Stephaney Robinson-Abilon

  • stephaneyr@nianow.com
  • 917.587.3139

My Credentials

  • Nia Training Faculty,White Belt Trainer, Green Belt Trainer, Nia Black Belt Teacher, Certified 5 Stages Teacher

Stephaney Robinson-Abilon

Nia Teacher Trainer
Charleston, South Carolina, 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?” 
― 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

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My Locations

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Academy of Dance Arts Studio
1510 Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC, US
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Alkal-Ki Holistic Spa
Carretera Federal 307, Benito Juárez, Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Bailiwyck Center
Charlotte (Ft Mill) , NC, US
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Believe Center for Conscious Living
106 East Main Street, Lexington near Columbia, SC, US
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Casa Micanopy
Micanopy, FL, US
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Dance Center U.S.A
855 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill/Charlotte , SC, US
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Elite Dance Studio
709-B Johnnie Dodds, Mt. Pleasant, SC, US
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Family Tree Yoga Studio
3817 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA, US
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Firefly Studio
1026-C Atlanta Avenue, Decatur, GA, US
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Glaza Studios
502 East Locust, Des Moines , IA, US
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Mindfulness Center
Bethesda, MD, US
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Morning Star Studio
51 1/2 South Court, Fairfield, IA, US
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New York Open Center
22 E 30th Street, New York, NY, US
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Our Nia Space Nia Studio
10 Anson Street, Cape Town, ZA
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Radiant Om Yoga
7694 Hickman Road, Des Moines , IA, US
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Sanctuary In The Pines
PO Box 9133, Hendersonville, , NC, US
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Saradance
5000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL, US
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Seminole Studio
675 Seminole Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, US
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Sevenoaks Retreat Center
Madison, VA, United States
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Shared Visions Foundation Retreat Center
3717 Murphy School Road, Durham , NC, US
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Sophia Institute
297 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC, US
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Spanish Point Boat Club
1 Spanish Road, Pembroke , BM
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St Francis Springs Prayer Center
477 Grogan Road, Stoneville (near Greensboro) , NC, US
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St. James Center
301 Piney Mountain Raod, Greenville, SC, US
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Studio D Yoga
1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US
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StudioNia
918 SW Yamhill, Portland, OR, US
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Synergy Yoga + Wellness
111 Caldwell Street, Rock Hill, NC, US
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Teocalli
Tepoztlan, MX
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The Joy of Movement Studio
480 Hillsborough Street, Pittsboro, NC, US
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The Namaste Center
416 South King Street , Hendersonville , US
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Training Partners Studio
863 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC, US
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TreeHouse Studio
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Yoga in Common
3062 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach, SC, US
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My Nia Classes

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Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Elite Dance Studio
709-B Johnnie Dodds, Mt. Pleasant, SC, US
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Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm Academy of Dance Arts Studio
1510 Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC, US
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My Trainings

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Nia White Belt Training 09/13/2014 - 5:00pm Studio D Yoga
1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US
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Nia White Belt Training 10/11/2014 - 5:50pm Yoga in Common
3062 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach, SC, US
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