Guest Story

Thank You

By: Amanda Coleman, LMT/SOMA Practitioner | Published January 24, 2011

The following post was written by Amanda Coleman, who is a Nia White Belt graduate, licensed massage therapist and SOMA practitioner. 

To Debbie, team NiaHQ, Nia teachers everywhere, students who have dared to show up to class, and every lover of Nia who has grabbed a friend and said, you have to come with me:

Thank you.

I have been loving and dancing Nia for two years now, and for the first time today I took class in a gym setting. And there, in t-shirted bodies and New Year’s resolved, weight-loss focused, sweat-seekin...

Nia Instructor Spotlight: Jill Pagano

By: Gretchen Musgrove | Published January 3, 2011

The following post is written by Nia Teacher Gretchen Musgrove of Seattle, WA. It was first published on her Blissful Fitness blog at Read more

That's My Girl

By: Jenny Block | Published December 17, 2010

The following article is written by freelance writer and author Jenny Block, and first appeared on Radical Self-Care at Read more

I Weep

By: Jenny Block | Published November 2, 2010

The following article is written by freelance writer and author Jenny Block, and first appeared on Radical Self-Care at ... Read more

A Story About Nia Helping Brain Injury Survivors at Jodi House in Santa Barbara, California

By: Carmen Finn | Published August 31, 2010

The letter below is from Carmen Finn, who had been given a 3 percent chance to survive by her doctors at UCLA. She is currently taking Nia classes at Jodi House, and says, “We at Jodi House are grateful for Nia… Our classes are terrific and challenging.”

About Jodi House:

Since 1982, Jodi House has been helping survivors and their families cope with life after brain injury. Jodi House is a nonprofit, community-based, day-habilitation program based on the Clubhouse Model. This means that Jodi House has members, rather than clients or patients. Members, volunteers, and staff work collabor...

Determined to Dance!

By: Holly Sack, Nia Brown Belt Teacher | Published August 31, 2010

"The power of Nia is awesome!!"... Read more

The Body's Way in My Mother Tongue

By: Maria Skinner, Nia Black Belt Teacher | Published April 27, 2010

I just had to share this wonderful story from Maria Skinner, who wrote me to share yet another inspiring story about how Nia is bringing love, pleasure and health to people’s lives around the world.


April 18, 2010

Hi Debbie,

I wanted to share this really cool experience I had last weekend.

I have been teaching Nia at the Lowell Hospital Bariatric Clinic since last May. Most of my students have either had the bariatric surgery or are awaiting it. Some of them are big people, some of them are have lost over 100 pounds. And they LOVE Nia. I learned last week that the Nia class has been the only exercise class...

3x13 Triptych: The Art of Sensation - A StudioNia Special Event

By: Karri Winn | Published March 30, 2010

The Art of Sensation, a three-part event, is a story about living into my greatness and
 sharing my gifts with the world. It is an
 expression of love - for my body, for the gift of life, for my beautiful 
friends, my amazing teachers, Nia, my community, 
my ancestors and the opportunity I have every day to learn about myself
 by connecting to sensation.

This event is a triptych, a three-part experience that will be lived once in all time, 
experienced as smells, sights,
 sounds, tastes and movements through our bones, muscles, eyes and feet. In honor of the 40th anniversary of
 Earth Day, this event benefits two amazing organizations, 
World Pulse and Read more

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