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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 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,...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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 for Equestrians: A Synchronous Partnership

Randee Fox, pictured right, is a Nia trainer and equestrian educator located in Sammamish, Washington. She is currently creating Nia for Equestrians®. (Photo credit: Chris Sollart) Danc...

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The 2011 Nia Teacher of the Year: Dana Hood

After tallying the votes, we're thrilled to announce Dana Hood is the 2011 Nia Teacher of the Year. This award reflects both a dedication to the Nia practice and a strong community of student...

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Special Discount on New Yoga Pants by NiaWear

NiaWear is growing very fast, so we are expanding the line to include a wider range of items that promote both active and leisure lifestyles. The Yoga Pants are one of our newest designs, and are uniq...

Karen T.

Nia as a Life Lesson

My name is Karen Talboys. I had gastric by-pass surgery at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA on November 24, 2008. When I registered for surgery, I weighed in at 343 pounds. As you can imagin...

Holly N.

Thoughts On Being 2011 Trainer of the Year

The year 2011 started with a tremendous rush of Nia excitement for me. The Next Generation Trainer (NGT) Program was being launched, and a great expansion of Nia was beginning. I was there, part of it...

Black Belt 2011

Photographs From the December 2011 Black Belt Training at StudioNia

The Nia Black Belt Training is magical to say the least. And it's perhaps the least talked about training in our five-belt series because it's about "entering the river of the unknown &nd...

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An Interview with Nia Teacher Janet Shook Leitâo

Janet Shook Leitâo is a White Belt certified Nia teacher located in Lisbon, Portugal. She first found Nia while working as a dancer and dance teacher in Istanbul, Turkey. Nia: How did you ...

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Debbie Does The Juice Cleanse With Dr. Rankin... And So Can You!

This year I’ve decided to take on the challenge to research a whole new kind of pleasure by paying attention to the things I put in my mouth. I’m cleaning myself up from the inside out, an...

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The 2011 Nia Trainer of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that Holly Nastasi is the 2011 Nia trainer of the year! Holly is honored as trainer of the year for many reasons. As a Nia teacher, Holly has been successful at creati...

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Dancing With Horses

This article is written by Wendy Rappaport, who is a Green Belt certified Nia teacher in Rhode Island. Deidre Sharp is owner of Horse Play, a non-profit horse rescue and sanctuary in Sunderstown, RI. ...

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The Year's Magic

I've attempted to write my end-of-the-year letter many times. I keep changing the subject, as each day there seems to be something more important to write about. One day it’s Zumba, the next...

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What's Mainstream?

In 1983, I was looking for a way to workout and address more than fitness. I wanted something that would provide more pleasure and efficiency in the body, as I had lost the ability to move naturally. ...

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Vote for Nia Teacher of the Year!

Every year we honor an outstanding Nia teacher with the Nia Teacher of the Year Award. However, this year marks the first time that members of the Nia community may choose the recipient by voting onli...

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Trainer Rachael Resch’s Nia White Belt Trainings Now Eligible for Physical Therapy CEUs

Rachael R. Resch, MS PT/LMT, is a certified Nia Black Belt instructor, Nia trainer and holistic physical therapist whose practice is devotion to the sacred body for healing, fitness, play and prayer.&...

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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...