Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from a combination of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Nia, or “Neuromuscular Integrative Action” was founded by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas in 1983 as a way to promote an integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.
A Nia session may range from gentle, meditative movements to more robust, cardio-vascular movements. It is not style specific and participation in a Nia session does not require any prior training.
The expressive aspect of Nia allows blocked emotional pathways to be released which leads to feelings of joy and ease.
Other benefits include improved concentration, increased energy levels, grounding and balance.
Learn more about Karyn Cardoso who offers weekly sunrise and sunset Nia sessions at the CHC.
Nia sessions take place in the new studio or, weather permitting, outdoors.
Read more about the practise of Nia in South Africa here.