Nia White Belt Training


Event: Nia White Belt Training

Where: Cape Town  II

When:  9 - 15, April 2016

Cost: USD$1,200.00 (special SA price - the regular price elsewhere is $1 599)


Nia White Belt Training
with Britta von Tagen and Susan Sloan
Cape Town  II  9 - 15, April 2016

Move, play, feel, learn, listen, sense and experience exploring the art of sensation, Nia’s body-centered approach to health, conditioning and well-ness! A six-day transformational training for people who love to move – whether you want to become a teacher or simply deepen your awareness and personal practice.

Designed for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels and for both personal enrichment and professional development, this training will teach you about sensory-based movement as a pleasurable way to achieve lasting health, wellness and fitness. You will develop an increasingly refined and expanded skill set, heightened sense of self awareness, and deepened connection to your body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Everything shared with you is translated in a way that makes learning personal, using body-centered methodologies, imagery, poetry, movement and metaphors to turn cognitive information into something you sense, feel and think about. The training is designed to give you the time and space to arrive to personal understanding in your own way and in your time, subjectively creating your own “knowledge map", as you develop knowledge daily by exploring Nia’s tools for body & life mastery

A wonderful co-training opportunity where each trainer's unique insight and experience enriches the training so it feels doubly enriched, perfectly balanced and whole. Both Britta and Susan have just spent a week at the Trainer Summit in the US where the  global Nia Trainer Faculty refined and honed both the craft and the depth of the training. They will be bringing this new insight, learning and deeper knowledge to the upcoming training.


Listen to Debbie Rosas, the co-creator of Nia, provide insights into Nia as a practice, the history and the Nia White Belt as the beginning of a somatic journey to body literacy. View the video

Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The art of sensation is what gives magic to the Nia class experience.

The art of sensation, rooted in Nia's philosophy "The Body's Way", guides you to create health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. The White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy - the ability to listen to your body and make choices that lead to health and total body well-being. Five core areas are explored – the study of movement and moving, health + potential; anatomy - the study of body parts + systems; science - the study of body awareness, health + vitality; music - the study of sound, health + expression; and philosophy, the study of the body's inherent wisdom.

Visit the
Nia HQ US website for more in-depth information on the Training

Date: 9 - 15 April, 2016
Venue: OurNiaSpace Studio – Observatory
Price: $1 200 (special SA price - the regular price elsewhere is $1 599)

Britta von Tagen - International 1st Generation trainer on the Nia Training Faculty (White, Blue and Green) and Nia Black Belt Teacher (including 5 STAGES, 52 Moves),  grew up near the source of Nia in Portland, Oregon where she took her first Nia class taught by the creators of Nia, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. Inspired by this unique freedom of movement combined with mental focus, Britta received her White Belt in Nia and started teaching in 1995. Britta was the first Nia teacher in the state of Idaho, pioneering the work as well as combining education with somatic movement to create a kinesthetic approach to children’s education.  She is passionate about educating humanity to help heal the world through the dance of Nia, creating a positive environment for individuals to be transported while getting a great workout no matter what their age or ability. For Britta, Nia is an international language, like nature is – a language of sensation without words, an alchemical formula for magic! With the mantra: "I am, therefore I teach", Britta continues to share the joy and love of movement with all ages, playfully and energetically! She leads trainings in the US, Scotland, Australia and this is her fourth trip back to South Africa.

Susan Sloan - WB Trainer, Black Belt Nia teacher,  Nia Move I.T and 5 STAGES teacher, Yoga instructor and Kahuna massage therapist
Susan qualified as a Yoga Instructor and started practicing and teaching Reiki Hands-on Healing in 2000; moving on to become a Kahuna Level 6 Massage Therapist over the next 10  years. Drawn to Nia in 2003 with the desire to heal her knees, she became an Nia Instructor, opening up Studio Kairos (which means “Timelessness” or “Natural Time”; the 2nd principal of the Nia White Belt-the first level of training). Drawn deeper into the work, Susan completed all 4 belt levels and then qualified as a White Belt Trainer in 2011. She believes her Life Purpose is to bring more awareness into her life, so she can lead herself and others, to find the best way to live in Joy!

If you have any questions about the
training, teaching Nia classes, how to register or make payment feel free to contact us with any of your queries.
Susan Sloan
(011) 880 5223
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Nicci Gates
082 462 4844
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