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Hiie Saumaa

Hiie Saumaa

  • hiie.saumaa@gmail.com
  • 865 924 8974

My Credentials

  • PhD

Hiie Saumaa

Nia White Belt Teacher
New York, New York, United States

I love movement and stillness, dance and meditation. I have studied and teach various somatic and movement practices and the richness, diversity, and playfulness are the aspects that I most treasure about the Nia practice. As a part of my background is in music -- I studied the flute and instrumental conducting -- I appreciate the multi-dimensionality of music in Nia. My mission when teaching Nia is to create a space where participants find healing, joy, ease, and strength through movement and can be themselves and be whole. Next to Nia, I teach BodyLogos Active Meditation and JourneyDance. I offer classes and workshops in NYC and in Estonia, my home country. 

I study movement and somatic practices also in my scholarship -- I teach philosophy and literature at Columbia University and write about interconnections between mind-body techniques, meditative states, literature, and theories of consciousness. Movement is an incredibly rich area to study -- as a personal practice, as a classroom and community experience, and as a philosophy and approach to life. 


Photo credit: Eliane Baggenstos 



My Locations

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Columbia Institute for Ideas & Imagination
4 Rue de Chevreuse, Paris, France
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia Institute for Ideas & Imagination
4 Rue de Chevreuse, Paris, France
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Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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