Nia Testimonial: Pat Taylor, Nia Student

North Garden, Virginia, United States

About me:

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.