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Nia Makes You Sexier


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Nia is much more than a workout for the body and mind, it’s food for the entire being! When we feel good in our bodies, it shows. And to boot, Heightened Sexual Function is among Nia’s many benefits including:
♥ Enhance Sensory Awareness
♥ Strengthen Immunity
♥ Calm the Mind, Relieve Stress
♥ Build Reservoirs of Chi Energy
♥ Alleviate Depression & Anxiety

Check out the Albright Creative Facebook Page for Events and Reviews! Dance your way into a sexier you!

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September Nia Series: Move with the Sun as it Begins to Dance the Celestial Equator

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Nia 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 revolutionized the face of fitness in 1983, and has since changed millions of lives and bodies across the globe. 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.

Nia is designed for any body. It is ageless and limitless, transformational and effective for every person everywhere, from athletes, dancers and fitness instructors, to children, special needs groups and the elderly. With the philosophy, Through Movement We Find Health, Nia addresses the whole person through music and movement integrated from nine traditional movement forms. Call Tamara (rhymes w/ sara) at 404.822.6952 with questions or for more info.

Tuesdays 8p-9p
Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hill Shopping Center (next to Bagel Palace)
Atlanta, GA 30329

During the month of September, we will Move with the Sun as it Begins to Dance the Celestial Equator.
$40 Series: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21 & 9/28
$15 Drop-ins
* Sisterhood of Dance Promo Pricing:
$35 Series when your friend signs up at $40
Bring a friend and your class is Free

♥ 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

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Dance of the Shadows – a Movement Playshop Embracing the Mysteries Within

Join us for this incredibly fun, dance and movement Nia playshop led by Tamara Albright and featuring live DJ – Soma Jaya! As the days become shorter, the hours of darkness slowly increase. We are now transitioning into the season of shadows, and with it, an opportunity to delve deeply within.

Many women within the community experience pressure to “put on a happy face” and behave a specific way in their daily lives. While positivity, kindness and joy have their beautiful qualities, women are complex beings and experience a plethora of emotions beyond those of love and light. During this lively playshop we will dance, kick, block, howl, hiss and growl (just to name a few) – allowing the many aspects of our shadow selves to emote, express and be embraced.

You’re invited to dress in costume or however you enjoy expressing yourself. The most important thing is that it feels good to you and that you are able to move around freely upright and on the floor. We will dance barefooted to connect to the stability of the earth and utilize the agility of our feet. Please bring water for yourself to stay hydrated. *Please note this event will be held at a women only facility. Email infoatalbright-creative.com or visit Albright-Creative.com today to reserve your space in this unique and dynamic event!

October 31, 2009
Gather 3:00 pm
Unite 3:15 pm
Depart 4:30 pm
$25 per person

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

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FREE Nia 10/3

Are you seeking to experience more aliveness and joy in your life? Do you want to connect to the pleasure of living in your unique body? Try Nia – Love Your Body, Love Your Life. Nia (nee-ah) blends dance and martial arts set intuitively to engaging music. This fun and unique practice gently warms the body from within, bringing you to a cardio work-out, then ends with cooling stretches. Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and abilities. You’ll finished feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated! FREE Class! *Please note this class is held at a women only facility. For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Toco Hill Shopping Center
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-0050

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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 Nia Class July 11th

Are you seeking to experience more aliveness and joy in your life? Do you want to connect to the pleasure of living in your unique body? Try Nia – it Feels So Good! Nia (nee-ah) blends dance and martial arts set intuitively to engaging music. This fun and unique barefoot practice gently warms the body from within, bringing you to a cardio work-out, then ends with cooling stretches. Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and abilities. You’ll finished feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated! Wear what feels beautiful and allows you to move freely and bring water to stay hydrated. Prepare to have lots of fun and experience the spice of life. Four Atlanta teachers will be Tamara Albright, Erica Saffron, Sandy Bramlett and Maja will alternate leading movement in their own unique way. This opportunity to connect within and to the women of your community will kick off the start of weekly Saturday Nia classes beginning July 18th, from 9a-10a for $9 per class. Erica and Tamara will alternate teaching these weekly classes at Ladies Workout Express. Please note this is hosted at a women only facility. For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com or erica_saffronatyahoo.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

Connect through movement and expression.

FREE Nia
Saturday, July 11th
9a – 10a

Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta GA 30329

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Seduction Through Sensation

There’s no denying it, being a human isn’t always fun. We have this incredible dichotomy in this existence, and in our very beings. We’re primal and ferocious with an amazing capacity to express and experience love and compassion. Millions of intangible thoughts happening within a wondrous vessel. A vessel capable of experiencing multiple sensations at once.

Until my Nia practice began, I was completely unaware of how much time I spent in thought – writing virtual to do lists, questioning past decisions, reliving conversations and stressing about tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still in my head quite a bit, but there is more awareness of when I am and how it feels in my body. For a long time I had this odd relationship with my body – like it was my little slave to punish as I saw fit, never really thinking about how my body was responding to the thoughts running around in my head or how much of the present I was missing.

In movement, there is a harmonization of the body and mind. A real opportunity to kick aside all thoughts, worries and stresses and really notice and feel the sensation of what it is to be in your body. To really be in wonderful and in awe of our bodies and senses.

Today’s work involved a lot of “doing” as well as worrying. Worrying about the unknown. Finally, I forced my mind to listen to my aching body that sat hunched over a computer all day and step away from this hamster wheel by practicing Nia. The dancing, moving, flowing, vocalizing, striking, kicking, all of these things helped release the build-up of pressure of the day. But, it wasn’t until I stepped outside into the dusky evening that I felt the angst completely melt. Through my amazing body and senses, I was able to to shift into pure wonder and appreciation of the moment. My evening stroll with RakSi, the wonder dog, began by an envelopment of warmth and moisture, bird music permeating the air, light reflecting upon massive puddles. On I walked, up the hill, sensing the strength in my legs, the softness of the leather leash in my hand. Ah yes, this is what it is to be present, I remember now. What a gift this life is. A “now”, bursting with green and  amazing little bugs illuminating unexpected spaces. On and on, images, sounds, textures. Then one of my favorite senses was indulged. My nose shamelessly burrowed, drinking deeply from the pure ecstasy of a gardenia. As I began to head back home, and my mind started doing it’s “thang”, when a breeze brought me back one more time to the here and now with a beautiful embrace of coolness, filled with the glorious scent of fresh lavender. Quite seduced, I stroked the compact and fuzzy buds bringing fingers to nose and inhaling to my pinky toes. Yes this is now. This is what it is to be fully alive and enjoy the moment. Thank you. Thank you for this. Thank you for the reminder that there are still opportunities for bliss even in the times of fear and suffering.

As you find yourself a slave to your thoughts, caught up in “getting somewhere”, I invite you to take just a moment to notice how this feels in your body. When you are ready for a shift in your thoughts and emotions, consider indulging your senses in a new way. There is great wisdom in the saying, take time to stop and smell the roses. This summer allow your senses to be utterly and shamelessly seduced. Consider that you always have a lover, whether there’s one lying in your bed or not. Gardenias, dragonflies, lightning bugs, peonies, birds, trees they are my lovers. They remind me that I am beautiful just by simply being.

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