Erika-Ruber

A Powerful Act: The Integration of Nia and Therapy

The following post is written by Erika Ruber, who is a Black Belt certified Nia teacher and LCSW in Portland, Oregon. Today I experienced a beautiful culmination of my paths as Nia teacher and psycho...

Knees

Awareness of Knees: Sensing Opening and Closing

For this month's continuing education focus on knees, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about sens...

DMT-Nia

Dance/Movement Therapy & Nia: More Than Just Dance

This guest post is written by Lori Lynn Meader and Teresa D’Angelo, and was first published in American Dance Therapy Association's newsletter. Have you ever wondered what dance/m...

Paul-Gould

Upcoming Telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas & Paul Gould

On Monday, August 6th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM PST, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas will be hosting a free telecourse with special guest Paul Gould, who has practice, studied and taught yoga for more than 20 y...

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Paying It Forward

The following post is written by Daniel Curtis (the son of Nia Trainer Holly Nastasi), who suffered a spinal cord injury in May of 2011. Those interested in donating directly to his cause may do so he...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Shinbones

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with other students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on shinbones, this class is practiced to...

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New Directions

This guest story is written by Susan Sloan, who is a Nia teacher and trainer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I followed my passion and became a Nia teacher and trainer. I have been a recruitment...

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Awareness of Shinbones: Sensing Vertical Precision

For this month's continuing education focus, shinbones, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about se...

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Teaching Nia to Kids at StudioNia

This guest post is written by Tahirih Silcock, who is a Nia teacher based in Portland, Oregon. I started my Nia practice a little more than a year ago and had no idea the blessings yet to come. ...

Colorado-Fires

Send Your Support to the Nia Community in Colorado

This guest post is written by Loretta Milo, who is a Nia trainer and teacher based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Today, I find myself experiencing a full range of emotions, from sadness and grief to...

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Upcoming Nia 5 Stages Trainings in Portland & London

Are you looking for a movement practice that makes your body feel good? Would you like to increase your flexibiltiy? Become more agile and grounded at the same time? Tap into your body's ability t...

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Moving to Heal: Nia Classes for Those with Cancer

I am so thrilled to share this interview, which I created to highlight the women attending our Moving to Heal Nia classes (designed for those in the process of healing from cancer) at StudioNia. Thes...

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Nia as a Lifestyle Practice

This guest post is written by Allison Wright, who is a Nia trainer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. As Ram Das said, "Practice is like a roller coaster. Each new high is usually followed b...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Ankle Joints

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with other students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on ankle joints, this class is practiced...

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Congratulations to Nia Teacher Lynn Gravatt (updated)

The Nia community congratulates Nia Teacher Lynn Gravatt for auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance and getting a feature clip of her interview and audition on tonight's episode, airing Wednes...

JodiHouse-Teachers

How Nia is Helping Brain Injury Survivors at Jodi House in Santa Barbara, CA

Jodi House is a community nonprofit that provides support services, information and programs in a nurturing environment to help brain injury survivors and their families recover and connect to their c...

SophieMarsh

Trust, Risk, Play and Create a Life Worth Living

This post is written by Nia Teacher and Trainer Sophie Marsh, who thrives on sharing her contagious passion for Nia and inspiring people to live authentically. She teaches innovative Nia classes, play...

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Unique Event Combined Nia, Bollywood and Belly Dance Styles to Benefit Indian Cultural Center

Some of Houston’s most passionate movers and shakers, including belly dancers, Bollywood dancers and Nia lovers, came together on May 20, 2012 to raise funds for a tiny yet vibrant cultural cent...

Awareness of Ankles

Awareness of Ankle Joints: Sensing Dynamic Relationships

For this month's continuing education focus, Awareness of Ankle Joints, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have...

DavidSamson

Upcoming Telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas & David Samson

On Monday, June 4th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM PST, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas will be hosting a free telecourse with special guest David Samson, who has been practicing and studying Tai Chi for more than 1...

Elizabeth K

Stepping Into Nia

Elizabeth Kiser is a Brown Belt certified Nia teacher based in Cobourg, Ontario.  I walked into my first Nia Technique class about 10 years ago. It was different from anything else I&r...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Feet

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with other students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on feet, this class is practiced to the ...

Denver-52Moves

Nia 52 Moves Training in Denver, Colorado: July 27-29th

This July, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas is leading a Nia 52 Moves Training at the beautiful Forza Premier Fitness Studio, which is the fitness studio for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Wit...

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Paris, Nia and a Weekend to Remember

Helen Terry is a Nia trainer, teacher, studio co-owner and Nia Retreat Center proprietor based in Montgomery, Texas. She has been devoted to teaching Nia full time since 1993,...

Awareness of Feet

Awareness of Feet: Sensing the Hands that Touch the Earth

Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Creator, says: This month we are researching the feet, which I find to be one of the most amazing parts of anatomy. No other part of the body touches the earth throughout the ...

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Questions & Answers: The Nia 52 Moves Training

I was recently asked, "Why are you opening up the Nia 52 Moves Training to students?" I feel this is an important question to address and share with everyone, so that my intentions are clear...

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Experience a Week of Nia at Rancho La Puerta in May!

Come to Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico on May 26th-June 1st, 2012 for a special Nia week with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, Nia Trainers Winalee Zeeb, Megan MacArthur and Kell...

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One Brag a Day Will Keep the Doctor Away

I am sitting in the Waldorf Astoria, surrounded by old world elegance, with people from all over the world, listening the sounds of life happening in one of the most magical cities in the world: New Y...

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The Nia 52 Moves Training is Now Open to Everybody!

Whether you're a student or a teacher, the Nia 52 Moves Training is designed to help you take your Nia practice to the next level. It includes a pre-training program, a three-day training, and an ...

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Upcoming Telecourse with Aikido Master Miles Kessler

On Monday, May 7th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM PST, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas will be hosting a free telecourse with special guest Miles Kessler. They will spend an hour exploring the foot's relationsh...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Joints

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with other students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on joints, this class is practiced to th...

Yonit-Letter

White Belt Graduates Thank Nia Trainer Yonit Lerner Ofan

This letter was written by White Belt trainees to Nia Trainer Yonit Lerner Ofan, in appreciation of her teaching and guidance. Here we are at the end of our 7th week of the Nia White Belt Training (t...

Inspiring Women Summit

The Inspiring Women Summit 2012

On Tuesday, April 10th, from 12:00-12:30 PM PST, Debbie Rosas will be a speaker for The Inspiring Women Summit 2012, a free, virtual event you can be a part of from the comfort of your living room. T...

Amy Podolsky

Healing Through Listening

Amy Podolsky teaches adult and kid classes at Yoga and Nia for Life in West Concord, MA, and truly aspires to share the same joy, enthusiasm and generosity of spirit that her Nia teachers have so free...

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Awareness of Joints: Sensing Mobility

For this month's continuing education focus, Awareness of Joints, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to sa...

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A Costa Rican Adventure

Wendy Roman is a Black Belt certified Nia teacher and Nia 5 Stages instructor based in Ontario, Canada. Nia continues to give Wendy a creative outlet where she can teach and inspire others to dance th...

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Special Guest Lita Curtis Joins Debbie Rosas for Upcoming Free Telecourse

Join us Monday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM PST for a free telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker Lita Curtis. This telecourse will focus on the topic of joints, and is a part of our ...

MoveMeStudio

Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas to Visit the Birthplace of Nia to Teach at Move Me Studio

Now is the time to plan a mini vacation to Marin County, the place where Nia was first created more than 30 years ago. It's here that pre-registered attendees will have the unique opportunity to t...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Bones

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Teacher Kevin VerEecke, along with other Nia livelihood members and students, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on bones, this class is practiced to the ...

AlexandraCollas

Bringing Nia to Peru: An Interview with Alexandra Collas

The following interview features Nia Teacher Alexandra Collas, who first began practicing Nia in 2006 when she was finishing graduate school at the University of Western Ontario. She is currently...

MoveMeStudio

Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas to Teach Nia Class at Move Me Studio in Marin County, California, the Birthplace of Nia

Marin County residents will have the unique chance to take a Nia class–which draws from the marital arts, dance arts and healing arts–with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas on Thursday, April 5t...

Hawaii Blue Belt

Hawaii Blue Belt Training with Debbie Rosas and Winalee Zeeb

Yes, you read it right: Debbie and Winalee are coming to Honolulu on March 17-23, 2012 to lead a Nia Blue Belt Training! Open to all White Belt graduates, this seven-day experience is all about c...

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A Colorado Nia Jam with Trainer Loretta Milo

Nia jams are just one of the ways people come together to build community around their shared passion for the practice. This jam, led by Nia Trainer Loretta Milo, features 18 Nia teachers and 80+ stud...

Power of the Purse

Support and Empower Today's Youth with Debbie Rosas at Power of the Purse

Reserve your spot at Power of the Purse, happening Friday, March 9th from 5:30-8:30PM at Portland Art Museum! This annual gala benefits the programs and mission of Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon, whi...

Bones

Awareness of Bones: Sensing Alignment

For this month's continuing education focus, Awareness of Bones, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say...

Kathy deWet-Oleson

Paddleboarding & The Nia 52 Moves

Kathy is a Black Belt certified Nia teacher and Nia 5 Stages teacher. She has an M.S. in Exercise Science, a B. A. in Psychology, and currently teaches a variety of group fitness classes, including Ni...

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Join Debbie Rosas on a Transformational Journey to Chichen-Itza, the Great Mayan Ceremonial Center

For a "once-in-thousands-of-years" opportunity, our very own Debbie Rosas will be gathering with other leaders at the high center of Mayan knowledge for the end of the Mayan calendar –...

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Upcoming Nia 5 Stages Training: Five Moves, Two Days, One Amazing Practice

Are you looking for a movement practice that makes your body feel good? Would you like to increase your flexibiltiy? Become more agile and grounded at the same time? Want to tap into your body's a...

JeanneCatherine

My Body & The Nia 52 Moves

Jeanne Catherine is a Nia teacher and trainer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She earned her BA in Dance & Theater from Antioch College and began her personal journey with Nia in 200...

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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Ligaments & Tendons

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with other Nia livelihood members and students, at StudioNia in Portland, OR. Focusing on ligaments and tendons, this class is ...