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|Friday, 14 January 2011 21:49|
Ana Edwards - Nia Black Belt
505 417 7062, Email Ana
Ana Edwards has been practicing Nia on a daily basis for four years. She completed her Nia White Belt training and became a Licensed Nia Teacher in October, 2006. Her intent is to share holistic healing and body harmony via the Nia technique with all those who dream of experiencing the joy of movement through the body's innate sense of dance. Ana's Nia experience is supported by an extensive music education, a Masters Degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and many years of Modern Dance training. In February of 2008 she completed her Nia Blue Belt.
Anna Pentler - Nia White Belt
I started dancing ballet at age three and have been a dancer and dance lover ever since. I was thrilled to find Nia a number of years ago, as I was dancing less and less, but still wanting and needing to move. After several years of doing Nia, I decided to delve deeper into the practice and get my White Belt. For me, Nia brings back that joyful, expressive and uninhibited love of movement, and I enjoy sharing the delight of Nia with students. Come share the Joy of Movement!
Beth O'Neall - Nia Black Belt
Beth O'Neall, M.Ed., has been teaching Nia since 2000 and brings experience, humor, emotion, and power to her classes. She is a certified Nia black belt and a first degree black belt in Aikido. Her classes are stimulating, motivating, and transformative. Students come to dance Nia each week with Beth because they love the music, the class energy, the physical challenge, and the group experience.
Diane Agnew - Nia Blue Belt
I discovered Nia in 2007 and have been in love ever since. I hold a Masters Degree in Hydrology from New Mexico Tech and have always loved combining my passion for science with my craving for creativity and body health. I am a certified Nia Blue Belt instructor. After less than one year of doing Nia, I decided to take the White Belth training in order to enrich my Nia practice and to deepen my understanding of myself. The training was a life-altering experience and I made the choice to become at teacher with the intent of sharing Nia, and the many joys associated with practicing the Nia Technique, with others. I bring a sense of humor and a love of movement to Nia that will energize and transform in an enhanced group experience.
Elizabeth Cervantes - Nia Brown Belt
I am a practicing Brown Belt Nia teacher and I lead ecstatic dances at Studio Sway. I found Nia in 2000 and I have been in love with this practice since then. Dance has always been an essential part of my life and when I discovered Nia I was exhilarated to find that I could stay physically fit while doing what I love the most - dancing. I am also a golfer and I find practicing Nia is the perfect body, mind, and spirit conditioning for athletes. It has certainly improved my golf game more than any lessons that I have taken. I earned a BS in Biology and a MS in Water Resources Administration from the University of New Mexico and I am now a Water Resources Administrator by profession.
Elizabeth Hughes - Yoga
With an athlete’s drive and discipline, I focus on creating an inclusive community practice that is welcoming and supportive to yogis of every shape and ability level. I have been studying yoga since 2001, with pursuits in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Hot Yoga and Kundalini. I have an 200 Hr RYT from Grassroots Yoga. Off the mat, I'm a freelance travel writer for the New Mexico Compass and The Weekly Alibi. I blog about yoga, books, Ayurveda and travel at www.kaphabulous.com.
Erin Damour - Nia Black Belt, 5 Stages Teacher
In 2007, after being a dedicated student for 5 years, Erin decided it was time to expand her experience beyond being a student and became a White Belt certified Nia teacher. She has taught regularly since then and in 2010 earned both her Black Belt and Nia 5 Stages Certification. Trained in hatha yoga and bodywork (massage therapy, polarity, reflexology, shiatsu, postural alignment), Erin has a deep and playful curiosity in human anatomy and physiology, movement potential and health; and she is psyched to share the Nia Technique with anybody! Erin's experience is that movement is not only our birthright, but a venue for fun, exploration, creativity, discover and transformation. Come enjoy great music, fun community and movement exploration in one of Erin's classes.
Kristine Susco - Nia Green Belt, 5 Stages Teacher
505 400 6972, Email Kristine
I found my path back to ‘whole body health’ when I began my practice of Nia 6 years ago. Although I’ve always been ‘dancing’ in one way or another via cheerleading, studying dance technique, teaching modern dance and movement for the performing artist, choreographing musicals and producing dance shows, my pleasure in movement had become obscured by health and life issues in my forties. My practice of Nia provided the framework for my reawakening to the spine-tingling JOY of dancing in my body. As a licensed certified Nia White Belt, I’m now privileged to be able to share that joy with students of Nia. Please join me in class sometime!
May Sagbakken - Nia Blue Belt
As a lifelong dancer, I discovered Nia in 2002 when I took my first class in Albuquerque. I was immediately mesmerized by the joy and freedom I felt with each Nia move. I also felt a deep sense of community in each class which was very different from other fitness or dance classes. I started taking dance lessons when I was 7 years old in Norway and has throughout my teen and adult life explored jazz, tap, modern and African dance. In addition, I have many years of experience as a yoga student, and have earned a green belt in Taekwondo. My Nia class brings a mix of classic Nia and Latin and African rhythm with the intent to increase joy, pleasure and harmony in your body.
Sabrina Samudio - Zumba Instructor
Latin music is in my blood! My family is from Colombia, South America where cumbia, salsa and vallenato are not only the music of choice, but also the soul of the people. ZUMBA was invented by a Colombian with a dream to share the beauty of Latin and international music with people looking to “ditch the workout and join the party”. I found ZUMBA in 2011 and was instantly addicted. With a background in gymnastics and salsa dancing, I have always been ‘mobile’. At some point in my life, I became somewhat stagnant either while I was becoming a mommy or while I was completing my Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, but ZUMBA breathed life back into me and filled my soul with happiness! It also helped me to be more confident and healthy. So by day, I do ovarian cancer research in the College of Pharmacy at UNM, but by night I de-stress and feed my soul with ZUMBA! I bring the energy and that Latin flare to every one of my ZUMBA classes and I am all about spreading the ZUMBA love! Students enjoy my class because I love what I do, I am LOUD, I encourage them to be LOUDER and we have an amazing time shakin’ it together! What I love even more is that my students and I all share a mutual love for ZUMBA and we support each other as a community. So, come try it out, you may become my next ZUMBA-holic!
Siobhan O'Neall - Yoga Instructor
505 459 1335 call or text
Siobhan is a self-proclaimed genius who has been in love with yoga, as well as any form of movement, for as long as she can remember. She recently began her teacher training and has since learned an immense amount about yoga that she wishes to share with everyone. She has a past in gymnastics and dance, combining her experience from each area to create a fun Vinyasa flow class done to music. She loves teaching others how to gain a healthy lifestyle with yoga and loves watching how yoga changes her students for the better. Her class is fun, it's relaxing, and it's highly enjoyable.
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