Nia Technique Dance Fitness

Nia Technique Dance Fitness

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1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

Nia Technique is a dance fitness class you can fall in LOVE with. Combining dance, martial arts and self-healing, Nia takes you on a sensory journey into the Joy of Movement. My four weekly classes are:

* Tuesdays 6pm in Eagle Rock

* Wednesdays 10am in Encino

* Thursdays 7:30am in Studio City

* Sundays 9am in Studio City

Nia choreography is fun and accessible and the music is deliciously different from what you hear in gym-based classes. The hour flies by, and the “post-Nia glow” lasts for hours aftrwards. When was the last time you wanted an exercise class to be longer?That’s Nia. The dance fitness class you don’t want to end. Without even realizing it, while you’re having fun, you develop flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength.  

I am a Black Belt Nia teacher practicing in Los Angeles. I have been doing Nia as a student since 2010 and became a teacher in 2015. My teaching is rich with sensuality, humor and visual images to help you enjoy your movements. 

I continuously invest professional development by taking Nia trainings, participating actively in the local and global Nia community, being mentored by the Nia training faculty and mentoring new teachers in my local area. 

Moatly what I love is engaging others in the beautiful practice of Nia and watching them consciously change their feelings about their bodies and themselves. I love the people I meet and I totally love the music and movements of Nia.

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North Hollywood, CA 91604
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  • Andrea D’Amico

    Paula is an excellent teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed her class. NIA provides a full body workout while moving to exotic world music. Work at your own pace depending on your fitness level. I will be back again and again. Thanks Paula!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Students either show up to one of my regular weekly classes (located in Encino, Eagle Rock and Studio City, CA), or they arrange a private lesson in my home in Studio City. With privates in particular, I like to learn about the student’s needs, issues and goals in order to craft the best possible experience for them.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taken all of the available Nia trainings: White Belt, Green Belt, Blue Belt, Brown Belt, Black Belt and First Degree Black Belt, plus Nia Moving to Heal, Nia Freedance, Nia Floorplay and Nia Five Stages. I am also trained in Trauma-Informed Movement Teaching.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My regular weekly classes are $15 each on a drop-in basis and privates are $75 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I started taking Nia as a student in 2010 and loved it so much that in April 2015 I took the first level of teacher training and started teaching almost immediately after that. I have now taken six of the seven available teacher trainings and teach four classes a week.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 20-75, all genders, all fitness levels - including people recovering from physical and psychological injuries.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Show up to class!

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