The Nia Technique, Connecticut

  cardio dance fitness with a difference 


From the moment you enter our space you sense the difference. Stepping into the rich fullness of your own creativity and self-expression, you feel enveloped by an energetic elegance that feeds your spirit.  You feel supported on all levels of your being.  Free to explore the connections of Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit.  You sense the possibility to self-heal and to reach your personal potential.

You might describe it as cardio dance fitness, but it's so much more!  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.

Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music, including pop, electronica, jazz, New Age, Indian and hip hop.   Class cycles include warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down and stretching.  

Students are guided through 52 basic movements and techniques that draw on a combination of Jazz, Modern and Duncan dance styles, Tai Chi, Taekwondo and Aikido; and the bodymind healing arts of Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and Yoga. 

Athletes, dancers, casual exercisers and gym-haters alike embrace the Nia movement lifestyle because it feels good.  It's exhilarating...not guilt-driven;   expressive...not one-dimensional; healing... not exhausting.  Nia fits you and your needs.  It's not a rigid's guided, but with room for you to play.

All aboard now!   Join us for Nia!


Students say:

"I'm in the best shape I've ever been in...Nia is an intense workout!  This has been one of the best life-changing things that I've ever done."


"The first thing I noticed was that everyone in my classes learned everyone else's name.  It's amazing how you can go to conventional fitness classes for years with the same people and never speak to anyone...Nia is like a night out with the girls...with benefits!"


 "From my very first Nia class...I felt myself moving with grace and creativity - things I'd never felt before in aerobics classes..."

 Professionals say:

"I love Nia.  It's a total mind, body, spirit celebration."Christiane Northrop, M.D., Author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom"


"Nia is both therapeutic and enjoyable.  The movements feel natural and open up insights and feelings that will make you feel like you are discovering yourself in a new way." – Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles"

See you soon at Milford Arts Center!

Nancy Hammett, Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Director, The Nia Technique, Connecticut

         (Former Owner, Sound Mind & Body, Milford)  





Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 

and Friday at 9:45am


We will be on our regular schedule through July 10.  From July 13 through August 14, there will be a children's theater workshop in our space.  During that time, our Friday, 9:45 am  class ONLY is moving to 

Chiro Care of Milford, 606 New Haven Ave, Milford.  So, we will be meeting on Fridays only mid-July to mid-August.  Price is $40 for 4 Fridays.  Or $15 to drop in for single class.  

Our regular schedule will start up again on Aug. 17th.

Note:  There is town parking as you approach the building from Railroad Avenue, and on-street 

parking nearby.




Nia is also offered

at  the Jewish Community Center

Amity Road, Woodbridge

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am


           To see Nia in action, click play!


Nia classes are available in over 48 countries. For more information about Nia, 


Press:  The New York Times, Sunday Review, June 6, 2015

In an article entitled "Finding the Right Balance", the latest fitness research shows that a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength and flexibility, agility and balance are crucial to a well-rounded exercise class.  In Nia, we use the acronym:  FAMSS:  Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability to describe how we deliver this balance in each and every class.  

The full article can be found at the link below...