I received a precious gift from Nia students in Tuscon, Arizona, that I will cherish forever.
I believe Nia is a living calligraphy, a movement, designed to make people better, and that within this vision and dream, I must remember that Nia is my work. It is something I am being asked to share and I must do this in a way that feeds me, my home, and family; as well as creates a sacred livelihood and a meaningful and rewarding life for others.
I have always dreamed of creating a community that understands what it means to protect the message and meaning of Nia: the message, “Through movement we find health” and meaning, “Help people live a healthy and meaningful life in their body, no matter what their age or level of health and well being”.
This is what guides me when things don’t go so smoothly in a community. This is the philosophy I use to guide my choices and decisions in order to create the best environment for a healthy body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
As I prepare to take a two-week sabbatical, full of introspection and continual education, I want to take a moment to recapitulate my last series of training’s: White Belt, Moving to Heal, Black, and Brown Belt trainings. I’ve learned so much from these trainings and would like to share with you what was revealed to me through meditation about myself and the power of Nia.
I’d like to share with you the Art of Sensation, a guide to creating health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. Nia White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy – the ability to listen to your body, making choices that lead to health and total body well-being.