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Nia MoveIt with Valerie Sanchez – Shine your Light Benefit Class

October 5, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

In connection with Taking Back the Night (TBTNF)

$16 Donation to TBTNF

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Come out and breathe, stretch, and strengthen your body, mind and soul in support of survivors of all forms of sexual violence!

Organized by the Take Back The Night Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, this nation-wide event features yoga studios from all 50 states. Each studio will hold one or more classes on Saturday designated as their Shine Your Light Class with all class fees going to support Take Back the Night Foundation in our work to support survivors and raise awareness. Many studios will have trauma-informed instructors, and all will offer an opening meditation and contact free practice to best support survivors in their healing and comfort throughout the class.


Still & Moving Center, in partnership with Groove and Wellness, will be offering Nia MoveIT by Valerie Sanchez as its contribution to the cause of Taking Back the Night. 

Please note, Still & Moving Center class rates, class-packs and memberships will NOT apply for this special class. Please purchase a regular ticket on the TBTNF Event Page here.

Participating studios are listed in alphabetical order by STATE first, and then by Studio Name. Click on “Tickets” to view the list.

Our goal is to breathe the largest collective breath possible on October 5th! Our unity is our strength as we Shine Our Light!


Valerie Sanchez, Nia Blue Belt:

Get ready! Nia with Valerie is spunky, sassy and irrepressibly fun. We leave inhibitions at the door and become fully available to ourselves. Ultimately, her goal is to inspire us to feel – in order to heal; to listen to our bodies – in order to find the “aaaah” in every move; and to gain confidence – in order to manifest who we truly are, both on and off the dance floor!

Valerie discovered Nia Technique® March 2011 when Still & Moving Center first opened its doors to the public. It took her 15 minutes to realize she’d found the movement medicine she’d been yearning for, Nia.

She says, “I fell in love with Nia when I started to feel the results. With Nia I’ve increased my strength, flexibility and my range of motion resulting in greater power, balance and comfort. I’ve improved my breathing and vocalization from the use of sounding, and the cherry on top has been creating a meaningful connection to self. My entire Nia journey has cultivated a loving relationship between my inner and outer worlds. To me there simply isn’t another fitness and lifestyle program that says ‘I LOVE MYSELF’ more than Nia. You have to experience it to believe it: join me!”

Valerie’s travels to other Nia communities around the world – Bali, Australia, Thailand, Nicaragua, New York, Tallahassee, Denver and Nia Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to name a few – have brought Valerie depth and realness, and tools for living. Through her training as a Nia Moving to Heal teacher and Nia Move IT coach she’s able to tailor her classes to all ability levels. “At the beginning of class I make it a point to look around and receive from everyBODY there. My classes are founded on body gratitude and body appreciation because I love teaching people how to move, get fit, and live in their body in healthy and meaningful ways.”

Valerie is also the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC and a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach.





October 5, 2019
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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