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Linda Parker

Linda Parker


My Credentials

  • B.A.Exercise Science, Holistic Health Coach, AADP, Nia White & Green Belt Instructor, Laughter Yoga Leader, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Linda Parker

Tarrytown, New York, United States

My Love Affair with Nia

I found Nia back in the 80s.  Can't remember where precisely, but wherever that initial contact was, I bought their book, VHS tape (yep that's right!) and requested information about their training.   I was intrigued by the "dance" of all the movement forms, the gentleness yet firey spirit and loved those outfits!!!!  Well, it was the look of the day, after all.

I came from a gymnastics and dance background and so Nia just struck the right chord with me.  At that time, I was on my wellness path in my own educational pursuits until life got in the way and decided to bounce me around for a while.  So, all materials remained on my bookshelf or in a box somewhere until.....flash forward into the mid 90s.

Now I'm living in New York City, and I take a class at a local commercial gym.  "WOW!  There it is!",  I exclaimed.  I had to check it out.  Taking the class made me cry.  I felt like I was back home, feeling reconnected to my passion - something that was a part of me.  Taking that class opened up my eyes and heart again and provided a viable means that I could see as having the ability to move my vision into practice and to be sustainable for life. 

Soon thereafter, I signed up for the White Belt and completed my training in 2005. I quit my corporate job as an executive assistant, became a personal trainer, enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a holistic health coach and began to teach Nia.  I ran all over town, trying to carve out a path - to make it work.  Gave it just about three years, then burned out.  Once again, life said.....nope, not yet. 

"Hi ho, hi's back to office work I go"...and there I went.  I did not go back to the corporate world with excitement.  Heck no!   I went back with my tail under and a lot of anger and frustration.   I still had some personal things to work out, to go through and to heal.   It was incubation time.   No Nia, but I did other activities to keep me fit and active.  Dance rollerskating, trained myself for a 1/2 marathon, hula hooping, learned the hustle & salsa ballroom style, rollerblading, hiking, gym time..... ya know, kept fit, because that is a part of who I am.  I have to move my body.  I love to move.  Makes me feel great and it's fun.

So....flash forward it's getting into the later part of 2011.  My personal journey in life has made great strides.  Many lessons, many revelations, many forms of healing and decisions.   Now, it's time to get into action and part of my plan is to include Nia in part of this new chapter of my life.  So, back to the drawing board I went.  I believe in strong foundations, so I signed up to re-take the White Belt in the later part of January 2012 and became freshly certified again!  Yeah!  Now, I am back in the saddle and my Nia love affair continues....

Nia is part of my life's purpose being created and birthed right now at  I am working hard at building an exciting vision to self-empower others by inspiring them to find their personal truth through self-awareness programs.  It's time to heal our world, and we need well individuals to step forward and share their gifts.  I look forward to serving all those I can assist.

So, Nia never left me, I just now see her in a different way and embody it on a level of great depth.  I am so excited to be a part of this family and to share the joy of movement and personal growth with others.

Thank you founders and fellow Nia troopers for all your hard work and vision.  I so can't wait to meet all of you, and I appreciate all the work of love and service you provide to our world.  

And to those I meet in the future, I can't wait to share the journey and to see you live to your fullest potential!

From my heart to yours,



My Nia Classes

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Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Tarrytown Recreation Community Center
238 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA
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