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Nia White Belt Training

September 20, 2018 Abbotsford Convent Melbourne in Abbotsford, 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 Trainer

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"

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
End: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Location

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
This training will be held at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent in central Melbourne.  http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit/visitor-information Due to the size of the studio, this training will be capped at 20 people.  Once you register you will receive a link to a video of Nia's 52 moves and an online class as well as answers to FAQs and a sample schedule. Airport Melbourne - 25 km Accommodation The trai

This training will be held at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent in central Melbourne.  http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit/visitor-information

Due to the size of the studio, this training will be capped at 20 people.  Once you register you will receive a link to a video of Nia's 52 moves and an online class as well as answers to FAQs and a sample schedule.

Airport
Melbourne - 25 km

Accommodation
The training is non-residential. Please contact local coordinator Jacinta Birchall if you have any questions about local accommodation. Billeting with 'Nia families' may be possible for those who register early.

Schedule
A comprehensive schedule will be given on the first afternoon. We begin on Thursday at 2 p.m and finish that day around 7 p.m. Then Friday - Tuesday approx 8 a.m - 6 p.m  and Wednesday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Daily there's an 85-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The Intensive consists of ~60 hours of somatic education, incorporating a beautiful blend of movement and interactive teachings. A detailed schedule will be provided the first afternoon.

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.

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: Finalize registration by paying the remaining balance due (US$799.50 ~ AU$1050.00) to Sophie directly by 20 August 2018 or as arranged with Sophie. Pay balance online to CBA account BSB 064-178 Acct 1037 2619 adding your name as a reference. Contact Sophie for credit card or payment plan options.

How to get to the Abbotsford Convent - 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford.

Car: Melways reference 44 G5. Parking is available on the north side of St Heliers street

at a cost of $6 in coins (gold coins preferred, no ticket or receipt issued). There is

absolutely no vehicle access onto the Abbotsford Convent site.

Public Transport:

Train: Victoria Park station on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines is the closest railway

station. Please note that some services express past Victoria Park station. Once on

Johnston St, walk east (away from the City) for around 12 minutes to Clarke St. Turn

right into Clarke Street (the last right before the Yarra) and left into St Heliers St.

Alternatively, buses travel regularly from Victoria Park Station down Johnston St.

Bus: From the City- the 200, 201 and 207 depart from Melbourne Central/ Lonsdale

St in the city, run along Lygon St, Elgin St then Johnston St. Alight at Clarke Street

bus stop. Turn right at Clarke St then turn left into St Heliers St. The 205 runs from

Melbourne University via Elgin and Johnston St and past Clarke St.