Nia Retreat December
Nov
29
to Dec 5

Nia Retreat December

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.
  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)
  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1  Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)
  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)
  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)
  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT
  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)
  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)
  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)
  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)
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Nia Retreat January
Jan
10
to Jan 16

Nia Retreat January

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Nia Retreat for Brown Belt Teachers
Feb
1
to Feb 7

Nia Retreat for Brown Belt Teachers

Enjoy a week with select brown belt teachers, review all white, blue & brown belt principles, teach in daily JAM class and receive daily coaching with Helen.

Retreat for Nia Brown Belts
from 700.00
  • February 1 - 7, 2019

  • Review all white, blue and brown principles,

  • Participate teaching in daily JAM class and

  • Receive daily coaching with Helen.

  • Get prepared for Black Belt

  • Open to Brown and Black Belt teachers

  • Limited to 12 participants

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The Body As Shadow
Feb
15
to Feb 17

The Body As Shadow

Discovering our True Nature through Authentic Movement

"The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. So it is really one and the same thing." C. G. Jung

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Experience Authentic Movement, a non-directed movement exploration that takes us beyond learned patterns to our soul journey. Here is where the wellspring of all creativity abides and where the deepest psychological and spiritual insights and healing take place. 

In this retreat, we invite our somatic unconscious to speak and guide us through movement, drawing, and writing. No experience is necessary. Curiosity and desire to attune to our inner world is all that is important. When we allow the body to speak, our unique story can be heard. Insight into our true nature naturally emerges without interpretation. When we share and witness together, each participant's experience will be treated with respect and not interpreted. Thus together we learn to honor our own and other's unique personal, creative, and spiritual paths.

Erica Lorentz

Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) has studied many forms of dance and movement work. She has studied Authentic Movement since 1975. Her teachers were Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow. From 1986 to the present, she has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada. As a Jungian Analyst, she incorporates embodied consciousness into her work. While living in Houston in 2007, Erica helped develop and taught in the Beyond Words Dance Therapy Training program. Presently she is a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston, the President of the Jung Association of Western MA, and has a private practice in Northampton MA.

  • $449 Non Residential

  • $549 Dorm

  • $649 Semi Private

  • $749 Private

Price includes: Erica’s fee, accommodation, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and all the joys Soma Ranch has to offer. 

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Nia Retreat for Blue Belt Teachers
Mar
9
to Mar 14

Nia Retreat for Blue Belt Teachers

Enjoy a week with select blue belts, review all white and  blue belt principles, teach in daily JAM class and receive daily coaching with Helen.

Retreat for Nia Blue Belts
from 700.00
  • March 8 - 13, 2019

  • Review all white and blue principles,

  • Participate teaching in daily JAM class and

  • Receive daily coaching with Helen.

  • Get prepared for Brown Belt

  • Open to Blue, Brown & Black Belt teachers

  • Limited to 12 participants

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Writers NEST retreat
Mar
19
to Mar 24

Writers NEST retreat

NEST:  A Retreat for Writers featuring Nia, Exploration, Space & Time

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Come, awaken and explore your creative writing muse through natural space and time sessions of: quiet writing solitude, daily Nia dance, yoga, and meditations. Join the writer’s gathering circle at the end of the day to reflect, share and discuss any work-in-progress projects or other related topics.

When not writing, you can explore many activities at Soma Ranch including: swimming, sauna, hot tub, donkeys, hikes, labyrinth, boat ride on Lake Conroe, Monday Night cowboy church and wolf sanctuary visits.

Bask in the many features of our ranch paradise. Make time during the retreat for quiet serenity, and peaceful days honouring the body, mind and spirit, where you can write, breathe, and move to be as creative as you wish.

Writers of any genre and experience are invited to our Writers ‘Nest’ Retreat, which will have unique features quite like no other.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Teas, Coffee and snacks
  • Options:
  • 2 daily Nia classes
  • Daily Nia 5 stages guided class (relating to writing, focus, imagination, flowing, producing)
  • Guided meditation
  • Silent meditation session
  • afternoon gathering circle “support, listen, share thoughts and progress”
  • Silent mornings
  • for each meal: choose 1 silent eating area, 1 conversation eating area
  • sunrise Yoga/Meditation on the deck
  • activities: swimming, sauna, hot tub, donkeys, hikes, labyrinth, boat ride on lake conroe, Sunday cowboy church, wolf sanctuary

Two-hour Yoga for Writers morning/ afternoon/ or evening class and a one-hour Yoga Nidra, (the Yoga of Sleep) ie deep meditative state, class.  

Writer's Nest Retreat
from 499.00

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Very special rates have been created especially for this retreat.

Each option is a fully inclusive 6 day retreat, which includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch, classes, workshops and more. Rates are per person. All prices increase by $200 January 1, 2019. ($Early Bird Rate) / (Jan 1, 2019 onwards)

  • Non-Residential. $499/699 (6 places)

  • Dormitory: 6 twin beds, 2 bunk beds, 1 queen bed. $599/799 (9 places)

  • Semi Private: Room with 2 Full Beds shared by 2 people $699/899 (6 places)

  • Private Room with 1 King or Queen Bed ensuite bathroom $999/1199 (2 Places)

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Nia Retreat April
Apr
10
to Apr 15

Nia Retreat April

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Men of Nia 2019 Retreat
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Men of Nia 2019 Retreat

Experience a somatic "healthy body" retreat,  lead by some of Nia's top Male presenters!  Each presenter shares their wisdom on a certain realm, through a playshop and class.  4 men + 4 realms (Body, Mind, Emotion and Spirit) = a Fabulous Soma Time!

Enjoy a big Saturday night party with bonfire and Drumming Circle. Celebrate at Sunday's grand finale fabulous Nia jam (a class led by 13 men!)

  • Open to Men, Women and Teens.

  • No experience necessary, simply a desire to have a great time is required.

  • Spaces limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.

"All Events" Options include all meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch , coffee, teas, classes, sessions, party, bonfire, fireworks, Nia Jam and a LOT of fun at the ranch.

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Pricing: 

Weekend Retreat Rates

  • 345 Non Residential + Meals

  • 445 Shared Dormitory + Meals (each)

  • 545 Double occupancy + Meals (each)

  • 645 Single occupancy

Day Retreat Rates

  • 95 Friday Events + Meals

  • 140 Saturday Events + Meals

  • 120 Sunday Events + Meals

A La Carte Rates

  • 70 Combo Class + Workshop

  • 60 Workshop

  • 25 Class

  • 25 Sunday JAM Class

Refund Policy

  • Cancelation before Mar 20 100% Refund

  • Cancelation Mar 21-Mar 31 50% Refund

  • Cancelation after April 1 0% Refund

More Information about presenters and sessions:

Men of Nia BODY ~ Mark

Men of Nia MIND ~ Jason

Men of Nia EMOTION ~ Ray

Men of Nia SPIRIT ~ Alan

The Story: Back in 2011, with the fabulous influx of the Next Generation Nia Trainers program, Helen Terry was inspired to bring the best of Men of Nia together. To celebrate Men, enjoy being lead by fabulous male Nia teachers and have an amazing time. Coming together and celebrating the Men of Nia has been an annual tradition ever since!

Our other annual Men of Nia event is in the Fall, at StudioNia, Santa Fe (details to follow soon)

Men of Nia Retreat

"All Events" Options include all meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch , coffee, teas, classes, sessions, party, bonfire, fireworks, Nia Jam and a LOT of fun at the ranch.

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Nia Retreat May
May
14
to May 20

Nia Retreat May

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Nia Retreat June
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Nia Retreat June

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Nia Retreat July
Jul
10
to Jul 16

Nia Retreat July

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Retreat Blue Electric Storm
Jul
24
to Jul 26

Retreat Blue Electric Storm

BES19 Celebrate with Helen Terry

Come join the celebration of the” Day out of Time” at our annual Blue Electric Storm retreat. Sign up NOW!!  Join our 12th Annual event celebrating Natural Time and all the joys of living an alive, connected, fully vibrant life!

This Fun and Fabulous 3 day, 2 night retreat with Helen, includes

  • Nia classes (Pink Floyd, ChakraDancer + more)

  • Natural Time Workshop + Movement Experience

  • Ageless Grace Taster Class

  • Guided Meditation

  • Boat Ride on Lake Conroe

  • Hike in the National Forrest

  • Walk a Labyrinth

  • Special T shirt

  • Time to swim, sauna, hot tub under the stars

  • S'mores by bonfire

  • Paddle Board/Kayak on Lake Conroe

  • Nia JAM with teachers from around the globe!

Pricing
(all prices are for one person)
$395 Dorm
$495 Semi-Private
$250 Non-residential, includes meals, workshops and amenities.

Availability is limited. 
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Blue Electric Storm Retreat
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Schedule

July 24th

  • 3:00pm Arrivals

  • 4:00pm Ageless Grace Taster

  • 4:30pm Guided Meditation stepping into retreat

  • 5:00pm Walk Labyrinth

  • 6:30pm Dinner

  • 7:30pm Chakra Dancer Experience

July 25th

  • 6:30am Coffee

  • 7:00am Sunrise Boat Trip or relax at Soma

  • 8:30am Breakfast

  • 9:00am Paddle Board/Kayak on Lake Conroe or relax at Soma

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 1:30pm Play at the Ranch (nap, swim, sauna, sun, shade, porch, donkeys)

  • 4:30pm Introduction to Natural Time (PlayShop and Dance)

  • 6:30pm Dinner

  • 7:30pm Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon Experience with Wiz Oz

  • 8:30pm Bonfire with S'mores

July 26th

  • 6:00am Walk in the National Forrest or relax with Coffee/Tea! at Soma Ranch.

  • 8:30am Breakfast

  • 10:00am Nia Class

  • 11:00am Play

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 1:30pm Nia JAM (Team Taught class)

  • 3:00pm Depart

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Nia FreeDance Retreat & Training
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Nia FreeDance Retreat & Training

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Enjoy a weekend FreeDancing stimulating your uniqueness, creativity, and self-expression using movement form and freedom and learning how to become a Nia DJ leader who can coach sensory-based creativity using music, movement, sound, and verbal guidance.

Rooted in the 8-Stages of FreeDance and the synergistic combination of music, movement, and sensation, Nia FreeDance Teacher Training will teach you how to craft and guide a Nia FreeDance experience.

The intent of Nia FreeDance is stimulating people’s uniqueness, creativity, and self-expression using movement form and freedom. Through practice and somatic guidance, students learn the Nia art of conscious dance.

Nia FreeDance Teacher Training provides the knowledge and skills to successfully engage people in a conscious dance experience. Drawing on White and Blue Belt principles, as a Nia DJ leader you will learn to coach sensory-based creativity using music, movement, sound, and verbal guidance.

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Nia Retreat October
Oct
9
to Oct 15

Nia Retreat October

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Nia Retreat November
Nov
1
to Nov 6

Nia Retreat November

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Nia Retreat November 2
Nov
13
to Nov 19

Nia Retreat November 2

Nia Retreat at Soma Ranch

We offer fabulous Nia Retreats, at Soma Ranch, during some Nia trainings weeks.

  • Experience daily Nia classes with Helen Terry.

  • Be nourished with delicious healthy meals (gluten-free options)

  • Enjoy fun times socializing with participants on the Nia training breakfast, lunch, dinner and evenings.

During Training sessions you are free to relax with beautiful surroundings/countryside, wrap around porch with swings, hammock, book a massage, far infrared sauna, mineral therapeutic spa and our sparkling olympic length lap pool.

Within five miles of the ranch enjoy wineries, wolf sanctuary, labyrinth, horse riding, Sam Houston National Forest Park, Lake Conroe boating activities, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and more.

Presently Nia Retreat Weeks are offered at very special introductory rates beginning at only $400, inclusive of public classes, meals and accommodations for the week! It’s our alternative to advertising, a fun way to promote Soma Ranch from within. Nothing sells like the experience at Soma Ranch!

Limited places available (usually 4 per week). Call to make your reservation, and begin relaxing at the mere thought of your upcoming retreat vacation.

2018 Nia Retreats

  • Nia Retreat 1 Jan 4 - 10, 2018 (White Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 2 Jan 18 - 23, 2018 (Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 4 May 3 - 9, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 5 June 15 - 21, 2108 (Brown Belt Week) SOLD OUT

  • Nia Retreat 6 September 8 - 10 (Nia 5 Stages)

  • Nia Retreat 7 October 4 - 10, 2018 (Blue Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 8 November 1 - 6 (Nia Green Belt Week)

  • Nia Retreat 10 November 29 - December 5, 2018 (Nia White Belt Week)

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Soma Simplicity Retreat
Sep
3
to Sep 4

Soma Simplicity Retreat

With great pleasure, our 8th annual Soma Summit is a Simple Nia Retreat with Helen Terry

Enjoy a weekend retreat guided by one of Nia’s fabulous trainers here at Soma Ranch, in the heart of Texas. 

You are invited to a remarkable experience with Helen Terry, with a splash of pizzaz grand finale from a Team of great Nia teachers. (a jam class!)

 

Treat yourself to weekend of simple Nia ease and fun.

Soma Ranch Owner and Nia training faculty member Helen Terry invites you to a fabulous Nia retreat where you

  • connect with like minded Nia fans
  • make new friends, dance and play
  • have fun, eat great/healthy food and relax
  • explore how to simplify, adapt and hone your Nia skills.

Deepen your Nia Practice

Come experience how to simplify Nia routines, how to learn Nia routines rapidly, how to adapt Nia routines and hone your Nia 52 moves skills.

We're shifting gears for the 8th Annual Soma Summit at Soma Ranch with simplification as our focus. Enjoy a weekend retreat of exploration with Helen Terry. Beginners through all the colors of the belts come together to have fun and dive deeper into their Nia practice.

  1. Learn the Nia 52 moves
  2. Simplify how to learn Nia routines
  3. Create Nia experiences with a simple “one Kata per song” technique. 

Bathe in the Joy with a Nia Grande Finales Jam, led by an assortment of Nia teachers.  

Discover how you can bring more Joy and Aliveness into every cell of your body, every day of your life.

Soma Summit is an epic annual event. Enjoy a weekend for your Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit.

Party includes the invitation to Boogie by Bonfire, Swim in the moon light, Roast S’mores over Fire Pit, Dance and Play! 


Registration

The Retreat includes the entire program, meals and accommodation.

We have open classes Friday 7:30 - 8:30pm Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am Saturday 7:30 - 8:30pm

$15 drop in or 3 for $30

and Team Taught Nia Jam Sunday 2:00 - 3:00pm

$20 drop in

3 Day Inclusive Retreat, Non Residential $295

3 Day Incl. Retreat, Shared Accommodation $395

3 Day Incl. Retreat, Semi Private Accommodation $495

3 Day Incl. Retreat,  Private Accommodation $595

Sunday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Jam: Team Nia Class $20

Spaces limited to 18 residential & 4 non residential.

Soma Summit Retreat
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Here’s a taster slideshow of our 2011 Soma Summit: Men of Nia Retreat

Transportation Recommendations ~
Fly into Houston, IAH.

Arrive at airport by 2pm Friday 9/22, Depart from airport after 5pm Sunday 9/24
Friday: Arrive by 2pm, for 3pm limo pick up, to arrive at Soma Ranch by 4pm.
Sunday: Depart after 5pm. Limo leaves Soma Ranch 3pm, arrive at IAH 4pm.
(cost of the ride is split by passengers, about $30 per person)

Plan B. 
Rent a car (often very reasonable) enjoy the 1 hour drive to Soma Ranch and freedom.

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Medicine Woman Retreat
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Medicine Woman Retreat

Submerse yourself in a rhythmic, celebratory, nurturing retreat.  Guided by the inspiration of a classic Nia Routine set to the music of Medwyn Goodall. This retreat is open to participants and teachers. Full schedule included below. Choose Inclusive retreat, Day retreat or drop in for special event and/or classes.

3 Day Inclusive Retreat

  • Non Residential $295
  • Shared Accommodation $395
  • Semi Private Accommodation $445
  • Private Accommodation $495
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Day Retreat:

  • Friday Includes: Dinner, Session, Class.
  • Saturday Includes: Breakfast, Sessions, Classes, Lunch, Dinner
  • Sunday Includes: Breakfast, Sessions, Class, Lunch

Public Nia Class Options:

  • Friday 7:30 - 8:30pm "Simple"
  • Saturday 10:00-11:00am "Classic"
  • Saturday 7:30 - 9:00pm "Movement with extended Guided Meditation"
  • Sunday  2:00-3:00pm "Jam" ~ a Team Taught Celebration!

Public Class Prices:

  • $15 when pre-register
  • $20 at the door
  • $45 for all 4!
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Nia Floor Play Retreat
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Nia Floor Play Retreat

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Nia FloorPlay is unique program that stimulates functional movement and self-healing by working with Nia principles and The Body’s Way philosophy. The practice uses space, time and gravity guided by the element of play to creatively condition the body. Students learn how to master moving on the floor versus exercising on the floor; the difference in somatic orientation delivers a powerful holistic fitness experience. The art of FloorPlay is blending one move into the next to create a beautiful dance that massages and strengthens the whole body from fingers to toes. All of the body postures and moves in FloorPlay are personalized to help you open up and guide your body into new levels of strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and stability that nurture your body’s way.

This 2-day training is focused on you and your body to deepen your knowledge of the science, craft and art of play and how to achieve greater comfort, function, meaning and purpose from moving on the floor.

You’ll learn:

  • moving versus exercising
  • fundamentals of moving on the floor
  • energy support from the body’s three Hara’s
  • dynamic alignment
  • the role of play in self-healing
  • gravity + natural conditioning

Included in this training:

  • 2-Days hands on Training
  • FloorPlay On-line Teacher Tutorial Training - self-directed, hour based program providing further education on learning and teaching Nia FloorPlay.

* Nia Knee Pads are required and can be purchased at the training for $10.00.

Open to everyone: students and teachers!  

Enjoy a weekend experiencing FloorPlay with Debbie Rosas for only $299!

Register for 2 Day course at NiaNOW.com.

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Very special rates have been created especially for this event with Nia Founder Debbie Rosas. Each option includes Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. Rates are per person. Choose 1, 2 or 3 nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). 2 prices: $Early Bird Rate/$June 1 onwards

  • Dormitory: 6 twin beds, 2 bunk beds, 1 queen bed.

  • Semi Private: Room with 2 Full Beds shared by 2 people

  • Private Room with 1 King or Queen Bed ensuite bathroom

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If flying in we recommend Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH). Arrive the day before or book a flight that lands by 10am. We will help with booking transportation from the airport to Soma Ranch (about a 60 minute drive). Our regular driver charges $75, this can be shared by up to 4 passengers and we will help link you with others to share the ride when possible.

Helen will be teaching a 10am Nia class both Saturday and Sunday. 

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