3412 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220


Jul 23, 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Nia Technique

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types.

Read Cincy Chic’s article about Nia classes at CCAC.

  • Age: Adults
  • Session: Ongoing, meets year-round.
  • Instructors: Mary Singler and Uma Sivaprasad
  • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
  • Cost:
    • $10 per class for a single class
    • $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
    • $80 for a 10-class pass
    • $140 for a 20-class pass
  • How to Register: Send an email to niaclifton@gmail.com and put “CCAC NIA Class” in the subject line. Come dressed in comfortable clothes prepared to dance.

Uma Sivaprasad

I discovered Nia in 2003 during my quest for an exercise program that I would stick to for more that three months – 13 years later, I still love every minute of the magic that is Nia. As a scientist by day, I find that Nia helps balance out my logical and practical side. Nia is a creative, expressive, and therapeutic movement form that leaves me feeling energized, centered and happy. I began my training with the white belt in 2009 to share the joy of Nia with others. With the completion of the brown belt in 2016, I continue to grow my teaching practice and am excited to witness my class evolve into a community of dancers that are finding joy in movement.

Mary Singler
The beauty that Nia brings out in individual students inspires me to teach this lovely form of movement. I see a hand bent with age offer a heart felt gesture; I see an athletic expression of energetic movement – both movements are gifts. I’ve been fascinated with encouraging health both professionally and personally. My master’s degree is in health promotion with a focus in cardiorespiratory fitness. I am a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and am certified to teach (and currently also teach) yoga, strength training, and indoor cycling. In my opinion, Nia is one of the best ways to sustainably condition the body.

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