The Power of Desire

If you haven’t taken your Nia Brown Belt Training yet, I recommend that you do it…and as soon as you can! The whole concept of Choice and Manifestation from Principle 9 really works, and ...

Realizing My Childhood Dream

Nia came to me as a present never expected! I met Nia in 2002 in the US, in San Antonio, Texas at a Health Club while I was training for my regular triathlon. Ever since then I’ve danced Nia at ...

The Trend is the Coffee Can Revolution

“What have you come here to do with your life? You can choose to ignore that question, or you can pursue it.  And the pursuit is the beginning of the journey. The Hero’s Journey&rdquo...

Dating Magic - 5 Little Tips

May is “Date Your Mate Month.” The intention of course, is to put energy into strengthening your primary relationship. Studies show that having healthy, close relationships will increase o...

The Trend is Toward Change

Shift happens.  There's no way around it.  The universe is designed to be responsive, adaptive and constantly changing.  Our bodies are microcosms of the macrocosm.  On a cellu...

Let Go of Fear to Create the Change You Want

"I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway." Taylor Swift  On Mother’s Day, Taylor Swift shared that her greatest fear was losing her mother, who was diagnosed with...

Mothering The Mother Within

I have learned one of the most important credos any woman can follow is to “mother the mother within”. This mothering begins by being honest with yourself, by getting to know yourself, and...

Honoring My Mother

Everything I needed to know in life about being a woman, I learned from my body and my mother. The wisdom and gifts associated with being a woman, in a woman's body has taught me to embrace life a...

Sharing A Gift Beyond Measure ~ Nia in China

In April of 2015, I had the thrill of visiting Beijing and teaching the third Nia White Belt Intensive in China. Trainees from around the world stepped-in: Spain, Venezuela, England, Holland, Finland,...

Kids Love Nia Too!

Recently, I taught 3 back to back classes at what is often considered Houston's top Montesorri School. I showed up Relaxed, Alert and Waiting(RAW), with nothing specific prepared. With 10 minutes ...

Feeling the Joy in Paris

 …We just had an incredible week with our 22 White Belt trainees in Paris, teaching in a yoga and dance studio in the artist quarter of Bastille/Marais. Kathleen even came from Sweden to b...

Today's Trend is toward (Not) Moving

“Sitting has become the new smoking.”  According to Wikipedia's "Exercise Trends" entry, there is a worldwide trend away from movement and exercise, and toward a se...

Movement is the Mother of Fitness

There are infinite ways to be a mother beyond bearing a child. Bringing forth the creative spark of love; nurturing and caring for the gift of life. This is what it means to be a mother.  Motheri...

La Dolce Vita di Nia in Italia

In 2005, I was a passionate Nia Blue Belt who was living and teaching Nia in Hamburg- Nia’s European capital. Nia was, and still is, infused in my life. I felt at the right place at the right ti...

The Trend is Redefining Beauty

"[Beauty is] …the sound of anyone singing her heart out in the shower!"  Kelly Clarkson   Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but that eye can be heavily inf...

Aging with Youthfulness

Aging is something that every “body” has to deal with. But times have changed, and the way we age has changed too. There is truth in the popular sayings about age. Age is just a number. Yo...

Bunny + Me

I’ve spent years in therapy. I’ve got shelves of self-help books. I’ve written some. Why? I’m a Nia sensation scientist dedicated to mastering the art of living in the body. Wh...

Today's Trend: Sustainability

Sustainable.  We hear the term on nearly a daily basis in regard to our environment, economics, politics and culture.  But, what does it mean to be sustainable?  In its broadest sense, ...

Choosing the Body's Way

I have been writing a book about the body from the moment I was conceived. I tell myself the story that this is why I was conceived, “To help people get into their body to transcend”.Most ...

Last Day

There will always be endings, which is why being in the moment is so important.Saturday was my last day of the ever so precious opportunity to be with anatomist Gil Hedley. My sadness of the last day ...

This Body Spaceship Suit

As I go deep into exploring the body through its anatomy, dissecting layer by layer, I have come to believe the body is the perfect suit, Gucci perfection. The body is the only garment designed to ada...

Earth Day~3 Everyday Ways to Honor the Earth

Imagine you are a child cradled in the womb of your loving Mother. You are loved and accepted, nourished and protected. Now, imagine that cradling support expanding out in all directions. That is how ...

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...