Nia Green Belt Training
April 26, 2017 CUPO Creative in Fortitude Valley, AU
About the Nia Green Belt
Green Belt is an optional training, which focuses entirely on developing and embodying the skills to effectively teach Nia. All belt levels who teach or desire to teach are strongly encouraged to attend this training.
The Nia Promise and Delivering the Nia Experience are phrases we use to express the transformative power of Nia; to a Nia Teacher's ability to deeply move and touch people within the classroom environment. As a teacher, your role is to guide people through a meaningful journey of physical conditioning and self-discovery. Teaching Nia is all about sharing your personal experience – your physical and emotional sensations, visual images and feelings. To do so, you must have a solid understanding of the form, objective curriculum and communication techniques.
Green Belt comprehensively explores all mechanics of delivering the work, including embodying the choreography, cueing, creating intentional silences, dancing to the music and helping people achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned teacher, Green Belt will further your teaching skills. New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill by learning and practicing the foundations of teaching. Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their understanding, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers to deliver the most powerful experience possible.
The Green Belt training includes a pre-training course based on the 13 White Belt principles. As part of the training, you will learn and work with the routine, Passion.
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: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:45 am
End: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:45 pm
Art Of Teaching Level 1 White Belt
(formerly Green Belt)
Learn to Teach with Nia Creator Debbie Rosas!
April 26-28 2017
Duration: 3 days (22.5 hours) Price: $599
Join Debbie Rosas, Nia Creator, for an amazing 3-day experience focusing on developing body-centered teaching skills. This new program grew out of the Nia Green Belt and Debbie is excited to bring it to Australia for the first time.
Novice Nia professionals develop skills to teach Nia successfully from the moment you become a White Belt. Advanced Nia professionals, this training will give methods to refine your teaching style and enhance your embodiment of the Art of Sensation.
Listening to the voice of sensation is the focus of the 3-day training. Sensation is your guide to understanding the developmental processes that support you in learning and sharing a Nia routine loose-but-tight.
Nia teaching essentials include working with the sensation of each White Belt principle as a map to practice somatic leadership skills. The sensory knowledge from the principles will be applied to learning the Nia Teacher Routine Sanjana, working with the 7 Cycles of a Nia class to deepen your embodiment of Nia’s five skill and knowledge competencies.
Apply Nia 8BC Music System as a methodology to learn a routine
Practice notating choreography on 8BC sheets
Learn to model Sanjana’s Nia moves in Levels 1-3
Apply Nia’s somatic learning methodology to develop skill with a routine
Use Sanjana music, choreography and class focus to condition + self-heal
Guiding students’ experience by building the moves: base, core, upper extremities
Sound + Silence, Cuing, Sharing What You Sense
Delivering a Nia Body-Mind-Spirit Experience
Open to All Nia Teachers - All Levels*
New teachers develop confidence, craft and skill.
Seasoned teachers refine and deepen their teaching competency, building on their craft and receiving feedback from peers.
*Must be a Livelihood Member to take this course.
About Teaching Nia
Nia training and education is a somatic, body-centered curriculum that develops body and life knowledge and skills. It based upon 52 principles and integrates concepts and techniques from dance, martial arts and healing arts to create a workout that engages the body, mind, emotions, and unique spirit and soul of the individual. Each level of Nia’s Art of Teaching training provides experiential practice and guidance to support your process of developing and refining Nia teaching skills and embodying Nia’s five skill and knowledge competences:
Movement - the study of moving, health + potential
Anatomy - the study of body parts + systems
Science - the study of body awareness, health + vitality
Music - the study of sound, health + expression
Philosophy - the study of the body’s inherent wisdom
Training Cost: $599
$0.00 registration fee + $599.00 instruction fee
PLEASE NOTE: A $0.00 (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.