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Jan 29 Workshop:  Intro to NIA Holistic Dance Fitness

Jan 29 Workshop: Intro to NIA Holistic Dance Fitness

Now more than ever we need ways of cultivating more joy, health and play in our lives, with our fitness practice being no exception.   

If you’d like to ditch the “no pain, no gain” approach and step into a movement experience that offers pleasure as well as positive results to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self, this workshop is for you! 

Workshop with Natasha Villeneuve 

Saturday January 29th 10:00-11:30am 

REGISTER HERE  

$15.00 (regular class fee)

Join NIA instructor and holistic nutritionist, Natasha for a 90 min introduction into the movement, music, mindfulness and magic of the Nia Technique. Take off your shoes, sense soulful music and step into this uniquely crafted holistic, barefoot movement experience. 

This workshop covers the basics of Nia movement, music & magic, where you’ll explore, discover and experience: 

  • The inspiring history, basic concepts and principles of NIA Technique 
  • Natasha’s personal journey with NIA, the benefits it has brought to her body, life and soul 
  • The basics of Nia movements 
  • How holistic movement supports and activates a joyful state of being in your 
    body, mind and spirit 
  • How to listen to your body and personalize a NIA routine in order to increase conditioning and intensity, OR simplify to create more ease and healing 
  • Bring it all together with a 45-minute NIA class choreographed to wonderful music and designed to increase strength and mobility, improve flexibility and stability for all levels of fitness 

This workshop is for anybody who is tired of the gym or monotonous exercise, wishes for more mindfulness and body appreciation, loves community and music, desires more energy, strength, mobility, flexibility, stability, loves adventure and wants to explore a new, fun way of moving! 

Whether you believe you have two left feet, haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something new, this experience will help you connect with the joy of movement!  All fitness levels, ages, body types and abilities are welcome! 

Note:  As this is our first time offering this workshop, it may run 15 mins longer than expected. 

About Natasha:   

“I discovered the delightful, fun practice of NIA in 2017 and instantly fell in love with all aspects of it. My body, mind and spirit had been craving a movement practice that incorporated uplifting music, body connection and awareness, community and dance...and I found it! 

As a holistic nutritionist with a passion for health, I truly value the mind-body connection and recognize the critical importance of joyful movement for optimal health and well-being. 

In 2019, I decided to leap into an intensive white belt training so that I could explore NIA further and share the benefits with others. What I experienced during the training was magical. Not only did we move, we also discovered, explored, played, felt, released, and connected.  In 2020 NIA trainings were offered online and I took the opportunity to enroll in NIA Green belt, 5 stages and Moving to Heal.  These trainings led me to regular practice, with noticeable improvements in my energy, focus, mood, strength, and health. NIA leaves me feeling healthy, centered, grounded and joyful.” 

Natasha Villeneuve is a licensed NIA White belt Instructor, Holistic Nutritionist and Lead of the Natural Food Pantry Education Initiative.  She has been working in the area of holistic health for over twenty years. 

For more information about Online NIA with Natasha: https://naturalfoodpantry.ca/pages/nia-with-natasha-at-nfp 

What others say about NIA with Natasha:   

"I wanted to send a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your NIA class. I had never heard of it before, and was not really sure if I was going to attend. It was AMAZING ❤ You are really good at getting this whole healing vibe across, you made it cool and so not cheesy (sorry all respect to those other classes), the music was really engaging and well I think it was something I didn't know I needed, so thank you again very much." Vanessa F 
 
"I'm not sporty nor a dancer but knew at 55 that I wanted and needed to get moving. I wanted a fun way that I didn't dread. Along came Natasha and NIA! I left each class smiling, feeling more agile and completely accepted and encouraged to move in my own way... at my own speed and level." Carolyn M 
 
"This is the only movement/exercise form I've found since my accident that doesn't hurt!" Debra J 
 
"What a fun and unique class! There's something really inviting about your class. I've always held back when it comes to dance but today I felt totally unrestricted and so free! I loved every minute of it!" Natalie S 
 
 
 

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