Nia Belt Levels and Focuses Nia is a workout and it can be a practice. A person can go to a Nia class every day and workout and never have to think beyond the workout just completed. Nia as a workout is so beneficial you may never want to progress to anything beyond that. Nothing else need come into play. Think of it like yoga, you can go to a yoga class every day and never have to participate in the meditation or yoga life-style of a yogi or yogini.
IF someone is interested in learning more about Nia, aside from what the book and the DVDs have to offer, one can participate in an “Intensive”. Anyone can participate in the intensive, but they must be taken in order White, Blue, Brown, Black. And they require a year in between each belt.
Each of the four belts mentioned has a separate set of principles. There are 13 principles for each belt, each belt also has a focus.
The focus for a White Belt is physical sensation. (Terre earned her White Belt in December 2008.)
The focus for a Blue Belt is communication, relationship and intimacy. (Terre earned her Blue Belt in November 2012.)
The focus for Brown Belt is sensing and perceiving energy.
The focus for Black Belt is unlimited creativity.
One does not have to participate in the intensive or go beyond a workout to enjoy Nia. but the option is there for anyone. The intensives are NOT just for people that want to teach Nia.
(This is a brief description. It is just to help you understand that one does not need to participate in the belt system to participate in Nia. There are few details left out, but they are not required unless you are interested in teaching and/or going beyond the Black Belt level.)
There is an intensive, Green Belt, that is just for Nia teachers, The focus for a Green Belt is the craft of teaching Nia. This is an optional intensive.
If you are interested in a Nia workout be sure to see my schedule for classes in San Jose.
Nia is a transformational practice. It follows life in that it flows, and ebbs, it does not reamin exactly the same yet there is constants. Nia is always moving towards clarity so sometimes the language is adjusted. These focuses were taking off of the NiaNow website on November 14, 2012.