THROUGH Nia WE CAN ALL GROW DEEPER ROOTS & GREATER PLEASURE IN THE DANCE OF OUR LIVES
Martha Randall, Black Belt – Nia trainer
Martha Randall is a passionate teacher who loves to share in the creative possibilities that movement provides for expression, discovery and self-healing. Martha’s 40 years of experience as a movement artist and teacher ensure that the classes and training sessions she leads are thoughtful, energetic and playful.
Throughout her movement career, starting with her formal dance training at York University, Martha has studied and performed an eclectic range of dance forms, including modern, ballet, contact improvisation and Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Sacred Rhythms. She has also studied Tai Chi, karate, yoga, and clowning (with Mump & Smoot’s John Turner).
As a performing artist Martha has performed in works by Judy Jarvis, Claudia Moore and Sylvie Bouchard. To stimulate her creativity she has participated in Bhutto workshops with Denise Fujiwara and most recently with Charles Koroneho.
Martha has been a guest teacher at: SoulPepper Theatre’s Youth Outreach program, Second City’s educational division, the Toronto Board of Education’s Conference for Music and Drama teachers and the Haliburton School of the Arts Expressive Arts Programme. She has also volunteered Nia classes at Gilda’s Club – a support service for women with cancer. In 2013 she led the One Billion Rising flashmob at the Gardiner Museum on February 14 to support Eve Ensler’s initiative to stop violence against women and girls.