By: Nia Teacher Yvonne Myles | Published June 4, 2012
Some of Houston’s most passionate movers and shakers, including belly dancers, Bollywood dancers and Nia lovers, came together on May 20, 2012 to raise funds for a tiny yet vibrant cultural center half a world away.
Part Nia, part belly dance, part Bollywood, the single event was designed to make the world a better place–one child and one dance at a time. All together, four Nia teachers, 30 students, 12 different performers, several generous patrons, and many volunteers and local Nia artists raised more than $2,300 to benefit the Mohanam Cultural Centre in the village of Sanjeevi Nagar in southeast India, nearly 10,000 miles from Houston.
The web of connect...
By: Nia | Published May 15, 2012
This July, Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas is leading a Nia 52 Moves Training at the beautiful Forza Premier Fitness Studio, which is the fitness studio for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. With open views to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it is the ideal place to explore the basic building blocks of all Nia routines. Register now! Significantly reduced hotel rates at the Ritz-Carlton have been made available until July 9th. Book your room by calling 1.866.755.5798 (and be sure to reference "Nia Now") or use
By: Nia | Published April 24, 2012
By: Nia | Published April 17, 2012
Whether you're a student or a teacher, the Nia 52 Moves Training is designed to help you take your Nia practice to the next level. It includes a pre-training program, a three-day training, and an optional post-training program that is designed exclusively for those who plan to become Nia 52 Moves teachers.
The Nia 52 Moves are the basic building blocks of all Nia routines. 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 wh...
By: Nia | Published April 3, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10th, from 12:00-12:30 PM PST, Debbie Rosas will be a speaker for The Inspiring Women Summit 2012, a free, virtual event you can be a part of from the comfort of your living room.
This amazing, online gathering runs from April 9-15th and features 30 of the world’s most inspiring, transformational women leaders—including Marianne Williamson, Lisa Nichols, Lynne Twist, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Gabrielle Bernstein. The remarkable women presenting at the Summit have helped thousands of women around the world awaken to their most authentic, powerful, feminine selves—so they can begin leading the way, in partnership with men, to a sus...
By: Nia | Published March 21, 2012
Now is the time to plan a mini vacation to Marin County, the place where Nia was first created more than 30 years ago. It's here that pre-registered attendees will have the unique opportunity to take a Nia class with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas on Thursday, April 5th at Move Me Studio in San Rafael, California!
To experience Nia with Debbie in such a special location is to explore the profound magnificence of your body–the sacredness of your authentic self and the joy of movement. No previous experience is necessary to take this class, and all body types and ability levels are welcome. Registration is full for the evening class, which wil...
By: Nia | Published March 12, 2012
The following interview features Nia Teacher Alexandra Collas, who first began practicing Nia in 2006 when she was finishing graduate school at the University of Western Ontario. She is currently living in Lima, Peru, where she owns Peru Flow.
Nia HQ: How did you end up in Peru?
Alexandra Collas: I am Peruvian and moved to Canada at the age of 18. After living abroad for 12 years, I never thought I would come back... until last year when I decided to become an entrepreneur. I always yearned for home, even though I am a traveler. I thought of Peru as a great possibility to reconnect with...
By: Nia | Published March 7, 2012
Yes, you read it right: Debbie and Winalee are coming to Honolulu on March 17-23, 2012 to lead a Nia Blue Belt Training! Open to all White Belt graduates, this seven-day experience is all about communication, relationship and intimacy.
Register now and get ready to let the island breeze dance with you at Still & Moving Center, where you'll learn to embody the following Blue Belt Principles:
The Joy of Being In Relationship
The Power of Two
Awareness, Insight, Clarity
By: Nia | Published March 5, 2012
Nia jams are just one of the ways people come together to build community around their shared passion for the practice. This jam, led by Nia Trainer Loretta Milo, features 18 Nia teachers and 80+ students. The testimonials shed light on some of the benefits of Nia. As Jo Ellen Davidson shares, "When I started doing Nia, I was very, very ill. And now... I'm an instructor! I just finished my Green Belt."
Dana Hood says, "Nia makes me feel happy. It brings out my creativity, not only on the floor when I'm teaching or dancing, but also just in life. I'm inspired to do more things, to listen to new music. ...
By: Nia | Published February 28, 2012