Nia with Laurien
Mondays > 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Term 1 | 5 February – 26 March
(including Canberra Day on 12 March)
Nia classes are a hybrid of movement forms drawn from dance arts, martial arts (including Tai Chi and Tae Kwon Do) and Yoga. While you will be led by an instructor who will demonstrate easy to learn movement patterns, there is no right or wrong in Nia. Everyone is encouraged to move in their own body’s way and to adapt the moves and intensity to suit their own body’s needs. Created as an alternative to the “no pain, no gain” attitude to fitness, the core philosophy of Nia is to encourage people to “feel pleasure” when moving.
Health benefits include:
- improved balance and stability
- builds stronger bones and muscle tone
- improved circulation and heart health
- improved cognitive agility and mental clarity
- better flexibility and posture
- mindful movement reduces stress
- creates an overwhelming urge to smile!
New starters are invited to come to class 10 minutes early to register. Just wear comfy clothing and bring a water bottle. Nia is practiced with bare feet (but you are welcome to wear soft shoes if your feet need them). Anyone with a body can participate! Of course, if you have any medical concerns, please check with your doctor first or speak to your teacher. All genders and age groups are welcome. We have students in class ranging from 14 through to 80 years of age! Nia is based on ‘listening to your body’ so if you wish to be very active then you can be; if you prefer to pare back your moves or even sit in a chair, then that is also a choice. As long as it feels good, do it!
$30 | Introductory 3 class pass
$75 | 5 class pass
$140 | 10 class pass
$20 | Casual, per class
New starters welcome any time during term.
Concessions are available.
Passes do not expire.
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Nia Blue Belt Instructor