Nia | A sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness
Annette Girps

Celebrating Spektrum Studio + Annette Girps

Germany's newest Nia-centered fitness studio is up and running, and we'd like to celebrate it! On October 1st, Nia Black Belt teacher Annette Girps launched Spektrum Studio in Friedlingen, Ger...

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Nia in new book - Licking the Spoon!

Nia is really hitting the big time these days. It’s even featured in a book released this month titled, “Licking the Spoon,” written by Nia devotee Candace Walsh. Here’s the b...

Nia Pendant

Give the Gift of Nia

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, at NiaNow.com, it’s not only easy, it’s always the most thoughtful thing you can do for the people you love. The choices are ...

Lisa-Gedding

Honoring the Passing of Nia Teacher Lisa Geddings

“No matter what may be happening in my life, or in the world around me, I always choose to look for the promise, the hope, the bright, the beautiful, and the good. And because I look . . . I fin...

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Nia Sweeps the Natty Awards!

The results are in! Nia is a winner in three categories for the 2012 Natural Choice Awards. Sponsored by Natural Awakenings magazine, the Natty Awards are based on popular vote from the Portland-...

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New Nia Workout Released! Passion DVD

That's right! Nia has released a new public workout, just in time for the holidays. The Nia Passion workout DVD is known for its dynamic mix of music, which inspires you to express yourself throu...

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David Scott - The New Rules of Marketing and PR

From the publisher: For marketers, The New Rules of Marketing and PR shows you how to leverage the potential that Web-based communication offers your business. Finally, you can speak directly to c...

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Joanna Runciman - The Radiant Woman's Handbook

From the publisher: A radiant woman is peaceful, flexible and happy. To enjoy radiant skin and love your body discover why sleep, skin care and loving your food matters. Learn how to simplify your...

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Barry Moltz - Small Town Rules

From the publisher: Technology and economics are transforming business in a completely unexpected way: suddenly, even the largest companies must compete as if they were small, local businesses. Su...

Gabrielle Roth

Honoring the Passing of Gabrielle Roth

Yesterday October 22nd 2012; The world, our world, lost a gifted teacher, sage, guide, teacher, and master of the art of living and moving in the body. Gabrielle Roth was a woman of great vision who c...

The Bodys Way

Celebrate The Body's Way Training

Register now for only $500, a $395 savings!* February 1 - 3, 2013 | StudioNia, Portland, OR Learn about the function, design and wisdom of your body in Nia's newest training, The Body'...

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You Shared, Nia Listened!

$100 off Any Nia training* Dear Dedicated Nia Dancers, We understand making the trip to Nia's International Headquarters in Portland, OR is not possible for everybody. That's why we'r...

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Watch "Nia - Don't Stop Dancing!"

Check out the new Nia Technique informative video, "Nia - Don't Stop Dancing!".   Nia Founder and Co-Creator, Debbie Rosas, provides insights into Nia as a practice, the history a...

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When the Body and Spirit Rejoice

The following post is written by Jodie Allenson, who is a White Belt Nia teacher based in Noblesville, Indiana. For centuries, many have realized that the mind/body/spirit connection, the relationshi...

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Rhythmwood: A 10-Year Vision

The following post is written by Nia Trainer Martha Randall, who is based in Toronto, Canada. "Take me to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk ...

Don Campbell

Honoring Don Campbell

Dear Nia Community, It is with deep sadness in my heart that I share the news that a dear mentor, Don Campbell, has passed away. As one of the leaders in health and wellness who taught us all the pow...

Allison-Rivers

An Interview with Allison Rivers Samson

The following interview features Allison Rivers Samson, who is a Brown Belt certified Nia teacher and the creator of Allison's Gourmet. What is your background? I live with my husband, David,...

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...

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...

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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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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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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. ...

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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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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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...

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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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...

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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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...

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...

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...