Nia Green Belt Training
December 7, 2013 The Joy of Movement Studio in Pittsboro, NC, 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
Stephaney is available for classes and workshops; she is currently on sabbatical from Nia Trainings.
Through my years of body immersion and studying Nia my enthusiasm and curiousity has always included many movement and philosophical modalities including: Chakras, Kundalini Yoga, Continuum and Breema. Currently I am most enticed by pure organic body movement; utilizing the form and weaving it into freedom, understanding routine and guiding it into ritual.
I am also passionate about senses and living an aromatic life. Most recently I have dived deeply into the path of botanicals and scent; creating both an holistic skin care line, and luscious botanical fragrances As Nia teachers us, the skin is the largest organ of the body, so I find it a natural fascination that learning to love the body we are in, involves a deeper awareness of the sensation and comfort of skin. This allows us to create a certain type of radiance in our movement, our skin and our lives. Our sense of smell is one of our most profound treasures for triggering memories in the mind, emotions in the heart, and a deeper connection to spirit. Through organic botanicals, and connecting deeper to the nature that surrounds me, I am discovering a deepening of my own organic movement. Nia has been my doorway into this path and I am grateful for its gift of allowing me to build freedom from its container of form. As my way to stay connected to you and move with you while I continue on sabbatical, I will soon be offering additional workshops embracing this organic discovery. - With love, Stephaney
Testimonials: Stephaney Robinson is clearly the teacher I was meant to study and dance with. A vibrant, warm woman, Stephaney creates a welcoming community space, one in which laughter, creativity, and contemplation are at home. She walks a path that is deeply rooted in the earth and highly spiritual as well. And she brings a creative spirit to movement that I ~ and her other students ~ greatly appreciate. — Rene Caputo North Carolina
“Dancing with Stephaney is like venturing into a sensory bath that is part tribal, part heady reflectionist, and part git-down hootchy kooch. She inspires a vivid meditation that rocks the mind, electrifies the body and tickles the soul.” — Willi Jones, Performer, New York, New York.
Photo of Stephaney taken at Studio Nia in Portland, Oregon. Photographer: Jeff Stewart
"May I be more loving, thoughtful, and fulfilled than ever before, for the well being of all."
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 8:00 am
End: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 5:00 pm
Green Belt is a Blast! It is like no other belt in the sense that there are no additional principles to learn, and it weaves together all belt levels of white through black so that you can really take Nia back to its ROOTS of learning. Listen and Dance to the music and deepen your connection to really mastering a routine and deepening your confidence level as a teacher; regardless of your belt level.
Come join us at the fabulous Joy of Movement studio near Chapel Hill-Raleigh/Durham, NC. The studio is spacious and open with soaring ceilings beautiful windows and a healthy food grocery across the hall. Pittsboro, NC is a charming town to come together with others and deepen your Nia skills as a Green Belt. Take a moment to be inspired by looking at the photographs of the studio, nearby accommodations and the health food store, come join us for 5 days of Nia Green Immersion!