Nia is a wonderful way to liberate the mind, body and spirit and is a great vehicle to bring people back to health. Just as the medicine woman uses African dance rituals to heal, I use Nia as a medicine to bring healing to my students.
— Farcia
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Farcia uses therapeutic guidance that allows each student to sense the integration of body, mind, spirit, with their emotions. Through holistic movement and music she incorporates her signature style of African Healing Dance and creates a unique magical experience in her Nia classes.

 
 Farcia's Nia class at Let's Dance Ballroom in San Leandro, CA

Farcia's Nia class at Let's Dance Ballroom in San Leandro, CA


 Farcia's Nia Workshop at Body Vibe in San Rafael, CA

Farcia's Nia Workshop at Body Vibe in San Rafael, CA


 Farcia's Nia class at Rafiki Coalition in San Francisco, CA

Farcia's Nia class at Rafiki Coalition in San Francisco, CA


Nia at Anasa Yoga - Oakland, CA

BENEFITS OF NIA

  • Increases the pleasure of living in your body
  • Creates weight loss & proper weight management
  • Strengthens muscles, and improves muscle tone & increases definition
  • Calms the mind and relieves stress
  • Improves endurance
  • Increases flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability
  • Balances the autonomic nervous system (with the breathe)
  • Improves posture and increases height
  • Improves organ function particularly the heart and lungs
  • Enhances sensory awareness
  • Builds internal resources of energy (chi)
  • Alleviates emotional problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Obsessive Impulsive Disorder & Anger Management
  • Heightens sexual function
  • Improves concentration and cognitive function
  • Improves circulation of blood