Nia – mindful fitness

I teach in Exeter

Tuesdays 1-2pm at Met Office Gym (for employees only). I intend to start a public class in 2020. Contact me for details –

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What is it?

Nia is fusion dance with mindfulness. It combines the power and precision of martial arts, the expression of dance and the comfort and pleasure of healing arts. Nia 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 and soul. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.

An hour long class is danced barefoot with a warm up & down and is suitable for every body and ability. There is awesome music too.

Who created it?

Nia hasn’t made it to Exeter quite yet! It was created 40 years ago by two people in America who wanted to find a better way to move as the Aerobics industry they worked in had high rates of injuries amongst trainers, including themselves. They went back to basics and learnt many movement forms (martial arts, yoga, dance etc) and created the Nia Technique.

Where else in the UK?

Search for Nia classes near you

There tend to be hotspots of Nia as students genuinely fall in love with it with some deciding to teach themselves. The closest hotspots to Exeter are Bristol or the Cotswolds. The South west presence is growing with a teacher in Somerset and Taunton.