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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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Healing


Stilts!
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“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

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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 January 9th

Free your mind, free your body and free your spirit through Nia. Nia (nee-ah) blends dance arts, martial arts and healing arts set to exceptional music creating a feast for the senses. It is absolutely the most FUN way to connect all aspects of the self while delivering a non-impact cardio workout. We  leave distractions behind by stepping into the present moment, connect to the stability of the earth with our bare feet, engage the breath through vocalization, build neuropathways in our brain by guiding our bodies in unusual ways and ignite our creativity in personalizing each movement. Nia facilitates the opening of a space to love and appreciate our bodies exactly as they are in the here and now. Thus empowering us from within to transform and shape our lives. Join us! By continuing to say yes to a life that feeds our spirit’s vibrancy and fills our bodies with aliveness, we create a deep inner friendship and the freedom to allow inspiration to flow.

Tamara Albright, Instructor is pleased to offer you a free Nia class to create awareness of her upcoming Saturday Nia Series and to this poetry in motion called Nia.

Saturday
January 9th
9:00a – 9:55a


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

Benefits include:

  • Increase the pleasure of living in your body
  • Facilitate weight loss and proper weight maintenance
  • Calm the mind, and alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Strengthen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase muscle definition
  • Improve circulation, concentration and cognitive function
  • Improve heart & lung function
  • Build reservoirs of chi energy
  • Enhance sensory awareness
  • Heighten sexual function
  • Strengthen immunity

Wear what feels good on your body and allows you to move freely. Bring water to maintain proper hydration.  Nia with Tamara – Move Your Body and Lift Your Spirits! For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

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Free Nia & Reflexology 1/7

As travel, celebration, excitement and extra time with family and friends wind down, it’s important to make the landing back into your daily life a soft one. By continuing to create a life that feeds our spirit’s vibrancy and fills our bodies with aliveness, we create a deep inner friendship and the freedom to allow inspiration to flow. Tamara Albright, Nia Instructor and Kibwe Parker, Reflexologist are pleased to offer you two beautiful tools for a healthy life and body for free on January 7th at the The Self Discovery Center, 1315 South Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30306.

Nia with Tamara – Move Your Body and Lift Your Spirits
7:30p- 8:30p
Nia (nee-ah) is a unique blend of dance and martial arts set intuitively to exceptional music. This joyful, class is a creative arch flow –  warming the body from within, engaging your mind, body and spirit to a peak, then solidifying the experience with healing movements and symbolic gestures. The loose structure engages the mind while leaving lots of room for personal expression through personal style, levels of intensity and vocalizations. Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and abilities. You’ll finish feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated! Best of all, it’s FUN!

Benefits include:

  • Increase the pleasure of living in your body
  • Facilitate weight loss and proper weight maintenance
  • Calm the mind, and alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Strengthen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase muscle definition
  • Improve circulation, concentration and cognitive function
  • Improve heart & lung function
  • Build reservoirs of chi energy
  • Enhance sensory awareness
  • Heighten sexual function
  • Strengthen immunity

Wear what feels good on your body and allows you to move freely. Bring water to maintain proper hydration.  Nia with Tamara – Move Your Body and Lift Your Spirits! For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

Reflexology by Kibwe – Within your feet are a map to your body
5:00p- 9:00p
Reflexology is a holistic healing science that helps to heal the body mind spirit by utilizing acupressure to stimulate nerve endings within the feet. Reflexology’s benefits include relief with headaches, back pain, cramps, digestive problems arthritis and other inflammatory symptoms as well as stress reduction. It helps to increase vitality, energy, and the natural healing properties that our bodies already possess.  Kibwe Parker has been studying reflexology for eight years. His additional interests include aromatherapy, music and art. To schedule a full appointment, or for more info, email: quinnlanvos1@live.com .


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Free Nia & Reflexology 12/3

The last months of the year provide us with many opportunities to connect with community, family and friends in the spirit of love and gratitude. With this comes an added level of stress and pressure to our demanding schedules. It is vital to stay balanced and to care for the self during these times. The extended evenings equip us with favorable circumstances to direct our attention inward and to nurture ourselves. Tamara Albright, Nia Instructor and Kibwe Parker, Reflexologist are pleased to offer you two beautiful tools for wellness for free on December 3rd at the The Self Discovery Center, 1315 South Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30306.

Nia with Tamara – Move Your Body and Lift Your Spirits
7:30p- 8:30p
Nia (nee-ah) is a unique blend of dance and martial arts set intuitively to exceptional music. This joyful, class is a creative arch flow –  warming the body from within, engaging your mind, body and spirit to a peak, then solidifying the experience with healing movements and symbolic gestures. The loose structure engages the mind while leaving lots of room for personal expression through personal style, levels of intensity and vocalizations. Nia is safe and adaptable for all ages and abilities. You’ll finish feeling, relaxed yet rejuvenated! Best of all, it’s FUN!

Benefits include:

  • Increase the pleasure of living in your body
  • Facilitate weight loss and proper weight maintenance
  • Calm the mind, and alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Strengthen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase muscle definition
  • Improve circulation, concentration and cognitive function
  • Improve heart & lung function
  • Build reservoirs of chi energy
  • Enhance sensory awareness
  • Heighten sexual function
  • Strengthen immunity

Wear what feels good on your body and allows you to move freely. Bring water to maintain proper hydration.  Nia with Tamara – Move Your Body and Lift Your Spirits! For more information, email: infoatalbright-creative.com . To find local Nia classes, visit http://www.albright-creative.com/movement-nia.html

Reflexology by Kibwe – Within your feet are a map to your body
5:00p- 9:00p
Reflexology is a holistic healing science that helps to heal the body mind spirit by utilizing acupressure to stimulate nerve endings within the feet. Reflexology’s benefits include relief with headaches, back pain, cramps, digestive problems arthritis and other inflammatory symptoms as well as stress reduction. It helps to increase vitality, energy, and the natural healing properties that our bodies already possess.  Kibwe Parker has been studying reflexology for eight years. His additional interests include aromatherapy, music and art. To schedule a full appointment, or for more info, email: quinnlanvos1@live.com .


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