Nia White Belt Training
March 20, 2014 Embody Movement Studio & Lifestyle Boutique in Centralia, WA, 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
Shaky-Jake Finds Her Groove
Endless foot tapping and arm swinging earned Jill the family nickname Shaky-Jake,– “the one who couldn’t stop moving”. And that has proved true for the last four decades:
- Moving in 1984, decked out in leg warmers and a head band exercising to Jane Fonda’s workout tapes.
- Moving in college dance class despite the ballet instructor saying she had a lousy point to her foot.
- Moving for 10 years as a professional “aerobic instructor” bounding with endless enthusiasm for her class yet plenty of repetitive stress injuries.
- Moving and studying cutting edge alternative forms like Pilates, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga and post-rehab exercise, before mainstream fitness recognized their benefit.
These moments of movement led Jill to the perfect career path of continually discovering the Joy of Movement. Teaching fitness and movement since 1985, Jill has racked up certifications, been featured in regional magazines and Seattle local television. She’s moved beyond the 10,000 hour mark of expertise within traditional fitness and mind/body somatic movement. Her passionate approach inspires those who say “no” to the drudgery of working out and “yes” to the pleasure of moving with mind-body-self connection.
A Nia teacher since 1996 and becoming a Nia Faculty Trainer in 2012, Jill is dedicated to helping people feel better via “integrated conditioning” — blending the science of the body, conscious movement & self-care within their body, mind, emotions and spirit. Integrated conditioning helps people remove pain, increase athletic performance and optimize everyday joy & wellness. In 2013, Jill opened The Center for Movement & Healing in Seattle Washington thus attracting a community of people who want to Center.Move and Heal.
Comfortable presenting and teaching to large groups or small individualized sessions, Jill combines her in-depth experience with contagious delight for the human body and an authentic compassionate communication-style.
You can read more about Jill's Philosophy here.
Here personal bio here.
Notes About this Training
Start: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Embark on the "Sensation-All" experience of learning about yourself and your Body via Nia's 13 White Belt Principles. Learn to deeply connect and listen to your body while dancing to the your heart's content! Embody Movement Studio and Lifestyle Boutique is owned by White Belt Nia Teacher Christina Mae Wolf and is located in downtown Centralia, Washingon. Mid-way between Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington, this beautiful, new studio offers a warm and rich learning environement for those living outside these two metropolitan cities.
This training is a "split-week intensive" being held over two long weekends. Weekend one, March 20-23, begins late Thursday afternoon and proceeds through Sunday evening. The second weekend March 28-30 begins early Friday morning and ends with graduation Sunday afternoon. A split-week training gives you time between weekends to digest training material and maintain work/home schedule.
"The White Belt was magical... it was all about exploring myself and listening to my body and I had never done that before." T. Campbell, Canada
Nia Faculty Trainer, Jill Pagano took her first White Belt in 1996. From that moment on she has joyfully dedicated herself to sharing what she learns and loves with others who want a deeper connection to their body.