MARYBETH-First Degree Nia Black Belt
Nia has empowered me to live my dream life! I dance with friends and travel to beautiful places! I have been leading retreats since 2013 in France, Spain, Costa Rica and the US. My classes are playful blend of experimentation, healing and JOY. Nia inspires me to embody authenticity by offering a safe space to explore the whole me: body, mind and spirit. I love to share this in my classes and I light up when I see people come home to their bodies and allow themselves to dream bigger, to live brighter, and to step into the life they desire.
NIKI-I Nia Black Belt, RYT-200 Yoga
I fell in love with dancing while choregraphing routines in my living room with my friends in elementary school. I studied jazz and modern dance through my teen years and minored in dance in college. I found Yoga after college and shifted my movement attention to a hatha practice that allowed me to become aware of my body alignment and increase my strength. I also fell in love with Yoga philosophy. I began teaching Yoga in 2001 in Los Angeles and to this day continue my love affair with alignment principles and heart opening Yoga philosophy through ongoing teaching and trainings. Nia came into my life in 2008 and it made my movement practice complete. I was so thrilled to have dance back in my life! I find these two practices to be the perfect marriage of precision and expression. I am so grateful to get to share my joy with people through both of these powerful practices.