52 Moves Training
November 2, 2012 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US
52 Moves Training
Nia 52 Moves Training is a 2-day somatic experience devoted to learning how to achieve holistic conditioning using Nia 52 Moves, which results in the ability to teach 2 levels of the Nia Move I.T. class – beginner (learning the moves) and advanced (knowing the moves). The course combines lecture with experiential practice focusing on various movement techniques and coaching sessions to give each participant personalized support to achieve their fitness goals.
Applied learning is honed during Move I.T. 60-minute workouts where you practice conscious personal training to take your fitness to the next level. Move I.T. workouts take cardio-dance to a new edge of holistic conditioning based on the science of interval training using high-energy and motivating music.
Throughout the training you will get to test your skill and knowledge on the mat under the expert guidance of your trainer coaches. On the mat refers translating cognitive information through the body.
Nia 52 Moves
Originating from diverse modalities spanning dance, martial arts and therapeutic practices, Nia 52 Moves represent the movement language of the Nia workout and practice. They have been distilled through 30 years of somatic movement exploration to create optimal body-mind-emotion-spirit conditioning. Practiced in isolation and integrated through dance movement, Nia 52 Moves enhance perceptual motor skills integrating flexibility, mobility, agility, stability and strength.
Learn to Teach Move I.T. Classes
If you have a Nia White Belt, you can take the Move I.T. Teacher Training after completing Nia 52 Moves.
The Move I.T. Teacher Training is designed to complete in 12-weeks. After you register for the training, you will receive additional training materials and a detailed learning guide and syllabus. Learn more about the training here
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: