Awareness of Connective Tissue: Sensing Integration

Awareness of Connective Tissue: Sensing Integration

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

Julie Flygare

Taking Risks & Discovering Nia

Julie earned her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. At age 24, she was diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy during her second year of law school.This story fir...

Awareness of Movement

Awareness of Movement: Sensing Stimulation

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

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12 Tips to Make Every Nia Class Magnificent for the Body and Mind

From the music that makes us groove (downtempo, world, reggae, electro-acoustic, jazz, rock) to the clothes that make us feel free to the workouts that let us dance from our hearts, Nia is so much mor...

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New Nia Photo Gallery

After a beatiful evening spent celebrating our latest line of NiaWear at StudioNia, we've been crafting a new photo gallery where you can browse all kinds of images from Nia, purchase prints,...

Awareness of Thinking

Awareness of Thinking: Sensing Perception

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

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Nia Magic Touches Fiji

This post is written by Teresa K. Myers, who is a Brown Belt certified Nia teacher based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She discovered Nia six years ago after an exhaustive search for an exercise routine she...

Alissa Lesperance

An Interview with Yoga Teacher Alissa Lesperance

Alissa is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, bellydancer and Schwinn Indoor Cycle instructor. She is certified through YogaFit and the American Council on Exercise. Students can take yoga cla...

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A Tour of StudioNia in Portland, Oregon

If you've never been to a Nia training at StudioNia, the Nia International Training Center in Portland, Oregon, this video tour led by NGT Allison Wright is for you! StudioNia is located on the f...

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New 5 Stages Trainings in Australia and New Zealand

Nia Trainer Laurie Bass has just added two new 5 Stages Trainings to her 2012 calendar! The first will be held in Byron Bay, Australia on January 13-15, 2012. The second will take place in Auckland, N...

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Nia at Esalen

If you've never been to Esalen Institute, which is situated on 27 acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind, this is your chance to explore Nia at...

Awareness of Emotion

Awareness of Emotion: Sensing the Vibration of Mood

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

Jule-Aguirre

A Lesson from Zorba the Greek: Movement as a Path for Psychotherapeutic Healing

Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, is a Nia Next Generation Trainer and Nia 5 Stages practitioner who has been facilitating movement for body-mind integrators, urban athletes and adventurers in wellness f...

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The Tale of Nia in London

This post is written by Dorit Noble, who is a Black Belt Certified Nia Teacher and Next Generation Trainer. Before finding Nia, Dorit was an opera singer and worked with various opera companies in Sou...

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NiaWear to host exclusive fashion show and cocktail party for its fall line of internationally worn active leisurewear at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Monday, August 22, 2011 – On the evening of Sunday, September 11th, 2011, select guests are invited to StudioNia for a NiaWear fashion show to cel...

Nurit

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Sensing the Vibration of Mood

Join us Monday, September 5th, 2011 for a free telecourse with Debbie Rosas and special guest Nurit Yirmiya. This telecourse will focus on emotion, and is a part of our current educational course of ...

Holly Nastasi

Listening to Dance Through Life

This post is written by Black Belt Certified Nia Trainer Holly Nastasi. Holly has been facilitating fitness and wellness for others since 1982. She transitioned towards a holistic approach to health...

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Awareness of Hearing: Sensing Sound and Silence

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

Shannon Day

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Sensing Sound and Silence with Shannon Day and James D'Angelo

Join us Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 for a free telecourse with special guest Shannon Day and James D'Angelo. This telecourse will focus on hearing, and is a part of our current educational course o...

Susan McCulley

RESPONSE-ability: A Conversation with Susan McCulley

The following post is written by Denise Stewart who is a writer, actor, coach and teacher. She takes Nia classes from Susan McCulley (pictured right), holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Univ...

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Translate NiaNow.com with Google Translate

Now the Nia website can be translated into nearly 150 languages, thanks to the help of the Google translate tool. Anyone browsing NiaNow.com whose language is set to anything other than English wil...

Faith

Nia and Girls Inc. of NW Oregon Collaborate to Offer Empowerment Program for Girls in the Portland Metro Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Friday, July 8, 2011 – Starting in August, participants of Girls Inc. of NW Oregon’s Girl Power Camp will be attending special Nia cla...

New Nia Store

Launching the New Nia Store

We're proud and excited to announce that the new, online Nia Store is now ready for shoppers! You will notice the main NiaNow.com website boasts a few wonderful changes as well, specifically in...

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Awareness of Smell: Sensing the Aroma of Now

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

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Exploring Tai Chi Chuan with David Vanadia

When you first walk in to David’s Tai Chi Chuan class, you notice a weightlessness in the bright, beautiful studio at Nia Headquarters. The regular students, who vary in age by decades, ...

Ann Brewster

My Journey with Nia

It all started November 2010 when I was feeling very isolated and withdrawn from friends. Suffering badly with distorted body image due to my battle with anorexia, I decided to take a positive step...

David Elliott

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Smell with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Clairaudient Healer David Elliott

Join us Tuesday, July 5, 2011 for a free telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker David Elliott. This telecourse will focus on smell, and is a part of our current education...

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Awareness of Taste: Sensing the Flavor of Pleasure

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

Dr. Shunney

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Taste with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Doctor Aimée Gould Shunney

Join us Monday, June 6, 2011 for a free telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker Doctor Aimée Gould Shunney. This telecourse will focus on taste, and is a part ...

TraceyFenner

What Nia Continuing Education Means to Me

The following post is a copy of a letter to Debbie Rosas written by Nia Teacher Tracey Fenner.  Dear Debbie, I wanted to write a letter to thank you personally for all the work you do ...

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Experience a Week of Nia at Rancho La Puerta

Come to Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico on June 11-18th for a special Nia week with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, Nia Trainers Caroline Kohles and Helen Terry, and Nia Next Gener...

Denise Medved

Nia Trainer Denise Medved Begins a New Journey

Change is afoot, and Denise Medved has decided to step down as part of the Nia training faculty. The good news is, Denise is still teaching Nia, touching bodies and lives in only the way she does: ...

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Most Memorable White Belt Moments: Previous Graduates Share Their Thoughts

"I like to think that my White Belt Training with Denise was the very first initiation into a new me and a new life. The sense of self-awareness, calm and the camaraderie with my Nia sisters I...

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Awareness of Touch: Sensing the Physical World

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

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Keeping the Joy

The following post is written by Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin, a White Belt certified Nia teacher in Georgia. The story first appeared on journeyisdestination.wordpress.com. Over ten years ago, I...

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Nia Blossoms in the Catskill Mountains

Lyn Koutcher is a Blue Belt certified Nia Teacher and Lori Lynn Meader is a Black Belt certified Nia Teacher. On the weekend of March 25-27, 2011, a group of amazing women and men gathered to j...

Allison Wright

Life As Art - Altering our Perception to Sense Beauty

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. Allison's perso...

Marilyn Wong

My Experience at the FAB Training with Debbie Rosas

When I first considered doing this training, I was concerned about my lack of Nia teaching experience, even though it was a FAB training - [designed] For All Belts. I loved the idea of being part o...

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Reflections on the Toronto FAB Training

The Nia FAB Choreography & 52 Moves Training was created to bring all belts under the same roof, hence the term FAB (which stands for For All Belts). The first Nia FAB was in Portland, OR with ...

Gil Hedley

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Touch with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Somanaut Gil Hedley

Join us Monday, May 2, 2011 for a free telecourse call with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker Gil Hedley, founder of Integral Anatomy Productions and Somanautics Workshops. This telecou...

Gretchen Musgrove and Susan Tate

Nia Instructor Spotlight: Susan Tate

The following post is written by Nia Teacher Gretchen Musgrove of Seattle, WA. It was first published on her Blissful Fitness blog. Susan Tate is a Black Belt certified Nia teacher, the director of...

AlexisMulhauser

Awareness of Sight: Sensing Light

For this month's continuing education focus, Awareness of Sight, we're pleased to feature four masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Here's what they have to say about deve...

Allison Wright

White Belt Principle 5: Awareness and Living in the Mystery of the "Now"

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. Allison's perso...

Debbie Rosas, Teaching Nia Technique

Debbie Rosas will be at Omega Institute in July 2011!

Looking to heal, condition and tranform your body to live the life of your dreams? Come connect with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas for her first trip to Omega in Rhinebeck, New York from July 15-17, ...

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 &...