Studio Joy, as its website says, "offers a unique variety of classes and workshops based on the practice of Nia - a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness."
Co-founders Amy Podolsky of Sudbury and Jenny Silverberg brought the "studio" to First Unitarian Church for an open house on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m.
More about Nia from Studio Joy's site: "Nia offers you cardiovascular whole-body conditioning, stress reduction, increased strength, flexibility and greater balance in a safe and natural way. Nia is about listening to your body, which brings about a better sense of awareness and mindfulness that among many other things, will respect the body."
Keep in mind that no experience is necessary, and Nia is done barefoot to a variety of music.