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Fall in love with feeling good and the joy of movement



A dynamic blend inspired by dance, martial arts & healing practices, is a path to condition your body, mind, emotions & spirit through movement & music.

stability, mobility, strength and flexibility

Teacher led routines are carefully crafted for the design of the human body to make sure all of you receives the health and fitness results where you need it. 

Nia movements have been distilled trough over 30 years of somatic conditioning practice and are simple and easy to learn.  Practiced barefoot to a variety of  continuous music, you choose your intensity, adapting Nia’s 52 moves for your needs.  

Awareness, empowerment

Nia teaches you to stay aware of your body through class to get the right results & feel empowered.  

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Melt Method

Ease discomfort and tension in your body, improve performance and rebalance your nervous system.

Release tension

Release long-held tension with easy, precise techniques using a soft body roller and small balls;  to feel better and to improve all activities in your life.

A MELT Method self -care program  you teaches you tools to ease body stress created by:

repetitive motions, unhealthy postures and habits of daily living - the real cause of most chronic aches and pains.

Boost your body's natural healing and repair by learning to rehydrate stuck tissue with MELT Method.


Immediate results, lasting changes

You'll notice the results of MELT in your first session.

Over time, MELT can continue to help you create lasting changes.

MELT improves:

  • Flexibility & Mobility
  • Posture
  • Core Strength
  • Sleep & Digestion
  • Overall Wellbeing

MELT reduces:

  • Chronic Aches & Pains
  • The Effects of Aging
  • Headaches
  • Risk of Injury

Contact us at (905) 877-3452 or to discuss getting started with the MELT Method


Retreats & Events

Immerse yourself in Nia, MELT method, happiness and community


Sept 11/18  

Info Evening

Empower Healthy Living Retreat Info Evening

Thinking about a retreat this October or sometime in the future? 

Learn more about this years retreat from Cathy Kuindersma and Mary Baxter

To sign up call  905-873 2361


Sept 16/18

Intro to Nia 


1pm - 3pm Learn more about the benefits of Nia and enjoy an beginners class


Oct 27-Nov3/18 

Empower Healthy Living Retreat in Costa Rica




Let's get moving.

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Mary Baxter

My mission is to make living in your body a healthier and happier place to be.

Movement with awareness can have deep and lasting effects in transforming your life.

I create classes, workshops and retreats where you feel strong,  healthy and grateful through conditioning, body awareness, great music and a supportive, friendly community.

Over 15 years ago, I began Nia to reduce stress, find joy and avoid knee surgery.  In 2013 I trained with MELT founder Sue Hitzmann  to help people achieve full pain free living.

 Teaching and facilitating nia technique and healthy movement for over 12 years, |I continue to find health benefits in myself and in the students around me.

When not teaching, Mary can be found hiking the trails and spending time with her two daughters.

I look forward to moving with you.

My Training

Nia Technique, 2004 and 2006
Jiwani Drum and Dance Troupe, 2007-2010
Nia 5 Stages, 2008
MELT Method Foundation Hand and Foot, 2012
MELT Method Roller Level 1, 2014
Nia Moving to Heal, 2016
Nia Move I.T., 2017   
Hike Ontario Hike Leader Training 2017


Born To Move

Mary Baxter, Movement Specialist - Nia and MELT Method