Nia White Belt Training
September 16, 2012 Agile Healing Arts in Ashland, OR, US
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
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: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:00 am
End: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 4:00 pm
SPECIAL EXTENDED FORMAT: SEVEN CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS from September 16 to October 28
Immerse in The Joy of Movement!
Inspired by my friend and Nia Trainer Yonit Lerner Ofan in Israel, this once-a-week format offers you a relaxed pace and the luxury of immersing in the White Belt one Sunday a week over seven weeks, from Septmber 16 to October 28 in the beautiful mountains of Ashland, Oregon
The Seven Sundays Nia White Belt is perfect for people who have work-week obligations, or for those who desire more time for integration. People who are on the path of healing benefiit from having a week between each session to rest and integrate the material at a slower pace.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BONUS!
Register by August 16 and get unlimited FREE Nia classes over the course of the seve-week White Belt!
That means in addition to the Nia classes you'll experience on Sundays during the White Belt, you are free to take as many as five classes a week - a $470 value - with Rachael and the Nia Southern Oregon teaching team.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Available for DCs, PTs, OTs and LMTs:
This White Belt Intensive with Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, meets the requirements for 50 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. Intensives that Rachael Resch, PT/LMT, co-teaches with other Nia faculty, therefore, may a lower number of CEUs available. The Nia curriculum is standardized across all White Belt trainings and, regardless of the number of CEUs a particular training qualifies for, all trainings offer the same high quality education that is applicable to your practice.
Please let Rachael know before the White Belt begins if you would like to receive continuingeducation credit for this traing. Thanks!