By: Allison Wright
Published March 18, 2011
The following post is written by Nia Black Belt Teacher and Next Generation Trainer Allison Wright, and first appeared on Allison's blog at allisonwrightsblog.wordpress.com. Allison's personal website is allison-wright.com.
In Nia, we have this really cool way of organizing information into what we call triads. As you may infer from its name, a triad is a three-pointed structure – a triangle. I like to think of triads as tools that provide us with three-step directions; they tell us how to do something in a specific order. Each point offers a specific...
By: Nicole Teed
Published March 15, 2011
The following post was written by Nicole Teed, who takes Nia classes from Christina and Bill Stewart at Spirit Moves in Charleston, South Carolina.
I went to Nia Saturday morning, the dawn of the weekend and of my third trimester of this pregnancy. There are days that I consider whether it is ridiculous or simply asking for trouble to continue to go dance wildly for an hour once or twice a week. But I love it, and my doctor assures me that as long as I am not having any complications and I keep myself adequately hydrated, I can do pretty much whatever I feel like.
I feel like dancing.
By: Allison Wright
Published February 18, 2011
The following post is written by Nia Black Belt Teacher and Next Generation Trainer Allison Wright, and first appeared on Allison's blog at allisonwrightsblog.wordpress.com.
“There are two questions in life we must ask ourselves. First, where am I going? And second, who will go with me? If you ever get the order of these questions reversed, you’re in big trouble…” – Author Unknown
Traveling in Directions is one of the 52 Moves we use in the Nia practice. It may strike you as odd that “traveling in directions” is considered a move, but when you look a...
By: Lynett Putterman
Published February 9, 2011
Lynett Putterman has been teaching Nia since 2002 in Chicago, Illinois and Chesterton, Indiana.
I have presented Nia at a nursing school, a center for victims of torture, a Gilda’s Club (for people living with cancer) and numerous physical therapy offices, but the latest venue I taught at was a ground-breaker: the party room of a high-rise in my own city.
When the building manager asked me to lecture on the benefits of exercise at his staff meeting, I agreed but insisted on giving everyone a Nia class in order to practice all the points in my lecture. I described the benefits of exercise in Nia language (the 5 Sensations, 13 joints, 200 bones, 700 muscles, pl...
By: Laura Mabe
Published January 24, 2011