Helen's back from Budapest

Helen Terry

I’m delighted to be back at the ranch having experienced what feels like the best Nia White Belt training I’ve ever led. What’s “funny” is I was also the most unwell I’ve been during a training EVER! The expression “the brighter the light the more moths” somehow resonates with my immediate experience and also the “story of my life”.

We had 23 on the course (22 women and 1 man!). I lost my voice by the middle of day 2 and led the remaining 8 classes completely silent. From the space created from the absence of talking, I entered into a new deeper relationship with the music, the moves and my connection with self, group, the energy of the room and even God. The result was an invigorating, vibrating, deeply connected experience for me and the class, with a sense of “us” by the end of the routine (or perhaps before the end of the first song!).

I’m preparing to become a Brown Belt trainer, the Nia course with a focus on energy. The opportunity to teach in a new and unique way across a series of classes was most invaluable. I feel like an energy warrior in training, having been provided with the perfect pre-course challenge. Without my loss of voice I would not have considered teaching an entire course of classes during a white belt training without talking, and yet my sore throat was the gift to launch me into a new place. I now wonder if I’ll ever want to talk in class again!

Side note of fascination:… Zumba may have something right… my understanding is their teachers don’t talk while teaching… I think they are on to something!

extra side note: I need to get some new photos uploaded as my hair is now longer enough to put in a pony tail! :-)