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Laura Ghantous

Laura Ghantous

  • laurania@me.com
  • 919.862.0878

My Credentials

  • NC LMBT#1558, Ageless Grace Educator®

Laura Ghantous

Nia Blue Belt Teacher
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

I will never forget the first Nia class I stepped into with Julie Ihrig in 2006. It was a thrill to experience so many movements I loved in dance, martial arts and Yoga — all together. And new movements I had never done before! I couldn't believe how much fun it was to be graceful one moment and powerful the next. We laughed, smiled, played on the floor and connected with other students while conditioning our bodies to be both adaptable and strong. 

During that first class, I had a clear image that I would share this technique so that others could feel as awesome as I did in that moment. Sure, at the time, it was sort of weird. I had never imagined myself teaching — in front of a large group of people. The image persisted and I met the challenge by earning my white belt and beginning to teach in 2009. Yes, I was nervous at first, but there was no stopping Nia in my body. The technique calmed the fear in my mind and energized my spirit to shine.

As a practicing massage therapist, I am drawn to healing modalities — Nia is one of the best I have encountered. Since practicing Nia, the chronic shoulder pain I've dealt with since childhood is completely healed. I used to get headaches after aerobic classes from over-exertion. With Nia, I've increased my body awareness. Now, I adjust my intensity level in the moment to remain challenged yet respectful of my body's way.

Nia makes me feel fantastic! It keeps me balanced, grounded, happy, fit, empowered and ready for anything. Stepping out as the best me I can be!

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My Locations

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Abbotts Creek Park
9950 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27614, United States
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Alexander YMCA
1603 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, US
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Cary Senior Center
120 Maury Odell Pl , Cary, NC, US
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Sertoma Arts Center
1400 W. Millbrook Road , Raleigh, NC, US
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The Joy of Movement Studio
480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 10:00am - 10:50am Cary Senior Center
120 Maury Odell Pl , Cary, NC, US
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Tuesday 11:15am - 12:00pm Alexander YMCA
1603 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, US
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Thursday 11:30am - 12:15pm Alexander YMCA
1603 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, US
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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Sertoma Arts Center
1400 W. Millbrook Road , Raleigh, NC, US
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