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Nia Mentorship: 3-week Choreography Series – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Renée Tillotson
August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
One event on August 23, 2020 at 9:00 am
One event on August 30, 2020 at 9:00 am
August 16, 23 & 30, 2020
Sundays, 9:00 – 10:15 am HST
$15 by donation for those on a tight-budget!Sign up now!
Time for some new material to dance to? Let’s tap into those creative juices!
We’ve secured the blessings from local singer-song writer Faith Rivera to choreograph to an authentic MADE IN HAWAII song of hers! That way we will have the music rights to teach the song after we’ve brought our new choreography into being.
Let’s tune into the 3 stages of FreeDance for the purpose they were originally meant to fulfill: creating new choreography! Find out why on earth those 8BC’s were ever invented to begin with! And why do we PLAY so much in Nia?!? This is a chance to find the reason and the ease behind some of Nia’s fundamentals.
Renée provides a brief time for check-ins at the beginning of each session, for us to connect body, mind, emotions and Spirit, and also to connect with each other.
Complete the Series with at least one brand-spanking new dance to share with your students, plus the experience and confidence to experiment with your own choreography in the future!
Pre-requisite: Nia White Belt
In addition to many individual pieces of choreography over her 17 years of teaching Nia, Renée choreographed the first ever Nia routine to entirely Hawaiian music: Talk Story. She refined the choreography working privately with Carlos Rosas.
Renée Tillotson, Director, founded Still & Moving Center to share mindful movement arts from around the globe. Her inspiration comes from the Joy and moving meditation she experiences in the practice of Nia, and from the lifelong learning she’s gained at the Institute of World Culture in Santa Barbara, California. Still & Moving Center aspires to serve the community, support the Earth and its creatures, and always be filled with laughter and friendship!
Enthusiasm fills every class and event Renée leads. The motto: ‘Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy!” motivates her daily life.
A second degree Nia Black Belt, Renée says, “Through Nia I realized that I was born to dance…and perhaps everyone is! Nia connects me to pure Joy. I aspire to extend that Joy into the rest of my life and share it with every student who steps into my circle. Nia embraces both the yin and yang energies, helping all of us to balance our natures. Nia serves as a moving meditation for me, as well as a chance to play like a child again! I like to think of my classes as invigorating the body and elevating the spirit.”
Engaged in an earnest, life-long spiritual quest, Renée assembles the Still & Moving Center Almanac each year, filled with inspirational quotes by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton. She loves taking part in conversations that merge philosophical, spiritual and scientific thought with a lifestyle of compassion.
Renée has been moving and sharing Nia since 2002. She took all of her Nia intensive trainings at Nia International Headquarters from the co-creators of Nia: Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. She considers herself a citizen of the world, and brings mindful movement practices from around the globe under one roof at Still & Moving Center.