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13 week series: 

November 5, 12, 19 (No class on Nov 26 – Thanksgiving);  

December 3, 10, 17 (No class on Dec 24 – Christmas);

January 7, 14, 21, 28;

February 4, 11, 18.

 

Sundays:

9:15 – 10:25 am (for Nia White Belt and higher)

9:00-9:15 am (for higher belt levels to review Blue Belt principals) no additional charge

 

Price: $130 for 13 session series. Drop-ins at the standard price ($17 on line or $20 at the door).

The series is conducted in person at Still & Moving Center as well as online via GoToMeeting (free software for online participants). All participants can be seen and heard, live time.

Dance with Nia’s Co-Founder, Debbie Rosas. Find the conditioning available in spontaneous movement on the Wild side! Enjoy the soulful music!

Debbie’s choreography is clear and approachable, and her mastery of how to give a good workout to every part of the body is in evidence in this routine.

We’ll tune into our 13 joints (one per week) to key into details of anatomy, the relevant 52 moves, not to mention the 13 White Belt principles (and Blue Belt principles for early birds at 9:00 am.)

In this series, you will:

  • learn how learn a Nia routine
  • practice taking choreographic notes
  • find the sections of the music with 8BC’s
  • match the choreography to your musical map   
  • Associate each of the 13 joints with a White Belt principle
  • Deepen your anatomy knowledge around the 13 joints
  • Get the 52 moves into your joints and brain!
  • learn to lead classes through body sensation more than your head
  • give yourself permission to progress in natural time, your body’s way
  • get clarity with your struggles and kudos for your successes in Nia!

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 also go beyond studying movement sequences and explore how Nia practices are meaningful to our daily lives.

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.

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. Others enjoy the personal growth and don’t plan to teach.

Testimonials:

“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, 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  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, Wyoming

“I continue to grow more comfortable in my instructor role. With very few Nia teachers in Alaska, I appreciate my Nia sisters from around the world whom I’ve stayed closely connected with since my White, Green and Blue Belt trainings. Nia keeps bringing me Joy.” – Linda Volkman, Nia White, Green and Blue Belt, Alaska

 

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ONLINE and IN STUDIO

Sundays, August 27 through September 17.

$40 for series or normal drop-in rates.

We use GoToMeeting – free – to gather from all over the world!

Have GREAT piece of music that you just can’t WAIT to dance to? Need to change things up in your Nia classes? No time to learn a brand new routine?

In this highly creative, interactive series, we learn to adapt beautiful existing Nia choreography to the song of your choice. We learn markers for knowing how to match new music with already known movement patterns.  And we figure out how to reorganize the patterns to fit the new piece of music. Be ready to dance!

Nia belts of every level warmly invited to participate and share. Renee gives lots of individualized support and opportunities for self-growth and leadership.  

Choreography from Bailando and Joy are the particular focus of this 4 week series. We’ll also tap into our energy allies, the Four Agreements.

Participants grow from the opportunity to check-in with their supportive Nia sisters (and potentially brothers!) on their Nia journeys. It’s a real-life application of all our Nia principles and tools. The solidarity and learning we gain from participating in the mentorship experience can enrich all of our lives.

with Renee Tillotson, 1st Degree Nia Black Belt

The 5 Principles of the Body’s Way and the 5 Sensations

Sundays, Sept 13 – Dec 13 (no session Nov 29)

9:15 – 10:25 am 

$130 for all 13 sessions

$17 drop-ins 

Offered ON LINE and IN PERSON!

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renee niaThis stimulating Nia mentorship series dives deeper into the Nia practice that we were introduced to in White Belt. We enjoy time for check-in and sharing about 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. We convey teaching tips and explore applications of the Nia practice to daily life.

We turn to the fantastically danceable routine, “Aya”, created at the apex of his Nia career by Co-Founder Carlos Rosas. The focus of the routine Stability, one of the 5 Sensations of movement that make for an excellent workout. The 5 Principles of the Body’s Way convey the time to move with the music, and the body’s organic demands for healthy movement, based on its inherent structure and functioning.

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.

with Debbie Rosas, co-founder of the Nia technique and Nia Teacher & Trainer, Megan MacArthur

Saturday, January 31 @ 4:00 pm – Friday. February 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Rare chance to train with Debbie who rarely gives a Nia White Belt Training outside of Portland, Or! Come learn from the source in paradise!

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About the Nia White Belt

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training – which is dedicated to the craft of teaching – at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.

“Nia inspires me to continue on a personal journey of self-discovery, self actualization and healing. For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to fall in love with themselves and their bodies. To me, life is my art and my body is the canvas.” – Debbie Rosas

Debbie Rosas has been a pioneer and leader in the body-mind fitness industry since 1976. She has dedicated life to self-healing and self-mastery. Her extensive exploration of dance, martial arts, graphic arts, music, therapy and healing inspired and developed into the creation of the internationally acclaimed body-mind fitness program and lifestyle company, Nia Technique, Inc. Debbie’s work also includes the writing and production of Nia® educational materials and lifestyle products, such as music CDs, DVDs and the NiaWear™ clothing line. Together with creative partner Carlos Rosas, Debbie has co-authored two books: Non-Impact Aerobics and The Nia Technique™, as well as the “Holistic Fitness” section of the AFAA Instructor Training Manual.

Nia brings concepts and forms from eastern and western practices into mainstream fitness classes and has been instrumental in the evolution of the fitness industry. As of August 2013, Nia Technique, Inc. is a thriving business supporting approximately 2,200 Licensed Nia Teachers across 40 countries.

In constant exploration of Nia’s philosophy, The Body’s Way, Debbie continues to develop educational curriculum to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing. In addition to the Nia body of work, she has played a key role in developing programs for doctors at The Naturopathic School of Medicine, Shriner’s Hospital’s women and teen departments and the arthritis and autism departments at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Adored by the press, Debbie and Nia have been featured in over 850 publications and numerous television shows worldwide. Debbie served on the Mind•Body Committee for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association and has presented at IDEA World and Inner IDEA Fitness Conventions, IRSA, The Northwest Fitness Summit, The National Wellness Conference, Whole Life Expo, International Spa and Fitness Association, Science and Consciousness Convention, Sound Healers Convention, Mind Body Convention, OHSU, Fireman’s Fund and at Lucas Films.

Debbie currently travels worldwide, offering workshops, Master Classes, Nia Training, and Licensing to communities across the globe, stopping regularly to teach and train in Portland, Oregon, home of StudioNia and Nia International Headquarters.

 

 

 

with Britta von Tagen, Nia Black Belt & Trainer

Start: Saturday, January 11, 2014 – 5:00 pm

End: Friday, January 17, 2014 – 4:00 pm

$1,599 ($799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee)

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white-belt-icon13 White Belt Principles

  1. Joy of Movement
  2. Natural Time + Movement Forms
  3. Music + the 8BC System
  4. FreeDance
  5. Awareness
  6. Base
  7. Three Planes + Intensity Levels
  8. Core
  9. Upper Extremities
  10. X-Ray Anatomy
  11. Creating a Sacred Livelihood
  12. Body + Life Education
  13. Sharing What You Sense

Focus: Physical sensation  |  Intent: To embody the foundation of Nia

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The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. Video of Britta teaching in Hawaii in 2013

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