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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...

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Benefits of Bare Feet Exposed

Over time, reliance on workout shoes weakens the feet. If you’re a long time aerobics student, or runner, you may hesitate to take off your shoes. The myth still exists that you are never suppos...

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Experience Nia: Sounding

Heidi Koenigsmann, a Zumba teacher, explains her profound experience at Nia's 52 moves class during the Sounding portion of the class....

Penny Adams

Nia Teacher Shines with Prosthetic Leg and Finds New Meaning to Health and Fitness

I grew up in a large family in the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand. When I was born, the lower part of my left leg had not developed correctly. By 10 months old I was wearing an artificial leg. ...

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Looking Good Never Felt Better

It’s written all over their faces. Watch how the new Nia Brown Belts shine as they tell us about their recent training. One thing is obvious, Nia is guaranteed to make you smile wider, have...

Moving to Heal

Moving to Heal

"My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconscious is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our souls ...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Fingers, Hands + Wrist

Become aware of the fingers, hands and wrist joints as they relate to The Body’s Way, emotion, movement of energy, and the relationship to the Chakras. Join founder Debbie Rosas and...

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30 Years: Changing Lives

In this inspiring video founder Debbie Rosas and President Jeff Stewart share their thanks in celebrating Nia’s 30th anniversary. It includes a touching story from a Nia instructor who resolved ...

Celebrate 30 Years

Turning 30 Never Felt So Good!

Thank you to the heroes who have carried the voice of Nia into her 30th year. Let’s celebrate! Let’s shimmy, shake, step, sink and rise. Let’s kick, push and pull, and sing the p...

Book Recommendations

2 Favorite Books

Aikido Basics Prior to inventing the Nia Technique, I practiced Tae Kwon Do which teaches you to resist forces. Aikido is very different. Aikido is about grace, grounding, relaxing, awareness, cen...

Barefootin

Barefootin’: An Essential Element for Health and Healing

Think about this: your foot is a masterful network of 35 joints and 28 bones held together by 120 ligaments and activated by at least 20 muscles. Over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot are constantly s...

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NiaSounds

Jeff Stewart, President of Nia, tells us about the uniqueness of NiaSounds and how important the music is for each routine. He also tells us how he wrote a personal letter to Moby, which launched Nia...

Casey Bernstein Dancing

Nia has Profound Affect on Alzheimer Patients and Healing Populations

I was exposed to Nia in 1988 in Syracuse, NY through Dani Riposo. She had just attended the IDEA fitness conference where Debbie and Carlos had presented Nia for the first time. It was at the peak of ...

Kathy Wolstenholme

Movement that Touches the World

Many years ago Kathy Wolstenholme sat with Carlos and I in Portland, Oregon asking to become a Nia trainer. She wanted to take Nia to Cape Town, South Africa. This was a place so far away from my real...

Top 10 NiaSounds CDs - Summer 2013

Current Top Ten NiaSounds

One of the most compelling elements of all Nia workouts are their soundtracks. Here is a list of the top ten NiaSounds that trainers around the world love the most. R1: takes you on a journey ...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Forearm Bones

Immerse yourself in this month’s continuing education focus: Sensing spiraling and awareness in forearm bones. Healthy forearm bones are sensed as strong, stable, mobile, and free to spiral. Thi...

Awareness of Forearm Bones - Sensing Spiraling

Awareness of Forearm Bones - Sensing Spiraling

By design the forearm bones spiral over each other. One forearm bone, the ulna, lies on the little finger side of your forearm. The second forearm bone, and the smaller of the two forearm bones, is th...

Vibe - The Class Experience DVD + CD

THE NIA TECHNIQUE ANNOUNCES NEW “VIBE” WORKOUT DVD

FEATURING WELL-KNOWN MUSIC ARTISTS. “Vibe” is a brand new DVD and workout released by the Oregon-Based Nia Technique, Inc. Starring founder Debbie Roasas, The DVD features tracks by Mo...

Celebrate 30 Years

You’re Invited To Our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Free Classes All Day! Flash Mob! And Birthday Party! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27th as we celebrate our 30th birthday at StudioNia in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festivities kick ...

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Share Your Stories With Video: Toast and Roast Us!

Remember Us in Spandex 30 years ago? Do you have a funny story that happened to you at Nia? Perhaps you had a profound moment while you were dancing? We are putting together a video compil...

Nia Goddess

The Voice of Nia

My name is Nia. For thousands of generations I have been circulating consciousness and love throughout the world. I am coded to be of service to people, plants, animals, the mountains, winds, r...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Elbow

Immerse yourself in this month’s continuing education focus: Sensing Precision in the Elbow. Join Nia Trainer, Helen Terry and the graceful dancers at Soma Ranch in Montgomery, Texas, for a sti...

Awareness of Elbow - Sensing Precision

Awareness of Elbow - Sensing Precision

Mastering the Sensation of Moving the Elbow Joint This month we’re exploring the elbow joint, a shallow hinge joint formed by your upper arm bone; the humerus and your two forearm bones; the...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Upper Arm Bone

Immerse yourself in this month’s continuing education focus: Sensing Direction in the Upper Arm Bone. Join Nia Trainer, Kelle Rae Oien and the enthusiastic dancers at StudioNia Santa Fe for an i...

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National Dance Week Nia Flash Mob

What better way to Celebrate Nia’s 30th Anniversary and National Dance Week than with a Dance in the Park? On Saturday, April 27th, park goers at Portland’s, Director’s Park wer...

Awareness of Upper Arm Bone - Sensing Direction

Awareness of Upper Arm Bone - Sensing Direction

This month’s focus, the upper arm bones, is particularly fascinating. The upper arm bones attached to the shoulder and elbow joints are structurally designed to serve you in practical and creati...

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Experience the Magic of Nia Dance As you Celebrate National Dance Week

Restore, revitalize and invigorate your senses through Music, Movement and Self-Expression. Nia is the dance of Body, Mind and Spirit. The perfect blend of Form and Freedom. Join us for a special Nia...

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Loss Within Our Community – Celebrating the Life of Haviva (Vivi) Kraft

I remember taking a bath one night and bursting out in tears. I became aware of the many people I am privileged to know, and the number of deaths I will be a part of. I cried from the depth of my bein...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Shoulder Joint

Travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for an informative and invigorating Nia class with Kelle Rae Oien, Nia Training Faculty member. Join the dancers of Studio Nia Santa Fe as they are guided by Kelle throu...

Debbie Rosas Inspiring Women Summit 2013

Change Your Life, Change the World; Join Debbie for the 4th Annual Inspiring Women Summit

Get inspired to Wake Up, Step Up, reclaim your Feminine Essence and offer it back into the world in a much bigger way. Do you feel change and growth coming? Are you looking for the inspiration to ...

Awareness of Shoulder Joint - Sensing Freedom

Awareness of Shoulder Joint - Sensing Freedom

For this month's focus on the shoulder joint, we're excited to feature Jayne Mielo and Holly Curtis from the Nia Training Faculty. Be sure to register for the April 1st telecourse with Nia Co...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Shoulder Girdle

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas Nia livelihood members and students at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon. Focused on cultivating an awareness of your shoulder g...