Let's move with FREEDOM, AWARENESS & JOY and RELAX, RE-ENERGISE AND RENEW!
"I love Nia – it’s a total Mind, Body, Spirit Celebration.” Dr. Christiane Northrup, Author of “GODDESSES NEVER AGE”.
Join this friendly group of all ages for uplifting gatherings of joyful, easy, energizing, healing & empowering holistic movement. Every BODY can MOVE and experience JOY! Nia is suitable to all ages and fitness levels.
Movement and Dance is an intrinsic form of the highest human expression! Each Nia session uniquely fuses easy-to-follow mind-body movement from 9 Healing Arts, Dance Arts and Martial Arts - all in one session! You will be tingling with Life-Force afterwards. Feel the difference.
Benefits of Nia:
Stimulates pleasure of living in the body
Supports weight loss
Increases energy, strength, flexibility, mobility and agility
Improves circulation and heart health
Develops grace, power and muscle tone
Improves posture, balance and stability
Relaxation and stress-reduction
Strengthens the nervous system
Improves focus and concentration
Encourages creativity, confidence and self-expression
GILLIAN: "Before I started Nia, I was attending yoga classes and swimming in the local gym. I loved doing both, but found them a bit repetitive. Socially they were a fail confined to mats or lanes, for me I needed to connect with more people. I have made some lovely friends at Susanne’s Nia sessions, dancing with people who want to have fun and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.When I was first introduced to the Nia Technique my reservation was mainly to do with dancing. Could I do it?
The process of experiencing holistic movement started with my first Nia session almost five years ago. The music was amazing, I was moving in ways I had never moved. There was no pressure to get things right, Susanne was gentle and warm in her approach. It was about enjoying yourself and listening to how your body wants to move. I was hooked! A regular attendee since, I look forward to my session every week. Susanne creates a comfortable environment for men and women to be themselves. She is easy going, fun and knowledgeable making each session an experience for your mind and body. It really is like a movement mindful meditation. No matter how I feel before class I always feel better afterwards. There have been many great results from attending holistic movement sessions with Susanne. Increased flexibility, increased fitness and increased confidence in connecting to my femininity. If I only had to pick one benefit, it would be an overall increased wellbeing. I am so glad I found Susanne’s sessions. They are a part of my week, time for me, time to just be."
ROSANNA: "I work as a counsellor and often find myself still carrying with me my client’s anxieties and issues even with the best support and supervision I can get.Finding an outlet that was more than just physical exercise was very important to me. I needed something that was emotionally nurturing too.Initially I attended Nia because it involved music and dancing but I soon realised that it was more than just “dancing” as I found myself emotionally recharged after every session. As a counsellor I know it is important to listen to our body and Nia allows me to be in contact with my body in a fun way. It also allows me to become more aware of where I store tension in my body and work on it.My main concern at the beginning was to let myself go when we were free-dancing. The welcoming & friendly atmosphere helped me to get over my initial inhibitions and discover the more playful side of me. I have never attended a class where the group is so supportive of each other. Physically Nia doesn’t put any stress on my body and I can exercise/dance at the level I want or feel my body needs to, hence avoiding unnecessary injuries.Susanne is more than a teacher, she is a mentor and has a wonderful holistic approach to life, which is incorporated in a brief talk at the beginning of each class which is always positive and about self-care. Nia is a wonderful class which encompasses exercise, my love for dance, emotionally nourishes me and it is fun. I highly recommend it."
JULES: “Nia has allowed me to find that inner child spirit to express myself through dance. Susanne has a wonderful and unique way with words & routines both calming and beneficial. Nia takes me away from the stresses of life and unlocks my happiness."
KAREN: “As a self-employed person my working life dominated my days and often into the evenings. I found that I was increasingly spending time at my desk and not moving or stretching enough. I had been attending yoga classes for some years which was beneficial but I needed to find something that allowed me a little more creativity and movement. I found Susanne’s Nia sessions by chance. I was looking for activities to get me out and moving more and found a site about Nia holistic movement. Further internet searches led me to classes held in south west London. I couldn’t believe it when I found a Nia teacher running classes in New Malden. I haven’t danced and certainly not in public for years. As I hadn’t taken much physical exercise for some years I was really worried about what the class would entail…. would I have the stamina and energy to keep up and would I find the moves and routines really difficult to follow? The first thing that struck me was how friendly Susanne and the group were. I was made to feel welcome immediately. I was reassured early on that it was fine to interpret the dance routines in my own way and there are opportunities in every session to dance freely and with abandon! Then there was the music! It is wonderfully inspiring music and I love the care with which Susanne selects the music for the sessions. She takes time to plan the classes devising a theme for each session and explaining how this links to the way in which we will move our bodies throughout the class. The dance/movements/choreography are wonderfully in sync with the music and there are occasions when I dance with a fluidity that I never thought I possessed.After almost 4 years of regular attendance I still look forward to every session. I am fitter, more flexible and no matter what sort of day I have had or how tired I feel, I know that by the end of the session I will be re-energised with my mind and body re-balanced."