White Belt – intensive training 

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.

The 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.

The trainer

Letizia Accinelli, Nia Black Belt teacher and trainer. She has been teaching Nia in Italy since 2003, first at the Rimini Fitness Festivals and then , once she moved to Rimini, in regular classes,  workshops and events around the country. She believes in the power and the value of creating and nurturing the Italian community as community growth. Her students love her teaching skills, the way she shares the joy of movement, her passion for Nia, her authenticity and  her warmth. Nia bonds her passion for movement, her interest in all forms of human communication and her passion for teaching. Nia is one of the most valuable gifts she has ever received and the best gift she can joyfully offer.

Nia in Italy:

How is the White Belt Experience?

Letizia: Your teaching brought fire to my belly and strength to my muscles and bones, it brought healing too on many levels. I awoke today sensing new found strength.

Liz , Nia teacher In England


Letizia rocks - quite literally! With incredible energy and passion she creates a wonderful and nurturing learning space throughout the white belt training. She's approachable and authentic as she shares her experience of Nia in her life. 

We had great fun! Throughout her daily classes, she powerfully demonstrated the sense of community that dancing Nia offers and that has never left me. I'm incredibly grateful I stepped into my Nia training journey with Letizia as part of those foundations.

Julia, Nia teacher in England