Martial 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: 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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Word of the week: Dancing

What a great word to start off the new year! There’s a dancer in all of us. In fact, it’s probably one of the first things we all did  when we were tottering around as babies and heard music for the first time.  Back then we didn’t really care what we looked like, we simply […]

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Word of the week: NIA

You may or may not have heard of NIA Dance During these past few months I have metamorphosised (another good word) from a web content writer/copywriter into a Nia dance teacher. It’s been an amazing experience and I look forward to starting my Nia dance classes up here in Staffordshire from February next year. To […]

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Happy National Kissing Day

Today (July 6) has got to be one of the nicest – and possibly the most creative – national days of the year. It’s National Kissing Day There seems to be a ‘national’ day for everything these days, but this one definitely caught my eye as I must admit I’m a born romantic.  After all, […]

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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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