The Nia Technique www.niajanetkaufman.com
Nia is holistic exercise combining the essence of Dance, Martial Arts and the Healing Arts. The founding principal of Nia is that the joy of movement is the secret to fitness. Nia is Mind Body Emotion & Spirit fitness that addresses the entire human being. It begins with conscious movement and a heightened awareness.
Move the Body's Way
Feel pleasure through movement.
Find Joy in Fitness.
Nia gives you a sense of well being,
increases your flexibility, tones your muscles,
& improves your cardiovascular strength.
Become more agile & gain more mobility.
It's all about the Movement, Music & Magic!
History of Nia
Debbie and Carlos Rosas, teachers & owners of a successful aerobics studio in Marin County, California created Nia 25 years ago. As a result of numerous injuries to teachers, they chose to create a safer, holistic approach to achieve and maintain fitness. Today, there are over 2,000 teachers world-wide who have been trained and licensed in the Nia Technique.
How is Nia different from other forms of fitness?
* We move with purpose and an awareness of all physical sensations, which includes bare feet.
* We use the body the way it was designed to be moved: using a variety of speeds, shifting your own body weight, using a variety of movement forms and various levels of intensity. We avoid the risk of injury that occurs with the repetitive movement of other exercise modalities.
*We use our bodies to heal our Mind, Body, Emotion & Spirit. Muscles contain memory that store physical components as well as emotional trauma. By using your muscles in conjunction with intention, visualization, sound and imagination one can bring feelings to the foreground of consciousness.
*The body's Way: the structural design of the body dictates its proper use. Your body's way is different than any others, and should be moved in your own way.