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.

  • 28th August, 2020 in Nia Belt Trainings, Nia White Belt Training


    With many classes moving to an online platform, we have now moved our Nia White Belt Training online too for the foreseeable future. In this Blog Post, we want to share with you seven reasons why being part of this immersion is a wonderful way to experience this popular training.

    1. There’s no place like home.

    Receive the magic and connection of a Nia Training, with comfort, privacy and convenience. Participants have reported that it helps deepen their existing practice and supports establishing a new routine when they are guided in their own home (or wherever you feel safe to come as you are).

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  • 7th May, 2019 in Music & Videos, Nia 13 Principles, Nia Belt Trainings, Nia White Belt Training


    “If music be the food of love, play on.”    Willliam Shakespeare

    I can’t imagine life without music. 

    Music can make your heart sing or make your heart cry.  Music has the power to bring back such strong memories you feel like you are reliving the moment.  Music is primal, emotive, sensual – it can energise and excite or relax and soothe. 

    And above all … it can make you want to dance!!

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  • 19th December, 2018 in Nia Belt Trainings


    In this Blog Post, our President Helen Suchting, interviews Australia’s White Belt Trainer, Sophie Marsh on all things White Belt.

    You can watch the video interview here, or read about it below the video.

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  • 29th November, 2018 in Body-Mind, Nia Belt Trainings, Nia Practice


    Nia White Belt offers a 7-day immersion into the Art of Sensation for self-discovery, self-healing and self-mastery.

    The Training is an internationally recognised course of somatic (meaning body-centred) education. Yes, you will move a lot but it’s not all high energy cardio dance class. This is embodied learning, a well-crafted balance between cognitive and experiential journeying … Listening to your body … learning from it … consciously tracking pain and pleasure and then choosing to be kind to your body, to move with the joy of movement and feel the power of your aliveness.

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  • 17th December, 2017 in Community News, Nia Belt Trainings

    The Power of Two: Open Nia classes with Sophie Marsh + Laurie Bass

    Are you ready to start 2018 feeling inspired to BE the best version of yourself, to listen more to your own inner wisdom, to understand your body’s voice and learn how to move and live with more awareness, pleasure and purpose? For the first time in nearly 6 years, the Nia White Belt training in Brisbane 5-11 January will be led by two members of the International Nia Training Faculty – Laurie Bass from Portland Oregon and Nia Australia Trainer, Sophie Marsh. Read More >

  • 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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  • 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 >

  • 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 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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  • 22nd July, 2016 in FAQ and Tips, Nia Belt Trainings

    What IS the Nia White Belt?

    Imagine a week of tuning into your own body and moving in a way that feels good.  In the Nia ‘training bubble’, you’re invited to leave distractions behind and connect with other like-minded people of all ages and experience, as you explore ‘The Body’s Way’ and ‘Your Body’s Way’.  Learn to let go of the ‘have to’ voice of your mind and drop into authentic being, guided by the voice of your body.

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  • 22nd July, 2015 in FAQ and Tips, Nia Belt Trainings

    The White Belt – Nia’s Foundational Training

    The White Belt is open to everybody: no Nia experience necessary.

    Learn how to access your body’s innate wisdom and power through Nia’s 13 foundational principles. This training focuses on the ‘Art of Sensation’ with techniques, information and inspiration for you to feel deliciously embodied and more vitality, connection and Joy every day.

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