About Nia

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Come to class! Mondays (12:30-1:30) you can come move through space on our soft matted floor, with Annie and friends! 

Nia is a Specialty Class. Your first Nia class at The Shift is free! Drop-ins are $14 and class packages are available. Come try Nia…you won’t be disappointed!

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ANNIE SPARKS POTEAT, BLACK BELT NIA INSTRUCTOR
Leading others to greater health through movement is my passion, my mission, my joy! Privileged to introduce Nia into the Asheville community in 1998, I have had the pleasure of teaching Nia, and mentoring other Nia teachers, ever since. Every class I teach is customized for the students present that day. Each one is a gift from the heart of Nia, through my heart, to you.

the practice:

(from NiaNow.com)

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul.

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 brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes - body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.