Nia is a mind-body movement practice that combines dance, martial arts and the healing arts into a fun, creative cardio dance workout. Nia choreography is extremely low-impact – you get a great workout, without jumping or repetitive bouncing. You get swept up in a whirl of beautiful music and inspiring images, emerging sweaty, refreshed and delighted. All bodies are loved and accepted in Nia no matter what their gender or ability.
Paula Chambers, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator with diverse movement and dance experience. Paula was blown away when she discovered Nia with its emphasis on joy, sensation and personal self-healing. Today as a Nia Black Belt, Paula teaches in three LA-area locations, infuses her classes with warmth, imagery, and humor. She also mentors new Nia teachers and produces Nia trainings and events.
Valley Nia is the name of Paula Chambers’ Nia practice. Paula’s mission is to make Nia classes available throughout the San Fernando Valley and build a community of Valley-based Nia-philes who love the practice and each other. Paula builds community among her students and fellow teachers by delivering great classes and producing Nia events.