Back Care Basics

A few weeks ago I pulled a muscle in the front of my thigh and sometimes it flares up when I dance. It almost put me on the benches in one class I taught, with sudden sharp pain and a weakness that left me unable to put weight on my leg for a few beats. I got through...

Nia 5 Stages

This is a wonderful warm up you can do. It reminds me of the Feldenkrais classes I took a number of years ago (and the work of Moshe Feldendrais is incorporated into Nia Routines as one of the 3 healing arts, the other two being yoga and the Alexander Technique.) The...

We Make Our Bodies

I was having a conversation with one of my Nia students this week, about the activities we’d done in our pasts – reminiscing about the athletes we were in our younger days. Then I said, “I thought I was done”. I thought I would never become an...