Vala Hudspeth

Getting Younger and Younger at Seventy

As I turn seventy it is a good time to reflect upon my first year of Nia training which encompasses almost 300 classes/hours of dancing Nia. I moved to Boulder a year ago after living overseas fo...

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...

JP Du Plessis

Are You Too Tough To Dance?

I have always considered myself a tough guy, but I recently started Nia - and in the few short months that I’ve been dancing regularly, I’ve learned something new about being tough.You&rsq...

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Debbie Rosas Interview on Body Intelligence

Debbie is interviewed by Mark Metz at The Body Intelligence Summit where she talks about The Body’s Way.  She explains how to gain a deeper understanding and wisdom of the bo...

Call for writers

A Call For Writers

We are currently looking for new and experienced writers with the ability to resonate with our audience.Do you have a passion for writing, informing, educating and even entertaining? Are you a wr...

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2013 Nia Awards

Nia is more than fitness. It's a lifestyle that is shared one dance at a time. It changes people's lives forever. The Nia awards celebrates men and women who have dedicated their lives to b...

Heart power

The Hidden Power of The Heart

“If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” ― Leo TolstoyMake a fist. This is about the size of your heart....

Moira Leu 5 oclock News

Nia on the 5 O'clock News

Iowa News Spotlights Nia as Weekly Workout Moira Leu, a Nia teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, gets the feature on her local news channel. Watch the video broadcast and read the article below.&...

Scotland Dancing

Nia Teams with Get Scotland Dancing

UK Nia Teachers have joined forces with Scotland’s National “Get Scotland Dancing” campaign. This campaign aims to get more people dancing than ever before and has created ...

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Love on the Streets

It's February and that means Valentine's Day is around the corner in America. We at Nia realize that not every country celebrates Valentine's Day, but eveyone can celebrate love.We took Ni...

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NiaSounds Presents: An Intimate Recital with Shannon Day

Enjoy the sultry sounds of Shannon Day, an accomplished musician, performer, and producer. She sings her song "Free" unplugged, from the NiaSounds album Velvet.This intimately...

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NiaSounds presents: Solovox

Enjoy this compelling interview with Carl “Solovox” Tietze; producer, composer, NiaSounds recording artist, and one-man synthesizer magician. Carl invited us to his house for an intim...

Yes

The Year of Saying "Yes!"

One of the most important aspects of a Nia workout is choosing pleasure over pain. It's about joyful sensations and listening to the wisdom of your body, which allows you to create a str...

kaycheri

The Vital Ingredient to Youth

Wherever I go, I am asked what it is that keeps me so flexible, fit, and intellectually sharp at my advanced chronological age. I was born January 13, 1933, but most people think I'm much younger....

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Feeling Stuck? Move Different This Year

A hip-hop dancer, a ballet dancer, and a tango dancer all walk into a room. They are challenged to cross genre and dance in a new way. Why? because new movement changes old habits. Nia’s...

Slow Down and Get More Done

Slow Down and Get More Done

Time either flies or walks depending on what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. Do you get swept away by multi-tasking to-do lists, texts, ‘must-dos,' tweets and updates?...

Seattle Nia

Nia Seattle, Alive, Aligned and Thriving!

“Collaboration brings with it a spirit of peace and oneness, both of which I hold in high value. Collaboration with my Nia colleagues has brought more joy, peace, ease, and pleasure into my life...

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Nia Class Video - Autonomic Nervous System

Learn how to listen to each part of your body through your nerves, skin, connective tissues, organs, muscles, bones, and joints. The autonomic nervous system communicates to your entire body ...

Happy Holidays

Holiday Greeting From Debbie and Jeff

As we come to the end of the year we have much gratitude. Nia is a force that has been alive for generations and will continue to circulate consciousness and love throughout the world for generatio...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of the Brain

When information enters your body a system vital to the successful operation of your body called the “enteric nervous system” kicks in. This is called the "stomach or gut br...

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Rise Official Trailer

Rise Up and Funk Out This eclectic routine has a mix of Nia moves and music inspired by world fusion, blending funk, jazz, hip-hop and harmonic vocalization. It inspires you to use feel-good s...

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Feeling Official Trailer

Even More than Just A Feeling! Get your nervous system to rock out and rest up at the same time. This dynamic routine conditions the body and nervous system using Nia's 7 Core moves. Feeli...

Holiday Playlist

Holiday Class Routines

The holiday season is the perfect time to use holiday songs to get your classes smiling in the midst of winter stress. It may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for ma...

Bill Stewart Story

Starvation is for Suckers: Eat More Chocolate

During my first year of doing Nia I lost 70 pounds. I’ve now lost a total of 120  pounds, both through movement, and by applying one of Nia’s greatest lessons:  Cookies. (...

Travel Stretch

Holiday Travel: Moves on the Move

Winter holiday travel often includes much standing in lines and lots of sitting still in planes, trains, and automobiles. Luckily, Nia movements can make traveling flowing and fun. Use these adjusted ...

Cookie Eater

Enjoy the Feast: Go with the Flow

‘Tis the season to be frantic, frazzled and tempted by turkey - lots of turkey topped with gravy, cheese, and sour cream. The holidays are the time we eat more, not just because of delicious tre...

JP du Plessis

Magic on the Mountain: Dancing Back to Life

Once upon a time, two people fell in love with a mountain, so they left the big city and went to live on its slopes. Now it just so happens that one was a photojournalist, and the other, a maverick ma...

Phil Wilber

Shoulder Pain Disappears After 4 Weeks of Nia

Philip Wilber’s story begins when he had to give up his hobby of playing golf due to a frozen shoulder. At that same time, three of his best friends died. The idea of death got him thinking that...

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U Official Trailer

Enjoy the extended version of U!   Stances, kicks and foot techniques get your heart pounding in this stimulating routine by Ann Christiansen. U conditions the base of your...

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Official Bailando Trailer

The heat just went up! Get an extended look! Bring your hips, head, and heart into every move with this full and official trailer for Adelle Brewer’s exciting 2013 Routine, availabl...

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More Than A Feeling

Get a glimpse of the Feeling routine coming to a class near you soon! Feeling gets your whole core moving. Graceful rhythms arouse the nervous system inspiring you to let loose ...

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"Rise" and Shine

Get a glimpse of the Rise routine coming to a class near you soon! This new eclectic routine has a mix of Nia moves. It inspires you to use the four H’s: head, hands, heart and Hara.&nbs...

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Get Ready To Love U

Check out the sneak peak of the upcoming "U" routine and download the album. Spring load your joints and enjoy the harmonic flow as you get to know the real you. This album's contagio...

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Let’s Dance: New Routine Album Bailando

Check out the sneak peak of the upcoming Bailando routine and download the album.  Bring your hips, head, and heart into every move with this lively mix of Latin inspired grooves and rhythms. ...

Rolf and Renee

Mantra Meets Movement

The Magic of Nia and Transcendental Meditation We first saw a Nia demo in 2001 in Eugene, Oregon at a street fair. There were about eight people dancing barefoot in a tight circle on a concrete sid...

Comfort Zone Buster

Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone

It's important to push the boundaries of our comfort zones, and when we do, it can be scary.  But what is our "comfort zones" exactly? Nia, unlike many movement or fitn...

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Groove Armada Grooves on Touch Album

Groove Armada's Grammy nominated video Superstylin' is another example of how funky this band can be. Their song Edge Hill is also super, and stylin', and can be heard on our new albu...

Brain Gut Power

Think Twice: Brain and Gut Power

If you think the best way to make choices is to think your way through them, think again. You have two sources of brain-power: one in your head, the other in your stomach. Got a stomach ache? But...

Touch

Touch: Digital Download Available Now

Touch tantalizes your soul inside and out, vibrating with uptempo thick beats that alchemically blends raw instrumentation and synthesized sound. The best part: you can downlo...

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Groovin ' 92

In 1992 Bill Clinton became US President, Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-lot was the summer hit, The Golden Girls won an Emmy, and this was the new Nia Routine....

Bustin Moves, Saving Boobs Button

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make a difference!

Self-care and self-love are touchstones of the Nia practice that support us in taking steps to protect our health. The Nia Technique has a strong healing component, especially when we are in need. The...

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3 Remarkable Weight Loss Stories

The following stories include massive weigh loss from three Nia users. In their own words they tell us about the journey of awakening and transformation that goes deeper than just losing weight. Th...

Timeless Movement

Timeless Dance Moves

Do you remember raising the roof or doing the hokey-pokey? What about the twist? Dance moves can be timeless, everlasting, and ageless (okay perhaps the moonwalk might belong to 1985, but it’s p...

Knockout

It’s a Knockout: The Votes Are in

On September 24th we held a friendly competition between Jeff and Paul regarding pre-order custom fabric made for NiaWear. Those that voted “no” had to email Paul. Those that liked th...

Stuart CD

NiaSounds Announces First Independent Release, "Stuart"

Congratulations to Jeff “Stuart” Stewart, President of Nia Technique, for releasing his first album. With intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, and powerful arrangements, this music take...

Junaline

Breaking New Ground on a Global Dance Floor: How I became the first Nia teacher in Beirut, Lebanon

I discovered Nia early 2012 on a late night Youtube watching spree. What I saw amazed me: movement that was easy, joyful, flowing and synchronized, drawn from the martial arts, healing arts and dance ...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Nerves

Become aware your body is a human energy field.  Learn how to listen to your nerves and answer back to them as they relate to The Body’s Way, emotion, and movement of en...

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Why I do Nia

Beth's story of how Nia has changed her and what she knows it can do for you!...

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Spectacle de Danse du Marais

Check out this fantastic video of Regine Petit performing with Nia dancers at Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione de Paris. You'll catch a glimpse of some choreography and music from an upcoming routine by Ann C...

Bob Brockman

Bob Brockman: Helping Cancer Patients Feel Better with Nia

“The purpose of life is not only to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Wald...