Nia Dance Classes Boulder CO
Nia Exercise & Fitness Classes
Move to a holistic fitness practice that combines elements of dance, martial arts, and healing arts.
Designed to enhance physical and mental well-being through natural, expressive movements, Nia draws inspiration from dance forms such as jazz, modern, and Duncan while blending in martial arts disciplines like tai chi, tae kwon do, and aikido.
What is Nia?
Created in the early 1980s by fitness instructors Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya Rosas, Nia (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) aims to integrate the body, mind, and spirit to promote overall well-being. Nia is a mind-body fitness and lifestyle practice that fuses dance, martial arts, and healing arts such as yoga and other holistic practices.
The primary focus of Nia is not just on your physical fitness, but on your self-expression, pleasure in movement, and general wellness. As a participant you'll be encouraged to move in a way that feels natural and enjoyable to you, adapting the movements to your own body.
Nia classes are designed to be accessible to people of various fitness levels and ages. The practice is best performed barefoot to enhance your connection with the ground.
Step into the Nia Dance Floor
Explore your unique way of moving and light up your inner joy with this dance-fusion exercise class
When you step onto the Nia dance floor, you can expect fifty minutes of moving the Body's Way and Your Body's Way.
The overriding principle of Nia is the Joy of Movement, and you’ll experience this as we blend martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts into one integrated movement practice. Through the 52 moves of Nia, you’ll find natural medicine for your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
You’ll walk away from your Nia class more connected to your body and your self. You’ll take that connection into your daily life and the world around you.
Meet Lisa Baba
Your Boulder Nia Black Belt Instructor
Lisa Baba started dancing Nia as a student twenty years ago. She fell in love with the practice during her first class when she started moving her body in ways she never knew her body could move. The effect of her Nia practice not only enlivened her body, it helped her integrate her mind, emotions, and spirit as well.
In 2014, Lisa started teaching Nia and has reached the level of Black Belt Nia Instructor. She seeks to deepen her learning of the Nia principles on the dance floor and in life, inviting her students to do the same.
In addition to her Nia experience, Lisa has martial arts experience as a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
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See you on the mat!