Nia White Belt Training
October 13, 2012 To be Determined in to be determined
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
Charlotte is a Black Belt Nia Instructor & Retired Trainer. She has been teaching group fitness classes for 30 years. Also certified as a Group Exercise Leader (GEL) through the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, she began her Nia journey in a class led by Joanie Brooks in 1997 at the Concord Athletic Club in San Antonio. She became a White Belt Nia Instructor in February of 1998, with Trainer Holly Curtis and is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor.
In November 2010 Charlotte opened The DragonFly Studio, a small studio behind her home. With heart-felt Joy, she is teaching One-on-One Nia Sessions, Nia 5 Stages of Healing and Classic Nia at her studio. In addition she teaches at Two Hearts Yoga, subs Nia classes at the JCC and leads private classes at Diva, a non-profit for breast cancer survivors.
In September of 2011, after one year of extensive study and passing her Practicum, Charlotte became a Nia Trainer. She remained on Faculty through July 2015.
Charlotte believes that we become whole, one conscious moment at a time. As a fitness professional, she has increased her flexibility, strength, creative expression and body awareness through her Nia practice. She joyfully brings this awareness to each of her classes and client sessions. Her hope is that each of her students will learn to deeply love their body, wholey.
Gail Condrick is a Nia International Certified White Belt Trainer and First Degree Black Belt offering classes, retreats, and trainings in Florida and Beyond since 1998. She is also trained in the Nia 5 Stages, Nia FreeDance, and Moving to Heal specialty programs of the technique.
I specialize in small classes and Nia trainings in Florida where I can give you my full attention and benefits of all that I have been taught in a nuturing, elegant and inspirational setting.
As a television executive and government leader for 30 years, I learned to communicate, collaborate, and inspire creative professionals to reach for the stars. I still do. Now I Am a Nia White Belt Trainer. My intensives and classes are designed for writers, artists, teachers, and community leaders. You’ll learn how to access the power in your body to release your creativity, confidence, and awareness to find balance in your body and your life. A Nia training is a life long experience to improve your body and stiumlate your brain and spirit!
I invite you to join me in a week dedicated to blending the concepts of creativity, leadership and living your highest potential through a Nia White Belt Intensive in Florida, close to the ocean. The combination of sun, warmth, and water offers an opportunity for an experience that is healing, restorative, and transformational. Maybe like me you are ready for your Second Act.
I appreciate the challenges of beginning or resuming a fitness program in mid-life as that has been my path. I was not a fitness professional or dancer before I found Nia in 1996. At my first class, I had a great frustration that I could not move with the freedom and pleasure of my teacher. I wanted to experience what she had in my body and spirit. I found and released my inner Sacred Athlete and dancer through my practice. So can YOU! Nia has been with me through major life transitions and relocations and I have found that the balance, flexibility, and strength I experience in Nia class moves out into the world with me and enhances my life.
There is a community of Nia students and teachers waiting to welcome you into this life. I teach classes on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Sarasota and I invite you to contact me and join a class at any time. Nia is a language of the Body spoken all over the world and it is a gift to meet you through this moving meditation art form. If you would like a private session or Nia 5 Stages of Self-healing session or Moving to Heal I am able to offer this to you. I am also a Reiki Jin Kei Do (Reiki with Wisdom and Compassion) Master, writer, and a Caroline Myss Certified Archetypal Consultant. All of these life experiences shape my personal philosophy and teaching style in my Nia classes, private sessions, and workshops. I believe in movement as a healing practice and offer Women's Wisdom Weekends, Dance of Archetypes classes and workshops, and retreats to find healing in all dimensions.
I invite you to join me for Nia in Paradise for classes, weekend retreats and White Belt Trainings!
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm
End: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 3:00 pm
The Nia Retreat Center is a luxury rental home overlooking Bimini Bay, our Nia space for the White Belt Intensive week where we will learn the philosophy of The Body’s Way. If you wish to stay there, it will be your home away from home, a four bedroom/four bath 2000 square foot home with a large deck, heated swimming pool and gourmet kitchen. The Intensive will be held in the Great Room overlooking the bay as well as the nearby Island Yoga Space studio. Want to see if it is for you? Take a virtual house tour and take a look. You can even choose your own room or ask for a list of other housing options on the island. Rates at the Nia Retreat Center range from $60 to $110 per night, pre tax and include continental breakfast for a seven night stay with Saturday check in/out.
You can travel Anna Maria Island by foot, bike, free trolley, or electric golf cart. It is a ten minute walk to the Island Yoga Space studio located in the Body and Sol spa, convenient for self care during your training week. Free wireless internet is available in the house. The retreat center and the community prides itself on “Green” initiatives and support of local owners and you are welcome to be part of this community!
Nearest airport is Sarasota (SRQ) with Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater airports close by. Complimentary airport pick up at SRQ for Intensive registrants.
Anna Maria shops and restaurants are close by the Retreat Center and studio. Housing is not included. Bicycle/cart rentals not included.
To discuss accommodation, please contact Gail Condrick at 941 552-8330 or e-mail