Holiday Travel: Moves on the Move

By: Jenna Lynne Roberts | Published November 22, 2013

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 techniques to help your body feel good through movement. You could take the bold route and swirl your arms around while doing bootie shakes at the airport terminal (which might create a dance party) but there are subtler ways to keep moving.


Try the packing dance! Put on some good movement music; maybe try the free Nia music player online at Have your list ready, and then, before you crack your suitcase, give yourself a few rounds of creative flow. When you’r...

Enjoy the Feast: Go with the Flow

By: Bryan Westby and Dawn Montefusco | Published November 22, 2013

‘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 treats, but also due to stress. During this time of year, we tend to run to comfort food because it feels good. Common comfort foods such as mashed potatoes, turkey, hamburgers, cake, chocolate, ham, and candy yams are hard to resist. They usually have lots of calories, but they also warm our bellies and calm our emotions. And don't forget the wine, beer, and holiday liquor drinks. With all these high-calorie goodies around, you might worry about putting on a few pounds. Thankfully, the secret to having a stress-free holiday season is simpl...

Magic on the Mountain: Dancing Back to Life

By: JP du Plessis | Published November 22, 2013

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 marketer turned healer.

Below is a letter we received from JP du Plessis who had a life changing experience watching a Nia DVD:

Hi guys and gals at Nia,

I would just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone on the Nia team for what you have created and made available to the world. This morning, for the first time ever, I danced along to my wife’s Dance to Drums DVD. I only lasted 35 minutes, not because of low fitness, but because I started to cry uncontrollably and I haven’t stopped...

Shoulder Pain Disappears After 4 Weeks of Nia

By: Holly Nastasi | Published November 22, 2013

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 maybe there was more to moving than just hitting balls. He searched for something heal all the wounds, internal and external (like we all do when faced with loss.) The thought of moving his body got him into a yoga class. The yoga teacher went on a trip and had Nia teacher, Ann Paquin, sub for the yoga class. Ann taught Nia for the next four weeks.

Ann says, “I met Phil nine years ago when I was subbing Nia for an ongoing yoga class at the Senior Friendship Center. Phil and others in the class joined me. After several months...

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U Official Trailer

By: Enjoy more of U! | Published November 22, 2013

Enjoy the extended version of U!  

Stances, kicks and foot techniques get your heart pounding in this stimulating routine by Ann Christiansen. U conditions the base of your body from the ground up and is a great way to keep your core in shape for the holidays. Available December 15th, 2013! 

"U" trailer is just one click away from veiwing on your favorite electronic device and the album is just two clicks away from your digital music library.  Did someone say dance party?

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Official Bailando Trailer

By: | Published November 22, 2013

The heat just went up!

Get an extended look! Bring your hips, head, and heart into every move with this full and official trailer for Adelle Brewer’s exciting 2013 Routine, available December 15th, 2013! Bailando is coming to a class near you!

Bailando trailer is just one click away from veiwing on your favorite electronic device and the album is just two clicks away from your digital music library.  Why wait for December? Let’s dance!

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More Than A Feeling

By: | Published November 15, 2013

Get a glimpse of the Feeling routine coming to a class near you soon!

Feeling gets your whole core moving. Graceful rhythms arouse the nervous system inspiring you to let loose with power, grace, feelings and emotion!

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"Rise" and Shine

By: | Published November 12, 2013

Get a glimpse of the Rise routine coming to a class near you soon!

This new eclectic routine has a mix of Nia moves. It inspires you to use the four H’s: head, hands, heart and Hara. Rise is about “dancing Your Body’s Way into music,” which is an important element for personal self-healing and conditioning.

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Get Ready To Love U

By: | Published November 8, 2013

Check out the sneak peak of the upcoming "U" routine and download the album.

Spring load your joints and enjoy the harmonic flow as you get to know the real you. This album's contagious joy and highly energetic blend of music takes you on an exciting journey with electronic beats, sacred phrases and tribal chants. “U” will inspire, rejuvenate and strengthen every move of every dance.

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