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‘I am loving Nia online. It’s keeping me moving and connected to others at this challenging time. I feel the effects for days afterwards and look forward to it as a highlight of my week!’

  • Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 am

Warburton Primary School
16 Horners Rd, Warburton



$15 or $20 for those who can afford it

Please get in touch if you’d like to join in. 


Funky Music!                

HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF THE CLASS WARM UP 🙂                                                         

I have been dancing all my life, but sometime in my 30s, as I performed and trained less and moved in to more office based work, I stopped.
I forgot to dance.
I began to wonder where my energy had gone, why I no longer trusted my balance, why I no longer felt strong. That old walnut had caught up with me at the ripe old age of 40. So I joined the gym, like everyone else. What a depressing, soulless thing that turned out to be!
After a year or so trying to be fit and failing miserably I had a revelation. I love to dance! I had heard of Zumba but was terrified to try. To be back in a room with others learning how to move again. It took some time to build the courage but I finally got there. And it was fabulous! Challenging yes, but so much fun! Then I wanted more.
So I started taking Nia classes with Jacinta Birchall.
Zumba is great, highly recommended, but Nia took me to another level. Nia asks you to step up, be present, connect with your whole body and let it find its own way.
Nia welcomes every level of fitness and skill. It will challenge your synapses at the level you’re at. No experience required, just a desire to move, sweat and express.
The class is multilayered, helping you to dig deep and build awareness of yourself and those around you. And it does this to fantastic music from all over the world. The output is joy, the bi-product is whole body fitness!
Nia is saving me in lockdown. And I am grateful!
Please get in touch if you’d like to try 🙂 free for first timers!

What is Nia?

Inspired by the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, Nia is a transformational movement practice anchored in body-centred awareness. Offering holistic conditioning and a connection to pleasure, Nia classes are suitable for every body, no experience necessary.

Santha has been a mover her whole life. Studying jazz ballet as a child, as an adult  she performed flamenco, studied physical theatre via Le Coq, movement/performance improvisation with Theatre of the Ordinary and more recently West African dance in Ghana and Australia. She has been participating in Nia classes for the past 15 years. In July 2016 she successfully undertook her Nia White Belt training and immediately began teaching. She completed her Blue Belt Training in 2018 and has also taken intensives in Nia’s 52 Moves and Move to Heal training.

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Fast Facts

  • Nia was created in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas
  • Since 1983, Nia has helped more than 100,000 people get in their body
  • Nia is a non-impact movement practice based on the idea that through movement we find health
  • Nia combines movements and philosophies from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts
  • Nia practice is done barefoot and set to diverse music from around the world
  • Classes are taught in more than 45 countries – there are currently 2500 licensed Nia teachers
  • Becoming a Nia teacher involves taking 4 intensive trainings that teach a total of 52 somatic principles for physical health and lifestyle well-being
  • Nia Trainings are offered in countries around the world by an international training faculty