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Nia Mentorship Series: Ride Routine LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Renée Tillotson
September 6, 2020, @ 9:00 am - November 22, 2020, @ 10:15 am HST
September 6, 2020 – November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
10 Week series: skipping Nov 1 & 8
For Nia Belts, White Belt or above – FREE during turbulent times
(payment options also available for those who feel inclined)
Note: Continuity is important for keeping the circle of community. Renée asks that you commit to attending the entire series.
Make a Hand – Heart connection with the “Ride” Nia routine as a powerful movement tool to spread your wings and discover more freedom in the shoulder girdle. Symbolically, we learn to gracefully ride out stressful moments and safely soar above longer periods of unrest. You can begin teaching or moving with a softer Tai Chi energy and potentially build up to a more Tae Kwon Do dynamic!
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.
We next learn the “katas” that make up each song, and how they fit with the music. Renée unpacks each move to approach it safely and simply. She also demonstrates more energetically intense variations.
Syllabus for the 10 Week series
Sept 6 – Song 1: Awareness (intro) Song 2: Ride
Sept 13 – Song 3: Mokil Shebil
Sept 20 – Song 4: Nia’s Coastline
Sept 27 – Song 5: Shine (Nia Version)
Oct 4 – Song 6: Gentle
Oct 11 – Song 7: Guitaria (Dive Deeper Remix)
Oct 18 – Song 8: Go
Oct 25 – Song 9: Awareness
Nov 15 – Review songs 1-5
Nov 22 – Review songs 6-9
BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP
Participants in former mentorships series have evolved from never teaching into teaching single songs as guest instructors; to teaching partial or whole classes as subs; to teaching classes of their own; to starting a new studio. Experienced teachers find new inspiration and insight mentoring with Renée and fellow mentees.
This mentorship program provides important instructional tips and a huge virtual hug of support and encouragement. You will share bonds of fellowship and interconnectedness with your fellow mentees that are almost palpable.
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.