Sophie Marsh is Australia’s only Nia White Belt Trainer in the International Nia Training faculty and most experienced Nia teacher. She has completed (and repeated) Nia White, Green, Blue, Brown, Black Belt and 1st Degree Black Belt trainings, Art of Teaching (Level 1), Moving to Heal, 52 Moves, FreeDance, FloorPlay and Nia 5 Stages trainings. Sophie is based in Brisbane.

For over 23 years, she has guided and inspired people to find more joy and vibrant wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and wellness education. After living and training in the US, Sophie brought Nia home with her when she returned to Brisbane in 2004. She has been collaboratively building and leading an Australia-wide Nia community ever since.

In her in person and online classes, workshops, retreats and trainings, Sophie holds a welcoming and playful space for people of all ages and backgrounds to come home to their body and move, learn, connect, transform and live with more pleasure, confidence and vitality.   

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 sensual body. She has trained in MBSR with Mindful Leader and is a trauma sensitive practitioner.

“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 Nia 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
New to Nia? – 7 consecutive days ALL classes $7
Unlimited JOY – 7 consecutive days ALL classes $40
Unlimited JOY – 7 consecutive days ONLINE $25 (+ replays) 
10-class ALL $170*
10-class ONLINE $100*
5-class ALL $90*
5-class ONLINE $55*
1-class F2F $22. Concession $17
1-class ONLINE $12 (+ replay)
8-week Saturday Special (3/2 – 23/3/24) $120

* valid for 4 months.
ONLINE via Zoom (or do the replay)
Mon Nia + 5Stages 7:45-8:30am
Wed 52Moves 7:45-8:30am
Fri Gentle Nia 8:30-9:15am
Times are Brisbane AEST with next-day recorded replay.
IN PERSON – Paddington
BrisWest 132 LaTrobe Tce Paddington 4064
Mon 9:30-10:30am Nia from 15/1/24
Thu 9:30-10:30am
Nia from 18/1/24
IN PERSON – West End
Sat 8:30-9:30am Nia (8 weeks: 3/2 – 23/3/24)

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Current Classes

Location Class Type Time
132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 9:30am - 10:30am Monday
132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday
Thomas Dixon Centre, Montague Road, West End QLD, Australia
Classic Nia 8:30am - 9:30am Saturday
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Nia online 7:45am - 8:30am Monday
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Nia 52Moves online 7:45am - 8:30am Wednesday
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Gentle Nia online 8:30am - 9:15am Friday


132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 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 is a joyful, low-impact, movement class inspired by soul-stirring music. Nia’s unique blend of martial arts, dance and mindfulness gives you an energising cardio workout that benefits – body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You will be guided to listen to your body and practice being with sensations of pleasure and ease. Adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. Nia meets you where you’re at and invites you to move in your own body’s way.

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Thomas Dixon Centre WEST END

Thomas Dixon Centre, Montague Road, West End QLD, Australia

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Brisbane ONLINE + replay

Brisbane QLD, Australia

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