WHAT IS NIA?                  CLASSES               ABOUT ERIN

These are the 9 movement forms that Nia draws from... Are you familiar with them all? (I wasn't when I started Nia back in 2008 as a student!) Join me in December for the routine, Zensation, when we explore all 9 in one routine! Learn more

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Nia at the Common Ground Fair this year! Anna and I so enjoyed bringing the Nia Technique to all these new-to-Nia fair-goers! I love all the smiles!

I had a wonderful time bringing Nia to the Women's Retreat "In the Company of Women" at Ferry Beach again this year! We followed an invigorating Nia class with a guided meditation. It is so healing and inspiring to come together to move! Nia is a gift at any and every age! 

 I continue to be awed by the power of Nia to move individuals of all ages and abilities. Fitness is a lifelong journey, a glorious exploration of our physical bodies in space through the course of our lifetimes. Maintaining our fitness empowers us to show up as the very best incarnation of ourselves we can, today. Nia is a daily practice for me, a way in, a way to sense and experience my body, mind, emotions and spirit through the gift of movement. Join me for Nia fitness and watch yourself blossom.

I continue to be awed by the power of Nia to move individuals of all ages and abilities. Fitness is a lifelong journey, a glorious exploration of our physical bodies in space through the course of our lifetimes. Maintaining our fitness empowers us to show up as the very best incarnation of ourselves we can, today. Nia is a daily practice for me, a way in, a way to sense and experience my body, mind, emotions and spirit through the gift of movement. Join me for Nia fitness and watch yourself blossom.

Nia in my own words - You're invited!

I love Erin’s vivacious vitality! She makes the class FUN! I am so happy to have found Nia. It makes me feel crazy alive!
— Marci
 Nia means health for our whole person. I have found mental health through my Nia practice: the opportunity to sense in and notice where I am with my thoughts, what I am choosing today. My emotional health is enhanced each and every class: I get to express and sound, voice and release any blocked or stuck emotions. My physical health benefits from the range of motion, the range of intensity, and the non-impact aerobic conditioning. The health of my spirit is brought to my awareness as I move, express, dance, connect, release, and root. Nia is Health for my body, mind, emotions, and spirit — ALL of me!

Nia means health for our whole person. I have found mental health through my Nia practice: the opportunity to sense in and notice where I am with my thoughts, what I am choosing today. My emotional health is enhanced each and every class: I get to express and sound, voice and release any blocked or stuck emotions. My physical health benefits from the range of motion, the range of intensity, and the non-impact aerobic conditioning. The health of my spirit is brought to my awareness as I move, express, dance, connect, release, and root. Nia is Health for my body, mind, emotions, and spirit — ALL of me!

 For when you cannot get to class, or simply want more Nia in your life, check out the array of gentle Nia, athletic workouts, therapeutic and educational videos available with your free trial or subscription. Click on the image above!

For when you cannot get to class, or simply want more Nia in your life, check out the array of gentle Nia, athletic workouts, therapeutic and educational videos available with your free trial or subscription. Click on the image above!

 What do I love about Nia? I love the subtle, sneaky impact of this revolutionary practice. I love how I’ve gained confidence, strength, awareness, and power in all realms of my being. I love that I get to witness my students transform before my eyes. I love that I get to express and feel the power of the group, pulling me in and up with Joy. I love that I get to bring Nia to new people each and every day… What do   you   love about Nia?

What do I love about Nia? I love the subtle, sneaky impact of this revolutionary practice. I love how I’ve gained confidence, strength, awareness, and power in all realms of my being. I love that I get to witness my students transform before my eyes. I love that I get to express and feel the power of the group, pulling me in and up with Joy. I love that I get to bring Nia to new people each and every day… What do you love about Nia?

Recent feedback from students taking Nia with Erin:

"Erin is amazing! So much good energy!"

"I loved learning new skills and movements with a wonderful instructor."

"Nia is terrific. Erin is what makes it INCREDIBLE! Please offer this class again and again!"

"I will implement this in my daily life!"

Connect with me Virtually

A 3 1/2 minute video about Nia from Nia Australia... Enjoy! 

Erin brings my emotions to flow with the music — I get totally lost in the moment. I love everything about this class! Nia is a gift that reminds me to be present in the moment. I love the way Yoga, Tai Chi and the other forms on the movement-meditation spectrum are involved with the music while doing an aerobic workout.
— Barbara

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Practiced with awareness, these stages have the power to facilitate optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. I recommend doing this practice in the morning and/or before bed. Please be in touch with any questions or feedback you have!

 Beauty is defined as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.“ In Nia class, we  choose pleasure , actively seek it out, welcome it into ourselves, become one with the sensation of what   feels good,   in this body, in this moment, today.

Beauty is defined as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.“ In Nia class, we choose pleasure, actively seek it out, welcome it into ourselves, become one with the sensation of what feels good, in this body, in this moment, today.

On September 30th 2018, I completed my fourth full marathon dressed as the resilient feminine spirit symbolized by the rose… Together we raised over $2000 for the Portland Community Free Clinic!

I love Erin’s spirit...It is clear that she loves Nia and loves to move. That spirit is contagious. She is very welcoming and encouraging. She makes it safe to be oneself and move or not, as feels right for your body. Plus it is so much fun!
— Linda