LIFE AS ART

ONE HOUR. BAREFOOT. UNBELIEVABLE.

And yes, you actually are working out. 
TAKE A CLASS

Celebrate Your Body's Way

with a revolutionary design system for sustainability in your body.

Nia has a simple philosophy:

Through movement we find health!  

 

Nia cultivates health, fitness, and well-being by choosing  pleasure  over pain.

 

Nia is a body awareness fitness practice.  

 

You will learn to listen to your body and utilize the gift of sensory intelligence as a way to live and be present and strong in your body. Age gracefully.

 

Step-in to your own joyful journey of life, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think, and live. Forever.

Nia doesn't have to replace what you already love doing, it simply has the power to make everything you love doing even better. 

 I will deliver quality classes that:
 

  • are always thoughtfully prepared. 

  • demonstrate levels of intensity so that all who attend are receiving the workout they desire.

  • thread​ intention from the beginning to the end of class for a sensation of completeness and connection.
    (Setting a focus and intent for your workout will give faster, better, and longer lasting results and is unique to Nia.)

  • will leave you feeling alive; your entire body activated giving you a deep sense of  wholeness.

  • offer tools so you can step "off the mat" (out of the studio) and into your life ready to take on your day!

 

The only thing you need to leave at the door are your shoes.  

Bring it all...your unique-self, your beautiful, complex, playful self. 

My promise to you:

The first time I danced Nia, I knew it was something I would do forever.

Nia is a practice that can open your body, mind, emotions, & spirit. 

I was first introduced to Nia through my massage and bodywork practice. In 2007 I began working with my massage mentor, and now a life mentor, Louisa Nufield.  

She used movement as a way to cultivate energy in our bodies before we actually started any hands on work. I remember asking her, "what is this movement technique that you are using?" Her response, "Nia."  I think I immediately signed up for the training. 

It didn't take long for me to realize that while I could use my hands to initiate healing, true healing was in the power of my clients.  I saw my role as a massage therapist, and now as a Nia teacher, as a facilitator in the development of my clients ability to tune into their own body and increase their sense of awareness and body literacy.

More concisely, to use awareness to heal and grow.  

Once this ability begins to blossom in someone, patterns of movement that may be inhibiting wellness or unknowingly contributing to chronic pain can be re-patterned. 

When we feel good in our body, the way we experience life feels better too.  

I have been dedicated to studying and sharing Nia for 9 years. 

 

I have found comfort, guidance, support, discipline, and a mirror in my Nia practice.

We Focus on
5 Sensations of Fitness

Strength & Agility

Stability

Flexibilty & Mobility

Photographs provided by Nia Technique (www.nianow.com).

  Tap into Unlimited
Movement Potential
3 Arts

+

 9 Movement Forms

52 Moves- Get your entire body moving...

The 52 moves are designed to get every part of your body moving. 
Every class is comprised of many of combinations of these moves. 

52 Moves - BASE: Feet (8 moves), Stances (6 moves), Steps (9 moves), Kicks (4 moves)

                    CORE: Pelvis (2 moves), Chest (4 moves), Head (1 move)

                    Upper Extremities: Arms (3 moves), Hands (7 moves), Fingers (8 moves)  

Healing Arts

Alexander Technique

Moshe Feldenkrais     

Yoga

Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do

Aikido          

Tai Chi

Dance Arts

Jazz            
Modern

Duncan Dance

Mindfulness:

Precision:

Expression:

"Do not ask what the world needs...
Ask what makes you come alive, and do that... 
what the world needs

is more people who have come alive. 
~Howard Thurman

SUZY'S

CERTIFICATIONS

Nia White Belt

Casey Bernstein - 2008

Nia Blue Belt

Helen Terry - 2012

Helen Terry - 2013

Nia Brown Belt

Helen Terry - 2016

Nia Black Belt

Debbie Rosas -2018

Helen Terry
Winalee Zeeb

Caroline Kohles

Nia Green Belt

Carlos Rosas- 2009

Helen Terry - 2012

Nia 5 Stages

Helen Terry - 2014

Nia Moving to Heal

Debbie Rosas -2018

Jule Aguirre

Sierre Monroe