Nia Belt Training Schedule

Combining techniques and knowledge from dance, martial arts, mindfulness, neuroscience and healing, Nia reminds us that learning, moving, self-healing and becoming more embodied can be infused with Joy. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic movement practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.

The first step onto the Nia training path, the Nia White Belt takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation. Come, just as you are and immerse yourself in the nourishing company of others, a sacred circle of freedom, healing, and growth.

The training can be completed either as an interactive Online Course over 16 weeks OR as a 7-day In-person Immersion (plus 14 weeks access to OnDemand content).  In the White Belt, you’ll learn and embody –

  • Nia’s mindful practices, including “5Stages”
  • 13 Nia White Belt principles beginning with Joy of Movement
  • Nia’s 52 Moves
  • Body Literacy – listening to your body and inner wisdom to make empowered choices for a healthier body and meaningful life.

The online training portal includes on-demand Nia classes, meditations, guided FreeDance, readings, “Learn” book, and optional group mentoring calls.

Learn the 52 Principles of the Nia practice through the Belts

Over time, if you feel called, successive trainings (Blue, Brown, and Black Belt) add a new focus to develop your holistic knowledge of the body, enhance your fitness practice and expand your movement creativity.  

Each belt training explores 13 Nia principles within the context of five core areas of study:

  • Movement – the study of 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
  • Philosophy – the study of the body’s inherent wisdom

Interested in Teaching Nia?

After completing the White Belt training and becoming a Teacher Member, you will be certified to teach Nia. Find out more:

Green Belt is an optional professional development training for those desiring to hone their teaching skills. There are also specialty trainings such as Moving to Heal, 52Moves-MOVEit, 5Stages, FreeDance and Floorplay.

Nia White Belt Trainings

MELBOURNE IN PERSON with Sophie Marsh. 7-13 October 2022 plus 14 weeks access to online content. Open to everybody.

Investment: USD1599. Register now with 50% deposit:

YAMBA NSW IN PERSON with Sophie Marsh. 14-20 November 2022 plus 14 weeks access to online content. Open to everybody.

Investment: USD1599. Register now with 50% deposit:

MILTON NSW IN PERSON with Sophie Marsh. 10-16 March 2023 plus 14 weeks access to online content. Open to everybody.

Investment: USD1599. Register now with 50% deposit:

FULL RETAKE for grads.
Investment: USD799.50. Register now with USD299 deposit. Email Sophie for registration link: