Valerie Beller

  • bellerstudio@gmail.com
  • 312-404-7352

My Credentials

  • BA, MFA, Nia Black Belt Teacher

Valerie Beller

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nia is powerful, fun, energetic, and super-creative. It is a fantastic workout, adaptable to the needs of each individual, from beginner to highly conditioned athlete. And it is so much more than a workout.

For me, teaching Nia at the Black Belt level is endlessly creative. The ongoing process of learning, developing, creating and presenting choreography and improvisation within the framework of meaningful focus and intent is constantly inspiring. Ideas are ever-evolving, limitless, and expansive. Each class I teach is a unique journey, a deep dive into the river, an alchemy of Movement, Music and Magic.

Nia attracts open-hearted, open-minded people. We dance and move in a non-judgmental, nurturing community. My classes are playful, experimental, athletic, sweaty, graceful, soulful, expressive, and joyful! We have a blast as we explore the interplay of freedom and form in movement, expressing ourselves fully in every imaginable way. We are fit and strong and we move fluidly and without limits; inhibitions and barriers fall away, openness to potential and possibilities emerges... and this is really just the beginning. Nia transforms bodies, minds, and lives-- the transformation in my own life and in the lives of my students is powerful beyond words.

A multi-dimensional, transformative practice that invites everybody to discover, develop and enjoy personal potential in body, mind, heart and spirit, Nia is my passion. I am delighted to share the brilliance of this work everyday. I invite you to come and claim your personal power, develop your skills, express yourself, and have a blast. Join us on the dance floor!

 

Valerie has a background in dance, music, and visual art. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, taught painting and drawing, and has exhibited her work nationally. Valerie's fourteen year study and practice of ballet evolved into a deep interest in all kinds of creative movement and fitness. She began leading fitness classes at the age of seventeen. Currently, Valerie teaches eight rockin' high energy Nia classes per week. She also teaches creative group fitness classes specializing in balance, core work, weight training, and stretching. Additionally, Valerie is involved with energy work and healing, and she is a Level II Reiki practitioner.

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My Locations

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Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, US
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McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 North Lawndale Avenue, Chicago , IL, US
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Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL, US
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My Nia Classes

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Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, US
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Monday 10:00am - 11:00am McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 North Lawndale Avenue, Chicago , IL, US
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Tuesday 8:30am - 9:30am Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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Wednesday 10:15am - 11:15am Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am McCormick Tribune YMCA
1834 North Lawndale Avenue, Chicago , IL, US
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Friday 10:15am - 11:15am Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US
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