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Save the date! Connect to your Body through Nia Dance + Smoothies event on November 26!

Nia + Smoothies

TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOURSELF BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS RUSH AND CONNECT TO YOUR BODY IN A WHOLE NEW WAY THROUGH NIA DANCE. NIA INCORPORATES MARTIAL ARTS, DANCE ARTS AND HEALING ARTS AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE, NO MATTER YOUR FITNESS LEVEL.

THEN LEARN HOW YOU CAN NOURISH YOUR BODY THROUGH SMOOTHIES YOU CAN EASILY RECREATE AT HOME.

HERE’S HOW YOU’LL BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO YOUR BODY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING:

55 MINUTES: NIA DANCE WITH KATIA (CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR) – NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED – ANYONE CAN DO IT!

10 MINUTES: HOW TO MAKE SMOOTHIES FOR WINTER DEMO WITH HIBA (HEALTH COACH)

20 MINUTES: SOCIALIZING WITH A NEW AWARENESS IN OUR BODIES AND A SMOOTHIE IN OUR HANDS 🙂

YOU WILL LEAVE THIS UNIQUE EVENING FEELING MORE ALIVE AND GROUNDED AT THE SAME TIME, READY TO TAKE ON THE CHRISTMAS RUSH!

WHEN + WHERE: NOVEMBER 26, 19:00 – 20:30 @ KAK.ALOM STUDIO – 21BIS RUE DE LA NAVIGATION COST: 40 CHF, INCLUDING DANCE CLASS, SMOOTHIE DEMO + TASTING

BOOK NOW AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! KATIA + HIBA

We are meeting again for the Nia Happy Hour!

The last Nia Happy Hour was only two weeks ago, but I miss it already! So we are meeting again on November 6 at 7 pm at Kak.Alom Studio. I am so excited about this particular class, because Nia Happy Hour is a unique blend of Classic Nia and guided free dance that will help you to reconnect with your body. Here are the reasons as to why you should connect with your body:

1. It makes you feel alive.
When you feel more sensation (body awareness), you feel more alive. You notice the little aches and pains of the body, but this also translates into feeling loads of intense joy.

2. It is the first step to self-healing.
The body is the first thing to get knocked out of balance in your whole health. Whether it’s your relationships, your work or life purpose, how you express yourself creatively, your environment, your spirituality, it is manifested in your body. And so If you’re not aware of the sensations of your body, you can’t self-correct and begin the process of healing yourself.

3. It helps you make conscious choices. When you feel undecided, get in your body. The body will tell you what to do. When you drawn to get that Christmas cookie in the middle of the night, stop, get in your body, ask your body why. If you still want that cookie, at least you’ve made a conscious choice.

4. It keeps you more grounded. You won’t feel chaotic, spinny, buzzy, or floaty the way you might when you’re in your head.

And finally, connecting to the body brings much joy, pleasure and childlike qualities such as innocence, element of surprise, humor to name a few.

See you in the class!

Dancing through life,
Katia

Nia Happy Hour at Kak.Alom Studio (rue de la Navigation 21 BIS)

I am pleased to announce that I will will be leading a Nia Happy Hour class on the first Thursday of each month at Kak.Alom Studio in Paquis.

Join me for a 60 minute class that uniquely blends classic Nia and guided free dance. This is a safe, holistic fitness program that will invigorate the whole body, mind, and spirit. Effective and fun, you will leave feeling comfortably tired but not exhausted. The free dance element will allow for the expression of your being, your soul and the real you, as you unleash your emotions and work the stress and worries out of your system. Feel welcome to dance it out within a non-judge mental community of individuals who love to dance!

Happy dancing!

Nia Dance break at Geneva Yoga and Music Festival

Dear All,
I am happy to announce that Nia Dance will be part of this year’s Geneva Yoga and Music Festival. 
Take a break from your usual yoga routine and join in this movement class to groove, laugh and let go! Meeting point:  AcadĂ©mie des Arts ThĂ©rapeutiques (23, rue de la Servette – 1201 Genève). 
We’ll be dancing for 90 minutes to a wide range of music from world to pop. The focus of this Nia class will be yin and yang.
Happy dancing!

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Training at 32 weeks of my pregnancy – Nia routine “Beyond” by Ann Christiansen (Anniann)

Nia is for Every Body. I was dancing Nia once a week throughout my pregnancy until my 33th week. It helped me enormously to feel and look good at times when my energy levels were low. I adapted every Nia routine to my own Body way. Since I was very big, I did not jump or kick. I avoided the martial arts all together except for soft aikido turns and the slow dance of Tai chi. Instead I squatted and lounged, duck and squish walked. Dancing brought back the sensation of pleasure to my pregnant body and I used to free dance anytime I got a chance.

My Nia classes can be adapted for Every Body, join me on Saturdays at 11.15. Studio “I Love Exercise” is open during summer months. Let’s move!

With love and gratitude,

Katia