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 through 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.”
Laurie leads White Belt online training coursss and in person intensives at studios around the world.
Focus: Art of Sensation | Intent: To embody the foundation of Nia
- Experience greater pleasure in your body and life.
- Use conscious movement for health and well-being.
- Live life with greater joy, deep love and respect of your body.
2021 Online Training Dates:
Sundays beginning August 15 (Co-training w/UK trainer Dorit Noble)
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Fridays beginning September 17 (2-week holiday break) with Laurie
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Nia 5 STAGES Training
Movement Medicine for Body, Mind + Soul
Nia 5 Stages Training provides you with tools to deeply embody the practice and to facilitate a Nia Stages class experience, workshop or private session. Whether you are a Nia teacher, movement practitioner, somatic educator or health professional, Nia 5 Stages Training will give you a new skill set to add to your realm of expertise. For Nia Teacher members, this training includes 52 ready to deliver lessons plans and access to a post-training program. Anyone can take the training for personal experience and growth.
Training Topics: Exploring the Science, Craft, and Art of Nia 5 Stages;Adaptating and Personalizing ;the Nia 5 Stages Delivery;Class Format; The Body’s Way Principles; Body Awareness + Body Literacy; Body Gratitude + Sensory IQ; Sensory Anatomy – Look, Listen, Imagine; The 7-Minute Body's Way Workout; Voice + The Art of Somatic Guidance.
2021 ONLINE TRAININGS
Trainings will run over the course of 7 live interactive weekly sessions (using ZOOM). Sessons will be recorded for replay should you have a calendar conflict and includes access to online resources to support your home embodiment and practice.
Thursdays, beginning April 1, 2021 - co-train with 5 STAGES creator Debbie Rosas | CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION + REGISTRATION DETAILS
Thursdays, beginning October 7, 2021 | CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION + REGISTRATION DETAILS
Nia GREEN Belt Training
Nia Green Belt Training ~ The Art of Teaching
Share the Joy of Teaching Nia with dynamice ease, relaxed confidence and skill.
The Nia Green Belt is the path to teaching the magic of Nia with ease, confidence and somatic skill. This training is designed for every teacher from the novice Nia White Belt graduate to the experienced Nia Black Belt teacher.
Teaching Nia is a path of The Body’s Way, self-healing, conditioning and self-discovery. It is a path fueled by the philosophy and belief that through movement we find health. Motivation and inspiration to teach Nia comes from a desire and a passion to share Nia with the world.
This training will teach you to:
- Craft a Magical Nia Class experience for yourself, and your students.
- Embody Nia Routines - by eliminating effort and creating ease.
- Expand your understanding of Music ~ Sound Resonance.
- Build choreography by Scaffolding from your base.
- Tap into your Body’s inherent wisdom and authentic self.
- Master your voice ~ silence, sound, somatic and dynamic cueing.
- Deepen your relationship to the 7 Cycle Format, including Focus and Intent.
As your Nia Green Belt Trainer, I am are here to:
- Hold the space for learning, growth and development
- Offer individual and group coaching.
- Empower your 52 Moves Craft.
- Share tools to enhance teaching skills.
- Guide you through exercises for teaching mastery.
2021 ONLINE Nia GREEN Belt Trainings with Laurie
Saturdays, beginning April 17, 2021 for USA/Canada/Hawaii [this is Sunday, April 18 for Australia/New Zealand] | CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS
Thursdays, beginning May 20, 2021 [ USA+Europe| CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS
Saturdays, beginning September 18, 2021 | CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS
Special Workshop Events
In-depth experiences tailored to Nia students, belt graduates and teachers. Experiences draw upon inspiring topics centered around the Nia practice.
Topics include Nia FUNdamentals, The Basics of Nia's 52 Moves, Nia Routine Playshops + Immersions, Belt Reviews, Adapting Nia Routines to New Music, Simplify + Personalize Routine Learning, The Yin + Yang of Nia, Somatic Voice, Cueing with Mastery, FAMSS: 5 Phenomenal Sensations of Nia Fitness, Form + Freedom: Crafting on the Fly.
Contact Laurie for one-on-one Mentoring or Coaching sessions
Up-Coming Special Workshops Events
Tap into infinite movement creativity + fun by diving into one or all four of these Sunday Playshops!
Over the course of 4 weeks, play with the moves, music and (alternative) music to the Nia Routine 2GETHER. We’ll dance the songs, learn movement tips, explore and get creative as we dance to other music. FUN!!!