neuromuscular integrative action or nia is a training program that combines elements from several disciplines to create a training program that takes a good development of various muscle groups in the body and promote cardiovascular health. developed in the early 1980s by Carlos and Debbie Rosas process of neuromuscular integrative action combines movements that are present in various arts such as yoga, tai chi, and modern and ethnic dance.
training for neuromuscular integrative action instructors borrows from the methods used by martial arts. as students master different aspects of the program, attains a higher level. first level of training is known as the white belt level. from that launching point, students progress through the other levels to achieve the highest level in the series, the red belt. it is at this point that the student is considered to be fully trained and are bestowed with the title NIA trainer.
since the initial development of neuromuscular integrative action, training has continued to gain in popularity. It is not uncommon for training centers to give nia teaching. in addition, it is possible to make use of training in settings, such as on weekends retreats or as part of an overall replenishing program aimed at restoring physical and emotional balance to the student.