Faculty & Staff Wellness Programs

Mind Body Fitness

with Maria Jenkins for Winter 2018 in Carver 210

*Dana will not be able to teach Nia for Winter, but Maria has stepped up to teach in her place! Thank you Maria! Please see discription changes below.*

Description: Nia - The Joy of Movement

Inspired by the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, Nia is a transformational movement practice anchored in body-centered awareness. The practice draws on the chemistry of nine movement forms: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Yoga, the Alexander Technique and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. This unique blend allows the body to move in fun and free ways that bring health and vitality to every part.

Nia is a barefoot, sensory-based, cardio-movement class set to an invigorating and eclectic mix of music. Class choreography is inspired by the intelligent design of the body and crafted using 52 core moves—danced YOUR BODY’S WAY.

Some of the many benefits of Nia include cardiovascular health, alleviation of stress and anxiety, and increased flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability.

Classes are adaptable for all ages and fitness levels—so if you have a body, you can dance Nia!

You can watch this 10min video to learn more about Nia:

For Winter Quarter 2018, Maria will be teaching as Dana is unable to. Maria has subbed this class before and understands and needs and vibe of this class. She will be teaching true to her background and the needs of the class.

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to breath and have fun, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! This class is low intensity.

Location:  Carver 210

Cost: $50

Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon-1

Class Date Information: 

  • Winter Quarter Start Date: Thursday 1/11/2018
  • Winter Quarter End Date: Thursday 3/22/2018

How to Sign Up:Click here!

Page Updated 02.15.2018