Nia Blue Belt Training
May 3, 2014 PANTA-CHOREI in Linz, AT
About the Nia Blue Belt
Blue Belt, the second level of Nia education, explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centered communication. This intensive introduces the next set of 13 Nia principles, which focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual realms of the body. While the White Belt curriculum focuses entirely on awareness of physical sensation, Blue Belt applies these skills to explore internal sensations as perceived through – but distinct from – physical sensations in the body.
Blue Belt Principle #1: The Joy of Being in Relationship, integrates the sensation of Joy with the awareness that Joy is something outside the self, which we can invite into our physical experience. As a result, we begin to deepen our ability to listen with clarity and sustain awareness of details outside our body.
Meet the Trainer
“For me, Nia is an exhilarating culmination of the joys I have pursued throughout my life – movement, music, healing, world cultures, and connecting to humanity. Nia has given me the opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose as a Sacred Athlete and guide to healing. As a Nia teacher and trainer, I inspire people all over the world to enhance their life experience with Music, Movement, and Magic. Nia invites everybody to love and accept themselves fully and to develop their full potential.” - Ann Christiansen
My path to becoming a Nia trainer can be traced back to my early passion for swimming. I grew up on the west coast of Sweden and spent entire days playing in the ocean, enjoying a sense of comfort and delight in my body and a sense of oneness with the world. My dedication to swimming opened doors to travel, adventure, and deep appreciation for athleticism and the human body. In 1984 I had the honor of swimming in the Los Angeles Olympic Games and in the European & World Championships. In 1998 I became a World Champion in masters swimming in the 400 and 800 freestyle and in the 400 IM.
Following the 1984 Olympics, I enjoyed a modeling career that took me around the world to Paris, Milan, Zürich, Hamburg and Tokyo where I lived from 1987 to 1992. In Tokyo I taught swimming, wrote four books on swimming techniques and hosted a weekly TV show.
After returning to Europe, I began to study applied kinesiology, massage therapy and alternative healing techniques covering subjects like sound therapy, 7-Chi keys, chakra balancing, and nutritional kinesiology to mention a few. I also had a ten-year career as a physical therapist, and served on the staff of the Swedish National Swim Team between 1996-1997.
Little did I know that my Olympic swimming career and subsequent study of kinesiology, physiology, and energy healing would be excellent preparation for my first encounter with Nia! I experienced my first Nia class in 1997, and though I did not know what to expect, I immediately sensed a fusion of all of my learning and interests up to that point. The intelligence and depth with which The Nia Technique connects body, mind, emotions and spirit is amazing. I knew I wanted to dive in.
The following year I experienced the life-changing Nia White Belt Intensive; I began teaching immediately. My vision was to share and grow Nia in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and throughout Europe. Although I had no previous experience leading group activities of this kind, I was excited to guide people in a class where they could be seduced by the music and to experience physical fitness with emotional expression. The beauty of Nia is that it conditions your whole being – not just your body.
In 2003 I became a Nia Trainer. Now I am certified to teach all five belt levels of the Nia educational system: White, Green, Blue, Brown and Black. I am also certified to train and educate in „Move I.T“ Nia´s newest program , an interval training program focusing on the technique of Nia´s 52 moves. In 2008 the Nia co-founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya Rosas, selected me as the first Nia Teacher of the Year, and in 2013 I received the first All Star Sacred Athlete Award.”
Currently I have 10 Nia classes per week in my hometown Hamburg and I enjoy the intimate detailed work with regular classes as well as meeting new groups on my travels worldwide with workshops and intensives.
I have choregraphed 5 Nia Routines that serves the growth and development of the enitre Nia teacher community. The Routines Beyond, U, Magic ,Joy and my newest LIFE plus the U- class experience that can be enjoyed as a "dance at home" Nia class. All available in the nianow store and on amazon.
Ann currently shares the magic of Nia with communities worldwide, offering Nia Intensive Trainings and classes in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Holland, UK, Italy, Australia, and Bahrain.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm
End: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Welcome to the Bluebelt Intensive in Linz, Austria
This training will be held in English (and German), international participants are welcome.
Below is a list of hotels close to the beautiful venue,
feel free to contact us for more information or if you have any questions
Sören ; firstname.lastname@example.org (registrations)
Elke ; email@example.com (local information about Linz)
Unterkunftsliste - LinzWeitere Hotels und Informationen unter
www.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.aspEinfach und günstig: Übernachten direkt im Seminarhaus Panta-Chorei
Die Räume und das gesamte Haus sind komplett neu renoviert! Das Zentrum liegt absolut ruhig und grün nur 5 Gehminuten vom Zentrum entfernt, der große Freibereich mit Wiese, Bäume kann jederzeit genutzt werden.1 helles, freundliches 10 m²- Zimmer Preis pro Person und Nacht € 20,-
1 Zimmer (Turnraum 26 m²) Preis pro Person und Nacht € 20,-Mehrfachbelegungen möglich
Ausstattung mit Matratze (ohne Bettgestell), Bettwäsche ist selbst mitzunehmen (dünne Decken sind vorhanden), 2 Duschen, Küche ausgestattet, großer Essbereich, 3 Wc’s. Die Benutzung der Küche ist jederzeit möglich. Anfragen an Tel.: 0043.732.795126 oder Mail firstname.lastname@example.orgEntfernung zwischen 5 und 10 Gehminuten
Goldener Adler ***4040 Linz, Hauptstraße 56
Tel.: +43 732 731147Fax: +43 732 731147 5
Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.goldeneradler.at
Landgraf Hotel & Loft ****4040 Linz, Hauptstraße 12
Tel.: +43 732 700712 400Fax: +43 732 700712 411
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.hotellandgraf.com
Spitz Hotel - Luxus4040 Linz, Fiedlerstraße 6
Tel.: +43 732 733733Fax: +43 732 733733 833
Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.spitzhotel.at
Appartement Donaublick4040 Linz, Schulstraße 1
Tel.: +43 732 733360Fax: +43 732 733360
Entfernung ca. 15 Minuten zu Fuß und mit StraßenbahnAMICI - La Cantinetta Pension
4020 Linz, Mariahilfgasse 1Tel.: +43 650 6355869
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAustria Classic Hotel Wolfinger ***
4020 Linz, Hauptplatz 19Hotel Mühlviertlerhof ***
4020 Linz, Graben 26Tel.: +43 732 772268
Fax: +43 732 772268 34Email: email@example.com
Website: www.hotel-muehlviertlerhof.atEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://www.hotelwolfinger.atTel.: +43 732 773291 0
Fax: +43 732 773291 55Anfahrt mit Auto ca. 5-10 Minuten oder Bus/Straßenbahn ca. 15 Minuten
ARCOTEL Nike Linz ****4020 Linz, Untere Donaulände 9
Tel.: +43 732 7626 0Fax: +43 732 7626 2
Website: www.arcotelhotels.com/nike Email: email@example.comPANTA-CHOREI GmbH
Güntherstraße 14040 Linz