Nia Testimonial: Randee Fox, Nia Teacher
Sammamish, Washington, United States
I have been a visual artist since childhood. I knew this was my path early on, and made it my life's profession. I also have played the flute since I was ten and love all kinds of music. I began riding horses at age six and am still "horse crazy." I was a competitive swimmer all through high school and still love to swim. In my 20s I began to dance and found that I loved a good cardiovascular workout. I began riding horses more seriously when I could finally afford to buy one 18 years ago. Now I have four, as well as a riding school that I have owned and operated since 1997. I studied Jazz, Modern and African dance for about 22 years before discovering Nia in the year 2000. It was all that I love: dynamic, easy on the body (like swimming), creative, conditioning and very artistic. It also helped me as an equestrian. I felt called to teach Nia and became certified as a White Belt in 2004. I started teaching immediately after and have never stopped since.
I started bringing Nia into my riding program with much success in 2006. Now I am a Black Belt certified teacher, and am also in Nia's Next Generation Trainer Program. I will be teaching White Belt Trainings after I officially become a Nia trainer. I am creating a special application of Nia as well: Nia for equestrians. I also am a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, helping at risk youth since 1997. I have been matched up with my third Little Sister since January. I feel blessed to live such a rich and full life.
Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?
I love the beauty, art and science of it, and the infinite possibilities it offers me. I love to share this amazing practice.
Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?
What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?
Practicing Nia regularly can help you make desired changes in your body and life if you allow it to.
What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?
Imagine that you are going to get a massage for the hour that you go to your first Nia class... a sensational movement massage. Make it your own, just as you would do a massage. Feel safe and welcomed. Allow the movements to open, massage, stimulate and release all of your joints and muscles. Allow your beautiful spirit to be lifted.