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What is Nia?

Nia Classes: Wholistic Fitness, Yoga & Dance Training in Hawaii. Enjoy non-impact wholistic fitness, dance & yoga, in-person & online: Nia classes & trainings at Still & Moving Center in Hawaii!

Nia students from around the globe seek out Still & Moving Center for its joy-filled Nia classes to soul-stirring music. As the foremost Nia studio in the state of Hawaii, Still & Moving Center offers Nia classes nearly every day and serves as the seedbed for new Nia teachers, hosting all of the Nia teacher trainings on the island.

Nia originally stood for “non-impact aerobics” in the 1980s, with the purpose of providing a cardiovascular fitness alternative. Nia has evolved since then into a wholistic somatic practice. It connects the mind, body, and spirit through the precision and power of the martial arts (such as Taekwon Do, Tai Chi and Aikido), the expressivity of the dance arts (such as Jazz and Modern dance) and the mindfulness of the healing arts (such as Yoga and Feldenkrais).

A beautiful balance of freedom and form, Nia provides choreographed movement and asks you to do it “your body’s way”. As long as you are listening to your body, and moving accordingly, YOU JUST CAN’T DO IT WRONG IN NIA! We ask you to tweak the movements so that they fit your body’s needs and your heart’s desire to express itself. No one needs to look like anyone else in Nia class. People of all different ages, shapes, and sizes love taking Nia!

The exemplary embodiment of moving meditation, Nia is the reason behind that Renée Tillotson, a 2nd Degree Nia Black Belt, founded Still & Moving Center in 2011! Renėe enthuses about how Nia as made her more mindful in daily life:

“In a mindful moment, I’m fully engaged. I’m aware of what my body is doing, and my mind tracking, interested. If my emotions enter the picture, I can watch them pass through like waves into the background. No anxiety. Just Joy. Moving meditation is part of my medicine, my ticket to a ride on the healthy life train. For me, focusing is more effortless when I’m in motion. I compare it to riding a bike: easier to balance when I’m traveling along. For me, mindfulness can be as close as a dance step away.”

Nia provides wonderful cross-training for dancers who are so accustomed to dancing someone else’s choreography, they’ve forgotten the childlike freedom of true self-expression, which we find again in Nia.

Nia also gives you an effective cardiovascular workout that will increase your strength, agility, mobility, and flexibility. We practice Nia barefoot. The martial arts aspect empowers us to connect with our breath by using our voices, which can be especially powerful for women, or any of us who want to find our voice.

Still & Moving Center proudly offers many different Nia classes online and in-person in Hawaii, hosted by our talented instructors. Come as you are and leave with a newfound personal enrichment.

All of our classes are taught LIVE – never pre-recorded – and are offered in 3 learning formats:

Live Online: Virtual class from the comfort of your own home.

In-studio Livestream: Virtual class in studio with your fellow students and the instructor streaming to our large screen monitors.

In-person: Classes led the “old-fashioned” way – with your teacher leading the session in person in the studio.

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Global, HI United States
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    Sundays 3:30-4:30 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 11 to May 19 2024 No class Easter Sunday 3/31, April 21 (Kumu travels), or Mother's Day May 12. Plus performance for May Day- May 26, 2024 Price: $230    By the ages of 7-12, hula students have developed a longer attention span. They have greater […]

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Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024, - May 22, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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    Thursdays 4:00-4:40 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 22 to May 23 2024 No class Thursday April 4 or April 25 while kumu travels. Keiki performance for May Day, May 26, 2024 Price: $230    Little children seem magnetically drawn to Kumu Mālia. She’s full of laughter and magically engages their attention and imagination. […]

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Mar 26, 2024 March 26, 2024, - June 5, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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  Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm March 26 -May 07,  2024 - with performance on May 4, 2024 Price: $210 + tax DescriptionStudents will have the opportunity to perform at our Aerial May Day performance May 4, 2024. In this weekly series, aerialists will focus on your own material in the air and at your […]

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Mar 30, 2024 March 30, 2024, - May 4, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 - 12:15 pm  March 30  - May 4, 2024Price: $200 plus tax Keiki aerialists will have the opportunity to perform in our May Day Aerial Show on May 4    Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 17. […]

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Apr 21, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunday, April 21, 20241:30-3:30 pm HSTPrice: $39FREE to MembersWe are instinctively drawn to images where the “expression of the Soul” is revealed. In this Earth Day - centered workshop, the card-maker will explore their connection to the earth and the sky. Through the creation of your inspiration card, senses and intellects of body, mind and […]

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Apr 26, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Apr 29, 2024 April 29, 2024, - July 12, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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This Spring, 2024:12 noon HST  |  3pm PDT  |  6pm EDT  |  7am Sep 8 Japan  |  8am Sep 8 Australia Small Group Meetings via ZOOM10am HST | 12pm PST | 3pm EST Mindful Movement Online Training, Instructor Level 1:Coming this spring! This is a 40 hour online certificate course of 4 hours per week […]

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May 04, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 17, 2024 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024, - May 27, 2024,
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Puana Lomilomi Training Intensive with Kumu Malia.  In-person Memorial Day Weekend - May 25, 26, 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PAY BY SLIDING SCALE: $550 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)$475 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)$395 | Community Rate (discounted)Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that […]

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