I hated "working out". I mean truly disliked it. After my 40th birthday I knew I had to do something. The weight had started to creep up and wasn't going away. A girlfriend introduced me to Nia in April of 2009 and I instantly fell in love! Nia NGT trainers Shannon & Jule showed me that movement could be healing, fun and for everyBODY. After only taking six Nia classes I completed my Nia White Belt training in June of 2009. Soon thereafter I completed the Nia 5 Stages certification with Debbie Rosas in August.
I began to teach Nia in 2010 and completed both my Green and Blue Belt trainings with Carlos AyaRosas. What a gift to have been able to study with Carlos before he retired. In 2012 I completed my Nia Brown Belt in Portland with Debbie Rosas and Ann Christiansen. These belts have enabled me to become both a better teacher & student. It is amazing to realize the science, heart & soul that has gone into the Nia program.
My intention for 2014 is to fully emBODY all four of my belts before moving on to the Black Belt in 2015. I am thrilled that we have introduced a new community class on Friday nights at Move Studio . All proceeds will benefit a teacher scholorship fund to help Nia teachers in our community.
In addition to teaching classes I LOVE to host weekend retreats for my Nia & HoopDance community. Please visit my website at www.dancing4joy.com for the most updated event information.
With Love Light & AbunDANCE,