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Context and landscape
Nia is one of the most thoughtfully conceived, and truly holistic cardio movement practices around. The music is endlessly varied and ultra-magnetic. The moves are pleasing to the body and nourishing to the spirit, while being accessible to most everyBody, young and old.
And yet, I and others in this town, struggle to find our audience within a super-saturated fitness market. Ann Arbor, Michigan has a population of only about 119,000, but a quick local search turns up over 200 pages of fitness offerings including every stripe of yoga, dance, pilates, personal and circuit training, circus arts and martial arts, as well as an assortment, of hot and likely passing, trends.
Economics and idealism
I have been teaching Nia for about 1 and 1/2 years and, so far, it has been a net financial loss for me. Fortunately my reasons for teaching are not financial, and as it turns out, these reasons are both idealistic and personal:
Here are some of the obstacles I've encountered to getting the word out about Nia
Still working at it but..
If you have any thoughts about how to get the word out about this marvelous movement form called Nia, please share them with me either here or offline. I’d love to hear them.
In the meantime, I will work at my craft, show up, and continue to savor every moment of my dancing time with you.
Yours in joyful movement,
Dominique is a certified Zumba teacher, Nia Black Belt and a 52 Moves and CRYT 200 hour Yoga teacher. The Nia Technique is a holistic fitness practice that combines the expressiveness of dance, the power and explosiveness of martial arts and the wisdom and mindfulness of the healing arts.