Nia class has been cancelled until further notice!
What is Nia? The Nia Technique is a movement practice that not only offers the cardiovascular benefits of traditional fitness classes, but also encourages emotional expression and engagement to nourish the mind, body and soul. Created by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, Nia is a barefoot technique and is a blending of modern and jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy based on the Alexander technique and the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais.
What does Nia mean? Originally, Nia stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. The letters "NIA" have come to stand for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, in other words, the interaction between our bodies and our minds.
How does Nia work? Nia honors the organic movements of the body to strengthen, stretch, open, align, balance, invigorate and heal. Accessible and innovative choreography engages the mind, stimulating music evokes the emotions, and instructor-guided focuses and visualizations access the soul. Engaging both the outer and inner self invites freer and fuller movement and results in a well-rounded and satisfying movement experience.
Who can do Nia? The foundation of Nia is the pleasure principle-all gain, no pain. Nia choreography is designed to be adaptable by students according to their own intuition and self-referral. From athletes to dancers to those who are just starting out, students of all levels and backgrounds will be challenged and energized.
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