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Janice Steinberg

Janice Steinberg

Janice Steinberg

Nia Brown Belt Teacher
San Diego, California, United States

My Nia journey began with modern dance—doing it and writing about it as a dance journalist. I've also been an ardent practitioner of yoga. In Nia, I've found both the fluidity and expressiveness of dance and the deep somatic awareness and alignment of yoga ... plus the warrior energy of martial arts!

I have also found healing. I got into Nia in my late 50s because of two health issues: Arthritis in my shoulders made it uncomfortable to do my previous fitness activities, swimming and yoga; and a diagnosis of osteopenia in my hips (along with a family history of osteoporosis) made me want to do more weight-bearing exercise. I did a White Belt at 58, thinking I might be in good enough shape to teach for a year or two. Nine years down the road, I'm teaching 3 classes/week. Although Nia can involve big shoulder movements, the choreography is so smartly designed that I have no shoulder pain. And, without needing to take medication, my bone density has remained stable in the 15+ years since my first DEXA-scan. I did a Blue Belt at 60 and a Brown Belt at 64. I'm still going at 68!

What I hope to share with my students is my passion for Nia as a body-mind-spirit practice. I love to sweat so hard that my hair is drenched. Nia also feeds my soul. I resonate deeply with music, and I'm always looking for songs that inspire me. Some of my favorite Nia experiences have been creating routines for Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day.

I'm very fortunate that my day job also lets me tap into the creative source. I am the author of The Tin Horse, a novel about two sisters, published by Random House in 2013. I'm working on a new novel. And I write dance and book reviews for a number of online sites.

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My Locations

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Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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Wednesday 11:45am - 12:45pm Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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Thursday 10:30am - 11:30am Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA, United States
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Friday 11:45am - 12:45pm Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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Saturday 10:15am - 11:15am Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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My Events

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Thanksgiving Jam 11/22/2018 - 9:30am Dance Place San Diego, Studio 106
2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
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