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  "Follow Your Path in 2016"

~Dancing Through Life Along the Way, Know Matter What Comes Your Way~


added March 11 2016

Nia News Uptown Charlotte
by Sherrie Flack and Kristi Moore Licensed Nia Teachers

Did you know???

Did you know our very own Kristi Moore took the Nia White Belt Training November 7th-11th of 2015 and she will be heading to take the next level of training which is Blue in May.

"Kristi Moore Nia White Belt Graduation Picture Nov 2015" 3rd one in from the right

My Heart Was Guided and I Just Knew...
by Sherrie Flack

On November 20th & 21st 2015, I danced and met Kristi for the very first time and I saw something truly special in her when I witnessed her dance and I knew in my heart I wanted to partner with her at Move Studio Charlotte. With receiving emails from potential Nia students looking for Nia classes and Nia classes just beginning in January on Thursday's at 10am at Move Studio... the opportunity arose to add another Nia class on Monday mornings at 9:30am starting in Feb so I reached out to Kristi and asked her if she felt like she was ready to begin teaching on Monday's at 9:30am starting in Feb. I currently sub at another location for another Nia teacher when needed so I felt it was best to add an additional person in to join me in this incredible Nia adventure and I assured Kristi I would be there to support her and sub for her when she needed. I shared that I would step in and teach with her as she continues to build her routine repertoire and as she continues to embody new songs and moves from routines.

As a Nia teacher and a student we are constantly learning new routines to share with our students and learning and embodying a routine takes Nia instructors time to learn the moves in the same way it takes students time to learn the moves. Kristi has been learning songs from routines really quickly some of the Nia moves can be challenging or a little tricky even for us as teachers. I know some of the moves have taken me time to create a new neural pathway in my brain and then over time I have the move down. Give yourself time to learn and embody the moves too. It takes time to create those new pathways in our brains. ;-)

Some of you may be aware that Kristi's first Nia routine she embodied and shared with us was R1. R1 is one of the Nia routines I have and I haven't learned yet. Those of you who have been to class have seen my brain learning some of the new movement patterns too as I learn a new-to-me-skill just like you. I'm no different than you or Kristi learning a new song or routine from me. We're all learning.

Kristi is working on a learning Beautiful routine and has slowly been adding a new song/s in each week. As R1 fades out for a short time and then in natural time will be revisited again in the future whenever Kristi chooses to share it with us again.

 It is my hope that you will always choose joy and pleasure each time you step into a Nia class. Imagine that each time you step into class it is your first time. It truly is a new experience each time you step in and connect to the Focus and Intent also changes the feel of the routine.

We are constantly changing like the seasons change.You may even witness that your dance has changed over time. Maybe you're more relaxed the second time you dance to that song or routine. I personally find even more joy the more I know a Nia routine. The more I know the moves to a song...the more I can let go, dance and have fun. There's truly comfort and relaxation in knowing the moves of a song...You can let go and get out of your head. I feel the dance when I know the moves and I want you to feel the dance as you move too.

Kristi, Your Move Studio Nia tribe is here to support as you continue your Nia journey and as a Nia tribe we are here to support one another as we each learn, heal and grow together at Move Studio Charlotte. Kristi, We're so proud of you and you're doing a fabulous job sharing Nia with your tribe. You're a natural!

Love, Sherrie and Your Move Studio Nia Students


Thank you for sharing Nia with your friends and family!

Many of you have shared your joy of Nia with your friends and family. Continue to spread the word so Nia can continue to grow!
It truly takes a village to raise Nia!


Weekly Nia Classes @ Move Studio Charlotte

is being offered twice a week at Move Studio Charlotte 1111 Hawthorne Ln Charlotte, NC!
Join Kristi Moore every Monday at 9:30am & Sherrie Flack every Thursday at 10am.

Cost is $10
Wear comfortable clothing to move in, bring water to hydrate and bring a yoga mat to use at the end of class.

This Monday Kristi and Sherrie will be doing another Mini Nia Jam Mix together and it promises to be a whole lot of wonderful!  You don’t want to miss it!!

** We will focus on learning the choreography for our Nia Flash Mob dance during class. The Flash Mob will take place on Saturday, April 9th 1:40pm (prior to the Nia Jam) 
Location for the Nia Flash Mob? BlackLion 10635 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210

Do you have time to grab coffee or tea after Nia class on Monday, March 21st?

We will head to Amelie's for coffee or tea as we gather in community with one another.

Dancing together is one thing...learning about your interests and what you enjoy doing outside of class is such a treat.,+Charlotte,+NC/2424+N+Davidson+St+%23102,+Charlotte,+NC+28205/@35.2331792,-80.8188707,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x8856a00455f03053:0x5af332401d2afeeb!2m2!1d-80.8176067!2d35.2247839!1m5!1m1!1s0x8856a075ae53fe63:0x6fc6afa1b6d5b91d!2m2!1d-80.812364!2d35.24128


SAVE THE DATE!! see attached flyer
Saturday, April 9th, from 2-4pm at Black Lion (10635 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC)
This is an opportunity for you to dance with Nia movement teachers from the Charlotte & surrounding area who will be co-creating a class just for you! This fundraiser benefits the local non-profit in its efforts to educate the public about sex trafficking in our city and to help rescue women and young girls who are victims in our midst. These women are sisters, wives and daughters…

Nia Flash Mob
Sat, April 9th 1:40pm (prior to the Nia jam)
BlackLion 10635 Park Road, Charlotte, Nc 28210
**We will dance Safety Dance which we will be practicing during Nia class on Monday and Thursday's.

March Nia Tidbit
by Nia White Belt Instructor Grace Kolbo

"When we are children, we don't need a reason to move and be active because moving is fun. But as we grow into adulthood movement often becomes a painful chore. Through the mind-body technique of Nia, find out how moving for yourself can make all the difference in the world."

Nia White Belt Instructor Grace Kolbo of Nia at UNO, gave an amazing TEDx talk recently about rediscovering the Joy of Movement through Nia.

Click on the link included and enjoy listening to this wonderful video talk to learn more.

Have a fabulous weekend and Kristi and I look forward to dancing with you next week!

Sherrie Flack and Kristi Moore





12 Tips to Make Every Nia Class Magnificent for the Body and Mind

By: Nia  |  October 25, 2011

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From the music that makes us groove (downtempo, world, reggae, electro-acoustic, jazz, rock) to the clothes that make us feel free to the workouts that let us dance from our hearts, Nia is so much more
than an opportunity to sweat and get our heart rates up. It's a chance to remind ourselves just how
much we love our bodies and lives. And here are 12 tips to make every experience that much better:

1. Arrive with purpose
Set a personal intent for yourself before you walk in the room. What do you hope to accomplish?

2. Dress for passion
Wear cool, loose fitting clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful. Visit our online store to check out our full line of NiaWear clothing.

3. Take off your shoes
Use the 7,000 nerve endings in each bare foot to move in safe and efficient ways. Feel free to opt for soft, flexible-soled shoes as an alternative.

4. Follow The Body’s Way
Use your body according to its inherent design and function. Never force a move.

5. Seek dynamic ease
Perform movements with maximum efficiency and minimal effort.

6. Express yourself
Be yourself and have fun.

7. Breathe and make sound
Use your voice to blend motion and breath. Exhale with sound to condition and engage your core.

8. Protect your knees
Sink gently. Whenever you lower your body weight, feel your buttocks move back to avoid pushing your knees forward over your toes.

9. Use your hands
Engage your hands to generate powerful and graceful arm movements. Keep your wrists, elbows and shoulder joints mobile and relaxed.

10. Engage your spine
Keep your spine strong, mobile and flexible by moving an imaginary ring of air around your waist and neck.

11. Love your body
The best way to heal and transform your body and life is to love your body unconditionally, the way it is now.

12. Dance through life
For the best results, dance Nia at least three times per week. Remember all Nia concepts can be applied to everyday life, outside of the studio.

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Nia has been and still is a beautiful gift and a blessing to my life, which I continually receive knowledge and information from. I can't imagine my life without Nia! Thank you, Debbie Rosas Stewart and Carlos Aya Rosas for bringing this beautiful blend of music and fusion fitness to the world and to MY life!

The unique and blended methods of the Nia Technique offers a wonderful fitness experience in self-discovery and self-expression! Nia is not like any other workout I've ever experienced before...Nia is a life practice of ongoing learning and discovering!

Nia is FUN and truly excites my entire body each time I attend another instructors class or guide my own class!

Nia is the first workout I have discovered that leaves my body desiring more!

Nia has made me realize how important it is to listen to my body and become mindful and aware while exercising, sitting in a chair and even as I wake up and start my day each morning!

Thank you Nia!

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