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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 Blue 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, and two years later, my Blue 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!
(505) 344-7090, Email Anne
Anne Gregory has been doing Insanity at home for the past 2 1/2 years. As soon as they offered an Instructor's Certification class, she jumped at the chance to teach others what she loves to do. She's been an athlete all her life, from surfing and skiing as a child to competitive sports in high school and college and even some short triathlons in her 20s. When her three kids came along, she found time to stay fit by doing home aerobics, including Jane Fonda (an old VHS tape inherited from her mother), the Firm, Cathe Frederich, Keli Roberts, and others. Her brother introduced her to Insanity, and she hasn't looked back. She still likes to hike, surf, and ski with her family, but Insanity is by far the most challenging work out she's found. She can't wait to share it with others who want to "Dig Deeper."
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.
Cathy Arlowe - Nia Blue Belt
Cathy began dancing as a child. And while she enjoyed my ballet, tap, and jazz classes, her love was coming home after school and dancing in her kitchen, her own way, when no one else was around. Cathy continued dancing, and singing, with show choirs in high school and college. After college, and a couple of knee injuries, her life became much more sedentary. With law school, kids, and a new career, there didn't seem to be much time for herself or movement. Cathy found Nia in 2004 and it felt like coming home and dancing in her kitchen. She completed her Nia Blue Belt in August 2013. Her classes are about the joyfulness that comes from moving to great music.
Chloe Goodwin - 5Rhythms
Chloe has practiced Conscious Dance for the past 15 years, and been a dedicated student of Gabrielle Roth for the past 10. Chloe was accepted into Roth’s Teacher Training Program in 2009, and became a certified 5Rhythms Teacher in 2011. Also a Masters level Social Worker and visual artist, Chloe is devoted to utilizing dance as a healing art. The 5Rhythms practice is her deep discipline, sure medicine, and true love.
Debby Andersen - Hatha Yoga, Ayuryoga, Fletcher Pilates
Debby Andersen graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Dance and Psychology. She began her yoga studies while traveling in India, where she was also introduced to Ayurveda, the ancient science and art of living. Through sharing the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda, coupled with her background in movement, she offers a unique approach for healing, alleviating stress, restoring balance, and cultivating awareness. Debby serves as a gentle and compassionate guide helping others peace and alignment with their true nature. She is certified to teach Hatha Yoga through Yoga Vidya Gurukal (Nasik, India). Debby is also a certified Ayuryoga® teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, NM), and a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® teacher.
Elizabeth Cervantes - Nia Brown Belt
I am a Brown Belt Nia teacher and an Ecstatic Dance facilitator (EcstaticDance ABQ). I took my first 5-Rhythms class in 2008 and from that moment on I knew that ecstatic dance would become my new dancing path. My spirit resonated with the freedom of choreography-free movement. I have facilitated dances for SoulDance in Albuquerque and EmbodyDance in Santa Fe. I look forward to facilitating dances in community every week - it is the one place I feel completely free to let my body do the talking. I also work in the field of Water Resources Administration and I am an avid golfer.
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.
Kate Davis - Nia Blue Belt
A dancer since childhood, Kate Davis discovered Nia in 2005, earned her White Belt certification in 2008 and her Blue Belt in 2012. Skills learned from twenty years of teaching English inform Kateʼs classes as does her love of play and her commitment to offering a rich, pleasurable experience grounded in the science and craft of the Nia technique. She looks forward to sharing her passion for Nia with the community and helping others discover a pathway to joy and health through movement.
Keri Schreckengost - Nia White Belt
As a lifelong music lover, I fell in love with Nia during my first class experience in 2011. The combination of the incorporation of the four realms (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) into movement, as well as the joy and passion shared by the community, had me hooked from the start. About one year into my Nia practice, I felt the call to dive in and take the White Belt training. During the training, I once again heard that call, the call to teach. I am grateful I listened to the call and am now a certified Nia White Belt instructor. I look forward to sharing my passion with the Nia community.
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!
Maureen Small - Nia Black Belt, White Belt Trainer
Maureen has had a passion for freedance from early childhood. Trained both as Board certified Family Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a lifelong commitment to holistic health she fell in love with Nia since her very first class in 2001. Nia brought her back to living joyously in her own body, helped her lose 45 pounds and it has since become her self-healing practice and passion. She first did her White Belt for personal growth in 2002. She went on to complete Blue, Brown and Black Belts and has been teaching Nia to all comers no matter what age, fitness level or body type since 2003. She joined the Nia Training faculty in 2010 as a White Belt Trainer. She is also currently a certified Hatha Yoga teacher. She returned to Albuquerque in October 2013 after teaching Nia in southern France for 5 years. Her classes are a fantastic integration of form and freedom, rhythm and flow, self-expression and self-healing, laughter and calm.
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