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, MA, is a Black Belt Nia Teacher. As a practicing speech and language pathologist, Lisa’s understanding of therapeutic teaching provides the foundation for a uniquely crafted Nia experience-offering incremental teaching, intensity level choices, and movement guidance that engages and empowers personalized creative expression for everybody.