A portal for Nia Technique® fitness classes and wellness education
Nia Technique® with Groove and Wellness
I’m Valerie, the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC. I created Groove and Wellness because I wanted one place I could integrate all the things I am passionate about: holistic fitness, corporate wellness, public speaking, entrepreneurship and personal development. I’m happy you are interested in learning more about this portal because it is a gateway to my passions. Sharing my services with you is important, but telling you why I offer these services, is key.
The first time I stepped into a Nia Techique® class it was like stepping into a portal full of possibilities. Unlike other exercise programs that felt transactional and less personal to me, Nia tuned into the needs of my body, mind, emotions and spirit- and I loved that!
For years, Nia’s attracted athletes, artists, elders, people rehabilitating, people in leadership, life coaches and entrepreneurs alike because classes are adaptable not intractable, exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional and healing, not exhausting. Take a Nia class with Groove and Wellness and you will see it is more than just exercise!
As a workout, we’ll blend Nia's 52 moves (27 base moves, 7 core moves and 18 upper extremities moves) to give your body an opportunity to experience movement variation that brings health and vitality to every body part, muscle group and joint. As a practice, we’ll use Nia Technique® principles and fundamentals as the foundation of every class. The more classes you attend, the more Nia teachings will begin spill off the dance floor and into your everyday life. As a lifestyle, Nia education makes excellent tools for achieving personal transformation and self-directed personal growth.
Experience Nia with me, I work with individuals and corporate groups.
Learn more about Nia workouts here.
Corporate Wellness Education
As a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, I’ve identified a need for mindful fitness programs, like Nia, in the workplace. As a busy business professional myself, I am passionate about helping other business leaders establish a better work-life balance too. A lot like Nia Technique®, my educational and wellness initiatives are thought provoking, powerful and varied. Every group I work with I create strong rapport so personalizing my services is easy.
I am available:
to guest speak at your company’s next Brown Bag Meeting or Lunch and Learn event
to interview for your next podcast, show or print publication
to lead a Nia Technique® demonstration class at your next community wellness event
to design private Nia Technique® sessions for your group or staff at your workplace, next corporate meeting or conference event
A few of my favorite topics are:
9 ways Nia Technique® can help your team members improve their body and mind connection
5 ways Nia Technique® cultivates healthy movement and enhances performance in life and in the work place
How to use Nia Technique® as a tool for decompressing the mind and alleviating corporate stress in the workplace
Communities and places I've practiced Nia Technique®
St. Pete, Florida
New York, New York
Portland, Oregon (Nia Headquarters)
Gold Coast, Australia
Certifications and Trainings
Licensed Nia Technique® Blue Belt Teacher
Nia Moving to Heal teacher- for special populations
Nia Move IT coach- a Nia Technique® specialty program
Certified Wellness Coach, CWC- Individuals
Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, CCWC- Corporate Groups
Certification of Course Completion- ITT Communication Wisdom for the World of Work
Athletics and Fitness Association of America, AFAA- Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified First Aid, CPR & AED