Thanks. BTW - are you watching So You Think You Can Dance. I think they should include Nia as one of their Jaundras of Dance. Oh well, great dancing no matter. They will be back on Fox next Wednesday with a start of the Top 20 Competition.
Take care and good to hear from you.
Sunny Off to dance a while. Dancing is one of the Top 10 Reasons I have a kitchen in my house.
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Fitness Minutes: (46,278) Posts: 114 7/4/12 11:21 P
Nia is the type of technique that you can do every day and not harm your body. If I did Zumba every day, I'd be hurting! I know a lot of Zumba instructors who have herniated disks and stress fractures from teaching too much. Find me a Nia instructor who has the same problem. :-) Yahoo for the healing power of Nia!!!!
Nia is popular in the bigger cities being seen somewhat as new agey. Maybe Nia is too "out there" for some. I took Nia classes in Houston in 2001, and San Antonio in 2004. It's still big in both of those cities now, zumba just being new. Nia in those cities costs as much as a Pilates reformer class (+-50$/session)...and it has big followings, the same people who do Bikram...
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I tell everyone that I can about Nia and try to promote my classes and the technique itself! We were so lucky to have discovered Nia and we know how good it makes us feel, so we want everyone else to experience it too! Keep spreading the word! I'd love to see Nia as popular as Zumba one day!!! Most people don't know what it is, but once they here what it is and then try a class, they are hooked!
People probably think I am nuts, but I definitely tell them about Nia. The problem is people don't want to believe that movement can "fix" them! LOL! I love my Nia. We only have one teacher in Lubbock so only have one class a week that I can go to. Connie, my instructor, talks about "dancing through life". I try to do some of the moves through the day. I bought the book and three of the CDs. I try to refer people to th nianow.com site.
I am so new to Nia myself, but have one DVD and the book, so I am educating myself about it. I had never heard of it before I read about it on one of the other SP threads. It is so similar to classes I took in the 70's - 80's but still has a whole philosophy of its own. I love it. I feel nurtured by it. I just have to do it at home because the nearest class is 700 miles away. We are going to Syracuse NY at the end of March, though, so I am hoping to take a real class there. I have been in touch with one of the teachers and she was very welcoming.
It is such a healing art. When someone tells me they have this or that ailment, I want to tell them, "try Nia!". I don't though, because I have nowhere to send them, and I don't know enough yet to teach them.
--Anne from Idaho BLC 17 - 26 Powerful Prism Panthers team.
I've been telling EVERYONE I can about Nia and encouraging them to check it out. That includes here on Sparkpeople! 99% of people have no idea what I'm talking about and I live in a city where it is offered quite a few places.... Do people you discuss Nia with know what it is already?
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