What is Nia?

Usually practiced barefoot, Nia® is a fusion fitness form, set to a varied musical landscape, that moves energy through all your chakras, as you receive the benefits of a cardio workout. 

Combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, 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.

We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.

Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with the energies of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit - body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.

How does Nia Help Me?

There are many gifts from Nia, beyond the obvious physical benefits. Nia also addresses the mental, emotional, and spiritual realms.

  • better circulation

  • postural alignment

  • weight management

  • stronger immune system

  • greater endurance

  • improved digestion

  • concentration + mental clarity + focus

  • connection & community

  • grace strength mindfulness balance

  • JOY


  • cardiovascular conditioning

  • right & left brain stimulation + neuroplasticity

  • centering & grounding

  • muscle tone + strength

  • flexibility, mobility, and agility

  • whole body fitness

  • improved self-esteem

  • enhanced vitality

  • emotional release

  • stress reduction & relaxation

  • increased energy

“The only exercise where I smile from start to finish. I love that the moves are repeated enough times in a song that I (eventually) get them. There’s such a nice balance of specific moves and self-expression.”

”I didn’t realize I was exercising until I looked in the mirror and saw my red face and soaked tee shirt. I was able to be in my own space and still get a great workout.”

”Thank you so much for the wonderful Nia. It opened up a new world for me.”
— some of our students