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...

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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...

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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It all started November 2010 when I was feeling very isolated and withdrawn from friends.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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...