By: Debbie Rosas | Published July 25, 2013
Many years ago Kathy Wolstenholme sat with Carlos and I in Portland, Oregon asking to become a Nia trainer. She wanted to take Nia to Cape Town, South Africa. This was a place so far away from my reality I had to look at a map to get a feel for where she, and her partner David, were going. “How brave of her,” I thought, “how adventurous of them both to think so big.” Carlos and I agreed to work together to give Kathy what she wanted in hopes of bringing Nia to the underprivileged. We also agreed she and David and Nia would explore the feasibility of creating an alliance between South Africa Virgin Active Health Clubs, where Kathy and David Wolstenholme were teaching. The hope of using Virgin Active to visibly leve...
By: Nia Technique | Published July 25, 2013
One of the most compelling elements of all Nia workouts are their soundtracks. Here is a list of the top ten NiaSounds that trainers around the world love the most.
R1: takes you on a journey through the body, using music variety to inspire movement and explore the idea that all relationships stem from a connection between our physical and spiritual selves.
Passion: is a compilation of sounds filled with sensuous power, pulsating vibrations, and electric seduction. Jazzy, passionate, sexy, and motivating sounds will drive the body, heart and soul to dance and jive like no other...
By: Nia Technique | Published July 24, 2013
Immerse yourself in this month’s continuing education focus: Sensing spiraling and awareness in forearm bones. Healthy forearm bones are sensed as strong, stable, mobile, and free to spiral. This class experience will teach you to master how spirals and circles are the most powerful ways to move energy through your arms.
Join founder, Debbie Rosas and the elegant dancers at Studio Nia, for this motivating class practiced to the ZenSation routine music.
By: Debbie Rosas | Published June 28, 2013
By design the forearm bones spiral over each other. One forearm bone, the ulna, lies on the little finger side of your forearm. The second forearm bone, and the smaller of the two forearm bones, is the radius. This is the bone that spirals over. You find this bone on the thumb side of your forearm.
One cannot help but wonder about the effects of spirals on the art of moving and dancing in a body. I first learned about the power of spirals in Aikido. Coming from a Tae Kwon Do background, linear moving toward conflict was more my training. In Aikido everything is about harmonizing conflict. To master this art, you quickly learn how spirals and circles are the most powerful ways to move energy.
Just look around you at the nu...
By: Nia Technique | Published June 28, 2013
FEATURING WELL-KNOWN MUSIC ARTISTS.
“Vibe” is a brand new DVD and workout released by the Oregon-Based Nia Technique, Inc. Starring founder Debbie Roasas, The DVD features tracks by Moby, Chris Coco, Bob Marley, Afterlife, Rodney Hunter, Lux Spiral System and City Reverb.
Portland, Oregon, June 25, 2013 – The Vibe workout is one of a series of barefoot, cardio-dance routines, created exclusively by the Nia Technique, Inc. This ground breaking routine places attention on posture, stimulating the whole body by focusing on the back, fingers, hands, and arms.
“The majority of the world is sitting right now, slouched over, with poor posture. This has harmful affects on your health,” s...
By: Nia Technique | Published June 28, 2013
Free Classes All Day! Flash Mob! And Birthday Party!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27th as we celebrate our 30th birthday at StudioNia in downtown Portland, Oregon.
The festivities kick off at 9:00am with two classes taught by founder Debbie Rosas!
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Nia's 30th Birthday Schedule for Saturday, July 27, 2013
Come dance with us as we celebrate music, movement and magic together.
9:00am 5 Stages, Hea...
By: Debbie Rosas and Jeff Stewart | Published June 27, 2013
Remember Us in Spandex 30 years ago?
Do you have a funny story that happened to you at Nia?
Perhaps you had a profound moment while you were dancing?
We are putting together a video compilation and invite you to share funny, or touching stories on video for our 30th Anniversary Gala. When thinking about how to inaugurate Nia’s 30th Anniversary nothing seemed more appropriate than telling the stories of the real heroes: the people whose lives and professions have been touched and influenced by Nia in deep and meaningful ways.
We’ve created this dynamic tutorial to walk you through how to send a video our way, and we’ll include it in our festivities. Feel free to talk about h...