July 6 - 11, 2024

Heartdance Studio 

1806 E Michigan Ave Lansing, MI 48912 

The training will begin on July 6 at 9:00 AM & will end on July 11 at 4:00 PM. Please contact Winalee Zeeb at (517) 719-2446 with any questions.

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

Brown Belt Training is where logic and mystery come together. It’s where perception of sensation, thinking, feeling, and intuition intersect and the door of conscious awareness opens up to the world of energy.

Your Nia journey continues with the Nia Brown Belt: The Art of Perception. 

Here you will learn to perceive all life as energy and discover “The Zone” - a deep flow state empowering you to make positive changes in all aspects of life - body, mind, emotions and spirit.

  • Through the 13 Brown Belt principles, you become awakened to an unseen power moving through and around you, and become connected to the regenerative system of the universe.
  • From the Nia perspective, when perceiving everything as energy, all of your senses become more open, curious, awake, and part of the miracle of life.
  • You will learn to sense energy by becoming physically present to the moment, and energetically attentive. When you begin to view everything with an open mind your Nia experience will be transformative.


This Training Intensive Includes:

1)    6-days of in-person, experiential learning including a Nia class experience each day. 

2)    Pre-Training ONLINE Training Portal with materials to support your preparation to step-in including:

  • PDF Download of Brown Belt LEARN Book and EMBODY Journal

  • Podcasts, Audio Guided Meditations and Movement Exercises

  • And more...

3)    13-Week Post-Training Access to FULL ONLINE Training Portal with Brown Belt EMBODY Curriculum including:

  • Agendas with suggested practices to support your learning

  • Podcasts to support your embodied learning

  • On-demand Nia classes

  • 2 week FREE Trial of Nia On Demand (for new Nia On Demand subscribers)

  • PDF Download of Brown Belt LEARN Book and EMBODY Journal

COST: $1,599 USD + tax

Payable in two installments: $799.50 Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee (trainer fee will be invoiced in trainer's local currency and may be subject to exchange rate and regional taxes)

  • $799.50

    Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee paid 30-days prior to training start. Subject to exchange rate and taxes.






Alice Heller

Massachusetts, USA

"Brown Belt has deepened my practice, understanding of the power of Nia technique and informed my teaching - SUCH a powerful Belt. Energy is what it's all about!"


"Brown Belt has changed my worldview. Seeing life and the world as energy, living as an energy being, it is really mind-blowing. It has been life changing for me at a deep level "


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COST: $1,599 USD + tax

Payable in two installments: $799.50 Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee (trainer fee will be invoiced in trainer's local currency and may be subject to exchange rate and regional taxes)

  • $799.50

    Registration Fee + $799.50 Trainer Fee paid 30-days prior to training start. Subject to exchange rate and taxes.



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 Blue Belt is a pre-requisite for the Nia Brown Belt. The Nia Brown Belt is adaptable to all levels of fitness and abilities.


After you graduate as a Nia Brown 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.


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