Carlos 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 industry—the 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 Nia’s international movement headquarters, Body Moves — a Nia Space.

Saturday, April 23 --3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Body’s Way – A Nia Approach to Living Through the Sensation of Consciousness
— Carlos Rosas and Debbie Rosas —
La Terraza

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 Body’s 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 Body’s 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 Body’s Way .

•To physically move and explore the sensation of consciousness through organic and natural means—The Body’s Way.
•To physically experience what Sensory IQ is, and how it helps you reach higher levels of wisdom, insight, imagination, creativity, and self-healing.
•To physically activate, recognize and record the sensation of self-healing.

CEs Available:

This conference is approved for CEUs through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

We can also issue you a Certificate of Attendance for submitting to other Boards.

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