NIA: body condition, spontaneous dance, body awareness
“The truest expression of people is in its dance and its music. Bodies never lie.”
Agnes de Mille
NIA is an abbreviation for Neuro-muscular Integrative Action. NIA-technique is a mind/body focused dance work-out in which movement from sensory awareness is central.
Music, Movement, Magic
In NIA, spontaneous dance, conscious movement, and strenght- and cardio exercise interweave on a swinging mix of musical styles. Moments of expressive free dance alternate with simple steps and movements that are constructed in such a way that they train the nervous system, cardiovascular system as well as strength, flexibility, and movement-creativity.
NIA is a playful 60-minute barefoot work-out in which fun and yummy dancing are paramount. It helps you relax your mind and makes you come home to your body, to yourself.
The NIA technique interweaves and brings together in a very beautiful and intelligent way the vision and concepts of 9 movement forms that are known for their healing, sensory-awareness and powerful, condition-building effects both physically, emotionally and mentally.
The 9 forms are Jazz dance, Modern dance and Duncan dance, Aikido, Taekwondo, and Tai chi, Feldenkrais sensory-based movement education, Alexander technique, and Yoga. To make the classes safe, accessible and joyful for a broad audience, participants are encouraged to choose their own level of intensity in movement.
“Everyone is welcome in an NIA class: man, woman, old, young, with or without experience or body condition!
Love your body, love your life…
The emphasis is on moving the body’s way: Movement with ease, attention, caring, life-force and all senses open. Exploring moving your body’s way: Feeling for and listening to the boundaries your body sets for you. Moving from the connection between body, mind, heart, and soul. Savoring every cell in your body. Every movement a dance…
Each lesson consists of a warming up, a sustained low impact cardio, strength training, stretching, floorplay and a cool down. The movements are danced to a mix of diverse music ranging from world music, House, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Indie, Latin, New Age, and classical music.
Regularly taking a NIA lesson will help you to build up good stamina and a strong, healthy body. Besides making you more conscious, alive and present in your body, you also nurture your heart and nervous system. In short, superfood for body, mind, and soul!”
single class: 6 euro
4-week class card (for 5 consecutive weeks): 20,- euros