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Nia White Belt Training

Nia White Belt Training

October 24, 2019 Matakana Community Hall in Matakana, NZ

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.

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, October 24, 2019 - 8:30 am
End: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Location

43 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana, 0985, New Zealand
About Matakan, New Zealand  Matakana is a picturesque village just an hour north of the city of Auckland that boasts a thriving farmers market, boutique cafes and beautiful vineyards. Close to a number of gorgeous east coast beaches, Matakana is a popular getaway for locals and tourists.  Is the Nia White Belt for me? Yes, whether you are taking the belt with the intent to deepen your practice, to teach, to expand

About Matakan, New Zealand 
Matakana is a picturesque village just an hour north of the city of Auckland that boasts a thriving farmers market, boutique cafes and beautiful vineyards. Close to a number of gorgeous east coast beaches, Matakana is a popular getaway for locals and tourists. 

Is the Nia White Belt for me?
Yes, whether you are taking the belt with the intent to deepen your practice, to teach, to expand your growth, for self-healing or simply explore your Nia passion, you will receive the ultimate foundation. Each day is filled with a blend of 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.  

How soon should I sign up?
You may sign up anytime prior to the training. Signing up now 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?
Approximately 8:30am-6:30 each day -- finishing by 4:00pm on final day
This Includes daily Nia classes and lunch break. Training is paced to sustain energy levels

Transportation
Auckland transport has increased its service: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ 
From Auckland Airport take the SKYbus to the city (Britomart), then catch the NX1 to Hibiscus Coast Station and then transfer to 995 bus to Warkworth. Contact Producer Mariska van Egmond ( info@niamatakana.co.nz ) so she may help arrange a service from there to the place where you are staying. 

Accommodations
Students of the Nia Matakana community have offered a room (with/without ensuite), list with contact details can be provided by Mariska. Or check out www.airbnb.com, www.bookabach.co.nz or www.holidayhouse.co.nz. Contact details: Mariska +64(0)2102572656 / info@niamatakana.co.nz

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 4-6 weeks before training begins. She will invoice you or you may e-mail her for payment link.

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.