Often referred to as the Love Your Body Workout, Nia is a sensory-based movement lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and fitness.
Nia is a dynamic blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts that brings the body, mind and spirit to optimum health through great music, creative movement and self-expression. Nia is based on the bodys natural design, or The Bodys Way. By teaching students to embody the joy of movement, it helps them achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Each participant is invited to move at his or her own level of intensity. Nia delivers cardiovascular, muscular and whole-body conditioning. More than working out, Nia also incorporates mental and emotional components such as introspection, visualization and vocal expression. The result is a total body and life makeover that leads to falling in love with moving and living in ones body.
The Nia Technique was created in 1983 by Debbie and Carlos Rosas, aerobics instructors who revolutionized the fitness industry by taking off their shoes and designing a barefoot workout that actively seeks pleasure instead of pain. Concerned about student injuries from the high-impact, repetitive movements of traditional aerobics, they replaced the no pain, no gain slogan with no pain, all gain. A creative cardiovascular workout, Nia invites students to explore the multidimensional mind-body connection through pleasurable movement, imagery, and fantastic music a powerful and fun combination!
Revolutionizing the world of fitness and wellbeing, Nia today is taught to over 125,000 students by more than 2,500 certified teachers in more than 45 countries. Nia bursts boundaries of age, gender and fitness levels, delivering a fun, effective and life changing practice for all walks of life.
Here are some of the many ways Nia benefits the body, mind and spirit:
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Increases cardiovascular, circulatory and mental health
• Improves balance and flexibility
• Increases strength and power through the martial arts
• Invites in playfulness and expression through the dance arts
• Inspires mindfulness and self healing through the healing arts
• Enhances sensuality and allows you to feel good in your skin
• Boosts whole body stability, agility and mobility
Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.