Nia - Nurturing More Than Your Body

Walking this new path as a Nia Instructor (oh- and blog writer) - I realize that this journey is so much more than I could have ever imagined.  The beautiful and powerful connections I make with others daily inspire me.  So many people ARE my story - the story I was before I found Nia and experienced its healing power.  Nia is a perfect compliment to the soul's growth.  So much more than a workout - it is a holistic approach to mind/body/emotional and spiritual healing.  This fusion fitness encourages my body to move to the rhythm of my soul's calling opening the portals of my mind and allowing the healing energy to nurture me!!  It is a total balance of the chakras or energy systems of the body.  The heart is the largest energy center and is one of the most powerful and beautiful energy centers that affect our daily life.  Whether you call it Shakti, Chi or Spirit, it plays an intricate part in your life.  To keep the heart chakra open is very important.  Blockages cause this energy center to close which, in turn, will stop the energy flow from circulating and healing to be interrupted. Michael Singer talks extensively about this in his book "The Untethered Soul."  Keeping the heart chakra open allows me to work with others to help them open, heal and experience the joy of movement.  If you have never tried it out, please find a teacher on or, if in or around Virginia Beach, check out our Facebook page - Nia Hampton Roads and come dance and heal with my partner, Kacey and I.  When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way.  Wayne Dyer