Multiple sets of bare feet dance, jump and twirl to rhythmic throbs of music from around the world. Hip-hop sets the tempo one minute, jazz, Latin or New Age the next. Rachael Resch's Nia class is totally absorbed in a diverse combination of movements borrowed from dance, martial arts and healing arts practices.
Many people have the misconception that knowing self defense requires extensive martial arts training. And it's true that karate or some form of martial arts moves are often taught, but anyone can learn a few basic techniques that can be very effective when used with confidence and determination.