Keep on Moving - Nia

Nia 5 Stages

Sue Silcox
0402 319 361
Through Movement We Find Health

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice for people of all shapes, ages, fitness levels and sizes. It allows us to connect to the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

It draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to create an exciting, pleasurable movement experience to music where you can get back to your body. You adapt your movement to your body.

As well as Nia classes you can also experience Nia training through the Nia Belt system.

‘Nia has 52 moves that optimize the body's natural design. Nia choreography is body-centered and allows practitioners to connect to nine diverse movement styles: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Nia classes balance form with freedom encouraging people to personalize the movements making choices for pleasure and comfort.’

Nia is unique and different to every BODY!

Nia celebrated its 30th birthday in April 2013.

Watch the National Dance Week Flash Mob here.

Listen to Nia music. Go to and put on the Nia Music Player.

How to do Nia at home

Dance to your favourite music! Perform actions such as:
  • Lateral travel
  • Turn in circles (Blood Pressure willing)
  • Choose pleasure, avoid pain

Nia 5 Stages

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. Whether practiced at length or for as little as five minutes a day, this system provides a tool for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability.

White Belt Training

7 - 13 July 2013 Melbourne

Join Nia Black Belt and Aussie Nia Trainer Sophie Marsh for a transformational and sensational week of somatic education.

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness.

Learning and embodying Nia's 13 foundational principles offers a journey into the self, helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in this upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

This training is located in Canterbury Melbourne. Please note that the training is non-residential, contact Julie Bartely if you have any questions about local accommodation.

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