Biography

Sophie is a White Belt Trainer in the International Nia Training faculty. Sophie has completed the Nia White, Green, Blue, Brown and Black Belt trainings, the Art of Teaching (Level 1), Moving to Heal, 52 Moves and the Nia 5 Stages trainings. Sophie is based in Brisbane.

Sophie Marsh is Australia’s only Nia White Belt Trainer and most experienced Nia Black Belt teacher. For over 17 years, she has guided people to come home to their body, to reclaim their aliveness, fitness, well-being and sense of Self. Since bringing Nia back to Australia in 2004 after living in the US, she has been collaboratively building and leading an Australia-wide Nia community.  

In her classes, workshops, retreats and trainings, Sophie holds a gentle and welcoming space for people of all ages and backgrounds to find their own groove, move to heal, playfully release, and feel deeply connected.  

Sophie also shares adapted Nia sessions, “Joy Therapy” for populations with special needs, including multicultural communities, teens and older populations, mental health groups, cancer survivors, and for women desiring to heal their relationship with their sensuous body. 

“We are all born with unlimited magnificence. What if there was a way of moving and living in your body that reconnected you to the sensation of that truth? Whether it’s a Nia class or the 7 day White Belt training, you already have all you need within. Your body knows. You are ready now. It’s time to step in.”

Find out more about the Nia White Belt Body + Life training

Pricing and Details

Pricing for Chelmer and West End classes:  
No bookings required, join anytime, everybody welcome!

New to Nia? 3 classes for $30 (valid 1 month)
Casual $20 / $15 concession
10 class pass $140 (valid 3 months)
Unlimited monthly $140 (valid 1 calendar month)
Nia 5 stages $10 or use your unlimited monthly pass. Knee pads provided.

Pure Health: Pure Members free, Non-members casual $25. 10 class options available – contact Pure 3324 1188.

Mobile: 0431 484 054

Current Classes

Location Class Type Time
Pure Health Clubs, 236 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD
Classic Nia 9:00am - 9:45am Monday
River City Ballroom, 4 Mollison St, West End, QLD
Nia 5 Stages 7:55am - 8:25am Saturday
River City Ballroom, 4 Mollison St, West End, QLD
Classic Nia 8:30am - 9:30am Saturday
River City Ballroom, 4 Mollison St, West End, QLD
Classic Nia 9:30am - 10:30am Tuesday
South Brisbane Sailing Club, 110 Hill End Terrace, West End, QLD
Classic Nia 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday
St. David's Hall, 62 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer, QLD
Classic Nia 9:15am - 10:15am Wednesday
St. David's Hall, 62 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer, QLD
Gentle Nia 9:15am - 10:15am Thursday
St. David's Hall, 62 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer, QLD
Classic Nia 9:15am - 10:15am Friday
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, 38 Thallon Street, Sherwood, Queensland, Australia
Gentle Nia 1:30pm - 2:30pm Wednesday

Pure Health Coorparoo

Pure Health Clubs, 236 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

A Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

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River City Ballroom – West End

River City Ballroom, 4 Mollison St, West End, QLD

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

A Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

The Nia 5 Stages class experience is a guided moving meditation. You’ll learn a fun, simple and powerful way to explore anatomy and integrate that exploration into your own body in an effortless and relaxing way. Nia 5 Stages leads to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being by tapping into the five stages of human development: embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. Practised with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body and are adaptable for every body.

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South Brisbane Sailing Club, West End

South Brisbane Sailing Club, 110 Hill End Terrace, West End, QLD

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

A Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

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St David’s Chelmer-Graceville Hall

St. David's Hall, 62 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer, QLD

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

A Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

Gentle Nia class is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Ideal for beginners and for all students who want to deepen their core awareness and move more mindfully. 

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Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, 38 Thallon Street, Sherwood, Queensland, Australia

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

A Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

This Gentle Nia class is for over 50s and suitable for all levels of fitness. Ideal for beginners and for all students who want to deepen their core awareness and move more mindfully. 

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