Leading the way in barefoot fitness for nearly 40 years, Nia® technique and its global community of teachers and students believes everyone has the right to choose if and when to move barefoot.
In honor of National Go Barefoot Day, Move2Center joins Nia teachers from around the world hosting national, international and local dance-a-thon fundraisers online and in-person to help empower the millions who live without shoes around the world.
These have been running throughout the month of June in support of empowerment and choice when it comes to moving barefoot.
Our fundraiser benefits Soles4Souls
, a global non-profit organization that partners with women's shelters, veterans organizations, children's programs and schools to get shoes and clothing to those who need it most. $1 = 1 pair.
Nia has led the way in barefoot fitness for nearly four decades. While science has shown tremendous benefit in being barefoot – including improving balance and awareness, relieving body pain and building foot and ankle strength – the Nia community recognizes the privilege of being able to CHOOSE if and when to move barefoot.
“Millions of children and adults living without shoes around the world do not have this choice,” said Debbie Rosas, founder of Nia. “Shoes provide a plethora of benefits, including opening up opportunities for school and work that are otherwise unavailable. At Nia, we want to do our part to empower people and help them acquire at least one pair of shoes they can use in their daily lives, when and if they choose.”