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Intro to Nia Workshop with Valerie Sanchez
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Want to try a Nia class?
Already take Nia dance and want to learn the basics?
Been dancing Nia for years and want a boost?
Seize this opportunity to discover a fabulous workout! Nia offers: the joy of dance, the power and precision of the martial arts and the restorative and relaxation techniques of the healing arts – all in ONE class. Perfect for beginners and seasoned students alike!
In this workshop you will:
• learn the history and fundamentals of Nia Technique®
• immerse yourself in Nia’s language and its body-centered approach to exercise, wellness and healing
• participate in an hour long intro to Nia class after the workshop hour
All levels of fitness are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Dress ready to move, class is taken barefoot. Please bring a water bottle and a towel.
Get ready! Nia with Valerie is spunky, sassy and irrepressibly fun. We leave inhibitions at the door and become fully available to ourselves. Ultimately, her goals are to inspire us to:
feel – in order to heal;
to listen to our bodies – in order to find the “aaaah” in every move;
and to gain confidence – in order to manifest who we truly are, both on and off the dance floor!
Valerie believes “Nia magic” happens when we step into our power and get in the driver seat of our workout routine.
“I fell in love with Nia when I started to feel the results. I’ve increased my strength, flexibility, and range of motion, resulting in greater power, balance and comfort. I’ve improved my breathing and vocalization from the use of sounding, and the cherry on top has been creating a meaningful connection to self. My entire Nia journey has cultivated a loving relationship between my inner and outer worlds.”
Valerie discovered Nia Technique® March 2011 when Still & Moving Center first opened its doors to the public. It took her 15 minutes to realize she’d found the movement medicine she’d been yearning for, Nia.
Says Valerie, “I take many types of classes and I enjoy being a ‘newbie’ to other movement modalities, but no matter where else I go, I always come back to Nia. To me there simply isn’t another fitness and lifestyle program that says ‘I LOVE MYSELF’ more than Nia. You have to experience it to believe it: join me!”
Upon completing Nia White Belt training at Still & Moving, she packed her life and her practice into a bag and embarked on a long-term trip around the world. During this time, she trained, grew and cultivated with other Nia communities. Her travels to other Nia communities – Bali, Australia, Thailand, Nicaragua, New York, Tallahassee, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to name a few – have brought Valerie depth and realness, and tools for living.
Valerie teaches people how to move, get fit, and live in their body in healthy and meaningful ways. As a Nia Moving to Heal teacher and Nia Move IT coach she tailors her classes to all ability levels. Valerie is also the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC and a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach.
Valerie’s weekly classes consist of:
Nia on Mondays, 5:45 pm
Nia Move-It on Saturdays 12:15 pm (moving the class to 1:15 pm on Feb 1 to accommodate for this workshop)