You’ve got one body. Get in it. Move. Discover the power of its design - whether for fitness, for self-healing or for the pure pleasure of feeling well for a lifetime. You were meant to feel good. I believe movement is medicine. I invite you to move your body, mind and soul by stepping into one of my trainings, workshops or class experiences. Transform how you move, think, feel and live.
Nia is feel good fitness for the body, mind and soul. It is a cardio-dance, fitness practice that blends energizing, soul-stirring music with choreography that is easy to follow and designed to move the whole body. Moves are infused with the power and precision of the martial arts; expression and fun of the dance arts; and the mindfulness of the healing arts. Nia is the original non-impact form of fusion fitness that is easily adapted for each person. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic approach to health designed to address the body, mind, emotion and spirit. Nia reconnects people to the joy of movement. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindful awareness of the body, holistic fitness, and a well-being lifestyle.
In this Nia move, play with stepping on the numbers of an imaginary clock before returning to "center". Fast clock is defined by stepping onto 2 or more numbers before returning to center. Just like the slow clock, think of having two 12:00, 2 centers and two 6:00 --- one for each foot as you practice: 12-3-6-center + 12-9-6-center....
Feel free to play with any combination as you direct your body and sound the numbers out loud to enhance body/mind connection. Think: "number-number-center." Keep your feet under your hips (and core) as you step, your hip joints mobile and engage your arms to integrate your core. Vary range of motion, speed and different combinations as your skill improves. Continue below for Tip and Video!