How the demand for a more meaningful and complete approach to wellness is being met by a growing movement lifestyle practice

Get ready to retire the treadmill workout permanently, because Nia has some big plans to share at its three-day event that begins August 12th at Nia International Headquarters. Led by Nia Co-Founder Debbie Rosas, this exceptional gathering marks the beginning of a new ten-month program that will certify a select group of Nia Black Belts to lead Nia White Belt Trainings. The program will also launch a team of Nia Specialists who will train aspiring Nia teachers how to tailor Nia to specialty populations (such as kids, cancer patients and the elderly) that require unique adaptations.

Event attendee Jill Pagano looks forward to the event, saying, “[Becoming] a Nia Trainer has been a desire of mine for 14 years now! I’m thrilled, excited and slightly nervous.” 

Currently, there are only fifteen trainers in the world. It’s estimated that by the end of the program, there will be more than 50 practicing trainers. This is good news for those of us who are unsatisfied with surface-level exercise classes and wellness programs that leave something to be desired.

The Nia White Belt represents the first level in a five-level series taken for health, wellness and fitness. Nia trainings are also taken for personal enrichment and professional development. They teach you to discover, explore, unleash and enhance your individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Each belt introduces a new set of tools and Nia principles. Learn more about Nia trainings by visiting

About Nia

Nia is a sensory-based movement and lifestyle practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. Founded in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, it draws from nine disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Nia appeals to people of all fitness levels, and can be taken for personal enrichment or professional development in more than 45 countries worldwide.