is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Join the Nia Community. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Lainie is a Brown Belt Nia Instructor who has had the pleasure of sharing the Nia Technique with hundreds of students over the last 16 years. She has studied a wide variety of dance and movement forms, and is a dancer and choreographer with the Toronto-based community dance company, PushPULL. Step in to her class and experience the joy of movement.
In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, all classes are cancelled during the Covid pandemic.
Watch this space for updates.
We may be physically distanced, but we are still together in dance!
(Please get in touch before your first class: email)
Axe Capoeira (1069 St Clair W, 2nd floor)
Fridays at 9:30am
Please note: No shoes of any kind are allowed on the dance floor at this location.
(Classes currently on hold ~ contact the studio for updates)
Hart House (www.harthouse.ca/fitness)
Tuesdays at 1pm
Moving to Heal:
Wednesdays at 10am
(Moving to Heal is a slightly gentler Nia class geared toward seniors, people managing long or short term illness or injury, and anyone who is simply looking for a more relaxed but still vibrant, wholistic workout.)
University of Toronto Athletic Centre
Fitmix Dance (Moving to Heal):
Mondays and Fridays at 11am
(This class geared toward seniors, people managing long or short term illness or injury, and anyone who is simply looking for a more relaxed but still vibrant, wholistic dance workout.)
If none of these times work for you, gather a group of friends, family, co-workers, whoever, and I'll come to you for a series or even a single class. Get in touch to discuss possibilities: email
Looking for a unique way to celebrate with friends? I am happy to gear a class to your specific needs. Birthdays or other moments marked in an embodied and social way by starting with a Nia class. Get in touch to discuss possibilities: email
I am so excited to be able to offer
adapted for people
with different levels of mobility,
a beautiful and unique program called
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