Nia 5 STAGES Training in South Africa for the first time!
The Nia 5 STAGES is an integrative practice based on the ﬁve stages of human development - Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking – that has the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved functioning and enhanced comfort. It provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability in the body.
A Nia 5 STAGES Class blends the developmental stages with The Bodyʼs Way (Niaʼs study of anatomy), creating access to a deeper level of body knowing, awareness and self-healing.
As a somatic education, it provides the information and tools for intensive graduates to safely and effectively embody and deliver this powerful work. The Training is open to the public – movement and healing professionals, and anyone interested in living in the body with maximum ease, efficiency and pleasure.
THE CLASS EXPERIENCE
Unique to the 5 STAGES, each 60-minute lesson blends a cognitive study of anatomy with a poetic, sensory-based delivery. Through the art and science of The Body’s Way, students are educated about the specific focus (body part) using a skeleton (or other tactile or visual aids), and then are guided through the 5 STAGES to experientially connect to the focus in their own bodies. The class environment provides the container for participants to tap into their body’s natural ability to self-heal.
The lesson plans are brilliant somatic experiences created by Debbie Rosas, with topics ranging from the study of bones, joints, muscles to the chakra system, the heart and sounding.
The 5 STAGES as a class experience is totally new to South Africa, with only 2 teachers currently trained, so you will become one of the first teachers of this unique class format in South Africa and your Nia community!
THE 5 STAGES TRAINING
Is two full days of experiential education, providing the information and tools to safely and effectively embody and deliver this powerful work – both to deepen personal practice and to deliver Nia 5 STAGES classes, workshops and private sessions.
Session topics include:
- Science, Craft, and Art
- Class Format
- Your Body’s Way
- The Body’s Way
- Body Awareness
- Body Gratitude
- The Body’s Way Lesson – Look, Listen, Imagine
- 7-Minute Workout
- Guided Meditation
- The Art of Verbal Guidance – Language and Voice
- Movement Observation
- Adaptations and Use of Props
Once registered you receive pre-training material, and upon completion of the training, you have access to a post-training apprenticeship that includes 52 lesson plans, marketing materials and continuing education that you use to personally embody and professionally deliver the Nia 5 STAGES Class experience.
Non-current livelihood members are able to purchase licensing to teach and access all the post-trainng apprenticeship resources. This licensing fee is a $170 payment that gives you access to the full set of resource material to use in classes and other practices.
Click to download the 5 STAGES Overview Brochure
Visit the Nia HQ US website for more in-depth information on the Training
DATES: Saturday 29th and Sunday, 30th March
$599 *SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE for South Africa - the regular price globally is $895
($299.50 registration fee + $299.50 instruction fee)
Carol Gonzalez - Black Belt Nia teacher and Nia 5 STAGES Trainer, from Portland, United States
Carol is a Nia 5 STAGES Trainer, Nia Black Belt Teacher and yoga teacher with a passion for the movement arts. She loves to dance from her heart and inspire others to do so as well. She is warm, funny, passionate and engaging, and is masterful at re-connecting people to their own possibility and brilliance, in their bodies and in their lives. Carol teaches in the Portland area plus at StudioNia at Nia HQ.
Carol has been involved in the crafting of this program and is one of only four 5 STAGES Trainers (including Debbie Rosas). Together with Laurie Bass, she has been thoroughly involved in writing, editing and refining this training programme. She thus brings this deep insight, knowledge and experience into all her trainings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRAINING:
If you have any questions about the training, teaching the 5 STAGES, how to register or make payment feel free to contact us with any of your queries
✆ 082 462 4844
“The 5 STAGES reﬂect the bodyʼs organic workout; we come to standing from the ﬂoor. I continue to be astounded by our bodyʼs ability to self-heal with just ﬁve minutes of this daily practice. I will do it forever” - Debbie Rosas, Nia 5 STAGES Creator
Transform the way you move and live in your body!