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Dawn Brunn

Dawn Brunn

  • dawn.brunn@gmail.com
  • 612.275.5772

My Credentials

  • Certified Wellness Coach, Masters of Education

Dawn Brunn

Nia White Belt Teacher
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

I found Nia during one of the biggest turning points of my life.

I was working as an HR Executive and I had my whole life planned out. I was going to retire as a Sr. Level Leader, marry my current partner and live happily ever after.  Then the life that I had planned fell apart: I was laid off from my job, lost my job title, lost my relationship and lost what I thought was my identity.

Then, my friend told me to try Nia.

The first time I tried Nia, I didn't love it.  I was used to body beating work-outs with a drill sargeant yelling at me. I thought that was the only way workouts were effective. I had never been giving permission to, "move my body's way" or to tune into my body's wisdome. Yet, after each class, I was feeling exhilarated and renewed, and I kept coming back for more. The inspiring music, the encouraging teacher, and the students felt like a "welcome home" to me. Nia became the community that I didnt know I was so desperately craving.

I earned a scholarship to attend a week-long Nia retreat. People from all over the world attended and I met a woman who was there becuase of chronic pain, depression and fatigue.  As she danced Nia, I observed her changing and during the retreat she told me, "dancing Nia is healing me and I am ready to return home." With her words, "dancing Nia is healing me," I knew instantly I needed to bring Nia to more people.  I had already earned a Master’s Degree, and a Coaching Certification, yet with Nia I realized the importance of getting out of my head and into my body. Nia taught me to tune into the wisdom of my own body.

Shortly after that retreat, I earned my Nia White Belt Certification and WOWZA my life changed completely. If you've ever heard the quote “good things fall apart, so that better things can fall together,” that was me.  I was so grateful that the life I had planned fell apart, so that I could find the life that was waiting for me. The White Belt training also inspired me to found AbunDANCE Wellness Coaching where I help women, with NO TIME and crazy schedules, find time to invest in themselves through movement, nutrition and mindful well-being.

Thank you for reading about my journey. I am so excited to dance with you and learn more about you and your journey!

Nia - Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Nia?                                       

Nia is a barefoot Cardio fusion class of easy-to-learn moves from Dance, Martial Arts and Yoga, set to upbeat, inspirational music.

What are classes like?

I intentionally create and hold space for you to feel free to move your body's way. This is one fitness class where there is no judgement. I invite you to work at your own level and move your body's way.  People say after a class they feel refreshed, energized and blissful, experiencing a total body workout.

Where do I teach?

What are my qualifications?

I am Certified in:

  • Nia White (Dance, Martial & Healing Arts Fusion class)
  • Piyo (Pilates, Yoga Fusion class)
  • Piloxing (Boxing, Dance and Pilates Fusion class )
  • Tabata and Insanity Live - High Intensity Interval Training classes

Please contact me with any Nia questions or if you need help registering for classes. 

Dawn Brunn | 612-275-5772 






My Locations

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Six Degrees Uptown
3021 Holmes Avenue, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Studio Timeout
6001 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Thursday 7:15pm - 8:15pm Six Degrees Uptown
3021 Holmes Avenue, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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