Nia 5 Stages Training
October 11, 2012 To be Determined in to be determined
About the Nia 5 Stages
The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. Whether practiced at length or for as little as five minutes a day, this system provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.
The Nia 5 Stages Training provides students and teachers alike with the tools to embody the practice. It also qualifies Nia teachers to facilitate a 60-minute Nia 5 Stages class and to integrate this body of work into Nia classes, private sessions and two-hour experiential workshops. The Nia 5 Stages Training program adds a whole new skillset to the Nia teacher’s realm of expertise. It includes three comprehensive modules: Pre-Training, Training and Post-Training.
Meet the 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 international headquarters for the Nia Technique where she teaches classes, workshops and holds trainings both locally at StudioNia/Portland, in Forest Grove, across the states as well as internationally, traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She passionately shares the pleasure, power, and sense of self-discovery that Nia offers people of all ages.
Laurie’s specialty is the profound self-healing, integrative and somatic education program called the Nia 5 Stages, created by Nia founder Debbie Rosas. She has used this development practice to self-heal, strengthen and re-align her spine daily. Laurie has knowledge from the inside out - having supported and worked with Debbie in the development - of the Nia 5 Stages since its inception in 2007, creating its structure for resources, teacher-training and post-training program.
She 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. Nia taught Laurie to listen to the voice of her body, to slow down, to adapt, accept and heal moment to moment. She acquired skills as a life coach, trained as a yoga teacher, Nia teacher and now Nia Trainer. Her classes, workshops and trainings are filled with passion, fun, grace, creativity, skill, acceptance and dynamic presence. Students leave feeling re-energized, grounded, empowered and connected after class.
Laurie thoroughly enjoys traveling, photography, film, and connecting with Nia communities worldwide.
Notes About this Training
Start: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 2:30 pm
End: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 7:00 pm
The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. These stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment and improved function in the body. When practiced at length or for as little as five minutes per day, this system provides you with the tools for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.
Participants will gain access to a deeper level of body knowing, explore The Body's Way ~ Nia's study of anatomy, receive the tools to deliver a rich, somatic experience, learn to tap into the healing resonance of your voice and receive all the benefits of Nia's newest program for yourself by enrolling in the Nia 5 Stages Training.
This training is now open to everybody: Nia teachers, Nia intensive graduates, movement and healing professionals and those with an interest in exploring this integrative practice for themselves or sharing it with others. This two-day experience enables you to embody the practice fully, to learn how to facilitate 60-minute Nia 5 Stages classes, and to empower others to self-healing. Session topics include the science, craft and art of the 5 Stages, the class format, Your Body's Way and The Body's Way, The Voice, observing and adapting. Read more about the Nia 5 Stages.
Reserve your spot now to receive comprehensive pre-training materials to prepare you for an amazing, rich, somatic learning experience.