Do I need to be slim / fit / a certain size or shape?
Absolutely not. Nia is all about enjoying the pleasure of movement in our own bodies. Nia celebrates the uniqueness of every body and every class I’ve been to has had a great mix of shapes, sizes, ages and styles.
What should I wear to class?
The most important thing is to be comfortable s0 wear something comfortable you can move easily in – I usually wear leggings and a vest top. Whatever you feel best in will be perfect. Nia is done barefoot so no trainers needed. That’s it!
Do I need to bring anything to class?
A bottle of water with you to rehydrate and on your first class, please bring your completed physical fitness form. This can be found on my booking page https://bookwhen.com/catdean when you make a booking.
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What is Nia?
Nia is a cardio-dance workout which tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia workouts combine simple moves inspired by dance and martial arts to keep you fit in mind, body and spirit.
Nia is practiced barefoot, it’s non-impact, and is easily adaptable to your body – you’ll be encouraged to move your way, in tune with your body.
Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers. To find out more, visit www.nianow.com.
Where else can I find Nia?
Nia is a worldwide phenomenon. You can find classes in anywhere from Burntisland to Brisbane, from Stirling to San Francisco, from Aberdeen to Antwerp, from Dumfries to Dallas and from Muckhart to Montreal!
There’s a vibrant community of Nia teachers here in Scotland – find classes here or check out our Facebook page, or find classes in the rest of the UK