Inspired by a series of conversations with black belt Nia guide Andrew Mills, I started exploring different formats with the intention of first helping my students learn Nia choreography more easily. Feeling the need to take the concept “live” I invited my students to help me test the early version. They agreed and were wonderful!
On Sunday, September 30 from 1-3pm, I’ll be sharing the first Learning Lab of this type.
We’ll be learning The Base moves for the Nia routine, Passion.
This Lab is perfect for a new-to-Nia students, as well as veteran students and new Nia teachers.
Dedicated to Awareness of Body Sensation, let’s create a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We’ll “walk” through the Nia Base Moves that make Passion the pleasure-filled fitness experience it is. We’ll explore just enough technique to create a foundation for success and I’ll share my “new toy”*, a tool that puts the intensity level of each and every class of any type in the palm of your hand.
I love doing this work and I’m honored to offer this first Lab.
The Passion Lab will be offered at the beautiful, serene Clarus Center in Warrenville. I love this location; gorgeous, warm hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows and doors that open out to a bank of marsh grasses and wild flowers surrounding a huge pond settled against a tall line of trees. At Clarus we get to dance with coyote, ducks, geese, racoons and whoever wants to join in and if it’s cool enough, we’ll have a fire in the fire place.
The Lab cost is $35. You’ll go home with the Passion Home Practice Packet including the music CD so that you can practice at home.
To register, contact me, either by email – Niaspirit@yahoo.com or call/text 630-290-4814.
This Lab for learning the Base Moves is a first step from which many other learning opportunities can grow. Next, we’ll explore the Passion Moves for Core and the Upper Extremities of the Body. Then? How about the 9 Movement Forms followed by The Body’s Way?
All you have to do is show up and your body will do the rest!
I’d like to express deep gratitude to my students for their patience and willingness to step into the unknown with me while I figure things out, and for trusting that I would.
Thank you, Andrew.
*I introduced my “new toy” in my last blog post, What Is Movement Alchemy And What’s In It For You?
Sole Practice, my one-on-one sessions are beginning in October in the same amazing Clarus location. You can get more details about Sole Practice at http://www.movementalchemy.com. Click on Ooze, Melt and Drip and then on Sole Practice.