Monday, February 23, 2009

Nia -Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun


Do you remember what it felt like as a child to skip, jump, and dance for joy?


clip_image006WHAT IS NIA?

Nia (nee’uh) is a non-impact cardiovascular feel-good workout. Nia combines dance and martial arts. Drawing on the stillness and concentration of Tai Chi, the power of Tao Kwon Do or Akido and the grace and rhythm of modern and world dances, Nia just feels good. You need no prior training. Anyone can do Nia!

WHAT WILL I GET FROM NIA? Stress and tension fall away, agility and stamina increases, coordination, balance and body awareness improves, posture improves, and a sense of personal power and confidence is gained.

clip_image008You feel powerful and graceful. You will find yourself doing Nia because you love the way you feel while you are doing it. Here’s what people are saying:

“I absolutely love Eve’s Nia class! It is great to be able to exercise without judgement and to allow yourself to experience pure abandonment”. Madeleine Polemeni

“Nia allows me to feel free, everything I do is right and feels good…I am often surprised that I am sweating” Gayle Schoenfeld

“Nia gives me a strong, graceful body, a peaceful mind, and a free spirit. There is a big increase in my stamina and conditioning. I have a sense of being grounded, centered and energized.” Julie Antupit

“Nia has changed the way I see my own body. “I feel so beautiful doing Nia – and I feel beautiful afterwards. Fat days just don’t happen anymore!” Lynda

“An hour of fun, exciting movement that relieves my tension and energises me for the whole day.”

Martina Roberts


Nia is taught in easy-to-follow steps. You can work at your own level, modifications are offered—so it can be a high-powered cross training workout, or an easy moving meditation. Classes last one hour. There is one “warm-up song”, approximately eight cardiovascular songs, and few cool down, “floorplay” or stretch songs. Floorplay is dynamic floorwork based on yoga in motion.


Nia is not about perfection or performance, it is about enjoying yourself. Since it’s not about getting it right, there is no right or wrong way to do it. The movement is based upon the idea that if you do what feels good, you can’t go wrong.

clip_image010About Eve Isaacson

clip_image012As a Fitness & Wellness Consultant, Eve Isaacson has worked with individuals, instructors, physicians, and companies for over twenty years. She created “The Rockport Soul Sensation Movement by Eve Isaacson” DVD, and led Media events on the global “Soul Sensation Tour”. With a BFA from Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts, Eve’s professional certifications include: Personal Fitness Trainer and Fitness Instructor through Marymount Manhattan College, Medical Exercise Specialist through the American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals, and Post-Physical Therapy Conditioning Specialist. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor by "Yogazone" and "Yoga For Life" Teacher Training Programs, and is a black-belt Nia Teacher, in addition to other fitness specialty certifications. She has taught Nia and fitness at gyms such as The Equinox Fitness Clubs, The Reebok Sports Clubs, The David Barton Gym, The 92 Street Y and The Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, NY.

Mention Stacy and get two free classes

Come try Nia with Eve Isaacson at

Arts Caravan in Katonah

Tuesdays & Fridays 9:45 to 10:45

131 Bedford Road (across from the A &P)

914 -232 – 0424

$20 per class

Stop exercising…start having fun!

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