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Nia Harvest Series

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During this lively four class movement series, we will resonate with abundance by bringing awareness to and expressing gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. Let us embody and move with the music of our hearts and feel how the universe is already supporting our living dreams.

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.

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

Mondays 7p-8p
11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29
the Hearth
317 Nelms Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30307

Tuesdays 8p-9p
11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta GA 30329

$40 series
$15 drop-in
Community 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 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 or email infoatalbright-creative.com with questions or for more info.

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August Nia Series: Experience the Joy of Movement

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

$40 August Series: 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 & 8/31
$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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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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Joints to Pass the Time

Numbering over 200, joints provide our bodies with mobility. They allow us to change direction, express, grasp and release. The body’s mobility is reduced when there is excessive muscle tension in the joints. Conversely, insufficient muscle tension reduces stability. With a high percentage of jobs that demand our bodies to remain sedentary, It is key to exercise and utilize our joints in a nurturing way. In doing so we insure greater mobility and stability as we age.

The three main groupings of joints are fibrous, cartilagenous and synovial. Fibrous joints are held together by only a ligament. Examples are where the teeth are held to their bony sockets. Cartilagenous joints occur where the connection between the articulating bones is made up of cartilage – as between vertebrae in the spine. Synovial joints are by far the most common classification of joint within the human body. They are highly moveable and all have a synovial capsule (collagenous structure) surrounding the entire joint, a synovial membrane (the inner layer of the capsule) which secretes synovial fluid (a lubricating liquid) and cartilage known as hyaline cartilage which pads the ends of the articulating bones. There are 6 types of synovial joints which are classified by the shape of the joint and the movement available. They are: hinge, pivot, ball and socket, saddle, condyloid and gliding.

Types of synovial joints

(source: http://www.teachpe.com/anatomy/joints.php)

While high impact work-outs such as running and aerobics help release the tension built within static positions, they wreak unnecessary havoc on the joints. In Nia, we strive to create a balance within the body through steps and stances and a blend of nine movement forms including martial arts. The non-impact kicks, strikes, chops and blocks of tae kwon do during class release tension, while the methodical movements of t’ai chi gently explore the range of motion of the body’s joints. The non-impact approach of Nia makes is fun, adjustable and safe for all ages and abilities.

Since practicing Nia over the past three years, I’ve noticed my previous knee pain is non-existent and experienced improved agility, mobility and stability as well as reduced stiffness and body pain. This technique is a gift that can help our body’s condition improve over time rather than decline. To locate Atlanta area Nia classes, click on the following link: http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html To learn more about mobility and stability check out the video below:

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