Nia Green Belt Training
April 27, 2014 Soma Ranch Retreat Center in Montgomery, Texas, 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
Soma Ranch I am here to make a difference in peoples lives through Nia Technique. I manifest this through Nia classes, trainings and reTreats at Soma Ranch, Montgomery,Texas and around the world. With my vast Nia and life experiences, as one of the lead Nia Trainers, I'm not here to impress you, I'm here to inspire. My ideal? to contribute to you personalizing your Nia journey, help dreams come true, encourage you to be the best you can be and live a glorious life. Want help with deciding where/how/when to take a Nia class or training? give me a call. 832-567-4550.
Spend time around Helen and you will learn something, receive inspiration, and garner support for your dreams and desires (not to mention be highly entertained by her loving sense of humor and English-Texan accent, which many mistake for Australian.) "I'm passionate about moving people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I bring people together and inspire them, at my Studio, the Ranch and around the world. That turns me on."
Helen has been helping people love their bodies and lives through Nia Technique since 1993. She immigrated to the US in 1990, as an International Teaching Fellow. Helen has a Royal Society of Arts Certification in Exercise to Music, B. Ed. (Hons) Physical Education, M.Ed. Exercise Physiology. She is a Certified Body Ecologist and Dance Therapy Specialist.
Recognized by Origins Magazine as a "Top Inspirer in Texas", Helen is multi-talented with a magical formula. She combines experience and knowledge with determination and faith, to consciously create and bring ideas to life. Helen founded NiaMoves Houston in 1996, a successful fitness studio. She also owns Soma Ranch Retreat, Montgomery, Texas.
Helen has a special, and very effective, way of catering to the unique needs of each individual. She helps folks feel great while giving them the skills they need. When she's not leading Nia trainings worldwide, you'll find Helen at Soma Ranch feeding the rescued donkeys, (silently) cheering on her pre-Wimbledon daughter, Liliana; enjoying a kombucha tea on the porch with her awesome "home-support" husband, Joe; and being corralled by her Border Collie, Phelps.
"Helen Terry is one of the best teachers, mothers, and trainers, and because of her mastery in Nia and in her ability to build and create a successful personal and professional life she was one of the first two trainers chosen to step into the role of Blue Belt trainer!" Debbie Rosas
"I consider myself an inspirer as much as an educator. I was born to make an inspirational difference in people's lives through movement to music and how I live my life. When I teach Nia, I adore watching how folks light up! It's phenomenal how many people’s lives are being changed through this practice. I consider it a blessing to have found Nia and a privilege to teach and share this wonderful technique" Helen Terry
• B.Ed (hons) in Physical Education and Special Need
• M.Ed in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance,
• Dance Therapy Specialist (Authentic Movement)
• Certified Body Ecologist.
• Founder, and former co owner of Studio NiaMoves Houston, (1996 - 2016) www.niamoves.com
• Creator of "Soma Ranch" Montgomery Texas. (est. 2009) www.somaranch.com
• Warm, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. (since 1993)
• International Fitness and Wellness presenter (30+ conferences)
We remember Helen as an amazing "teacher to be" so many years ago. Bright, articulate, a big dreamer and full of life's desire. She was fit, and seemed to be one of those people who easily took risks out of passion, not fear. She was open to possibility, willing to receive and learn more, and eager to be in relationship with us, Nia, the group and her experience. (Studio NiaMoves Houston) represents these parts and more. It is her dream, passion, and represents her ability to manifest out of love and not fear. It represents her ability to create and work with community, and to ask for what she needs. As we look into the NOW and Nia's future it is bright and full of Helen.
Congratulations Helen on creating the dream. You inspire us all, and it is a pleasure and joy to know you, work with you and see you as the woman you are in life. More magic awaits we are sure. Thank you for being you and being in our life too.
Love Debbie, Carlos and Jeff
Notes About this Training
Start: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00 am
End: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Enjoy your training at Soma Ranch, a fabulous Nia Education Training facility.
15 beautiful acres
Conveniently located within an hour of Houston IAH Airport.
Shared and private accommodations,
Full Board, inclusive of meals, weekly rates start at only $400.
Mineral Hot Tub and InfraRed Sauna for your relaxing, healing benefits.
Local Resort, Hotel and Lodge alternatives available.
Visit SomaRanch.com for more information.
A residential experience:
REMOVE distractions (such as traveling, life at home, decisions like what & where to eat each day)
ELIMNATE the challenges of navigating your way to and from a studio
PROVIDE a safe, nurturing and vibrant environment to relax and learn with others.
EXPAND your experience into a memorable personal retreat with spacious land, nature, animals and treatment options.
BALANCE your opportunity, to be alone and socialize, according to your personal needs.
CONNECT with like minded folks, make friends and have fun in the process.
I'd love to help you more with regards Nia and training, either at the ranch or elsewhere.
Let me know how.
Yours truly, Helen