Nia is a fitness and movement program drawing elements from martial arts, yoga, and dance. Developed in the early 1980s by Debbie and Carlos Rosas, Nia now claims teachers and practitioners around the world. The name "Nia", though not capitalized like an acronym, is actually derived from "Neuromuscular Integrative Action". It also means "with purpose" in Swahili.
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Original creators describe the technique, and offer a regional directory, newsletter, testimonials and FAQ.
Article about Nia that appeared in The Guardian Weekend.
Details of classes, workshops and special events in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Nia South Africa
Provides background information, news articles, and calendar of workshops, classes and training in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nia: The Body's Way
Inner IDEA article: the Nia Technique's co-creators explain the fundamentals and suggest tips for beginning a practice. (February 07, 2006)
What is Nia?
Reprint of an article that appeared in Business Week. (May 10, 1999)