Focus: Art of Sensation | Intent: To embody the foundation of Nia
Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience.
The Art of Sensation is rooted in Nia's philosophy of The Body's Way. Sensation guides you to create health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. Nia White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy - the ability to listen to your body, making choices that lead to health and total body well-being.
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
- Philosophy, the study of the body's inherent wisdom.
Anyone can take the Nia White Belt; no experience is required. If you want to teach Nia, the Nia White Belt is your first step. To be a teacher, after completing the Nia White Belt, you must enroll in the Nia Livelihood Membership, which is an annual fee of USD $520. The membership gives you a teaching license and materials to learn how to teach the Nia class.
• 50+ hours of somatic education
The price of the Nia White Belt Training is $1,599 (USD) plus tax where applicable. To reserve your spot in a training, you must pay a registration fee directly to Nia Technique, Inc. (via NiaNow's online registration system). The remaining cost of your training and any applicable tax, will be collected by your trainer 30 days prior to the training start date as an instruction fee.
Cancellation + Transfer Policy
Registration and instruction fees are non-refundable. Should you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the training start date, the registration fee will be credited to your Nia account. Should you cancel your registration less than 30 days prior to the training start date, you will incur a cancellation fee of $250 which will be deducted from your registration fee. The remaining balance will be credited to your Nia account.
The cancellation policy regarding your instruction fee varies by trainer. Please contact your trainer for more information.
Intensive trainings purchased at sale prices are not transferable or refundable. Should you cancel your registration less than 30 days prior to the training start date, you will incur a $250 cancellation fee which will be deducted from your registration fee. The remaining balance will be credited to your Nia account. Trainees who are unable to attend the purchased sale intensive may apply their credited funds toward another training and pay the difference in price.
If you have paid for a training that is cancelled by the trainer, you will receive a full refund.