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Manifesting Healing

When first diagnosed with the movement disorder Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmodic Torticollis), I didn't know how to relax my body.  As my upper torso torqued to the left, my entire ...

62 Going On 45-Years-Old

Randee Fox, Nia Faculty and Nia & Horses Trainer receives a gentle massage from her horse Caanie during the July 2014 Nia & Horses® Training.

I Could Not Have Done It Without Nia

Several weeks ago, I participated in a charitable event for Giordano Dance Company called "Dancing With the Stars."  Five men and 6 women paired with professional Giordano dancers, and ...

Planting and Growing Nia in China

From the development, combination of movements, musical rhythm,and soul art, to the movement conditioning, Nia really takes me afar physically. It is as enjoyable and relaxing as anything can be. It o...

It’s All About Choice

Sensing is how we learned to move, stand up and walk; to trust ourselves, the world, and people. Sensing came before conscious thinking.

How Clean Is Clean

One of my mom’s friends gave me the best sanitizing advice ever: always carry your old perfume with you and use it to sanitize public toilet seats. I do. Actually, I even do this in my friends' homes.

Dancing Through Hip Surgery

In this story, I'd like to share something very important about Nia, especially for instructors. I'm a black belt from Chicago and have been teaching five classes a week since 2002. On June 21...

An Open Letter to My Nia Teacher - Michele Kaye

It's particularly good for the morale, when women have been through undermining and dispiriting times, as it allows for a quintessentially feminine expression in a supportive environment.

A Hero for Social Change: Sarah Ramirez, Nia Black Belt

Sarah Ramirez, Nia Black Belt, is a Sacred Athlete among us, inspiring many with her passion and vision for change in Tulare County, CA. Sarah has been spotlighted through CNN Heroes and was featured on Morning Edition on NPR. Can you guess which Nia principle has helped to shape and inspire Sarah's dream of health equity and social change?

What Inspires You to Create and Live a Sensuous Life?

I have read hundreds of articles and books on the body, sex, sensuality, and sexuality. I've studied tantric practices, communication, movement, martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, and no matter where I go to learn how to “get it on” with life, I always come back to the best teacher: my body.

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