NIA is a holistic movement concept, that combines elements of dance, martial arts and relaxation techniques. The dancing movements are fast and powerfull, but also soft and smooth, in balance with your Body, Mind and Spirit.
NIA is unique and a perfect training for everybody who wants to stimulate body and mental health at the same time. You will gain more vitality and joy of life.
NIA flows like Tai Chi, boosts concentration like Yoga, is fun like Jazz Dance and powerfull like Tae Kwon Do.
NIA combines 9 movement forms
Jazz-Dance / Modern-Dance / Duncan-Dance
Tai Chi / Tae Kwan Do / Aikido
Yoga / Feldenkreis / Alexander-Technique
With NIA, many different types of movements can be experienced, so that the body finds a good balance between strength and beauty. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movements. It combines fixed choreographies and short freedance units, it is a combination of Ying and Yang. After a workout, you feel energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced.
NIA is practiced barefoot, no previous knowledge is necessary. NIA is for every age and body. The intensity of the movements adapts to individual needs.
Since childhood, dancing has fascinated me. Jazz- and Modern Dance, Ballroom Dancing and also Tap Dancing have accompanied me through life earlier. In 2004 I discovered NIA for the first time and I immediately fell in love with it. The simplicity of the flowing movements and the joy of movement were so fascinating to me. Since then I keep dancing NIA regularly and passionately.
In 2013 I took the WHITE BELT Intensive Training with Ann Christiansen, followed by the GREEN BELT Teacher Training in autumn 2017 and BLUE BELT in March 2018, also with Ann. In addition I train NIA 1-2 times a week and participate continuously in various Workshops. In Januar 2018 I started to teach one lessons a week and cover other teachers as well. Today I teach 3 lessons a week and I also participate in Team-Teaching-Events, not only in Switzerland but also abroad.
A personal highlight was the NIA EVOLUTION Event with Debbie Rosas in Hamburg in October 2019. Debbie is from Portland/USA and the founder of NIA. It was unique for me to dance with her and to feel her spirit in person.
NIA just makes me feel good. Taking a NIA class after a hard working day, I have an increased feeling of relaxation and inner balance. But it also makes me sweat. I feel more enjoyment of life and of moving. Dancing, sweating and laughing – this and much more is NIA for me.
01.2013 WHITE BELT with Ann Christiansen, St. Gallen
09.2017 GREEN BELT with Ann Christiansen, St. Gallen
03.2018 BLUE BELT with Ann Christiansen, Hamburg
07.2018 52 Moves Intervall Training with Ann Christiansen, St. Gallen
10.2019 NIA Evolution with Debbie Rosas (NIA-Founder), Hamburg
07.2020 Moving to heal with Casey Bernstein, New York (online)
11.2020 NIA 5 stages with Laurie Bass, Portland (online)
12.2020 NIA Freedance with Adelle Brownlee Brewer und Joanie Brooks, San Antonio (online)
04.2021 WHITE BELT re-take with Martha Randall, Toronto (online)
12.2021 BLUE BELT brush-up with Britta von Tagen, Illinois (online)
12.2021 BROWN BELT with Helen Terry, Texas (online)
05.2022 Wisdom Summit with Debbie Rosas, Portland (online)
Tuesday, 09.00 - 10.00h
Hybrid lesson by Zoom & in person
MDS Mavement Dance School
Alte Steinhauserstrasse 21
Wednesday, 19.30 - 20.30h
Physiotherapie de Vries
CHF 220 for 10 lessons (valid 12 weeks)
CHF 66 for 3 trial lessons
CHF 25 for one single lesson
first trial lesson free of charge
Trial lesson and start any time possible.
Lessons also in English / French / Italian possible.
Insurance is the responsibility of each participant.
Current Covid-rules, see here
As of February 17th, 2022, no masks and no certificates required anymore.