For me, the word “exercise” always carried the expectation of “should”: I should exercise, I should exercise more, I should exercise more consistently. Does this sound familiar? Nia took my “shoulds” away when my teacher said, “Move in your body’s way. There’s no judgement.”
You’re scanning the list of classes offered at Balanced Movement Studio, wondering what to take. Your eyes slide right past the title “FELDENKRAIS®” because you’ve never heard of it. Maybe you thought “Felden-WHAT???” Your conclusion: “Whatever it is, it’s not for me”.
Nia instructor Caroline Dyar always loved dancing for fun, but after she graduated from college she had trouble finding public places where she felt comfortable dancing. When she started to take Nia classes, she realized she’d found exactly what she was missing – a place to express and explore herself through music and movement.
Any routine you engage in has the possibility of unfolding and revealing deeper layers. Alternately, a routine has the possibility of becoming fixed, immobile, and stagnant. Wake up familiar Pilates or core exercises by cross-checking these 5 important concepts.
Something magical happens when people who have common struggles come together in a spirit of support and humor, and that may be what makes this class so unique and special…