Are you looking for a movement practice that makes your body feel good? Would you like to increase your flexibiltiy? Become more agile and grounded at the same time? Want to tap into your body's ability to self-heal?

Clear your calendar for the upcoming Nia 5 Stages Training at StudioNia on March 10-11th. Led by Carol Gonzalez and Laurie Bass, this two-day experience is based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body.

Open to everyone, the Nia 5 Stages Training provides you with the tools to embody the practice and/or facilitate a 60-minute Nia 5 Stages class (once you have chosen one of two Nia teaching license options). It also qualifies Nia teachers to integrate this body of work into Nia classes, private sessions and two-hour experiential workshops. The Nia 5 Stages Training program adds a whole new "toolbox" to the Nia teacher’s depth of delivery and repertoire, and includes three comprehensive modules: Pre-Training, Training and Post-Training.

Learn more or watch a short video about the Nia 5 Stages, featuring Nia teacher Kevin VerEecke.

About Carol Gonzalez

Carol is a Black Belt certified Nia teacher and Nia 5 Stages trainer who stepped into her first Nia class more than 11 years ago. She is still fed physically, mentally and emotionally by the joy, discovery and integration of Nia. Currently, Carol teaches Nia at Portland Community College and Poise Studio in Beaverton, Oregon.

About Laurie Bass

Oregon lucked out when Laurie left the Big Sky Country of Montana to pursue northwest living near Portland, coincidentally home to Nia Headquarters. Now a Next Generation Trainer and Nia 5 Stages Trainer, Laurie is also a life coach and yoga teacher with a background in mathematics and psychology. When she’s not dancing her heart out, you’ll find her doing something art-related or spending time with her wonderful husband.