I believe in healing through movement. My classes are an energetic blend of body, mind, emotion and spirit. We dance, we play and we discover ourselves through seeking pleasure in our movements, pleasure in our bodies. You are invited to show up as your gorgeous, vulnerable, powerful and uninhibited self, revealing your heart and celebrating connection and a deeper love for yourself and others.


Nia with Dana







Put your body in motion and the mind will heal

Kick off your shoes

and leave your inhibitions

at the door!

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.


Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.


Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.


Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.


“Dana is a masterful teacher whose energy and generosity pulls everyone into the joy of movement and builds a supportive community within the class. Not only have I been her student for several years, I have had the pleasure of co-creating workshops with her that combine Nia and the Feldenkrais Method®, one of the healing modalities that influenced the originators of Nia. Dana is so easy to work with, utterly professional and creative in her approach to the blending of these two modalities. It is pure pleasure when we work together. This year we took our collaboration a step further when she included me as a teacher for the retreat she organizes annually in Mexico. The retreat combines Nia, Journey Dance, Yoga and now Feldenkrais®. This beautiful woman plans and executes a retreat in which every detail is considered and the comfort, learning and pleasure of each participant is first and foremost. I look forward to growing our collaboration in the future!” -Christy Cutler, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®

“I have been Nia dancing with Dana the last four years, JourneyDance the last year and have loved every inspiring moment with her. Her positive energy and spirit is empowering and unconditional. She instructs and facilitates Nia and JourneyDance with such grace and passion. Discovering and learning Nia from Dana has been transformational for me. Her classes give me a new confidence with my body and how I move and live my life with freedom and joy.” -Jane M

“Dana Hood is such a vibrant and loving teacher! She guides with her voice and her body so it is easy to follow the choreography and the intention behind those movements. She leads her classes with such spirit and grace I find myself in movement meditation. I am in awe of Dana’s ability to increase the energy of the room! Her classes are FUN and so inspiring… always filling me up with good vibrations! I have found so much strength and personal power in my Nia practice, because of incredible Nia teachers like Dana. She will get me moving in ways I might never have moved… using muscles I didn’t know I had! Dana’s classes make me sweat, smile, and leave me feeling sexy!” -Jackie Rose Wuest, Nia Green Belt


  • 01 Dec Grace- A Nia Routine Created By Dana Hood

    Experience this beautiful Nia Routine using the music of E.S Posthumus, Magna Canta, Holy Trinity, Lesiem & Delerium. This work was crafted with the intention to create balance, grace and power in the Nia 52 Moves. Allow yourself to deepen into movement meditation, taking in......

  • 01 Dec The Power Of Breath Nia Class

    Dance to this full hour fitness dance class with the focus of Breath. Use your breath to energize your dance, to relax your nervous system and to connect deeply with your body. Conscious breathing improves mental clarity and can even release emotion and create a......

  • 01 Dec New Full Nia Class – Steps and Stances

    Move, sweat and dance to this Nia Class focused on Steps and Stances with the intention of consciously crafting movement and stillness. The steps are the journey and the stance is arriving. Own your arrivals, completely be here now. Balance movement and stillness. Be in......