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FREE Youth Nia at “Let’s Move Them Dogs” Decatur Fitness Festival

Join us for the first ever “Let’s Move Them Dogs” Decatur Fitness Festival is this Saturday, October 1, from 2-5p at the DHS Stadium. It’s FREE for ALL MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL AGE YOUTH and their care givers living in Decatur (they do not have to attend a CSD school to participate)! Inspired by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, the event is designed to show kids in grades 6-12 ways to stay active and fit.

Decatur High School Stadium
310 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030

Nia kicks it off on stage at 2p!
2 pm – 2:20 NIA – martial arts & dance
2:30 – 2:50 Yoga
3 pm – 3:20 Boot Camp
3:30 – 3:50 Zumba
4 pm – 4:20 Fitness Hoola Hooping
4:30 – 4:50 Cross Fit

Enjoy carnival type activities such as a rock climbing wall, bungee run, pedestal joust, big foot races and more, as well as games like a toilet bowl toss, suction ball toss, an egg run and face painting.

Fitness demonstrations on Yoga, Zumba, Nia and boot camp will take place throughout the afternoon on our stage. Decatur Farm to School Initiative will demonstrate healthy food options.

Healthy snacks and water will be available for purchase at the concession stand. This event is sponsored by the Decatur Booster Club, in cooperation with Decatur Active Living and the Farm to School Initiative.

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Nia Envision Series

Jeff Stewart Photography

Join us for this empowering three class Nia series as we connect body, mind, spirit, emotion and community in honor of the New Year. As the light grows with each day, we will focus on clarity in what we wish to experience and embodying our creative seeds of expression.

Nia (nee-ah) is a path to condition, heal and express your self through movement and sensation. A dynamic blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, Nia is designed for any body. Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, Nia brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit to optimum health through music, movement and self-expression, guided by the sensation of Pleasure.

The class is an arc flow structure – warming the body, building to a cardio work-out then completing with cooling stretches. Nia is a practice which is also exercise for the brain and nervous system as it creates new neuro-pathways and challenges us to shed habitual or unbalanced motions. The non-impact movements are set to engaging music from artists such as: Thievery Corporation, Tosca, Ganga Giri and Adham Shaikh. Open to MEN & WOMEN of all ages and abilities.

Benefits include:
♥ Increased Agility & Stability
♥ Weight Loss & Strength Gain
♥ Calming of the Mind/Stress Relief

Mondays 7p-8p
1/17, 1/24, 1/31
FREE class on 1/3!

the Hearth
317 Nelms Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30307

$30 series
$15 drop-in
Community of Dance Promo Pricing:
$25 Series when your friend signs up at $30
Bring a friend and your class is FREE!

♥ Suggested Barefoot – for full use, stability and mobility of the feet
♥ Wear what feels comfortable and allows you to move freely
♥ Please bring water for maximum hydration

Call Tamara (rhymes w/ sara) at 404.822.6952 with questions or for more info. Check out the international Nia website.

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Nia – Connect Mind Body and Spirit Through Movement

Nia is the most pleasurable and unique way to connect mind, body and spirit all while giving your heart a vibrant workout. The loose structure provides plenty of room for your creative expression to shine through. Blending dance, martial arts and healing arts, this addictive practice is the cat’s meow.

Take a sunset stroll to awaken the senses, then join us to release the energies of the day by indulging in the Joy of Movement! Honor yourself and all that you do for others by setting aside a special time for your own personal freedom of expression. It’s gonna be a blast! All ages and abilities are welcome as the movements are highly adaptable. Please note this class is offered at a facility exclusive to women.

Tuesdays 8p
4/6, 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27

$40 series
$35 series (when your friend signs up for $40)
$15 drop-in

Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hill Shopping Center (next to Bagel Palace)
Atlanta, GA 30329

♥ Suggested Barefoot – for full use, stability and mobility of the “hands that touch the earth”
♥ Wear what feels beautiful and allows you to move freely
♥ Please bring water for maximum hydration

Contact Tamara (rhymes w/ sara) with questions at 404.822.6952 or infoatalbright-creative.com

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Nia: Facets of Love

photo credits: Kathy Kochevar & Kathryn Wright

February 14th
Sunday 12:30-1:30p

Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
(Toco Hill Shopping Center next to Bagel Palace)
Atlanta GA 30329

Explore the many facets of love through music and movement during this special Nia class. Nia (nee-ah) is the most fun way to connect body, mind & spirit, all while giving your heart a pleasurable work-out. The Nia Technique was developed as a radical alternative to high impact fitness and is pleasure based food for all aspects of your being. Nia is a synergistic blend of dance, martial arts and healing arts set intuitively to engaging music. The simultaneous movements improve coordination and create new communication between your brain and nervous systems (neuropathways). Nia’s loose structure allows room for individual creativity and vocalization and is an amped outlet to express a range of emotions from one moment to the next. Each deliciously edgy session warms the body from within, bringing you to a cardio work-out, then completes with cooling and grounding movements. You’ll finished feeling relaxed, yet rejuvenated and powerful!

$15

♥ Suggested Barefoot – for full use, stability and mobility of the “hands that touch the earth”
♥ Wear what feels beautiful and allows you to move freely
♥ Please bring water for maximum hydration
♥ Note: this class is at a women-only facility

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Free Nia & Reflexology 9/24

Honor the Fall Equinox and your mind, body and spirit with a free evening of wellness at the Self Discovery Center.

Dance is the expression of your spirit in motion.
Albright Creative is pleased to offer you a beautiful way to love your body, express yourself and get your heart pumping for FREE! Nia (nee-ah) blends dance and martial arts set intuitively to exceptional music. Kick, strike, quiver, shimmy, block, chop, growl, howl, flow, fast, slow, low and high! This joyful and unique barefoot practice gently warms the body from within, bringing you to a cardio work-out, then ends with cooling stretches.

Benefits include:

  • Increase the pleasure of living in your body
  • Facilitate weight loss and proper weight maintenance
  • Strengthen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase muscle definition
  • Calm the mind and relieve stress
  • Improve endurance
  • Increase grace and flexibility
  • Balance the autonomic nervous system
  • Improve posture and even increase height
  • Improve organ function, particularly that of the heart and lungs
  • Enhance sensory awareness
  • Heighten sexual function
  • Build reservoirs of chi energy
  • Alleviate emotional problems, including depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Improve circulation of blood and improve lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Improve concentration and cognitive function

Best of all, you’ll finished feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated! Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and abilities. Wear what feels beautiful and allows you to move freely. Please bring water to stay hydrated and prepare to have lots of fun loving the skin you’re in! Nia – Love Your Body, Love Your Life! For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

Within your feet are a map to your body.
Reflexology is a holistic healing science that helps to heal the body mind spirit by utilizing acupressure to stimulate nerve endings within the feet. Among reflexology’s many benefits is stress reduction. Kibwe Parker will be offering FREE sample sessions before and after Nia. He has been studying reflexology for eight years and his additional interests include aromatherapy, music and art. To schedule a full appointment, or for more info, email: quinnlanvos1@live.com .

FREE Nia with Tamara
Thursday, September 24th
7p – 8p

FREE Reflexology by Kibwe
Thursday, September 24th
6:45p – 7p
8:00p – until

The Self Discovery Center
1315 South Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta GA
30306

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Free Intro to Nia

Thursday, June 11th
7p-8p

In preparation for her ongoing weekly Nia class at the Self Discovery Center beginning on Thursday, June 25th; Tamara Albright will be giving an introductory class to experience first hand how this technique can make a difference in your life. Please join us …

ABOUT NIA: Nia is pleasure based food for your body, mind and soul.

The Nia (nee-ah) Technique was developed in the early 80’s as a nurturing, yet powerfully effective, alternative to high impact fitness.

It is a synergistic blend of dance, martial arts and healing arts set intuitively to engaging music. Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and levels.

This fun and unique practice gently warms the body from within, bringing you to a cardio work-out, then ends with cooling stretches.

You’ll finished feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated and fully alive!

Location:

1315 South Ponce de Leon Ave NE
South Ponce and Springdale
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-201-8511

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