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Marie McKay

Marie McKay

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Marie McKay

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

I was introduced to Nia in 1999 while living in Boulder, CO, and after my first class I was hooked!  Always having a strong desire to move and be active, Nia magically shifted my mindset from exercise needing to "hurt" to PURE JOY through movement, changing my approach to fitness and wellness forever.

Having been a competitive gymnast and student of Tai Kwon Do and kickboxing as a young adult, I developed an appreciation for both graceful and powerful movements. My interest in human development inspired me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology and Speech Communication in 1992 from the University of MN.

Post college I worked several years in a national restaurant marketing career which involved an extensive travel schedule, although exciting and fun, I eventually hit a point of mental and physical burn-out. This became a reflective time for me, which through much introspection inspired me to leave the corporate world and re-connect to my passions for teaching and fitness. As my awareness of the mind-body connection evolved I became certified in yoga and Reiki and I continue to study and practice various forms of healing arts, meditation and energy work.

I am a dynamic and energetic instructor who brings my enthusiasm for personal growth and development to every class I teach. Teaching and dancing Nia makes me feel alive, providing a daily opportunity to be re-inspired and re-discover the healing power of consciously living in my body. Experiencing joy on every level; mind, body and spirit, creating self-awareness, and manifesting self-love are the cornerstones to my classes.

Come experience a class…expect your body to sweat, your mind to relax and your soul to soar as you learn to dance through life and find your own groove! I look forward to meeting you in class!

I am a certified Black Belt instructor and I facilitate classes, workshops and retreats at various health clubs, studios, hospitals, corporations, colleges and retreat centers throughout the country.


My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 9:45am - 10:45am Life Time Fitness - Eden Prairie Life Time Athletic
755 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States
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Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm Life Time Fitness - Crosstown Location
6233 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, MN, United States
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Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am Life Time Fitness - Crosstown Location
6233 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, MN, United States
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