Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Ohm, Cool, and Collected

2 a.m. Your body is at rest but your mind is still spinning.

Did I remember to send that e-mail? Will I really be able to finish that project on time? What did he mean by “we should talk?”

Lately it feels like you’ve been bending over backwards to get your life in line. But all that anxious cycle does is leave you exhausted, on the couch, with your hand in the potato chip bag.

Breathe. Three new studios will help you rediscover your core values while breaking a sweat.

Lei Chic The Firm Pilates Studio – Hawaii Kai
The name is a nod to owner Lauren Chun’s stressful life as a litigation attorney in Los Angeles. Instead of continuing on to become a partner, the Niu Valley native decided to come home to open her spa-like, fully stocked studio in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. Chun will walk students through the core-strengthening, low-impact Pilates with an emphasis on ergonomic movement-so you can get a work out without overworking your joints. Then stretch our your newly-tightened muscles with yoga and a lomi lomi or organic botanical massage.

The Firm Pilates Studio’s grand opening is tomorrow at 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 223. Sign up between 5:30 – 8 p.m. that night for 50-percent off classes and packages. Prices range from $12 for a simple stretch class to $215 for one month of unlimited use.
Call 808.285.7450 or check The Firm ‘s website for more information.



Lei ChicPower Yoga Hawaii – Ala Moana
Tucked into a 1,600+ square-foot space above Ichiriki restaurant on Piikoi, the studio pumps up your usual yoga. Although it offers basic and aerial classes, the emphasis is on Power Yoga-a challenging cardiovascular workout of poses without pauses. Owner Dorian Wright was a music producer in L.A. and created the completely renewable energy-run L. Studios on the North Shore. So he's added his own spin to his new venture with two flow classes set to the music of live hip hop and house DJs.

Power Yoga Hawaii is located at 510 Piikoi St. Prices range from $15 for drop-in classes to $150 for a monthly pass.
Call 808.225.7487 or visit Power Yoga’s website for more information.



Lei ChicStill & Moving Center - Kakaako
Renee Tillotson came to Hawaii when her family’s construction company was contracted for rockfall mitigation in Makapuu. But she really built on her passion when she created the four-studio, 6,000 square-foot center for all movement forms that engage both mind and body. Tillotson is a black belt in Nia, but you can also try adult and children’s hula, yoga, aikido, aerial yoga, pilates, zumba, improvisation, storytelling, drumming, power barre, acting, and even the new clowning classes. Shop for local Lily Lotus wear in the E-Boutique, pick up local, healthy snacks, or stop in for movie night to watch films from around the world.

Still & Moving Center is located across from Office Depot at 1024 Queen St. First classes are free, with the exception of aerial yoga. Prices range from $17 for kamaaina drop-in classes to $1,400 for a year of unlimited classes.
Call 808.397.7678 or look at the full schedule on Still & Moving Center’s website.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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