nia practice

Nia is a non-impact, cardio movement practice that mindfully blends dance, martial arts and healing arts. Nia strengthens and tones your whole body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind, emotions and spirit.

We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout is an opportunity to joyfully express your vitality and bring mindfulness to your movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

How do I sign up for Nia classes?

Nia classes are held at the Lakewood Center for the Arts on Saturdays from 8:00am - 9:15am


“Vickie is an inspired teacher, who creates meaningful and memorable learning for every student in her care. She artfully brings her curriculum to students and they respond to her teaching with joyful engagement. As a teacher, she is exceptionally perceptive and skillful. She has a well-developed interpersonal intelligence. She listens to the students as she teaches, monitoring, adjusting, and inspiring them to find their own growth edge. Vickie is bright, positive, and committed to improving Wellness experiences for children and adults.”

~ Jane Stickney

“Vickie awoke in me the start of increased awareness and I became more aware of my body and the many benefits of movement. This opened me up to being more aware in life. It is through my experiences with Vickie that I was inspired to become certified to teach Nia.”

~ Tony Buscemi

"Five words that come to mind when I think of Vickie's classes: Exceptional, authentic, inspiring, creative, healing. Vickie's teaching style is the perfect balance of skilled somatic education blended with a contagious love for dance, healing, and community. Rarely do you find all of these qualities in one teacher. Through her Nia classes, I have awakened to new places within myself as she models so beautifully the art of self-love and self-awareness...not to mention top notch holistic conditioning. Vickie embodies what it means to teach by being a living example."

~ Allison Wright

“Vickie’s gentle and insightful guidance have by far been the most important catalysts helping to restore a sense of peace and self-worth to my core. I have finally re-entered my body through movement inspired by her.” After a long period highlighted by self-doubt, I am walking with confidence and self worth.”