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Marybeth Grinnan

Marybeth Grinnan

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My Credentials

  • Nia Black Belt; University of Virginia 1990; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS - Information Science 1995

Marybeth Grinnan

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France

I love Nia-the music, the movements, and the people.

I started practicing Nia in Chapel Hill, NC in 1999, after I had my 2nd baby.  I joined a gym and was taking boring classes and riding the exercise bike with the goal of losing weight. One day, I saw a sign for a new class--Nia. On the sign, the people were smiling and they looked like they were enjoying exercise. I started attending Nia and was hooked instantly.... except for the Freedance part. I always left the room and went to the bathroom for that part. :) Six months later, our teacher, told us she was moving. I was devastated and she repeatedly encouraged me to do the White Belt. At that point, I had no confidence in my ability to move and dance and it took a few months for me to realize that I could take the White Belt and maybe even be a teacher. After the White Belt, I started teaching in Chapel Hill and that was the beginning of a long, slow, expansion and growth for me-body, mind, emotions and spirit. It took a while, and now I even love Freedance too!

In 2008, my family moved and I introduced Nia to Richmond, VA. Today, Richmond Nia has had 30+ students take the White Belt and there are 6 Black Belt teachers too.  RVA offers Nia classes every day and the students and teachers are all connected in a beautiful way-- the best sort of family. They have workshops, Nia Jams, parties, birthday celebrations, retreats and more; it is an amazing community.

For at least 10 years, my dream has been to travel and share Nia. I didn't want to move away from Richmond, but that is how the dream manifested. My husband and I moved to Paris in 2015 and was heartbroken to leave my Richmond Nia community.

I take advantage of living in Paris to travel, teach, take classes, and of course to attend trainings with Ann Christiansen. I have taught in 6 countries and plan to add a few more soon. I think the highlight of my time in Europe was substitute teaching for Ann for a week in Hamburg--what fun!

My passion is offering retreats and I am always counting the days until my next trip.

On that note...A bientot!



My Locations

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ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center • Midlothian
11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US
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Chrysalis • The Gathering Space
3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, US
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ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center • Short Pump
2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, US
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Villa Lemons
5 Impasse Mousset, 75012 Paris, France
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Shockoe Slip Yoga
1307 - A East Cary Street, Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA, United States
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Blue Spirit Retreat Center
Blue Spirit Costa Rica Guiones sur, Playa Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica
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Sevenoaks Retreat Center
403 Pathwork Way, Madison, VA, US
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Elephant Paname
10 Rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
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L'Arbre aux Etoiles
168 Impasse d'Aumale, 27210 Fatouville-Grestain, France
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Centre aquatique de Neuilly sur Seine
27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Studio Bleu
14 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, France
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Chateau Rive Sarthe
72430 Noyen-sur-Sarthe, France
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Studio Bleu
14 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, France
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