Monday, September 8, 2008

Just for giggles...

Just to lift your spirits anytime, log onto this youtube video: Dancing with the Universe (You will see the title "Where the hell is Matt?" Thank you Susan Hoffman for recommending this. It is a lot of fun!

Why do we do it barefooted?

Check out this fascinating article on foot heath and the benefits of exercising without shoes! It has some amazing artwork, as well.

Zensation Workshop!!! Saturday Oct 4, mark the date!

Experience the sensations of the Nia Technique though an exploration of the nine movement forms that power each class. What's the energy of Jazz Dance? Tai Kwan Do? Yoga? Alexander Technique? Duncan Dance? Aikido? Feldenkrais? Modern Dance? and Tai Chi? How can you use these forms to enhance your Nia (and life) experience? Come find out and experience one of Debbie Rosas' newest routines: Zensation! Saturday October 4th from 11:30 to 1:30pm. This class is included in your TAC membership. Nonmembers can attend for $10.00. Tell your friends. What a deal!!!

Grow the Daytime Nia class

Some of our wonderful daytime Nia mates went back to school, and others have had schedule changes, so our class has diminished in size, but not passion and the sense of connectedness. We would love to see this class continue - so if you or someone you know could benefit from a daytime Nia class - please encourage them to come on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00pm at Timberhill Athletic Club.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


What is it about Nia that feels so special? Why do people who practice Nia seem especially beautiful? I think it is, in part, because we all have a desire to feel better and we are willing to stretch ourselves - move outside of our comfort zones - to learn new patterns of movement, dance, and play together to achieve that better feeling. For that hour of class, we share the best of who we are with each other. It does not require words, in fact, words often get in the way of sharing who we really are. So, dancing, without conversation, seems to allow the beauty of spirit to shine through without obstruction. And it all happens with seemingly no effort! At the end of class my skin is wet and salty, but I do not feel tired; I feel cleansed, released, wholesome, and connected. The sense of connectedness is so palpable that we have to touch hands to honor that feeling. I feel blessed that so many of you juicy, lovely, inspiring people are willing to take the time to share who you really are with me and each other. It has been an honor to dance with you and I hope to see more of you in the coming years. Stay JUICY -- Dance through life!