Nia 5 Stages Training
January 13, 2015 The Edge (State Library of Queensland) in South Brisbane, AU
About the Nia 5 Stages
The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. Whether practiced at length or for as little as five minutes a day, this system provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.
The Nia 5 Stages Training provides students and teachers alike with the tools to embody the practice. It also qualifies Nia teachers to facilitate a 60-minute Nia 5 Stages class and to integrate this body of work into Nia classes, private sessions and two-hour experiential workshops. The Nia 5 Stages Training program adds a whole new skillset to the Nia teacher’s realm of expertise. It includes three comprehensive modules: Pre-Training, Training and Post-Training.
Meet the Trainer
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 and Step In Studio/Forest Grove 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: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:00 am
End: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:00 pm
This somatic training is open to all movers, mind-body educators, Nia (teachers + students) and beyond for personal wellness or professional enhancement. Participants who have loved the training include yogis, physios, mid-wives, chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapist, life coaches and wellness educators. Please see the training outline page for details...
ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDATIONS for NIA 5 STAGES TRAININGS
BRISBANE JANUARY 2015
Our Training is located in Southbank, which is close to West End, Southbank, South Brisbane and Brisbane CBD. Our Training Venue - The Edge - is located in the midst of the Cultural Precinct of Brisbane close to Art Galleries, The State Library, Cultural Centre,Theatres, Museums and the Southbank Parklands where there are lots of cafes, and outdoor recreational spaces, including salt-water swimming pools. http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/ south-bank/things-to-do/swimming-at-south-bank The Edge also faces the Brisbane River and there are walkways and bicycle paths linking this area to the city, and Southbank.
There are serviced apartments, hotels, B&Bs and Backpackers all within reasonable walking distance to the Training. There is also public transport via bus, train and ferries that will bring commuters from outer suburbs into this precinct. Paid parking is also available. For the best accommodation deals, google http://www.wotif.com . Wotif offers the best last minute deals. Search South Brisbane, Southbank, West End or Brisbane CBD. Early on-line booking is cheaper the earlier the booking is made. January is peak summer holiday time in Brisbane, so it is well advised to book your accommodation early. Some of the Serviced Apartments offer rooms that take 4-5 people so sharing is an option.
OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CLOSEST HOTELS & SERVICED APARTMENTS:
Central Apartments - Southbank http://www.centralapartmenthotels.com.au/
Morgan Suites http://www.morgansuites.com.au/ms/
Mantra South Bank: http://www.mantra.com.au/queensland/brisbane-and-surrounds/south-
Park View Apartments http://www.parkviewapartments.com.au/
Sapphire Resort Brisbane - http://www.sapphireresort.com.au/ (has the aptly named restaurant adjacent - Joyful Chinese Restaurant)
South Central http://www.southcentral.com.au/
West End Central Apartments http://www.westendcentral.com.au/
AIR BNB IS A WEBSITE THAT LINKS PEOPLE UP WITH LOCAL BnBs (Bed n Breakfasts)
The Translink website will give you timetables for buses, trains and ferries. http://translink.com.au/
Closest station to Training for Buses - Cultural Centre station, platform 1, South Brisbane
Trains - South Brisbane
Ferries - Southbank 2 Ferry Terminal, South Brisbane
There are so many at Southbank, and West End. Wander along and take your pick!
Our favourite lunch spot in West End is Café Wrapture, 71 Russell St, West End. http://www.cafewrapture.com.au/
SUPERMARKETS / GROCERIES / FRESH FRUIT & VEG
Coles Grocery Shoping, Cnr Mollison St & Boundary St, West End
The Green Grocer, 144 Boundary St, West End. Organic produce http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/eat-drink-organic-supermarkets/green-grocer-west-end
West End Markets - Saturday mornings, 6am - 2pm. Davies Park (West End) off Montague
Road and end of Jane St, West End. http://www.daviesparkmarket.com.au/
West End Precinct http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/west-end
West End Night Owl - 24 hours/7 days - Groceries & more: http://www.nightowl.com.au/location-view/west-end-nightowl-35
IGA Supermarket - 103 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
MASSAGE TREATMENTS/ REIKI / BOWEN THERAPY ON OFFER DURING THE BELTS
We will be taking bookings for massage treatments in-house during the Belt, offered by social enterprise Joining Hands (the creation of Nia White Belt, Kylie Lowe) - whose ethos is to give-back to vulnerable young people - the healing and wellbeing offered by complementary health therapies like Massage, Reiki and Nia. http://www.joininghands.org.au/
ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST :
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/
Queensland Permforming Arts Centre http://www.qpac.com.au/
Southbank Parklands http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/South-Bank
Please contact Ann Boon with any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org