Have you ever wanted to participate in an activity that not only provides you with a joyous hobby and great physical benefits but also significantly boost your mental and emotional wellness? Well, look no further than this blog! Today we’ll be discussing a beautiful holistic technique and dance for wellness in Raglan that aims to nourish your mind through stimulating movement, harmonic music, and social and supportive group environment.

Create a Positive Space for Your Mental Health With Nia Dance

Made to nurture and fulfil your mind, body, and soul, Nia Dance offers an abundance of mental and emotional wellness benefits. There are numerous ways that Nia Dance is able to do this, no matter your ability, age or the number of times or consistency you perform it at. One of its methods of boosting your wellness is through its music design. Using binaural frequencies and specific chords and instruments, these sounds can stimulate your neural pathways and brain to produce positive benefits such as calmer energy, higher mindfulness levels and a sense of peace.

Nia Dance is made up of nine different movement arts that originate from dance, martial and healing techniques. Adapting both their physical and verbal teachings, Nia Dance incorporates this with mindfulness practices to help provide positive energy and mindset, and feelings of productivity.

The technique of Nia Dance is set up into 7 different cycles, each one stimulating your mind differently. The cycles help you focus on goals and intentions, become in-tune with your body, energise your being and recentre and harmonise with your soul.

Boost Your Wellness and Energy At Dance NZ

Whether you’re looking for online HYBRID-style classes or in-person sessions, Dance NZ has you covered for Nia Dance lessons! Having classes based on Zoom, and in Hamilton and Raglan, Dance NZ offers 5 different classes allowing a diverse range of individuals to participate. 

There’s Gentle Nia, a class focused on soft movement for lower mobility and beginners. Nia Dance Move to Heal is a class specialising in movements that relieve pains and aches. For those with Parkinson’s and their carers, there’s Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance. There’s also Classic Nia for seasoned dancers, experienced Nia students and those with good mobility. 

Also coming to Raglan on the 12th of December, there will be a wonderful Nia Dance event that you can take part in to further boost good energy and feelings of wellness. Register for the 2021 Nia Dance Jam at The Kokiri Stage in Raglan today to secure your booking. For only $45, you can experience Nia Dance in a way that you never have before! Take to the Kokiri Stage for 55 minutes of Nia Dance with your favourite instructors,  DeidreLisa, Hilda, and Belinda. After your Nia routine, the session will flow into a beautiful 45 minute sound meditation journey with the Didgeridoo, led by Jimi, and pure crystal bowls, played by Karin.

The proceeds of this event are going towards hiring a professional photographer to take still shots and videos of your teachers for their 2022 Marketing, so you can feel like you’re dancing for a cause! To book entry for this lovely event and to prioritise your wellness, click here. https://forms.gle/dKBJt7MQ3NYq3W9fA

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Take care of your body and mind at the same time with Nia Dance. The beauty of this technique is that it can cater to any mind and any body to make sure no one is left out of receiving all its bountiful benefits. Attend Nia Dance classes at Dance NZ and rejuvenate your mental health with positivity, and take advantage of the upcoming Nia event now before it’s all booked up!

Do you have a query? Reach out and CONTACT Dance NZ here to receive the fastest response.

Kind regards, Belinda.

Brown Belt in the Nia Technique. A Certified Parkinson Dance Teacher.

Weekly Dance NZ Courses: Online and Physical HYBRID-Style Nia Dance Classes 

Participate in your favourite in-person and HYBRID-style sessions and join as a free Dance NZ member here

• Nia Dance Move to Heal: Take part in this session here. Time and dates: 11:15 a.m, Tuesdays mornings. Official class location: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated venue place: 499 Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Classic Nia: Take part in this session here. Time and dates: 5:30 p.m, Tuesdays evenings. Official class locations: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated venue place: Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Gentle Nia: Take part in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Wednesday mornings. Official class location: Raglan Town Hall (designated venue place: 41 Bow Street, Raglan).

• Classic Nia: Take part in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Friday mornings. Official class location: Saint John’s Hall (designated venue place: Hamilton, 20 Wellington Street).

• Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance: Take part in this session here. Time and dates: 12:00 p.m, Friday afternoons. Official class location: Saint John’s Hall (designated venue place: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton). 

Information, booking accessibility and viewing for 24-hour replays, in-person sessions and Nia HYBRID-style class sessions with Belinda Goodwin, can all be found here on the Dance NZ site.

Delve further into the world of the Nia Technique at nianow.com.