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Nia Green Belt Training

Nia Green Belt Training

April 13, 2020 BrisWest Centre in Paddington, AU

The Art of Teaching
The Art of Teaching

About the Nia Green Belt

Green Belt is a Nia teacher training designed to give you a full set of knowledge and skills to teach Nia in markets and facilities interested in providing body-mind-spirit movement programming for all ages, levels, and ability. The Nia Green Belt 'Art of Teaching' is a somatic teaching, teacher-focused training program that began in 2008, with a focus and intent to help Nia belt graduates become extraordinary Nia teachers. All Nia Green Belt Trainers are graduates of the e

Green Belt is a Nia teacher training designed to give you a full set of knowledge and skills to teach Nia in markets and facilities interested in providing body-mind-spirit movement programming for all ages, levels, and ability.

The Nia Green Belt 'Art of Teaching' is a somatic teaching, teacher-focused training program that began in 2008, with a focus and intent to help Nia belt graduates become extraordinary Nia teachers. All Nia Green Belt Trainers are graduates of the entire Nia Belt curriculum program, and part of the Nia Training Faculty. Green Belt trainings occur over five days, and varied schedules are offered throughout the U.S. and in Europe.

The ultimate goal of Green Belt is to condition the Nia teacher’s body, brain and nervous system to provide a path to dynamically listen, dance, teach and share Nia with ease and relaxation. The training approach, individual and community-oriented, emphasizes the importance of creating healthy relationships with everyone, your trainers and your peers. At the Green Belt training, you will have plenty of time to practice teaching and to learn how to make the experience of sharing the joy of Nia joyful.

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: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 8:00 am
End: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 4:00 am

Location

132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064, Australia

Training Cost: $1,199

$599.50 registration fee + $599.50 instruction fee

PLEASE NOTE: A $599.50 (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.