What is Nia?

Nia Technique™ is a dance fitness practice that provides safe and effective exercise that fuses multiple movement forms; it inspires people to be healthy and fit while learning body literacy and awareness. Nia blends a combination of dance arts, such as jazz and modern, with martial arts, inspired by aikido and tai chi, all with the perspectives of healing arts, such as yoga and the Alexander Technique. Nia is a barefooted movement program designed to increase participants awareness of physical sensations, build strength and stamina, and increase flexibility and balance, all while having fun. And we do it to great music!the And we do it to great music!

Benefits of Practicing Nia

  • Stimulates pleasure of living in the body
  • Increases energy, strength, flexibility, mobility and agility
  • Improves circulation and heart health and supports weight loss
  • Develops grace, power and muscle tone
  • Improves posture, balance and stability

Deepen your Nia Practice with a Training

WHITE BELT

Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery exploring the art of sensation your body's way. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience.

The Art of Sensation is rooted in Nia's philosophy of The Body's Way. Sensation guides you to create health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. Nia White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy - the ability to listen to your body, making choices that lead to health and total body well-being. Find a training here.

Debbie Rosas describes the essence of Nia.