Nia

Nia is defined on niachina.com as “the first and most advanced form of fusion fit­ness com­bin­ing the  clas­sic move­ment forms of Yoga, Mod­ern Dance, Dun­can Dance, Jazz, Aikido, Tai Chi, and Tai Kwan Do, Feldenkrais and Alexan­der Technique. “

It was a chal­lenge to wake up on Sat­ur­day morn­ing, but I suceeded, 30 min­utes before the start of the class. So happy I made it on time. Deb­bie briefly intro­duced the main points of Nia, then the mys­te­ri­ous rit­ual started, with music.

We went from slow motions, breath­ing and col­lect­ing the energy, to jazz steps, dance on African beats, Latin rhythm, air­plane, chicken, box­ing, free styling,  bal­ance, slow motions in the air, on the floor… Already after 10 min­utes through the ses­sions, I have for­got­ten the pain of wak­ing up, and the crav­ing for a cof­fee. Cared by the rhythm of the music and Debbie’s aura and enthu­si­asm, I started to put in my own voice, and my own style of danc­ing, until I felt totally free and con­fi­dent. We danced away our stress, shaked down our wor­ries, sweat out all signs of tir­ing week.

If I have to explain my Nia expe­ri­ence, I would say it’s PARTY. It’s the cel­e­bra­tion of  life’s beauty, pas­sion, free­dom and more. You remem­ber again to have fun, and to be in the moment, peace­fully, beau­ti­fully. It recharged my bat­ter­ies, and uplifted me.

It prob­a­bly shifted me in another energy level, con­nect­ing my mind-body-spirit, in a more dra­matic way, then through my yoga or med­i­ta­tion prac­tice. But I also feel all 3 will be nec­es­sary for my bal­ance. I needed this.

I also under­stood why Sat­ur­day morn­ing would in fact, be the best time for me to “play”  Nia. It’s just a per­fect cleans­ing and prepa­ra­tion to set the mood and be at your best for Sat­ur­day night fever!

Thank you Deb­bie & Jen for Nia in China!

Maika

You can visit their web­site for the sched­ule of classes. 100rmb | Ses­sion with mem­ber­ship option of 500rmb / 6 classes. Dress code: wear as light and com­fort­able as pos­si­ble, because you are going to sweat!

Kocoon VIP Priv­i­lege: Become a Kocoon Vip Mem­ber and enjoy a free trial class of nia! 

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