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Nia Mentorship Series: Zensation Routine with Moving Arts Masters

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:25 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Lead by Renée Tillotson and one guest Master per session

Sundays 9-10:25 am

September 9 – December 9, Twelve Week Series

You can attend this series either in person at Still & Moving Center or online via GoToMeeting, on which all participants can be seen and heard, live time, free app.

Experience the 9 Movement Forms with 9 master practitioners – one each week – as Nia Black Belt, first degree, Renée Tillotson simultaneously unpacks for us the routine Zensation by Debbie Rosas.

Prerequisite: Nia White Belt or higher.

In the routine Zensation, Debbie Rosas has choreographed one song for each of 9 Movement Forms that compose Nia. She gives us sensations from the Dance Arts: Jazz, Modern and Duncan; from the Martial Arts: Tai Chi, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do; and from the Healing Arts: Yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique.

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$199 for the 12 week Series. Drop-in rate of $21 [no tax] will apply for those who can only attend the parts of the series.

9/9 – Introduction to the Mentorship series

Discipline: Nia

with Master Teacher Renée Tillotson

Renée brings enthusiasm and insight to every class she leads. As a 1st Degree Nia Black Belt, Renée feels honored to have trained directly under Nia co-founders Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. The Director of Still & Moving Center, Renée is motivated by the motto: Move your body. Still your mind. Find center. Find Joy!

9/16 – Song 1:  Lost Soul

Discipline: Work of Moshe Feldenkrais

with Master Teacher Eva Alewa Geueke

One of Honolulu’s most active, experienced Feldenkrais practitioners, Eva Geueke works both in Hawaii and Germany, giving lessons and hands-on bodywork in this very healing practice.

9/23 – Song 2:  Red Rhythm Dragon

Discipline: Tai Chi

with Master Teacher Dr. Wong Kai Ming

Teaching Yang style Tai Chi Chuan over two decades, Dr. Wong Kai Ming was trained to win without fighting. Inspired by Taoist and Buddhist influences, he enjoys applying martial arts concepts to daily life and to his medical practice.

9/30 – Song 3: Nature

Discipline: Jazz

with Master Teacher Ms Willow Chang

One of Honolulu’s premiere dance performers for at least two decades, in a wide variety of dance genres, Ms Willow holds a BA in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and performs as a jazz singer.

10/7 – Song 4: Une Simple Histoire

Discipline: Modern Dance

with Master Teacher Neela Vadivel

As Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil, Neela relied heavily upon her Modern Dance background. Coming from early classical ballet training, Neela spent most of her life performing and choreographing in contemporary repertory dance companies.

10/14 – NO CLASS

10/21 – Song 5: Flying Beyond

Discipline: Duncan Dance

with Master Teacher Lois Flood

Studying Duncan Dance intensively since 1986, and under Isadora’s direct dance descendants, Lois Flood strives to teach Duncan in its purest form, having learned and performed much of Isadora’s repertoire of dances.

10/28 – Song 6: Bulge

Discipline: Tae Kwon Do  

with Master Jonah Chin

Born and raised in Korea, and trained in Tae Kwan Do since childhood, Master Chin has, in a sense, transcended the martial aspect of the practice, to use its energy and precision for healing purposes in his role as an acupuncturist and teacher of Qigong.

11/4  – Song 7: Pemulway

Discipline: Aikido

with Sensei Randolph W. Scoville

Sensei Randolph Scoville is one of only a handful of Hawaii sensei to have obtained obtained the Aikido rank of 7th degree black belt. He is Nuuanu Aikido Club’s chief instructor.

11/11 – Song 8: FuzzDavid Sanders

Discipline: Yoga

with Master Teacher David Sanders

A beloved member of Honolulu’s yoga teaching community, David has been practicing yoga for over 40 years.David is a beloved member of the yoga teaching community on Oahu and at Still & Moving Center, always creating sacred space for his student’s inner journeys and “aha” moments of insight. David began his personal yoga practice in 1976, studying at a variety of locations in Los Angeles, including Billy Porter’s Urban Yoga Workout.

11/18 – Song 9: Forever Infinity

Discipline: Alexander Technique  

with Master Teacher Sonja Hegner (To Be Confirmed)

Sonja Hegner has practiced Alexander Technique as a teacher and therapist in Zurich, Switzerland since 1999, being especially drawn to the mindfulness aspect of Alexander principles.

11/25 – Thanksgiving – NO CLASS

12/2 – Review songs & movement forms 1-5

12/9 – Review songs & movement forms 6-9


You will have the opportunity each session to move with a master practitioner from each of these moving art forms, in addition to learning the choreography of the corresponding song.

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.

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.

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



September 9, 2018
9:00 am - 10:25 am
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