Ann Christiansen

Ann Christiansen

Nia Teacher Trainer
Hamburg, BB, Germany

Ann Christiansen

“For me, Nia is an exhilarating culmination of the joys I have pursued throughout my life – movement, music, healing, world cultures, and connecting to humanity. Nia has given me the opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose as a Sacred Athlete and guide to healing. As a Nia teacher and trainer, I inspire people all over the world to enhance their life experience with Music, Movement, and Magic. Nia invites everybody to love and accept themselves fully and to develop their full potential.” - Ann Christiansen

My path to becoming a Nia trainer can be traced back to my early passion for swimming. I grew up on the west coast of Sweden and spent entire days playing in the ocean, enjoying a sense of comfort and delight in my body and a sense of oneness with the world. My dedication to swimming opened doors to travel, adventure, and deep appreciation for athleticism and the human body. In 1984 I had the honor of swimming in the Los Angeles Olympic Games and in the European & World Championships. In 1998 I became a World Champion in masters swimming in the 400 and 800 freestyle and in the 400 IM.

Following the 1984 Olympics, I enjoyed a modeling career that took me around the world to Paris, Milan, Zürich, Hamburg and Tokyo where I lived from 1987 to 1992. In Tokyo I taught swimming, wrote four books on swimming techniques and hosted a weekly TV show.

After returning to Europe, I began to study applied kinesiology, massage therapy and alternative healing techniques covering subjects like sound therapy, 7-Chi keys, chakra balancing, and nutritional kinesiology to mention a few. I also had a ten-year career as a physical therapist, and served on the staff of the Swedish National Swim Team between 1996-1997.

Little did I know that my Olympic swimming career and subsequent study of kinesiology, physiology, and energy healing would be excellent preparation for my first encounter with Nia! I experienced my first Nia class in 1997, and though I did not know what to expect, I immediately sensed a fusion of all of my learning and interests up to that point. The intelligence and depth with which The Nia Technique connects body, mind, emotions and spirit is amazing. I knew I wanted to dive in.

The following year I experienced the life-changing Nia White Belt Intensive; I began teaching immediately. My vision was to share and grow Nia in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and throughout Europe. Although I had no previous experience leading group activities of this kind, I was excited to guide people in a class where they could be seduced by the music and to experience physical fitness with emotional expression. The beauty of Nia is that it conditions your whole being – not just your body.

In 2003 I became a Nia Trainer. Now I am certified to teach all five belt levels of the Nia educational system: White, Green, Blue, Brown and Black. I am also certified to train and educate in „Move I.T“ Nia´s newest program , an interval training program focusing on the technique of Nia´s 52 moves. In 2008 the Nia co-founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya Rosas, selected me as the first Nia Teacher of the Year, and in 2013 I received the first All Star Sacred Athlete Award.”

Currently I have 10 Nia classes per week in my hometown Hamburg and I enjoy the intimate detailed work with regular classes as well as meeting new groups on my travels worldwide with workshops and intensives.

Ann currently shares the magic of Nia with communities worldwide, offering Nia Intensive Trainings and classes in  Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Holland, UK, Italy, Australia, and Bahrain.
 

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My Locations

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Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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STUDIO MPFF
Wimpffengasse 25, Wien , AT
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Kyodo Dojo
Mendelsohnstrasse 15, Hamburg, HH, DE
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The Place
17 Duke's Road, London, UK
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Studio Kairos ,Rosebank Bowling Club
15 Hume Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, GT, ZA
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Bodytalk
Am Elzstadion 18, 74821 Mosbach-Neckarelz, BW, DE
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Studio Tararam
7 Hasadan Street, Hod Hasharon, C, IL
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Studio MPFF
Wimpffengasse 25/3 , Wien, BUR, AT
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Aulos Accademia Danza e Spettacolo
via Marecchiese 262, Rimini, AG, IT
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Ocean Shores Community Centre
Rajah Rd 55, Ocean Shores, WA, AU
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Smooth Latin Groove
474 Ipswich Road , Annerley Qld, ACT, AU
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TANZSTELLE Zentrum für Bewegung und Gesundheit
Balinger Straße 15, Stuttgart, DE
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Nia/GymAllegro GmbH
Buchentalstrasse 27, St. Gallen, CH
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Madrona MindBody Institute
200 Battery Way, Bldg 310, Port Townsend, WA , WA, US
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Studio Nia Copenhagen
Suomisvej 2 kld. tv, Copenhagen, DK
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Nia Studio Höganäs
Verkstadsgatan 2a, Höganäs, SE
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Nia Studio Helsinki
Lönnrotinkatu 32 D 35, Helsinki, FI
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Studio Nia
918 SW Yamhill, Portland, Oregon , OR, US
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Hasting - Studio für zeitgenössischen Tanz
Königinstraße 34, 1. Stock, München, BY, DE
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Aikido-Schule Hamburg
Barnerstrasse 16, Hamburg - Altona, DE
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Scheck Allwetteranlage GmbH & Co
Münchner Straße 15, Unterföhring,Münich, BY, DE
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Entre Cour & Jardin
Brusselsesteenweg 263, Melle, VOV, BE
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Studio MyFa
Noordwal 17, Den Haag, DR, NL
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PANTA-CHOREI
Güntherstraße 1, Linz, AT
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Tanzstudio Billies
Stresemannstraße 374, 22761 Hamburg, Deutschland
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Tanzschule Cyranek
Am Kesselhaus 8,, Weil am Rein, DE
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Halle 41
Steinackerstr. 41, Kloten , bei Zürich, CH
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Studio Gym Allegro
Bildstrasse 5, St. Gallen, SG, CH
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Hof Oberlehte
Wardenburgerstrasse 24, Wardenburg, DE
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Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario , CA
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Mikaelin koulu
Koulukatu 8, Turku/Åbo, FI
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Tanzraum
Kalandstraße 10, 21335, Lüneburg, Deutschland
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The Edge (State Library of Queensland)
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australien
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Friskis&Svettis-sali Arabia
Hämeentie 153 C, Helsinki, FI
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Friskis&Svettis-sali Arabia
Hämeentie 153 C, Helsinki, FI
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Hampstead Town Hall Centre
213 Haverstock Hill London, London City, UK
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Théâtre Le Gibus
18 rue du Faubourg du Temple,, Paris, FR
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Dansskolan
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn, FI
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YOVEDA Yoga- und Seminarzentrum
Bahnhofstraße 24, Schondorf am Ammersee, DE
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vitaprospera- Bewusstes Leben
Könizstrasse 161, Bern-Liebefeld, CH
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Lenzeirheide
Hotel Schweizerhof, Lenzerheide, CH
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Sportschule Shintai
Grüner Weg, Köln, NW, DE
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Holmes Place
Königsallee 59, Düsseldorf, DE
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Ballettschule Heidi Sievert
Salzmannstrasse 53a, Münster, DE
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Musikens Hus
Djurgårdsgatan 13, Göteborg, SE
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LA Fitness Muswell Hill
Hillfield Park Road, London, UK
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 8:00pm - 9:00pm Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Monday 10:00am - 11:00am Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Monday 9:00pm - 9:30pm Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Tuesday 9:45am - 10:45am Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Wednesday 11:00am - 11:30am Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Friday 9:00am - 10:00am Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Meridian Spa
Quickbornstrasse 26, Hamburg, DE
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Saturday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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Sunday 11:00am - 11:30am Kaifu Lodge
Bundestrasse 107, Hamburg, HH, DE
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My Trainings

Title Starts Location
Nia White Belt Training 10/27/2014 - 4:30pm Entre Cour & Jardin
Brusselsesteenweg 263, Melle, VOV, BE
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Nia Brown Belt Training 12/06/2014 - 6:00pm Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario , CA
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Nia Brown Belt Training 11/15/2014 - 3:30pm Studio Kairos ,Rosebank Bowling Club
15 Hume Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, GT, ZA
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Nia White Belt Training 10/17/2014 - 1:30pm Tanzstudio Billies
Stresemannstraße 374, 22761 Hamburg, Deutschland
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Nia Brown Belt Training 01/16/2015 - 3:00pm The Edge (State Library of Queensland)
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australien
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Nia Green Belt Training 11/05/2014 - 8:30am Tanzraum
Kalandstraße 10, 21335, Lüneburg, Deutschland
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Nia White Belt Training 01/03/2015 - 4:30pm vitaprospera- Bewusstes Leben
Könizstrasse 161, Bern-Liebefeld, CH
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Nia Black Belt Training 09/19/2015 - 4:00pm StudioNia
918 SW Yamhill , Portland, OR, US
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Nia White Belt Training 02/06/2015 - 3:08pm Musikens Hus
Djurgårdsgatan 13, Göteborg, SE
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