Amanda Franklin

  • amanda@niayorkshire.co.uk
  • 0113 2264042
  • 07758 218115

My Credentials

  • BA (Hons), PGCE

Amanda Franklin

Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Leeds, England, United Kingdom

I LOVE music and I LOVE moving to music, so not surprisingly I found Nia!

My journey as a Nia teacher began in Sheffield,UK.  I have a background in meditation, and previously worked as a full time English teacher with 11 - 18 year olds. I began teaching Nia after my White Belt training in 2007, just once or twice a week, whilst still teaching English. But in 2008, a while after completing my Green Belt, my Nia journey took off when I met with David Fleming, then a new White Belt graduate. We decided to join together to promote Nia and (helped by UnLtd Millennium Awards) we set up a social enterprise, the aim being to grow a Nia community and create a livelihood. In July 2009 we incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, and at the same time I left my English teaching career and became a full time Nia teacher based in Leeds. I have never looked back!

David and I spent the first year developing community networks and through a grant from Age UK, taught up to 12 classes a week with community groups throughout Leeds as well as developing private classes both in Leeds and Sheffield. In 2010 we completed Blue Belt training and also trained as Nia 5 Stages teachers, adding another dimension to our teaching careers.

In 2011 we completed the Brown Belt training and we continued to provide Nia classes to community groups, (elderly, visually impaired, adults with learning disabilities, cancer patients), as well as expanding and developing our private classes in Yorkshire.  We hosted a Nia White Belt training in Leeds in November 2012, and this year we plan to take our Black Belt.  

Through practising and teaching Nia, I am fitter, healthier, and happier now, than at any other point in my life - so far!. Not only that, but I have a fulfilling livelihood that I can share with such a broad range of people. I feel incredibly grateful to be able to say 'I love my job and I love my life'!

Please contact me if you would like more information about Nia with community groups, or if you would like to start having a Nia class in your area. 

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My Locations

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Beighton Lifestyle Centre
High Street, Sheffield, SHF, UK
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Bramley Fulfilling Lives
Railsfield Rise, Leeds, UK
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Cardigan Centre
145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, UK
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Hallam Community Hall
Hallam Grange Crescent, Sheffield, UK
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Hamara Healthy Living Centre
Tempest Road, Leeds, UK
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Holbeck Youth Centre
Elland Road, Leeds, LDS, UK
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Stockshill Day Centre
Chapel Lane, Leeds, UK
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Temple Holistic Fitness Centre
Star House, Authorpe Road, Leeds, , UK
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Walkley Community Centre
Fir Street, Sheffield, UK
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm Beighton Lifestyle Centre
High Street, Sheffield, SHF, UK
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Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Walkley Community Centre
Fir Street, Sheffield, UK
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Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm Temple Holistic Fitness Centre
Star House, Authorpe Road, Leeds, , UK
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Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm Stockshill Day Centre
Chapel Lane, Leeds, UK
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Wednesday 10:00am - 10:45am Holbeck Youth Centre
Elland Road, Leeds, LDS, UK
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I don't have any trainings scheduled at this time. Please check back later.