What you get at Nia class: Move your whole body in a way that leaves you feeling energized from fun cardio and muscle conditioning to great music. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Combines martial arts, healing arts and dance arts.
Nia movement classes are based on influences from martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, so your body gets plenty of variety. In class, you receive coaching to match the intensity to your personal needs. Beyond fitness, Nia is health and wellness lifestyle and movement art.
WHATS NEW THIS SPRING
SPRING 23 – BALANCE. So many friends and acquaintances say, “I have terrible balance,” or “my balance is not as good as it used to be.” Balance is a major concern, but many people don’t seem to realize that it’s possible, even easy, to improve. Downhill is not the only direction they can go. My new class is dedicated to a single, important element of maintaining, or even regaining, independence. The group can include varying levels of stability. Participants may use more or less support as needed.
Very frail participants should come with an assistant, so I’m free to lead the whole group.
Wear sturdy shoes, please.
at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
215 W. C. St., Springfield, OR
The BALANCE class is not a Nia class. I will, however, use my filter of paying attention to sensation to guide you toward internalizing the skills you build. And I always want to create an environment of exploration and delight.
My wish: to bolster your optimism and passion for life by encouraging movement that feels satisfying, and by creating a safe place for relating to people in person. Drop-in is ok. You don’t have to pre-register.
Nia DANCE YOUR BONES STRONG
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 – Everything you get in a regular Nia class, with added attention and cuing for moves that help improve bone density and balance. Drop in or use your Willamalane Pass. At Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C. St., Springfield, OR.
SAT. FLOOR CLASSES ON BREAK this spring
Short Introduction to Nia Five Stages – a personal practice you can use at home to feel more limber and comfortable
Including the “Seven Minute Workout”
And 1/2 hour of Nia Floor Play
with music and verbal guidance
Where— At Reverence Karate Studio
642 E. 8th Ave. Eugene (behind McDonald’s), access from Broadway/Franklin
This space has a beautiful, squeaky-clean, soft tatami mat continuous floor, so your
knees and bones will be cushioned and you’ll never roll off your narrow yoga mat
Cost – $12/ class drop in
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm Nia Moving To Heal
Sign in with Trauma Healing Project, Eugene, OR to fill out one-time form for new participants
CREATIVE! we took some of the content of last spring’s Nia for Gardeners workshop and put it in an on-going class:
GARDENING FOR FITNESS CLASS MONDAYS 12:00 beginning May 1
Blending gardening with my role as a “sensation scientist,” the coordinator at Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield asked me to lead/host a Gardening 4 Fitness class. Basically, taking some of the awareness-of-body-mechanics content from my workshop and coaching folks while they volunteer to spruce up the patio at the Adult Activity Center. It’s fun. And the patio is beginning to look better. Best of all, members of the class are reminding themselves, “oh, yeah, I need to bend at the hips, not the waist.” Open to drop in any time. Tai Chi and Silver Sneakers classes following in the same location, so you could stay for those as well.