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Nia 5 Stages of Healing Workshop – Connective Tissue
October 27, 2013 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
with Vicky DeMercer
Sunday, October 27
1:15 – 3:15 pm
Nia Belts Free
Golden Circlers Free
With a focus on connective tissue, we will explore the largest tissue of your body. Our connective tissues (myofascia) cover every organ, muscle, tendon, joint – every internal body part. The stresses in our lives tend to tighten, torque and bunch our connective tissue – but it doesn’t have to stay that way! Playing in each of the five stages of development, Nia’s five stages of healing, will help to to smooth and loosen your connective tissue. As you allow yourself to slow down, you can focus on the ” in-between” sensation of movements flowing from one part of the body to another. The goal is for you to find a silky sensation in your movement, a quality of grace and ease that enhances the health of your myofascia. The workshop will conclude with an abbreviated Nia class to move with the music, enjoying your new awareness of your connective tissue.
Vicky DeMercer: Who knew I was a dancer? I didn’t think I was.After seeing a Nia class at a friend’s house, I decided to give it a try. What I found in my first Nia class is that I could move. For the first time I allowed myself to follow my body’s way. It was wondrous, and the possibilities of my capabilities seemed limitless. Now, nearly five years later, I have my Nia White Belt (2009) & have been trained in the Nia 5 Stages (2011). I continue to feel the same as I did in my first Nia class! I’ve found a movement form that I do in my body for my body. It helps me to know the greater part of the physical, emotional & spiritual me. Through Nia, I really am dancing through life; even more importantly, everyday, I am stepping into my greatness.