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    Laurie Bass offers online and trainings world-wide




Nia WHITE Belt Training

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
Deep dive into the practice of Nia. This fully online, interactive course will allow you to stay in the safety, convenience, and privacy of your home, while receiving the life-changing somatic lessons of the Nia White Belt Training. 
The newly updated Nia White Belt Training is the first level of Nia Body + Life Education, taking you on a journey through The Art of Sensation like never before. Over 16 weeks, you will learn to:
  • 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. 
Training Details
This 16-week training include live 2-hour sessions and access to the Nia Online Training Portal to support your at home embodiment through movement practices, meditations, podcasts, self-reflections, live zoom and online classes with worldwide teachers. (32 hours live + 32+ hours at home practices).

2021 Online Training Dates:

Sundays beginning February 21 (excluding Easter)
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Sundays beginning August 15  (Co-training w/Dorit Noble)
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Fridays beginning September 17 (2-week holiday break)
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Nia 5 STAGES Training

Nia 5 STAGES Training

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. 


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.






Nia GREEN Belt Training

Nia GREEN Belt Training

Nia Green Belt Training ~ The Art of Teaching
Teach Nia with Somatic Knowledge, Skills and Confidence

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 and 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

Saturdays, beginning January 20, 2021 | CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS

Saturdays, beginning April 17, 2021 | CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS

Sundays, beginning May 16, 20, 2021 |  CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS

Saturdays, beginning September 18, 2021 | CLICK HERE FOR INFO + REGISTRATION DETAILS

Special Workshop Events

Special Workshop Events

In-depth experiences tailored to Nia students, 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