Debbie Rosas - Media Kit

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Short Bio

Debbie Rosas is the co-creator and founder of Nia, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Credited with shaping the mind-body fitness category, Debbie is a leading fitness innovator, teacher, author, choreographer, performer, healer and artist whose work greatly influences the lives of thousands of women and men worldwide. For a list of her upcoming trainings, visit NiaNow.com/Debbie-Rosas/#Trainings. Check out her personal website at DebbieRosas.com.

Complete Bio

Debbie Rosas is the co-creator and founder of Nia, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Credited with shaping the mind-body fitness category, she is a leading fitness innovator, teacher, author, choreographer, performer, healer and artist whose work greatly influences the lives of thousands of women and men worldwide.

Debbie has co-authored two books – Non-Impact Aerobics and The Nia Technique. She also collaborated with Carlos AyaRosas to write the Holistic Fitness section of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Instructor Training Manual. Debbie has served on the Mind-Body Committee for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and has presented at numerous IDEA World and Inner IDEA fitness conventions. She was also a presenter for the Northwest Fitness Summit, National Wellness Conference, Whole Life Expo, International Spa and Fitness Association, Science and Consciousness Convention, and Sound Healers Convention.

She is particularly proud to have played a key role in developing programs at The Naturopathic School of Medicine, Shriners Hospital and Oregon Health and Sciences University. These programs continue to positively impact students, women, teens, and those diagnosed with arthritis and autism.

Debbie first worked as a medical illustrator, which sparked her fascination for the human body. In 1976, she established a tremendously successful exercise studio in Marin County, California called The Bod Squad. After becoming frustrated and unfulfilled by the “no pain, no gain” fitness mantra of the time, she set out on a creative journey to define a new approach to health, wellness and fitness. The result was Nia. Since then, Debbie has been committed to evolving the Nia practice and growing the Nia community.

Currently Debbie lives with her husband, Nia CEO Jeff Stewart, in Portland, Oregon where she teaches classes and trainings at Nia International Headquarters. Visit her personal website at DebbieRosas.com to learn more about Debbie's latest endeavors.  

Life Story

The story of Nia begins long before Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas stepped onto a co-creative path in 1982, guided by an idea that fitness could feel better, be fun and cater to the whole person. The back story–the one that makes you really understand the inspiration behind this sensory-based movement practice–starts in Chicago, and is best told by Debbie herself. Read now.

Photographs

To browse promotional photos of Debbie Rosas, click here. Please credit any published images: Courtesy of Nia Technique (NiaNow.com).

Interviews

To schedule an interview with Debbie Rosas, please contact her assistant at Jessica (at) NiaNow.com.