Nia is a heart-pumping, foot-stomping, gleeful workout that will leave you feeling centred and invigorated!. Come home to your body. Revitalise and uplift your spirit.
Strengthen your BODY
A fun, yet efficient workout, providing cardiovascular conditioning whilst experiencing the feel-good sensations of dance and movement. Increase the pleasure of living in your body through engaging your senses.
Calm your MIND
Engage with your mind to imagine, witness, focus and direct attention, improving concentration, stilling your thoughts and relieving stress.
Uplift your HEART
Build reservoirs of life-force energy and alleviate anxiety and depression by strengthening your body-mind connection.
Express your SPIRIT
Heal and express yourself though movement and sensation, honouring your uniqueness as an individual.
More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind, heart and spirit. Each workout brings mindfulness to your movement experience leaving you energised, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia blends the precision, power and grace of Martial Arts (Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi); the self-expression, fun and playfulness of the Dance Arts (Jazz, Modern and Duncan Dance); as well as the body awareness of mindful movement (Alexander Technique, Yoga, Feldenkrais).
A bare-foot cardio dance letting you feel more alive in your body. Nia will pump your heart, lubricate your joints, release tension, enhance your balance, and tone your muscles with creative movement.
Free-form movement is balanced with user-friendly choreography to bring the body, mind, emotions and spirit to optimum health. Music and movements are rich in variety and integrates play and sensory awareness. Nia uses the pleasure principle to seek comfort and ease in order to move, strengthen and heal the body in a natural, organic way.
Your Body’s Way
Nia emphasises internally directed guidance. Each person learns in their own unique way. You find the way of doing the move that feels comfortable and gives you a sensation of pleasure. This means that anybody can comfortably join in any class. Listen to your body. Make your own movement choices. Adaptable to every level of fitness.
“This is an amazingly fun and easy way to exercise!”
“No matter what is going on in my life, it is always so special to come to Nia and experience the freedom to simply be, along with the peace and joy it brings.”
“Thanks for making me WANT to come and dance even when I feel tired or unmotivated!”
“I am so grateful to you Gail, for guiding us on our journey of self-awareness through Nia. Thank you for all you do to make these classes special, where we can pause from the hectic pace of life, where we can learn something new, awaken something old or forgotten, while we dance our hearts out!”
“Nia is very unique and special to me – I feel balanced, centred and grounded after each class.”