52 Moves Training
November 2, 2012 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US
About Move I.T. Training
Move I.T. is a new and unique approach to cardiovascular interval training. The class is based on Nia Technique's 52 Moves designed to bring conditioning to every body part, muscle group and joint in a 60 minute experience. Move I.T. classes are distinquished by somatic coaching, sequential intervals that isolate and integrate Nia movements and choreography designed to deliver 4 types of conditioning: aerobic, anaerobic, reflexive and voluntary.
Nia 52 Moves
These 52 movements have been distilled through 30 years of somatic movement exploration to represent the best in holistic systematic and systemic body-mind-emotion-spirit conditioning. Practiced in isolation and integrated through dance movement, Nia 52 Moves are proven to physically condition the body and enhance movement skill and increase overall perceptual motor skills represented in flexibility, mobility, agility, stability and strength. The movements originate from diverse modalities spanning dance, martial arts and therapeutic practices.
Move I.T. Nia 52 Moves Training
(This is the pre-requisite to the Move I.T. Teacher Training).
This training is ideal for those wanting to learn more about how to condition their body and develop movement skill. Beginner's to advanced movers will find value in the 2-day movement intensive.
The training takes you through all of the moves beginning in the base of the body into the core and finishing with the upper extremities. Basic anatomy related to each move is presented (exercise science) as you practice the technique while being coached to achieve 4 types of conditioning (craft). Through movement and music you explore how you can consciouly achieve your fitness goals (art).
By the end of the training, you will have somatically deepened your relationship with all parts of your body. Through the energizing experience of Move I.T. classes, you will gain new skills to condition your body and get more from your Nia practice or any other movement class.
Meet the Trainer
"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.
Notes About this Training
Start: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 7:00 pm
The Nia 52 Moves Training is open to everybody, from new students to seasoned Nia teachers. It includes a pre-training program, a three-day training, and an optional post-training program that is designed exclusively for those who plan to become Nia 52 Moves teachers.
The Nia 52 Moves are the basic building blocks of all Nia routines. Drawing from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, the Nia 52 Moves correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. From Front Kicks to Upward Blocks to Cha-Cha-Chas to Hip Bumps, these moves cultivate strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and stability while freeing you to be expressive and creative.
Who can Enroll in this Training?
Everybody! No previous Nia experience is required to enroll.
Benefits of the 52 Moves Training
This training teaches students to:
- Receive personal, 52 Moves coaching from Nia trainers and Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas
- Learn the names of all Nia 52 Moves
- Gain the ability to physically model each of the Nia 52 Moves
- Understand the basic conditioning benefits of the Nia 52 Moves
- Master the Nia 52 Moves using the 7-cycle class format
- Explore the Nia 52 Moves using the nine movement forms of Nia, three planes of movement, three intensity levels, and five sensations of fitness
- Practice three different Nia 52 Moves routines (focusing on the base, core and upper extremities of the body)
- Obtain healing and conditioning benefits of the practice for healthier living
Requirements to Become a Nia 52 Moves Teacher
All graduates of the 52 Moves Training who wish to become Nia 52 Moves teachers and to teach Nia 52 Moves classes are required to: