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Smell The Moment!

Without breath we die. Breath is our universal connection to everything. We breathe all the time, but not always efficiently. Breathing can be simplified into two actions, inhaling and exhaling. To br...

Are You Listening?

Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis said, “Listening, is nothing less than our ‘royal route’ to the Divine.” He believed a hidden but primary function of the human ear is to charge the brain with electrica...

Radio New Zealand Interview with Debbie Rosas - Healing The World One Body At A Time

Listen to Debbie's interview with Radio New Zealand. Debbie discusses the history of Nia, and talks about her 6-week Nia tour in New Zealand and Australia.  Radio New Zealand Interview Des...

Health : The Science of Floating

As a child growing up in a time when free love and mind-body-spirit were emerging, floating was something we did in Marin County, California. I am reminded of my first experience in salt water-filled ...

My Moving To Heal Experience

Moving To Heal was an exceptionally positive experience for me. I have been struggling with a left-arm injury, now diagnosed as a rotator cuff injury. I had breast cancer the year prior and had und...

The Path of Least Resistance

The mind plays an important role in everything we do. The mind can help or hinder us. It can distract you, take you out of an experience or be used to take you more deeply into your body. In Nia we te...

Nia and Medicine: A Harmonious Blend

By: Skye O'Neil PA-C As a Physician Assistant with extensive training and experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, I am invited each year to join a group of Palliative Care Clinicians in ...

Dancing With Dystonia

In September of 2015 I was invited to teach a Nia class at the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association Conference, also known as NSTA. The NSTA Conference is a gathering of doctors, pat...

Building from the Base: Rehabilitating My Brain with Nia

In learning Nia choreography, we are taught to start with the base of the body, move to the core, and then add in the expressive upper extremities. No matter how intricate or beautiful the arms, if th...

Soup's On: Why Eating Seasonally Is Good for the Body

By: Sarah Love Fall is on and winter is upon us! Our bodies crave to be warm when temperatures cool. We wear more layers of clothes, burn fires and eat hot foods. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines ad...

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