Nia is a heart-pumping, heart-warming journey into Joy!
What is Nia
Nia is a fitness art that builds strength, agility, flexibility and grace in the body and mind, bringing about transformation on many levels beyond the physical. By following the Body’s Way, people of all ages, and fitness levels can learn to explore their own bodies and the ways they move.
The first Nia class started in 2003 with Susan Sloan and her White Belt colleagues, Ann Schwankhart and Michelle Hudson. Soon after, Susan created Studio Kairos as the demand for more classes grew. We now offer 12 Nia classes a week and are grateful to our Nia students and the support of our dedicated teachers.
Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels.
I love being at Studio Kairos, the Nia energy, fabulous women, some men, and love, happiness and sweat … thanks Susan and Kim and thanks to awesome international trainers like Ann Christiansen
Nia has introduced me to my body after 37 years of living in my head. I continue to deepen my Body, Mind, Spirit relationship through this magnificent movement form, and with glorious music as a bonus. Thank you Nia!
Nia Green Belt in Namibia
Imagine if a church had a dance floor. That is Nia. It’s a high impact, sweaty, spiritual recalibration, where I feel this overwhelming sense of freedom. Many times, as the class is finishing, my eyes are raining with gratitude and joy.
CEO / Homecoming Revolution
Nia has changed the way that I view exercise. It has made me feel better when I am down and energized when I am tired. You can’t explain it – just try it!
Adriana de Roock
Managing Director / Greymatter & Finch
I heard someone say that we only ever have one great love in our lives. For me, it’s not a person; it’s a way of life called Nia, and I can say with much Joy that Nia is the love of my life.