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Paula Chambers

Paula Chambers

  • Paula@ValleyNia.com
  • 818-430-1158

My Credentials

  • B.F.A., M.A., Ph.D. ISMETA Member (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Holistic Chamber of Commerce Interest Group Leader for Mind-Body Movement

Paula Chambers

Nia First Degree Black Belt Teacher
Los Angeles, California, United States

I've been an enthusiastic amateur dancer and mover my entire adult life. I've done step aerobics, ballroom, ballet, jazz, modern and folk dance. I've danced at outdoor festivals and in musical numbers at wacky theme parties. As a movement omnivore, over the years I've been exposed to a wide variety of modalities, including T'ai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Technique, Franklin Method, Aikido, Pilates, Gyrotonic and more.

My body thought it had seen everything - until I discovered Nia in 2010. Nia's focus on sensation blew my mind, healed my soul and changed my life. 

After five years as a student, I took the White Belt in 2015 and have been teaching ever since. 

My teaching is joyful and loaded with images. I use whole Nia routines and deliver on the Nia promise by following the seven-cycle structure of a Nia class, developing the five sensations of fitness in my students, and creating an environment where students can sense their bodies and experience the Joy of Movement. I am constantly amazed at how rich Nia is, with so much to give. 

I am also a Nia producer, bringing Nia experts in from far and wide to deliver trainings, workshops and master classes. Plus I mentor new teachers and organize an annual Jam in my area.

In my other life, I am a presenter on the university circuit, speaking to PhD students and postdocs about how to envision, prepare for and excel in non-academic careers. Now I also bring Nia to the academic world with my new workshop, "The Embodied Scholar: Mind-Body Integration for Academics." 

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My Locations

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Anna Cheselka Dance Center
12445 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
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Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Los Angeles Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, USA
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Los Angeles Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, USA
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00am Anna Cheselka Dance Center
12445 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
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Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am Anna Cheselka Dance Center
12445 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
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