Jo has completed the Nia White, Green, Blue, Brown and Black Belt trainings and the Nia 5 Stages, 52 Moves, Art of Teaching and Moving to Heal trainings. Jo is based in Brisbane and has been teaching Nia for over 9 years.

From her very first Nia class, when she was invited to let her inner child out to dance, Jo let go of her mind-based inhibitions and truly “danced like no-one’s watching”. In that moment she knew there was something extremely magical about what Nia can bring to people’s lives and it became her passion to share the many gifts of Nia with others.

Jo shares Nia from a place deep within, allowing her personal connection with the music, the movement and the mindfulness of the practice, to touch others and bring about their own unique class experience. Jo’s expertise enables her to craft Nia sessions that take participants on a journey to healing, fitness and freedom. No two classes are ever the same. Jo’s classes allow for personal attention and tailoring to individual and group needs.

Beginners are always welcome. There is no need for low level and advanced classes as Nia is designed to encourage every individual to learn how to adapt the movements to their own body’s unique way, and Jo will guide you in this process.

Jo also works with community and corporate groups and organisations to provide healing and fun movement sessions and workshops. 


Pricing and Details

Join “Freedom Jo” for your unique Nia experience

Tuesday         8.00am – 9.00am  AEST   –  Classic Nia    In-person 
Tuesday         6.30pm – 7.30am   AEST  –   Classic Nia   In-person 
Wednesday   6.30pm –  7.30pm  AEST  –  52 Moves      Online via Zoom
(recording available for limited time)
Thursday       9.00am – 10.00am  AEST – Classic Nia    In-person   

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No classes from 21 Dec 2020 to 08 Jan 2021.
Check for the 2021 Schedule


Mobile:       0423 337 337

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“Thanks so much for keeping Nia alive by doing online sessions during these challenging times. It was great to still be able to share in your energy and the lively classes you deliver!”
CLAIRE, Arana Hills, 19th March 2020   

 “Thank you so much for my ‘lounge to lounge’ Nia class this morning via Zoom. It was good to move! I have been a little inactive of late, being home so much, so it was great to dance in my lounge room with you leading the way. I had my iPad on a music stand and I could see and hear you fine. It was also great to see and talk to other participants before and after the class. Thank you ❤️” 
YOLANDA, Arana Hills, 20th March 2020 

“Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to keep dancing via the internet. Even though our internet is not very stable I was still able to keep up with the moves.  At first I found it hard to really put my all into the class, but once I settled in I got a bit of a sweat up.  Looking forward to next week.”
COLLEEN, Samford, 20th March 2020      


Classes will be held via the Zoom live video streaming application.
Your first step is to download Zoom. Here’s the link:
You can use a phone, iPad, Laptop, or any other device that enables video.
Register for the Classes and Events you would like to attend.
Once registered, you will be sent a Meeting ID number.
The Zoom Meeting Room will open 15 minutes prior to the class start time, to allow for student interaction, and sound checks.
When you are ready to join the Class, open up Zoom and enter the Meeting ID.

Current Classes

Location Class Type Time
2204 Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 8.00am - 9.00am Tuesday
2204 Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 6.30pm - 7.30pm Tuesday
2204 Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 9.00am - 10.00am Thursday

Samford Community Hub

2204 Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley QLD, 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.

Classic Nia
Barefoot, conscious, fusion fitness to soul-stirring music, where every movement can be adapted to individual needs & abilities. Combining martial arts with dance and healing modalities, this multi-dimensional, self-healing workout is all about sensing the Joy of movement. No prior experience necessary.

Move IT / 52 Moves
A 60-minute Nia class based on the science of interval training. Participants shift from one move into the next every 60-seconds, progressively moving through all of the 52 moves. Within each 60-second cycle, students are encouraged to self-guide their movement, modulating range of motion, energy dynamics and intensity levels to achieve aerobic, anaerobic, reflexive, and voluntary conditioning.

Beginners with little or no movement skills and seasoned athletes alike, isolate single moves as they simultaneously integrate the whole body. This class offers excellent cross-training opportunities by utilising the base, core and upper extremities. Students are encouraged to take the class barefoot.

Moving to Heal
A therapeutic Nia group exercise class that supports people dealing with a range of issues, such as short or long term illnesses, recovery from injury, trauma, or addiction, and depression. Increase energy & relaxation while learning to adapt movement to your health needs. It’s an “I feel better” experience. 

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