Nia Dance


Friday classes at 12.30pm will resume in September 2023 :

Regular Nia classes take place at Essex Church, every Friday lunchtime from 12.30-1.30pm, led by Sonya Leite. The cost to take part is £10 per drop-in session or £40 for a block of 5 classes to use within a 2-month period. Contact Sonya Leite on 0207 371 1674 for more information.

Sonya is currently on a summer break. Friday classes will resume in September 2023. 

Nia is holistic movement for body and soul. It is an expressive movement practice promoting fitness, creativity and wellbeing. Fusing dance, yoga, tai chi and martial arts, Nia provides a holistic workout and leaves you feeling energised, relaxed and centred. It suits any level of fitness, age and experience, working from where you are now.

Nia’s barefoot, grounded approach maximizes body efficiency and teaches you to move consciously in a gentler way. Dance movements are mixed with subtle therapeutic suggestions and visualization techniques that help you develop awareness and heighten sensation. The result is a fusion of movement styles that is incredibly free and liberating. Moving between simple choreography (form) and freedom of movement (freedance), Nia classes combine the grace and expressiveness of dance, the power and explosiveness of martial arts, and the wisdom and stillness of yoga and tai chi.