Randee-Boots

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...

Dana Hood

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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Awareness of Ligaments and Tendons: Sensing Stability

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

Yoga Pants

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 ...

Debbie Smile

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...

Holly Curtis

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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Nia Class Video - Awareness of Muscles

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 muscles, this class is practiced to t...

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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. ...

DebbieWinter

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...

Muscles

Awareness of Muscles: Sensing Action and Relaxation

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

Debbie-Glow

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.&...

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 ...

12 Tips

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...

NiaWear Fashion Show 2011 V2

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 ...

Fiji 2011 Sophie Marsh

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...

Esalen

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...

David V

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 ...

RanchoLaPuerta

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...