Love Your Body. Love Your Life.
Nia, an internationally acclaimed practice for more than 30 years, offers a fun, creative pathway to health and wellbeing regardless of age or physical condition. With the philosophy “Through Movement We Find Health,” this practice empowers people to cultivate health, fitness, and well-being by choosing pleasure over pain. Mastery is achieved by listening to the Voice of the Body, Sensation, and by utilizing the gift of sensory intelligence as the way to live and be in the body.
Choreographed, hour-long, low-impact classes are done barefoot to music using a unique combination of 52 moves that deliver cardiovascular, whole-body conditioning and correspond to the main areas of the body: the base, core, and upper extremities. Personal expression is encouraged.
The traditional movement forms integrated into Nia are:
•Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido
•Dance Arts: Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance
•Healing Arts: Yoga, Alexander Technique, The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais®
Through Nia practice, you learn to foster awareness of your life through physical sensation, allowing the Voice of The Body to direct your actions and choices, leading to a general state of what Nia calls Dynamic Ease. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think, and live.
“This lyrical, dance-like routine is deceptively powerful, delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.”—Health magazine
A certified Nia Blue Belt and Nia 5 Stages Teacher, Meg has a passion for helping others fully inhabit their bodies through the sensory joy of movement and to love their bodies wherever they are on life’s path.
Meg has been finding joy in dance since childhood, studying ballet and tap along with the moves of Soul Train and American Bandstand. As an adult she studied and performed African and African-diaspora dance with Erma Colvin and Arthur Hall, while broadening her palate with belly dance, 5Rhythms, hula, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Qigong, T’ai Chi, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and kickboxing.
Meg discovered Nia in 2008 and fell in love with its blend of dance, martial, and healing arts. After using healing movement to recover her strength and range of motion following a health crisis, Meg‘s ambition became to share the power of healing movement and her love of dance by teaching Nia.
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Art, Music, Movement & Play Therapies, Dance, Dance, Fitness Classes