Nicole Teed

Never Underestimate a Pregnant Woman

The following post was written by Nicole Teed, who takes Nia classes from Christina and Bill Stewart at Spirit Moves in Charleston, South Carolina. I went to Nia Saturday morning, the dawn of t...

2011 Debbie Rosas

Help Survivors of Japan's Earthquake by Making a Mercy Corps Donation!

Help Nia reach our $10,000 fundraising goal to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of Japan's earthquake and tsunami survivors. Click here to donate via our Mercy Corps fundraisi...

2011 News Release - Toronto

Canadians of all fitness levels invited to experience the joy of movement through a sensory-based practice called Nia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - On April 1-3, 2011, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Black Belt Kevin VerEecke will be teaching Nia master classes at Wu Xings...

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Awareness of Breath: Tracking the Tide of Life

This month marks the beginning of Nia's new educational course of study, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. Before diving into this month's focus, Awareness of Breath, read Debbie Rosas' p...

2011 WISH Summit

Women's International Summit for Health

Many months ago in April of 2010, I got a call from the beautiful and talented Tera Warner. A passionate online entrepreneur, she created The Raw Divas as a means of building an international commu...

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Becoming a Sensation Scientist: Course Introduction

Welcome to Nia’s continuing education course, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. In this course, you will learn to research The Body's Way to develop body literacy, or the ability to &...

Allison Wright

Traveling in Directions – Science and Philosophy of the 52 Moves of Nia

The following post is written by Nia Black Belt Teacher and Next Generation Trainer Allison Wright, and first appeared on Allison's blog at allisonwrightsblog.wordpress.com. “There ar...

Lynett Putterman

Nia On The "High-Rise"

Lynett Putterman has been teaching Nia since 2002 in Chicago, Illinois and Chesterton, Indiana.   I have presented Nia at a nursing school, a center for victims of torture, a Gilda’s...

Glen Graves

Witnessing a Sensation Scientist

Last night at Helen Terry’s RanchONia in Houston, Texas, I had the pleasure of taking a class from a new Green Belt teacher, Glen Graves. I came to Houston for my Awakening the New Feminine S...

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Announcing the 2010 Nia Awards and 2011 Course of Study!

This February, I'm excited to introduce this year's course of study: "Becoming a Sensation Scientist." We'll be focusing on developing body literacy, by closely observing...

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Nia Trainer of the Year 2010

Presented to Winalee Zeeb...with Dolphin Joy! We created another new award this year, as a way to honor members of the Nia Faculty who have blown us away with their passion, skill, dedication, ...

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Nia Teacher of the Year 2010

Presented to Mario Reinthaler  Nia Black Belt Teacher The close of 2010 marks the third year Nia has presented the "Nia Teacher of the Year Award." In 2008, we presented t...

Joe Terry

Nia Livelihood Award 2010

Presented to Joe Terry Two years ago, we presented the first "Nia Teacher of the Year Award," to recognize teachers who truly shine in embodying and sharing the joy of Nia. This year ...

Laura Mabe

What is Nia?

The following article is written by Laura Mabe, and first appeared on Swing Into My Walk Space. On Friday I found myself back on 10th and Yamhill in downtown Portland. I was sent on a miss...

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Thank You

The following post was written by Amanda Coleman, who is a Nia White Belt graduate, licensed massage therapist and SOMA practitioner.  To Debbie, team NiaHQ, Nia teachers everywhere,&...

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Select community members invited to celebrate the grand opening of a new movement arts center created through recent alliance between Nia Technique and Conduit Dance in Portland, Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Friday, January 13, 2011 – On the evening of Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Nia Technique and Conduit Dance will celebrate their recent allian...

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Nia Instructor Spotlight: Jill Pagano

The following post is written by Nia Teacher Gretchen Musgrove of Seattle, WA. It was first published on her Blissful Fitness blog.  Earlier this month I met Nia Instructor Jill Pagan...

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Largest Nia DanceBreak Filmed in Portland, Oregon!

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Nia teachers and students danced in Directors Park to "No Quiero Nada Mas" by Sancti Spiritus, which is a featured track on the NiaSounds CD "Aya."...

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Closing 2010... Opening 2011!

It’s that time of year again when I give thanks for all that has happened and cast the future of Nia into the next year. I love this part of the year. It’s a time when I go into...

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That's My Girl

The following article is written by freelance writer and author Jenny Block, and first appeared on Radical Self-Care at MoveStudio.wordpress.com. “It’s like your whole body is awake...

Year-End Specials 2010

$500 Discounts and Other Year-End Specials

To celebrate an amazing 2010 at Nia International Headquarters, and the arrival of the new year, we’re offering the following specials: A $500 discount on all intensive trainings co-t...

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The Bears are Here!

We were a little worried the other day when we couldn't find Debbie anywhere. Then we realized she was actually in the room, hanging out with the newest shipment of Nia bears. In case you misse...

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Nia Jackets for Winter - On Sale Now!

Stay warm this winter with a fleece-lined, zip-front, black Nia jacket – on sale for only $88 while supplies last.* It features adjustable Velcro straps at the wrists, a cinch, pull-tab to al...

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Pleasure 101: Education for Every Body!

“Joy naturally seduces the body to breathe fully and deeply, oftentimes culminating in laughter, which is to the body like an orgasm.” —Alexander Lowen, M.D., Bioenergetics ...

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Sneak Peek of Debbie's New Routine

Been hearing murmurs about a new routine? It's true. Debbie has been busier than usual – if you can imagine that – working on "Vibe." The release date is yet to be determi...

DanceBreak 2010

Nia students and teachers invite the Portland community to the largest Nia dancebreak in the world

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – The largest Nia DanceBreak in the world is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00PM in Di...

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I Weep

The following article is written by freelance writer and author Jenny Block, and first appeared on Radical Self-Care at MoveStudio.wordpress.com.  It wasn’t the kind of class I would...

Debbie Hero

Creating a Sacred Livelihood for Yourself and for the World

“Dance along with me, for the best is yet to be!” A new consciousness is emerging in and around us—a wave of awareness affecting everything we do in life and in business. I be...

2010 Press - Release 10-13

How Nia's cultivating a worldwide community of more than 50 trainers, 9,000 teachers and countless students with its international training program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – Meeting the growing demand for a more complete approach to wellness is the Nia Next Generation Trainer (N...

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Cultivating Comfort with X-Ray Anatomy

In Nia, we pride ourselves on cultivating comfort and pleasure—I personally have been called a "Pleasure Revolutionary." It’s true! I believe cultivating pleasure is one of th...

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Four Ways The Nia Livelihood Membership Package Can Enrich Your Life

If you’ve only taken the Nia White Belt Training, you may not know that you’ve just barely touched on an entire movement lifestyle practice. So to help you go deeper – and to disc...

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StudioNia Fundraising Event for Pakistan a Huge Success

Just this past Friday, StudioNia (the Nia International Training Center) hosted its "Dance Jam for Pakistan," which raised more than $500 to help the 20 million people affected by the flo...

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The Only Thing Missing Was a New Guitar

There is, has been, and will continue to be so much going on here at HQ—in the life of Nia and in my life. I am very excited to be a part of this moment. For so much of my time with for N...

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Join us at the 2010 Inner IDEA Conference

We’re counting down the days until we attend the world's leading wellness event, the 2010 Inner IDEA Conference, held September 23-26 at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, ...

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"Psychology Today" talks about Nia

In an article on Psychology Today, Alan Fogel (Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City) discusses the benefits of movement with body sense awareness. He states, "Ca...

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Testimonials Update

Testimonials have been updated to have more structure. They are now in the format of question and answer, and now anyone can submit their own testimonial by clicking on the Share you Nia Story butt...

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A Fantastic Video of Debbie's Trip to Paris, France

On July 17, 2010, the French and international Nia community welcomed Debbie in Paris. Here, Debbie taught a Nia class to more than 40 Nia teachers and students from France, Belgium, Sweden, F...

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How You Can Help Nia Provide Flood Relief For Pakistan

With your generosity and the dedication of Mercy Corps, we can help the 20 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan. Donate using Nia's fundraising page on the Mercy Corps website...

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Walking Upright with All Four Paws ~ White Belt Principle 9

This month we are focusing on White Belt Principle 9, The Upper Extremities of the Body. For those of you just joining us: This is one of the 13 principles of the White Belt, Nia's first level ...

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A Story About Nia Helping Brain Injury Survivors at Jodi House in Santa Barbara, California

The letter below is from Carmen Finn, who had been given a 3 percent chance to survive by her doctors at UCLA. She is currently taking Nia classes at Jodi House, and says, “We at Jodi House a...

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Determined to Dance!

July 24, 2010 Hi Debbie:  This is Holly from Tucson. I had an incredible morning that I want to share with you. Earlier today I went to teach my regular Saturday morning Nia class...

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Behind the Scenes of a New Routine Called R1

The journey of creating a routine is just that – a journey. While my process over the years has remained fairly consistent, it has also evolved as a result of small tweaks that go along with ...

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Share Your Nia Story by Submitting a Testimonial

Just yesterday we added a new feature to the homepage of our website, which allows you to conveniently share your Nia story. Submitting a testimonial is probably one of the best ways to express the...

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We Love Black Belts

We captured some beautiful photographs of aspiring Black Belts training at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon this week. It's hard not to be inspired by such an incredible group. The Black Belt repr...

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A Movement Break at the Next Generation Trainer Program Kickoff Event

A lot is happening at StudioNia – the studio at Nia International Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. As part of the three-day kickoff event for a new ten-month program led by Debbie Rosas, thi...

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How the demand for a more meaningful and complete approach to wellness is being met by a growing movement lifestyle practice

Get ready to retire the treadmill workout permanently, because Nia has some big plans to share at its three-day event that begins August 12th at Nia International Headquarters. Led by Nia Co-F...

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Unleashing Feeling, Healing and Expression with White Belt Principle 8

When you watch a Nia class, it is clear every person is bringing something unique to the dance. Yes, the choreography is the same, yet each pelvis, chest and head seems to be dancing to a different...

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The Nia Technique, featured in "Moods Magazine," is credited with being an integral part of wellness plan for bipolar disorder and anorexia

In the Spring 2010 issue of Moods Magazine, Nia is described as a “mood stabilizer” by Speech-Language Pathologist Jennifer Hicks, who has bipolar disorder. “I have learned to...

Jennifer Hicks, Nia Technique

The Nia Technique, featured in "Moods Magazine," is credited with being an integral part of wellness plan for bipolar disorder and anorexia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR – Wednesday, July 7, 2010 – The Nia Technique, the third largest mind-body practice in the world, is described as a “mood stabilizer” ...

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Nia Technique Green Belt Trainings in Montgomery, Texas, Charlottesville, Virginia, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hamburg, Germany, and Sussex, United Kingdom are now open for registration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR -- Tuesday, July 1, 2010 -- Those who wish to hone their Nia teaching skills can now register for one of ten Green Belt Trainings. Nia Trainer Helen Terry wil...