Nia White Belt Training
September 27, 2014 StudioNia in Portland, OR, 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 Trainers
I have been dancing for as long as I have been upright. I hold a Nia Black Belt and the MFA in Creative Writing and I have taught Nia since 2001. Finding Nia was the key to reclaiming the Joy of living in my body. As a dancer and a writer, I find my purpose in self-expression and in helping others find the tools to express themselves, so that we may all expand into our wholeness. I teach Nia, yoga and writing with an emphasis on heralding a movement-lifestyle within academic communities. My current schedule includes teaching Nia for Lesley University and MIT.
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.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm
End: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 4:00 pm