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Nia Mentorship Series – Joy routine with Renée Tillotson

April 30, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 10:25 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017

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ONLINE & In Person

With Renée Tillotson, Nia Black Belt, 1st degree


Sundays, 9:15 – 10:25 am

13 week series: April 30 – Aug 6, no session on Mother’s Day, May 14


The series is conducted in person at Still & Moving Center as well as online via GoToMeeting, on which all participants can be seen and heard, live time.

Enhance your ability to learn and teach Nia routines!

Prerequisite: Nia White Belt or higher


The focus of the routine Joy, by Ann Christiansen, is to sense life force energy, experience Joy! The intent is to sustain and increase the sensation of Joy, tweaking as needed, to create sustainability in the body.

Renée teaches you tools to unpack each song of a Nia routine, musically and choreographically. She shares insights from her 15 years of Nia practice and teaching, including life lessons from both of Nia’s founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.

And we’ll delve into the 5 principles of the Body’s Way, a signature feature of the Nia practice. Using the Body’s Way, Renée carefully models and explains body positioning, song by song, to ensure ease and safety of movement.

Here we go beyond studying movement sequences and explore how Nia practices are meaningful to our daily lives. We’ll learn to recognize in ourselves the 4 realms of the Nia practice: Body, Mind, Emotions & Spirit: the uniqueness that is you!

You will find in this mentorship program important instructional tips and a huge virtual hug of support and encouragement. Our participants can range from Japan to Canada, from Georgia to Wyoming, and of course Hawaii.

The bonds of fellowship and interconnectedness that you will share with your fellow mentees and mentors are almost palpable. Participants in former mentorships series have evolved into teaching single songs as guest instructors; teaching partial or whole classes as subs; to teaching classes of their own.

We enjoy time for check-in and sharing our individual Nia practices, time for experimenting with our Nia toolbox of skills, time for decoding the music, and time for moving with the music.

$130 for the 13 week Series. Normal drop-in rates of $17 paying online or $20 paying in person will apply for those who can only attend the parts of the series.



How to access Nia Mentorship Series via GoToMeeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 840-202-509





“I’m grateful to Renée and her mentorship program, and the participants from around the world. We dive deep into all aspects of Nia with our mind, body, emotions and spirit. It is healing, supportive, inspirational and truly transformative. I found my Nia teaching wings in this program and I continue to grow each week. Thanks Renée.” – Lorna Moglia, White & Green Belt from California.

“The Nia Mentorship Series that I’ve attended online with Still & Moving Center has been such a great opportunity for me to stay “connected” to my Nia practice and Nia community in a way I could not have imagined when I signed up. The experience, love and appreciation of Nia that Renée, Nancy and others that have shared in the mentoring of this class and what they bring to the table and the dance floor is incredible!
Learning a new routine with the class, reviewing and diving deeper into the Nia principles and practices has been such a great learning opportunity for me.Through this Mentorship Series experience I continue to learn and grow in my confidence and ability to share Nia as a newer teacher as well as my own personal Nia practice.
I have also improved immensely the ability to put into practice my learnings as I draw from the “well” of  Nia and “dance through life” in my own mind, body spirit experiences of each day.” – Mikelle Ivers, Nia White, Green & Blue Belt from Wyoming. 



April 30, 2017
9:15 am - 10:25 am
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