Nia White Belt Training
October 4, 2013 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
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. In her personal practice, Nia has brought weight loss and optimal fitness, postural alignment and core strength, confidence and centredness, a reconnection to the Divine and the embodied pleasure and power of being a woman.
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), 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
Start: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 4:00 pm
End: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Please note this is a split weekend training format, held over two long weekends: 4-7 and 11-13 October. Monday 7 October is a public holiday.
West End is a vibrant inner city suburb of Brisbane surrounded by the river and filled with ecclectic cafes, restaurants, parks and shops. Rio Rhythmics is a welcoming latin dance studio in the heart of West End, walking distance from South Brisbane station and local bus routes.
We will begin on Friday with arrival at 3:30 for a 4:00 pm start. The other 6 days will begin by 7:30 am and finish between 6 and 7 pm, with a 90-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The training will conclude by 4:00 pm on the last Sunday afternoon though you may like to join us for a celebratory drink afterwards. The Intensive consists of ~60 hours of somatic education, incorporating a beautiful blend of movement and interactive teachings. A detailed schedule will be provided the first afternoon.
Brisbane International and Domestic Airports (16 km)
Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast (100 km)
The training is non-residential. Please contact Ann Boon on 0437 392 424 if you have any questions about local accommodation. There are back-packers, B&Bs, motels, apartments and hotels close by. A home stay with a Brisbane Nia family may also be available.
West End has unrestricted parking on the streets on weekends. On weekdays, metred parking is available nearby or there is free street parking a few blocks from the studio. There are also ample all-day parking stations around the nearby southbank and the convention centre.
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 lfe-enhancing Nia education, body bliss, and self-discovery.
To Register - coming soon!
Part 1: Select the purple "register" button below to submit a (US$799.50) deposit to Nia HQ.
Part 2: Finalize registration by paying the remaining balance due (US$799.50) to Sophie or to organise a payment plan.
A) Convert balance to AUD and Mail a cheque to "Sophie Marsh" at 61 Plumer St, Sherwood Q 4075
B) Convert balance to AUD and Pay online to CBA account BSB 064-178 Acct 1037 2619
C) Contact Sophie to pay with a Visa or MasterCard via PayPal