Be transported by the rhythm and the beat of the music as you move your body in fun and creative ways! Nia consists of easy to learn movement patterns inspired by martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. While participants are led by the instructors, the philosophy of Nia is about finding joy and pleasure in movement rather than getting it “right or wrong”. Everyone is encouraged to move in their body’s own way and to adapt the moves and intensity to suit their body’s own needs. Our focus is on having fun, providing a safe space and bringing health and vitality to our body, mind and spirit.
Nia is an expressive body-mind-spirit movement practice that is taught in 45 countries around the world. It was created as an alternative to the “no pain, no gain” attitude to fitness. Each routine is set to eclectic music that motivates every part of your body to move. Part choreographed, part free-form, Nia invites people to step into a playful relationship with their bodies and movement.
Some benefits of Nia:
- Develops grace, power and muscle tone
- Flexibility, balance and stability
- Posture, balance and agility
- Improves circulation and heart health
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Improves focus and concentration
- Fosters confidence, creativity and self-expression
Just turn up 10 minutes before class to register. Wear comfy clothes and bring a drink bottle. Nia is practised with bare feet but you are welcome to wear soft shoes if your feet need them. New starters are welcome at any time throughout the term.
About the tutors >
Amanda’s passion for Nia began in 2011. She is now a Black Belt accredited Nia instructor who has experienced its positive changes within her own body and spirit, while observing the transformative effects this practice has had on others when they move joyfully in their bodies’ way. Amanda is very welcoming and inclusive and leads her classes with grace and playfulness.
Jen, Kerryn and Laurien have been co-teaching for over three years. All are qualified Blue Belt instructors with a wealth of experience in functional and creative movement. Together they create a welcoming and joyful environment for all participants.
“Great interaction with class, fabulous sunny personalities, and committed to what they do. Nia is a great dance exercise technique; very freeing and joyful!” – Virginia C.