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Nia White Belt Training

Nia White Belt Training

January 5, 2018 Riverside Receptions, New Farm Brisbane in New Farm, AU

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 member. As a 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

Sophie Marsh

Nia Teacher Trainer
Australia's first Black Belt teacher and only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie has dedicated nearly 2 decades to educating and inspiring people to move, heal and transform through Nia, while collaboratively building a vibrant Nia Australia community. Her passion and Joy are contagious as she connects with people of all ages and walks of life, guiding them to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as

Australia's first Black Belt teacher and only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie has dedicated nearly 2 decades to educating and inspiring people to move, heal and transform through Nia, while collaboratively building a vibrant Nia Australia community. Her passion and Joy are contagious as she connects with people of all ages and walks of life, guiding them to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for body, mind, spirit and heart.

To her classes, playshops and trainings Sophie weaves knowledge and experience from self-mastery techniques, somatic psychotherapy, energy healing, conscious sexuality and sacred feminine practices. Her contribution to Nia Technique International as a Trainer has been recognised with awards in 2013 and 2014.

Classes for specialised populations, community organistions and corporate professional development: 
Sophie brings over a decade of experience in adapting Nia as "Joy Therapy" for a wide variety of ages, including people with specific physical and mental health needs and those facing cultural challenges.  She has presented Nia demos, classes and playshops at many events and festivals, as well as being an invited speaker and professional development presenter at conferences and in corporate settings.

Including... Mind-Body-Spirit Festivals, YogaFest, Joining Hands social enterprise, Women's WellBeing Association, Brisbane City Council GOLD program, Micah, Mental Health Association of Qld, Mater Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health professionals, Australian Music Therapy Association Conference, Harmony Place, Diversicare, Joining Hands, Cathay Home & Aged care, Commonwealth Respite, A Place to Belong, Inala Job Seekers, TAFE (ESL) students, Griffith University (Midwifery) students, ARAFMI (mental health carers), CanTeen Cancer support, and students at both State and Private High Schools.

"We are all born with unlimited magnificence. What if there was a way of moving and living in your body that reconnected you to the sensation of that truth? Whether it's a Nia class or the 7 day White Belt training, you already have all you need within. Your body knows. You are ready now. It's time to step in. love Sophie"

Laurie Bass

Nia Teacher Trainer
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 pa

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 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.

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Friday, January 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm
End: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Location

50 Oxlade Drive, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Venue Location: Riverside Receptions offers a large air-conditioned ballroom space with a wooden sprung floor overlooking parkland and the Brisbane River at New Farm.  There is an abundance of off street parking. Can "I" Do This? Yes, absolutely - you can do this! In Nia, we follow the Feel-Good Principle: "If it feels good, keep doing it. If it doesn't, tweak it until it feels good to you!" Nia is adaptable

Venue Location:
Riverside Receptions offers a large air-conditioned ballroom space with a wooden sprung floor overlooking parkland and the Brisbane River at New Farm.  There is an abundance of off street parking.

Can "I" Do This?

Yes, absolutely - you can do this! In Nia, we follow the Feel-Good Principle: "If it feels good, keep doing it. If it doesn't, tweak it until it feels good to you!" Nia is adaptable for all ages, fitness levels, and experience levels. In Nia, we highly encourage and celebrate uniqueness and personal empowerment. Go ahead - do it your way - and make the week the perfect intensity for you. No experience is necessary. I invite you to join us for an amazing week of integrated Nia education, body bliss, and self-discovery.

Why should I sign up sooner rather than later?
You can sign up anytime before the training, subject to availability.  Early registration ensures your place and gives you access to online pre-training. Once you register and pay your deposit, you'll receive a welcome link with answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as videos to Learn The 52 Moves and take a Nia class online anytime!

Schedule
Day 1: 330-730 pm. Day 2-6: 8 am - 6 pm. Day 7: 8 am - 4 pm.  On the full days we have a 85-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The Intensive consists of ~50 hours of somatic education, incorporating a beautiful blend of movement and interactive teachings. A detailed schedule will be provided the first afternoon.

To Register - the total cost of the training is US$1599
Part 1: Select the red "register" button to submit a US$799.50 deposit by credit card to Nia HQ. This secures your place in the training.

Part 2: Finalise registration by paying the remaining balance due (US$799.50 converts to AU$1050) to Sophie directly by 5 December.  

Pay the balance online to CBA account BSB 064-178 Acct 1037 2619 for Sophie Marsh adding your name as a reference OR contact Sophie directly for credit card payments.

Full retake or audit options
All grads of a Nia White Belt training can do a full retake of the White Belt, subject to availability.  Please contact Sophie sophie.marsh@nianow.com to have your name added to the roster.  The total cost is USD499, with USD99 paid to HQ to hold your spot and USD400 paid in Aussie dollars to your trainers before 5 January.

NiaNow Livelihood Members can book into 1.5 days for free to revisit some of the training, known as an 'audit'.  Spaces will open in early December.  Please contact Taryn taryn111@hotmail.com with your expressions of intention to audit in Brisbane.

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. The instructional fee of the Training (plus any applicable taxes) will be collected by your Trainer. Please note: some trainings may be subject to additional taxes when required by law.