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With Lynette Malitskie “When I began Nia I had not yet been diagnosed with a heart ailment. It was late 2013 on walking past the Kings Langley Village Hall one Tuesday morning, I heard the haunting music, and was drawn-in, to see where it was coming from. Needless to say I was transfixed as I […]

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3 ways to shine

Today is the Winter Solstice and as we approach the busy family celebrations of Christmas I am reminded that it is important to destress, stay calm and connect to joy and peace. 3 ways to do this: 1. Walk in nature The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and […]

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Turning Super Sixty – Lifelong Vitality

Today, on the eve of turning Super Sixty, our focus in the Nia class was the 13 joints, moving our main joints ( ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders and spine) in comfortable ways with the intent to feel good as we age, to have ‘age-ility’. This led to an interesting discussion at coffee afterwards, […]

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Eating may not kill you, but sofas do!

This time of year there are so many opportunities to eat, ahem, overeat! Of course I love food as much as the next person, but health has become more important to me as I age. And one way to enjoy food (and I mean wholesome Real food) even more, is to deserve it, by exercising. […]

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Dance – a powerful healing tool

I don’t need scientific evidence, to prove to me that dancing is good for my health, on every level. But the science on dance is a powerful validation of what ‘us dancers’ know: dancing is deeply connected with happiness, lifts our moods and makes us feel positive. Research shows that dance demands a heightened level […]

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My 3 mantras

I just decided to share with you my 3 mantras that I write about in my book Eat Dance Shine: It’s never too late to take charge of your health. Even small changes can make a difference. It’s what you do every day that matters. They give me hope; they make the mission of great […]

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hosting a Nia masterclass

Wow, phew, yey and woohoo! It started this morning with a quick drive down to Terminal 2 at LHR. The traffic was wonderfully light on the M25 at 7.30am and to my surprise Helen Terry was immediately there by my car at the ‘drop off’ bay, with 2 suitcases, ready to jump in. Enough time […]

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The benefits of Nia that will amaze you

An occupational therapist took her first Nia class recently in USA and then wrote this thank you letter. Check out all the benefits of Nia she noticed in just one hour and how clearly she articulates them!  “Thank you for my first complimentary Nia session! As an Occupational Therapist, I couldn’t help making a few […]

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Love to dance

I love to dance. I have been dancing since the age of 5 when I gave a spontaneous free flowing dance performance to Mozart in front of elderly relatives in New York. Dancing is one of my passions. Like many young girls I took ballet, tap and modern dance classes, but never felt particularly gifted […]

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Nia is for you if….

“If you lack flexibility, strength, stability, mobility, agility, Nia is for You! If you take life too serious and need more Fun, Nia is for you! If you want to feel alive and more energised, rather than feeling energy depleted, Nia is for you! If you are uncoordinated, Nia is for you! (using both right […]

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