During a first and life changing Nia class in March 2008 from Carlos AyaRosas in Portland (OR, US) I realized how much I had been missing out on the freedom, creativity and life-improving abilities of movement; through the movement of Nia I felt like a little kid again; free, enjoying the moment and most importantly I felt that everything was possible: it was a magical moment and a magical class! I then decided to never lose that feeling again.
While living in the US I went through the Nia White, Green and Blue Belt Intensive trainings, worked at Nia International Headquarters as a personal assistant to Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, studied Holistic Health and taught Nia classes until being 8 months pregnant of my son.
With our newborn my husband and I moved to France; to the Grenoble area. I have been teaching Nia classes in this area until my daughter was born.
Furthermore thanks to the food loving French I upgraded my life-time passion for food in relation to health, which resulted in extra book shelves for an abundance in health- and food- and cookbooks, my Dutch food blog: De Groene Bistro and in becoming a Certified Raw Food Teacher.
In January 2014 we will move back to The Netherlands, where I am from, and where I will be teaching classes and giving workshops in Movement, Food and much, much more! :) You can find more details on: www.tamarakoopman.com.
I hope to be experiencing the magic of Movement and Food with YOU!!