Monday, December 22, 2008

New Years Day: Dancing Our Dreams

This special New Years Day class offers an opportunity to embody our intentions through movement. It is also a fundraiser for At Home in Community (AHIC), a nonprofit that provides a home in the cohousing community for a disabled person. For more information about AHIC please see: Suggested donation $6.00 to $10.00. As space is limited, please call Leela to reserve a space at 541-752-1784. Class is open to all, from new-to-Nia to seasoned Niaphiles. Step into your new year with a sense of fun, well-being, and beauty. Class will be held at Coho Ecovillage, when you call to reserve a space, we can talk about directions and parking. And welcome to my home.

Moving Music video!

From Amnesty International.

New Saturday Class in ON!

New Timberhill Saturday morning class starts January 24th at 11:30 in Studio C. Please come and invite your friends.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday class at Timberhill starting in January...

It is looking like the Saturday class will not be at the times suggested earlier, but at 11:30 starting on January 24th. Please join us for the fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Field of Joy...

I often find the the most challenging principle of Nia to communicate in words is the most important one: the Joy of Movement -- because it is so ubiquitous. I perceive the Joy of Movement as a state of Beingness: being the joy of tai kwan do and letting my inner warrior out to sense the boundaries of my physical body, or letting my child come out and play, sensing the lightness of being of Duncan Dance. When I open my mouth to remind you about maintaining an awareness of the Joy of Movement - that's not it! - the reminder is just a pointing in the direction of it.

Do you ever notice how easy it is to mediate in a group of experienced meditators? Like a drop falling into the pond of awareness, I slip into the field of awareness generated by the intention of the group. Similarly, in Nia we practice tapping into universal Joy - the joy of being - 100% who and what we are in the moment. The individual intention to be in that space or field creates more of it. The intention of the group to be in that space lifts the vibration of it even higher. We move and dance in a field of Joy. I find myself in awe of the beauty that we create together by the diversity of individual expression while sustaining and growing the field of Joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Words cannot express...

Quick pick-me-up....

Well, it's 16 minutes long, but it will touch your heart:
It is called 'Validation.'

Saturday class at Timberhill starting in January...

Hey all of you juicy people who want more out of life, we will be having a Saturday Nia class at Timberhill starting in January! We get to choose between 8:00am and 10:30am for class times. A benefit to the 10:30 time is that we can occasionally have the space for a workshop. We would have to clear out of the 8:00 space rapidly, so a workshop would not work in that time slot. I would love the opportunity to introduce a new routine with a little extra time for the details (that is what I mean by workshop). Let me know your preference by email at

New Daytime Classes!!!!

A new daytime class will be starting in February at the senior center. It will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am to noon. Please let friends who would like a day class know the good news. You do not need to be a senior to attend, the majority of the class should be over 50 years old. I'll send out more details when they are firmed up. Yeah for dancing through the day!