Gentle Nia with Renée Tillotson
Mondays, 11-12 noon.
Starting January 7th.Sign up now!
Gentle Nia is a fun-filled movement class that feels good in the joints, borrowing smooth moves from dance, yoga and the softer martial arts. Take care of your body and listen to how it is telling you to move. Think you can’t dance, have no grace, are un-coordinated? Try Nia, where you just can’t do it wrong. Move more smoothly and softly with even more TLC in Gentle Nia than in a classic Nia class. Founded in the early 1980’s, Nia delights its practitioners in more than 40 countries around the world in Nia’s Joy of movement.
Nia encourages students to move in their own Natural Time. Keeping our moves small and close to the body allows us to slow down. Simplified movement transitions eliminate fast footwork. The moves are geared to increase joint mobility while eliminating joint impact. Gentle Nia still provides options for cardio-aerobic workout if the student so chooses. Warm-up and cool-down prepares the body for the next activity while increasing balance, flexibility and strength. Adaptations to chair Nia is possible depending on individual student needs – please contact instructor in advance. For more insight on Nia, please go to www.nianow.com.
Renée brings great enthusiasm to every class and event she leads. As the founding Director of Still & Moving Center, Renée is motivated by the motto: Move your body. Still your mind. Find center, Find Joy!
Renée says, “Through Nia I realized that I was born to dance…and perhaps everyone is! For me, Nia is a connection to pure Joy. My aspiration is 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 yang and yin energies, helping all of us to balance our natures. Nia is all about awareness. If you are ready to bring greater awareness to your life, Nia may be for you. Nia is 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.”
Having been a competitive gymnast and dancer in her youth, Renée as an adult missed the physical activity of her earlier years. Fortunately, Renée found the joy of Nia in 2002. She is privileged to have taken all of her Nia intensive trainings at Nia International Headquarters from the co-creators of Nia: Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.
Now a 1st Degree Nia Black Belt and soon to gain her 2nd Degree, Renée has been moving and sharing the Joy of Nia since 2002. Considering herself a citizen of the world, Renée brings under one roof at Still & Moving Center mindful movement practices from around the globe.