Nia White Belt Training
May 17, 2014 Studio D Yoga in Midlothian, VA, US
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 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 Trainer
- Charleston ,
- South Carolina
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- United States
"When you are fully participating, you receive life energy from your interactions. When you're not, you're just going through life mechanically. You have to be connected to the body-- you have to be present in it. You have to be home. If you ask yourself "Where am I?" you'll see you're not home. But when mind, feelings, and body are together, you are at home."
- Jon Schreiber, Waking Up to This Moment
Come home to your body, mind and spirit!
Regardless of what is happening in your life, you can walk into a room where Nia is happening and experience Joy. Joy as a physical sensation in your body. Joy that you can use to heal your body and your life. A physical joy that allows you to feel better.... body, mind and spirit. In my Nia classes, events and White and Green belt trainings; you'll learn how to move in a way that's unique for your body, that honors your natural time and rhythm. Movement that makes you feel ALIVE. Come join me.
My Nia Story.
I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1983. I loved physical movement, and found it in the form of high-mileage cycling, running, teaching aerobics and weight lifting. This high intensity approach to exercise, along with a spinal injury, often left me living in a physical body filled with pain, stiffness and rigidity. I was told at the age of 20 that I would need spinal surgery within the decade.In the late 80's I was ready to quit the fitness industry, filled with back-pain and bored with my movement options I went to New Orleans for a fitness conference and registered for the traditional fitness classes I needed for my continued education credits. Leaving the conference center I found a flyer on the ground that read Nia, Mind, Body & Spirit and contained a picture of Carlos and Debbie. On the short walk back to the hotel I made the decision to forego all of the traditional classes and spend the entire conference taking as many Nia workshops and classes being offered. That decision changed my body and my life.
From the moment I began moving with Debbie and Carlos, I understood that Nia was exactly what my body was looking for. "Its like the sun coming up in the morning" said Debbie as she shimmied. "The Body Likes it!" said Carlos, as we followed his knee sweeps. I sweated and wept and felt alive for the first time in many years. I went home from the conference with videos and music, determined to keep my body moving.
It took several years after that initial encounter before I had the courage to take my White Belt training. Every time I felt uncertain, or isolated I would pull out the Nia videos, like precious treasures, and dream of taking the White Belt. In 1996, I threw aside hesitation and excuses and took the training. It opened my world! I knew I wanted to teach and came home with my first Nia routine and practiced in front of the video until I was ready to share. After a few weeks of moving consistently, things begin to happen; I noticed my spine was adjusting itself, I could hear little clicks and feel big releases while I was dancing. The pain diminished. I noticed that I could lie on my side and comfortably curl up my knees; something that I hadn't been able to do for years. I was loving movement again. I taught classes, workshops and enthusiastically continued on to my higher belt levels of Blue, Brown and Black as well as Nia 5-stages and 52 Moves trainings.
Today I am a Nia Trainer! I facilitate both the White and Green Belt trainings. I assist others in fulfilling their dreams through Nia, as teachers and as trainees. I am constantly discovering and sharing ways to live a sacred life in a pain free body. I travel internationally, as well as through-out the U.S., teaching in venues large and small.
Nia has increased my enthusiasm and curiosity for studying many modalities; Chakras, Kundalini Yoga, Continuum and Breema. I weave these disciplines into all that I do and weave Nia into all these disciplines. I am also passionate about art, storytelling and gardening. My creativity is at an all time high, allowing me to create workshops and retreats such as Chakra Journeys and DreamAlice.
Please let me know how I can help you fulfill your dreams and enhance your life through Nia classes, workshops and trainings
Testimonials: Stephaney Robinson is clearly the teacher I was meant to study and dance with. A vibrant, warm woman, Stephaney creates a welcoming community space, one in which laughter, creativity, and contemplation are at home. She walks a path that is deeply rooted in the earth and highly spiritual as well. And she brings a creative spirit to movement that I ~ and her other students ~ greatly appreciate. -Rene Caputo North Carolina
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm
End: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Join the vibrant Richmond Nia community for a fulfilling week devoted to YOU.
Additional information about the training, the studio, accommodations, etc. is here: http://www.studiodyoga.com/pages/NiaWhiteBelt.html
Or, contact producer, Susan Proffitt, with your questions 804-897-7197 email@example.com