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No Judgement of Self, Body, Or Others

A Letter from Nia Black Belt Teacher, Lisa-Anne French  I just had to write to tell you about my class today.  I was teaching my Eating Disorders Group today.  I debuted the routine Dre...

Celebrating Revolutionary Women – Sacred Sisterhood of Healers

Janine Francolini is the Founder of Flawless Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to breaking the stigma of mental illness.In her recent Huffington Post article, Sacred Sisterho...

7 Tips to Enhance Your Running

Add the power of Nia’s 7 workout cycles and 52 moves to your running program.  You’ll have more fun, and you’ll increase the benefits you receive from your training. These ...

Age Gracefully with a Feel-Good, Look-Good Attitude

I saw in my dad the look- good, feel-good way of living, even as he aged, had six strokes, and died. He had a way of living well and dying well, something I aspire to. For him looking good and feeling...

5 Simple Tips to Feel Better NOW!

Feeling Tired, Overwhelmed or Overloaded?Being stressed-out takes a toll on our health. Sure you’d like to take up a meditation practice or exercise more often, but who has the time? We all fee...

Committing to Resilience

Resilience is never about always feeling positive, strong and able.  Resilience is feeling all of those tough emotions, falling, hurting... and getting back up again.In the past year, there has b...

To Mirror or Not to Mirror….. two Nia pioneers weigh in

I think there are gifts to be received from both situations, mirror and no mirror, and much will depend on one's strengths, weaknesses and tendencies as a teacher. I have taught in both. I st...

Nia Toronto ~ Voices of a Community – Inspiration, Collaboration, Celebration

At Toronto World Pride 2014. Nia teachers and students brought our joy and passion to people from all over the world, sharing Nia in a colourful and exciting way.“Isolate, in order to integ...

Creating ‘Cosmotion’

In December 2004, I opened my movement studio in a small town called Ventura.  At the time, I was a Nia Blue Belt Instructor with three years of teaching experience. I also had a whole load of en...

Manifesting Healing

When first diagnosed with the movement disorder Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmodic Torticollis), I didn't know how to relax my body.  As my upper torso torqued to the left, my entire ...

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