Nia White Belt Training
August 30, 2014 Stone Hill Farm in Roland, Arkansas, 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
"Dance Your Heart Out!" responding to the call, I stepped in...
It was July 2000 when a life changing, startling event dropped me into my body. Time slowed down. Each conversation felt electric, every event & activity had expanded value. At the time I called this phenomenon "the grief process". I've since experienced through Nia Technique practices that living my life aware of information provided by my BODY, is full of amazing sensations! As I have learned to listen to the wisdom of my own body's information, these sensations have guided me towards health, fitness, well-being and healing.
"Dance Your Heart Out!" ... I heard the suggestion from my therapist and grief counselor loud and clear.
In 2003 I took my first Nia class as a way to relieve stress. Responding to a deep inner knowing to share Nia with others I completed the Nia White Belt Intensive in March 2005. A short time later, home visiting my Father in the house I grew up in, I retrieved from the wall of my childhood bedroom a hand sized piece of lined paper. Written in calligraphy on that thin, yellowed parchment, by a young girl many moons ago, were the words: "Dance Your Heart Out!"
Practicing Nia principles in and out of the classroom has changed me. Oh, I'm the same Julie you may have known before I discovered Nia, and today I'm mentally, physically, and emotionally more agile, stronger, certainly much more flexible, self-assured, more open and sensitive. I know my list of "shifts" will go on and on as I continue to evolve as a woman, a student, a teacher, a healer, a wife, a lover, a friend, a leader, a daughter....
As a Nia teacher, I find as much satisfaction in watching Nia students grow and change as I do in introducing Nia to students for the first time! As a Nia trainer I am invigorated by the somatic learning process used in trainings to learn & embody Nia Technique for the enhancement of YOUR lifestyle!
More of my story: Inspiring Self-Healing Through Dance by Sandra Yeyati
Finding Health Through Movement by Julie Wylie
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
End: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Hosted at Stone Hill Farm, by Nia Black Belt-Somers Collins, on grounds rich with rock and crystal, this 7 day White Belt Intensive is scheduled over the Labor Day weekend. For participants that decide to stay on site - this facility has eight beds available (no extra fee) on a first come first serve basis.
Stone Hill Farm retreat location is convenient to Fayetteville - Little Rock - Hot Springs - Conway - Maumelle, ARKANSAS
The first of Nia’s five levels of Intensive Training, the White Belt, is a week-long course which focuses on embodying body-mind-spirit basics and learning the elegant foundation of Nia. Take the training for personal growth, continue your education by signing up at the conclusion of your White Belt Training to become a Livelihood Member. As a Livelihood Member you have access to ongoing and archived continuing education material and are licensed to teacher Nia classes, Special Events and Workshops.Thousands of people have trained in the Nia Technique, embarking upon a path of personal development and self-discovery, incorporating the body-mind-spirit techniques into their existing fitness, health and wellness practices. Regardless of what brings you to the Intensive Training, Nia Training offers wisdom, knowledge, personal and professional growth, self-empowerment and self-actualization.
Nia White Belt teaches you the art of sensation through five core areas of study.
Movement - the study of moving, health + potential; anatomy - the study of body parts + systems; science - the study of body awareness, health + vitality; music - the study of sound, health + expression; and philosophy, the study of the body's inherent wisdom.
If you want to teach Nia, the Nia White Belt is your first step. You can begin teaching Nia after the White Belt and becoming a livelihood member. The membership gives you a teaching license and materials to learn how to teach the Nia class.
The $1599 USD price of the Nia White Belt Training includes:
• 50+ hours of somatic education
• White Belt Learn book
• Nia White Belt
• Certificate of Completion
Training begins on Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:00pm
Training concludes on Friday, September 5, 2014 4:00pm
Start time during the intensive 8:00 a.m.
Finish time each day: 6:00 p.m.
Participants provide own meals. We'll have full use of the kitchen plus there is all manner of dining and grocery located within 10 minutes of the training facility.
Several changes of comfortable clothing as we'll be moving (read: sweating) some each day and you'll want to be comfortable.
Water or sports drink to stay hydrated
A cognitive and somatic learning experience using PPT: powerpoint presentations, small-group learning, daily Nia dance classes, experiential movement sessions, guided learning sessions.
Due prior to the start of training. AND other arrangements are available. Contact Julie Wylie email@example.com to discuss options.