Through movement we find health

The Nia Technique cardio dance fitness class that combines simple dance moves with martial arts and healing arts to provide a total body workout that includes your mind, emotions and spirit. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good - inside and out!

Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness and holistic fitness and well-being.

To achieve this whole-being integration, Nia addresses the whole person, using a comprehensive, holistic exercise approach designed with a combination of nine classic movement forms.

Nia Blends Nine Movement Forms

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

Nia is practiced barefoot. Through non-impact choreography and listening to the intelligence of the body’s design, Nia delivers a holistic fitness experience. Every class is tailored and adapted to individual needs and abilities.

Every class is all-levels with the instructor offering adjustments for Level 1 (the most ease) to Level 3 (for high functioning athletes). Because Nia is based on creating a loving relationship with the body and following The Body’s Way – the innate intelligence of the body — it is adaptable and safe for any fitness level, from stiff beginners to highly fit athletes. Each class has its own kind of magic that fosters personal creativity and expression while providing a total body workout.

At Shine, we believe in the power of self-discovery through movement. In practicing Nia, you fall in love with being and moving in your body and you experience the power of self-healing. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.