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Nia Newbie

Recently, I took my first Nia class. Nia is an exhilarating, body/mind practice based on the philosophy that exercise should feel good, and movement can optimize health and promote well-being. The f...

Choosing Love: Creating a Strong Nia Community

There have been many bumps along the road in creating my Sacred Livelihood over the last 10 years, but I’ve managed because of my Nia community. They have been the wind beneath my wings, full of...

Awareness Rising

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you realized how unhappy and out of touch you are with not only yourself, but with your actual body? I was fortunate enough to have this “ah-ha&rdquo...

Reflecting on the White Belt

It is the weekend after the White Belt training that I co-facilitated with Laurie Bass in Portland, Oregon. The weekend after any training is my time to sit, feel, sense and recapitulate the past week...

FloorPlay Training Debuts in Germany!

By: Debbie Rosas Last week I completed the first two-day FloorPlay Training in Hamburg, Germany, with 40+ Nia teachers who were hungry for knowledge! Ann Christiansen co-trained with me and it was ...

A Veteran Finds Vitality In Nia

I have been challenged by physical and psychological issues directly connected to my service in Vietnam. My first tour 1965-1966 began when I was 17 years old with the United States Marine Corp (USMC)...

Blue Skies, Blue Belt

When is it time to take the next step? During the fall season of my 57th birthday I had been listening and dancing to the Nia routine, “Soul.” The long blond braids of its creator,...

How Nia Is Improving My Life...

On an emotional level... Nia is helping me to let go, to express my emotions, to release my anger and my nervosity and to soften my emotions. Nia is helping me to find peace within and a relaxed st...

Keeping Our Mothers' Stories Alive

Several years ago my mother gave me a gift, her diary. Curled up in a chair, Earl Grey tea (my favorite) in hand, I read it from front to back. Her gift to me was a story, and it changed my relationsh...

Eat, Dance, Shine

Ever since I studied Biology in High School I have been fascinated with the human body and how to stay healthy. This led me to my first degree in Physiology and Biochemistry, and then on to a M.Sc in ...

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