high that will lift your spirit for the rest of the day? Nia class with Renée is a sure bet. Love to dance? Or think you can’t dance, have no grace, are un-coordinated? Try Nia, where you get to dance your heart out, and you just can’t do it wrong. Nia is a joyful body-mind-spirit fitness practice to soul-stirring music.

Students say Nia with Renée feels smooth in their joints and makes every part of their body feel more open, and more alive.

Nia fuses the moves of dance, martial arts and healing arts (such as yoga and Feldenkrais) with a large scoop of fun! No matter what your shape, age or gender Nia teaches you to listen to your body to customize your own workout. One student in the class might turn up the dial for a sweat-drenched cardio session, combined with stretching and strengthening, while another student in the same class might take a much gentler approach, just right for their body’s conditioning.

Nia provides a perfect balance of structure and freedom. Taking class barefoot provides you with greater body awareness, increased balance, mobility and agility. Learn to dance through life! Leave with the exhilaration of a happy kid just finishing recess! For more insight on Nia, please go to www.nianow.com.

Monday, 5:45-6:45 pm  

with Valerie Sanchez

Starts March 28, 2020

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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 aspects of 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 while also conditioning 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 all welcome.

 

Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 pm

with Regina Lumsden 

Starts April 14, 2020

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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 while also conditioning 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 all welcome.

 

Renée Tillotson

Renée Tillotson, Director, founded Still & Moving Center to share mindful movement arts from around the globe. Her inspiration comes from the Joy and moving meditation she experiences in the practice of Nia, and from the lifelong learning she’s gained at the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, California. Still & Moving Center aspires to serve the community, support the Earth and its creatures, and always be filled with laughter and friendship!

Enthusiasm fills every class and event Renée leads. The motto: ‘Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy!” motivates her daily life.

A second degree Nia Black Belt, Renée says, “Through Nia I realized that I was born to dance…and perhaps everyone is! Nia connects me to pure Joy. I aspire to extend that Joy into the rest of my life and share it with every student who steps into my circle. Nia embraces both the yin and yang energies, helping all of us to balance our natures. Nia serves as a moving meditation for me, as well as a chance to play like a child again! I like to think of my classes as invigorating the body and elevating the spirit.”

Engaged in an earnest, life-long spiritual quest, Renée assembles the Still & Moving Center Almanac each year, filled with inspirational quotes by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton. She loves taking part in conversations that merge philosophical, spiritual and scientific thought with a lifestyle of compassion.

Renée has been moving and sharing Nia since 2002. She took all of her Nia intensive trainings at Nia International Headquarters from the co-creators of Nia: Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. She considers herself a citizen of the world, and brings mindful movement practices from around the globe under one roof at Still & Moving Center.

 

 

Valerie Sanchez

Get ready! Nia with Valerie is spunky, sassy and irrepressibly fun. We leave inhibitions at the door and become fully available to ourselves. Ultimately, her goal is to inspire us to feel – in order to heal; to listen to our bodies – in order to find the “aaaah” in every move; and to gain confidence – in order to manifest who we truly are, both on and off the dance floor!

Valerie discovered Nia Technique® March 2011 when Still & Moving Center first opened its doors to the public. It took her 15 minutes to realize she’d found the movement medicine she’d been yearning for, Nia.

She says, “I fell in love with Nia when I started to feel the results. With Nia I’ve increased my strength, flexibility and my range of motion resulting in greater power, balance and comfort. I’ve improved my breathing and vocalization from the use of sounding, and the cherry on top has been creating a meaningful connection to self. My entire Nia journey has cultivated a loving relationship between my inner and outer worlds. To me there simply isn’t another fitness and lifestyle program that says ‘I LOVE MYSELF’ more than Nia. You have to experience it to believe it: join me!”

Valerie’s travels to other Nia communities around the world – Bali, Australia, Thailand, Nicaragua, New York, Tallahassee, Denver and Nia Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to name a few – have brought Valerie depth and realness, and tools for living. Through her training as a Nia Moving to Heal teacher and Nia Move IT coach she’s able to tailor her classes to all ability levels. “At the beginning of class I make it a point to look around and receive from everyBODY there. My classes are founded on body gratitude and body appreciation because I love teaching people how to move, get fit, and live in their body in healthy and meaningful ways.”

Valerie is also the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC and a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach.

 

Regina Lumsden

Dance and massage combine naturally in Regina’s life work, cultivating freer movement in the body.

Regina probably danced before she walked! Growing up with the wall-to-wall rhythms of life in Brazil, her body moves to the music as easily as a dandelion puff floats on the wind. Classically trained in ballet, modern dance and jazz, her body naturally models great alignment. Samba flows through her like a multi-streamed river.  She performed in a contemporary dance company for 5 years.

She studied Spacial Dynamics (aligning the physical, ego and soul) and Eurythmy (also known as “soul gymnastics”) in England – both of which she learned to use for therapeutic purposes with children. She also practiced Waldorf’s Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental Movement Therapy while teaching for years at Waldorf school in Honolulu, sharing her child-heart warmth.   At Waldorf she taught both children and adults to move consciously, purposefully.

Due to a devastating bike/car accident, Regina had to teach herself to walk again. This she did with strong visualization practices. Regina recalls, “In 2007 I had a car/bicycle accident that was life changing. Through this deep experience I was blessed with the realization that our mindset deeply influences our lives and that bodywork can be transformational at physical, emotional and spiritual levels. It is about committing to ourselves as we go through our journey in life.”

A few years after a full recovery from her accident, Regina stepped out of her teaching career to give her attention to healing bodywork therapy as a licensed massage therapist. Regina is motivated by her clients’ journey of moving out and away from physical and emotional pain as she applies the work with them. She is thrilled to watch her clients becoming more and more empowered, centered, grounded and finding their inner peace as she works with them.

All of these practice prepared the soil for Regina’s growth in Nia. Regina earned her Nia White Belt from Winalee Zeeb in 2017.

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.


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