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Dawn Brunn

Dawn Brunn

  • dawn.brunn@gmail.com
  • 612.275.5772

My Credentials

  • Certified Wellness Coach, Masters of Education

Dawn Brunn

Nia White Belt Teacher
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

I found Nia during one of the biggest turning points of my life.

I was working as an HR Executive and I had my whole life planned out. I was going to retire as a Sr. Level Leader, marry my current partner and live happily ever after.  Then the life that I had planned fell apart: I was laid off from my job, lost my job title, lost my relationship and lost what I thought was my identity.

Then, my friend told me to try Nia.

The first time I tried Nia, I didn't love it.  I was used to body beating work-outs with a drill sargeant yelling at me. I thought that was the only way workouts were effective - to beat your body into shape. I had never been giving permission to, "move my body's way" or to tune into my body's wisdom. Yet, after each Nia class, I was feeling exhilarated and renewed, and I kept coming back for more. The inspiring music, the encouraging teacher, and the students felt like a "welcome home" to me. Nia became the community I was so desperately craving.

Then something really exciting happened. I earned a scholarship to attend a Nia retreat in glorious Mexico! People from all over the world attended and I met a woman who was there because in of chronic pain, depression and fatigue.  As she danced Nia, I observed her changing in boday and spirit. In the middle of the retreat she told me, "dancing Nia is healing me and I am returning home." With her words, "dancing Nia is healing me," I knew instantly I needed to bring Nia to more people.  I had already earned a Master’s Degree, and a Coaching Certification. I spent a lot of time in my head trying to heal myself - I tried to intelectualize my way to healing.  Yet, with Nia I realized the importance of getting out of my head and into my body. Nia taught me to tune into the wisdom of my own body.

Shortly after that retreat, I earned my Nia White Belt Certification and WOWZA my life changed completely. If you've ever heard the quote “good things fall apart, so that better things can fall together,” that happened to me.  I was so grateful that the life I planned fell apart, so that I could find the life that was waiting for me. The White Belt training also inspired me to found AbunDANCE Wellness Coaching, "healing through movement," where I help women no time and CRAZY schedules, find time to move, eat and sleep well, and get more joy out of life.

Thank you for reading about my journey. I am so excited to dance with you and learn more about you and your journey!

Nia - Frequently Asked Questions:

How is Nia Practiced?                                       

Nia is a barefoot movement class using easy-to-learn moves from the Dance Arts, Martial Arts and Healing Arts (like Tai Chi and Yoga). Nia is set to upbeat, inspirational music.

What are classes like?

I intentionally create and hold space for you to feel free to move. This is one fitness class where there is no judgement. I invite you to work at your own level and move your own body's way.  After class people often say they feel refreshed, energized and blissful, experiencing a total body workout.

What are my qualifications?

I am a Certified Health and Well-being Coach with certifications in the following movement formats:

  • Barre, Tabata and Yoga
  • Nia White Belt (Dance, Martial & Healing Arts Fusion class)
  • Nia 52 Moves for Cardio Conditioning
  • Piloxing (Boxing, Dance and Pilates Fusion class )

Please contact me with questions or if you need help registering for classes. 

I look forward to moving and grooving with you!

Dawn Brunn | 612-275-5772 

dawn.brunn@gmail.com

 

 

 

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My Locations

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Six Degrees Uptown
3021 Holmes Avenue, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Thursday 7:15pm - 8:15pm Six Degrees Uptown
3021 Holmes Avenue, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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