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Dear Nia Community,
 
Happy March! 
Our days are getting longer, trees and flowers are budding, our horses are shedding winter coats, the wild birds are building nests while whistling their happy tunes and frogs serenade us each night from the nearby wetlands. This is an exciting time as we shift from the dark days of winter into glorious spring!

Our classes are growing! 
Both Blue Heron Ranch and YMCA Nia communities have been growing at a fast pace with new people discovering Nia and choosing it as their favorite fitness practice. The energy of larger classes is very fun and everybody is welcome. Thanks to many of you for sharing the Nia magic by bringing your friends and family members. It's exciting to see new people dancing, sharing smiles and enjoying the synergy we all create while reaping the benefits of Nia! 

This newsletter has ten Nia and other somatic practice offerings for your health, creative spirit and well being. Here's the brief list, extended details below in the newsletter.
1. White Belt Training
March 15th -21st - Blue Heron Ranch
2. "Feeling" extended class with visiting New York Nia Trainer, Casey Bernstein,
March 30th - Blue Heron Ranch
3. "U" Routine
FreeDance - Learn the moves - Dance the routine with Trainer, Randee Fox at Presence Studio
April 12th - Presence Studio, Bellingham, WA
4. Nia Five Stages Training
a journey into self healing through five simple movements, the human developmental stages - 
April 26th -27th Blue Heron Ranch
5. "Feeling" routine immersion with special classes for every body with Santa Fe Nia Trainer, Kelle Rae Oien
June 28th and 29th Blue Heron Ranch
6. 7. Two Nia and Horses® White Belt Trainings
July 26th - Aug 1st and October 4th - 10th Blue Heron Ranch
8. Liz Koch, international psoas expert presenting 'Stalking the Wild Psoas' with Jamie Sieber, cellist
August 8th - 10th Blue Heron Ranch
9. Nia Blue Belt Training with Trainers, Winalee Zeeb and Caroline Kohles
Sept 12th - 18th
10. Soul Motion 2 hour class with Randy Miller
Sept 19th Blue Heron Ranch
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If you are ready for your Nia Green Belt Training, take the Victoria Clipper up to Victoria BC and train with my friend, the incredible Canadian Nia Trainer, Martha Randall
April 6th - 12th at Sleeping Dog Retreat, Victoria, BC, Canada.

I want you all to know that I NEVER take you for granted! Thanks for coming to class!
See you all on the dance floor!

Warmly,
Randee Fox
Nia Faculty Trainer, Black Belt Nia Teacher


Nia at night on Mondays 
at Blue Heron Studio 

with Heather's Monday night Nia at 6PM
$15 drop in / Blue Heron class cards honored
  


Six Nia classes a week at two locations 
with Faculty Trainer, Randee Fox
 
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 
12:15 at Bellevue Family Y
14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007 
425-746-9900 $10 drop-in / members free
 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
9:30 AM at Blue Heron Ranch Studio
Blue Heron Ranch Studio 
 25025 NE 8th Street, Sammamish, WA 98074 
425-868-3475 
$15 drop-in / $40 4-class monthly card / $70 unlimited monthly card

  

2014 Nia White Belt Trainings and special Nia PlayShops with Randee Fox 
at Blue Heron Ranch:
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March 15th - 21st 
It's not too late to step in!
Spring White Belt Training with Randee Fox
 
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April 12th
"U" New routine PlayShop in Bellingham!
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July 26th - August 1st
and
October 4 - 10
Nia and Horses® White Belt Trainings
with Randee Fox (for every body)

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Sharing my Nia White Belt Story:
"I took my White Belt Training with Nia creators and founders Debbie and Carlos Rosas in 2004 after dancing with a variety of Nia teachers for four years. I began to hear a calling to deepen my practice and eventually share Nia as a teacher. 

 

I arrived with pain, stiffness and multiple physical blocks due to some old injuries and life challenges that I had carried 
around with me, in my body, since childhood. 

 

I felt as if I was a sailboat with thousands of old barnacles on her hull, created as sort of an armor to guard and protect me. During the training week I noticed the defensiveness releasing through movement and positive changes starting to happen with each passing day. Nia's nine movement forms, the White Belt principles in action, and a community to dance and connect with during the intensive, helped me. 
 
I literally scraped off the no longer necessary barnacles, leaving them in a 'screaming wake' behind me. So long! My hull cleaned up shiny and smooth removing the negative traction! I noticed my ability to move with greater fluidity, speed and agility. Thus began my lifetime process of applying the Nia principles in learning to 'self-heal' through movement, reach for my highest physical potential - 
with 'physical sensation' as my creative guide. 

 

The artistic and expressive aspect of The White Belt Training touched my artist's soul deeply. From a comprehensive study of musicology and choreography, I was left with brilliant artistic tools to learn how to craft rich Nia classes, with enough freedom to infuse my own signature. 
 
Three months after graduating as a Nia White Belt Teacher I was teaching my own classes. I have never stopped teaching in ten years! Teaching and now training Nia teachers to share the practice has infused every relationship and all aspects of my body, my life and my livelihood in the most positive and beautiful way!"
--Randee Fox, Nia Faculty Trainer

 


 
Guest Nia educators 
presenting at Blue Heron Ranch
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Sunday March 30th 10AM-Noon
New York Nia Trainer, Casey Bernstein will offer 2-hour
extended Nia "Feeling" new routine class 
 
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Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Nia Five Stages Training
with Faculty Trainer, Laurie Bass
  
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Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th
"Feeling" community classes and two-day routine immersion
with Kelle Rae Oien
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Friday Sept. 12th - Thursday Sept. 18th
Nia Blue Belt Training with 
Trainers, Winalee Zeeb and Caroline Kohles! 


Guest Somatic Educators coming to Blue Heron Ranch
      
August 8th, 9th, and 10th 2014
Stalking the Wild Psoas
Playshop with psoas expert, Liz Koch, international teacher & author with 30 years experience specializing in the psoas muscle. Educating both laypersons and professionals around the world, she is recognized by colleagues in the movement, wellness, and fitness professions as an authority on the core muscle of the human body. 
 
...with the live music of acoustic cellist, vocalist and performer,
 
  

 

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Friday September 19th, 6-8 PM
Randy Miller, 1st Degree Nia Black Belt and 
Soul Motion teacher is coming to Blue Heron 
for a special 2-hour Soul Motion class! 
$15 drop in
 
For more information please email or call 206-427-7010
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