Nia Green Belt Intensive Training
August 1, 2010 Soma Ranch Retreat Center in Montgomery, Texas, US
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 Trainer
Notes About this Training
Start: Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 8:00 am
End: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 6:00 pm
This training is at our new Nia educational training facility: "Ranch O Nia". You are invited to enjoy an INCLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL full board OPTION for $400 for the week. You will share a bedroom and receive Healthy, Organic, Yummy Body Ecology Meals provided by Resident Chef (and lovely husband) Joe. The meals are gluten free, vegetarian. We provide meal, egg and fish options. We even have more traditional basic foods in the pantry, the likes of peanut butter jelly sandwiches and mac & cheese are stocked! Limited to 9 places in the house with 6 additional places in the "dorm".
Ranch O Nia is located within 50 minutes of Houston Bush Airport. 15.2 acres of beautiful land, surrounded by 6000 acres of rural fields! Conveniently located near Montgomery, Texas. Enjoy entertainment from our 6 horses, 5 donkeys and 1 dog. You are welcome to pet any of the animals and the Miniature Donkeys will be your "friends for life" when you feed them (provided) Nila wafers! Previous participants have shared deep enjoyment from brushing the Horses - it can be a magical meditative experience. You can go fishing (or swim!) in our 1 acre lake filled with 300+ fish and/or enjoy s'mores around the camp fire by the lake in the evening. Shared accommodation in the ranch style house for 9 (3 Bedrooms: 4-3-2, sharing 3 bathrooms). Additional "dorm style" accommodation for 6 available in the converted barn studio loft, with indoor (3) and outdoor (2) shower facilities. 8 person Mineral Hot Tub and 4 person InfraRed Sauna are available complimentary. Massage ($90), foot detox ($30) and other healing treatments are available by appointment.
There are also local hotel/rental opportunities. email HelenT@nianow.com for more details.
Fly in to Houston Bush Airport (IAH).
Arrive on Satuday. If you'd like to share a ride from the airport arrive by 2pm. We will arrange for a shuttle pick up at 3:00pm from the IAH airport. Participants split the cost of the van (usually between $30 and $60 per person). If you arrive at a different time a taxi service is available from the airport at your cost (about $120). Another option is to rent a car (which is usually very reasonable in Houston).
Departure on Friday. The training finishes on Thursday evening with a graduation celebration. Helen will be teaching a Nia class at Studio NiaMoves 9:15 - 10:15am on Friday morning. We will arrange a shuttle to arrive at the airport at 9:00am. There will also be a shuttle from Studio NiaMoves (for those who want to experience a class at the Houston studio). If you choose this option you will be at the airport by 11:00am.
Register for the TRAINING directly here, by clicking the button below.
Remaining balance of $1099 is due July 1, 2010. Please mail payment to "The Ranch Trust", 603 Enchanted River Drive, Spring, TX 77388 or contact Helen Terry directly if you need to make payment via credit card.