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Mariana Pena

Mariana Pena


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  • Human Rights Lawyer & Motivational Coach

Mariana Pena

The Hague, Netherlands

I started dancing at the age of six. As a little girl, I did a type of dance that blended free expression, yoga and ballet techniques. For a number of reasons, I stopped dancing during my teen years. But my soul and body never stopped longing for free movement to music.

You can then imagine how delighted I was to discover Nia! As it has happened to many other people, I came accross Nia in an almost magical way. This was in April 2009. Nia started to grow on me gradually.

I took my White Belt in October 2010. The body awareness that I gained during the course meant that there was no way back to the way I had lived in my body (or rather out of my body) before. By the time the intensive came to an end, I was completely fascinated by the craft which lies behind pretty much everything we do in Nia. I have continued on my Nia path and completed the Green Belt (2011), Blue Belt (2012) and Nia 5 Stages Training (2013).

Not only did Nia bring me back to free expression through FreeDance but it also helped me regain playfulness and pleasure through movement. I am constantly amazed at its potential to heal not only the body but also the mind, the emotions and the spirit.

I am originally from Argentina but live and teach Nia in The Hague, The Netherlands.

My classes are in English and I can teach in Spanish, French or Italian upon request.


My Nia Classes

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Thursday 7:15pm - 8:30pm BplusC
Oude Vest 45, Leiden, NL
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