What is Nia?
“Nia is movement-medicine for the body and soul.”
THROUGH MOVEMENT WE FIND HEALTH
Nia is a safe, holistic fitness programme. A whole body workout, using expressive, grounded movements. Effective and fun, Nia helps people to feel fitter, to feel the enjoyment, & the freedom of being able to move their bodies. Nia is based on the principle that the body responds best to pleasure. Nia was developed to move the body, the way it loves to move, the way it was designed to move - The Body's Way. Nia is the ultimate 'East meets West' method to tone your body, mind and spirit. Its fitness fusion at it's finest.
Nia is all about joyous movement to become healthy. Nia's barefoot, grounded approach maximizes body efficiency and teaches you to consciously move in a gentler way. Modern dance movements are mixed with heart-pumping karate kicks and subtle therapeutic suggestions and visualization techniques help you develop awareness and heighten sensation.
The result is a fusion of movement styles that are freer than any other dance-based exercise. You'll experience the expressiveness of dance, the power of martial arts, and the wisdom of the healing arts. Nia offers an experience that embraces individual creativity, self inquiry and free expression. It is possible to stay fit and reap much deeper benefits - a sense of well being that filters through other aspects of your life.
Nia enables people to achieve physical, mental and emotional health. Nia changes people's lives.
Nia Blends Nine Movement Forms
Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido
Dance Arts: Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance
Healing Arts: Yoga, Alexander Technique, The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais
Benefits: Greater Cardiovascular Fitness Stress Reduction Improved Muscle Tone Greater Flexibility Improved Stamina Postural Alignment Weight Management Increased Vitality Increased Mobility Improved Mental And Emotional Health Greater Sense Of Centering, Grounding And Wellbeing.
It is Non Impact, suitable for all ages, fitness levels, shapes, sizes and personalities. Go to www.nianow.com ( the main international website)to find out more....
I am a Certified Nia Blue Belt & Nia Free-dance Instructor with over 12 years teaching experience. I now offer Nia classes in combination with dance meditation (Soulshine Dance) in my classes, workshops & retreats.
“I love Nia!, Its a total mind, body, spirit celebration.”
Christiane Nothrup, M.D., Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom.”