Movement Body Mind and Spirit - Nia
Wellbeing for the mind, body and spirit
Nia blends dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Nia is a fun and holistic movement class that conditions the whole body. It heals and encourages creativity and self-expression. Nia empowers people to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being through the joy of movement.
Each class is different and the diversity is what will bring students back to class because it is about each individual’s own journey. The 52 moves stimulate the muscles and brain but allow students to change the movements to suit their rhythm and comfort level. All Nia’s movements are based on ‘The body’s way’ method that promotes students to move in accordance with their body’s natural design and function.
Nia is a journey of healing where ‘EveryBody’ is welcome to experience the power of holistic fitness, combining the physicality of the body, directed by the mind and nourished by our emotions and spirit to create a sense of well-being, health and joy.
How does Nia work?
Nia has 52 moves that optimize the body's natural design. Nia choreography is body-centered and allows practitioners to connect to nine diverse movement styles: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Nia classes balance form with freedom encouraging people to personalize the movements making choices for pleasure and comfort.
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Why was Nia created?
Nia was created to self-heal the body using music and movement. When Nia creators Debbie and Carlos took their shoes off in 1983, Nia as a barefoot movement class was born from a shared insight that we can learn to move naturally, the body's way. Nia was created to explore the movement potential of the body. Influenced by the grounded non-impact movement of martial arts, Debbie and Carlos realized that through dance movement body-centered awareness could be generated through purposeful movement practice and paying attention to sensation. The 7 Cycle Nia class grew from this practice and became the basis for the Nia belt program that teaches people 52 principles for conscious movement.
What is Nia's purpose?
Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own.
Times / Location
- FRIDAYS - @ EAST DONCASTER - 9:30AM
- SATURDAY - @BULLEEN - 10:30 AM
- MONDAY & WEDNSDAY - @BULLEEN - 10:30 AM