12-2pm PDT / PST
[Replays available for the duration of the training]
Join 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:
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
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.
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
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.
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.