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An Interview with Yoga Teacher Alissa Lesperance

By: Nia | Published September 15, 2011

Alissa is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, bellydancer and Schwinn Indoor Cycle instructor. She is certified through YogaFit and the American Council on Exercise. Students can take yoga classes from her at StudioNia on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Nia) Why did you decide to become a yoga teacher?

Alissa) I started teaching yoga when I was 24 which was also the time that I became a certified personal trainer. Mind and body wellness had become a priority for me and I wanted to share its benefits with other people.

N) Name the top three benefits of yoga, as you personally experience them to be.

A) The first benefit I exp...

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A Tour of StudioNia in Portland, Oregon

By: Nia | Published September 15, 2011

If you've never been to a Nia training at StudioNia, the Nia International Training Center in Portland, Oregon, this video tour led by NGT Allison Wright is for you!

StudioNia is located on the fourth floor of the Pythian Building in downtown Portland, Oregon (918 SW Yamhill Street). Classes, trainings, workshops and events are offered here year-round. It is the ideal place to practice and further develop your skills under the guidance of our globally renowned teachers and trainers.

Features of the space include high ceilings, large windows, gorgeous wood floors, and a fabulous sound system. If you would like to ...

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New 5 Stages Trainings in Australia and New Zealand

By: Nia | Published September 15, 2011

Nia Trainer Laurie Bass has just added two new 5 Stages Trainings to her 2012 calendar! The first will be held in Byron Bay, Australia on January 13-15, 2012. The second will take place in Auckland, New Zealand on January 20-22, 2012.

Open to all White Belt graduates, the Nia 5 Stages Training provides Nia belt intensive graduates with the tools to embody the practice and/or facilitate a 60-minute Nia 5 Stages class. 

Gain access to a deeper level of body knowing, receive the tools to deliver a rich, somatic experience, learn to tap into the healing resonance of your voice and receive all the benefits of Nia's newest program for yo...

Nia at Esalen

By: Nia | Published September 2, 2011

If you've never been to Esalen Institute, which is situated on 27 acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind, this is your chance to explore Nia at a renowned, alternative educational center devoted to the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination. And if you have been to Esalen before, we know we won't have to tell you twice to come back in 2012. 

Led by Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Nia Teacher Karri Winn, the Nia workshop at Esalen is happening March 30 - April 1, 2012. Register now to reserve your spot!

During this work...

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Sensing the Vibration of Mood

By: Nia | Published August 10, 2011

Join us Monday, September 5th, 2011 for a free telecourse with Debbie Rosas and special guest Nurit Yirmiya.

This telecourse will focus on emotion, and is a part of our current educational course of study, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. We will be talking about sensing the vibration of mood.

Register now! This telecourse is open to everybody. 

Nurit is a Blue Belt certified Nia teacher and Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology with expertise in typical and atypical emotional development. She is a world leader in the field of very early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and...

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Sensing Sound and Silence with Shannon Day and James D'Angelo

By: Nia | Published July 19, 2011

Join us Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 for a free telecourse with special guest Shannon Day and James D'Angelo.

This telecourse will focus on hearing, and is a part of our current educational course of study, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. We will be talking about sensing sound and silence, the practice of sounding, the chakra system, tones, chants and more.

Register now! Please note: this telecourse is open to everybody. There will be no Monday telecourse.

Shannon Day is an award winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, model, and actor. She has been practicing Nia since 1996, and her music has been included in many Nia ...

Launching the New Nia Store

By: Nia | Published June 28, 2011

We're proud and excited to announce that the new, online Nia Store is now ready for shoppers! You will notice the main NiaNow.com website boasts a few wonderful changes as well, specifically in the menu navigation and on the personal account homepage for logged-in users. 

Features of the new Nia Store include:

  • New, beautiful photos of products
  • Pop-up sizing charts
  • An easy checkout process
  • Convenient shopping cart management 
  • Music preview links for NiaSounds CDs
  • Links to NiaWear clothing, NiaSounds CDs, routines for livelihood members, workout DVDs, print material, gift c...

Exploring Tai Chi Chuan with David Vanadia

By: Nia | Published June 22, 2011

When you first walk in to David’s Tai Chi Chuan class, you notice a weightlessness in the bright, beautiful studio at Nia Headquarters. The regular students, who vary in age by decades, seem calm and relaxed as they wait for their teacher to arrive. As soon as David begins speaking, we know from his grounded demeanor and sense of humor that this is going to be a good way to spend an hour.

Practiced without music, the movement sequences take us on a journey around the room. We rely on David’s voice and each other to help us remember what comes next as we rotate directions. Nothing is forced. It feels a bit like we’re floating in the open ocean. The thing that stands out most is ho...

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Smell with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Clairaudient Healer David Elliott

By: Nia | Published June 14, 2011

Join us Tuesday, July 5, 2011 for a free telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker David Elliott.

This telecourse will focus on smell, and is a part of our current educational course of study, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. We will be talking about the ways in which smell is linked to our emotional, physical and spiritual health. Register now! Please note: this telecourse will be one hour in duration (rather than the usual 30 minutes) and is open to everybody.

David Elliott is an acclaimed internation...

Upcoming Free Telecourse about Taste with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and Doctor Aimée Gould Shunney

By: Nia | Published May 24, 2011

Join us Monday, June 6, 2011 for a free telecourse with Nia Co-Creator Debbie Rosas and guest speaker Doctor Aimée Gould Shunney.

This telecourse will focus on taste, and is a part of our current educational course of study, Becoming a Sensation Scientist. We will be talking about the ways in which taste, pleasure, delicious food and joyful eating can come together to create optimal emotional and physical health. Topics will include how to define a 'healthy' appetite, satiety, cravings, food as medicine, cleansing, mending relationship with food, establishing sustainable healthy eating habits, and staying healthy and well.

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