Nia students and teachers invite the Portland community to the largest Nia dancebreak in the world


Portland, Oregon – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – The largest Nia DanceBreak in the world is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00PM in Director Park, located at SW 9th Ave and SW Yamhill Street. More than 100 Nia teachers and students will perform to a NiaSounds song outside – in the rain or shine.

“This is a beautiful way for the Nia community to publically display their love and gratitude for the years of inspiration and guidance that Nia Co-Creators Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas have given them,” says Meredythe Winter, who is a Nia Black Belt.

The public is invited to watch or participate in the DanceBreak. All ages and ability levels are welcome. For more information about the event, visit the Nia DanceBreak Facebook page (you must be logged in to Facebook to access it) or contact Katie Strong at

Many participants have traveled to Portland to attend the “For All Belts” (FAB) Nia Training, which is a special, two-day, continuing education experience open to all Nia belt graduates. This FAB Training is taking place on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th at StudioNia, located at Nia International Headquarters.

About Nia:

Nia is a sensory-based movement lifestyle that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music, and offer unique combinations of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Each belt in the Nia training series includes 50+ hours of education in the form of movement, interactive discussion and self-reflection sessions. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities.