March 20 (cancelled)

June 12, 2020.

9:30-11:30am

$69 or $49 (under 14yrs)

Minimum 3 participants

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Connect with the ‘āina for a walking tour along Kalia Road and Waikīkī beach. Offer ho’okupu and learn about healing practices of the area. Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe and the surrounding fishponds and healing springs that were filled in the 1920s.  This thoughtful and insightful walk will challenge participants to seek traces of healing and recovery in the surrounding land and within each individual. An Optional Hula class is offered by Kumu Malia free of charge at the end of the walk.

Malia Helela

This walk story begins at the Waikiki Bandstand in Kapiolani Park and ends at Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu, a community based mindful movement Center that has been offering multicultural classes, events and workshops for over 7 years, in the heart of Kaka’ako.

This walk story begins at Kawehewehe beach fronting the Outrigger hotel. The Walk Story ends and the Hula class takes place at Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu, a community based mindful movement Center that has been offering multicultural classes, events and workshops for over 7 years.
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Highlights:
  • The walk is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor
  • The activity is simultaneously translated to Japanese for all dates except July 5
  • Discover a new perspective of the area through the eyes of a traditional healer and cultural practitioner
  • Re-imagine Waikiki it in its original natural incarnation
  • Learn about aloha ‘aina, hula & oli
  • Learn the basics of Hula.
  • Walk approximately 2 miles with stops & collect litter along the way
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What to know
– There must be a minimum of 3 participants for this tour. If this minimum is not met, we will contact you to reschedule your tour or provide a refund.
– All ages are welcome, but you must be able to be on your feet for *two* hours and walk up to *two* miles in potentially inclement weather.
– A portion of the proceeds from your ticket price is donated to travel2change and other Hawaiian charities.
– You must fill out a waiver before attending, the link will be included in your confirmation email.

Sundays 9:00-10:15 am (HST)

12 Week series May 10 – August 2, 2020, skipping July 5th

For Nia Belts, White Belt or above – FREE during these turbulent times

(payment options also available for those who feel inclined)

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Delve into the “Feeling” routine as a powerful movement tool to discover more about Form and Freedom. This routine gives access to the emotional realm, a highly charged place for us to explore and find safety in during these turbulent times. It also offers an in-depth somatic experience!

Renée Tillotson, Nia Black Belt, 2nd degree, facilitates a Nia-Life-Spirit check-in before every session, finding deep relevance to our daily lives as “Spirit clothed in flesh”, as Debbie Rosas likes to talk about our experience in a sacred body.  We connect Nia concepts with a theme for the week, enhancing our teaching skill to set a focus and intent.

Winalee Zeeb, international Nia Trainer, takes us into the Feeling routine, which she co-created with 3 members of the Nia Faculty. Explore the “katas” that make up each song, and how they fit with the music. Winalee unpacks each move, showing you ways to approach each move safely and simply, as well as more energetically intense variations. She may also recommend song substitutions to use with existing choreography.

Note: Continuity is important for keeping the circle of community. While recognizing that “stuff happens” occasionally, Renée and Winalee ask that you commit to attending the entire series.

 

BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP

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. Experienced teachers find new inspiration and insight mentoring with Winalee, Renée and fellow mentees.

This mentorship program important instructional tips and a huge virtual hug of support and encouragement.  You will share bonds of fellowship and interconnectedness that with your fellow mentees that are almost palpable.

 

Song List for the 12 Week series 

May 10  –  From Russia with Love

May 17  –  Touched by God

May 24  –  Soultrippin’

May 31  –  The Pull

June 7  –  Lost Harpist

June 14  –  It’s Hot

June 21  –  klinhg klang

June 28  –  Come Away

July 12  –  A Day Unnoticed

Renée Tillotson

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.

 

Winalee Zeeb

winalee zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!


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