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I am a licensed Black Belt Nia teacher.

Nia, co-created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas, is a cardio-dance practice that combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia tones your mind and tunes your body.

Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

I discovered Nia in 2003 as part of my graduate training in the Experiential Health and Healing program at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut. The experience was truly transformational! After feeling paralyzed by grief, one Nia session opened the floodgates and allowed me to start moving and feeling alive again. I knew from that first day I wanted to share the magic of Nia with others.

I’ve practiced a lot of different types of movement. Nia is unparalleled. While there is a form and structure, there is also plenty of freedom and individuality. The guiding sensation of Nia is pleasure. The guiding principle is the joy of movement. Together, they make it so that through movement we can achieve a state of wellness in mind, body, heart and spirit.

My Nia classes focus on developing a student’s self-love and ability to feel joy in their bodies.

As a facilitator, I strive to create a loving, mindful and open space for you to experience the joy of movement, self-expression and healing power of the Nia technique.

My maiden name, Lucero, means “bright star.” I am excited to move, groove and share my light with you.

Dance for PRSPECIAL FUNDRAISER CLASS FOR PUERTO RICO!

This Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Where: Balance Studio in Fremont
418 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)
Cost: By Donation
100% of donations will go to the Hispanic Federation – www.hispanicfederation.org/unidos

Many of you know that I am half Puerto Rican and half Argentinian. I was the first generation in my family to be born in the mainland United States. Puerto Rico is my ancestral land and is dear to my heart. Her people are suffering. Our fellow Americans needs our help. The impacts and effects of Hurricane Maria are far reaching and will likely take years for recovery. Please come, dance and give what you can. Know that 100% of all donations received for the class will go directly to the Hispanic Federation who has committed to giving 100% of donations to on the ground recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Nia Class Schedule:

Dance with me this week! (3)After teaching Nia in Seattle for the past 7+ years I am sad to say farewell to my beloved NiaSeattle community on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

I am relocating to Southern California in November 2017 and look forward to starting up new classes there in early 2018.

My remaining class schedule is listed further below and to the right.

My Seattle classes are transitioning to my fellow Nia colleagues. Shandi Wolfe-Weaver has taken over Thursday evening classes at Embrace the Moon. Jason Alan Griffin will be taking over Tuesday evening and Sunday morning classes at Balance Studio beginning on October 10, 2017.

My Nia teaching career was born here and I will forever be grateful to Seattle for welcoming me as a teacher in August 2010. I plan to teach special classes in Seattle during my visits in the coming months and years. Until then, check this space for information about special upcoming Seattle classes and a new schedule in Southern California.

Nia on Tuesdays
Last class: October 3, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Balance Studio in Fremont
418 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)

Nia on Sundays
Last class: October 8, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Where: Balance Studio in Fremont
418 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)

 

Class Prices

Drop-in: $15 per class
Class Cards: $70 for 5 classes (expires October 8, 2017)

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Promo Video:

Enjoy this short and sweet little promo video created by NiaSeattle first degree Black Belt teacher Jason Alan Griffin as part of the NiaSeattle Visibility Project. Check the NiaSeattle Facebook page for more videos of Nia teachers in Seattle!

Nia in action:

What to wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes that you can easily move and sweat in.
Nia is traditionally practiced barefoot. If, for health reasons, you must wear shoes, please ensure that they are “indoor” shoes only.

What to bring to class

Bring drinking water.
You may want to bring a towel.

Tips for class:

  • Listen to your body. In Nia, we follow the pleasure principle: if it feels good, keep doing it. If it doesn’t feel good, tweak it until you find what feels good for you.
  • Do less. Don’t worry about breaking a sweat at first. Instead, connect to your feet. Allow your feet time to develop strength so that you stay comfortable. Increase intensity gradually.
  • Give yourself time to “learn” the moves. Once your legs are dynamically involved, begin to add more movement of the core and arms. Increase complexity gradually.
  • Express yourself. Use your voice and breath to stimulate your core. Be yourself and move in your own unique and beautiful way. Let go of fear and dance.
  • Play. Instead of spending energy on expecting, analyzing, or critiquing, let your inner child come out and open yourself up to having an amazing experience.

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