Inspired by my amazingly inspirational brother telling me to act upon my 'calling' because that is God talking to me... I have taken a leap of faith and am putting on the first of what I intend to be many classes.
If anyone used to do Nia with me years ago (I am she formerly known as Nia Maria) then I want you back! Come back, remember how fun it was? Let's dance our bare feet off once again and this time this studio is gorgeous and much bigger with no mirrors so just let your spirit soar and move like nobody's watching.
Easy, playful, natural way to get fit without even thinking about it or working hard. I'll allow you to find your most comfortable way of moving, your speed and your way. I'll demonstrate moves as an idea, but you can do whatever you want! As long as you're enjoying yourself - you're getting a fitness effect in your body, mind and spirit.
Why barefoot? So that you can feel. So that you can sense and most importantly so that your body can find its natural balance. Thick spongy sports shoes can take away sensation and so this is a really revolutionary way of doing fitness that will support healing and strengthening for your feet, ankles, knees, legs, hips, spine and whole body. Give it a go now, take off your shoes and feel the world underneath you - its really quite life changing.
In 2003 I studied the Nia Technique and taught it for many years taking it to Oxford and Brighton. I also taught an adapted class at Oxford L.A. Fitness for the over 60s for 2 years which was such fun.
The technique can be adapted to any level, fitness and intensity so if you're having a lazy day and feel slow then you can take your time and do it gently. If you're having a cat style funny five minutes and fancy tearing about then you are so welcome to do that too - make sure you take me with you!
Barefoot Dancercise (amazing name created by wordsmith husband) is my evolution of movement to music facilitation which I have developed over many years under my own brand of Body Intelligence. Under this I have taught mainly on elite leadership courses as a self awareness tool for self management.
It is now time to share these wonders with the larger world at large and I intend to allow this to grow however it wants to. I want to hear from you what days, times and things you'd like to learn so do share your ideas.
Classes are held in a gorgeous dance studio at A.C.T. Hove which is opposite the big Tesco on Church Road but you have to go in via the side street Vallance Road (took me ages to work that out when I first went there!) and you just buzz and come to the top floor.
Great news if you drive as you can park for free in Tesco opposite as long as you buy £5 or over which is fine as you always need food...
Move, dance and get fit without any mirrors! I just invite you to be free and mess about as much as you want because nobody's watching!
Introductory rate of £5
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