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Nia Green Belt Training

August 19, 2013 StudioNia Lincoln in Lincoln, NE, 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

Holly Nastasi

Nia Teacher Trainer
City:
Lincoln
,
Province:
Nebraska
Postal Code:
68516
Country:
United States

Holly Nastasi, MEd, Nia Training Faculty, Ist Generation Trainer.

I loved to move from an early age. I spent hours enthralled with records and never missed a chance to get up and dance. That love led me to the formal study of dance at UT Austin when I was 18. An intense exposure to Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance during that time taught me the art of movement. After two years, my life took a turn as I focused my attention on building a family. However, it wasn’t long before I was ...

Holly Nastasi, MEd, Nia Training Faculty, Ist Generation Trainer.

I loved to move from an early age. I spent hours enthralled with records and never missed a chance to get up and dance. That love led me to the formal study of dance at UT Austin when I was 18. An intense exposure to Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance during that time taught me the art of movement. After two years, my life took a turn as I focused my attention on building a family. However, it wasn’t long before I was dancing again, this time as an aerobics instructor teaching Jane Fonda-style aerobics.

This began my fitness career in 1982. I succeeded and pursued my credentials in the field, ultimately earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Health Education from UT Austin. My studies included anatomy, biology, biomechanics, human physiology, as well as human behavior and the idea of wellness. I was introduced to Nia in 1993 at a Health Promotion Conference I attended as part of my studies. Deborah Kern, now Nia Black Belt, was presenting on “The Motion in Emotion”. Just returned from her White Belt, Deborah was beaming with eagerness to share about Nia. Her talk changed my life forever.

Shortly after I was in my own White Belt with Debbie and Carlos, beginning my transformation. My early passion for dance and my dedication to exercise had been met with Nia. I began teaching two weeks after my White Belt and have never looked back. Nearly twenty years on, I am committed to sharing Nia with the same eagerness I heard from Deborah at that conference years ago.

As a Nia teacher, I love sharing the pleasure of movement with students and I recognize the value of my role as guide in their experience. The principles of Nia, through all the Belts, guide me on my path as a teacher and in life. I’ve taught thousands of Nia classes and love it more each time. This love has led me to open numerous studios, including NiaSpace in Austin, Texas, as well as ZiaNia, Studio Mateo, and StudioNia Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m grateful to have worked with so many talented Nia teachers and students along the way. Currently, I am helping build StudioNia Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. We have a small team of teachers and White Belts that will only grow.


It has been a privilege to share the Nia White Belt Training with so many since I began as a Trainer in 1998. I feel blessed to know the work of Nia, and to have teachers like Debbie and Carlos. Nia has shaped my life and filled me with purpose by being a tool to live into my greatness. I’m especially honored to be part of the Nia Training Faculty and to be able to count as my colleagues and friends so many wonderful people. We touch the world in a special way!
 

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 6:45 am
End: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Location

5900 S 58th St, Lincoln, NE, US

The Nia Green Belt Training

Focus: The craft of teaching Nia | Intent: To effectively deliver the Nia experience

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 t...

The Nia Green Belt Training

Focus: The craft of teaching Nia | Intent: To effectively deliver the Nia experience

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.

The cost of the Green Belt Training is $1599.00 USD