Move the way your body was meant to move!
Dance your way to wellness. Nia is a unique dance experience, created by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas over 25 years ago, inspired by nine different movement forms. When combined, they facilitate the ability to dance the way your body was meant to move.
Integrating the Western dance modalities of modern, jazz, and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts of T'ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, and Aikido, Nia also incorporates Feldenkrais, the Alexander Technique, and the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga in a non-impact aerobic workout ideal for all ages and fitness levels.
Nia helps you reclaim a healthy body image as you develop flexibility, strength, stability, balance, agility, and mobility. Moving to the uplifting music of Nia is designed to be a spiritual, soulful and joyful encounter.
What is Nia?
Nia is an expressive body-mind movement and lifestyle practice, embracing fitness and health. The benefits include cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, balance, endurance and relaxation. All movements are adaptable and can be personalized for any level of fitness and agility. Nia was created by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas in 1982.
Nia is the first and most advanced form of fusion fitness - the combining of classic movement forms, it encompasses the martial arts, the healing arts (including yoga), and dance. This combination creates a synergy that no isolated technique can match.
Nia (pronounced Nee' ah) is a worldwide fitness movement with more than twenty years of technical advancement.
Nia can benefit everyone, from beginners of any age to professional athletes seeking the ultimate "cross-training" discipline.
"The gentle flowing rhythmic movements of Nia dance lends itself to enhancing the flow of the lymphatic system throughout the body. This is essential for healthy tissue. Nia dance helps nurture a healthy lymphatic system."
-- Andrea Morkin, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Hygenics, Skin Care Salon
Read about Nia
Debbie and Carlos, co-creators of Nia, are the authors of the book The Nia Technique. Together, their personal and professional exploration has included the study of dance, martial arts, music, art, therapy, energy, and healing work.
More about Debbie and Carlos
Nia was created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas.
Debbie Stewart and Carlos Rosas have been leaders in the fitness industry since 1976. They have been keynote presenters at the International Dance Exercise Association (IDEA) Conferences for over ten years. As pioneers in the healing movement, they created the Nia Technique, which has been accredited by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). They have produced seven video-tape workouts, one meditation tape, and are the authors of Holistic Fitness in the American Fitness Aerobic Association (AFAA) training manual.