Nia Dance encourages Body Awareness and moving with Grace, Ease and Joy. Nia movements feel very natural to the body as they follow the Body’s Way without pushing, straining or over-exerting yourself. They were developed based on the human anatomy and Nia’s uppermost principle of JOY OF MOVEMENT. This is why Nia does not feel like exercise, despite having all the benefits of the most advanced forms of exercise: Increased Flexibility, Stability, Agility, Strength, Mobility and Vitality. In Nia movement is infused with conscious intentions which helps dancers access higher states of connectedness and consciousness.