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Moving To Heal

September 21, 2019 The Center for Nia & Yoga in Colonie, New York, US

M2H graduation
M2H graduation

About Moving To Heal

Designed with the unifying theme of healing, Moving to Heal (MTH) teacher training provides you with the knowledge and skills to deliver therapeutic benefits to students through the Nia class experience. Founded on the art of movement and the philosophy of The Body's Way, you will learn techniques to adapt Nia therapeutically and how to successfully engage people using Nia movement and Dancing Through Life principles to feel better. Topics covered includ

Designed with the unifying theme of healing, Moving to Heal (MTH) teacher training provides you with the knowledge and skills to deliver therapeutic benefits to students through the Nia class experience.

Founded on the art of movement and the philosophy of The Body's Way, you will learn techniques to adapt Nia therapeutically and how to successfully engage people using Nia movement and Dancing Through Life principles to feel better.

Topics covered include philosophy of healing and The Body's Way, sensation science, somatic anatomy, Nia movement, and how to work with music to enhance a therapeutic movement experience. The training places specific emphasis on the ethics of healing and compassionate leadership while considering the needs of diverse students, e.g., cancer patients, Parkinson's Disease, trauma recovery, or healing post-injury. The course includes topics on business and marketing.

Upon successful completion of the Moving to Heal program including the training and independent assignments you will receive a certificate of completion authorizing you to teach the Moving to Heal class program.

Meet the Trainer

Casey Bernstein

Nia Teacher 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

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

Dates

Start: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
End: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Location

1720 Central Ave, Colonie, NY 12205, USA

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