I find Nia is easier and more fun than Zumba. I workout my way. Try it!
In 2004 I "discovered" Nia at a small fitness center in Brookline, MA. I could not believe I had never heard of Nia before! It fused my myriad movement and healing arts interests into a unique, brilliant and joyful way to health. In 2011, I became a Nia instructor teaching in the Boston area. Now relocated to Seattle, I bring my passion for dance of all kinds into teaching Nia.
As a daughter of two dancers, my upbringing was influenced by the dance and music of the forties and fifties. Over the years I have studied modern, jazz and tap but my major movement influence came as a student and performer with Joan Skinner and Skinner Releasing Technique. Other movement forms that I have encountered and loved are Continuum, Contact Improvisation, Hula, Tai Chi and Zydeco! Debbie Rosas and the many teachers and dancers in the Nia community are a particularly huge inspiration. I integrate these years of movement study plus thirty years in massage practice within the balanced beauty of Nia. I strive to offer a fun full-body workout that encourages awareness of the whole self.