Welcome to my world of art, horses and the beautiful practice of Nia

FREE Nia community dance party September 21, 2016 at Sammamish Farmers Market! 

Nia Moving to Heal - Art of feeling better
After taking Nia's Moving To Heal Training with Debbie Rosas at Nia Headquarters, I have a better understanding of the essence of all things Nia. We all have something to heal and movement is essential. Every body can feel better. 

Me with August 6-7, 2016 Nia Moving To Heal graduates including nine other NiaSeattle Teachers. It was a glorious training.

Some samples of my Nia class foci this year
Nia with Randee Fox
Focus: Creative arms and hands - upper extremities
Intent: To dance energy systemically through our body using expressive creative arm and hand techniques
(find class schedule and locations here)

Nia with Randee Fox
Focus: Dancing with chakras

Nia with Randee Fox
Focus: Dancing with community
Intent: To move energy through our core and bring a sense of harmony and synergy and love into our body and our lives. It is an honor to provide a safe place to move, connect, express, dance, open hearts and be with one-another
(find class schedule and locations here)

Nia with Randee Fox                       
Focus: Balancing Dynamic (power) and Ease (grace) in your dance
Intent: To both heal and condition the body by performing movements with maximum efficiency and minimal effort

Nia with Randee Fox
Focus: Inspiration 
Intent: To dance with your creative energy and Nia's 52 Moves 

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Randee Fox - Artist

Since childhood I have loved to make art. I was fortunate to have supportive parents and teachers hroughout my school years. I began my career as a fine artist then found my way to graphic design, illustration, digital and interactive art. I slowly found my way back to fine art and now make art in a variety of mixed media including drawing, painting, collage, found objects and encaustic. I love to tell a story - open-ended so that the viewer can find their own stories in my art.
View my artworks here

The magic of horses! 
Summer is a perfect time to learn about horses at Blue Heron Ranch! 'Educating Humans for Horses' (since 1997), is a progressive way to learn about horses. Randee's three gentle horses teachers will, guide in learning how to be in relationship with and connected to a horse from the ground to the saddle. Learn more here

Classes for your pleasure, fun and fitness! Six days a week with Randee Fox - every body welcome!

12:15 PM Bellevue Y

9:30 AM Blue Heron Ranch
(Last class at Blue Heron Ranch is Tues. Sept 21, 2016 - this class moves to New Sammamish Y as of Tues., Sept 27, 2016)

9:15 AM New Sammamish Family Y (this class starts Tues, Sept. 27, 2016 with a 30-minute Nia Sampler 9:15-9:45 AM / Official Nia class launch at this new location, Tues. Oct 4, 2016 9:15-10:15 AM)

12:15 PM Bellevue Y

9:30 AM Blue Heron Ranch 

12:15 PM Bellevue Y 

9:30 AM Blue Heron Ranch

Check out my Nia class schedule here

What is Nia? 
Nia is a mindful dance fitness practice that not only conditions your body in remarkable ways, but also conditions your mind with the creative use of music and movement. 

Discover Nia, a movement art that will elevate your movement skill by increasing flexibility, mobility, agility, stability and strength. Nia’s unique movement style is founded in 35 years of program development, focusing on aspects of martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. Nia truly delivers a holistic experience that touches you; body, mind and spirit.

A classic Nia class follows a seven cycle program: 
1. Setting the focus: We focus on one aspect of the practice, it is woven artfully throughout the practice.
2. Stepping in: We enter and step into the experience, leaving all distractions and concerns behind.
3. Warming up: This is where we prepare our body to move, warming up the joints.
4. Getting moving: We move at a higher energetic pace, conditioning our body and cardiovascular system
5. Cooling down: Still dancing and upright we use movements that cool down our body.
6. Floor play: Using the floor, we play and condition our body using gravity, space, and the art of moving on the floor to become strong, stretched, defined and balanced. 
7. Stepping out: We seal the experience by consciously stepping out.

The technique is founded on 52 basic moves for the base, the core, and the upper extremities, that are used to create the body-friendly choreography of the class. The nine movement forms, of Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Yoga, inspire the class with soft and slow dynamics, as well as the powerful energy of Tae Kwon Do and the playfulness of Dance. Nia choreography blends these dynamics to create a class that offers ample movement in a state of dynamic ease. Everyone can do Nia because the movements are so adaptable to varying skill and fitness levels. Nia is generally done in bare feet. Shoes are also fine.

The first principle of the Nia Technique is the Joy of Movement. We believe movement can be pleasurable to the body, and when we move towards pleasure we move towards healing. There are lots of smiles and happy people in Nia classes. Some even say Nia has changed their lives! 

The Joy of Dancing with Community
"The cords of connection go very deep on the dance floor and continue long after the class. The creative Human Soul is nourished, dancing with community, and longs to return for more. As we become more relaxed in our dance, the cords become 'chords' sung through our tuning fork-like bodies allowing us to ‘right’ our tone, release energetic buildup and return our bodies and lives to harmony - daily.” 
--Randee Fox, Nia Faculty Trainer and Black Belt Teacher

Special events coming up fall, 2016

Saturday October 8 - Friday October 14, 2016
Nia White Belt Training and community Blast classes 
with Britta von Tagen!

Saturday October 29-30, 2016
Nia FreeDance Training
with Adelle Brewer and Joanie Brooks

MELT away your stress with MELT Method instructor, Susan Creighton

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