Nia 5 Stages Training
March 11, 2017 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US
About the Nia 5 Stages
The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. Whether practiced at length or for as little as five minutes a day, this system provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.
The Nia 5 Stages Training provides students and teachers alike with the tools to embody the practice. It also qualifies Nia teachers to facilitate a 60-minute Nia 5 Stages class and to integrate this body of work into Nia classes, private sessions and two-hour experiential workshops. The Nia 5 Stages Training program adds a whole new skillset to the Nia teacher’s realm of expertise. It includes three comprehensive modules: Pre-Training, Training and Post-Training.
Meet the Trainers
Laurie is a creative mover, athlete, artist, yogi and member of the Nia Training Faculty as a White Belt and Nia 5 Stages Trainer. Her education includes degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from Pacific University. Laurie lives near Portland, Oregon, home to the NiaStudio - international headquarters and training facility for the Nia Technique - where she teaches classes, workshops and trainings. She travels internationally to communities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe. She passionately shares the pleasure, power, grace and sense of self-discovery that Nia offers people of all ages.
Laurie’s is involved with the profound self-healing practice and body education program called the Nia 5 Stages, created by Nia founder Debbie Rosas. She has used this development practice to self-heal, strengthen and re-align her spine daily. Laurie has knowledge from the inside out - having supported and worked with Debbie in the development since its inception in 2007, creating its structure for resources, teacher-training and post-training programs.
Laurie is a ‘Joy Revolutionary’ who loves that Nia offers people of all ages a pathway to self-healing, fitness, body education and self-discovery. Nia played a key role in the healing of chronic pain, tendonitis and fatigue accumulated through athletic injury (knee and shoulder surgery) and entrepreneurial stress. It taught her to listen to the voice of her body. She acquired skills as a life coach, trained as a yoga teacher, Nia teacher and now globe trotting Nia Trainer. Her classes, workshops and trainings are filled with passion, fun, grace, creativity, skill, acceptance and powerful presence.
Nia classes are for every body. Students leave feeling re-energized, grounded, empowered and connected after class. Nia Trainings are for every body - people leave with deeper sense of body knowledge and transformed. Isn’t it time you step in? I’d love to lead your joy revolution.
"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: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30 am
End: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5:30 pm
5 STAGES FAQ's
Answers to common questions....
Q. Is the 5 STAGES for me?
A. Whether you are a Nia teacher, belt grad or mover of any modality, this is for everyone with a desire to move with a fluid, graceful ease for life. It is the perfect accompaniment for any movement, fitness or sport practice. It will enhance any profession - movement or otherwise. For lovers of movement and the body, the study of the body's way of anatomy in motion. It is for able-bodies who can move from the ground up. You will be trained to teach adaptations.
Q. Beyond the Nia teacher or practitioner, who is the 5 STAGES training ideal for?
A. Professional in the health, wellness, therapy, rehab and somatic fields have taken the training to engage in a personal practice and add professional skills. deal for yoga, pilates and mind/body teachers who recognize the power of the somatic voice.
Q. Will we be moving for the entire day?
A. No. The Training is beautifully paced, alternating between movement sessions and discussion times designed to give our bodies a chance to rest and recharge. Honor your body by self-guiding and adapting. Students have successfully completed 5 STAGES while while healing medical conditions that necessitated limited movement. Your unique pace is perfect.
Q. Is there Pre-training?
A. Optional to prepare before or review after: a self-paced study that includes reading material, 2 dvds and cd sessions with Debbie Rosas - creator - on the architecture, energy flow, body's way anatomy and voice. I will have extra sets if you sign up close to the date.
Q. Is there a test?
A. No. However, there are self-assessments that you may complete at home to hone the language of the practice as well as your knowledge.
Q. How do I know if I'm ready to do 5 STAGES?
A. If you've gotten this far, that's a sure sign that you ARE ready . Truly. You are. As is. No matter your exposure or experience.
Q. Can I teach as a 5 STAGES facilitator?
A. Upon completion of all sessions, you become a 5 STAGES graduate. In the Nia system, graduates who are current Livelihood Members are automatically licensed to teach. A dedicated 5 STAGES license is available to non-livelihood members ($170) and gives you access to a comprehensive post-training program.
Q. What is the GREATEST personal benefit?
A. #1, you will have developed a life practice to increase the power, pleasure and grace of living in your body. It is a self-healing and conditioning practice for life. #2 The 52 Lesson Plans as a somatic self-study is phenomenal. #3 Like all Nia trainings, all practices translate into lifestyle tools.
Q. What is the GREATEST professional benefit?
A. #1 - physical sustainability. #2 - mastery of your voice. #3 To enhance your Nia teaching (greater access to physical pearls) or any profession, as well as the way you communicate in your life.