Archive for the ‘Nia’ Category

Opening to the Springtime Magic

Here in Western North Carolina, Spring is working its magic.  The trees are budding and the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths are blooming into a rainbow of colors.  Asheville is beginning to buzz with activity again, to wake up from the hibernation of Winter.  On one of our recent days of 70 degree weather, I made a joke to a local about skipping Spring and going straight into Summer.  He just shook his head and told me not to be fooled, ...Read more

Testimonials

"I feel much more accepting and honoring of my body's processes, more comfortable with myself and others, new situations and unexpected events don't rattle me as they once did.  I am learning to let things flow and accept the graces of the universe."

Jennifer P. – Seattle, WA

Let’s Jam!

29
Sep
Let’s Jam!

When the word "jam" is mentioned around our house, it is likely we are not referring to the sweet, fruity variety that comes in cute jars.  In Brian's case, "jam" is the weekly event where he gets to bang on the drums and play music with a creative and talented rotating cast of characters.  In my case, "jam" is a tradition in the Nia community where a group of local Nia instructors get together and lead a special class that raises money, usually for a local organization or a recent world event.  In fact, ...

20
Aug
Get your Nia on!

It's pretty common these days to see or hear some variation on the idea that 'life is about the journey and not the destination.'  And I agree.  I like to think that my feminine nature is totally on board with going with the flow, appreciating the present moment, stopping to smell the roses.  Yet this morning, as I sit and sip my Earl Grey and count off in my mind the number of threads that are hanging out there in the cool summer breeze that need to be pulled in and woven together to create the ...