Personal Stories


My Black Belt Journey Into the Unknown

By: Susan Muttitt, Black Belt, Johannesburg, South Africa  |  August 28, 2009

The Black Belt experience was truly an adventure with all the elements to call it that; unpredictable, surprising, grueling in parts, exhilarating and highly stimulating for the creative soul. Debbie and Carlos held the space magnificently for 45 of us from all corners of the world to step into this... Read more

Carpe Diem

By: Kristin DeGroat, Blue Belt.  |  July 2, 2009

Thank you for all of your support in making the 2009 Dance Parade a huge success! This town is all abuzz about Nia, representing the accomplishment of a goal I've held since completing the white belt four years ago.

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The Healing Power of the Crystal Bowls CD

By: Laura Min Jackson, Brown Belt Nia Teacher, Orange County, CA  |  May 26, 2009

I haven't yet shared the Crystal Bowl CD in a class or workshop, but it has helped with my own self-healing and wanted to mention my experience. 

I was on a medication that's known for causing 8-12 hours of painful side effects. I was very fearful, and that's the day the... Read more


Whole Being Healing for Adventurer and Entrepreneur

By: Barry Schlouch, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States  |  May 26, 2009

The very first time I danced Nia, I was filled with tears of joy and also tears of letting go of pain. What I experienced was so freeing, so in flow with my spirit and felt so good to my body that I knew I had found something more than... Read more

From NON Dancer to Dancing Fool!

By: Stef Cheneby, Altadena, CA  |  May 26, 2009

I am a guy and a non dancer. I always had an issue with dancing. I always refused to dance.  It was a big issue for me.

It was a big step ahead to go to the first Nia class. Andrew made is very easy and simple for me and I... Read more


Nia as Movement Therapy

By: Wendie Martell-Williams, Nia Blue Belt Teacher  |  May 26, 2009

Hello Nia Teachers and Friends,

This is my third year of being welcomed to present Nia as Movement Therapy for the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.  It is the 25th year for the innovative NRI conference, being held May 31-June 4Th at UW- Stout in Menominee, Wisconsin. 

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My Journey to Capetown

By: Ken Gilbert, Nia Education Trainer  |  April 13, 2009

March 2009 –

I am in awe – being a man in this world of diversity and cultural variety.

By way of Nia, over the last two years, I travel into Australia, New Zealand and most recently to South Africa. I arrive in these lands of... Read more

A Note From Dallas, TX

By: Jule Aguirre, Event Producer   |  March 27, 2009

A splendiferous occasion it was to have the Nia Rock Stars, Carlos Rosas & Debbie Rosas, honor the North Texas Nia Community with The Spirit of Nia experience!  When I first heard that Dallas was selected as one of the stops on the tour, I had to pinch myself!  "How... Read more

A Note from Austin, TX

By: Donna Starnes, Event Producer  |  March 10, 2009

It was good timing for Austin to be included in the Spirit of Nia Tour. The community really came together at many levels to celebrate and experience the Joy of dancing with Debbie and Carlos. It was an easy event to produce. Even though we were the last city of... Read more

Pure Magic

By: Helen Terry, "Spirit of Nia Tour Groupie"   |  March 9, 2009

I attended four Spirit of Nia Tour events (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Dallas and Austin). Each was a fantastic similar, yet unique, experience. I enjoyed tasting each community and each space (from big to small, recreational to spiritual). I delighted in witnessing Nia, Debbie and Carlos permeating through each person, each... Read more

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