Nia Training

The Nia White Belt Training
On-line September 6 – December 20, 2022
Trainers: Martha Randall & NGT Sarah Nickerson

This fully online, interactive course will allow you to stay in the safety, convenience and privacy of your home, while receiving the life-changing somatic lessons of the Nia White Belt Training.

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of Nia Body + Life Education, taking you on a journey through the "The Art of Sensation." Over 16 weeks, you will learn to experience greater pleasure in your body and life, how to use conscious movement for health and well-being, and ultimately, how to live life with greater joy, deep love and respect of your body. Should you desire to teach Nia, you will also learn the tools and skills that will prepare you to share Nia with the world as a teacher.

Training DETAILS :

This is a 16-week training. One 2-hour LIVE session will be held via ZOOM each week. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2 pm ET. Each week you will receive additional homework and activities to deepen your understanding of the concepts and principles presented that you will complete between sessions.

Upon registration, you will receive your ZOOM access and login information along with a detailed schedule. Step in to an at-home experience of The Art of Sensation, the Nia White Belt training.

Please contact with any questions.


Focus: Art of Sensation | Intent: To embody the foundation of Nia

Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation. 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 brings magic to the Nia class experience.

Art of Sensation is rooted in Nia's philosophy of The Body's Way. Sensation guides you to create health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. Nia White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy - the ability to listen to your body, making choices that lead to health and total body well-being.

Nia White Belt teaches you the Art of Sensation through 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.

Anyone can take the Nia White Belt; no experience is required. If you want to teach Nia, the Nia White Belt is your first step. To be a teacher, after completing the Nia White Belt, you must enroll in the Nia Teacher Membership, which is an annual fee of USD $396. Teacher Membership gives you a teaching license and materials to learn how to teach the Nia class.

Payment Policy

All trainings will be confirmed 30 days prior to the event start date. Nia Technique recommends all customers wait to purchase any travel or accommodations until the event has been confirmed.

The price of the Nia White Belt Training is $1,599 (USD) plus tax where applicable. The fee for the training is split into two payments, a Registration Fee and an Instruction Fee. To reserve your spot in a training, you must pay a Registration Fee directly to Nia Technique, Inc. (via Eventbrite). Martha will invoice you for the Instruction Fee and any applicable tax 30 days prior to the training start date.


Nia Green Belt Training

Learn to Teach with Somatic Knowledge, Skills and Confidence
40-Hour Nia Teacher Training

The Nia Green Belt “Art of Teaching” is a somatic teaching, teacher-focused training program with a focus and intent to help Nia belt graduates become extraordinary Nia teachers.

The goal of Green Belt is to condition the Nia teacher’s body, brain and nervous system to provide a path to dynamically listen, dance, teach and share Nia with ease and relaxation. The training approach, individual and community-oriented, emphasizes the importance of creating healthy relationships with everyone, your trainers and your peers. At the Green Belt training, you will have plenty of time to practice teaching and to learn how to make the experience of sharing the joy of Nia joyful.

The Nia Green Belt training is 5 days and costs $1199.00 US



Read what my clients say about Nia Training

"I was pushed out of my comfort zone only to realize that this is a good place to be. I’ve never been so challenged (physically, mentally and spiritually) and had so much fun doing it.
I am so excited about sharing Nia and living life with this wonderfully positive philosophy and attitude – what an amazing week. White Belt Rocks!"

— Mary Jane Pfeifer, Alberta

"What a gift into my life! I see what you mean about never being bored again. What with having the way I listen transformed and the way I move too, there will be so much more to notice and savour in this world!! Sincere thanks!

Sue Gleeson, MD, Lakefield, ON

Thank you so much for being a wonderful inspiration… The White Belt Training in Nia is a highlight in my personal development and I will hold it in my heart as a reminder of the Joy of Dance and so very much more!

Jill Davis Toronto, ON

"Best week ever
Changed my life
I have never felt so alive,
and passionate in my life
Enjoying my body"

— Tanya Armstrong, Barrie

"My White Belt training with Martha was liberating, expansive, deliciously playful and deeply insightful.
Indelibly etched into my heart I am forever transformed."

— Lise Schulze Nia 1d Black Belt, Nia Producer