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.

Over 6.5 days, you’ll be guided to honour your inner wisdom and make empowered choices for your body, mind, and spirit through learning Nia’s Mindful Practices, 52 Moves and 13 foundational principles including Joy of Movement, Music, FreeDance, Awareness, Somatic Anatomy, Creating a Sensory Life, and Body + Life Transformation. 

Following the immersion, you receive 13 weeks access to our online training portal to deepen your learning and embodiment. This includes on-demand Nia classes, meditations, guided FreeDance, readings, your “Learn” book, and 6 optional group mentoring calls.

Each Nia 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.

If you desire to continue, successive trainings (Green, 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.

Join a training and come ‘home’ to your body, your inner guidance and Joy of movement.

Learn the Principles of the Nia practice

The Nia practice is guided by 52 principles integrating movement forms from dance, martial arts and mindfulness.

Each 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:



Name Date Link
Nia White Belt Immersion with Sophie Marsh ~ BRISBANE Q 4064 10-01-22 to 16-01-22
Nia White Belt Online with Sophie Marsh + Teresa Myers ~ Tuesdays 9-11am AEST 03-05-22 to 23-08-22 TBA
Nia White Belt Immersion with Sophie Marsh ~ MELBOURNE Vic 3071 04-07-22 to 10-07-22
Nia White Belt Immersion with Sophie Marsh ~ YAMBA NSW 2464 14-11-22 to 20-11-22