It’s no secret: Human life has become structured in a way that makes it very easy to avoid movement. We sit in cars on the way to work. At work we sit at our desks for much of the day. Then we come home and sit down to relax. That’s not what our bodies are built for – so creaky knees, stiff backs, and “I can’t keep up with my toddler!” have become the norm.
Sure, if you can’t move well, it may be a sign that you aren’t as healthy as you could be. But the quality and quantity of your daily movement — your strength and agility — are actually markers for something much more important.
People who make time to move on a regular basis notice that they are:
- more energetic and young-feeling,
- able to do things they’ve been putting off for years,
- proud of their lifestyle, and
- free from many of the anxieties and limitations that held them back for so long.
As humans, we move our bodies to express our wants, needs, emotions, thoughts, and ideas. Ultimately, how well we move — and how much we move — determines how well we engage with the world and establish our larger purpose in life
If you move well, you also think, feel, and live well
The Nia technique is a sensory-based movement practice that empowers people of all shapes and sizes to step into a more joyful relationship with their bodies and movement. Nia combines Martial Arts, Healing Arts and Dance Arts to create a high-powered, synergistic workout that no isolated exercise technique can match.
Part choreographed and part free-form, Nia delivers a solid aerobic workout, with each experience adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Classes are generally done barefoot to soul-stirring music that motivates every part of you to move. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. No previous experience necessary.
This is more than a fitness technique, it is a lifestyle practise. Every one of us has an opportunity to step into a more conscious, grateful and connected way of being and feeling and Nia offers us that.
Movement is health. Our bodies need movement to generate healing and well-being if we tap into it and are honest with ourselves about what feels good and what doesn’t
Svenja has been a Nia teacher for the past 4 years. Nia is a holistic fitness technique that nourishes the Body, Mind and Spirit. The basic 52 moves that the nia technique is based around, have been created to support all Body types and fitness levels, giving the students a choice in every class to work at the intensity level that supports them on that day and in that moment. It is a movement form that has encouraged me to tap into my own body’s innate wisdom and to listen to what feels good and what doesn’t.