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Reflections on Nia and Beauty

Nia has shaped my body and my life for many years creating changes in my awareness and my physical form and offering me many gifts of knowledge beyond what I believed possible.  One gift that I d...

Love your body. Love your life!

I love the body. So much so that my love of the body has become my life. It’s also my business. I believe it’s the business of everybody, they just don’t know it. At some point, I believe, people wake up to this fact. The wake-up call may come by way of an illness, when mortality hits, or with age, when the knowledge that time is running out becomes real.

Soma Ranch

Most people come away from a Nia experience and express how it was “magical”. Part of this perception comes from the environment Nia is experienced in. When the space you’re in adds to the exper...

Emotions in Motion

On New Year's Day, 2011, I attended my very first Nia class, and my life of dance phobia came to an end. I had no idea what I was stepping into, but with encouragement from my movement mentors

I’ve Got Robyn’s Back

She laughed; she cussed a little; she sang her lungs out in the choruses; she spoke with a wonderful, earthy authenticity about her own challenges and journey.I am fortunate to have discovered Nia in ...

Nia’s Waves of Community Joy!

We all shared the enjoyment as the women of the Next Step “shopped” and many of them were brought to tears by the overwhelming show of generosity from the Nia women of my studio.In 1993, i...

There is a Light That Never Dies

There could hardly be a light as bright as that of Pam Runnells. She was a woman radiant with life-force. Everything about her gleamed!  Her eyes, her heart, her spirit…illuminat...

Aussie Nia Tribe Thrives

The Nia Technique is alive and well ‘down under’ thanks to a thriving Aussie tribe that is passionate about sharing Nia all the way across our wide brown land.  The spirit of the Nia ...

Nutiva Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil - April Beauty Tip

I was first turned on to the healing benefits of coconut oil by my husband, Jeff. He started using it during a healing crisis. In a matter of days, I saw results on his skin, and knowing the skin is m...

Janis Whipple

From Chronic Pain to Joyful Dance

“Nature does not demand that we be perfect, it requires that we grow”……LiebmanFor over 25 years I had suffered from chronic pain associated with degenerative discs in my cerv...

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