Classes with Annette Courtenage


Annette is a licensed Nia White Belt teacher who has been practising Nia for over 15 websiteyears. She qualified as a Nia teacher in April 2010 as she wanted to share the ‘Joy of Movement’ that she had found in Nia.

Annette has also taught seated and adapted Nia sessions to adults with physical disabilities which range from MS, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and accident / injury related disabilities at a day centre in Wivelsfield Green, Mid Sussex.

Annette is passionate about Nia and believes that it can be adapted for everyone, even people with limited movement.

 Nia Demo at ‘The Festival of Dance and Drama – Spring 2011 – Haywards Heath

For more information regarding classes in Mid Sussex please contact Annette at:   or telephone 07708664700

To see Annette’s profile page on the International Nia HQ’s site please go to:

From April 2016:

Annette will be teaching the Nia routine ‘Joy’

Focus and Intent:

The focus is the sensation of joy. The intent is for you to you to listen and dance to the music. Connect to the sensation of joy as life force, and to use this sensation as stimulation to flood your whole body and 50 trillion cells with vitality and healthy energy.

What Nia means to me…

“My own Nia journey began almost 16 years ago and it became my dream to share and teach Nia to others. 
   Personally, Nia to me has been more about emotional healing than physical fitness, although I love the more energetic tracks, and as most of my students will testify, don’t usually work at a “level 1”. However, there have been times when Nia’s gentleness and adaptability have been necessary.  It enabled me to continue dancing throughout my pregnancy and right up to my due date and regain shape safely and in my own time afterwards.
   Nia has also helped me through a very low period in my life to find healing and happiness again.  I have found I have gained a greater understanding of the mind/body connection.  It has given strength, flexibility and mobility. 
   Nia is my passion and I LOVE IT and now I am living my dream of sharing that passion and love with you.  Thank you to all the wonderful Nia students both past, present and future who make this possible.  Keep dancing!”


“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.”
– Hopi Indian Saying