Summer is here and dancing and moving feels so good. Join me for Nia classes in two locations this summer.
Tuesdays 10:15 at Nourish & Flourish in Asheville's River Arts District
Saturdays 10:00 in Studio #208 of the Marshall High Studios at the Magictown Movement Studio.
Nia is movement medicine and movement magic.
You can read more about each class and location via my profile on the Nia Website here.
Nia is: Neuromuscular Integrated Action + Non-Impact Aerobics.
Nia is BRIGHTNESS in Sanskrit and PURPOSE in Swahilli.
Nia is a 30 year + practice performed in bare feet. Choreography uses 52 moves drawn from the fundamentals of 9 movement forms in the Dance, Healing and Martial Arts.
The 9 movement forms include:
Modern, Jazz, & Isadora Duncan Dance Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do & AIkido Yoga, Alexander Technique & the work of Moshe Feldenkrais
Nia class is a place to strengthen, to stretch, to soften, to wiggle, to shout, to sigh, to breath, to be in the moment in your body, dancing to music, and dancing into your life.
One hour classes to dynamic world music begin with stepping in, moving joints gently, get moving, moving fully, slowing down, moving on the floor and stepping out.
Nia is practiced at your level in your body's way. Nia is practiced in bare feet, awakening and stimulating sensation in the soles of the feet, stimulating our ability to balance and carry ourselves through our day.
Nia reminds us to play, to move for the pleasure of doing so. In the pursuit of crouching, leaping and crawling like a tiger, the body is invited to activate sensation of stability, mobility, strength, agility and mobility. The emotion, body and mind move together when we play, creating a whole being health practice.
Special thanks to Rob Amberg for the photographs in the gallery where I am wearing a black top and black pants credit COPYRIGHT ROB AMBERG 2011