Nia takes movements and concepts from dance, healing and martial arts. It’s a cardiovascular movement and lifestyle practice that integrates body, mind and spirit through holistic conditioning. Nia uses easy to follow movements with a focus on Joy to build flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability. By allowing the body freedom to move creatively, Nia also helps improve posture, balance, breathing and overall well-being. Whether students have Parkinson’s or not, Nia offers insights to endless learning possibilities and the wisdom that every body possesses.
Sara Shafran began her journey with Nia and whole body fitness in 2001 after working a corporate job for years and never looked back! She received her Black Belt in Nia in 2014 and has been teaching throughout the city of Chicago for over 14 years. She is also a certified 200 hour yoga instructor.