Move better. Feel better. Live better.

Access strength, health, and confidence in your body to empower your life.

As a Nia teacher since 2010, I am proud to have achieved my 2nd Degree Black Belt. I create a welcoming “bring it” environment where my signature eclectic music energizes your dance.

Nia is a joy-filled movement practice that combines dance, martial arts, and healing, with easy choreography to create a holistic fitness experience. This winning combination enlivens Vitality!

What you gain from practicing Nia:

  • Joy of movement
  • Energy and confidence
  • Conditioning and toning
  • Strength and stability
  • Flexibility, agility, and mobility

Nia Dance

Join Laura’s Weekly Nia Classes: In-Studio, Virtually and Outdoor

Come dance with me!
EveryBODY and ALL levels are welcome.


If you can’t attend the live Zoom Class, no problem. The class recording will be sent to all registered students.

Tuesdays 8:45am – 9:45am PT
(*please arrive to Zoom at 8:40am)


*$15. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
Register and Pay for Nia class by clicking the button below:


Thursdays 10:45am – 11:45am

Berkeley Yoga Center
2121 Bonar Street, Studio C
Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Plan to arrive early to: park, input the door code, walk up the flight of stairs, turn right at the top, the studio is on your right with Berkeley Yoga Center sign on the door.
  • Email [email protected] to get the door code to enter the building.

Cost: $15 to $20 sliding scale


Fridays 9:00am – 10:00am
(Pop-up style several times a month, email Laura for specific schedule)

Shepherd’s Canyon Park
5900 Shepherd Canyon Road
Oakland, CA 94611

  • This is the address for the fire station next door to the park
  • Email [email protected] for more information

*$15. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted.
Register and Pay for Nia class by clicking the button below:

“Laura is a skillful Nia Mentor. Over the past ten years she has supported me in maintaining the energy, focus and clarity that teaching this practice requires.”
– Krista Hiser, Nia 1st Degree Black Belt, PhD Professor, Kapi’olani Community College – Center for Sustainability
Honolulu HI
“I have been a follower of Laura and her NIA class for ten years and counting! The lift I get from attending her class stays with me long after I leave the dance floor.”
– Jan Forrester, Program Manager
Oakland CA
“I come to Laura’s Nia class to dance, feel joy, to connect with my community, sense my body, practice self-care, express myself through movement, and to exercise.”
– Sarah Wittmer, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Berkeley CA

Complimentary 2-Hour Discovery Session

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