Music by Joanne Shenandoah, ‘The Path of Beauty’
NIA: Neuro-muscular Integrative Action
The Body’s Way…….
“Sense me. Breathe with me. Awaken to the organic intelligence and love that resides within. Every part of you is a doorway. Open to the gifts of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wisdom.”
Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, The Nia Technique
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia (neuromuscular integrative action) tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.
We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia is self-paced and teaches us to self-condition and to self-heal.
2020 Nia Jam was a huge success! What fun!
Nia Offers Us
Fitness that is pleasurable and joyful rather than painful!
Awareness to be your own Conscious Self-Healer and Personal Trainer.
Increased cardiovascular fitness.
Improvement in range of motion leading to greater physical power and comfort.
Increased strength and flexibility of muscles and stability in joints.
Improvement in balance, agility, and a supple spine.
Safe movement to heal injuries.
Systemic movement for all fitness levels and bodies.
Energy for your body, peace of mind, balanced emotions, and self-expression.
Movement and music that arouse the senses, our child within, our inner athlete, warrior and dancer.
Nia gently coaxes you out of unhealthy habits of body and mind. Nia opens you up and teaches you new, healthy, and mindful habits of body and mind you can use everyday as you “dance through life.” Come dance with me and awaken The Body’s Way, uncovering and unearthing your wisdom.
*Copyright, 2017; Elaine Wolf, Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC
“Life Force Sanctuary is a welcoming, safe, supportive, loving place. Elaine Wolf knows the “missing link” bridging the gap between the physical and the spiritual. She has created extremely affordable programs and opportunities that invite you to “come” to your health via elegantly guided and accessible physical and spiritual activities artfully calibrated to empower you to discover (or more likely rediscover) and cultivate your innate health – the balance and power of a healthy physical and spiritual awareness and practice.”
Phil Eisenman M.A,Ed., CAS
“When was the last time you went to the gym and had fun? I realized most of my exercise routine was static, stretching, weight training, but not dynamic, not enough movement for overall health. Nia offers several benefits: The continuous motion is great cardio. The varied movements improve balance and coordination The routines involve full body motion, great for muscle tone and flexibility But most of all, it doesn’t just feel good, Nia is fun! Nia is not competitive, we aren’t there to out do one another, it’s your motion in your time. You don’t need to be a dancer or an athlete to enjoy Nia.”
John – age 66
“Wow, this is something. I am learning how to be in my body and play in my body. The movements are accessible and connect energetic and physical body.”
Alicia, age 28
Class and Membership Fees (Give you access to all classes)
$30 month for seniors (65-74years) and students (undergraduate and grad)
$35 month for most folks
$360 for a 1 year membership
$15 drop-in class
There is no charge if you are 75 years or older
*Pay with cash or check (payable to Elaine Wolf).
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