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Transformational Movement: Through Movement We Find Health

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The Nia Technique: Transformational Movement
That Gives You A New Body And A New Life
Appropriate for all Fitness Levels and Age Ranges

deb_carlos.jpg (7154 bytes) Nia is an expressive fitness and awareness Transformational Movement program. Filled with depth, tenderness and clarity, Nia offers a holistic approach to health. By blending movement and concepts from the healing arts, the martial arts and the dance arts, Nia offers an experience that embraces individual creativity, self-inquiry, and free expression. The stillness and concentration of tai-chi, the dynamic poses of yoga, the explosive power of martial arts and the grace and spontaneity of modern and ethnic dance make it possible to stay fit and reap holistic benefits - a sense of well-being that filters into every aspect of your life!
Debbie and Carlos Rosas, Nia originators


-- There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. -Martha Graham,
Dance Company

--To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self, to create your own prayer beads. Sweat is holy water, pearls of liquid that release your past, anointing all your parts in a baptism by fire. Sweat burns karma, purifying body and soul. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self-healing, whether done in the gym, sauna or the sweatlodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.--Gabrielle Roth, RavenRecording

-- Nia is a spiritual sweat to music. Nia is Neuro-Muscular Integrative Action--the process of connecting body, mind and spirit through movement. Bodies change when they do Nia--not just visually but energetically from deep inside. Eastern forms such as yoga, tai chi, aikido and tai kwan do, as well as more Western techniques such as jazz and modern dance have been integrated to create mover-friendly movement combined with sound, breath and an eclectic blend of world music. People often say it is the most freeing, fun class they have ever taken. One of our favorite parts of Nia is there are no complicated steps of choreography. There is no striving to be perfect or "keep up". Instead there is a rhythmic mantra with your feet. You repeat moves enough so you find yourself in a kind of hypnotic meditation in action. You often find yourself smiling (sometimes even crying), as old holdings are released. You start with feel good moves, playing and sensing your barefeet on the floor. You often end with the floor becoming your "sandbox" of discovery as you do yoga floor-play."--
Jennie Fox and Paul Gould,  Yoga Nia Adventures --

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