Nia Green Belt Training
October 21, 2013 Bavia Arts in Toronto, ON, CA
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 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 Trainers
Martha brings over 30 years of experience as a movement artist and teacher to her classes and trainings. Formal training began at York University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Throughout her movement career Martha has played and studied in an eclectic range of movement modalities including modern dance, ballet, contact improvisation, Gabrielle Roth's 5 Sacred Rhythms, tai chi and karate, yoga and clowning.
Martha is a dance artist who most recently performed with Claudia Moore's Moonhorse Dance Theatre. She often collaborates with musician and sound therapist Gary Diggins who offers his soulful music at times to her classes. She has offered body awareness classes to educators through the Toronto Board of Education and teaches an expressive arts movement course at the Haliburton School of the Arts. She has also volunteered Nia classes at Gilda's Club, a support centre for women affected by cancer.
"I love to teach Nia and train people through the White Belt intensive so that we can all grow deeper roots and greater pleasure in the dance of our lives!"
Notes About this Training
Start: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 8:00 am
End: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm