Sensational Health

Nia Technique. More than just an exercise class...

“Watch out - this can change your life!"
—Carlos Rosas, Nia co-founder

Nia is a path to condition, heal and express your self through movement and sensation. A dynamic blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, Nia revolutionized the face of fitness in 1983, and has since changed millions of lives and bodies across the globe. Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, Nia brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit to optimum health through music, movement and self-expression, guided by the sensation of Pleasure.

Nia is designed for any body. It is ageless and limitless, transformational and effective for every person everywhere, from athletes, dancers and fitness instructors, to children, special needs groups and the elderly. With the philosophy, Through Movement We Find Health, Nia addresses the whole person through music and movement integrated from nine traditional movement forms.

Dancing Through Life: The Nine Movement Forms of Nia

Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido
Dance Arts: Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance
Healing Arts: Yoga, Alexander Technique, The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais®

nia dancers enjoying fluid motionThrough Nia practice, you learn to foster awareness of your life through physical sensation, allowing the Voice of The Body to direct your actions and choices, leading to a general state of what Nia calls Dynamic Ease. Practiced barefoot to music, each person is invited to move at his or her own level of intensity, adapting the 52 Moves to their body potential at any given moment. While delivering cardiovascular, whole-body conditioning, Nia creates a loving relationship with one's own body by tuning into The Body’s Way: the innate intelligence of the body. Most of all, Nia is exhilarating and fun!


What People are saying about Nia

Your burning fat and calories, building your muscles, giving your heart a real workout but you’re not running, pounding or panting. Your feet are planted, your mind is calm, your body is fluid. Welcome to Nia.- Natural Health magazine

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I love Nia! It’s a total mind, body, spirit celebration.- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Who knew working out could be so much fun!- ELLE magazine

Nia is a free-wheeling, low-impact, barefoot workout with lots of hoots and hollering, sweating and good spirits- Spa Finder magazine

This lyrical, dance-like routine is deceptively powerful, delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.- Health magazine

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