What is Nia?

Casey Bernstein with Debbie Rosas Co-creator of Nia

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. 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.

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How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. 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. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

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.

LISTEN: Nia Podcast from the Creator of Nia: Debbie Rosas; What is Nia? 

Nia Trainings with Casey Bernstein

Baltimore, MD ~ Nia White Belt
Thursday Jan. 15 – Monday Jan. 19th &
Saturday Jan. 25th – Sunday Jan 26th 2015

Vida Natural ~ Nia Blue Belt
Saturday March 14th – Friday March 20th 2015

Ithaca, NY ~ Nia White Belt
Saturday April 11th – Friday April 17th 2015

 The Center for Nia &  Yoga, Albany, NY ~ Nia Blue Belt
Co-trained Britta von Tagen & Casey
May 2nd – May 8th 2015

Portland, OR – Nia Blue Belt
Saturday July 18th – Friday July 24th 2015

The Art of Stepping in Nia Workshop with Casey
at The Center for Nia & Yoga
Friday June 26th –  Sunday June 28th 2015