NiaSeattle Fall Jam 2012, Century Ballroom
The NiaSeattle Fall Jam was fantastic! Randee Fox, Nia Trainer and Black Belt Teacher had this photo and message to share with the NiaSeattle Teaching Community this morning:
What an honor to dance with you and the communities that we all have created together – since Jason Griffin stepped in to teach in 1996 (his artful presence was immense yesterday!)- then Jill Pagano in 1997. This being our 18th NiaSeattle Jam since we chose to have two a year in 2004? WOW. Longevity! The quality of every teacher’s teaching yesterday – mind blowing!!! And some of you…teaching in your very first Jams – some of you even a product of homegrown NiaSeattle White Belt Trainings! MOVING!
Your poetic voices, your grace, your honor and commitment to the practice of Nia, your incredible beauty in leading Nia songs and moves – in each of you a commitment to the 13 principles was obvious. And your obvious alignment to one-another holding a space of community for all step into. You represented a very HIGH BAR of leadership and teaching…a bar that transcends any belt color!!!
At times I was so moved I just wanted to ‘receive’ with my eyes and heart – Life as Art – as you created it – moment to moment. So I stopped and took some photos. We have the most incredible community – a one of a kind unique LOVE that many Nia communities do not get to enjoy. I hope that we can somehow ripple out into the world, our message and the huge BLESSING of being a part of a HEART that beats and resonates such love and commitment – a kind of a Nia that is way bigger than our own individual classes.
CONGRATULATIONS on being in SPIRIT and inSPIRING!
Nia Faculty Trainer