nia - Feeling good

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.

what is nia

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.


NIA combines 9 movement forms:

Dance: Jazz-, Modern-, Duncan-Dance

Martial arts: Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, Aikido

Relaxation techniques: Yoga, Feldenkreis, Alexander-Technique

nia and i

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.

My NIA-education:

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 re-take with Martha Randall, Toronto (online)

classes and costs



Tuesday, 08.45 - 09.45



Wednesday, 19.30 - 20.30


Frome June 26h, 2021 on, there are no restrictions anymore!


Trial lesson and start any time possible. Registration requested.



CHF 220 for 10 lessons (valid 12 weeks)

CHF   60 for 3 trial lessons

CHF   25 for one single lesson

free of charge one trial lesson


Lessons also in English / French / Italian


Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. 





Physiotherapie de Vries

Birkenmatt 10

6343 Rotkreuz


MDS Mavement Dance School

Alte Steinhauserstrasse 21

6330 Cham




Eveline Cornacchia,

certified NIA-teacher




Tel: +41 76 569 03 08  

CH-6331 Hünenberg


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