Nia in Wellington, New Zealand


About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Silva  Noakes

Classic Nia Class

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Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am


10 Hutt Road, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand


Casual attendants: $15,- per class OR 10-trip concession card: $120,-

Free taster session available for newcomers

Notes About This Class

Address: Level 3, Home Ideas Centre, 10 Hutt Road, Petone

Please park out on Hutt Road or Petone Esplanade.

Alison Whitton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm


Theatre Block, Gate 3, 35 Campbell St, Karori, Wellington, NZ


First Timer  -  FREE!  (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

5 Class Pass*  -  $60 ($12 per class).  Valid 3 months.

Note:  Concession Passes are valid for monthly Saturday 10.30am classes with Alison at Whitireia Performance Centre, Vivian Street.  Monthly city classes are the first Saturday of every month.

10% discount for Nia belt graduates, Gold, Leisure, Community Service card holders and students, ID required. 

Karori Nia classes are not offered on public holidays.

* Conditions:

Concession passes cannot be shared, cannot be extended beyond the validity period(1) and are non-refundable(2), please choose wisely.

  1. Cash refunds will be issued for all unused classes within the validity period on all passes if Karori Nia classes were ever to stop being offered.
  2. If you are unable to continue Nia classes part way through a pass you are welcome to transfer this to another person as long as that person is not a regular Nia student at Alison's Nia classes.

Notes About This Class


New-to-Nia?  Great.  Simply step into class anytime.  I suggest you arrive 10 minutes early for your first Nia class so that we can connect and have a chat about a few things that may help you remain in the Joy of Movement for your first Nia experience.

Nia classes with Alison are suitable and adaptable for everybody.  Come along and experience the Joy of Nia for FREE if you're a Nia first timer.  See cost section above for details on how to receive your free class coupon.

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