Sophia Smith, Holistic Reflexologist, Doula and Spiritual Healer said: “I would like to thank you most warmly and sincerely. I can’t find adequate words to express how precious Nia has become for me over the past 6 or 7 years since I joined your class.
Every Monday is an unmissable date in my otherwise very full diary, a real treat and so much more! I still yearn to be able to fit in two classes a week…
Personally it brings me joy and wellbeing, through the variety of aerobic and other choreographies you lead us through with such gusto and skill. Your kindness and humour dispelled any self consciousness at the very beginning, and your occasional feedback is empowering.
I find myself letting go of self judgement and just letting myself be who I am, occasionally fooling around or mimicking folk.
The best bit is liking myself more for it!
As a therapist and healer, well, I rate the class as a stand alone form of holistic therapy, no less, and as such I often recommend it to my clients. I notice that my clients who do Nia are helped in keeping their weight under control, their immune systems strong, and their detox mechanisms alive and well.
It complements my therapy work really well, and I know it’s the case for other therapists who recommend Nia too. It’s particularly good for the morale, when women have been through undermining and dispiriting times, as it allows for a quintessentially feminine expression in a supportive environment. One can then think more clearly ahead, as sticky emotions are encouraged to shift with the music and the dancing.
For me, I have found that my energy levels, stamina and suppleness have increased, and it’s not only because of “lots of sweaty movement” per se: it’s the joy that infuses most of the movements you take us through, with a lot of variety, and space for personal improvisation too, many different musical moods and dancing styles. Nia makes me feel young-or is it ageless?! Nia makes me feel more beautiful!
So all in all, I am and will continue to be a fan of Nia in the lovely skilled way you teach it and embody it, leaving us inspired.”