By: Debbie Rosas
Published April 17, 2013
I remember taking a bath one night and bursting out in tears. I became aware of the many people I am privileged to know, and the number of deaths I will be a part of. I cried from the depth of my being. Yesterday was one of those days. I, we, the Nia community, a family and the world lost Haviva (Vivi) Kraft. Sudden death came too early, and as always, there are no words to soften the blow and the loss her family will feel: her sister Varda, her mother Naomi, her Aunt Carmella, her sons Oron and Lyor, her Uncle Yigal and niece Molly, and the many more family members who we do not personally know who were touched by her life. While I could not be there at 11:00 for her service, my heart could. My spirit could. At 11:00 I sat and reached l...
By: Jeff Stewart
Published September 14, 2010
There is, has been, and will continue to be so much going on here at HQ—in the life of Nia and in my life.
I am very excited to be a part of this moment. For so much of my time with for Nia, I felt restricted by time, money and resources. We are now delivering on promises we made to ourselves—and in some cases to all of you—that have been in process for years. This feels great and revitalizing. I have never seen Debbie this happy! I have said it before: she is really on a roll. It feels like we just let the racehorse out of the gate and she is gleefully charging ahead!
As you probably remember, Debbie and I did a six-city European tour in July. For me, this was profound—meeting new friends...
By: Jeff Stewart
Published March 30, 2010
I have just returned from a trip to Israel. My visit was to gain a better understanding of the country – its people, its culture. The primary function of Nia "The Business" is to support Nia teachers. I have long recognized that each market is unique, regardless of people's commonality to share their passion for Nia and their love of movement. Nia teachers all have similar goals and challenges but this commonality in no way provides a cookie-cutter path to success. Los Angeles and New York might as well be different countries, sharing little in terms of culture other than language. Put Fairfield, Iowa in the mix and it is easy to see the vast variety of dynamics faced by the well-intentioned Nia teacher. Nia is now...