Nia White Belt Training
January 4, 2014 To be Determined in to be determined
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 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 livelihood member. As a livelihood 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 is an inspirational teacher, community builder and movement-based life coach. She was the first Australian Nia Black Belt and is Australia’s only Nia White Belt Trainer. Sophie holds a welcoming and safe space for people to creatively explore and express their potential through the Joy of movement. Her passion is sharing Nia as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart.
In her own journey, practicing Nia has brought self-love and self-knowing, and a profound respect and gratitude for The Body's Way. Sophie integrates over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing and sensuous embodiment. She connects people of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels in her Nia classes, playshops, retreats and White Belt trainings around Australia and beyond.
Sophie also offers one-on-one sessions, weekly mentoring calls, and community-based classes to diverse populations including Women's WellBeing Association, Brisbane City Council GOLD program, Micah, Mental Health Association of Qld, 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), and students at both State and Private High Schools.
"For people like me who had previously lived from their ‘head’, Nia offers a path to the 'Self' like no other. Nia encourages inner knowing, grounded presence and trust in the body through awareness and choice. And that is where the power is. That is where the healing comes.
“Nia's blend of cutting-edge science with ancient wisdom taps us into our innate somatic (body-centred) intelligence. There is something magical and therapeutic that happens in the dance that invites people to learn, embody and share in meaningful ways. Nia brings amazing people together. I feel excited and blessed to be part the international Nia training faculty and a thriving Nia Australia community."
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm
End: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Crows Nest Dance Centre. 449a Pacific Highway, Crows Nest Sydney NSW - http://www.crowsnestdancecentre.com/
SYD - Sydney international and domestic
The training is non-residential. Please contact Sharon Todd-Miller on 0419 047 185 if you have any questions about local accommodation.
We will begin on Saturday at 1:00 PM. In general, Sunday to Thursday's sessions will begin by 8:00 am and finish around 6:30 pm, with a 85-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The training will conclude by 4:00 PM on Friday afternoon. The Intensive consists of 50+ 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.
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: Finalise registration by paying the remaining balance due (US$799.50 converted to AU$) to Sophie directly by 4 December 2013 or immediately if registering after this date. Payment plans are available.
A) Mail a cheque to "Sophie Marsh" at 61 Plumer St, Sherwood Q 4075
B) Pay online to CBA account BSB 064-178 Acct 1037 2619
C) Contact Sophie for credit card payment via PayPal or for payment plan options