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Nia Mentorship: “Deep Dive” Routine

September 1, 2019, @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am HST

September 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

13 week series, Sundays, 9-10:15 am:

Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 20,
Nov, 3, 10, 17
Dec 1, 8, 15

$169 for the 13 week Series ($13/session)

For those who can only attend the parts of the series, $20 drop-in rate applies.


Be like water and connect to the liquid space within the body and with each movement you make with Nia’s “Deep Dive.” Winalee Zeeb’s choreography soothes the soul, while offering delightful challenges to the body and brain.


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 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.

During mentorship 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.

Online line access via free GoToMeeting allows mentees to join us from all over the world where they live or travel. Mentees have tuned in from New Zealand to Canada and Italy, from Georgia to Wyoming, and of course from Hawaii!


How to access Nia Mentorship Series via GoToMeeting:
Please join our 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
If you have trouble reaching us by GoToMeeting, you can call Renée directly: 808.864.049


The “Deep Dive” routine is available from Nia headquarters with your Nia Teacher Membership and viewable on Nia TV. Please note: Teaching Nia requires a Nia Teacher Membership.

White Belt Principles, P1-P13, in their updated format in the current White Belt Learn Book, are available online under Downloads from your Nia Teacher Membership account


Sept 1
Theme: Paradigm Shift
Introduction to Deep Dive
Song 1 HAPPINESS (Interlude) – setting up the listener to journey within themselves for this deep experience.
P1 Joy of Movement

Sept 8
Theme: The Pledge of Kwan-Yin
Song 2 AWAKENING – a dive into smooth jazz
P2 Natural Time + Movement Forms

Sept 15
Theme: The Hero Within
Song 3 SILENCE – thought-provoking lyrics while maintaining the compilation’s calm demeanor
P3 Music

Sept 22
Theme: Mental Quiescence
Song 4 SPEAK TO ME – vocal vibrations continue to thread between tracks, adding the soul of ‘Speak To Me’
P4 FreeDance

Sept 29
Theme: Is Everything Alive?
Song 5 GOODBYE IS A NEW BEGINNING – transitioning to upbeat ambiance, offering yet another smooth track
P5 Awareness

Oct 6
Theme: Self-Testing
Song 6 WARRIORS (Album Version) – uses percussion and vocals to follow the album’s tempo while creating a motivational tension
P6 Base
Oct 20
Theme: What is My Human Responsibility – My Kuleana?
Song 7 GOODLIFE – positive messaging cheers the day
P7 Three Planes + Intensity Levels

Nov 3
Theme: The Light of Awareness
Song 8 BEAUTY – Up-tempo piece
P8 Core

Nov 10
Theme: Between Heaven and Earth
Song 9 SLOWDIVE – taking the listener back to soothing acoustic sounds.
P9 Upper Extremities

Nov 17
Theme: Karuna – Universal Compassion
Song 10 GET BACK TO SERENITY (Beach Mix) – appropriately named as it calms the tempos
P10 X-Ray Anatomy

Dec 1
Theme: Suffering and Its Solvent
Song 11 DEAR FRIENDS (Reprise) – surprises with a calming piano solo ballad
Song 12 YOUR LOVE – serene ambient sounds to wrap up the compilation
P11 Creating a Sensory Life

Dec 8
Theme: Imagination
Review songs 1-6
P12 Body + Life Transformation

Dec 15
Theme: Self-Regeneration
Review songs 7-12
P13 Living What You Sense

Renée Tillotson


A 2nd Degree Nia Black Belt, Renée has earned every one of her Nia belts from the co-founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. Renée shares insights from her 17 years of applying Nia practice to the art of living. She founded Still & Moving Center in 2011 as a studio of mindful movement, offering international teacher trainings plus 80 classes a week, including Nia, hula, yoga, aerial, martial arts, dance, Feldenkrais and more.


“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.

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September 1, 2019,
9:00 am - 10:15 am HST
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