Nia White Belt Training
The Nia White Belt Training is for everybody. For the beginning to seasoned mover, for the person looking to begin their teaching path to the person looking to deepen their connection to their body, movement and life. The White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery exploring the art of sensation. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you will learn the foundation of Nia – 13 principles that will lead you to greater health, wellness and fitness for life. The gift of the White Belt is receiving the tools to take the magic of your Nia experience off the dance floor and into your life – “dancing through life.”
Personally, the White Belt is movement journey of self-discovery, self-healing and self-mastery. It is an amazing 7-days of immersing into the wisdom of the body, the study of Nia movement, music and joy enhancing life practices.
Nia 5 Stages Training
The Nia 5 STAGES Training is 2 or 2.5 full days of experiential education, providing you with tools to embody the practice, facilitate the class experience or deliver this powerful work. Open to everybody, whether you are a Nia teacher, movement practitioner, somatic educator or health professional, this training program adds a whole new skillset to your realm of expertise. The post-training program includes 52 lesson plans that take you on a journey of the body’s way using Nia’s “look-listen-image” approach to anatomy. Laurie has knowledge of this practice and program from the inside out - having worked with its creator, Debbie Rosas, in its development since 2007.
Personally, the 5 STAGES program, specifically the post-training course of study, has deepened my understanding of anatomy from simple design of bones and joints to the body’s systems. It’s cognitive and poetic approach has increased my body’s intelligence. I apply the vocal tools to the way I teach, deliver trainings and communicate in life.
Up-Coming 5 Stages Trainings
Nia Routine Immersions
Learning for Teachers, Belt Grads + Students
Immerse yourself in the joy of learning a Nia routine to share professionally or for personal embodiment. Song by song, experience a deeper connection to the moves, tune into music cues, learn to decode and simplify choreography while gaining insight into teaching. Immersions with Laurie are a powerful, fun way to learn routines, to build community and express way to sharing the joy of movement. Personally, you will walk away feeling more creative and confident. One or two day formats.
Up-Coming Routine Immersions
Special Training Events
In-depth experiences tailored to Nia belt graduates and teachers. Experiences draw upon principles and practice from all the belts.
Topics include 52 Moves Immersions (Plug into Your Technique), The Business of Nia, Belt Reviews, Adapt a Routine to New Music, Simplify a Routine, Creative Barring, Somatic Voice for Teachers, Cue with Mastery, Creating Choreography and How to Jam.
Up-Coming Special Training Events