About The Stillness Gym
The Stillness Gym is a holistic training facility aimed at improving the world by helping people to understand, develop, and empower their minds and bodies through holistic fitness and martial art.
We use progressive training methods to provide instruction to children, teens, adults, and seniors at our academy in Beaufort, SC and through online media.
This work is rooted in the pursuit of balancing out the effects of modern living, and restoring the healthy, natural relationships between humans and their environment.
About the Founder
Cesar Clavijo is an expert in the fields of holistic wellness and martial art. For over a decade, his work has changed the lives of many clients through healing trauma, pain relief, injury management, performance enhancement, leadership development, and martial training. By working with the bodymind as an integrated whole, he has found success where traditional methods fell short.
A perpetual student, he has studied with, and earned rank and certifications from leading teachers and organizations such as:
Practicing Coach - GOATA Locomotive Systems
Brown Belt - Roy Dean Academy
Black Belt, Staff Sergeant - United States Marine Corps
Holistic Lifestyle Coach - The Chek Institute
Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor - Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy
CST Coach, Kettlebell Instructor -RMAX International
Kettlebell Coach - The American Kettlebell Club
He has earned the title of The Best Teacher in Beaufort (Eat Stay Play Beaufort), and The Stillness Gym has received awards for The Best Gym,
The Best Martial Arts School, The Best Yoga Center, The Best Massage, and The Best Holistic Health Services in Beaufort.
The Stillness Gym was created in the hopes of providing a place where individuals can gain health, personal peace, and power through rigorous training in a safe and compassionate environment.
The term "holistic" is often confused with new-ageism and others.
At The Stillness Gym, holistic means we work from the understanding that a human is a holon: a piece of a larger whole, that is also a complete whole on their own.
We are creatures living within a complex world. We are a part of the environment, yet the human bodymind is a complete ecology unto itself.
Our crest represents three parts that we can conceptualize as distinct words, but that only ever function as a whole:
Body - Physical form. The literal structures of a human.
Mind - The storehouse of thought and belief, fears and dreams.
Soma - Your experience of your own body and mind. The experience of Self.
Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fear, gain fighting skill, or lose weight, you will make more sustainable progress if you respect every part of who you are along the way.
We teach people how to do that.