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Nia Green Belt Training

November 3, 2012 Studio D Yoga in Midlothian, VA, US

The Craft of Teaching Nia
The Craft of Teaching Nia

About the Nia Green Belt

Green Belt is an optional training, which focuses entirely on developing and embodying the skills to effectively teach Nia. All belt levels who teach or desire to teach are strongly encouraged to attend this training. The Nia Promise and Delivering the Nia Experience are phrases we use to express the transformative power of Nia; to a Nia Teacher's ability to deeply move and touch people within the classroom environment. As a teacher, your role is to guide people through a m

Green Belt is an optional training, which focuses entirely on developing and embodying the skills to effectively teach Nia. All belt levels who teach or desire to teach are strongly encouraged to attend this training.

The Nia Promise and Delivering the Nia Experience are phrases we use to express the transformative power of Nia; to a Nia Teacher's ability to deeply move and touch people within the classroom environment. As a teacher, your role is to guide people through a meaningful journey of physical conditioning and self-discovery. Teaching Nia is all about sharing your personal experience – your physical and emotional sensations, visual images and feelings. To do so, you must have a solid understanding of the form, objective curriculum and communication techniques.

Green Belt comprehensively explores all mechanics of delivering the work, including embodying the choreography, cueing, creating intentional silences, dancing to the music and helping people achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned teacher, Green Belt will further your teaching skills. New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill by learning and practicing the foundations of teaching. Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their understanding, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers to deliver the most powerful experience possible.

The Green Belt training includes a pre-training course based on the 13 White Belt principles. As part of the training, you will learn and work with the routine, Passion.

Meet the Trainer

Stephaney Robinson-Abilon

Nia Teacher Trainer
City:
Charleston
,
Province:
South Carolina
Postal Code:
29482
Country:
United States
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.You feel it, don't you?” ― RumiMovement is the medicine for your body, mind and spirit!Regardless of what is happening in your life, you can walk into a room where Nia is happening and experience Joy. Joy as a physical sensation in your body. Joy that you can use  to heal your body and your life. A physical joy that allows you

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?” 
― Rumi

Movement is the medicine for your body, mind and spirit!

Regardless of what is happening in your life, you can walk into a room where Nia is happening and experience Joy. Joy as a physical sensation in your body. Joy that you can use  to heal your body and your life. A physical joy that allows you to feel better.... body, mind and spirit. In my  Nia classes, events and White and Green belt trainings; you'll learn how to move in a way that's unique for your body, that honors your natural time and rhythm.  Movement that makes you feel ALIVE. Come join me. 

My Nia Story. 

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1983. I loved physical movement, and found it in the form of high-mileage cycling, running, teaching aerobics and weight lifting. This high intensity approach to exercise, along with a spinal injury, often left me living in a physical body filled with pain, stiffness and rigidity. I was told at the age of 20 that I would need spinal surgery within the decade.In the late 80's I was ready to quit the fitness industry, filled with back-pain and bored with my movement options I went to New Orleans for a fitness conference and registered for the traditional fitness classes I needed for my continued education credits.  Leaving the conference center I found a flyer on the ground that read Nia, Mind, Body & Spirit and contained a picture of Carlos and Debbie. On the short walk back to the hotel I made the decision to forego all of the traditional classes and spend the entire conference taking as many Nia workshops and classes being offered. That decision changed my body and my life.

 
From the moment I began moving with Debbie and Carlos, I understood that Nia was exactly what my body was looking for. "Its like the sun coming up in the morning" said Debbie as she shimmied.  "The Body Likes it!" said Carlos, as we followed his knee sweeps. I sweated and wept and felt alive for the first time in many years. I went home from the conference with videos and music, determined to keep my body moving.
 
It  took several years after that initial encounter before I had the courage to take my White Belt training. Every time I felt uncertain, or isolated I would pull out the Nia videos, like precious treasures, and dream of taking the White Belt.  In 1996, I threw aside hesitation and excuses and took the training. It opened my world! I knew I wanted to teach and came home with my first Nia routine and practiced in front of the video until I was ready to share. After a few weeks of moving consistently,, things begin to happen. I noticed my spine was adjusting itself, I could hear little clicks and feel big releases while I was dancing. The pain diminished.  I noticed that I could lie on my side and comfortably curl up my knees; something that I hadn't been able to do for years.  I was loving movement again. I taught classes, workshops and enthusiastically continued on to my higher belt levels of Blue, Brown and Black as well as Nia 5-stages and 52 Moves trainings.
 
Today I am a Nia Trainer! I facilitate both the White and Green Belt trainings.  I assist others in fulfilling their dreams through Nia, as teachers and as trainees. I am constantly discovering and sharing ways to live a sacred life in a pain free body. I travel internationally, as well as through-out the U.S., teaching in venues large and small.
 
 Nia has increased my enthusiasm and curiosity for studying many modalities;  Chakras, Kundalini Yoga, Continuum and Breema. I weave these disciplines into all that I do and weave Nia into all these disciplines. I am also passionate about art, storytelling and gardening.  My creativity is at an all time high, allowing me to create workshops and retreats such as Chakra Journeys and DreamAlice.
 
Please let me know how I can help you fulfill your dreams and enhance your life through Nia. 
 
Testimonials: Stephaney Robinson is clearly the teacher I was meant to study and dance with. A vibrant, warm woman, Stephaney creates a welcoming community space, one in which laughter, creativity, and contemplation are at home. She walks a path that is deeply rooted in the earth and highly spiritual as well. And she brings a creative spirit to movement that I ~ and her other students ~ greatly appreciate. -Rene Caputo North Carolina

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 12:30 pm
End: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US
REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING BEFORE OCTOBER 31ST AND RECEIVE $100.00 OFF* Enter the promo code 2012OCT100 at checkout Receive $100 off! *   Offer can be applied to multiple training registrations.  Offer expires on October 31st, 2012 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time).    Join us in Richmond, Virginia for your Green Belt. The training begins on Saturday, Nov 3, at 12:30pm and concludes on Wednesday, Nov 7, by 4pm. Click

REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING BEFORE OCTOBER 31ST AND RECEIVE $100.00 OFF*

Enter the promo code 2012OCT100 at checkout
Receive $100 off!
*   Offer can be applied to multiple training registrations.  Offer expires on October 31st, 2012 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time).
 

 Join us in Richmond, Virginia for your Green Belt.


The training begins on Saturday, Nov 3, at 12:30pm and concludes on Wednesday, Nov 7, by 4pm.


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