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Nia White Belt Training

Nia White Belt Training

October 1, 2019 NiaStudio International Training Headquarters 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 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

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.

Dorit Noble

Nia Teacher Trainer
My name is Dorit, I'm delighted to meet you here.  I stumbled on Nia 12 and a half years ago and my life and body changed forever.  I had no intention of teaching Nia, just being a happy student. When I got back to London and discovered there were no classes, sheer desperation led me to take the training six months later and now here I am. I am the UK's resident Nia Technique White Belt Trainer and in February 2014 I was awarded Nia Trainer of the Year by the

My name is Dorit, I'm delighted to meet you here.  I stumbled on Nia 12 and a half years ago and my life and body changed forever.  I had no intention of teaching Nia, just being a happy student. When I got back to London and discovered there were no classes, sheer desperation led me to take the training six months later and now here I am.

I am the UK's resident Nia Technique White Belt Trainer and in February 2014 I was awarded Nia Trainer of the Year by the Nia Training Faculty.  

Nia is the ultimate personal development journey through the body.  It is a brilliant way for coaches, trainers and faclitators to widen and deepen their experience as coaches and as people living in their bodies.  It traines a physical connection to Joy which will transform your life as it did mine and so many other Nia teachers and students.  It's packaged as an expressive fitness programme that will guide you into Loving your Body and loving your Life. It is empowering, graceful, playful and tender.  Somatic Education will positively shape how you work, feel, look and live.

Nia is a Mind Body Soul dance that is a pathway to self knowing through the wisdom and intelligence of your body.

I was invited to become a trainer after bringing Nia to London and building the Nia London community of teachers. Over the past seven years over 70of my own students have gone on to become teachers.

Before finding the Nia Technique I worked as an Opera Singer for my local house CAPAB in Cape Town as well as small Opera companies such as British Youth Opera in the UK. 

I believe that this work transforms every life it touches, I would love it to touch yours.

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:00 am
End: Monday, October 7, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
About Portland, Oregon The “City of Roses” is home to NiaStudio and International Nia Headquarters. Portland is a picturesque river city located between iconic Mt. Hood and the Pacific Ocean. It boasts eclectic coffeehouses, craft brewpubs, environmental sustainability, livability and easy light rail transit. Is the White Belt for me? Yes! Each day is filled with a blend of Nia movement, education, inspiration and self-discover

About Portland, Oregon
The “City of Roses” is home to NiaStudio and International Nia Headquarters. Portland is a picturesque river city located between iconic Mt. Hood and the Pacific Ocean. It boasts eclectic coffeehouses, craft brewpubs, environmental sustainability, livability and easy light rail transit.

Is the White Belt for me?
Yes! Each day is filled with a blend of Nia movement, education, inspiration and self-discovery.  You’ll receive tools to enhance your practice and sustain your energy, making each day the right intensity for you. Whether you are taking the belt with the intent to teach, to expand your growth, for self-healing or simply explore your Nia passion, you will get the ultimate foundation.

How soon should I sign up?
You can sign up anytime prior to the training. Now is great! Signing up early ensures your space and gives you access to a pre-training landing page which answers many FAQ’s, a sample schedule, practice videos to Nia’s 52 moves and an on-line workout explerience.

What are approximate hours each day?
Saturday: 2:00-5:00pm
Sunday thru Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:30pm
*Includes daily Nia classes and lunch break. Training is paced to sustain energy levels

Transportation
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Uber, taxi, car or light rail:

TriMet – MAX Light Rail
Portland’s award winning public transportation. You can ride the Redline Train directly from Portland International Airport to the “Galleria/SW 10th Avenue” stop one block north of StudioNia.

Accommodations
Many area hotels are within walking distance and offer special Nia rates. Also, many local students and teachers have guest rooms with reasonable rates. Contact Laurie or Nia HQ for a list.

To Register - the total cost of the training is US$1599
Part 1: Select the red "register" button to submit a $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 ($799.50) to Laurie one month (or more) before training begins. E-mail her for payment link or to make arrangements.

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.