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About the Nia Blue Belt

Focus: Art of Communication | Intent: To create intimacy through somatic relationships

Nia Blue Belt is a weeklong intensive training, the second level of Nia education after White Belt. Blue Belt explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centered communication. This intensive introduces the next set of 13 Nia principles, and which starts from the body to focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual realms of the self.

Blue Belt Principle #1: The Joy of Being in Relationship, integrates the sensation of Joy with the awareness that Joy is something outside the self, which we can invite into our physical experience. As a result, we begin to deepen our ability to listen with clarity and sustain awareness of details outside our body.

Sep 16,
Start time is  1:30pm
with an optional welcome class from 11:00-12:00

Winalee Zeeb

Winalee_laughing_lower_rezI began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

 

Training Cost: $1,599

$799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee

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Experience the Joy of Movement! February 3 to February 9th. Come and dance with the infectiously vibrant International Nia Trainer, Winalee Zeeb!

This is an exceptional opportunity for YOU to dance cutting edge Nia with the top level of the Nia’s global training faculty. Winalee regularly travels the world teaching Nia to everyone from first-time beginners to people with decades of experience.

 
Every year, Nia Headquarters chooses 4 trainers from around the globe to choreograph the 4 new Nia routines, and for 2017, Winalee was again selected for her newest original routine: Deep Dive. Additionally she is one of only 3 Nia trainers in the world certified to train Nia Brown Belts.

 

Prices: Add $4 when you check in at the reception desk to your payment option: whether it’s a drop-in, class pack or Golden Circle Membership.
  • Fri Feb 3, 5:45 pm  Focus: HeArt of Communication
  • Sat Feb 4, 12:15 pm  Focus: Joy of Being in Relationship
  • Sun Feb 5, 10:30 am Focus:  Awareness, Insight & Clarity
  • Mon Feb 6, 9 am Focus:  Relationship
  • Tues Feb 7, 11 am Focus:  Expressing Feelings and Emotions
  • Wed Feb 8, 5:45 pm Focus:  Music, Movement & Magic  
  • Thur Feb 9, 5:45 – 7 pm Focus of Celebrating Uniqueness Expressing Itself! – Introducing the Blue Belt Grads plus visiting Black Belts/Trainer Marty & Jackie Diner – All under Winalee’s umbrella.

After the Thursday night class, everyone is invited to dinner at our favorite, modestly-priced Vietnamese restaurant, just around the corner from us: Ngon. Join your Nia friends, Winalee, Jackie & Marty Diner, and the Blue Belts on a pay-your-own-meal basis. This will be your chance to shower the new Blue Belts with compliments on their teaching!

  • Fri Feb 10, 7-8 pm Dancing with the Diners! Nia Special Class with Jackie & Marty Diner   Sign up now!

Marty and Jackie Diner are a unique Nia couple in the world: they are both Nia Black Belts and Jackie is also a Nia trainer. We have a deep connection with them here on island since Marty received his original White Belt training here in 2006. They are taking time off from  their own Nia studio, Joy in Motion, in Boulder, Colorado, to visit us and share their fantastic teaching.

 

Winalee Zeeb

winalee zeeb

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am.

Training Cost: $1,599

$799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee

Sign Up Now!

Feb 3rd-9th, Blue Belt is a weeklong intensive training, the second level of Nia education after White Belt. Blue Belt 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.

Blue Belt Principle #1: The Joy of Being in Relationship, integrates the sensation of Joy with the awareness that Joy is something outside the self, which we can invite into our physical experience. As a result, we begin to deepen our ability to listen with clarity and sustain awareness of details outside our body.

 

Winalee_laughing_lower_rezI began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!

PUBLIC NIA CLASSES 

with Debbie Rosas

All levels of fitness welcome

Sunday, Mar 18  10:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, Mar 19-22   5:45-6:45pm

Friday, Mar 23    11:00am-12:00pm

Individual class $21

3 class package $55

5 class package $85

Free interactive demo Sunday, March 18th evening at the open house anniversary party.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dance with the dynamic Debbie Rosas! She’ll knock your socks off!

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