Golden Circle Members: $19
Once you are comfortable with the basics, Nia class becomes a fantastic, joyful workout. You can bust a sweat if you want to and condition your whole body – all without impact. Nia releases stress, heightens awareness and heals the body. You can have as much fun as a little kid letting loose on the playground!
Here’s your chance to grasp the elements that make up Nia. Learn the building blocks of Nia: the 52 Moves. Get a taste of the 9 movement forms that energize Nia – from dance to martial arts to yoga.
What a starter pack: this workshop, followed by 2 weeks of unlimited free Nia at Still & Moving Center – all for $39! Golden Circle Members: $19
When I stepped into my first Nia class, I thought “this is it!” It was like a cool dance party, except it was 9 am, and in a gym. I could get fit, have fun, and wear cool pants! For me, Nia is the ultimate in efficiency: in one hour, I get a physical workout, a mental re-set, an emotional experience through music, and an energizing connection to my sacred purpose on the planet. It’s a workout, a dance party with friends, and a therapy session wrapped into one amazing hour! Nia is THE 21st century fitness modality! In my classes, I create an energetic, athletic experience for every-BODY, grounded in the joy of movement, clarity of the 52 moves, freedance, and luxurious floorplay and relaxation. My style is athletic, creative, and zany. I teach Nia from my heart and I’m usually surprised at what comes out. I love to play with the spirit and energy of the group – each class is a unique co-creation that will never happen again! I am committed to Nia as a personal practice, and I teach it as a cumulative subject of inquiry. You can just show up to work out and break a sweat, but if you really choose Nia, my classes can be a catalyst transformative change. I am here to empower each participant to love their body and their life, and to impact our community and the world by doing whatever it is they do, and doing it better! At Still and Moving, the Athletic Nia class is 15 minutes longer, allowing a sustained cardio peak and additional time for conditioning floorplay and strength work.
Tuesdays & Fridays
Kendo translates as “way of the sword” in Japanese. For this class, the intention is to enhance healthy reflexes, coordination and balance. The basic disciplines and moves of Kendo’s bamboo sword, supplemented by the foam sword, can provide an effective cross-training to qigong. The swifter movement and lightness of foot of Kendo counterbalance qigong’s long-held poses. While full development of Kendo results in a martial art or sports-like sparring, health is the goal of this class.
Teacher’s approval needed.
Ken has been the apprentice of Taoist healing arts with the passion particularly in the art of swordsmanship since 2003. As an instructor himself, Ken’s students find in him an example of individuals who strive to transform themselves by learning new perspectives, training their body and mind with discipline, and continuing to discover an inspiring self.
The students of Urban Temple will demonstrate their style of Qi Gong and various techniques of swordsmanship using both the single and double edged blades. There will also be a brief explanation of the philosophy behind their training and its application to healing. Participants in the workshop will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of the long tradition of internal physical arts as well as aspects of Eastern philosophy and medicine.