Nia is so freeing and empowering.
With a background in dance and music and as a professional visual artist and horse trainer/teacher – I enjoy teaching the practice of Nia to people who are drawn to the arts and are horse lovers and equestrians. My art and horse education professions have profoundly expanded by infusing the practice of Nia.
I am a Black Belt Teacher and also a Red Belt International Trainer. I teach the Nia White Belt Training, certifying teachers in teaching Nia. The 13 principles of the Nia White Belt Training are applicable and synchronous to an artist’s creative process as well as enhancing your sensory IQ, physical awareness, body language and energetic communication with horses both on the ground and when riding. My White Belt trainings are fun, filled with adventure and surprise. You will gain a more finely tuned sense of aesthetic, rhythm and timing and a wider range of physical creative enhancement tools through Nia’s movement forms and musicality.
Feed your creative appetite and immerse yourself into the week-long White Belt Training and retreat, grounded in nature, harmony, ease and physical sensation at The Blue Heron Ranch Studio on my horse ranch. Here, you can also choose to test out and apply your White Belt principles dancing with horses. Or, bring me to your studio, ranch or farm for a deep exploration of the science, craft and art of Nia.
My six weekly Nia classes are rich with artistry, are athletic, energizing and fun with a warm community to welcome you at two beautiful professional dance studio locations - The Blue Heron Ranch Studio in Sammamish and Bellevue Family YMCA.