When body and soul meet.
The word NIA means: Neuromuscular Integrative Action. Nia is a dance-based movement, that helps you to find yourself. Your soul and mind can rest, while you pay attention to the message of your body. In Nia you find joy, energy, healing, liberation, physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being, as well as a community to belong to. At the physical level, the essence is to train the body effortless, shape it and make it stronger, and even improve flexibility and balance. Although it spares the muscles and organs, it is a sweaty workout. Nia is inspired by elements from other sports like Tai-Chi, Taekwondo, Aikido, Jazz dance, Modern dance, Duncan dance, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method and Yoga, and it embodies the form of 52 movements. Music is a basic element of the classes, that adapts to the specific rhythm of the exercises. While listening to the rituals of ancient tribes, you can experience trance; the modern music is liberating; and the soft, melodical tunes help you to relax. It positively affects the blood and lymph circulation, the metabolic processes in the cardiovascular system, supports the detoxification process and helps to solve anxiety problems and sleeping disorders. It is easier to get through bad periods with Nia because it helps to go beyond psychological injuries, which can cause physical problems later. It enhances experiencing feminity.
Who do I recommend Nia to?
Anyone can start it regardless age, gender or fitness level. No pre-qualification is required. Pregnant women can also practice Nia without any concerns. I pay special attention to them and instruct them how to carry out the movements with maximum carefulness.
What not to bring to class?
Shoes!!! Nia is recommended to dance barefoot, so the 26-26 bones, 19-19 muscles and 7000-7000 nerves in the feet can be activated.
What to bring to class?
Comfortable clothing, water, and the best dance partner, your body.