Biography

“Do you love to dance? I do ! Although when I was a teenager, I was told I’d never be able to dance again, following surgery on both knees. Fast forward a few decades and my husband laughed and said ‘that’s not true!’. I railed against his confidence and then, encouraged by him, joined a gym where Nia was on offer. ‘What’s Nia?’ I asked. ‘I think you’ll love it’ I was told. And from the very first class I was hooked. Although at the time (2006) I felt unfit and uncoordinated.

“Since then, the fun and joy of Nia has brought so much change to my body and life. My family tells me they like me better when I do Nia. And through Nia trainings, education and practice, I’ve reached a level of health and fitness that I only dreamed of when I was younger.”

Hi, I’m Ann Boon, a Brisbane-based Nia teacher. I help people connect to the wisdom of their bodies to invite joy, ease and playfulness into their lives. If you’re looking for fitness, health, increased energy, flexibility, fun or simply to get moving again I can help you too! If it’s been a while, here are tips for how to start exercising again.

“The music is fabulous and the movements are simple. If you haven’t done Nia before it doesn’t matter. You’re welcome to come along anytime and give it a go. Nia classes are suitable for every ‘body’ and no experience is necessary.” Ann

What if it’s your first time?

If you’re new to Nia and want some reassurance or simply to understand more about whether you can do it (YES!), how to modify if you have a particular injiury or body quirk, or simply to touch base before coming to class, give me a call on 0437 392 424.

Expect to move your body and be prepared to experience some ‘new to you’ sensations. You are always invited to move in your own way and to take care of your body’s needs. Nia is natural-to-the-body movement and very kind on the joints. Take some deep breaths and trust that your body was designed to move even if it hasn’t done much for a while.

You can also simply come along to class. You’re welcome anytime. Bring a water bottle and wear clothes that are easy to move in. First time round, come a little early to meet me, have a chat, learn how to sign in and get familiarised with the space. I can’t wait to meet you!

Ann has completed the Nia White, Green, Blue and Brown Belt trainings and the Nia 5 Stages, Moving to Heal & Art of Teaching trainings and she is a member of the Nia 5 Stages Master Teaching Faculty. 

 

Pricing and Details

Ann’s Class Dates + Prices – Please note NO classes during school holidays

Beenleigh at the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10 James St, Beenleigh

  • Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm 
  • 17 Apr – 26 Jun $3 . Subsidised by the Logan City Council as part of LiveWell Logan

Cannon Hill at the Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Rd, Cannon Hill 

  • Wednesdays 9.15am-10.15am Classic Nia
  • 18 Apr – 27 Jun  $22 casual . $17 concession $165 term pass
  • Pre-pay & Save! 13+% off! $143 Term Pass if paid by 16 Apr
  • Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.00pm – Classic Nia by fairy lights
  • 18 Apr – 27 Jun  $22 casual . $17 concession $165 term pass
  • Pre-pay & Save! 13+% off! $143 Term Pass if paid by 16 Apr
  • Fridays 9.15am-10.15am – Gentle Nia
  • 20 Apr – 29 Jun $22 casual . $17 concession $165 term pass
  • Pre-pay & Save! 13+% off! $143 Term Pass if paid by 16 Apr
  • The Whole Shebang!
  • ALL Ann’s Cannon Hill Term Two Classes $330
  • Pre-pay & Save! 15% off! $286 if paid by 16 Apr

Please note these discounted term passes are not transferable & expire at end of term

 Pre-pay by cash or direct deposit

NAB Bank Account  BSB – 084 293  Account 179527004  Graceflow

Ref : CHNia “your name”

Contact Ann NOW Email: graceflow@bigpond.com Mobile: 0437 392 424

 

Current Classes

Location Class Type Time
Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, QLD, 4170, Australia
Classic Nia - (28Mar + 18Apr-27Jun) 7:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesday
Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Queensland, Australia
Classic Nia (28Mar + 18Apr-27Jun) 9.15am-10.15am Wednesday
Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Queensland, Australia
Gentle Nia Class (20Apr-29Jun) 9.15am-10.15am Friday
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10 James Street, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
Nia in Beenleigh (17 Apr - 26 Jun, 2018) 11.30am-12.30pm Tuesday

Cannon Hill School of Arts

Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, QLD, 4170, Australia

Classic Nia is an hour long fitness class combining elements of dance, martial arts and healing movement therapies, that offers a cardio-vascular workout without the impact of zumba or aerobics. It’s practised barefoot but you can wear shoes it you need to. Each class begins with a focus and intent, stepping into warm up, get moving, cool down, floorplay and then a conscious step out. Key elements of Nia include using awareness of the body, mind, emotions and spirit and choosing to practice being with body sensations that feel good. If it’s been a while since you moved your body, there’s no need to worry. Nia meets you where you’re at and invites you to move in your own body’s way. Here are some tips on how to start exercising again.

The music is fabulous and the movements are simple. If you haven’t done Nia before it doesn’t matter. You’re welcome to come along anytime and give it a go. To learn more, give me a call on 0437 392 424. Nia classes are suitable for every ‘body’ and no experience is necessary. Class is located in a beautiful old hall close to Wrays & Pizza Hut a very short drive from Carindale, Carina, Morningside, Tingalpa, Hawthorne or Bulimba. Parking available.

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Cannon Hill School of Arts

Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Queensland, Australia

Classic Nia is an hour long fitness class combining elements of dance, martial arts and healing movement therapies, that offers a cardio-vascular workout without the impact of zumba or aerobics. It’s practised barefoot but you can wear shoes it you need to. Each class begins with a focus and intent, stepping into warm up, get moving, cool down, floorplay and then a conscious step out. Key elements of Nia include using awareness of the body, mind, emotions and spirit and choosing to practice being with body sensations that feel good. If it’s been a while since you moved your body, there’s no need to worry. Nia meets you where you’re at and invites you to move in your own body’s way. Here are some tips on how to start exercising again.

The music is fabulous and the movements are simple. If you haven’t done Nia before it doesn’t matter. You’re welcome to come along anytime and give it a go. To learn more, give me a call on 0437 392 424. Nia classes are suitable for every ‘body’ and no experience is necessary. Class is located in a beautiful old hall close to Wrays & Pizza Hut a very short drive from Carindale, Carina, Morningside, Tingalpa, Hawthorne or Bulimba. Parking available.

 

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Cannon Hill School of Arts

Cannon Hill School of Arts, 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, Queensland, Australia

Gentle Nia is an hour-long movement experience set to music, which is playful and relaxing. This Gentle Nia class uses all the elements of classic Nia like the 52 moves, 9 movement forms, 5 sensations, 3 planes, 3 intensity levels, vocal sounding and emotional expression. It’s adaptable to every body and is slower and gentler than a classic Nia class. It provides the time and space for you to connect to life-force energy and move in your body’s way with the intention to self-heal. If it’s been a while since you moved your body, there’s no need to worry. Nia meets you where you’re at and invites you to move in your own body’s way. Here are some tips on how to start exercising again.

“The music is fabulous and the movements are simple. If you haven’t done Nia before it doesn’t matter. You’re welcome to come along anytime and give it a go. To learn more, give me a call on 0437 392 424. Nia classes are suitable for every ‘body’ and no experience is necessary.” Ann

Class is located in a beautiful old hall close to Wrays Organics & Pizza Hut a very short drive from Carindale, Carina, Morningside, Tingalpa, Hawthorne or Bulimba. You’re welcome anytime. Gentle Nia is suitable for everybody and no experience is necessary.

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Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10 James Street, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia

Classic Nia is an hour long fitness class combining elements of dance, martial arts and healing movement therapies, that offers a cardio-vascular workout without the impact of zumba or aerobics. It’s practised barefoot but you can wear shoes it you need to. Each class begins with a focus and intent, stepping into warm up, get moving, cool down, floorplay and then a conscious step out. Key elements of Nia include using awareness of the body, mind, emotions and spirit and choosing to practice being with body sensations that feel good. If it’s been a while since you moved your body, there’s no need to worry. Nia meets you where you’re at and invites you to move in your own body’s way. Here are some tips on how to start exercising again.

“The music is fabulous and the movements are simple. If you haven’t done Nia before it doesn’t matter. You’re welcome to come along anytime and give it a go. To learn more, give me a call on 0437 392 424. Nia classes are suitable for every ‘body’ and no experience is necessary.” Ann

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