Nia Testimonial: Pat Taylor, Nia Student
North Garden, Virginia, United States
I'm a high school graduate, Nia White Belt graduate and Nia devotee.
Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?
I practice Nia because it calms my body and soul, and it ignites my spirit. I practice every day and would not like it if Nia were to be cancelled at the club I attend. Nia is my inspiration for living life in a healthy way, and for sharing the feel-good joy of dance.
Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?
I take Nia classes at the ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in Charlottesville, VA. I take most of my Nia classes with Susan McCulley. But I also take classes with Jeanne Catherine, Anne Wolfe and a few others.
What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?
It is a very cleansing and purifying practice.
What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?
For first-time Nia dancers, I would tell to just have fun and to experience whatever comes. Just be devoted to your self improvement.
Why do you love the practice of Nia?
I love Nia because it allows me to connect with how I feel in my body, and to enjoy the exploration.