Nia

Date:
Every Monday from Mon 1 Nov 2021 - Mon 6 Dec 2021
Time:
18:15 - 19:15
Venue:
DanceHouse
Admission:
Booking in advance only. See details below.
Level:
All Levels
Teacher:
Ann Rigney

Nia is a fun fusion dance fitness class that blends dance with martial arts (such as Taekwondo) and healing arts (such as yoga). Drawing from these different movement forms, in a Nia class, students follow the instructor to a one-hour active routine for fun, fitness, and well being. Nia is a holistic practise and involves the entire body (including mind and emotions) as part of the fitness process. The Nia technique recognises that everybody moves in their own unique style and encourages creativity within the technique. Each routine is set to fun and inspiring music from around the world.

The technique is based on the body's natural way of moving. The intent is for students to gain whole body fitness while enjoying themselves and also minimising injury. Nia is designed for everyone, regardless of experience, age or level of fitness and each movement can be modified to fit your own body's fitness and energy level. Listening to your own body, rather than following exactly what others are doing in class, is highly encouraged. All levels can be found in a Nia classes together; from complete beginner to seasoned athletes. Everyone is welcome.

Founded in the early 1980s, Nia is popular in the United States and in Europe. Nia is relatively new to Ireland and you are invited to join and give it a go. Come and kick off your shoes for an hour - Nia is practiced barefoot, though socks or shoes may be worn if need be. Wear comfortable, fun, or funky exercise clothes!

Nia is different: if you're interested in gaining strength, confidence, and coordination, while enjoying yourself and feeling great, then you will like Nia.

BOOKING

Nia students can purchase class cards in person, which are ten classes for the price of nine, €108, and there is no expiration on the card.

Individual classes are available for walk-in students at €12 per class.

Contact Ann Rigney to book: ann.niadublin@gmail.com or 0879832433

For more information:  nianow.com

Please see our Covid-19 in studio protocols here

About Ann Rigney:

Ann has been teaching Nia in Dublin since 2006. Originally from Portland, Oregon, USA, she received her MA in ethnochoreology from UL in 2003. Having spent most of her life dancing, she loves anything to do with dance: especially teaching Nia, which brings people together from all backgrounds and enables them to enjoy moving their bodies. 

For further information:

  • Telephone: 087 9832433
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: https://nianow.com/