Nia is Movement-Medicine for the Body and Soul

Fall session; next week in Claresholm, the week of the 22nd for Pincher and Lethbridge, wahooey!

Greetings beautiful you,

I am tickled, elated, delighted and thrilled to be diving back in.  Why so tickled?  Well, I have had the great pleasure of re-auditing White Belt in July, with the fabulous Roberta, AND I took my 1stdegree Black Belt in February.  Within both of those trainings, I have found another layer, a richness that I have recently discovered.  Oh the beauty of Nia; it’s depth and breath are forever expanding…….just like you and me.

I am also very tickled to let you know that I am planning a White Belt, with Martha Randall (OMG – I LOVE her) for the first week of July AND I will be bringing the stupendous and most masterful teacher of the Blue Belt, Helen Terry, for the first week of August.  Lots of action for Summer of 2015.  Start saving your dollars if you are interested.  Best, best, best gift I ever gave myself was the Nia White Belt.   I will be heading to Portland in November to deepen my practice of the 52moves.   I am always tickled and delighted to go to the Mothership and share my learnings.

My location for Lethbridge has altered.  I am now teaching out of Lethbridge Seniors Centre.  Gentle Nia from 3:30-4:30 and Classic Nia from 5:15-615pm – Still on Thursdays.  Please register at  One more thing, I am offering Gentle Nia and Classic Nia in Pincher Creek on Tuesdays .  Feel free to share with anyone who may be interested.

Truly, I have the best career ever!  Thank you for sharing your light, your love, your dancing feet, so very generously.

Nia White Belt 2014

Woohoo, I have confirmed with our fabulous trainer, Roberta Mohler, and have set the dates for Sunday July 6th – Sunday July 13th (inclusive) for this life altering training.  Please note that Thursday July 10th will be a “day off”  – a day to rest and rejuvenate before completing your White Belt Journey.  Please contact Roberta Mohler if you have Nia Training Queries OR myself regarding billeting and Claresholm.

Hehe, meet you on the dance floor.

What a wild ride it has been…….

I am amazed at the rapid pace of time.  Here we are in the last week of “summer” and returning to routine is just around the corner.  I wrestle with routine.  I appreciate it creates definition and boundaries. At times it feels limiting and restrictive.  There is something magical that happens in July and August, a sense of freedom, of throwing off the confines that leaves me liberated and free.   As I head into this last week of summer, with my 2 chitlens at home, I am reminded of how very precious my time with them is, and how fleeting.  Having 2 sons graduated, and my daughter heading into her final year of mind control, I am going to make this my best year yet.  How do I do that ?  The only way I know how.  Dancing through life.

If you are feeling a desire to love your body, awaken to it’s immense wisdom and possibilities, I invite you to come and dance Nia or practice Yoga with me.  I am excited to share my expanded awareness of Nia and somatic learning with you.  I had a very rich summer with a Whitebelt and Bluebelt in my studio.  I was blessed to participate in both~ and wowzers ~ 4th time taking my whitebelt and 2nd time in Blue – I am brimming with pearls and insights and eager to share with you.

Please check under the header “about” and scroll over to my schedule – all classes are listed – even those OUT OF TOWN

“we bless life by dancing” Sufi

I could not agree more xo

The Wisdom of Aging

After turning 30 I paid less and less attention to my day of birth.  As I mature my body reminds me of the amazing things that are happening within this vessel.  Hot flashes keep me in the moment, encourage me to savor sleep, to find pleasure in the heat emanating from my heart……and I do.  And with that I am feeling a very strong desire to celebrate moving into my wisdom years.  Next month I will be 48 and I am hosting a Nia Jam. I would love it if  you would come shake your groove thing with me.  I have invited some special guests, we will dance, laugh, and celebrate being alive with much pleasure and joy. 

Wear your favorite outrageous outfit, that provides freedom and ease, bring a dish for potluck and a beverage of your choice, along with $15 to get in, is all it takes.   We will play within the confines of structure from 7-9:30 after said time it is up to you how you play.  I desire no gifts other than the pleasure of your company.  All proceeds will go to the Claresholm Animal Rescue Shelter. C.A.R.e.S

Date: Saturday April 13th, 2013

Place: Claresholm Community Hall

Time: Doors open at 6:30.  We begin at 7-9:30ish

Cost: $15p/p or 2/$20

We bless life by Dancing”  Sufi

2013, exploration and vibrancy through the celebration of your beautiful body.

Each year I find myself more excited about the potential that awaits me.  Had it not been for Nia I am not so sure that at 47 I would be feeling this way, but I do!  Gratefully, joyfully, I celebrate life through dance.  Immensely blessed is how I feel. When I ponder life I believe it is about celebrating being alive. Honoring my body as it is my vehicle.  How I treat it defines my well being; emotionally, mentally, spiritually.  I would love to have you join me in said celebration. Allowing yourself to awaken into the awesomeness of being human, sensing your body, getting fit, healthy and vibrant all through the medium of pleasure, via Nia, or Yoga. 

I am very excited to dance and play with you.  You may notice that I am feeling nomadic and I am sharing Nia in Okotoks, Claresholm, Lethbridge and Pincher Creek.  Feel free to share with anyone who resides in said communities and may want to play.

You will find class schedules under “about Nia” hold the cursor over it and “classes” will show up.  I look forward to sharing the joy of movement with you.

“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.”– Martha Graham

And what a gift it is……

Have you ever thought of immersing yourself in Music, Movement, and Magic for a whole week?  This is what we do in Nia White Belt Intensive Training.  The White Belt is based on 13 Principles that create the elegant and intelligent foundation of the Nia Technique.  Each training is 7 days in duration, about 55 hours.  The learning design includes classes, lectures, discussion and exploration.

We learn both through experiential exercises and cognitively about:  The Joy of Movement, The 52 Moves of Nia, Anatomy, Music Theory and Appreciation, Creativity and Free Dance, Awareness and Self Healing, The 9 Movement Forms, and Somatic/Sensation based Movement. 

All of this culminates in a better understanding of who you are, movement with more ease & pleasure, expressing yourself creatively, increased awareness in your body, mind & spirit, and a wonderful bond with movement lovers just like you!

Most people attend the training for personal growth, improved fitness, fun and curiosity.  It is also the first level of training for anyone considering a new career teaching Nia.  In order to teach anything, one needs a strong personal practice and intimate knowledge.  There are no tests, no teaching required. Teachers are required to become Livelihood Members and will learn their Nia routines post WB training

Right now – until the end of 2012 – Nia is offering a $100 discount on registration.  Please check it out at  Only 2 weeks left!

This training will take place July 2-8th, 2013.  Edison School, Okotoks, AB  With the Amazing Roberta Mohler.

Nia White Belt Training ~ Roberta is returning for July 2013

I am truly honored and excited to be hosting a White Belt Training with the most wonderful Roberta Mohler.  Roberta will be sharing her Nia knowledge, wisdom and insights from Tuesday, July 2nd to Monday July 8th 2013.  This one week intensive is a truly life altering experience.  Whether you are interested in teaching or not the White Belt will expand and connect you to your body, mind, emotions and spirit with pleasure, joy and immense fun ~ oh, and heaps of dancing too.  Take a leap and dive into the most nourishing and soul satisfying week of awakening.


HQ Nia is offering a special on Nia intensives.  $100 off the training if you register and pay by October 31st. Check out to register.  You are most welcome to contact Roberta  or me if you have questions.  C’mon you know you are worth it. Dive in, the waters are very warm.

Nia Jam in Lethbridge ~ Saturday Sept 29th 7-8:30pm

Woohoo, first Jam of Fall 2012 and I am so excited.  You are invited to come and share in the delicious energies of Nia at above said date. We shall dance and create much magic as you have the pleasure to dance with lots of lovely people AND all of your financial contributions go to a great organization ~ the Lethbridge YWCA.  Doors will open at 6:30pm and dancing will begin at 7.  We will partake in these awesome festivities at Eagle Hall 631 13st N, Lethbridge.  Cost is $15per person or 2 for $25.  There is an excellent line up of Nia instructors and as always, immense JOY will transpire.  Your water bottle, comfy clothing and bare feet are all that is required.


 Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing ~ James Brown

Integration of 2 classes and letting go…….

 I hope this day is finding you filled with wonder and joy as you live your life expressing who you are, a spark of the divine having your very own unique experience.

As I share with you the letting go of early morning Yoga, and the integration of “Senior Nia and Mommy and Me Nia” I feel sense of “ahhhhhh” flood over me.  My “should do” reaction is gently placed to the side as I honor my inner guidance.  The place of intuition that resides within me is being acknowledged and validated for trusting and listening to her gentle nudges. 

Here’s to loving yourself, all that you are and all that you wish to be.

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”  Paulo Coelho

Fall classes of 2012. Let us be awakened,inspired and feel good in our bodies.

Joy is a conduit for living life more fully, expansively and playfully.  I am honored to share Nia an incredible conductor of JOY.  Learning to love your body, which in turn inspires one to love their life, is greatly enhanced through the practice of Nia, movement medicine for the body and soul. 

I am eager to return to my Nia practice and share it with those that feel inclined to fall in love with the sensations of being alive.  The schedule is on “class” page beside “about Nia”.  I hope you will join me for this amazing practice that has taught me to blossom and fall in love with the awesomeness of being alive. Nia is truly for everyBODY regardless of age, gender or fitness level.  To register please email me at