Nia White Belt Training
July 6, 2014 Ananda Cottages Ubud Bali in Ubud BALI, ID
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
Sophie Marsh is an inspirational teacher, community builder and movement-based life coach. She was the first Australian Nia Black Belt and is Australia’s only Nia White Belt Trainer. Sophie holds a welcoming and safe space for people to creatively explore and express their potential through the Joy of movement. Her passion is sharing Nia as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart.
In her own journey, practicing Nia has brought self-love and self-knowing, and a profound respect and gratitude for The Body's Way. Sophie integrates over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing and sensuous embodiment. She connects people of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels in her Nia classes, playshops, retreats and White Belt trainings around Australia and beyond.
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), and students at both State and Private High Schools.
"For people like me who had previously lived from their ‘head’, Nia offers a path to the 'Self' like no other. Nia encourages inner knowing, grounded presence and trust in the body through awareness and choice. And that is where the power is. That is where the healing comes.
“Nia's blend of cutting-edge science with ancient wisdom taps us into our innate somatic (body-centred) intelligence. There is something magical and therapeutic that happens in the dance that invites people to learn, embody and share in meaningful ways. Nia brings amazing people together. I feel excited and blessed to be part the international Nia training faculty and a thriving Nia Australia community."
Notes About this Training
Start: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm
End: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm
DPS - Denpasar International Airport. Please organise your own airfare.
This training is being held at Ananda Cottages with Yoga and Spa in Ubud Bali, located in the cool tranquil hills outside the village centre of Ubud. In addition to the training fee, 7 nights accommodation including breakfast and lunch costs US$795 single or US$450 twin share. For all accommodation queries and bookings please contact Joni Bee at firstname.lastname@example.org or +62 812 38 273 457. Early booking recommended to ensure your room preference is available.
Surrounded by lush, green, fertile rice paddies, Bali’s natural beauty remains a part of Ananda’s grounds. In each cottage, the Balinese architecture, and décor, is of hotel standard, while all the modern conveniences expected by the discerning international traveller are here including restaurant, 2 swimming pools, spa and badmington court. All rooms are air-conditioned and have exotic garden bathrooms, conveying the essence of the tropics.
Public travel in scheduled service bus times available: (Scheduled time departures yet to confirm - 4 times a day available)
Private travel, have a driver meet you/pick you up from airport for fee of $35 one way (drive is 1 - 1 1/2 hours depending on time of travel). Drop off direct to hotel. Please contact Joni to book.
Travel around Ubud:
Scooter: Bike's available, ask Joni about rental. Cost around $5 a day - to be confirmed.
If there is a large number wanting scooters, a better price can be negotiated. So best to chat with Joni first.
Can be arranged once checked in to the hotel.
Walking distance to surrounding restaurants. 10 min walk to large Supermarket
Walking is not overly desire-able due to heat and traffic, with little pathways.
Walking distance to surrounding restaurants.
5 min scooter ride into town, with shops, cafe's, restaurants, tourist attractions - the Ubud Palace.
5 min scooter to even more rural, natural landscapes & local fruit markets etc.
We will begin on Sunday at 1:00 PM. In general, Monday to Friday's sessions will begin by 7:30 am and finish around 6:00 pm, with a 90-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The training will conclude by 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. The Intensive consists of 50+ hours of somatic education, incorporating a beautiful blend of movement and interactive teachings. A detailed schedule will be provided the first afternoon.
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 integrated Nia education, body bliss, and self-discovery.
Step 1: Select the red "register" button to submit a US$799.50 deposit by credit card to Nia HQ. This secures your place in the training. Contact Joni to book your Ananda Cottages room.
Step 2: Pay the balance installment of US$799.50 training fee + accommodation and booking fees to Sophie by 6 June 2014 or immediately if registering after this date. Payment options are as follows:
Twin Share (US$799.50 training + US$450 twin room) converted to AU$ at current exchange rate
Single (US$799.50 training + US$795 twin room) converted to AU$ at current exchange rate
Methods of Payment, converted to Australian Dollars please:
A) Mail a cheque in AUD to "Sophie Marsh" at 61 Plumer St, Sherwood Q 4075
B) Pay online to CBA account BSB 064-178 Acct 1037 2619
C) Contact Sophie for credit card payment via PayPal or for payment plan options