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Keep Calm and dance through life ….

  Wise words indeed!   Nia fitness is a wonderful way to dance through life.  Nia is: – non-impact and safe for the joints – good for all ages, body types and fitness levels – gets the whole body moving – incorporates movements from nine classic movement forms including Tai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Technique, and […]

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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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Happy Nia New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and Nia lovers! Have just read an excellent blog article written by Tracey Fenner, a Nia Dance teacher based  in Hong Kong. And the title? What is Nia? Having just started to teach Nia myself, I find it challenging describing Nia in a few distinctive words. Nia means […]

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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: Metamorphosing….

They say ‘change’ is good for you…… I much prefer the word metamorphosis.  It conjures up such nice things such as the transformation of a caterpillar into abutterfly. My metamorphosis from a freelance web content writer into a NIA Dance teacher in Staffordshire/Derbyshire is certainly taking its time, particularly as I find I’ve metamorphisised back into […]

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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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