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Nia - cardio dance, moving your body with 9 movement forms to heal and energise
• What we'll do Every class is structured . We begin with a warm-up, gradually pick up the pace and end with stretches and a gentle cool down. You leave REFRESHED and RELAXED. You get to choose and tweak your movements so that it makes you feel good. • What to bring This is a barefoot class - no special footwear is needed, unless you want/need to use shoes. Moving in bare feet helps us to ground and build strength in our feet, ankles and legs. Wear clothes you like to move in. £10 or £40 upfront discount payment - You get one class free and can be used over a 3 month period. • Important to know Nia is for everyBODY. No matter what level of fitness, age or mood you happen to be in on the day! Fitness that is fun for your BODY MIND EMOTIONS and SPIRIT!

Essex Unitarian Church

112 Palace Gardens Terrace · London W8 4RT

What we're about

The group is open to all, no need to have done any dancing before nor to have any specific movement skills to join: it is about discovering, exploring, unleashing and enhancing your individual potential.

NIA: Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to be more JOYFUL, EXPRESSIVE and ALIVE. Nia WILL MOVE YOU!

Benefits

• Cardiovascular conditioning
• Stress reduction
• Improved muscle tone
• Greater flexibility and agility
• Improved self-esteem
• Body-mind-spirit integration
• Increased vitality
• Emotional release
• Postural alignment
• Weight management
• More energy
• Better circulation

Nia blends a range of rhythmic music styles with carefully choreographed hour-long routines. It is the first and foremost 'fusion fitness' program of its kind, inspired by three art forms: The Dance Arts - Jazz, Modern, Duncan; The Healing Arts - Yoga (http://www.anniann.de/index.php/en/what-is-nia/nia-yoga), the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, The Alexander Technique; and The Martial Arts - Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi. Come discover the power and joy of this creative, savvy, energizing fitness class.

The group's purpose is to provide a community forum to increase awareness of all NIA activities in London, including local area JAM sessions, special performances, classes and other events. If you are interested in a fun and powerful workout that focuses on the joy of movement rather then boring, painful and repetitive up and down then this might be for you!

Nia is a blissful and inspirational movement class that is packed with power. Raw, uninhibited dance and martial arts movements choreographed to the sounds of world music.

Awaken. Experience. Move. Be moved.

Check out www.nianow.com for more info.

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