Dive-In to the Nia Black Belt: Art of Creativity

July 13 - 18, 2024

Join CAROLINE KOHLES + WINALEE ZEEB for the Nia Black Belt Training.

Welcome to the Nia Black Belt: The Art of Creativity. 

Here you will be invited to let go of all you know and enter the River of the Unknown, a place of infinite and endless creativity.


July 13 - 18, 2024

Heartdance Studio 
1806 E Michigan Ave Lansing, MI

The training will begin on July 13 at 9:00 AM and end on July 18 at 4:00 PM. Please contact Winalee Zeeb at (517) 719-2446 with any questions.

The Black Belt Training is about harmonizing wisdom by integrating and applying the cognitive knowledge and physical skills you have embodied thus far.

  • In this training, you will combine the principles of White, Blue and Brown Belts building an integrative web to create the 13 Black Belt Principles.
  • Black Belt puts you face to face with possibilities, potential and the unfolding of the now to transform what is into something new. You’ll discover that what you cannot see, the underneath, is the fuel for your change and transformation.
  • Black Belt serves as an algorithm for creating and transforming. Moments of “play” and inspiration will touch you and reveal the evolving and creative conscious mind.

Investment: $1,599 USD

Invest in the Art of Creativity

  • $799.50

    Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee paid 30-days prior to training start.

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Vicci Calvo Kane

Washington State, USA

"Black Belt has made me stronger, it has healed some parts of my body and helped me fine tune what is most important to me."

Letizia Accinelli

Rimini, Italy

"Black Belt deepened my connection to the uncertain. It deepened my connection to all the training principles. I feel the 52 principles in my body."


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Investment: $1,599 USD

Invest in the Art of Creativity

  • $799.50

    Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee paid 30-days prior to training start.

    Get started now

Meet Your Trainer

Nia Faculty Trainer Caroline Kohles

A health and wellness professional for over 27 years, Caroline is co-founder of Nia New York™. As a somatic educator and Nia Trainer, she co-facilitates intensive trainings at the white, green, blue, brown and black belt level with Winalee Zeeb and founder Debbie Rosas. She holds certifications in yoga, indoor cycling, personal training, life coaching, positive psychology and 5 Rhythms—a dynamic movement meditation practice. A former professional dancer with a passion for anatomy and the brain, Caroline is drawn to using movement to help special populations. For the past 17 years she has been the Health and Wellness Program Director at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in New York City where she has been instrumental in leading a progressive slate of fitness programming. She created and designed the 100+ group fitness class schedule and health and wellness programs for every population, from tweens/teens to prenatal/postnatal moms and seniors. Her signature work includes developing a range of cancer care programs, including Nia Moving to Heal, in partnership first with Mount Sinai Hospital and now Breastlink NYC. She also designed the Nia for Parkinson's program as part of the nationally and internationally recognized Edmond J. Safra Parkinson's program, now in its thirteenth year, in partnership first with The Fresco Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center and now with Northwell Health. In addition, Caroline developed the JCC's popular "Doctor Is In" program, as well as many other nutrition and brain health programs. Caroline has been recognized with the Nia sacred athlete of the year award. She is a teacher, trainer, programmer, a wellness mentor and a constant advocate for underserved populations. She was honored with the Award for Staff Excellence for her leadership, dedication, passion, and contribution to the JCC. She loves to move and share the JOY of Nia with everyBODY and believes that the body is a source of truth - a pathway to meet our edge and to heal.

Nia Faculty Trainer Winalee Zeeb

I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I am now a 2nd degree Black Belt.



Completion of the Nia Brown Belt Training is required for Black Belt. The Nia Black Belt is adaptable to all levels of fitness and abilities.


After you graduate as a Nia Black Belt, you are invited to continue your Nia journey through one of three Nia Membership paths:

  • Dancing Through Life: For the passionate and committed Nia graduate

  • Sacred Athlete: For the Nia graduate interested in learning and practicing teaching skill

  • Sacred Livelihood: For aspiring Nia Teaching Professionals

If you do not choose to become a Nia member, you will have access to your online training portal for 2 weeks after your training graduation.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Nia Membership.


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.


Step-In to Your Nia Black Belt Journey