Marie Claire, South Africa, Online - Nia: Mind and Body Fitness
By Thabile Mnguni | Marie Claire, South Africa, Online :: January, 2013
"Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, Nia brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit to optimum health though music, movement and self-expression, guided by the sensation of Pleasure."
Who says exercise has to hurt? With Nia the phrase ‘no pain, no gain’ does not exist. Established in the 80s by Debbie Rosas, Nia is fusion fitness – a dynamic blend of the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. It creatively integrates the mindfulness of the martial arts and meditative techniques, the grace and fluidity of the dance techniques, and the awareness and alignment of integrative body therapies.