Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Scribblings #88 - Celebrate!

When I think "celebrate", I think Nia.

Nia, a movement practice that, I kid you not, has been medicine for my soul.

Don't believe me?

See here or here or here for proof.

This is not the first time I've written about Nia.

I have shared my experiences with Nia before. I believe in her power. See here for a description of my experience when I dance.

Now I'm writing about Nia as a cause for CELEBRATION!

This year, Nia is 25 years old. And the international Nia community are celebrating. And here, at the home of ME (my body, mind, emotions & spirit) I am CELEBRATING LARGE!

Nia gave me my life back. How? Read here and here and here to find out.

(if nothing else about this post catches your attention, maybe the yumminess of the icing on the birthday cake will do it?)

We (in Toronto) are so fortunate to have the founders of Nia, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, here in Toronto. They'll be here in June, 2009. We're working on the big *SPLASH* of events. But here's one that you can register for NOW. It's called the Heart of Nia Playshop and will be held on June 24, 2009. You can register here for it....

Stay tuned...more events and information WILL follow!



....balanced, peaceful, in charge, grounded, secure, FIT


....crisis, helpless state, out of touch reality, danger zone

Nia...with purpose in Swahili...Nia


  1. I'm going to check it out!


  2. I have friends who NIA and love it. Mild yoga is the thing that works for me - but in a different situation, I'd sure like to try Nia. Sounds wonderful! It's good to celebrate the wonders of these forms.

  3. i took nia free for two weeks at the homebase portland studio where the owners work!!! it was really awesome. i should start again because i know there are classes here.. thanks for this post!!

  4. ps: i didn't realize you were an instructor. when i went there were a bunch of instructors from all over that were gathering in the studio and i saw them for several classes that i went to. wonder if i 'saw' you... :)

  5. Hi there Floreta,

    If you are in Portland, I am TRRUULLLY envious of your ready access to Nia and it's founders.
    I'll bet when you were there, a training was going on. Hence all the teachers from all around....I was in the studio in December 2006, May 2007 and October 2008...I wonder if we ever danced together?