Nia, an internationally acclaimed practice for over 30 years.

Nia is now taught in 49 countries around the world. Awakening the senses, Nia teaches you to love your body and your life. Here in Australia, Nia is shared with enthusiasm by a lively community that has grown organically since 2004.

 

Check out the Events page for the latest workshops, gatherings, retreats and trainings Australia-wide. Explore the Blog below for community news and stories.

  • 31st October, 2018 in Body-Mind, Nia Practice, Our Stories

    FROM SELF-DOUBT TO CONFIDENCE & CLARITY – A Nia TRANSFORMATION

    How to transform your body and life in a pleasurable way that just gets better …

    I fell in love with Nia straight away, the music and moves got under my skin and my teacher’s vivacity drew me in. Back then I had no inkling of the changes to come, even if someone had told me I wouldn’t have believed. Lucky for me, Nia has worked its magic softening edges and removing inhibitions until confidence and clarity quietly replace self-doubt.

    All this from a movement practice you ask? Yes!

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  • 4th March, 2018 in Nia Practice, Our Stories

    This is for YOU – Nia is for Everybody

    It’s Fun.
    It’s Fitness.
    It’s unwinding from the day and simply moving to beautiful music.

    It’s Exercise without Pain.
    It makes you feel grounded, relaxed, free, joyous, refreshed, happy, energised, centred, connected, feminine, strong, confident and inspired.
    It’s Nia and it’s for Everybody.. Read More >

  • 27th January, 2018 in Body-Mind, Our Stories

    Nia Dance – ‘Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway’

    Whenever I’m about to do something that makes me feel nervous, I remember the quote from Susan Jeffers – “Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway”.

    Fear itself is not the enemy, sometimes it protects us from real danger. Sometimes we give fear the power to make us much smaller than we are destined to be. We need to feel our fear and then decide if it’s based in reality. 

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  • 23rd November, 2017 in Nia Belt Trainings, Our Stories

    What does it feel like in a Nia training?

    “So many of my Nia friends from far and wide are gathering and bubbling with excitement at the prospect of stepping into the third level of Nia training, the Brown Belt with International Nia Trainer Ann Christiansen. And their excitement and anticipation comes from knowing what it’s like in a Nia training.
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  • 1st November, 2017 in Body-Mind, Our Stories

    Medicine for my whole being.

    I discovered Nia . . .

    at a farmers market in Eugene, Oregon where Nia was being shared on a grassy patch. I happily danced along with the group and was given a pass for a free class. I can’t remember who it was or what they looked like but that person changed my life! Read More >

  • 7th March, 2017 in Body-Mind, Community News, Nia Belt Trainings, Our Stories

    Fitness Pioneer Debbie Rosas to Tour Australia in April 2017

    Fitness pioneer and thought leader Debbie Rosas is embarking on a tour of Australian Nia communities starting April 15th. Debbie will be teaching in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Mullumbimby, to audiences of both Nia veterans and new dancers. Read More >

  • 3rd November, 2016 in Community News, Nia Practice, Our Stories

    Universal Joy connects our global Nia community

    Imagine finding a movement practice that spans the whole world and connects you to a global community. A fitness class that speaks not one singular language, rather a universal dialogue of the body. A mindful workout that opens your eyes to each moment as a possibility of seeing new aspects of yourself. For me the image of an exercise class that encompasses all those qualities became a reality in the form of Nia. And it continues to expand as I travel the world taking classes, connecting with communities and experiencing the ever present Joy of Nia.

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  • 14th September, 2016 in Community News, Nia Belt Trainings, Our Stories

    Dancing together to create something great!

     

    Collaboration means to work (or play) together to produce something and that’s exactly what we did in Ulladulla. Together with the Canberra Nia community, our NSW South Coast Nia community came together to deliver a doozy of a Dance Jam on 6 August this year.

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  • 14th September, 2016 in Body-Mind, Our Stories

    Go There! Embracing change …

    When Nia student ‘Cosima’ experienced a sudden change in circumstances, her first response was panic. But thanks to Nia’s practice of listening to the body’s voice, she found a way to embrace the change. “The beauty, the simplicity of it was uplifting”

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  • 14th September, 2016 in Nia Belt Trainings, Nia Practice, Our Stories, Uncategorized

    Blue Belt – Art of Communication

    Blue Belt, the second level of Nia education, explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centred communication. This intensive introduces the 13 Nia principles (that follow the White Belt’s 13 Nia Principles), which focus on the 4 realms of body, mind, emotions and spirit. While the White Belt curriculum focuses entirely on awareness of physical sensation, Blue Belt applies these skills to explore internal sensations as perceived through – but distinct from – physical sensations in the body.

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  • 14th September, 2016 in Community News, Nia Belt Trainings, Our Stories

    Nia White Belt in Perth

    My journey with Nia began in 2003 in South Africa when I took the White Belt with dear Kathy Wolstenholme. I had taken one class and was sold! Since then I have learnt so much and had Nia by my side to express the continuum of emotions through life’s many transitions and undulations! I have travelled to Germany and Portland with my Nia friends and left with many more friends and aha’s.

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  • 5th August, 2016 in Community News, Our Stories

    Our Community In Our Words

    The most rewarding part of having a Nia community .. 

    “I feel deep passion when I dance with my Nia tribe.

    The energy in the room sometimes brings me to tears of joy. 

    Thank you Nia x” Mandy Loveday

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  • 5th August, 2016 in Community News, Our Stories

    From Little Things Big Things Grow

    Communities thrive when they share a common purpose and sense an ability to connect and contribute. A seed was sewn in 2007 when four Nia teachers formed the Nia Australia Association with the intention to support and grow an Australian Nia community.

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  • 3rd December, 2015 in Our Stories

    Pieta ~ our International Nia Student of the Year!

    This year, one of our Nia students and members of Nia Australia, was honoured by the Nia community globally, receiving the International Student of the year award by Nia HQ in Portland. We are so proud of Pieta as she truly embodies and walks the path of a wise woman intuitively following the signs that are leading her to a life filled with Joy and wellness. As is Pieta’s style, with her overflowing kindness, Pieta’s response to the award was to send a gratitude hit and love bomb to the Nia Community. Here are Pieta’s beautiful words of thanks and story for you. 

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  • 14th November, 2015 in Our Stories

    Nia Conditioning and Cycling

    Nia, as a whole body conditioning practice, is a powerful addition to any exercise program and can be used effectively and efficiently to improve all-round athletic performance and expand body awareness. A Nia student in Brisbane, Paul, shares his experience of incorporating Nia into his weekly routine to enhance his speed and strength in the sport of cycling.

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  • 22nd July, 2015 in Our Stories

    An Inner Connection and Sense of Being

    Ann Boon teaches in Morningside, Brisbane. One of her students, Glenys Gibson, shares her experience of Nia, describing what drew her to a Nia class and why she keeps coming back!

    “I feel I have benefited so much from Nia and I want others to have the opportunity to experience Nia, so I share my experience and encourage others to attend.”

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