Personal Stories

A Note From Palo Alto and San Mateo, CA

By: Deborah Walker, Event Producer  |  March 7, 2009

The dictionary had it right when it described joy... the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation. The Spirit of Nia Tour in the SF Bay Area was pure joy.

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A Note From Colorado Springs, CO

By: Loretta Milo, Event Producer   |  March 6, 2009

Producing this event was fun, fantastic and Perfect! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have hosted a stop on the Spirit of Nia Tour.  The Colorado Springs Nia community was thrilled to come together to play with Debbie and Carlos. We had 85 incredible participants from ages 10... Read more


A Note From Albuquerque, NM

By: Diane Agnew, Event Producer  |  March 6, 2009

My favorite part of planning the Albuquerque Spirit of Nia tour was seeing the community of Teachers and Belts come together to grow our event from a 60-student event to a 160-student event in a matter of 9 days. My original venue could only host around 60-65 students and a... Read more

A Note From New York, NY

By: Caroline Kohles, Event Producer  |  March 6, 2009

Kicking off the spirit of Nia tour in New York City was such a high for Nia New York and me. We always love when Debbie, Carlos and Jeff come to town and the tour was no exception. The energy in the sold out crowd was pulsing with pleasure and... Read more


A Note From Charlottesville, VA

By: Susan McCulley, Event Producer  |  March 6, 2009

The day before the big event, we were expecting Debbie and Carlos to arrive by plane in Charlottesville at around 7pm and our plan was to whisk them off to Anne Wolf's house for a homecooked meal.

Then, winter travel happened.

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A Note From Seattle, WA

By: Randee Fox, Event Producer  |  March 6, 2009

Well, with all of the snow we had in December and January, we certainly lucked out on our 'Spirit of Nia' Seattle day, Saturday, January 24th. It was beautiful and sunny day which turned into a crystal clear, star filled evening outside of the warm and sparkling Dance Underground studio... Read more


A Note From Boston, MA

By: Rosanne Russell, Event Producer  |  March 6, 2009

Shortly before the Spirit of Nia event, one of my students was sharing with me her excitement about the Spirit of Nia class.  "When I meet Debbie & Carlos, I think I will cry." she told me, "Nia has changed my life." It was one of those priceless teacher moments,... Read more


Using the Voice to Release Energy

By: Debbie Rosas  |  February 27, 2009

Hi Debbie:
This is Skye Lamont. I am a Blue Belt Teacher based in Atlanta, GA. I was wondering if you have any information on the 5 Stages of Healing and applying it to the voice. I notice that I have some 'stuff' coming up surrounding my voice, and when... Read more


Time is Art

By: Eden Sky  |  January 14, 2009

In honor of the globally observed "2009" Gregorian Calendar New Year point, I'd like to take a moment and invite us to contemplate what the Gregorian Calendar at large signifies for us personally and as a planetary species. What role does it play in our daily lives?

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