Nia Blue Belt trainings

The Nia Blue Belt Experience

July 22nd – July 28th 2017
Co-trained with Nia founder Debbie Rosas
at Nia Hq , Portland, OR

Thurs., October 19th – Wed., October 25th, 2017
The Center for Nia & Yoga, Albany, NY

Focus: Communication, Relationship, and Intimacy | Intent: To energize personal connection through self-discovery and communication by following The Body’s Way

Blue Belt, the second level of Nia education, explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centered communication. This intensive introduces the next set of 13 Nia principles, which focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual realms of the body. While the White Belt curriculum focuses entirely on awareness of physical sensation, Blue Belt applies these skills to explore internal sensations as perceived through – but distinct from – physical sensations in the body.

What others are saying:

“During the first class I taught after my Blue Belt training with Casey Bernstein in March, 2015, I incorporated the principle of Split-Ellipt-Blend. I never would have considered dancing with those intentions as an instructor in front of a class. But I was so wrong. The experience heightened my movement experience and that of my students. More than I could have imagined! For the first time in my teaching experience I had four women tell me that they had cried during the class. And there it was: stepping into relationship with emotion” Diane Betts.

“The Blue Belt training exceeded my expectations and has made a profound impact on my life. Casey delivered the NIA message with clarity, power and grace.  Her kindness and authenticity blending with consistent focus on the intentions behind each principle unfolded magically.  She was a “velvet hammer.” She called me out on my B.S in a humorful yet poignant manner. I was never shamed just enlightened on where I was on my path and which direction I wanted to be heading. Her spirited delivery was inspirational and motivational.” Beth Corwin

“Blue Belt training deepened my NIA experience more
than I could have imagined. Casey is kind and positive,
with an incredible depth of knowledge to share, and a
laser-focus intensity as well. She led me to find
confidence in my teaching. ”  Cheryl Thacker

“Why attend Blue Belt Training?—I encourage others to attend this Nia Blue Belt training if they wish to awaken their mind and body to another higher level of feeling, knowledge, and movement with positive life changing effects.  Casey Bernstein makes this workshop come alive with her undying experience, energy, and focus.” Beth

Testimonial: from past experience with any workshop, if well planned and delivered with intent, they stimulate and broaden mind and body.  From this Nia Blue Belt workshop I gained clarity and sharpness in my mind, day by day layering of physical strength, deeper sensory body stimulation, and extended mental, spiritual, and body vibrations.  On my trip home, I put the radio on and rocked with the music for two and one half hours .  These vibrations are continuing 

to help me view and react to my world with a new sense of purpose.  Of course, this growth was planned and directed by Casey with zeal and focus to give us the most knowledge and stimulation within this seven day period.”  

Beth Houston Barnholdt: Art teacher in Liverpool High School and Elementary schools for 30 years(retired), Yoga teacher,  Pastel artist, mother, grandmother, and wife

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