July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020

Friday July 31  3:00 – 6:00 pm HST

Saturday Aug 1  10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:30pm HST

Sunday Aug 2  10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30-5:30pm HST

5 hrs of pre-recorded modules and independent study

Yoga Alliance CEC’s available

Maximum 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

 

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Thursdays 11 am – 12 noon (HST)

Starts June 25, 2020

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This chair-based yoga class allows us to safely take our yoga practice to new levels… off the mat to a chair or exercise ball! Bring a fresh perspective to the yoga postures that you already love or would love to learn!  This practice incorporates breath work for more resilient health to our lungs and entire system.
Want to take a yoga break while working? Practice right where you are! Accessible and fun, this class is for all bodies.

Wainani Arnold

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.

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! Start date July 13, 2020 **Class end date July 20, 2020**

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

*オンラインクラス参加方法:下記参照。

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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。

Zoomでオンラインクラスに参加!日本語説明ビデオ(iPhone 編)

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

 

クラスの参加方法:

1. スケジュール欄からクラスを選び、登録。 www.stillandmovingcenter.com/schedule

クラス開始の1時間〜30分前までにリンクがメールで送られます。

2. クラス開始の5−7分前にリンクをクリックして入ります。

この時、自動的にズームがダウンロードされます。

3. 問題のある場合はe-mail またはお電話でお知らせください。

日本語:eriko@stillandmovingcenter.com  英語:808.397.7678

*詳細:www.stillandmovingcenter.com/get-started-japanese を参照。

Instructions for getting to the online class:

  1. Kindly sign up for your live online class at https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/schedule/ . One hour before class, our desk staff will 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 app if you are new to Zoom.
  3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Presented by Gandhi International Institute for Peace with Still & Moving Center

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Starting at 2:00 – 6:00 pm (HST) /

*** PLEASE SIGN UP BY 1:30 pm, June 21st to be able to access the event*** 

 If you miss signing up in time to be able to interact, simply go to our FaceBook page for live-streaming of the event  

FREE

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During our time of pause, while the world came to something of a standstill, many have found solace, steady invigoration, and inner/outer connection through yoga.  Please join Hawaii’s second annual International Yoga Day event, honoring this ancient body-mind-spirit practice of Yoga.

For some sessions you can join the practice on your mat at home to sample different yoga styles. Listen to Sanskrit mantras typically used in yoga and watch various yoga demonstrations. Tune in for conversation on yoga philosophy.

Originating in India, yoga goes back thousands of years. Modern research shows that yoga adds significantly to our quality of life when done regularly with proper technique. Studies repeatedly show that yogic postures enhance body functionality, while breathing slowly in a relaxed manner, can slow our heart rate. Focusing the mind through yogic meditation cultivates mental peace and potentially deep, spiritual insight.

 

Running order:

Our Emcee: Willow Chang

2:00 PM  Gayatri Mantra  + Welcome & Intro to International Yoga Day with President of Gandhi International Institute for Peace, Dr. Raj Kumar

2:10 PM Oli (Hawaiian chant) Kumu Hula of Still & Moving Center, Malia Helela

2:13 PM Still Center in Times of Crisis class with Owner/Director Still & Moving Center, Reneé Tillotson 

2:30 PM Lieutenant Governor,  Josh Green, Hawaii

2:37 PM Senator Mike Gabbard, Oahu 

2:50 PM Mantra class with Zeny Ogrisseg, Still & Moving Center, Oahu

3:05 PM Mandala Flow Yoga class with Kara Miller, Still & Moving Center, Oahu  

3:30 PM “Ahimsa” with Willow Chang, Still & Moving Center, Oahu

3:45 PM TCTSY, Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Jody Hassel, Alaska

3:55 PM AIReal Yoga Demonstration with Carmen Curtis, California

4:10 PM “Yoga & Ayurveda for Daily Living” with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, California

4:20 PM “Pranayama/Breathing”, with Yogi Ramesh Pandey, California 

4:40 PM  Dr. David Frawley, American Institute of Vedic Studies, New Mexico

5:05 PM Jivamukti Yoga class with Sarah McTee, Still & Moving Center, Oahu 

5:40 PM Professor Ramdas Lamb, UH Department of Religion, Oahu

5:55 PM Final wrap-up

Once you sign up, know that we will email a simple email link to the event on Zoom, one hour prior to start time. Click the link, and you’ll find yourself connected!

See the bios for our International Yoga Day presenters

 

 

Join us for this important annual celebration!

From Eva Geueke

When the heart is restless or you’re feeling anxious, gently hold your little finger with your other hand for about 10 minutes. It works to calm the heart. 

This hand posture comes from the Jin Shin Jyutsu tradition, a healing art form from Japan said to have been rediscovered in the 20th century. The acupressure points on your pinky correspond with the heart and small intestines. Healing energy is especially strong in your fingertips and the middle of your hand. 

Our human emotions run through the heart: whether anger, hatred and fear, or joy, love and compassion. Our hands act as extensions of our hearts, capable of being cruel and destructive, or giving and caring. Our loving hands reach out from our loving hearts, capable of healing and bringing the energy system back into harmony. 

Politicians sometimes instinctively (or knowingly) put their fingers together, or hold one wrist with the opposite hand while they are in a crowd shaking hands,  to prevent an energy drain.

In moments of stress, the simple resource of holding our little finger is very easy to do. You might also pay attention to how your hands naturally grasp and gesture throughout your day. These positions are often instinctive to our body’s energy system, and you may discover that you are already innately using hand postures to release stress and bring a sense of renewed calm. 

Without consciously knowing particular points on the body needed to release an energy lock, a mother intuitively touches her baby where it needs help, and her love for the child comes straight through her hands with healing benefits.

 

To support our instinct to position our hands and bodies in ways that clear blocked energy,  Eva teaches Morning Qigong every Tuesday at 8:30 am, HST.

Mondays 11:00am – 12:00 pm (HST)

Saturdays 8:00 – 9:00 am (HST) ** Starting November 7th, 2020

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Started June 1, 2020

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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.”

-Lesley Telford

“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!”

-Jeff Appelbe

“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.”

-Christian Guenette

 

The full hour dedicated to ELDOA postures and stretching enhances the many possible benefits including:

  • Normalize Disc Bulges
  • Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
  • Normalization of Visceral Function
  • Reduced Stress
  • Injury Recovery and Prevention
  • Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
  • Delayed Disc Degeneration
  • Increased Disc Hydration
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Improved Posture
  • Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
  • Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
  • Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
  • Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
  • Reduced Forward Head Posture

 

Marla Waal

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.

 

Sundays 11 am – 12 noon (HST) 

Started May 31, 2020

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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.

This class is open to all levels. Join us live online to nourish your spirit, rejuvenate your body, and enliven your mind!

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 Sanders

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.

1st & 3rd Thursdays 

May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, 2020

8:00-9:15 am (HST)

Price: $20 / per walk

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A live online facilitated nature therapy session. Connect with others and the natural world from a green space near you!

During this time when many of us are experiencing heightened stress, disorientation, and a sense of isolation, this forest bathing walk (conducted virtually via the free video conferencing platform Zoom) offers opportunities to connect to others, to yourself, and to the grace of the natural world. It is led by a certified forest therapy guide based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, and you are welcome to join from wherever you are.

Unlike Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi’s regular offerings in which you’d meet your guide in person in a designated forested location, these online meetings invite you to join from a safe and familiar outdoor space near you (it can even be your backyard) or from inside your home. Your guide will be on a trail or at a green space on the island of Oʻahu and you’ll be able to experience Hawaiʻi’s natural and healing beauty through your screen. She will be inviting you to tune into your senses, to slow down, and to give your attention to the elements of the more-than-human world around you.

To find the start time for the walk in your timezone (0800 Hawaii Standard Time), click here to access World Time Buddy.

You can join using phone or internet connection, but prior to the session, you’ll need to download and familiarize yourself with the Zoom app on whatever equipment you’ll be using on the walk: your smartphone, mobile device, or computer.

Download Zoom app here

IMPORTANT: The meeting link will be sent to your email 1 HOUR IN ADVANCE. You will need this link to join the walk.

Further details of what to expect and what you may need for the walk will be sent to you.

Let us keep our hearts open, celebrate being alive, and traverse this time together. Let’s forest bathe…virtually!

“Forest Bathing” (translated from “shinrin-yoku,” an established public health practice in Japan) is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See more, including recent national media coverage on forest bathing at www.forestbathinghi.com.

Virtual walks require a minimum of 2 participants. The walk will be cancelled and you will be contacted and fully refunded if fewer than 2 people have signed up by 12 hours in advance.

 

Phyllis Look

When you walk together with Phyllis along easy trails under the forest canopy, she invites you to touch and listen to the trees, to smell and taste the wind, to notice what you are seeing for the first time. Slowly, time deepens and the stresses of the modern world fall away.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Phyllis has lived for almost 60 years in the same valley in which she now guides. She has always loved the outdoors. An avid hiker, she belongs to the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club and has trekked in the Grand Canyon and in Provence, France.

She is the owner of Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi and the state’s first and only forest therapy guide trained and certified by the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides & Programs, now having guided more than 70 walks. She is also certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA).

Phyllis Look
Owner, Certified Guide, & Trail Certification Consultant

Sunday May 17, 2020 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm (HST)

$59 (Golden Circle Membership: 20% for single workshop)

$79  for Heart Strength weekend

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Heart, Vagus Nerve, Face & Gut Connection

On Sunday we continue strengthening the heart while freeing the neck, the face, jaw and tongue. With Feldenkrais/SmartMoves lessons we may take years off our faces, make our smile more radiant and our mouth more spacious. Many invisible benefits will become apparent from within.

As highly evolved beings, we possess a very adaptive vagus nerve that connects the brain and its busy activities with our gut. How does it do that? Through the heart! As the longest nerve in our body, the vagus nerve integrates the thoughts of the mind – as they play upon our facial expressions and in our voice – with that “gut feeling” by GOING THROUGH THE HEART! We find that a strong heart center integrates the ideas and sociability of the mind with instinctive information that comes from the gut. This allows us to adapt and self-regulate in ways that reptiles, for example, cannot do, being confined to instinct only. 

This workshop seeks to integrate the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais – an early pioneer of neuroplasticity, who worked wonders on human health via the mind-body connection through the nervous system – with Dr Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory, on the vagus nerve connecting our higher and lower centers:the Neuroscience of Polarisation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmkG5l7CaGw) Additionally, Chinese medicine teaches that the tongue has an intimate connection with both the jaw and the heart.

To find practical applications for improving your health and strengthening your heart, your teacher Eva Geueke draws from her decades of experience as a Feldenkrais practitioner, as well as her extensive work in Mantac Chia’s Qigong practice and Emily Conrad’s Continuum practice.

Attendees will have access to a video recording session for a days after the workshop, at a modest price.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke

Students appreciate Eva’s sincere care for their health and excellence on every level. Her range of personal experience in various moving art forms and her understanding of movement in the human body are vast. She studied Dance in Holland at the prestigious Rotterdam’s Dance Academie and then went on to later study in New York City. She has trained in a wide range of dance forms such as: Ballet, Modern Dance, Post Modern Dance/Release Technique, Axis Syllabus, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, African Dance and currently Hula.

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of the 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, and hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

Eva loves to share her knowledge and passion for conscious movement and to help people improve and excel in all areas of their lives. She taught Yoga Aerobics® in NYC in the 80’s before getting to know the Feldenkrais Method. Eva is a teacher of Contemporary dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a Capoeirista (Brazilian martial arts), WaveContinuum practitioner and a choreographer.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (HST)

$49 (Golden Circle Membership: 20% for single workshop)

$79  for Heart Strength weekend (2 days)

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Heart, Neck, Shoulders & Wrists Connection

This workshop will serve to calm and strengthen the heart and nervous system, addressing neck, shoulder, wrist and hand issues along the way. In the last workshop we opened up the thoracic spine, which we will continue. Now we will increase our understanding of how the nervous system and the heart are linked. In Chinese medicine, the heart and pericardium’s electromagnetic circuit (meridian) flows through the arms and hands.

Physiologically, the heart extends itself through the muscles and connective tissues of the back and torso, into the shoulders, then to the arms, wrists, and hands. Metaphorically the heart expresses itself through the hands – as we see in hula, dance in general, acting, and everyday life. If we can imagine a healthy blood flow from the heart, perhaps we can imagine our emotions also flowing healthily out from the heart to the outer extremities. These are the signs of a strong, resilient heart.

Attendees will have access to a video recording session for a days after the workshop, at a modest price.

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Eva Alewa Geueke

Students appreciate Eva’s sincere care for their health and excellence on every level. Her range of personal experience in various moving art forms and her understanding of movement in the human body are vast. She studied Dance in Holland at the prestigious Rotterdam’s Dance Academie and then went on to later study in New York City. She has trained in a wide range of dance forms such as: Ballet, Modern Dance, Post Modern Dance/Release Technique, Axis Syllabus, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, African Dance and currently Hula.

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of the 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, and hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.

Eva loves to share her knowledge and passion for conscious movement and to help people improve and excel in all areas of their lives. She taught Yoga Aerobics® in NYC in the 80’s before getting to know the Feldenkrais Method. Eva is a teacher of Contemporary dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a Capoeirista (Brazilian martial arts), WaveContinuum practitioner and a choreographer.


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