What is Nia?
This is not always an easy question to answer as Nia isn’t something you can easily describe in a quick sound bite. Nia has depth beyond that of many standard fitness programs that allows people to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies based on their age and fitness level. At the end of a class students may describe feeling: joyful, relaxed, centered, grounded, happy, in less pain, less stressed, emotional release, energized, stronger, able to face the struggles of life with more ease, clarity of purpose and next steps, and able to get a workout without hurting their body.
In Nia we emphasize healing and play with a variety of music, rhythms, energies, emotions and movements. We can go from a high energy class to a more meditative experience. You won’t get bored. Nia has 7 cycles where we set a focus and intent (e.g. the feet with the intention of feeling grounded); step in to leave distractions behind; warm up all 13 joints; get moving to increase our heart rate; cool down; floor play with emphasis on strength and flexibility; and then stepping out bringing with us what we learned into our lives.