Nia is a sensory-based movement practice and lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
How does Nia work?
Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels.
Why was Nia created?
Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined
The founders, Debbie and Carlos Rosas, created Nia around the philosophy "The Body's Way" which first principle is "The Joy of Movement" based on the sensation of pleasure.
Since more than 30 years Nia has spread worldwide, creating a large, devoted network of teachers, students and communities. Nia is a beautiful body-mind-fusion practice which includes all 4 realms - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a beautiful transformational movement practice that teaches you to be more joyful, expressive and alive in your body.
How glorious it was to meet and commune with you in the harmony of our souls....A TOTAL WORK OUT - BODY MIND SOUL! It was a priceless gift I always will carry with me in my heart. As a survivor of the rwandan genocide, during which entire communities were destroyed over night, I deeply am grateful for your life work of rebuilding new communities based on the understanding of the DIVINE ONENESS we are meant to embody for one another and express through holistic celebrations such as the one we enjoyed yesterday. I now see the awakening of the COLLECTIVE SOUL and the emerging of the TRUE HUMAN FAMILY.....FINALLY! In deep gratitude to you, Sabine and Phillipe, certainly to the founder and all other trailblazers I am yet to commune with on this awesome journey,
Sawubona! (the Divine in me honors the Divine in you ....in the Zulu language)
Thierry O. Harelimana.
Don't miss taking a class with Sabine and Philippe... it's truly 'dancing with the stars'
Margie, Nia Teacher, Houston, Texas/US
The workshop was amazing, Sabine is such an inspiration and she is a great educator. It was a joy to watch Philippe move through the five sensation. Together they are such a wonderful team.
Manal, Nia Teacher, Houston, Texas/US