Nia White Belt Training
October 12, 2013 Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts Studio in Sammamish, WA, US
About the Nia White Belt
The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.
Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.
Meet the Trainer
Being a Nia Educator has positively influenced all of the areas of my life that I love to share with people – dance, music, the visual arts, creating positive communities and the immense joys and benefits of being with horses. I am passionate about sharing the creative magic of Nia through the wide variety of programs I teach, designed with the intention to allow you to tap into your uniqueness, your creativity, your power and your truth for living a healthy, balanced and harmonic life - in a fun, meaningful and joyful way.
About Randee Fox:
“Whether I am teaching Nia, teaching people about horses, or making art, I approach each as an expressive art form that can be life-force giving. Inspiring others to realize their joy of self-expression through movement, horses and art is, perhaps, one of the greatest accomplishments I will make as an artist and as a human being in my lifetime.”
Randee Fox, Nia Training Faculty and Black Belt Nia Instructor teaches a variety of Nia programs for those interested teaching Nia or deepening their Nia practice and, as well their relationship with their body and life.
Randee is also an award-winning fine artist, arts educator, journalist and an equestrian educator and has owned and operated her own ‘horse-human-ship’ school since 1997. Randee has developed special application of Nia for people who love horses; Nia in the studio for equestrians; Nia on the ground with horses for those who wish to ‘dance’ with a horse, and Nia in the saddle for equestrians. Randee encourages many of the same Nia principles to her horses too, creating a fun, motivating atmosphere for learning.
Background: After 22 years of studying a variety of dance forms - focusing mainly on African Dance, Randee took her first Nia class in 2000 then became a teacher in 2004.
A natural educator with a passion for inspiring others, Randee excels in teaching Nia, art and equestrian activities. She has won national notoriety and teaching awards as adjunct professor at Austin Community College.
Randee’s students have excelled as well!
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 Her art students’ counter terrorism posters traveled to Oslo, Norway for the 100th anniversary of The Nobel Peace Prize and were displayed in the United Nations building less than two months after the 9/11 attacks on our country.
Many of her art students from have gone on to become professional designers, illustrators and fine artists. Her Nia students have gone on to become Nia teachers with successful practices. Her riding students have excelled to become excellent horse owners, trainers, handlers and riders.
Randee’s professional background includes a long standing career (since 1977) as an illustrator and graphic journalist and fine artist. Her award-winning art, design, illustration, art direction, and journalism career has won her host of national design and writing awards. She was also team member of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalistic team at The Seattle Times as a News Artist.
She also has a background in retail and managed her own Gap Store in Beverly Hills, California. Because of her store’s success she was awarded a position as Corporate Training Projects Coordinator for the Gap Stores internationally – a position she later left to become a full time artist. You can view her resume here.
Randee teaches Nia, art and horse-related programs at Blue Heron Ranch equestrian center and Blue Heron Ranch Creative Arts Studio in Sammamish, WA (since 2004) and at Bellevue Family YMCA in Bellevue, WA (since 2007) and presents workshops and trainings worldwide. Her edgy, wild, fun, creative, and high energy classes encourage ‘community and unity’ and because of this intent, her Nia communities are aligned, warm and welcoming to all. Her Nia programs are rich with artistry and inspiration and often taught at the beautiful Blue Heron Ranch Creative Arts Studio on her horse ranch.
NOTE: Randee's Nia White Belt Trainings are on hold while she is on sabbatical until 2018 as Nia Faculty Trainer. Her six Nia classes a week are going strong and she is continuing to offer special PlayShops and produce other Nia Faculty members at her ranch. If you are wanting to take your Nia White Belt Training, please choose a training from any of our wonderful Faculty members.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm
End: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm
Art and Science Dance in Harmony:
Join Nia Faculty Trainer Randee Fox, artist and equestrian educator, for a week-long journey into the White Belt Principles of Nia. You will be immersed in a womb of beauty, creativity and healing energy all week long.
Randee Fox is a Nia Faculty Trainer, visual artist, dancer and equestrian educator. She studied art at Art Center College of Design and dance at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. She has owned her equestrian education, Blue Heron Ranch - Educating Humans for Horses, center since 1997. She is currently developing Nia For Equestrians, an international program for the Nia corporation.
The Location - Blue Heron Ranch Studio, Sammamish, WA:
This training will take place in Sammamish, Washington (17 miles east of downtown Seattle between Redmond and Issaquah) at Blue Heron Ranch Studio, a 1500 square foot moving arts studio with a gorgeous, barefoot only floating sprung wood Brazilian cherry floor with high ceilings, and natural light pouring in. This creative space is situated on a pastoral 9-acre horse ranch and is surrounded by the magnificent Pacific Northwest ecosystem...fir and old growth cedar trees, wetlands and pastures. Meditation path and garden and fresh cool Pacific Northwest air await your arrival!
The ranch also has hiking trails and a meditation path and garden.
Blue Heron Ranch offers luxurious and comfortable lodging opportunities:
1. One Queen bedroom and bath with use of kitchen and house amenities - $400 for the week.
2. One Queen bed in private living quarters trailer with use of bath, kitchen and house amenities $300 for the week.
3. One Twin bed shared room and bath with use of kitchen and house amenities $275 per person for the week.