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Nia FreeDance

February 24, 2018 The Synergy Studio in San Antonio, TX, US

Art of Conscious Dance
Art of Conscious Dance

Nia FreeDance

Rooted in the 8-Stages of FreeDance and the synergistic combination of music, movement, and sensation, Nia FreeDance Teacher Training will teach you how to craft and guide a Nia FreeDance experience. The intent of Nia FreeDance is stimulating people’s uniqueness, creativity, and self-expression using movement form and freedom. Through practice and somatic guidance, students learn the Nia art of conscious dance. Nia FreeDance Teacher Training provides the k

Rooted in the 8-Stages of FreeDance and the synergistic combination of music, movement, and sensation, Nia FreeDance Teacher Training will teach you how to craft and guide a Nia FreeDance experience.

The intent of Nia FreeDance is stimulating people’s uniqueness, creativity, and self-expression using movement form and freedom. Through practice and somatic guidance, students learn the Nia art of conscious dance.

Nia FreeDance Teacher Training provides the knowledge and skills to successfully engage people in a conscious dance experience. Drawing on White and Blue Belt principles, as a Nia DJ leader you will learn to coach sensory-based creativity using music, movement, sound, and verbal guidance.

Meet the Trainers

Joanie Brooks

Nia Teacher Trainer
I am a nationally certified 1st Degree Nia Black-Belt teacher and a Nia White Belt and Nia FreeDanceTrainer.  In addition I am certified in Nia Moving to Heal and Nia 5 Stages of Healing.  I offer Nia classes, Nia White Belt and Nia FreeDance trainings, and Nia workshops. I have 25 years of Nia Technique experience and bring creativity, laughter, compassion and enthusiasm to my Nia work. My mission is to share the joy of Nia with everyBody and to help others reclaim

I am a nationally certified 1st Degree Nia Black-Belt teacher and a Nia White Belt and Nia FreeDanceTrainer.  In addition I am certified in Nia Moving to Heal and Nia 5 Stages of Healing.  I offer Nia classes, Nia White Belt and Nia FreeDance trainings, and Nia workshops. I have 25 years of Nia Technique experience and bring creativity, laughter, compassion and enthusiasm to my Nia work. My mission is to share the joy of Nia with everyBody and to help others reclaim their body's natural way of moving and live a life of pleasure. As a teacher of Nia, joy of movement and truly caring for people are my motivations and I believe we are as young as our spirit allows us to be. It is through an open mind and a true connection to joy that we can free, strengthen and heal our body, mind and spirit. Nia has awakened my inner child, and has made me feel timeless, ageless and weightless. I now stay fit by dancing, laughing, skipping and playing on the floor. I want everyBody to feel love, joy and pleasure in their body, and live into their potential!

I am a Sacred Warrior, a teacher and healer to all people. The most precious gift I have received from Nia is self-love, which has manifested into my life purpose to awaken the human healing potential.   I fulfill this purpose every time I step into a Nia class, workshop and training.

I teach in movement studios, fitness clubs, corporations, with breast cancer survivors, and I volunteer at Haven of Hope, a place of hope and new beginnings in San Antonio for those experiencing homelessness. I have been a guest Nia and Yoga instructor at Lake Austin Spa Resort for 15 years, and a guest staff movement instructor at Omega Institute.   I offer workshops, classes and presentations throughout the US and Mexico, and am experienced with working with individual, small or large special groups.

I am also a RYT® 200 Hour Yoga Teacher with a specialty in trauma­-sensitive yoga techniques, trained in the YogaFit Warrior Program, a Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor, Journey Dance Facilitator, Laughter Yoga Leader, Mindful Change Coach, doTerra Independent Product Consultant, and a Certified Project Management Professional.

Adelle Brownlee Brewer

Nia Teacher Trainer
Adelle Brownlee Brewer is a 1st Degree Black Belt Certified Nia Instructor + Trainer, Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator + Trainer, JourneyDance™ Facilitator, Reiki Sensei, Professional Fiber Artist, and owner of The Synergy Studio in San Antonio, Texas. She has been dancing and teaching in the field of art for over 35 years. Adelle teaches classic Nia, as well as Nia 5 Stages, an integrative movement class based on the five stages of human development: Embry

Adelle Brownlee Brewer is a 1st Degree Black Belt Certified Nia Instructor + Trainer, Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator + Trainer, JourneyDance™ Facilitator, Reiki Sensei, Professional Fiber Artist, and owner of The Synergy Studio in San Antonio, Texas. She has been dancing and teaching in the field of art for over 35 years. 

Adelle teaches classic Nia, as well as Nia 5 Stages, an integrative movement class based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and increased comfort in the body. She leads Nia White Belt Intensives, designed for those who want to dive deeper in the practice, as well as for those who wish to teach.

Adelle is a Transformational Breath® Facilitator + Trainer, leading and coaching people in individual settings, as well as groups and workshops.   

Adelle is also a JourneyDance™ Facilitator, teaching classes, workshops, and supporting trainings of Toni Bergins, the creator of JourneyDance™. 

She offers workshops and presentations throughout the US and Mexico, as well as demonstrations for companies and special groups. Adelle also works with patients in pain management, women dealing with sexual trauma and eating disorders, as well as offering private instruction for those who want a more individualized experience.

The Synergy Studio offers over 50 classes a week in Nia, Yoga, Pilates, JourneyDance™, HoopDance, Tai Chi, Zumba, QiGong... the list goes on. The studio is home to Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, a hatha-based Yoga-Alliance certified school, and also serves as an educational center for Nia Technique trainings.  

Debbie Rosas ~ Co-Creator of Nia

Nia Teacher Trainer
"Nia inspires me to continue on a personal journey of self-discovery, self actualization and healing. For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to fall in love with themselves and their bodies. To me, life is my art and my body is the canvas."  – Debbie Rosas Debbie Rosas has been a pioneer and leader in the body-mind fitne

"Nia inspires me to continue on a personal journey of self-discovery, self actualization and healing. For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to fall in love with themselves and their bodies. To me, life is my art and my body is the canvas."  – Debbie Rosas

Debbie Rosas has been a pioneer and leader in the body-mind fitness industry since 1976. She has dedicated life to self-healing and self-mastery. Her extensive exploration of dance, martial arts, graphic arts, music, therapy and healing inspired and developed into the creation of the internationally acclaimed body-mind fitness program and lifestyle company, Nia Technique, Inc. Debbie’s work also includes the writing and production of Nia® educational materials and lifestyle products, such as music CDs, DVDs and the NiaWear™ clothing line. Together with creative partner Carlos Rosas, Debbie has co-authored two books: Non-Impact Aerobics and The Nia Technique™, as well as the “Holistic Fitness” section of the AFAA Instructor Training Manual.

Nia brings concepts and forms from eastern and western practices into mainstream fitness classes and has been instrumental in the evolution of the fitness industry. As of August 2013, Nia Technique, Inc. is a thriving business supporting approximately 2,200 Licensed Nia Teachers across 40 countries.

In constant exploration of Nia's philosophy, The Body’s Way, Debbie continues to develop educational curriculum to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing. In addition to the Nia body of work, she has played a key role in developing programs for doctors at The Naturopathic School of Medicine, Shriner’s Hospital’s women and teen departments and the arthritis and autism departments at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Adored by the press, Debbie and Nia have been featured in over 850 publications and numerous television shows worldwide. Debbie served on the Mind•Body Committee for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association and has presented at IDEA World and Inner IDEA Fitness Conventions, IRSA, The Northwest Fitness Summit, The National Wellness Conference, Whole Life Expo, International Spa and Fitness Association, Science and Consciousness Convention, Sound Healers Convention, Mind Body Convention, OHSU, Fireman’s Fund and at Lucas Films.

Debbie currently travels worldwide, offering workshops, Master Classes, Nia Training, and Licensing to communities across the globe, stopping regularly to teach and train in Portland, Oregon, home of StudioNia and Nia International Headquarters.

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:00 am
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Location

300 E. Grayson, St. 100 , San Antonio, TX, US