Nia Dance Fitness Taster Workshop
Wednesday 11 January, 1-3pm
Join Nia practitioner, Claire Miletitch, for an introductory dance workshop at Kingshill House.
What is Nia?
Nia - which means 'with purpose' - is a sustainable body and lifestyle sensory fitness practice based on the intelligent design of the human body. It is a unique blend of music and nine movement forms inspired by the dance, martial, and healing arts. It addresses the whole person; mind, body, emotions and spirit, and the participants learn to reconnect to body sensations.
During the workshop:
The workshop is split in two halves - the first half is your opportunity to learn about this practise. How it was created, why it's available for every body, how to reconnect with the four parts of You; mind, body, emotions and spirit, understanding the language of Nia, finding your "body's way" to feeling better. In Nia, we believe that movement can be joyful, fulfilling and healing. The invitation is to step in to this safe space of movement and music, and create the magic with focus on yourself, choosing comfort and joy, feeling UPlifted, energised and mentally & physically balanced.
The second half will be the Nia experience, where you are invited to take off your shoes, to practice moving barefoot for greater sensory awareness and balance. The movements are non-impact and can be practised sitting or standing. Your brain will be stimulated by the new movement patterns, music, and imagery creating new neural pathways. Your unique spirit is what makes you brilliantly you - celebrate this with your personal free expression through your moves!
This workshop is all inclusive, open to every body, regardless of age or ability.
Come and experience the benefits of movement!
Claire Miletitch is passionate about movement. She trained as a dancer at the Arts Educational School in London, and then followed her heart with holistic health and fitness, in and out of doors. She continued her education through the years with curiosity, focussing on anatomy, physiology and holistic wellbeing - facilitating people to reach their best selves through "listening to their bodies" and engaging their senses.
In 2018 Claire came across the Nia Technique with the founder, Debbie Rosas, who was visiting London. This unique body of work resonated deeply, and so Claire took the training to become a Nia teacher soon afterwards, without hesitation, as she could see how it could be accessible to all body types and abilities and be inclusive to all. Throughout the pandemic, Claire danced along the Cotswold Way raising funds for Alzheimers Association Research. She attracted people to join her in fields, parks and various other green spaces to move with purpose and feel better, more energized and uplifted. To find out more, please visit the Nia website.