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Sound Mind & Body, LLC
Health, wellness and movement for the joy of it!

Nancy Hammett, Director & Owner

Welcome to Sound Mind & Body, Milford's most diverse holistic fitness studio.  Our programs include a wide selection of classes in Yoga, Core Training, Cardio and Strength Training, Tai Chi, Chi Ball, Belly Dancing and *Nia (see description below).

We also offer personal training for individuals and groups, as well as special workshops and events in various other disciplines and movement forms on an on-going basis.

We welcome men and women of all ages and levels of physical fitness, with an emphasis on working within one's own range of physical comfort and pleasure. We wish to make our movement classes desirable and accessible to senior, disabled and otherwise inactive people who want to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, supple, flexible body. We also endeavor to provide alternative ways of moving to students with high levels of physical fitness, as well as athletes wishing to improve their performance in their own sport.

The joy of movement

Our programs are varied, but the goal is the same: to nurture and restore bodies, soothe minds and inspire spirits of those ready to awaken to a greater level of health and well-being through movement. In an open community of kindred spirits who come together regularly to dance, sweat, learn, play and meditate, we are continuously amazed by ourselves and each other.

Our comfortable 2,000 sq. ft. studio is conveniently located just off Interstate 95, Exit 40. Ample free parking is available. We operate much like a dance studio in that we are only open during our class times.  If you would like to stop by the studio, instructors are available a few minutes before and after class.  Otherwise, the best way to talk with someone is to leave a phone message or use email.  

Nia in full swing







Winter Schedule, effective Jan. 14th

New classes!
Mon. nights, Cardio Combo with Bonnie of Creative Health & Fitness.

Thurs. nights, Tai Chi with Adelita - new session starts Jan. 24th.

Check out the *current classes online here  

New Year Sampler!!

January 14th - 31st

Get the new year off to a healthy start.  Sound Mind & Body invites new students to sample one free class or purchase 4 classes for $20.08 , to be used any time from Jan. 14th  through 31st.   And, enter our drawing to win two free weeks!

And, for everybody, come sample Bonnie's Sunday cardio combo class at 10:30 on Jan. 20th.  

Also, while you're here taking class..... stay and enjoy a Free Talk:

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 7pm 
"Raw Food Lifestyle"
, with Glen Colello, Holistic Health Counselor, Raw Food Chef and Owner of "Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe in West Haven (which is opening the end of Jan.)   Glen will discuss why choosing this lifestyle can help you lose weight and increase your energy  He will also explain why eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts are considered LIVING food.  Learn how easy it can be to be raw and get all your vitamins and minerals (yes protein too!).  Glen will demonstrate how easy it is to make your own almond milk at home and answer any questions you have during or after the talk.  Call 203/878-6677 to register by Jan. 16th.

* What is Nia??

Through Movement We Find Health

Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring  music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to be more JOYFUL, EXPRESSIVE, and ALIVE in your body, both inside and outside of the studio.  Nia is holistic, engaging your body, mind, emotions and spirit.  Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you grow and learn.

Why Practice Nia?

Nia increases the pleasure of living in your body; Nia creates weight loss and proper weight maintenance; Nia strengthens muscles, improves muscle tone, and increases muscle definition; Nia calms the mind and relieves stress; Nia increases grace, flexibility and endurance; Nia builds reservoirs of chi and improves cognitive functioning.  And so much more!

Who Practices Nia?

Nia is practiced by people of all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels.

To learn more about Nia products, teacher training, and Nia's free on-line multimedia newsletter, visit    

Sound Mind & Body and Not Just Yoga Combination!

We are pleased to announce that, effective, November 1st, we will be offering a reciprocal class card which students can use at Sound Mind & Body and at Not Just Yoga, located in the Shop Rite Plaza on Cherry Street, Milford.  A reciprocal class card means you can now buy one class card and use it at both locations, giving you more classes to choose from for the same price.  See our new schedule! 

Personal Training for Individuals and Groups, by appointment.   (consult schedule for available times)

Choose a time that works for you.  If you cannot make it to class because of your schedule, or you need special attention due to an injury or other circumstance, private sessions can help you on your road to health.  Great for corporate groups, groups of friends, or family members who enjoy quality time together.  Private parties, too!

*Last update: December 21, 2007    

Note:  The studio closes for inclement weather and some holidays.  Phone 203/878-6677 for updates.  

The balance and beauty of Nia


Gift Certificates Available!!!

Give your family and friends a unique gift.

Choose from the following classes:  Nia, Yoga, or Belly Dance.

3 class "Sampler"       $40

6 class "Adventure"   $70

10 class "The Works"  $120


"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine."
Ralph Waldo Emerson