What’s a jam? It’s a chance to dance your heart out with a community of Nia teachers leading different songs. At this Jam the wonderful Winalee Zeeb, Nia Trainer extraordinaire, will guide us, as confident new Nia Green Belt graduates share their teaching gifts.
In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.
In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.
I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!
with Seychelles Pitton
Wednesday, October 23
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Come celebrate Sey’s graduation from hoopdance teacher training! The hula hoop is a great way to achieve fitness with good cheer!
You can burn up to 200 calories in half an hour, help pump your lymph nodes, massage the muscles and have boundless fun like you did as a child when you first picked up the hoop. Sey will teach you some basic moves of hoopdance in the first 30 minutes then open up the dance floor to everyone for a hoop jam. Do you have a favorite song on repeat? Whether it’s 80’s pop, hip hop or classic rock and roll, bring it with you because tonight we have an open music policy so that we all get to dance to the music that we love. Hoops are provided for those who don’t have one.
with Robyn Singh
Thursday October 31
6:30 Paint Your Bones
7:30 Stretch Your Bones Yoga
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HALLOWEEN ~ not just trick or treat, it is also a time of recognition for those in our lives who have passed on from this physical plane. Bringing light and joy-filled intention, we remember, honor and celebrate loved ones and ancestors during this time when the veil is thinnest between the worlds! Bones are powerful. Come stretch and integrate your “Bones” in a magical lighthearted yoga practice to specially chosen music! Honoring our body, our bones, our life, Our Light! To show your glow, just wear white or neon clothing! Punch & Pretzels!
Our treat for you: Moon Light Aerial Lyra Performance by Heather Booth
6:30 pm Paint your bones or any other cool design of your fancy! For extra fun, use night glow paint on old yoga clothes (the paint can stain) and/or glow-in-the-dark skin paint. We’ll have both kinds available for purchase so you can paint yourself and your friends. We’ll have a few artists on hand to give you a quick paint job for $2 per minute. Come early for a more elaborate design. To guarantee a spot with an artist, call at least 3 days in advance to reserve your time.