Canadians of all fitness levels invited to experience the joy of movement through a sensory-based practice called Nia


Portland, OR - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - On April 1-3, 2011, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Black Belt Kevin VerEecke will be teaching Nia master classes at Wu Xings Martial Arts at 374 Dupont Street in downtown Toronto. Open to people of all ability levels, these classes are a great way for new and seasoned students to get healthy while learning about a fun, expressive, cardiovascular practice from the very woman who invented Nia more than 30 years ago as a reaction to the “no pain, no gain” fitness mantra of the time.

The first class will be held on Friday, April 1st, from 6:30-7:30 PM. The second class is scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd, from 7:00 – 8:00 AM. The last master class is on Sunday, April 3rd, from 7:00 – 8:00 AM. Those interested in attending can register by contacting Anna Schantz at (905) 466-0317 or Space is limited.

These master classes are being offered the same weekend that Debbie Rosas is leading a special Nia workshop (called a FAB) for belt training graduates, and coordinate perfectly with an April 1st evening launch party (following the master class) for a new, soon-to-be-released NiaCanada promotional DVD.

As described by Joe Miller, health and fitness columnist for, Nia is “about indulging yourself. It’s about pleasure. It’s about listening to your body and doing what it wants to do, not what some hard-body drill instructor want it to do. And strangely, it’s exercise.”

Debbie Rosas is a leading fitness innovator, teacher, author, choreographer, healer and artist whose work influences the lives of thousands of women and men worldwide. More information about her latest endeavors can be found on Debbie's personal website.

About Nia:

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. To learn more, visit


Cat Fawcett