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Seattle Nia

Nia Seattle, Alive, Aligned and Thriving!

“Collaboration brings with it a spirit of peace and oneness, both of which I hold in high value. Collaboration with my Nia colleagues has brought more joy, peace, ease, and pleasure into my life...

Holiday Playlist

Holiday Class Routines

The holiday season is the perfect time to use holiday songs to get your classes smiling in the midst of winter stress. It may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for ma...

Bill Stewart Story

Starvation is for Suckers: Eat More Chocolate

During my first year of doing Nia I lost 70 pounds. I’ve now lost a total of 120  pounds, both through movement, and by applying one of Nia’s greatest lessons:  Cookies. (...

Travel Stretch

Holiday Travel: Moves on the Move

Winter holiday travel often includes much standing in lines and lots of sitting still in planes, trains, and automobiles. Luckily, Nia movements can make traveling flowing and fun. Use these adjusted ...

Cookie Eater

Enjoy the Feast: Go with the Flow

‘Tis the season to be frantic, frazzled and tempted by turkey - lots of turkey topped with gravy, cheese, and sour cream. The holidays are the time we eat more, not just because of delicious tre...

JP du Plessis

Magic on the Mountain: Dancing Back to Life

Once upon a time, two people fell in love with a mountain, so they left the big city and went to live on its slopes. Now it just so happens that one was a photojournalist, and the other, a maverick ma...

Phil Wilber

Shoulder Pain Disappears After 4 Weeks of Nia

Philip Wilber’s story begins when he had to give up his hobby of playing golf due to a frozen shoulder. At that same time, three of his best friends died. The idea of death got him thinking that...

Rolf and Renee

Mantra Meets Movement

The Magic of Nia and Transcendental Meditation We first saw a Nia demo in 2001 in Eugene, Oregon at a street fair. There were about eight people dancing barefoot in a tight circle on a concrete sid...

Comfort Zone Buster

Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone

It's important to push the boundaries of our comfort zones, and when we do, it can be scary.  But what is our "comfort zones" exactly? Nia, unlike many movement or fitn...

Brain Gut Power

Think Twice: Brain and Gut Power

If you think the best way to make choices is to think your way through them, think again. You have two sources of brain-power: one in your head, the other in your stomach. Got a stomach ache? But...

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