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The History of Nia
Nia, initially standing for non-impact aerobics, was created in the 1980’s by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas with the aim to revolutionise the way individuals get fit and look after their mind, body and soul. They wanted to create a low impact movement suitable for everybody that encompassed the mind, body, spirit and emotions. Here was born Nia; and a new genre of fitness called body-mind fitness.
The Nia technique soon became legendary for its barefoot fusion workout and pleasure-based approach to fitness and health. The Nia technique has become so popular, it is taught to individuals with special needs such as autism, to prison inmates and is an accredited program taught in American schools, Colleges and Universities.
Today, Nia is taught by around 2,200 licences teachers across 45 countries worldwide.
What is Nia?
Nia is a dynamic blend of 9 movement forms – Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Dance Arts: Jazz, Modern, Duncan Healing Arts: Yoga, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais. It integrates the mindfulness & meditative techniques of martial arts, with the fluidity of dance arts and the alignment of yoga. Nia tones your body, while it transforms your mind
All Nia cardio dance choreography combines 52 basic moves, or variations of these moves with expressive Freedance. Its choreographed routines are set to diverse & soul-stirring music. Nia’s 52 moves have been distilled with over 35 years of research to offer the best holistic mind, emotion and spiritual conditioning. Each Nia workout will leave you feeling energised, mentally clear and emotionally balanced.
How can Nia benefit me?
- Nia supports weight loss
- Nia increases energy, strength, flexibility, mobility and agility
- Nia improves circulation and heart health
- Nia develops muscle tone and power
- Nia improves posture, balance and stability
- Nia offers relaxation and stress reduction
- Nia strengthens the nervous system
- Nia improves focus and concentration
- Nia teaches the science of the body
- Nia fosters creativity, confidence and self expression
- Nia is transformational
- Nia is FUN!
Nia is a great option to anyone looking for a holistic workout. For information on classes, please visit the website www.soulshine.org.uk