Phoenix Hamilton Nia classes
Originally, Nia stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. The letters NIA have come to stand for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, in other words, the interaction between our bodies and our minds. In Swahili, the word Nia means “ With Purpose”.
So how do we define Nia? We say it’s a lot like chocolate—you have to taste it. It’s a mind-body-spirit movement program with purpose.
It’s awakening the soul. It’s mindful action. It’s fitness and health. It’s meditation in motion. It’s medicine for the soul. It’s nirvana in action. It’s nurturing internal awareness. It’s all of these things and more.” —Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, who created Nia in 1983.
Nia healing Mind, Emotions, and Spirit through the Body Movement using the Body’s Way – the natural body moves for an each individual.
The classic Nia workout.
Classic Nia is a learning experience, with an emphasis on gaining new knowledge about your body and the best ways to move.
In Classic Nia, it is reasonable and acceptable not to expect perfection in your movements.
Classic Nia is noncompetitive, meaning you grow and change in your own time and in your own way.
Classic Nia teaches you to play, have fun, and express yourself.
In Classic Nia, you focus at least as much your Body’s Way as you do on the Body’s Way.
Nia movements based on Body’s Way – method of using the body in accord with its design and structure. Everybody is unique and different, everybody has different Way of moving. Nia’s Way is allowing bodies to move with its nature. That is the key to self-healing.
Benefits of Nia.
Pleasure of living in your body.
Strengthens muscles and improves muscle tone .
Calms the mind and relieves stress .
Improves endurance .
Increases grace and flexibility.
Helps weight loss and proper weight maintenance .
Improves organ function.
Balances nervous system.
Enhances sensory awareness .
Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Improves concentration and cognitive function.
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|Barbara Wight –
Barbara is a Certified Blue Belt Nia Instructor. She has been teaching the Nia Technique in the Hamilton area for four years.
She has offered classes at McMaster University, at fitness clubs, at martial arts clubs, and at dance studios. Barbara decided to train in the Nia Technique after she experienced her first class.
The blend of the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts immediately appealed to her. In the past, she has studied Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Jazz, Belly Dance, and Yoga, which Nia incorporates, to name a few.
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