The Art of Life Community Centre, March 4, 2015
The School of Healthy Living Presents
Nia: Move Your Body
A Class to Celebrate the Dance of Nia with Canadian Nia Trainer Martha Randall
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Venue: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
Address: 885 Don Mills Rd #121, Toronto, ON M3C 1V9 (map)
PLEASE NOTE THAT DRIVE THROUGH TO THE BUILDING IS VIA GERVAIS DRIVE.
THERE IS NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT VIA DON MILLS RD.
OUR CENTRE IS LOCATED BESIDE THE CANADIAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE.
PLEASE CALL (416)[masked] IF YOU GOT LOST.
PARKING IS FREE.
Price: CAD15.00/per person
Join us for Nia Class!
Nia is a sensory-based movement activity, celebrating the harmony of body, mind and spirit expressed through the joy of movement. Nia incorporates philosophy and body movements of the most advanced Eastern and Western arts, including dance, martial and healing arts. It is based on joy, empowerment, self-awareness, mental clarity, emotion balancing, self-harmonization and self-healing!
Nia is designed for everyone! You do not need any experience in dance, fitness or martial arts to enjoy Nia and benefit from it. There are three levels of intensity in Nia dances, so that you can jump and dance in whatever way your body chooses. It is ageless and limitless, transformational and effective for all people everywhere, from athletes, dancers and fitness instructors, to children, special needs groups and the elderly.
During this session, we will dance together, laugh together and build a connection with each other, our inner self and the world around.
The class will be facilitated by Martha Randall, Nia Black Belt holder.
Some info about Martha:
Martha is one of the leading Nia teachers in Canada. Martha’s 35 years of experience as a movement artist and teacher ensures that the classes and training sessions she leads are thoughtful, energetic and playful.
Throughout her movement career, starting with her formal dance training at York University, Martha has studied and performed an eclectic range of dance forms, including modern, ballet, contact improvisation and Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Sacred Rhythms. She has also studied Tai Chi, Karate, yoga, and clowning (with Mump & Smoot’s John Turner).
Martha’s teaching venues have included: SoulPepper Theatre’s Youth Outreach program, Second City’s educational division, the Toronto Board of Education’s Conference for Music and Drama teachers and the Haliburton School of the Arts Expressive Arts Programme. She has also volunteered Nia classes at Gilda’s Club – a support service for women with cancer. In 2013 she led the One Billion Rising flashmob at the Gardiner Museum on February 14 to support Eve Ensler’s initiative to stop violence against women and girls.
We are VERY happy to have Martha here with us for this class and hope you all can make it!
meetup.com: The School of Healthy Living: Nia Class: Experience Healing, Freedom, Connection and Joy in Movement.
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