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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...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Sneak Peek of Debbie's New Routine

Been hearing murmurs about a new routine? It's true. Debbie has been busier than usual – if you can imagine that – working on "Vibe." The release date is yet to be determi...

DanceBreak 2010

Nia students and teachers invite the Portland community to the largest Nia dancebreak in the world

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – The largest Nia DanceBreak in the world is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00PM in Di...

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I Weep

The following article is written by freelance writer and author Jenny Block, and first appeared on Radical Self-Care at MoveStudio.wordpress.com.  It wasn’t the kind of class I would...

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Creating a Sacred Livelihood for Yourself and for the World

“Dance along with me, for the best is yet to be!” A new consciousness is emerging in and around us—a wave of awareness affecting everything we do in life and in business. I be...

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How Nia's cultivating a worldwide community of more than 50 trainers, 9,000 teachers and countless students with its international training program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon – Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – Meeting the growing demand for a more complete approach to wellness is the Nia Next Generation Trainer (N...

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Cultivating Comfort with X-Ray Anatomy

In Nia, we pride ourselves on cultivating comfort and pleasure—I personally have been called a "Pleasure Revolutionary." It’s true! I believe cultivating pleasure is one of th...

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Four Ways The Nia Livelihood Membership Package Can Enrich Your Life

If you’ve only taken the Nia White Belt Training, you may not know that you’ve just barely touched on an entire movement lifestyle practice. So to help you go deeper – and to disc...

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StudioNia Fundraising Event for Pakistan a Huge Success

Just this past Friday, StudioNia (the Nia International Training Center) hosted its "Dance Jam for Pakistan," which raised more than $500 to help the 20 million people affected by the flo...

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The Only Thing Missing Was a New Guitar

There is, has been, and will continue to be so much going on here at HQ—in the life of Nia and in my life. I am very excited to be a part of this moment. For so much of my time with for N...

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Join us at the 2010 Inner IDEA Conference

We’re counting down the days until we attend the world's leading wellness event, the 2010 Inner IDEA Conference, held September 23-26 at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, ...

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"Psychology Today" talks about Nia

In an article on Psychology Today, Alan Fogel (Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City) discusses the benefits of movement with body sense awareness. He states, "Ca...

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Testimonials Update

Testimonials have been updated to have more structure. They are now in the format of question and answer, and now anyone can submit their own testimonial by clicking on the Share you Nia Story butt...

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A Fantastic Video of Debbie's Trip to Paris, France

On July 17, 2010, the French and international Nia community welcomed Debbie in Paris. Here, Debbie taught a Nia class to more than 40 Nia teachers and students from France, Belgium, Sweden, F...

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How You Can Help Nia Provide Flood Relief For Pakistan

With your generosity and the dedication of Mercy Corps, we can help the 20 million people affected by the floods in Pakistan. Donate using Nia's fundraising page on the Mercy Corps website...

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Walking Upright with All Four Paws ~ White Belt Principle 9

This month we are focusing on White Belt Principle 9, The Upper Extremities of the Body. For those of you just joining us: This is one of the 13 principles of the White Belt, Nia's first level ...