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Nia: Creative Movement

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul.

We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.

Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes - body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Melissa Allen went a decade after dancing competitively before finding Nia as an outlet to express her passion for dance. Much to her surprise, she harnessed more out of Nia than just dance. She found balance physically and mentally, creative expression, and most of all, brought joy into dancing. Nia is a holistic approach using the martial arts, dance arts, and yoga arts. Melissa works full time as an engineer and is a mother of two little ones. Through the martial arts aspect of Nia, she's learned to overcome high conflict people and situations. Through the dance arts, she's learned to find joy and self expression through movement. Through the yoga arts, she learned to breath and coming back to he present moment. Melissa is drawn to the funky beats of world music and enjoys integrating a variety of diverse cultural dances. Using imagery and free will, you are allowed to feel free and get funky your own way.

Earlier Event: June 22
Lil Yogis June
Later Event: June 22
Kirtan (and Gong)