Nia Moving to Heal
Tuesdays 11 am – 12:15 pm.
Moving will help you to feel better. It’s as simple as that. Sometimes we can feel trapped or limited in our body – a body that is injured, ill, challenged or aging. Nia Moving to Heal is the art of feeling better, in every way. Nia Moving to Heal aims, through movement, to give more space, grace and freedom to the human spirit.
A Nia Moving to Heal class sets itself apart from other exercise programs by its therapeutic purpose. Our movement becomes ‘medicine’ to support recovery from pain, grief, trauma and short or long term illness. In Nia Moving to Heal we affirm that we are not our illness – we are simply dancing with it.
We call movement medicine when it:
- Trains the brain
- Brings stimulation
- Instigates healing mechanisms in our system
- Reverses the aging switch that signals our cells to degenerate and instead signals them to thrive, regenerate and grow.
Participants feel safe in Nia Moving to Heal. We learn to heal ourselves by listening to the voice of the body: sensation. We use own sensations to track comfort and discomfort, and to choose pleasurable, safe ways to move and self-heal in our own body’s way – not someone else’s.
According to Nia’s founder Debbie Rosas, the creator of Nia Moving to Heal, “We are all birthing ourselves into something new. And that’s a powerful place to be.”
Precautions to be observed:
- Contraindications: Loss or shortness of breath; confusion and dizziness; pain and discomfort.
- You are expected to modify the moves to meet your own needs and/or to STOP as necessary if contraindications arise.
- You are expected to consult with your physician before taking Nia Moving to Heal if you are currently being treated for a significant medical condition, such as a serious or debilitating illness, or any other condition that may be significantly compromised by body movement.
Our Nia faculty is here to answer any questions and/or concerns to make this a safe, healing practice for you, our beloved students.