The Art of Sensation (White Belt training) is a transformational journey of self-discovery and reconnection to your body and life. It is hosted by Susan Sloan (White Belt Trainer and 2nd Degree Black Belt), and promises to be a retreat for body, mind, emotions and spirit. Susan’s trainer profile is here.
The next Art of Sensation Nia White Belt body and life training over five days will be from Saturday 3 February to Wednesday 7 February 2024 in Johannesburg (Studio Kairos, Dunkeld Bowls Club, 15 Hume Road, Dunkeld West). For more details of what’s included in the Art of Sensation White Belt training, click on the link here.
Nia Art of Sensation
White Belt trainings
2024 (first quarter)
Johannesburg, South Africa
The next Art of Sensation Nia White Belt body and life training over five days will be from Saturday 3 February to Wednesday 7 February 2024 in Johannesburg (Studio Kairos, Dunkeld Bowls Club, 15 Hume Road, Dunkeld West).
For more details of what’s included in the Art of Sensation White Belt training, click on the link below.
Part movement training, part personal retreat, the Nia White Belt training will take you on a five-day guided journey into a deeper relationship with yourself. Find the JOY in body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Learn to listen deeply to the yearnings of your body and the desires of your soul. Discover the transformation that awaits you on the other side of awareness.
“Nia is safe place where I can get lost in the joy of movement in my own special way of moving. Nia is a sure way to fall in love with yourself and everyone else again.” White Belt graduate
Cost of the training
The cost of the White Belt training for South African citizens is US$1,200.
The cost of the White Belt training for non-South African citizens is US$1,599.
From the moment you step through the door, your relationship with your body and your experience of life is about to change in a positive way. The White Belt training is a gift to you and your body for the rest of your life.
You need no movement background or fitness level and don’t even have to be a Nia student. The international Nia website (www.nianow.com) explains the White Belt training: Joyful. Transformational. It’s unlike any other educational training you’ve ever experienced. The Nia White Belt training is the first step on the Nia training path. All Nia trainings are highly interactive and deliver foundational principles through cognitive and experiential learning models. Once you’ve completed the Nia White Belt training, you’re eligible to license as a Nia teacher.
FOCUS: Art of Sensation INTENT: Embody the Foundation of Nia
The Nia White Belt training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation through 13 principles for body-centred awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of skills and practices to increase your body literacy – the ability to listen to your body – and empowers you to make choices that enhance health and total well-being on and off the dance floor.
What is included in the Nia training?
Five days of in-person, experiential learning including a Nia class experience each day. This includes 32 hours of In-Person, Experiential Group Learning of the 13 ART OF SENSATION principles through embodied exercises, personal reflections and discussion.
10 one-hour Nia classes with your trainer to help you embody and integrate ART OF SENSATION principles and practices.
Pre-training online training portal with materials to support your preparation to step-in including:
Podcasts, audio guided meditations, and movement exercises and more
Access to the online training portal with White Belt core curriculum including:
ART OF SENSATION lesson overviews + embodiment practices correlated to each live session
PDF downloads for each ART OF SENSATION lesson + principle
Educational videos for each ART OF SENSATION lesson + principle
ART of SENSATION PDF journal – to document and record our course journey
Two-week FREE trial of Nia On Demand (for new Nia on Demand subscribers)
What you can expect to learn during the White Belt training
A deeper understanding of self: knowing your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
Techniques to sustain and increase pleasurable sensation in your body.
Ways to integrate Nia’s nine movement forms: Jazz Dance, Duncan Dance, Modern Dance; Aikido, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do; The Alexander Technique; The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais®; and Yoga.
The 52 Moves of Nia: the language of conditioning and self-healing.
The five sensations of functional fitness.
The practice of RAW: Relaxed, Alert, Waiting and what it means to be in “living meditation”.
How to stimulate movement creativity using the eight stages of body-centred creativity.
The Body’s Way method for moving and physical conditioning.
How to listen to the voices of your body.
About your “witness” and how to use it as a tool for self-healing.
Nia’s BODY + LIFE philosophy and what it means to create a sacred livelihood based on your unique life purpose.
*You will have access to your online ART OF SENSATION course portal for a total of 18 weeks (for the duration of your training plus bonus time). If you wish to extend your portal access, you are invited to join Nia Membership at the conclusion of your training.
Once you’ve completed your training, if you’d like to continue your education and/or teach Nia in a fitness class or professional setting, you may do so by purchasing the Nia teacher membership package, which is renewed annually (please refer to www.nianow.com for more details, or you can call Susan).
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE WHITE BELT TRAINING
The first step is to create an account on www.nianow.com (if you haven’t already done so).
Go to www.nianow.com
Click on Log In / Sign Up
If you have never signed up before, click on “create an account now” (on the left-hand side of the screen)
Follow the prompts to create an account
If you already have an account, enter your details and click on Log In (on the right-hand side of the screen)
If you’re a South African citizen, and doing a White Belt training in South Africa, you’re eligible for the US$399 discount.
How to register if you’re a South African citizen
To register, you need to pay a registration fee of US$600 to Nia Technique Inc.
When you’ve opened your account and are ready to register and pay, click on this link:
Click on Register now
Click on Have a coupon
Enter the coupon code: southafricaresident
Click on Apply
The DISCOUNTED rate of US$600 should show now to complete the transaction.
Your credit card will be charged with the South African Rand equivalent.
You can visit oanda.com to calculate the exchange rate at the time of your payment.
The balance of US$600 (the instructor fee) is due ideally one month before the White Belt training date.
This amount is payable in South African Rands (calculated according to the rate of exchange on the day you pay).
Here are the banking details for this amount:
Standard Bank, Hyde Park (051001)
Account number: 003978346
Reference: Your name and date of White Belt training
Terms are available, if necessary, for the instructor fee.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll get an email confirming your registration and directing you to the Welcome to the ART OF SENSATION Nia White Belt page. This page will walk you through all aspects of the Nia White Belt training experience, and will include videos, downloadable forms, and pre-training material. In the email, you’ll be instructed to complete the health waiver online before the White Belt training.