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"Erika has a unique ability to create a safe and sacred space in her Nia classes, within which her students can play and grow. She is nurturing and grounded and committed to helping her students move toward wellness. You can feel the love and passion in her teaching."



"Erika has tremendous energy and enthusiasm which makes dancing with her pure joy. And, her compassion and nurturing spirit encourage and inspire students to explore, open, and grow in their Nia practice."













I love to move and I love to share the joy of Nia with others. I have been teaching Nia since 2000 and have completed 4 levels of Nia training and education. My depth of experience and passion for teaching provides a dynamic and fulfilling experience. I invite you to deepen your connection to your body and it's authentic way of moving and expressing.

Nia is a path to condition, heal and express yourself through movement and sensation. A dynamic blend of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts, Nia revolutionized the face of fitness in 1983, and has since changed the of lives and bodies of millions across the globe. Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, Nia brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit to optimum health through music, movement and self-expression, guided by the sensation of pleasure.

Nia is designed for any body. It is ageless and limitless, transformational and effective for every person everywhere, from athletes, dancers and fitness instructors, to children, special needs groups and the elderly. With the philosophy, "Through Movement We Find Health", Nia addresses the whole person through music and movement integrated from nine traditional movement forms (T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Yoga, Alexander Technique, The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais®).

Practiced barefoot to music, each person is invited to move at his or her own level of intensity, adapting the 52 Moves to their body potential at any given moment. While delivering cardiovascular, whole-body conditioning, Nia creates a loving relationship with one's own body by tuning into The Body’s Way: the innate intelligence of the body.

Erika's Weekly Nia Teaching Schedule at Studio Sol:

Mondays at 9:00 am
Thursdays at 9:00 am

Studio Sol address:
3500 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Suite 200 (entrance on Fremont - walk upstairs)
Portland, OR 97212

To view and register for available classes, please see the Events/Register page.

For more information about Nia, visit Nia Now.

For a great look at Nia in motion, please view this video on Youtube.