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Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. The practice draws on the chemistry of nine movement forms:

Martial Arts – Tai Chi, Taekwondo and Aikido

Dance Arts – Jazz, Modern Dance and Duncan Dance

Healing Arts – Yoga, the Alexander Technique and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais®

The unique blend of these nine movement forms along with Nia’s 52 moves (27 base moves, 7 core moves and 18 upper extremities moves), give the body an opportunity to experience movement variation that brings health and vitality to every body part, muscle group and joint.

What are some of the benefits of taking Nia?

  • Increase the pleasure of living in your body
  • Facilitate weight loss/weight maintenance
  • Strengthen muscles and improve muscle tone/definition
  • Calm the mind and relieve stress
  • Enhance sensory awareness
  • Improve concentration and cognitive function

Learn more at If you live in the Triangle area of North Carolina, you can find local classes at

NOTE: Due to pandemic-related restrictions, in-person Nia classes have been suspended until further notice. However, many teachers in NC and beyond are offering online classes. Use the search function on both the Nia Now and Triangle Nia websites to find online classes near you! This is also a great time to check out NiaTV, the on-demand platform for Nia. The free trial period has been extended to 30 days.

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