Nia White Belt Training

October 30, 2014 Sanctuary in the Pines in Hendersonville, NC, US

Love Your Body Love Your Life
Love Your Body Love Your Life

About the Nia White Belt

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five c...

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.

Meet the Trainers

Winalee Zeeb

Nia Teacher Trainer
City:
Lansing
,
Province:
Michigan
Postal Code:
48912
Country:
United States

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the I...

I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and 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. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. 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 sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio - a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!
 

Kate Finlayson

Nia Teacher Trainer
City:
Pittsboro (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area)
,
Province:
North Carolina
Postal Code:
27312
Country:
United States

A professional actor for over 30 years, Kate Finlayson found Nia in 2005 after several years of chronic pain, frozen shoulders and low energy. "Nia connected me directly to an internal source of Joy, and my life has changed radically!"
 When the music played and her body began to dance in rhythmic flow, she knew she was Home. Her journey has brought self-healing and self acceptance, patience, deep conditioning, weight loss and powerful life-force energy! After taking class...

A professional actor for over 30 years, Kate Finlayson found Nia in 2005 after several years of chronic pain, frozen shoulders and low energy. "Nia connected me directly to an internal source of Joy, and my life has changed radically!"
 When the music played and her body began to dance in rhythmic flow, she knew she was Home. Her journey has brought self-healing and self acceptance, patience, deep conditioning, weight loss and powerful life-force energy! After taking classes for 3 months, she trained with Stephaney Robinson and became a White Belt teacher in the Chapel Hill-Durham, NC area. After Blue Belt training with Debbie and Carlos in Asheville, she started on her dream path creating her business “Nature Nia”, bringing her enthusiasm of the natural world, birds, acting and Nia together. Brown Belt in Portland brought Nia Nicaragua into reality, dancing at 4,000 feet in the rainforest with a fabulous group from North Carolina. Kate loves teaching Nia and brings this passion to all her classes, jams, playshops, Nia trips, and now to her White Belt Trainings. She is honored to be a Nia Trainer and fulfill her dream of sharing Nia with the world. She has returned to her home in the beautiful North Carolina  Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Triangle after three years teaching and training in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. She is thrilled to have trained 13 new White Belts in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi!
 

Notes About this Training

Dates

Start: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm
End: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Location

Highland Lake, Hendersonville, NC, US

Training Cost: $1,599

$799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee

PLEASE NOTE: A $799.50 (USD) Registration Fee is required to reserve your space. The instructional fee of the Training (plus any applicable taxes) will be collected by your Trainer. Please note: some trainings may be subject to additional taxes when required by law.