Nia Classes

Fall is nearly here. The light is lower in the sky and the Joe Pye Weed and Goldenrod remind us that summer is coming to an end, harvest brings bounty and beauty. What better time than now to move and play and sense joy.

Join me for Nia classes in Marshall, twice a week. 

Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. 

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m

Magictown Movement Studio; Studio #208 upstairs in the Marshall High Studios on the island in the French Broad River in downtown Marshall. I am a Certified Brown Belt Nia Instructor with over a decade of experience as a Nia teacher.   

You can read more about each class and location via my profile on the Nia Website here.


Nia is: Neuromuscular Integrated Action + Non-Impact Aerobics.
Nia is BRIGHTNESS in Sanskrit and PURPOSE in Swahilli.
Nia is a 30 year + practice performed in bare feet. Choreography uses 52 moves drawn from the fundamentals of 9 movement forms in the Dance, Healing and Martial Arts. 

The 9 movement forms include: 

Modern, Jazz, & Isadora Duncan Dance Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do & AIkido Yoga,  Alexander Technique & the work of Moshe Feldenkrais

Nia class is a place to strengthen, to stretch, to soften, to wiggle, to shout, to sigh, to breath, to be in the moment in your body, dancing to music, and dancing into your life.

One hour classes to dynamic world music begin with stepping in, moving joints gently, get moving, moving fully, slowing down, moving on the floor and stepping out.

Nia is practiced at your level in your body's way. Nia is practiced in bare feet, awakening and stimulating sensation in the soles of the feet, stimulating our ability to balance and carry ourselves through our day.

Nia reminds us to play, to move for the pleasure of doing so. In the pursuit of crouching, leaping and crawling like a tiger, the body is invited to activate sensation of stability, mobility, strength, agility and mobility. The emotion, body and mind move together when we play, creating a whole being health practice. 

Special thanks to Rob Amberg for the photographs in the gallery where I am wearing a black top and black pants credit COPYRIGHT ROB AMBERG 2011