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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 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.


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Nia 5 STAGES Training

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

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Nia GREEN Belt Training

Nia GREEN Belt Training

Nia Green Belt Training ~ The Art of Teaching
5 Days | 40-Hour Nia Teacher Training
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.


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Special Workshop Events

Special Workshop 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