Nia White Belt Training
July 26, 2014 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, July 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm
End: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm
This White Belt Training is a Nia and Horses® White Belt Training – for every body wanting to deepen their Nia practice, both dancing in the studio, in nature and with horses. Whether you are drawn to horses (no horse experience necessary) or an equestrian, or an equestrian educator, you will deeply benefit from this training.
All of Nia’s 13 White Belt Principles are applicable and synchronous to movement with horses, enhancing sensory IQ, physical awareness, body language and energetic communication with horses.
Because it is in a horse’s nature to ‘mirror’ our movement and energy bodies, informing us of our leadership qualities, teaching styles and ability to connect to our sensations moment-to-moment, Nia and Horses® White Belt Training will give you new tools to self awareness, movement habits and how you lead in the world.
Whether you are wanting to become a Nia Teacher, deepen your Nia practice or are an active equestrian or equestrian educator, Nia and Horses® White Belt Training will open opportunities for you to create a more finely-tuned sense of aesthetic, rhythm and add a wide range of physical, expressive movement and musical enhancement tools.
Nia and Horses® White Belt Training also offers opportunities for you to somatically connect more deeply your nature, your ‘animal self’. Sessions are taken in a beautiful light-filled 1,500 square foot dance studio, in the horse arena with horses, on wooded trails, under trees, and on hillsides with soft beds of grass while experiencing your body’s nature in nature. Nia and Horses® White Belt Training is fun, filled with adventure and surprise!
Feed your creative appetite and immerse yourself into the week-long Nia and Horses® White Belt Training and retreat, grounded in nature, harmony, ease and physical sensation at The Blue Heron Ranch.
Upon taking Nia and Horses® White Belt Training, you will graduate as a Nia White Belt practitioner, just like all Nia White Belt Trainings, and have the opportunity to certify as a licensed Nia Educator via the Nia Livelihood Membership.
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