Nia White Belt Training
April 9, 2014 Ocean Shores Community Centre in Byron Bay, AU
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 inspiring educator, community builder and wellness coach. She was the first Australian Nia Black Belt and is Australia’s only Nia White Belt Trainer. Sophie holds a welcoming and supportive space for people to creatively explore and express their potential through the Joy of movement. Her passionate energy is contagious, inspiring people to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart.
In her own journey, practicing Nia for 16 years has been both therapeutic and transformative, delivering weight loss and optimal fitness, postural alignment and core strength, confidence and centredness and a reconnection to the pleasure and power of being a woman. 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 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), CanTeen Cancer support, and students at both State and Private High Schools.
"We are all born with unlimited magnificence. What if there was a way of moving and living in your body that reconnected you to the sensation of that truth? Whether it's a Nia class or the 7 day White Belt training, you already have all you need within. Your body knows. You are ready now. It's time to step in. love Sophie"
Notes About this Training
Start: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm
End: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
This training will be held at the Ocean Shores Community Centre in the coastal town of Ocean Shores, about 20 minutes north of Byron Bay in northern NSW... and it's 5 minutes from the beach!
Coolangatta Airport (50 km) - approx 30 mins
Brisbane Airport (157 km) - approx 1 hr 45 mins
The training is non-residential. Please contact Taryn Pallister <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions about local accommodation. There is an abundance of holiday accommodation in the area and billeting with 'Nia families' or group housing rentals may be possible for those who register early.
Wed 1-630 pm. Thurs 8 am -530 pm. Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 8 am - 630 pm. Tues 8 am - 4 pm. On the full days we have a 90-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The Intensive consists of ~60 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.
Part 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.
Part 2: Finalize registration by paying the remaining balance due (US$799.50 converted to AU$) to Sophie directly by 5 March 2014 or as arranged with Sophie
A) Mail a cheque 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 or payment plan options