Nia White Belt Training

Dates:  September 11-14 and September 18-20.

Fees: $1,599USD ($799.50USD registration fee + $799.50USD instruction fee)

Registration: to and click on White Belt

About the Nia White Belt

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training – which is dedicated to the craft of teaching – at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.


Meet the Trainer – Debbie Priest

Debbie PriestNia Teacher Trainer   Hillsboro, Oregon

Return to your natural state of well-being and Joy through a Nia training with Debbie Priest.   With a willing heart and an adventurous spirit she nurtures compassionate body-based awareness through the practice of Nia.  Debbie has over 25 years experience working with older adults.  She’s been teaching Nia classes since 2001.  Her classes are accessible and easy to follow.  She provides the space for freedom, playful self-discovery and self-healing.

Location is Loonsong Cottage Retreat in Country Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

This training is a split week format to give us time to relax, enjoy nature and come home to our bodies. Those who wish to stay at Loonsong for the days between are welcome to stay. Contact Kathi at for more information.

Loonsong is a healing place surrounded by water and nature and encourages the journey of connecting to self. Simplicity is intentional here so one has the opportunity to sense how sweet this can be and to remember what is truly important in our lives. At Loonsong we provide simple, healthy meals that are organic and locally sourced. Massage Therapy and infared sauna are options here during your stay. Loonsong is in a remote part of Nova Scotia that offers little or no amenities close by. A Loonsong experience is an opportunity to unplug, move in natural time and breathe deeply into your being.