Rave Reviews

“Nia is an awesome body, mind and soul experience – always something lovely to look forward to.” Bronwyn

“I feel so relaxed and happy after a Nia class – it’s quite amazing!” Judy

“Nia offers me time out of my ‘head’, a space to concentrate on making the most of exercising my body, listening to it, being in the moment and feeling energized and peaceful at the conclusion of the class.”  Angela

“No matter what is going on in my life, it is always so special to come to NIA and experience the freedom to simply be … along with the peace and joy it brings.”  Rebecca

“I was fed up and bored with trying to keep fit at the gym until I found Nia.   It has all the things I enjoy – music, dance and fun with a bit of spiritualism thrown in.  Now I can honestly say I look forward to my two Nia classes a week.  You have a really good work out, lots of laughter and the hour’s session just flies by.  In spite of being over 60 I find I can keep up as the routines are clearly demonstrated, there are different levels of participation, and the atmosphere is totally uncompetitive and relaxed.   Gail is gentle and kind and creates a lovely calm atmosphere in which it is safe to let yourself go and get rid of your inhibitions.  But it’s not all gentle, there are some Martial Arts moves that make you feel strong and in charge.
It makes me smile just to think about them.”  Jenny

“Since my first Nia class nearly four years ago I knew immediately that I wanted this in my life – and I’ve hardly missed a week since then. It’s not only great physical exercise, but it nourishes all the rest of me too, with dance, music, body and mind awareness, beauty, and play. Most important, perhaps, is Gail herself, who gives the right touch of fun, spirituality, balance and understanding. I also love that we work in this beautiful studio, rather than a gym! And that I can always dance at any level I need to, or even make up my own dance when I’m in the mood – that also helps me tune in to my own body each time.”  Pat

“Nia gives me access to something that wouldn’t ordinarily be available: there is a meditative aspect, the ability to physically pivot around a still centre; and there is a Dionysian aspect, the ability to give rein to something wild and ecstatic.  Gail is an exceptional teacher and she creates a great sense of warmth and welcome in the studio; she is attuned to each person’s dancing experience while leaving sufficient space for that person’s experience to be authentic and individual.”  Justin

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