Join me and other Nia teachers of Geneva and Lausanne areas for dancing with Helen!
Helen is an internationally known Nia Faculty trainer, teacher and choreographer.
Spend time around Helen and you will learn something, receive inspiration, and garner support for your dreams and desires (not to mention be highly entertained by her loving sense of humor and English-Texan accent, which many mistake for Australian). ‘ I am passionate about moving people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I bring people together and inspire them, at my studio, the Ranch and around the world. That turns me on.’
Helen was my Brown Belt trainer last July. Sunday, November 11 from 3 to 4 pm, Helen will give ONE class in Geneva. I welcome Helen with excitement for our community to be able to taste Nia with Helen.
Worldwide Nia event: during the month of March all Nia communities will be dancing a new routine called “RIDE”.
Come dance the routine RIDE with Katia! RIDE connects our hands to our heart (and emotions), and demonstrate how our hands are also connected to our body’s functional, integrative conditioning.
The intend of RIDE is to use hands to touch and connect with space, thereby helping us to move safely and efficiently while functionally conditioning the whole body by integrating the upper body with the lower body. In using our hands as sensory communicators, we are encouraged to sense and open the front, sides and back of the body, and to functionally engage our “shoulder blades,” the bony wings resting over the back of the ribcage that are specifically designed to slide and glide.
Join Katia on 26 March from 18:30 to 19:45 at the Paquis studio – rue Jean-Charles Amat 6. Spots are limited, please sign up early, email at email@example.com to book your spot.
This has been an amazing year for all of us, with our many dances, our new friendships, and all the special events celebrating our uniqueness and the Nia practice.
As you can imagine, there are a number of tools and approaches available to Nia teachers that help us to ‘move’ people in our training routines. One of the tools that I have been developing in my Nia work this past year is VOICE. Vocalizing in this sense means clearing the stagnant energy in the throat chakra, more precisely, the practice of verbalizing, expressing and even singing, a technique which in fact turns out to be a lot of fun. Since April, I have been learning a new method of movement + vocalization called Kinetic Voice (KiVo), and I expect to be certified to teach KiVo classes as soon as February. As many of you may remember, the founder and director of KiVo, Lis Addison, led an introductory workshop event in March, with much success.
Speaking of events, I wanted to mention how exciting it was to welcome in October my teacher and trainer Ann Christiansen for her first ever big Nia event in Geneva. Ann’s appearance has helped to open up new visions for Nia development in our region and I am looking forward to more events like that in 2018.
Please read on about what will be happening in 2018.
Save the dates and let’s dance!
My Tuesday Nia classes are on at Ecole-Club Migros. Join us starting from January 8 at 7.20 pm. There will be two Nia workshops at Ecole-Club Migros, please sign up directly at the reception.
Colibri Movement Club
I have partnered up with Mildred under the umbrella of Colibri Movement Club, please check out our website! We are opening a brand new class on Monday nights at Space Quartier Paquis – rue Jean-Charles Amat 6, 1202, where both of us will be teaching together. I hope to see many of you there!
Notre communauté Nia de la région de Genève accueille une nouvelle Nia teacher.
Après avoir suivi des cours de Nia pendant deux ans, Mildred s’est lancée pour la formation en juillet dernier. Mildred et moi œuvrons à la création d’un organisme nommé “Colibri”, afin de développer le Nia (cours, événements etc..).
Dès octobre, nous allons ouvrir une leçon par semaine en co-teaching et sommes en train de définir nos besoins et ceux de nos participantes.
Une Danse de bien être, légère, joyeuse et dynamique qui s’intègre bien dans notre quotidien surmené et sérieux.
Cette pratique corporelle s’inspire de 9 autres disciplines telles que : Tai chi-Yoga- danse libre D’isadora Duncan, moderne Jazz, et autres arts maritaux et techniques de développement personnel. Elle se pratique en respect du corps et n’a pas de but de performance, la partie chorégraphie est légère et très secondaire, elle est juste un support pour se faire du bien !
Aucun pré requis n’est nécessaire, si ce n’est l’envie de bouger en musique pour s’offrir une parenthèse de joie et bien-être régulièrement.