Nia Experiential Workshop Video - Awareness of Chest

By: Nia Technique | Published January 17, 2013

Join Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Black Belt and acupuncturist Lita Curtis at StudioNia as you explore the chest as part of Nia's current course of study–Becoming a Sensation Scientist. To host your own workshop dedicated to the chest, download the student handout and the workshop guide.

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Let's Move - A Nia Promo Video from Ann Christiansen

By: Nia Technique | Published January 11, 2013

Check out the latest promotional video from European Nia Trainer Ann Christiansen!

This video features Ann and Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas presenting a Nia 52 Moves training in Hamburg, Germany. The Nia 52 Moves Training is open to everybody, from new students to seasoned Nia teachers. Drawing from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, the Nia 52 Moves correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. From Front Kicks to Upward Blocks to Cha-Cha-Chas to Hip Bumps, these moves cultivate strength, flexibility, mobility, agility, and stability while freeing you to be expressive ...

Celebrating Spektrum Studio + Annette Girps

By: Nia Technique | Published January 3, 2013

Germany's newest Nia-centered fitness studio is up and running, and we'd like to celebrate it! On October 1st, Nia Black Belt teacher Annette Girps launched Spektrum Studio in Friedlingen, Germany.

Annette has long-held the dream of owning her own movement space since completing her White Belt Training in 2006. Her vision was to create a space that was simple, void of distractions, warm, and welcoming. As Annette shares, "Our goal is to offer a place to sense comfort and ease, experience joy, be centered, and to love your body!". Spektrum offers a wide range of Nia classes, including Classic Nia, Nia for 60+, Nia for Te...

January Telecourse with Chris Friedman

By: Nia Technique | Published January 3, 2013

We're excited to feature Chris Friedman, Nia Black Belt and Alexander Technique teacher, as this month's guest speaker on the topic of Awareness of Chest: Sensing Expansion + Contraction. Chris is the Director of the Alexander Technique Training Center in Charlottesville, VA and founder of Studio 206, a movement education center. She has maintained a private Alexander Technique practice for more than 20 years and is excited to join Nia Founder Debbie Rosas for this month's telecourse ca...

Awareness of Chest - Sensing Expansion + Contraction

By: Debbie Rosas, Allison Wright, Maria Skinner | Published December 31, 2012

For this month's continuing education focus on the chest, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about sensing expansion and contraction by exploring The Body's Way. Be sure to also register for the January 7th telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Black Belt and Alexander Technique teacher Chris Friedman.

Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Creator, says:

If you’ve ever broken a rib, you know that every breath you tak...

Nia Class Video - Awareness of Spine

By: | Published December 20, 2012

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest teachers Rachael Resch, Karri Winn, and Siere Munro along with other Nia livelihood members and students at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon. Focused on cultivating an awareness of your spine, this class is practiced to the Global Unity routine

Learn and grow as you take your Nia practice to a new level–whether personal or professional! Read the related articles<...

Nia Experiential Workshop Video - Awareness of Spine

By: Nia Technique | Published December 20, 2012

Join Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Trainer Rachael Resch at StudioNia as you explore the spine as part of Nia's current course of study–Becoming a Sensation Scientist. To host your own workshop dedicated to the spine, download the student handout and the workshop guide.

Be sure to also watch the class video about the spine, read the related articles, and listen to the corresponding telecourse with Debbie Rosas and Rachael...

Nia in new book - Licking the Spoon!

By: Nia Technique | Published December 4, 2012

Win a copy of "Licking the Spoon" and a dozen homemade cookies!... Read more

Awareness of Spine - Sensing Creative Adaptability

By: Debbie Rosas, Rosanne Russell, Maria Skinner | Published November 28, 2012

For this month's continuing education focus on the spine, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about sensing creative adaptability by exploring The Body's Way. Be sure to also register for the December 3rd telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia trainer and Licensed Physical Therapist Rachael Resch.

Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Creator, says:

My spine is a pain in my neck. It’s also a pain in my back! How’s yours?

Yesterday was one of my good days. I had hands-on, d...

Give the Gift of Nia

By: Nia Technique | Published November 27, 2012

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, at NiaNow.com, it’s not only easy, it’s always the most thoughtful thing you can do for the people you love.

The choices are many from NiaWear to NiaSounds and Nia Trainings. How about a six-pack of Nia Socks for your favorite niece? Or the new Awake CD for your brother or closest aunt? Or a White Belt Training for your best friend?

Still can’t decide? That’s not a problem either. Nia Gift Certificates allow you to give a great gift and allow you...

Honoring the Passing of Nia Teacher Lisa Geddings

By: Debbie Rosas | Published November 26, 2012

“No matter what may be happening in my life, or in the world around me, I always choose to look for the promise, the hope, the bright, the beautiful, and the good. And because I look . . . I find it.” - Lisa Geddings

On Sunday, November 25, 2012, the world lost a gifted teacher, mother, healer, and radiant woman. Lisa Geddings was a loved and celebrated Nia Black Belt Teacher and Life Coach.

I remember taking a bath one night and sensing the loss I will be a part of - losing people in my life that I have met through Nia. Yesterday, Lisa passed away surrounded by family and friends, and I was faced with the truth and reality of knowing and loving people: loss is part of it all, and it is painful.

Nia Sweeps the Natty Awards!

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

The results are in! Nia is a winner in three categories for the 2012 Natural Choice Awards. Sponsored by Natural Awakenings magazine, the Natty Awards are based on popular vote from the Portland-Metro area. About the Natty Awards: "It’s a way to recognize the people, services, and businesses within our community in the areas of health, wellness, and green living." 

Thank you to everyone who voted! It is our pleasure to dance through life with you. Nia won Natty Awards in the following categories:

Best Place to Break a Sweat: StudioNia

Favorite Workout Class: StudioNia

Holistic Practiti...

Nia Class Video - Awareness of Hip Joints

By: | Published November 21, 2012

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Founder and Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon. Focusing on the hip joints, this class is practiced to the Nia 52 Moves routine.

Learn and grow as you take your Nia practice to a new level–whether personal or professional! Read the related articles about the hip joints, download the student handout, and listen to the corresponding telecourse featuring Debbie Rosas and Nia Trainer Kelle Rae Oien.

Nia Experiential Workshop Video - Awareness of Hip Joints

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

Join Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas at StudioNia as you explore the hip joints as part of Nia's current course of study–Becoming a Sensation Scientist. To host your own workshop dedicated to the hip joints, download the student handout and the workshop guide.

Be sure to also watch the class video about the hip joints, read the related articles and listen to the corresponding telecourse with Debbie Rosas and Nia Trainer Kelle Rae Oien.

New Nia Workout Released! Passion DVD

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

That's right! Nia has released a new public workout, just in time for the holidays.

The Nia Passion workout DVD is known for its dynamic mix of music, which inspires you to express yourself through choreographed and free movement. From its sensuous melodies to powerful beats, this one-hour experience is joyful and celebratory. Let Nia Co-Creators Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas guide you as you connect to the dancer within.

Purchase now!

David Scott - The New Rules of Marketing and PR

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

From the publisher: For marketers, The New Rules of Marketing and PR shows you how to leverage the potential that Web-based communication offers your business. Finally, you can speak directly to customers and buyers, establishing a personal link with the people who make your business work. This one-of-a-kind guide includes a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of the Internet to create compelling messages, get them in front of customers, and lead those customers into the buying process.

Purchase on Amazon

Joanna Runciman - The Radiant Woman's Handbook

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

From the publisher: A radiant woman is peaceful, flexible and happy. To enjoy radiant skin and love your body discover why sleep, skin care and loving your food matters. Learn how to simplify your beauty regime and life! Discover how the 'less is more' ethos improves your life and reduces your use of synthetic chemicals. This book shares practical tools to help you: Speak powerfully about your life. Use edible skin care creating radiant skin. Use gratitude and 'living now' to turn your life around. About the author: Joanna has a passion for empowering women to simplify their lives and reduce the use of synthetic chemicals. Joanna is a trained chef, life coach, Nia Brown belt and writer. Having battled with acne, Joanna shares her kno...

Barry Moltz - Small Town Rules

By: Nia Technique | Published November 21, 2012

From the publisher: Technology and economics are transforming business in a completely unexpected way: suddenly, even the largest companies must compete as if they were small, local businesses. Suddenly, your customers can talk to everyone else across the nation, and people listen to them, not your carefully crafted advertising or branding. It's just like doing business in a small town, where "reputation is forever." Suddenly, communities and personal connections are critical to your success - just as they've always been in small towns. The best small-town and rural entrepreneurs have been successfully overcoming these challenges for centuries. Their lessons and techniques are suddenly intensely valuable to even the largest companies...

Awareness of Hip Joints - Sensing Rocking and Rolling

By: Debbie Rosas, Maria Skinner, Philipe Beaufour, Sabine Zweig | Published October 30, 2012

For this month's continuing education focus on the hip joints, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about sensing rocking and rolling by exploring The Body's Way. Be sure to also register for the November 5th telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Trainer Kelle Rae.

Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Creator, says:

On the heels of last month's continuing education focus of the pelvis, I'm excited to share November's month-l...

Honoring the Passing of Gabrielle Roth

By: Debbie Rosas | Published October 23, 2012

Yesterday October 22nd 2012; The world, our world, lost a gifted teacher, sage, guide, teacher, and master of the art of living and moving in the body. Gabrielle Roth was a woman of great vision who changed my world and our world by asking us to dance the rhythms of life. In doing so, I, and many others discovered new and enlightened pathways to self discovery. We fell in love with free, unstructured dance and found our body and made a sacred connection to something greater, something that made us feel vital, alive, connected to self, to music, to movement, to others, to divinity. Beyond the veils of spoken language Gabrielle taught us to communicate through the body in motion and in stillness. She taught us to experience movement as a w...

Nia Class Video - Awareness of Pelvis

By: Nia Technique | Published October 16, 2012

Watch this video to take a class with Nia Founder and Co-Creator Debbie Rosas, along with students and Nia livelihood members, at StudioNia in Portland, Oregon. Focusing on the pelvis, this class is practiced to the Nia Sanjana routine.

Learn and grow as you take your Nia practice to a new level–whether personal or professional! Read the related articles about the pelvis, download the student handout, and listen to the corresponding telecourse featur...

Celebrate The Body's Way Training

By: Nia Technique | Published October 4, 2012

Register now for only $500, a $395 savings!*

February 1 - 3, 2013 | StudioNia, Portland, OR

Learn about the function, design and wisdom of your body in Nia's newest training, The Body's Way. Join Nia Founder Debbie Rosas and Nia Trainer and Licensed Physical Therapist Rachael Resch for this enriching 2.5 day course. Explore what it means to be a Sensation Scientist, closely observing sensation to gain information about your body's current state...

You Shared, Nia Listened!

By: Nia Technique | Published October 4, 2012

$100 off Any Nia training*

Dear Dedicated Nia Dancers,

We understand making the trip to Nia's International Headquarters in Portland, OR is not possible for everybody. That's why we're opening up our $100 off training sale to include all Nia trainings, everywhere! Here's the scoop: Register for any Nia training during the month of October and receive $100 off your registration fee. 

How to get the discount:

  1. Select the training you want to attend from the list below
  2. Enter the promo code 2012OCT100 at checkout
  3. Receive $100 off!

*All purchases must be paid in full. Offer is not retroactive and doe...

Awareness of the Pelvis: Sensing Grace and Power

By: Debbie Rosas, Roberta Mohler, Letizia Accinelli and Maria Skinner | Published October 1, 2012

For this month's continuing education focus on the pelvis, we're excited to feature the following masterful voices from the worldwide Nia community. Read on to hear what they have to say about sensing grace and power by exploring The Body's Way. Be sure to also register for the October 8th telecourse with Debbie Rosas.

Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Creator, says:

One of the things I love most about Nia is the freedom to move my pelvis, to shake my booty and use both feminine and masculine dynamics in my movement. Fast, slow, hard, soft, fingers, feet, chest and pelvis - I get to do it all! What is the result? I leave every workout lovin...

Upcoming Telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas

By: Nia | Published October 1, 2012

On Monday, October 8th from 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas will be hosting a free telecourse. She will spend an hour exploring the pelvis, as the educational topic for October is, "Awareness of Pelvis: Sensing Grace and Power."

Register now for the free telecourse to receive your call-in number! For more information on Nia's current course of study, visit our education section, where we post links to articles, student handouts, videos and more.