Nia White Belt Training | Nia
NiaNow.com Menu
Nia White Belt Training

Nia White Belt Training

June 24, 2017 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US

Love Your Body Love Your Life
Love Your Body Love Your Life

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 c

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

Debbie Rosas ~ Co-Creator of Nia

Nia Teacher 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 fitne

"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.

Janet Hollander

Nia Teacher Trainer

Holly Nastasi

Nia Teacher Trainer
Holly Nastasi, MEd, Nia Training Faculty, Ist Generation Trainer. I loved to move from an early age. I spent hours enthralled with records and never missed a chance to get up and dance. That love led me to the formal study of dance at UT Austin when I was 18. An intense exposure to Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance during that time taught me the art of movement. After two years, my life took a turn as I focused my attention on building a family. However, it wasn’t long before I wa

Holly Nastasi, MEd, Nia Training Faculty, Ist Generation Trainer.

I loved to move from an early age. I spent hours enthralled with records and never missed a chance to get up and dance. That love led me to the formal study of dance at UT Austin when I was 18. An intense exposure to Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance during that time taught me the art of movement. After two years, my life took a turn as I focused my attention on building a family. However, it wasn’t long before I was dancing again, this time as an aerobics instructor teaching Jane Fonda-style aerobics.

This began my fitness career in 1982. I succeeded and pursued my credentials in the field, ultimately earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Health Education from UT Austin. My studies included anatomy, biology, biomechanics, human physiology, as well as human behavior and the idea of wellness. I was introduced to Nia in 1993 at a Health Promotion Conference I attended as part of my studies. Deborah Kern, now Nia Black Belt, was presenting on “The Motion in Emotion”. Just returned from her White Belt, Deborah was beaming with eagerness to share about Nia. Her talk changed my life forever.

Shortly after I was in my own White Belt with Debbie and Carlos, beginning my transformation. My early passion for dance and my dedication to exercise had been met with Nia. I began teaching two weeks after my White Belt and have never looked back. Nearly twenty years on, I am committed to sharing Nia with the same eagerness I heard from Deborah at that conference years ago.

As a Nia teacher, I love sharing the pleasure of movement with students and I recognize the value of my role as guide in their experience. The principles of Nia, through all the Belts, guide me on my path as a teacher and in life. I’ve taught thousands of Nia classes and love it more each time. This love has led me to open numerous studios, including NiaSpace in Austin, Texas, as well as ZiaNia, Studio Mateo, and StudioNia Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m grateful to have worked with so many talented Nia teachers and students along the way. Currently, I am helping build StudioNia Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. We have a small team of teachers and White Belts that will only grow.


It has been a privilege to share the Nia White Belt Training with so many since I began as a Trainer in 1998. I feel blessed to know the work of Nia, and to have teachers like Debbie and Carlos. Nia has shaped my life and filled me with purpose by being a tool to live into my greatness. I’m especially honored to be part of the Nia Training Faculty and to be able to count as my colleagues and friends so many wonderful people. We touch the world in a special way!
 

Jill Factor

Nia Teacher Trainer
 Jill is a Nia Black Belt instructor, Nia Faculty Trainer. She has enjoyed 13 years of teaching Nia in the Boulder area. Jill brings high energy, dynamism and somatically-skilled cueing to her Nia classes.  She is a teacher of conscious movement and will inspire your creativity while pushing you to your next level of fitness - mindfully, with a focus on pleasure in the body.A self-proclaimed “anatomy junkie,” Jill brings an integral knowledge of the body to her classes.

 Jill is a Nia Black Belt instructor, Nia Faculty Trainer. She has enjoyed 13 years of teaching Nia in the Boulder area. Jill brings high energy, dynamism and somatically-skilled cueing to her Nia classes.  She is a teacher of conscious movement and will inspire your creativity while pushing you to your next level of fitness - mindfully, with a focus on pleasure in the body.A self-proclaimed “anatomy junkie,” Jill brings an integral knowledge of the body to her classes. Students appreciate her athletic yet compassionate teaching style, as well as her ability to adapt choreography, for a variety of movement abilities and body types. “I have always loved to move my body in an expressive way. To share the joy and pleasure of living in a body that seeks pleasure over pain and to grow older in a healthy vibrant body is a gift I love sharing”. When Jill is not teaching classes you will find her cheering on one of her kids on at a dance recital, spending time with her sweet grandson, or sipping a bhakti Chai and listening to “Discover Weekly” on Spotify.

Rosanne Russell

Nia Teacher Trainer
Being Fit & Healthy is Based On What YOU Feel Inside:  Grace. Beauty. Strength. Wisdom. Joy. Move2Joy.  I have never forgotten my first Nia class. In fact, I remember the exact spot I was in when I found myself discovering that there was more to exercise than what could be seen on the outside. This was the moment I discovered there was more to experience! I felt happy in an exercise class like I had never be

Being Fit & Healthy is Based On What YOU Feel Inside: 
Grace. Beauty. Strength. Wisdom. Joy.

Move2Joy.  I have never forgotten my first Nia class. In fact, I remember the exact spot I was in when I found myself discovering that there was more to exercise than what could be seen on the outside. This was the moment I discovered there was more to experience! I felt happy in an exercise class like I had never before -- and decided at that moment that I wanted more! My teaching and sharing of Nia is rooted the deep belief that being fit, healthy and happy is our birthright. And a sad knowing that this isn't always the case for all beings. However, it can be. And, whether you join me for 1 hour a week, or for 55 plus hours in a Nia training -- I promise you that I will give you the tools to Move2Joy with Nia, everyday. 

Learn more about me: http://www.Move2Joy.com. Interested in the White Belt? Email or call me and I would love to tell you all about what the training can offer you. 

Kelle Rae Oien

Nia Teacher Trainer
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. Bio:

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.

Bio:

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

students.

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

Dates

Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm
End: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Graduation Celebration (Optional)
Friday, June 30, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

We want to thank you for training at NiaStudio 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. 

Training Cost: $1,599

$799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee

PLEASE NOTE: A $799.50 (USD) Registration Fee is required to reserve your space. If you choose to pay the registration fee only at this time, the remaining cost of the Training will be automatically charged to your credit card on file 30 days prior to the starting day of the event. Please note: some trainings may be subject to additional taxes when required by law.