healing arts


Using creativity to meet the needs of real people

I came across this interesting post last week entitled ‘What’s the point of creativity? It talks about creativity in business, and how many businesses do in fact use creativity ‘out of a desire to improve people’s lives and transform their sense of what possibilities life itself has to offer’. And then I thought about Nia. […]

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Teaching Nia fitness

  After a break for the summer I am starting up my Nia classes again from next week. My classes are at a new venue – Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre – and at a new time: 9.30am-10.30am, and start next Tuesday, 1st October, then every Tues after that. I’m SO looking forward to getting back to […]

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Word of the week: courage

A couple of weeks ago I visited the De La Warr Pavillion at Bexhill.   There was an exhibition on called ‘Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…’ based on the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job where the coach hangs precariously over a cliff edge. The exhibition re-constructs […]

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Word of the week: skeleton

We spent quite a bit of time at NIA Dance White Belt Training last October in Wotton under Edge studying the skeleton. And….it was fascinating! Our trainer, Helen, brought the skeleton to life and I came away with some great creative ways of remembering different bones, i.e. ‘the 5 lumbar vertebrae are like bicycle handles’, […]

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Word of the week: No!

This word made me smile last weekend. A friend from Brighton came to visit and I tested her out on a NIA routine I have been learning – Sanjana. She really enjoyed it, however she confessed that one song – Am I the One? – and the martial arts moves associated with it, felt a […]

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Creativity in movement

I have at last found a form of exercise that I enjoy. And it’s its creativity that I find so appealing. It’s called Nia and it’s a holistic form of dance that combines yoga, jazz dance, and martial arts. The beauty of it is that, although there are set dances and routines, it’s the creative […]

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