The Body's Way Training
February 1, 2013 StudioNia in Portland, OR, US
About The Body's Way Training
Focus: Nested Systems
Intent: Body Literacy
The Body's Way is the Way of Nature. Gain deeper understanding of your body's inherent wisdom and capacities in this experiential exploration of nested systems in nature, science and anatomy. Increase your body literacy - the ability to listen, understand and consciously respond to the signals of your body. Immerse yourself in the awe of life in a body. Develop body awareness through a 21st century Fantastic Voyage as we journey from the beginning of the Universe, through the atom, molecule, cell, tissue, organ, and organ system all the way to the organism - the fully embodied human being that is you.
18 CEUs available for PTs, OTs, LMTs and DCs.
Who can Enroll in this Training?
This training is open to anyone.
Movement students, teachers and healthcare providers from any discipline will gain insight and tools for enhancing movement skill and teaching movement.
Benefits of The Body's Way Training
- Develop greater body literacy.
- Fall more deeply in love with your body
- Increased body awareness and proprioception.
- Sense your body's role within the systems of the cosmos.
- Increased self-love, self-confidence and ease.
- Integrate your right and left brains. integration.
- Integrate somatic and cognitive functioning.
- Embody the basic laws of physics.
Meet the Trainers
"Nia inspires me to continue on a personal journey of self-discovery, self actualization and healing. For me, learning is one of the most exciting journeys and being in a body is one of the most poetic and romantic experiences. I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to fall in love with themselves and their bodies. To me, life is my art and my body is the canvas." – Debbie Rosas
Debbie Rosas has been a pioneer and leader in the body-mind fitness industry since 1976. She has dedicated life to self-healing and self-mastery. Her extensive exploration of dance, martial arts, graphic arts, music, therapy and healing inspired and developed into the creation of the internationally acclaimed body-mind fitness program and lifestyle company, Nia Technique, Inc. Debbie’s work also includes the writing and production of Nia® educational materials and lifestyle products, such as music CDs, DVDs and the NiaWear™ clothing line. Together with creative partner Carlos Rosas, Debbie has co-authored two books: Non-Impact Aerobics and The Nia Technique™, as well as the “Holistic Fitness” section of the AFAA Instructor Training Manual.
Nia brings concepts and forms from eastern and western practices into mainstream fitness classes and has been instrumental in the evolution of the fitness industry. As of August 2013, Nia Technique, Inc. is a thriving business supporting approximately 2,200 Licensed Nia Teachers across 40 countries.
In constant exploration of Nia's philosophy, The Body’s Way, Debbie continues to develop educational curriculum to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing. In addition to the Nia body of work, she has played a key role in developing programs for doctors at The Naturopathic School of Medicine, Shriner’s Hospital’s women and teen departments and the arthritis and autism departments at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Adored by the press, Debbie and Nia have been featured in over 850 publications and numerous television shows worldwide. Debbie served on the Mind•Body Committee for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association and has presented at IDEA World and Inner IDEA Fitness Conventions, IRSA, The Northwest Fitness Summit, The National Wellness Conference, Whole Life Expo, International Spa and Fitness Association, Science and Consciousness Convention, Sound Healers Convention, Mind Body Convention, OHSU, Fireman’s Fund and at Lucas Films.
Debbie currently travels worldwide, offering workshops, Master Classes, Nia Training, and Licensing to communities across the globe, stopping regularly to teach and train in Portland, Oregon, home of StudioNia and Nia International Headquarters.
My philosophy is the body is sacred. My life purpose is rockin’ for The Holy.
I discovered Nia in 1995 when I was disabled with asthma. Nia helped me heal by teaching me how to listen to my body and distinguish between healthy and unhealthy sensations in my lungs. As a result of becoming body literate, I am now medication-free.
I’ve been teaching Nia since 1999 and leading Nia White Belt trainings since 2011. My new training, The Body’s Way: The Art of Nested Systems, co-created with Nia founder Debbie Rosas, is about sensing the sacredness of your anatomy and becoming a body literate.
I love witnessing the healing, joy and transformation Nia brings to people’s bodies and lives and hope you’ll join me in Nia classes or a training soon. Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.
Rachael R. Resch, MS PT/LMT, is a Nia Black Belt, Nia Training Faculty and holistic physical therapist with over 30 years' experience in movement and health education.
Rachael's Nia trainings offer a unique combination of scientific and somatic inquiry, blending wisdom traditions of science, poetry, world religions, energetics and the arts in exploration of the human body in motion for the purpose of living well and dying well in a body.
Rachael used Nia to help heal herself from years of severe asthma. She attended her first White Belt training as a PT in 1999 with Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, lugging her portable nebulizer to every session. As a result of becoming body literate, she is now medication-free.
A third generation typographer and former professional dancer, she holds a BA in religion and dance from Oberlin College, a master of science from Pacific University and a green belt in Shotokan Karate. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy in Ashland, OR.
Since 1978, Rachael has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts, including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Michael Meade, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt"l), Martín Prechtel, Stephen Victor, and Paul and Patty Richards.
Inspired by her first teacher, William Irwin Thompson, founder of the Lindisfarne Association, Rachael seeks "new ways to broaden the humanities by exploring the mystical roots of science" and by bringing movement and embodied thinking into the practices of science, art and religion.
Rachael lives in southern Oregon with her husband, author Richard Seidman.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Available for DCs, PTs, OTs and LMTs:
The Nia White Belt Intensive with Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, meets the requirements for 50 hours of continuing education and The Body's Way Training with Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, meets the requirements for 18 hours of continuing education for chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and massage therapists in the state of Oregon and for PTs in the state of Washington. CEUs may be applicable to other practitioners and other states – check with your licensing board. According to Oregon and Washington regulations, healthcare continuing education must be offered by a licensed health care provider.
Please let Rachael know before the training begins if you would like to receive continuing education credit. Thanks!
"The Body’s Way training occurs as a foundational piece of the “Source Code” of living and dying well in a body – the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega of the Nia Technique." – Diane Kennedy, Nia Blue Belt
"I am always looking for ways to experience my physicality that are fun, therapeutic and soulful. I love the way Rachael's teaching style embodies all three of these. She is masterful in what she does." - Mary Gorman, PT
"Rachael knows how to respect each person's rhythms and limits, and, at the same time, how to inspire just a little more: a little more movement, freedom, expression, joy." - Deborah Gordon, MD
"In 25 years of medical practice, I've witnessed many health-related fads come and go, but none is like Nia. Nia has staying power because it is based on the body's way of moving. Nia epitomizes the 21st century healthcare paradigm that is changing our focus from treating illness to giving people tools to improve their own health and well-being." - Maureen Small, MD, Nia Black Belt/ Nia Trainer
"The Nia White Belt has enhanced my effectiveness as a physical therapist. Not only do I move and experience life differently, my patients do as well. The benefits are immeasurable." - LaSheryl Olsen, PT, Nia Black Belt
“As a chiropractor, the principles of the Nia White Belt improved my skills in assessing postural distortions and movement patterns, and developed my own body awareness by leaps and bounds.” - Barbara L. Jennings, DC, Nia Blue Belt
"Now is the time to add a fitness program to your practice. We have an immense opportunity to make a difference in the health and wellness of the communities we serve by educating them and prescribing fitness." - APTA, Impact, January 2012
"As an occupational therapist, I use the principles of Nia every day in my practice. The Nia White Belt gave me confidence, a deeper connection with my body and a passion to share the Joy of Movement with my patients." - Peyton Moore, OT, Nia White Belt
Notes About this Training
Start: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm