Nia Green Belt Training
July 9, 2012 To be Determined in to be determined
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
At the age of 14 I understood the power of dance and healing while experiencing a family tragedy. During my diverse professional career as a nurse, my philosophical belief strengthened viewing movement as a way to live life at one’s highest potential via movement. In 1988, my life changed. As a young mother of 3 children, a retiring marathoner and working as a critical care nurse, I was introduced to Nia while seeking postpartum exercise and time for myself. I knew Nia’s movement diversity, it’s aesthetic attention of the body, and it’s healing quality were something that was a perfect fit for me, personally and professionally, for a lifetime.
In 1993, wanting a suitable home for Nia, I opened one of the first Body-Mind centers.It offered classes in all the movement forms and other healing modalities. Currently I am the owner and director of The Center for Nia & Yoga, in Albany, NY. I obtained my Nia Black Belt in 1996 and I am first generation Nia White Belt trainer since 1997.Progressively, I became a Green Belt trainer in 2011 and a Blue Belt trainer in 2012. I facilitate trainings out of my studio, Israel, Italy, New England, and Washington, D.C regional areas.
I have a passion for creating Nia choreography and working with special applications for Nia. I have worked extensively with women in drug rehabilitation and created Nia movement programs for clients with brain injury, victims of domestic violence, Alzheimer patients, children, prenatal populations, and women with cancer. I also produce and present weekend workshops and been a guest presenter at Kripalu Yoga Center. I hope to create an east coast Nia training center in Albany, NY in the near future. In addition, I am certified in Yoga and Expressive Arts Therapy.
Notes About this Training
Start: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:00 am
End: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your inquiry about The Nia Green belt - teaching skills experience with Casey Bernstein in Albany, NY. At time of registration you will receive your Nia pre-training materials which will prepare you for the Nia Green Belt experience. Trainees will return back to Nia’s Joy of Movement and deconstruct the dancing, learning, and sharing of a Nia routine to calm the nervous system as to stay in the Joy of Movement.
You can plan on an almost 12 hour day, The schedule will be given on your arrival.
The Center for Nia & Yoga is the home for Casey’s Nia trainings. It is located in the heart of downtown Albany. There many very reasonability price lodging options.
Please email Casey@nia-yoga.com for options.
Casey has been dancing and teaching Nia since 1990. She has been a Nia teacher trainer since 1998. She had worked as a Nurse in a wide range of clincial settings before starting her career in Nia. She loves work with Special Nia populations:
women in rehab and domestic violence, prenatal and child. She facilitates women workshops and retreats. www.nia-yoga.com