Getting fit through expressive play, the NIA way

If you’re looking for a joyful way to de-stress, feeling fit again and connect, Nia is just the thing for you.

Weaving mindfulness, movement, connection, and joy is what makes the Nia magic on and off the dance floor.

Nia, an abbreviation for Neuro-muscular Integrative Action, is an expressive holistic movement practice anchored in body-centered awareness and based on the intelligent design of the body. It addresses your whole being to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and vitality.

It draws on the chemistry of nine movement forms or energy personalities: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Yoga, the Alexander Technique, and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais®. This unique blend helps you move in fun, versatile and free ways that bring healing, health, and vitality to all aspects of yourself. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, on a soul-stirring variety of music. Each class includes conscious movement direction, play, and body awareness.

Some of the many benefits are cardiovascular health, alleviation of stress and anxiety, hormonal stability, mental focus, nervous system health, and an increase in well-being, and vitality, leaving you feeling uplifted, energized, alive, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced at the heart of your being.

I 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. Practicing Nia guides you to feel at home in your body, as well as with your emotions, and helps you to re-member sensations of pleasure and ease. Pingel

Each NIA practice is adaptable to individual needs and abilities whatever your age, gender, or physical ability,

Join me online (Zoom) or in person (Orgiva, Spain).


Pingel’s contagious joyful zest for life and spontaneity inspire a playful, curious connection to movement. She invites students to reconnect with their inner sparkle and express themselves authentically and spontaneously.

Thank you dear Pingel for your wonderful Nia teachings! You know how to bring the NIA method to life in an authentic way. Every lesson was a party, a joyful invitation to move. Truly move into joy! love Sjoula

I’ve been to a few of Pingel‘s NIA classes & I can really recommend them. For me NIA is a mixture of guided movement & free movement, working with a part of the body to bring more fluidity & strength to the muscles of the body. It helps with coordination & is a gentle & strong practise. Pingel has great music & brings real aliveness & vitality to her guidance of the class. It’s an overall fun experience, GO YOU’LL LOVE IT!!