"Joy or pain in one dimension of our lives inevitably affects other dimensions. Even many medical conditions result from parts of our lives we might not consider medical in nature. A balanced life takes into consideration what is going on not just medically, but in the areas of faith, movement, work, emotions, nutrition, and friends and family."~ Model For Healthy Living, Church Health Center
Step into a warm, welcoming space that invites you to connect with your whole-self through inspirational movement and music! It's fun, exhilarating, and will leave you feeling fully conditioned from the inside-out! It's a wellness and fitness experience that warms you up, gets your heart rate up, and cools you down for playful strengthening and stretching on the floor. Walk away feeling relaxed, clear of mind, energized, and stronger!
It's called Nia (nee-ah) ! Nia is a sensory-based movement & lifestyle practice that blends Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts within dynamic routines set to music. Classes are guided by Licensed Nia Instructors promoting moving in pleasure, "The Body's Way". No torquing, pounding, or fatigue with Nia. It's low-impact movements encourage maximum efficiency with minimal effort. You get the whole workout package in one class! You don't have to be a kick-boxer, dancer, or yogi to enjoy the many benefits Nia has to offer. Nia instructors model three levels of intensity that best suit your personal needs. Seasoned athletes to gentle movers will increase flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability, as well as gain an amazing cardio workout!
All body-types, physical abilities, and levels of fitness are encouraged to experience Nia. Nia in the chair is modeled and available for those seeking additional assistance.
Classes are held at St. Boniface Church (128 N. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, Il 62025)
* Lower level of church (Oak Room)
Wednesdays: 8:30-9:00 a.m. (Drop-ins: $4))
Fridays: 8:00-9:00 a.m. (Drop-ins: $10; Monthly multi-class discount available.)
"For every physical response there's a feeling. As you open up parts of your body, you may tap into feelings you've locked deep inside. Movement is wonderful therapy in this way."
~ Nia® co-founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas
Keeping it fresh, fun, & exciting! Liz Lane (pictured right) & Carleen Weber (pictured left) are Licensed Nia Instructors 'On The Move' in the Greater St. Louis area leading holistic health, wellness, and fitness classes inspired by the Nia Technique.