Nia Testimonial: Terese Schoen Taggart, Nia Teacher

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

About me:

Twenty-four years ago, I was a dancer that suffered a severe spinal cord injury. I was told I'd never do more than walk again. Conventional practices made things worse; I had chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, anxiety, etc. Seeking holistic practices gave me help and hope. Three years ago, one Nia class became a pivotal moment in my life. I went from pain-full to pain-less to 'what pain?' Nia heals.

I am now a Nia Blue Belt teacher. Teaching Nia and being a voice for alternative ways to heal is what I do. I constantly educate myself and am now a licensed bio-feedback specialist and spiritual life coach. I started my own business, Nueva Vita. I write for the health section of DStripped magazine and will soon have a radio show with Voice America.

I was hurt, Nia spoke to me, I listened...

Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?

To inspire others, and to let them know that they no longer have to accept living life in pain. I am loving dancing through life. I smile, breathe, shake, shimmy and jive with my class. I teach people from teenagers to 92-year-olds. We dance through life together.

Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?

I trained with Denise Medved and Helen Terry. I learn and grow. Wonderful! Gratitude.

What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?

It's incredible healing depth. It's intelligent.

What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?

Be open.

How often can you do Nia?

Daily. It's all about YOU! If you feel like it, do it. It's a therapeutic mind-body-spirit workout.

Connect with Terese Schoen :

Nueva Vita