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Nia – Feel Good, Look Good

I love Nia!, Its a total mind, body, spirit celebration.”

Christiane Nothrup, M.D., Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom.”

What is Nia?

Nia is holistic movement for body and soul. It is an expressive movement practice promoting fitness, creativity and wellbeing. Fusing dance, yoga, tai chi and martial arts, Nia provides a holistic workout and leaves you feeling energised, relaxed and centred.

Nia’s barefoot, grounded approach maximises 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 visualisation techniques that help you develop awareness and heighten sensation. The result is a fusion of movement styles that is incredibly free and liberating. Moving between simple choreography (form) and freedom of movement (freedance), Nia classes combine the grace and expressiveness of dance, the power and explosiveness of martial arts, and the wisdom and stillness of yoga and tai chi.

Your Body's Way...

The Nia principal of Your Body's Way enables you to find a way of moving that is pleasurable and joyful to YOU. This means that Nia is suitable for all people regardless of age, experience or fitness level.

Nia has been developed over the past 25 years, it was originally created by Debbie & Carlos Rosas, and is now taught by certified facilitators all over the world.  For more information go to www.nianow.com 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Nia (Mind-Body-Spirit) Fitness 

This is a routine-based choreographed class with a specific theme & focus moving through the 7 cycles of Nia. You will learn some steps (of Nia's 52 moves) and also practise expressive freedance

MONDAYS 6-7pm & WEDNESDAYS 10-11am (TERM TIME COURSES)

Nia Freedance - The Art of Conscious Dance 

This is a movement class with no rules.  Its aim to stimulate your unique movement creativity and allow you to move in anyway you need.  You will be guided to connect to your body, mind, emotions and spirit with a specific theme.  The class is carefully crafted with soul-stirring music.

FRIDAYS 6-7pm (TERM TIME COURSES)

A Nia Explorative Workshop  

A longer more in-depth class focusing on a specific aspect or principle of Nia - like the 9 Movement Forms, The Five Sensations of Fitness, The 52 Moves...

SATURDAYS 10am-1pm (MONTHLY)

Benefits of Nia:

  • 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

“Nia is movement-medicine for the body and soul.”