Nia White Belt Training
October 11, 2014 Yoga in Common in Myrtle Beach, SC, 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 Trainers
- Charleston ,
- South Carolina
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- United States
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?”
Movement is the medicine for 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.
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
- New York City ,
- New York
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- United States
My own discovery of Nia in 1989 was an invitation to healthy body, mind and spirit. Twenty plus years later, I am still fascinated with the creativity and depth of a of Nia workout. Dance with me in New York City at Shape Up NYC through Equinox, YMCA of Greater NY and Upstate New York. Beignning the fall of 2013, I will be offering white belt trainings for personal development and entry into teaching.
Notes About this Training
Start: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 5:50 pm
End: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Beachfront accommodations nearby
Close proximity to airport with direct flights
Beautiful studio with boutique and coffee/tea station
Walking village with shops, restaurants, bookstore
Yoga In Common is a beautiful studio in which to take your white belt. Everything is easy with accommodation, shops and airport in such close proximity. There are many affordable beachfront accommodations just minutes from the studio which is located in The Market Common. The Market Common is a walking village with restaurants, shoppes, Barnes and Noble, coffee, and a grocery. Inside the studio is a fabulous boutique with amazing organic products and a tea and coffee station. There is plenty of parking and we're only a short drive to the Myrtle Beach Airport.
"If you know Stephaney's you already know the magic and wonderous world we'll be playing in as we explore Nia's first belt. Stephaney's Nia trainings are world changing, life affirming, joyful and a way to really begin dancing through your life. It will be an experience you'll never forget."
- Mary Tyler, White Belt, Myrtle Beach, SC
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.