Nia Jam to Benefit "Surviving in Number"

Boston is one of those places, and it is the home of many amazing Nia teachers. One in particular, Suzanne Cohen, is teaming up with Robyn Maltz, Jenny, Holly, and Leslie to host a Nia Jam for a local...

Anatomical Dissection and Social Media~Discovering Connection

Every year for the past five years I’ve given myself a gift as an act of self-love. I go to study anatomy via human dissection with the amazing anatomist Gil Hedley. Gil has changed my...

Mindful Fitness and a Cosmic Salary

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. And what do these two things have in common?  They both exist only in relation to our ...

Today's Trend: Mindfulness

When it comes to being mindful, I remember how remembering is not my skill! My skill is in allowing the master mind of the universe to talk to me-through me. It's noisy, and there's a lot to s...

Rockin' the Nia High in Colorado

"... I wanted desperately to love my body, know my body and love myself..."  In 2012, I was blessed with the opportunity to change my perception of my body, my mind, and the way I ...

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...

Today's Trend: Food as Art

From an explosion of cooking shows, to gourmet cooking classes, there is a trend toward approaching food as though it is a “work of art”. This trend plays nicely into Nia’s Danc...

Living in Awareness

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th. Awareness is something we practice during every Nia workout.  We practice awareness by tuning into the b...

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...

Today’s Trend: Going Barefoot

We’ve come a long way baby, and we’ve come all that way barefoot! When we first took off our shoes in Nia, back in 1983, it was a controversial move, but we knew that it felt right. We fel...

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 ...

Dance to Make a Difference

People—you and I—working  together can make a difference. We can help. We can raise hope, energy and hearts through dance!I love how life puts us exactly where we need to be. For me, ...

History In the Making by Debbie Rosas

Women’s history month couldn’t come at a more synchronistic time for me as I will be presenting at the Mastery Program of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts this weekend in NYC.Deep,...

Take A Walk On The Wild Side of Pleasure

What’s the first step in the wild, unrestrained pursuit of pleasure? How can you stimulate and tantalize 14,000 nerve endings?  Take your shoes off, that's how!  Wriggle your toes ...

Coming Back Down To Earth

  The popularity of low and non-impact aerobic exercise has brought us back down to earth, literally. With this change we have begun to slow down and work smarter, affording us the luxury to...

Tune-In, Turn-On, Tap-In

Tune-in, in Nia, we learn to listen to our bodies by tuning into physical sensation.  To practice awareness of sensation, prepare and quiet the mind, tune-in to your body, bringing it into union ...

The Alchemy of Listening ~ Turn Your Relationships to Gold!

"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals."    J. Isham                Alchemy offers ...

It’s great to be GREEN, GOOD and ECO-CHIC.

St Patrick’s Day – Go Green! The Earth is an amazing design system for sustainability of life. Everywhere we look, from alpine forests to the darkest depths of the ocean, life abounds...

Manifestation through L.U.C.K.

Some people say manifesting our dreams is a matter of luck. That's true, if by luck you mean L.U.C.K. - Love, Unity, Choice, Kinetic Go to any bookstore, and you’ll find hundr...

High-Five-Friday

High-Five-Friday is a call to celebrate someone you admire, your mentor, someone who changed your life.

Built on Mutual Respect and Tolerance

StudioNia Santa Fe was opened in 2009 by Nia Faculty Trainer, Holly Nastasi, and Nia White Belt, Jan Pitlak.  From the beginning, they established a studio built on mutual respect and tolerance f...

Living Your Life Purpose

What’s the Big Deal About Having a Life Purpose?No one said you had to have a life purpose.  So what’s the big deal?  There are workshops, books and studies about life purpose ai...

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...

Trending Tuesday: Feel Good, Look Good!

Today’s Trend: It’s in vogue to FEEL GOOD-LOOK GOOD.The trend to feel good and look good is perfect for our modern age in which being real, authentic, beautiful, and comfortable in your ow...

Trending Tuesdays: Be The Change!

We’re celebrating ideas and actions that have, and are changing the world. Inspiration underlies change. Trending Tuesdays is intended to inspire you and our entire global community, to join tog...

REACH

Reach, the new Nia routine, is meant to stimulate you to move and express through your upper extremities.  As you move, consciously open up the shoulder girdle and provide conditioning and freedo...

Diary of a Nia Trainer

Reflections, gems and pearls of wisdom on the road with Nia.

Touch

Touch.In a world of mediated, meaningless, "stolen" sensations, the Sensation Science of Nia offers us a direct and meaningful experience of reality, an experience that is becoming increasin...

Feel Good, Look Good - 7 Simple Steps

Stress and anger can lead to ill health. Love and positive relationships not only add to our quality of life, they add to our longevity as well.

5 Ways Nia Workouts Boost Your Brain Power

What if there was a workout that conditioned your body and your brain? Good News! Dancing Nia makes you Smarter!

Still Dancing at 100 Years Old!

Her key to staying young? "...if you're dealing with creative work you're doing something new all the time." --Eileen Kramer

Stop the Pain!

Fed up with exercise-related injuries and goal driven workouts? 10 ways Nia differs. How does your exercise class compare?

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...

Listen to Debbie Rosas Speak at Body Intelligence Summit 2015

The body's way provides us with a universal map we can use to dance while respecting the design and function of the body. Learning to listen and read the body comes from recognizing the unique voice o...

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...

Beautiful

Dancing Nia to Jana’s music is a recipe for pleasurable living! Jana is a multi-platinum songwriter, and more importantly, her music inspires my heart. Her music conveys a message and it has alw...

We Are All Connected!

Making heart connections, through Nia, with ourselves and others, including those living with trauma or conditions like Autism, Alzheimers and Dementia.

Change Up Your Moves to Build Up Your Heart

Are you giving your heart the variety it needs to deal with daily dynamics, stress and change?

Change Up Your Moves to Build Up Your Heart

Are you giving your heart the variety it needs?

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...

A Precious Moment

Seriously, from the depths of my heart, thank you for helping to save my life. Oh, and the cats are grateful...

Enrich Your Day with 7 Simple Little Steps

In life, everything you do counts, even the small things. These seven steps are small, conscious acts that you can do daily to help you manage the business of making your body and life more enjoyable. And, you already know them!

Strong, Beautiful Legs Without Tedious, Repetitious Exercises?

One of the things that changed my approach to movement and helped me create Nia was the idea that movement could be experienced in a whole new way. That maintaining ground contact

Nia is a synonym for Magical!

These synonyms for 'magical', sum up Nia nicely, don't you think? extraordinary, remarkable, exceptional,outstanding, incredible.....

Feel the Magic!

Tap into the magic of Life happening all around us. Create a magical mood anytime and anywhere, with music from the newest Nia routine Magic. Just released for 2015.  With upbeat rhythms and intr...

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 ...

Making A Difference

Love is emotionally healing, comforting, and physically transformative. Pleasure is nourishment for the body, mind, and spirit. Both are offerings your body makes available to you.

Finders Keepers

A consistent word in each story is “love,” which is why I believe people come to Nia and stick with it.