Nia Blue Belt Training

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Nia Blue Belt 2016 training Dates

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

Blue Belt training dates

June 23rd – June 29th 2016
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The Center for Nia & Yoga, Albany, NY  co-training Casey

Saturday September 10th – Friday September 16th 2016
Co-trained Casey Bernstein and Winalee Zeeb
Movement Lab – Baltimore, MD
Nia Hq Registration $799.50 

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

“I am grateful to Casey for her Great Spirit.   I am grateful for the entity of Nia and those gatekeepers who have guided me toward and along its path.  I am grateful to my Blue Belt sisters:  Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water; each one beautiful, each one powerful, and each one necessary.  I am grateful for all of the relationships in my life, both elemental and personal, both confounding and sustaining, both sacred and profane, for they have shaped me like a river shapes a stone, and carried me to where I am today.  I am grateful, to the one who gave me my body, and my sometimes daunting, often magical life.  I am grateful for the enduring power of love.” Cindy Crimmins