Created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas over 35 years ago, Nia blends dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, with an approach that will stimulate you to revolutionize the way you feel about fitness, focusing on how your body feels, rather than how it looks. Addressing the whole person, Nia will pump your heart, spark your spirit, lubricate your joints, motivate your mind, release your tension, enhance your balance and tone your muscles with expressive movement, and mindful awareness. Nia will move you!
The foundation of Nia is the pleasure principle: if it feels good, keep doing it! Movements are designed to be adaptable by students according to their own intuition. From those who are just beginning, to dancers and athletes, students of all levels and backgrounds will be challenged and energized.
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia strengthens and tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind, emotions and spirit.
We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
I highly recommend Kelle’s classes. She is a gifted Nia Teacher with a background in many other movement modalities that enrich her teaching.
Kellie is a shiny spreader of the Joy of Nia with her positive outlook and playful spirit.
DORIT NOBLE, NIA WHIYEBELT TRAINER, FIRST DEGREE BLACKBELT TRAINER