Nia Testimonial: Kelly Weaver, Nia Student
Centennial, Colorado, United States
I grew up with the 80's aerobics craze and was an instructor for years. I continued doing aerobics and step classes (even after two recent abdominal surgeries), but my body did not agree with them anymore. Actually my mind didn't either. So, with the new year, I made a resolution of only bringing positive energy into my life and into my body, and that included exercise. I knew the step classes were hurting my body after the surgery, and it was time to stop ignoring that. One day, I was walking around the track at our YMCA and I noticed the face of a woman in Nia. It was as if she was opening her heart up to the sun. I will never forget that face. I thought that Nia might be calling out to me as well. So, I tried it. That was four weeks ago. I am so blessed to have Nia in my life now.
Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?
I love loving my body again and finding my spirit through exercise.
Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?
I take classes at the YMCA in Littleton, Colorado. My instructors are Mikey and Analisa.
What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?
The balance of mind/body/spirit and how it can bring balance into your life.
What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?
Let yourself feel peace with your body again.