Nia White Belt

The Nia White Belt Training 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. If you choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment, this training is a starting point to become a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study:






This joyful journey into self is instrumental in helping one to develop body literacy. You will learn to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a teacher member. As a teacher 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.

Please direct inquiries regarding travel, transportation and accommodations to Marybeth Grinnan

The $1599 USD price includes

  • 50+ hours of somatic educationt
  • White Belt Learn book (Digital PDF)
  • Nia White Belt
  • Certificate of Completion

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Payment Policy

The price of the Nia White Belt Training is $1,599 (USD) plus tax where applicable. To reserve your spot in a training, you must pay a registration fee (50% of training fee) directly to Nia Technique, Inc.The remaining cost of your training, instruction fee, and any applicable tax, will be collected by your trainers 30 days prior to the training start date as an instruction fee.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Should you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the training start date, the registration fee will be credited to your Nia account. Should you cancel your registration less than 30 days prior to the training start date, you will incur a cancellation fee of $250 – and both the registration fee and instruction fee will be credited to your Nia account. Credited balances can be applied toward the price of another intensive training.

Intensive trainings purchased at sale prices are not transferable or refundable. Trainees who are unable to attend the purchased sale intensive may transfer their credited funds to another training and pay the difference in price.
If you have paid for a training that is cancelled by the trainer, you will receive a full refund.

Kelle Rae Oien

Movement as Medicine, my motto!

My purpose is to inspire my students to live wildly satisfying lives. Helping others to fall in love with themselves through the gifts of The Nia Technique is my greatest passion.

Kelle Rae Oien is a Nia faculty trainer, first degree black belt, Nia faculty choreographer, was the 2013 International Nia teacher of the year and is trained and certified in every one of Nia’s individual modalities. Kelle is also the proud co-owner of StudioNia Santa Fe, the Southwest’s center for Nia with over 30 Nia classes weekly. She has dedicated her life to self-mastery, through the discovery of healing through movement. Kelle brings a rich understanding of the human form through her training as a Rolfer, Rolf Movement practitioner and certified 500-hour Yoga teacher and has been facilitating body-mind movement education for over 25 years. She was the first Nia Teacher in Brazil and continues to teach and spread the Joy of Nia in her hometown, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and all over the world. In search of body literacy and self mastery, Kelle’s love of learning fuels each experience, making classes dynamic, explorative, fun and powerful.

White Belt Principles

Joy of Movement
Natural Time + Movement Forms
Three Planes + Intensity Levels
Upper Extremities
X-Ray Anatomy
Creating a Sensory Life
Body + Life Transformation
Living What You Sense