Rosas and Debbie Rosas
Since 1975, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas have been leaders and
pioneers in the fitness and wellness industry. They have devoted
their personal and professional lives toward the dream of creating
a fitness and lifestyle program that would meet the needs of all
people. In 1983, at the height of the "no-pain, no-gain"
fitness mentality, Debbie and Carlos created Nia, a more pleasurable
way to get fit, maintain health, and have more fun when working
out. By taking off their shoes and eliminating repetitive jogging
and jumping, they catalyzed one of the most dramatic changes to
take place in the fitness industrythe emergence of fusion-fitness.
Their revolutionary body-mind-spirit approach inspired the industry
to accept non-traditional practices such as tai chi, yoga, kick-boxing,
and meditation as viable ways to get fit. Today, The Nia Technique
workout is considered the finest fusion of eastern and western
wisdom. More than 1200 licensed teachers offer Nia in more than
29 countries around the world in traditional gyms and fitness settings;
college-accredited PE; dance and theatre departments; drug, alcohol,
sexual-abuse and cardiac rehabilitation clinics; spas, wellness
centers, and martial arts studios. In addition to being keynote
speakers at numerous health and fitness conferences, they are the
authors of "Holistic Fitness," in the AFAA training manual.
They are also the authors of four teacher-training manuals used
in the Nia certification program, which is accredited by ACE and
AFAA. The Nia Technique has produced eight videotape workouts and
one meditation tape. Their most recent book, The Nia Technique:
The High-Powered Energizing Workout That Gives You a New Body and
a New Life, is a reflection of more than 22 years of personal and
professional exploration and development, and is full of stories
from Nia students around the world. Debbie and Carlos live in Portland,
Oregon, where they teach and train at Nias international
movement headquarters, Body Moves a Nia Space.
Saturday, April 23 --3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bodys Way A Nia Approach to Living Through the
Sensation of Consciousness
Carlos Rosas and Debbie Rosas
In this energizing workshop, authors and Nia creators, Debbie Rosas
and Carlos Rosas share a powerful aspect of their revolutionary
conscious fitness program and lifestyle blueprint that blends together
the wisdom of three arts and presents an entirely new philosophy
on getting fit and staying healthy. Physically experience how to
turn consciousness into sensations you can use to expand the experience
of thinking, creating, living and being in your body. The beauty
of the Bodys Way is that it is a method that uses the body
in accord with its specific design and structure. Discover somatic
intelligence, connect to sensation, and communicate with the voices
of the body to activate your Sensory IQ the intelligence
needed to make personal choices and decisions that lead to self-healing.
Turn living in your body into a highly-functional, pleasurable,
and joyful experience and discover how everything in your life
can positively change when you live the Bodys Way.
Goal: Connect to sensation, and awaken Sensory IQ, the Voice of
The Body that reflects body consciousness, a wisdom that together
with the mind, emotions and spirit, makes us whole.
Consciousness is a sensation that becomes aware of itself through
the physical form. Nia is a movement system that uses The Bodys
To physically move and explore the sensation of consciousness
through organic and natural meansThe Bodys Way.
To physically experience what Sensory IQ is, and how it helps
you reach higher levels of wisdom, insight, imagination, creativity,
To physically activate, recognize and record the sensation