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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...

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!

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...

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...

Watch "Nia - Don't Stop Dancing!"

By: Nia Technique | Published September 19, 2012

Check out the new Nia Technique informative video, "Nia - Don't Stop Dancing!".

Nia Founder and Co-Creator, Debbie Rosas, provides insights into Nia as a practice, the history and the Nia White Belt as the beginning of a somatic journey to body literacy. The video features "Don't Stop Dancing", a song from one of our new routines available later this year. You will also see beautiful footage of NiaWear in action and some of the gorgeous artwork from our NiaSounds titles.

Use this link to share with friends and family!

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Upcoming Nia 5 Stages Trainings in Portland & London

By: Nia | Published June 27, 2012

Are you looking for a movement practice that makes your body feel good? Would you like to increase your flexibiltiy? Become more agile and grounded at the same time? Tap into your body's ability to self-heal?

Clear your calendar for the upcoming Nia 5 Stages Training at StudioNia on August 9-10 or October 18-19. Or register for the Nia 5 Stages Training in London, happening August 28-30.

Led by Laurie Bass and Carol Gonzalez, this two-day experience is based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these sta...

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Congratulations to Nia Teacher Lynn Gravatt (updated)

By: Nia | Published June 13, 2012

The Nia community congratulates Nia Teacher Lynn Gravatt for auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance and getting a feature clip of her interview and audition on tonight's episode, airing Wednesday, June 13th at 8:00 PM PST on Fox. 

Lynn has 15 years of extensive dance training (in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, african, latin and swing). After a seven-year hiatus from the dance world, Lynn discovered Nia in 2009 and was hooked! She got her White Belt in November of 2009, her Green Belt in July of 2010, and her Blue Belt in September of 2011. She is also...

How Nia is Helping Brain Injury Survivors at Jodi House in Santa Barbara, CA

By: Nia | Published June 11, 2012

Jodi House is a community nonprofit that provides support services, information and programs in a nurturing environment to help brain injury survivors and their families recover and connect to their community. Offering two unique programs–a clubhouse day program and a family and caregiver support program–Jodi House is located in Santa Barbara, California, and has more than 100 active members.

One of the classes provided at Jodi House is Nia, thanks to Nia Teachers Joann ...

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