Melinda has a background in Performing Arts in TV, Design, Acting, Dancing and Singing and has always loved sharing her passion in the creative industry, tell stories and inspire others.
Melinda discovered Nia about 8 years ago through a friend and felt an instant connection to the joy of movement and dance, as well as staying connected to the body. "I have always loved to dance and grew up dancing around the house with my Mum and sisters, which lead me to creating my own dance moves and just have fun. I remember when I did my first Nia class, I knew that this was a practise I wanted to keep doing and brought me back to reminding me how much I love to dance. Nia has given me an instant connection to the body and to freely express in movement and in The Body's Way. Nia is truly a holistic practise that engages with the bodies design and staying in contact with what the body needs. A true conscious dance. I love it!"
Melinda has currently completed the White, Green and Blue belt training and is now a certified Blue Belt Nia Instructor.
Below are some testimonials about Nia with Melinda:
Nia has been such an incredible blessing! It allows me the freedom to let go of all the accumulated worries from an everyday busy life. It is so beautifully renewing and liberating. My body feels strong and able to find it's own sense of wellness and balance through the easy and expressive moves. Melinda is such a gifted teacher and has an infectious sense of joy, warmth and love which makes every class amazing! Zoe Puechberty
I have been attending Melinda's Nia classes for about 8 weeks and am happy to provide a testimonial. I have enjoyed the classes. Melinda is a talented Nia technician who leads her classes with a sense of fun and acceptance. The choreography is diverse, so it remains interesting, and Melinda leads with commentary so it is easy to follow. I am always surprised how easy it all feels belying the workout (evident in my muscles the next day). I would recommend Melinda’s Nia classes to anyone who wants to have an experience that incorporates mind, body and spirit. Terrye Vaughn
Nia has been wonderful for me. After only a few classes I found my energy increased and my attitude became more positive to life in general. I was less stressed and more confident. I am really looking forward to classes starting again this year. I appreciate your openness and welcoming energy and you create a safe space for us to be able to forget being self conscious and lose ourselves in the movement and music. Thank you. Alison
Step Up Dance Studio
160 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1056 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, Sydney, NSW, AU
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