Honolulu is literally the second home for my husband and I. Every year we visit for weeks, now months, at a time.
One big factor that keeps us going back, and for longer stays each time is our desire to seek out new experiences.
When we discovered Still & Moving Center two years back, we knew we had found our Ohana (family) in Honolulu.
What an amazing, gorgeous, Aloha-filled, mind/body space this is! What gracious and talented teachers they have! What a lovely gathering of people and what a departure from the beach and sightseeing.
• offers a very comprehensive and diverse range of classes. My husband and I tried classes we’ve hadn’t even heard of before and loved every one of them! We’re now huge fans of Feldenkrais with Eve & Eva, Hula with Malia, Aerial Yoga with Wendi! In addition to regular classes, this trip we explored Gyrokinesis with Pauline and took workshops with Eva (Waveworks Continuum & Feldenkrais) & Goldyn (Nia).
Other classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, all types of Dances, Hula for all ages, Meditation, Aikido etc
• The Center is also the base of Nia in Honolulu. Nia is a movement form that takes the energy and teachings of different disciplines (the healing, dance, martial arts) and has one moving with alignment, freedom, power and precision. Needless to say, it’s a happy dance that I totally recommend every one of all abilities to try this! Teachers Renee and Goldyn are spectacular!
• Pamper yourself with a lomi lomi massage from Kumu Hula Malia. Her touch and calming energy is priceless! Perfect after a long flight.
• The Center at Queen Street is stunning – all 6000sq ft of it! I’ve been to a lot of Studios and this one is luxe! No detail has been overlooked. Love the mango wood sprung floors (so gentle on the joints), the decor, the boutique, rest areas (including the lovely showers and bath rooms).
Parking is easy. If the lots in front of the Center are filled, just park on the street or at Nordstrom Rack.
• Location is a dream. Right by the Ward Centers and not 5 mins drive from Waikiki.
• Prices. The Center has a choice of class price plans, all very reasonable in my honest opinion (considering the quality teachers and beautiful studio). If you’re new to the Center, first class is absolutely free!
• Almost every week it seems, there seems to be a workshop or event at the Center. It could be a free cultural celebration or an intensive class. Be sure to check out their website for details.
My parting words – check this Center out. It could well be the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation!