“Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find joy!” That’s the motto of the Still and Moving Center, which takes a holistic approach to fitness and health. Yes, yoga, tai chi, qigong, Pilates, and Feldenkrais classes are available. Yes, it offers scrubs, wraps, and massage (for one technique, the therapist primarily uses her feet instead of her hands). But you can also sign up for nutrition consultations, learn oli (Hawaiian chants) and how to play the ‘ukulele, and attend workshops on topics ranging from choreography to vegan cooking to healing sound therapy.
Practitioners of traditional meditation sit quietly to attain mindfulness, inner calm, and mental clarity. People in “moving meditation” hold that serenity of mind, heart, and spirit even as their bodies sway, turn, bend, jump, stretch, and glide—as with dance. Regular classes include hula, belly dance, ecstatic dance, and Afrofunk dance, and the 1,500-square-foot dance floor, constructed of beautiful Hawai‘i-grown mango wood, is considered to be the best in the state.
Whether you choose to be still or moving, you’ll be on a path to attain inner peace, balance, awareness, and unrestrained joie de vivre.