Nia 5 Stages Training
February 15, 2014 NiaStudio in Portland, Oregon, US
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 Trainers
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.
I love what opens up when I move and dance, and I love to share the empowering "yes to life" magic of Nia! Trained to dance, then shifted to the non-profit world and family-making/child-rearing, I was instantly seduced by the power, elegance and "what-was-that? oh-yes, joy!" when I tried Nia. Through the years, Nia infuses my life with a radiance that is contagious!, a connection to a deep, familiar current that is both a part of me, and bigger than me. Hope to dance with you soon!
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:30 am
End: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm