Health

Nia and Medicine: A Harmonious Blend

By: Skye O'Neil PA-C As a Physician Assistant with extensive training and experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, I am invited each year to join a group of Palliative Care Clinicians in ...

Dancing With Dystonia

In September of 2015 I was invited to teach a Nia class at the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association Conference, also known as NSTA. The NSTA Conference is a gathering of doctors, pat...

Building from the Base: Rehabilitating My Brain with Nia

In learning Nia choreography, we are taught to start with the base of the body, move to the core, and then add in the expressive upper extremities. No matter how intricate or beautiful the arms, if th...

Soup's On: Why Eating Seasonally Is Good for the Body

By: Sarah Love Fall is on and winter is upon us! Our bodies crave to be warm when temperatures cool. We wear more layers of clothes, burn fires and eat hot foods. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines ad...

Transforming Fear Into Hope

Today is my second birthday. Not really, but sort of.   Two years ago, I had brain surgery. I have epilepsy. Things were not looking good.   My neurologist, at the time, invited me to ...

Starting Over: Dancing Nia Through My Seizures

Sometimes life invites us, or forces us, to begin again. In these moments, Nia has become my chosen practice for starting over. I came into Nia reluctantly. It was 2008, and I was an overly busy ...

3 Mindful Tips to Improve Your Fitness Plan

Is your fitness regime conditioning your whole body? Cardio and strength training fitness is in, and many of those programs pride themselves on providing training that conditions the entire body. I...

Finding Positivity

Do you ever find yourself lost in a stream of judgement and criticism - negative thoughts that flood into the winding trail of our mind? Of course you have! But never fear! YOU can change the downward...

Barefoot Free: The Art of Health Through The Foot

Our feet get put through the grinder of life. We use them 24/7, whether exercising or simply walking. We easily forget how vital they are to us, and how crucial it is to sustain the health and happine...

(Happy) Lymph and the Brain, Scientific Breakthrough

Nia offers many health benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Most of us are familiar with the strength, flexibility, balance and cardio conditioning benefits of Nia movement.  But there’s...

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