The NIA Technique is a mind/body physical conditioning program that initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics, a health and fitness alternative that emerged in the ’80’s, and evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings. The Nia Technique was founded in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas in the San Francisco area. Nia combines martial arts, modern dance arts and yoga in a workout set to music.
Lisa Rude is certified Black Belt Nia Teacher. Lisa’s passion for Nia is demonstrated through her teaching, writing and community building-all benefits that she offers to her student’s mission. Lisa is also a speech pathologist and author of “California Girls: Six Decades of Life, Letters and Alzheimer’s-A Memoir”