Nia White Belt Training
June 21, 2014 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US
About the Nia White Belt
The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.
Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.
Meet the Trainers
"Nia inspires me to continue on a personal journey of self-discovery, self actualization and healing. For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to fall in love with themselves and their bodies. To me, life is my art and my body is the canvas." – Debbie Rosas
Debbie Rosas has been a pioneer and leader in the body-mind fitness industry since 1976. She has dedicated life to self-healing and self-mastery. Her extensive exploration of dance, martial arts, graphic arts, music, therapy and healing inspired and developed into the creation of the internationally acclaimed body-mind fitness program and lifestyle company, Nia Technique, Inc. Debbie’s work also includes the writing and production of Nia® educational materials and lifestyle products, such as music CDs, DVDs and the NiaWear™ clothing line. Together with creative partner Carlos Rosas, Debbie has co-authored two books: Non-Impact Aerobics and The Nia Technique™, as well as the “Holistic Fitness” section of the AFAA Instructor Training Manual.
Nia brings concepts and forms from eastern and western practices into mainstream fitness classes and has been instrumental in the evolution of the fitness industry. As of August 2013, Nia Technique, Inc. is a thriving business supporting approximately 2,200 Licensed Nia Teachers across 40 countries.
In constant exploration of Nia's philosophy, The Body’s Way, Debbie continues to develop educational curriculum to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing. In addition to the Nia body of work, she has played a key role in developing programs for doctors at The Naturopathic School of Medicine, Shriner’s Hospital’s women and teen departments and the arthritis and autism departments at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Adored by the press, Debbie and Nia have been featured in over 850 publications and numerous television shows worldwide. Debbie served on the Mind•Body Committee for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association and has presented at IDEA World and Inner IDEA Fitness Conventions, IRSA, The Northwest Fitness Summit, The National Wellness Conference, Whole Life Expo, International Spa and Fitness Association, Science and Consciousness Convention, Sound Healers Convention, Mind Body Convention, OHSU, Fireman’s Fund and at Lucas Films.
Debbie currently travels worldwide, offering workshops, Master Classes, Nia Training, and Licensing to communities across the globe, stopping regularly to teach and train in Portland, Oregon, home of StudioNia and Nia International Headquarters.
Movement as Medicine. That is my motto! My purpose is to inspire my students to live wildly satisfying lives. Helping others to fall in love with themselves through the gifts of The Nia Technique is my greatest passion.
Kelle Rae Oien, Nia Faculty Trainer, Nia First Degree Black Belt, Move I.T. Trainer, proud co-owner of StudioNia Santa Fe and director of BODY of Santa Fe’s Nia Program, Rolfer of Structural Integration & Rolf Movement Practitioner.
Kelle is a unique teacher trainer. From her 15 years of being a Rolfer and Rolf
Movement Therapist, she brings a rich understanding of the human form and an
'integrationist' approach to looking at, sensing and moving the body. Her classes
are athletic and undeniably packed with power, yet her years of work in the
Healing Arts bring depth, compassion and choice into every move, making the
class experience deep, yet intuitive. Kelle teaches from The Body’s Way
perspective, encouraging students to ‘Know Thyself’ in order to become a great
healer to all. Beginner’s mind is a touchstone in Kelle’s trainings, as she brings a
sense of curiosity and wonder for being alive. Spontaneity, humor and an
undying love for the work of Nia are a few of the unique gifts she shares with her
About Kelle Rae Oien:
As a trained and certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, I have
discovered how to get in, move and successfully thrive in my body and my
profession with The Nia Technique. How? I use my body and movement as
medicine. I invite you to join me in a week dedicated to blending the concepts of
the Healing Arts (Rolfing Structural Integration) with Nia. The Nia White Belt
Intensive Training is designed specifically for those who
desire to add movement tools of body/mind/emotions/spirit into any
part of their life. I love sharing my ‘integrative’ perspective of the body and
teaching new ways of creating systemic health and wellness by synthesizing
anatomy, movement, somatics and therapeutics. You'll learn how to attract
whole-being wellness, how to activate practical body and life movement tools,
how to enhance your personal enjoyment, and how to use movement to enhance
getting in, and living in the the body.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
End: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Graduation Celebration Friday evening. 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Optional)
We want to thank you for training at StudioNia with Debbie Rosas. Debbie invites you to join her in a beautiful, graduation celebration honoring YOU and your training week. Dress up and be ready for lots of laughter and FUN!!! Prosecco, sparkling water and hors d'oeuvres will be served. CELEBRATE with Debbie!!!