NIA WHITE BELT WITH DORIT NOBLE + LAURIE BASS

August 15 - November 28, 2021

SUNDAYS
5-7pm GMT 

[Replays available for the duration of the training]



Join Dorit Noble + Laurie Bass for the Nia White Belt Training ONLINE.

Part movement training, part personal retreat, the Nia® White Belt will take you on a 16-week guided journey into a deeper relationship with your Self.

Find the JOY in Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit that is your birthright. Learn to listen deeply to the yearnings of your body and the desires of your soul.

Discover the transformation that awaits you on the other side of awareness.

FOCUS: Art of Sensation

INTENT: Embody the Foundation of Nia

Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation through 13 principles for body-centered awareness. 

Each principle teaches you a variety of skills and practices to increase your body literacy - the ability to listen to your body - and empowers you to make choices that enhance health and total well-being on and off the dance floor.

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 design, 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



TRAINING DETAILS

This 16-Week Training Includes:

1)    16 Weekly 2 Hour LIVE Experiential Sessions via ZOOM 
       (live participation is encouraged, however replay access is available)

2)    ONLINE Training Portal... 
       With access to the White Belt Core Curriculum including:

  • Weekly agendas with suggested homework exercises

  • Hours of podcasts to support your embodied learning

  • 16 on-demand Nia classes for you to use throughout your training

  • 1 month FREE Trial of NiaTV (for new NiaTV subscribers)

  • Weekly small group meetings to discuss learning and ask questions

  • PDF Download of White Belt LEARN Book and EMBODY Journal

  • Audio Guided Meditations and Movement Exercises

  • And more...


3)    16 LIVE Online Nia Class Offerings with your Trainer

Investment: $1,599 USD

Payable in two installments

  • $799.50

    Registration Fee (due upon registration) + $799.50 Trainer Fee (paid 30-days prior to training start). Sales tax may apply.

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WHITE BELT AWAITS

STEP-IN TO YOUR NIA JOURNEY

WHITE BELT TESTIMONIALS

STORIES FROM WHITE BELT GRADUATES

Nancy McNichol

"The White Belt was so much more than I had anticipated. As we went deeper into Nia principles, I went deeper into me and my old beliefs about myself. What surprised me was the safety and support I felt while doing this. The experience truly is crafted to be a firm, loving and accepting base to grow from."

Diane Lyons

"This training has awakened my love for Nia and the importance of incorporating the principles into my everyday life. I understand the power of healing to a greater degree. Beginner’s Mind provides me a lens to experience things anew!"

Summer Gray

"The Nia White Belt Training was truly a body, mind, spirit transformational experience! I came in thinking this was all about the body and somatic practices but danced away with so much more--a greater awareness and appreciation for my body and its connection to my mind and spirit. Before this training, I would often minimize messages from my body, mind, and spirit. Now, I have learned to listen to their voices. While there are many things to love about Nia, what I love most is how it honors each person's uniqueness rather than being focused on performance. "

Lydia Hudson

"White Belt has deepened my practice of Nia as it has given me tools to sense my body even more. It has also helped changed my mindset about my body, and has helped my love my body and treat it better."

THIS WHITE BELT BEGINS IN...

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DISCOVER THE ART OF SENSATION ...

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • A deeper understanding of self: knowing your body, mind, emotions and spirit.

  • Techniques to sustain and increase pleasurable sensation in your body.

  • Ways to integrate Nia’s nine movement forms: Jazz Dance, Duncan Dance, Modern Dance; Aikido, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do; The Alexander Technique, The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais® and Yoga.

  • The 52 Moves of Nia: the language of conditioning and self-healing.

  • The Five Sensations of Functional Fitness

  • How to work with the 8BC system: Developing listening skills to code and map music and sound.

  • The practice of RAW: Relaxed, Alert, Waiting and what it means to be in “living meditation.”

  • How to stimulate movement creativity using the eight stages of FreeDance.

  • The Body’s Way method for moving and physical conditioning.

  • How to listen to the voices of your body.

  • About your “witness” and how to use it as a tool for self-healing.

  • How to create an optimal learning experience working with the Energy Allies.

  • How to communicate what you sense in your body.

  • Nia’s BODY + LIFE philosophy and what it means to create a sacred livelihood based on your unique life purpose.

EXPLORE NIA'S FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES

Begin your Nia journey with the first 13 White Belt Principles to enrich BODY + LIFE

WHITE BELT'S 13 PRINCIPLES

PRINCIPLE 1: Joy of Movement is the foundation for the entire body of Nia work. This principle teaches you to choose sensation to connect to joy. in Nia, the word JOY expresses a universal energy, different from emotional enjoyment. As you learn to sense your body, you can invite JOY into the experience of your life. Over time and through Nia practice, you can learn to sustain and increase the amount of JOY you sense and experience!



PRINCIPLE 2: Natural Time + Movement Forms

PRINCIPLE 3: Music + 8 BC System

PRINCIPLE 4: FreeDance

PRINCIPLE 5: Awareness

PRINCIPLE 6: Base

PRINCIPLE 7: Planes + Intensity Levels

PRINCIPLE 8: Core

PRINCIPLE 9: Upper Extremities

PRINCIPLE 10: X-Ray Anatomy

PRINCIPLE 11: Creating a Sensory Life

PRINCIPLE 12: Body + Life Transformation

PRINCIPLE 13: Living What You Sense

MEET YOUR TRAINERS

Nia Faculty Trainer

Laurie Bass

Laurie Bass is a creative mover, athlete, artist, yogi, life coach and Nia Faculty Trainer. Her formal education includes degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from Pacific University. She lives near Portland, Oregon USA, home to the NiaStudio - international headquarters and training facility for the Nia Technique - where she teaches. Laurie's passion for movement, experiential anatomy, and empowering people blends perfectly with sharing the transformative power of Nia as a movement, healing, wellness, and lifestyle practice. Her classes, workshops, and trainings are filled with passion, fun, grace, creativity, somatic skill and grounded presence.

Nia Faculty Trainer

Dorit Noble

My name is Dorit, I'm delighted to meet you here. I stumbled on Nia 16 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa while on holiday and my life and body changed forever. I had no intention of teaching Nia, just being a happy student. When I got back to London and discovered there were no classes, sheer desperation led me to take the training six months later and now here I am. Nia is a Mind Body Soul dance that is a pathway to self knowing through the wisdom of your body. I am the UK's resident Nia white belt Trainer and in February 2014 I was awarded Nia Trainer of the Year by the Nia Training Faculty. Nia is the ultimate personal development journey through the body. If you love your nia classes which really is just 5% of what nia is about, the whitebelt and other trainings will take you into the other 95% of what nia's body of work is about. This incredible journey into the body and the art of the felt-sense, transforms lives by shifting to a life lived in the body where all decisions and choices come through your body and physical sensation. Nia is empowering, graceful, playful and tender and the very very best in somatic education. I was invited to become a trainer after bringing Nia to London and building the Nia London community of teachers. Before finding the Nia Technique I worked as an Opera Singer for my local house CAPAB in Cape Town as well as small Opera companies such as British Youth Opera in the UK. I believe that this work transforms every life it touches, I would love it to touch yours.

WHITE BELT AWAITS

The best investment is the one in yourself

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PRE-REQUISITES:

Anyone can take the Nia white Belt; no experience is required. The Nia White Belt is adaptable to all levels of fitness, experience and abilities.


AFTER YOUR TRAINING:

After you graduate as a Nia White 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.


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.

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STEP-IN TO YOUR NIA WHITE BELT JOURNEY

QUESTIONS?

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Email us at nia@nianow.com with any questions and we'll be happy to help you get started.