Nia Green Belt Training
November 16, 2014 Casa Micanopy in Micanopy, FL, 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
I want to share this amazing practice with you!
I believe that JOY is available to all! The spirit of Nia is JOY, a way to touch peoples lives, discover our creativity and get our "stuff" done! With Nia we get to explore through movement, through the body, I love that, and I would like to share that with you. Regardless of what is happening in your life, you can walk into a room where Nia is occurring and experience Joy. Joy as a physical sensation in your body. Joy that you can use to heal your body and your life. A physical joy that allows you to feel better… by putting the drumbeat in your feet, the tambourine in your chest and the violin in your spine you can change your body and your life. In my Nia classes, events and White and Green belt trainings; you'll learn how to move in a way that's unique for your body, that honors your natural time and rhythm. Movement that makes you feel ALIVE. Come join me.
NIA IMMERSIONS: As a seasoned Nia Trainer, offerning trainings since 2003, I facilitate both the White and Green Belt trainings. The Nia White Belt is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connection to Nia. The Nia Green Belt is a continued incredible experience and teachers you to master your movement with certainty from the perspective of a martial artists as well as a dancer and healer.
As a student and teacher of Nia, I am constantly discovering and sharing ways to live a sacred life in a pain free body. I travel internationally, as well as through-out the U.S., teaching in venues large and small.
Nia has increased my enthusiasm and curiosity for studying many modalities; Chakras, Kundalini Yoga, Continuum and Breema. I weave these disciplines into all that I do and weave Nia into all these disciplines. I am also passionate about art, storytelling and gardening. Through Nia, my creativity is at an all time high, allowing me to create workshops and retreats such as Chakra Journeys and DreamAlice.
Please let me know how I can help enhance your life through Nia classes, workshops and trainings
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
Notes About this Training
Start: Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00 am
End: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Casa Micanopy, in Florida is an incredible place to do your Green Belt.It is a mystical, magical discovery. It has a beautiful dance studio, shared onsite accommodations and a small kitchen in which to prepare your food and eat communally. It is a 6-acre private oasis that allows for exploration, swimming and soaking in the stone hot tub. There is also the town of Micanopy which has restaurants and shops and is a 5 minute drive from the retreat center. It is also within close proximity to the Gainesville airport.
Accommodations are limited to 7 so register promptly to begin your pre-trainng and reserve your space. Accommodations will fill quickly.
This training begins at 8:30 am on SUNDAY you can plan your arrival for SATURDAY EVENING AFTER 6:00 PM and departure for late Wednesday afternoon. Shared accommodations are $295 per person for Green Belt lodging which includes 5 NIGHTS OF LODGING.
www.casamicanopy.com to check out this beautiful location.
A note from Stephaney: Nia Trainer
I love training Green Belt. It is 5 days of coming together with others, knowing what you know, and filling in the gaps! A joyous celebration, a joyous reunion of body mind and spirit. Deepen your 52 moves, your 5 sensations, your connection to the listen and dance. Come Alive in your relationship to teaching and to Nia!! We will spend one day focused on Music, the next day on Movement and then we will blend the two to create the magic and the Nia Promise of a mind body spirit workout that offers conditioning and self healing!
Whether you are a new white belt or a seasoned Black belt, The Green Belt is the belt not to be missed. There is something here for you that will allow you to fully step in to the teacher you know yourself to be..