I went to my first Nia class in May 2008. I found I was bored with regular workouts and I wanted to try something different. After my first class I knew this was something special. I went later that afternoon to Portland to the Nia International studio and Carlos was teaching. Something changed for me and I knew this was going to be part
I went to my first Nia class in May 2008. I found I was bored with regular workouts and I wanted to try something different. After my first class I knew this was something special. I went later that afternoon to Portland to the Nia International studio and Carlos was teaching. Something changed for me and I knew this was going to be part of my life. I was going through a difficult time in my life, my career was faltering with a down market and I was going through the aftermath of a very difficult and painful divorce. I was really struggling with life. I was searching for answers, trying to make sense with what had happened to me and trying to heal and get myself out of a deep depression. After that first day I could not believe how great I felt after experiencing NIA. It was more than just physically, my outlook changed. I was hooked. NIA has a magic and a life force all of it's own.
I took my intensive White Belt training with Debbie and Carlos in the spring of 2009. It was incredible to gain instruction from the creators and founders of NIA. I feel blessed to have received the great gift of NIA directly from the masters. The training was excellent and I learned so much. I knew I wanted to teach NIA, I wanted to help other people out there and guide them to experience what I had experienced. In April 2010 I completed my Blue Belt intensive training. I really loved gaining so much understanding and I loved going deeper into the work. Carlos and Debbie are my true life heros. Two weeks before entering my Blue Belt intensives my Mother passed away. I was devastated. The healing movements and the spirit of NIA really helped me grieve and experience joy at such a strange time in my life. You can never be prepared to loose your Mom. So for anyone out there that may be hurting, or wanting to loose weight, or just be more fit and have a sense of well-being, or if you just want to have fun. NIA does it all. Come and experience the bliss with me!!!!
Come and join me for a wonderful adventure experiencing the joy of movement, and become intimate with your body and fall in love with you!!! The classes have all ages so any and all will fit right in. I have taught everyone from 4 years old to 90. I have taught people that are training for a marathon and people that just had knee and hip replacements and there is place for everyone in NIA.
Come and experience the bliss! I hope to see ya there!!!