Nia Green Belt Training
December 26, 2014 Move Me Studio in San Rafael, California, 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 Trainers
France-Laude Gohard was born and raised in Paris, France. At the age of 23, she moved to the U.S. In 1989 she discovered Nia and it was a life-changing experience. Feeling deeply connected to the work of Debbie and Carlos Rosas, Nia has become her life's work and passion. France-Laude received one of the first black belts in Nia, and became one of the first teacher trainers. She has been teaching white belt intensives since 1997.
Her study includes Dance, Yoga, Authentic Movement, Pilates and the work of "Conscious Embodiment" developed by Aikido teacher Wendy Palmer. France-Laude's trainings are grounded with a very deep personal understanding of the very best of somatic teaching. With knowledge and compassion she guides students into discovering themselves through the gift of the body.
Classes and events ARE ongoing. Please visit her website for the most accurate scheduling information. Thank you!
I have been passionate about educating humanity to help heal the world through the dance of Nia since 1995. I have been training Nia to teachers since 2002, first in Idaho and now worldwide. I have found over the years of training, that the Nia practice has generated an even stronger intention of Peace on Earth inside me. Not that I have to love or save everyone, but create an positive environment for individuals to be transported while getting a great workout no matter what their age or ability. Nia is an international language, like nature is. -It is the language of sensation or words without words, an alchemical formula for magic! Presently, I have combined my 20 years of experience working with children, my degree in Elementary Education, and the depth of Nia, to create a movement-based, educational program for pre-school age children. I will forever continue to share the joy and love of movement with all ages, playfully and energetically! My mantra: I am, therefore I teach.
Notes About this Training
Start: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 7:30 am
End: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 3:30 pm