By Allen Putterman | November 26, 2014

Several weeks ago, I participated in a charitable event for Giordano Dance Company called "Dancing With the Stars."  Five men and 6 women paired with professional Giordano dancers, and ...

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By Jen Schwerin Nia Black Belt Instructor | November 25, 2014

From the development, combination of movements, musical rhythm,and soul art, to the movement conditioning, Nia really takes me afar physically. It is as enjoyable and relaxing as anything can be. It o...

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By Debbie Rosas | November 25, 2014

Good Morning America, over 800 newspapers and magazines, including Harper’s Bizarre, Self, Shape, and the New York Times know power when then see it, which is what they saw in Nia as a revolutionary barefoot workout.

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By Debbie Rosas | November 25, 2014

A Nia workout is a whole new philosophy—instead of “working out” you’re “working in!”

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By Debbie Rosas | November 25, 2014

Sensing is how we learned to move, stand up and walk; to trust ourselves, the world, and people. Sensing came before conscious thinking.

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By Debbie Rosas | November 25, 2014

I believe we are born Sensation Scientists. Born into an extraordinary body designed to get us to pay attention and listen to the sensations of pain and pleasure. A body designed to function best by saying, “yes” to pleasure, and “no” to pain.

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By Debbie Rosas | October 30, 2014

One of my mom’s friends gave me the best sanitizing advice ever: always carry your old perfume with you and use it to sanitize public toilet seats. I do. Actually, I even do this in my friends' homes.

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By Debbie Rosas | October 29, 2014

Touch, it’s unnerving, at times scary, healing, and one of the most important things you can do to sustain a healthy relationship. “Touch is the first language we learn and remains our richest means of emotional expression throughout life.”

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By Debbie Rosas | October 29, 2014

Listening to healing sound vibration naturally alters the vibration of consciousness in ways that reduce stress, and leave you feeling peaceful, centered, and energized.

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By Debbie Rosas | October 27, 2014

MOVE OF THE MONTH: Touching

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By Debbie Rosas | October 27, 2014

I slough, buff, brush, cleanse, tone, and moisturize, but despite my best efforts, there are some things my skin is just going to do, like sag. Why? Because skin loves to grow. It doesn’t seem to matter how educated I am, or what my financial or social status is, my skin is going to grow!

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By Lynett Putterman | October 22, 2014

In this story, I'd like to share something very important about Nia, especially for instructors. I'm a black belt from Chicago and have been teaching five classes a week since 2002. On June 21...

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By Sophia Smith | September 30, 2014

It's particularly good for the morale, when women have been through undermining and dispiriting times, as it allows for a quintessentially feminine expression in a supportive environment.

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By Debbie Rosas | September 30, 2014

This month, we’re featuring Nia Sounds from the workout Unplugged. What’s the sound? Beat and rhythm, the perfect vibration to grab your spirit and get you moving from the ground up. Liste...

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By Debbie Rosas | September 30, 2014

Nothing quite matches the moves that come to life when the simplicity of sound comes from the voice of the drum. Primal, captivating, stirring; drumming is the universal language of life. MOVE OF THE MONTH: UNDULATION

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By Debbie Rosas | September 30, 2014

Help us celebrate people who deserve to be honored for their greatness. Who do you nominate?

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By Holly Nastasi | September 30, 2014

Sarah Ramirez, Nia Black Belt, is a Sacred Athlete among us, inspiring many with her passion and vision for change in Tulare County, CA. Sarah has been spotlighted through CNN Heroes and was featured on Morning Edition on NPR. Can you guess which Nia principle has helped to shape and inspire Sarah's dream of health equity and social change?

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By Debbie Rosas | September 30, 2014

Who’s in charge? Me? My body? The answer is we both are—we’re partners. The faster you understand that life in a body is all about “we”, not “me”, the better life in your body will be for you and your body.

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By Debbie Rosas | August 8, 2014

Discover the intricate power of small and simple. Regain natural grace. Learn how to create dynamic ease and whole body conditioning using the energy personality of the amazing work of Moshe Feldenkra...

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By Debbie Rosas | August 6, 2014

I have read hundreds of articles and books on the body, sex, sensuality, and sexuality. I've studied tantric practices, communication, movement, martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, and no matter where I go to learn how to “get it on” with life, I always come back to the best teacher: my body.

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By Jason Allen Griffin | July 21, 2014

For the past four years, I’ve been what I call a Vagabond Nia Teacher. Every few months, I pack up the car and, with my dog, River, take a long drive to somewhere in the USA, teaching Nia classe...

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By Brezina Kinga | July 21, 2014

Have you ever been to Hungary? No? You should do it at least once in your lifetime! You will be surprised when you arrive to Budapest, the capital city of this East-Central-European country....

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By Gail Condrick, Nia Faculty White Belt Trainer | July 21, 2014

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...

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By Debbie Rosas | July 21, 2014

Feel effortless, creative, powerful, flowing, wild, introspective, playful, expansive, peaceful, quick, sexy, joyful, spontaneous, healing, direct, open, flexible, light, restful, ageless, forceful, sassy, free, serious, positive, present, balanced... and that's just for starters.

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By Debbie Rosas | July 19, 2014

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.

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