What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness.

Nia is a fitness fusion of Dance, Martial and Healing Arts 

In Nia we are not doing the different movement forms. Instead we are inspired by the energies of the different forms. We find that the same basic movement can feel completely different when inspired by Tai Chi versus Modern Dance.

 Dance Arts - Emotional Expression


Duncan Dance - Free-Spirited, Honest Movement         


Jazz Dance - Fun, Showmanship, Expression


Modern Dance - Creating Shapes in Space


 Martial Arts - Organic Precision


Aikido - Harmonious Spherical Motion
Martial Arts


Tai Chi - The Slow Dance


Tae Kwon Do - The Dance of Precision



 Healing Arts - Functional Movement


the Alexander Technique - Movement From the Top

the work of Moshe FeldenkraisĀ® - Conscious Awareness of Sensation

Yoga - Conscious Alignment of Bones and Joints