The following post was written by Helen Terry, international Nia Black Belt Teacher and Trainer. 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.
Our Houston Nia community is experiencing a rising of epic proportions.
Like thousands of others around the globe, our Houston studio, NiaMoves, hosted a special One Billion Rising (OBR) Nia class on Valentine's Day. The response was phenomenal. Folks who were new to class and movers we hadn't seen in years joined our regular participants in dancing for this incredible cause. We heightened awareness, raised $200, and had a great time. Most significant was the sense of belonging we created, connecting to a "body" of people who are each unique yet aligned to making a difference on the planet.
Shortly thereafter, I dreamed that we did a similar event for OBR at the Houston Rockets basketball game. You can only imagine my intrigue when I woke up the next morning to a phone call from my business partner, Kristie Bryant, saying she'd just received a cold call from the Rockets ticket sales department, asking if we wanted to buy bulk tickets to their upcoming game. Fast forward one week and my dream has become a reality!
On Wednesday, March 13th, hundreds of people will dance during the pre-game show at the Rockets vs. Suns game in Houston, TX. We have a variety of groups participating including high schools, women's shelters, hairdressers, yoga teachers, belly dancers, hoopers, girl scouts, and churches. We've sold over 200 tickets and are aiming for 300! Join us as we dance to "Break The Chain", the anthem for One Billion Rising featuring award winning choreographer Debbie Allen. If you've ever dreamed of your flash mob moment and helping the community, this is it!
If you are in the greater Houston area, please join us for our Rockets Game Flash Mob! EveryBody is invited to dance and/or cheer us on from the sidelines. No previous dance experience is needed.
Steps to purchase tickets in advance:
- Go to NiaMoves website
- Order discounted tickets for $20
- Invite friends, post to our facebook, and come dance!
One Billion Rising is the largest international movement to raise awareness of the ongoing need to make this world safe for women and girls. An alarming statistic shows one woman in three, on the planet, will be raped or abused. i.e. One Billion Women on the planet are affected.