Every year we honor an outstanding Nia teacher with the Nia Teacher of the Year Award. However, this year marks the first time that members of the Nia community may choose the recipient by voting online. Everybody can vote, including students, teachers and trainers. Votes may be casted through December 30th, 2011, and the winner will be announced in January.

To vote:

Here are a few things you might consider before casting your vote:

  • Does (s)he inspire students?
  • Does (s)he model the work of Nia with dynamic ease and grace?
  • Does (s)he walk the walk?
  • How do you feel after taking a class with her/him?
  • In what ways does (s)he go above and beyond the typical role of a teacher?
  • What makes her/him unique?
  • What accomplishments has (s)he achieved in the last year?
  • Is (s)he committed to evolving her/his own practice?
  • What benefits have you personally experienced as a result of taking class with her/him?

Be sure to check out last year's winner, Nia Black Belt Mario Reinthaler.