Nia Dance

What is it?

Nia is a combination of Martial Arts, Healing Arts and Dance, drawing on Eastern and Western philosophies of joyful movement and healing to create a conditioning programme that integrates body, mind and spirit.  Normally done barefoot, Nia is more than a workout, it will feed your body, helping to lubricate joints, strengthen and stretch muscles and improve your stability; but it will also focus your mind and stir your emotions.

Who is it for?

Focusing on Pleasure, Nia is gentle on joints as well as on the cardio-vascular and respiratory system, you will move and challenge your body but without stressing these systems. It is therefore suitable for all ages and abilities from those with a basic level of fitness, to the very fit.  It is also an ideal partner for other activities i.e. running, walking, golf, etc.  Men and women.  Those who desire change and a conscious, fun, expressive and pleasurable way to get healthy and fit, whilst enriching their lives. There is no requirement to be able to dance. If you love music and movement, you will love this class.

What to expect

Our studio is light and airy and Geri, our Nia instructor, creates energising playlists to inspire you to move and express your personal style. Classes are structured in such a way that you will become present and engaged with the activity, challenged, relaxed and ultimately rejuvenated, ready to face the outside world.

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Meet the instructors

Geri Timmins

Geri Timmins

Black Belt Nia Instructor

All my life I have loved to move my body. I’ve loved all forms of exercise, Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, but particularly anything with music. Nearly ten years ago I started Nia. Within a couple of steps, my life changed.

Here’s What Our Clients Think of Us

For Karla (Hypnotherapist)

“I was here on 3-day work experience. The first day I was nervous but there was a ‘family atmosphere’ where everyone was really welcoming and made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed every minute and would love to come again.”

Charlie Edwards

For Vicky (Vim and Vigour)

“I am now nearing the end of my second course of Vim and Vigour sessions. I must say, along with thoroughly enjoying myself I have noticed an improvement in my balance, core strength and flexibility over this period. My thanks go to Vicky who has focused the activities towards my particular needs and has also raised my awareness of how to combat the ageing issues my body is facing. Thank you.”

Karen McDonald

For Jo (Physiotherapy)

“I have to say that in all my years, working and coaching, and being treated myself, that was one of the finest pieces of work I’ve ever witnessed. My daughter is a very complex, head strong young lady. I am truly in awe of the way Jo took on the mental and physical challenges in a way she could accept. Very grateful for all you’ve done”         

Tony Hillman

 For Jo Roberts (Equipment Based Pilates) “Over the last 2 years of rehab, I’ve done lots of different exercises, some extreme that have worked me hard. This is the only one that I’ve had to ask to stop mid-session to get a drink of water, that’s how hard it pushes you, do not underestimate this fantastic form of exercise.”

Jerry Fowler

Ready to Make a Change?

Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.