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Paula Chambers

Paula Chambers

  • Paula@ValleyNia.com
  • 818-430-1158

My Credentials

  • B.F.A., M.A., Ph.D. ISMETA Member (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Holistic Chamber of Commerce Interest Group Leader for Mind-Body Movement

Paula Chambers

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Los Angeles, California, United States

I've been an enthusiastic dancer and mover my entire adult life. I've done step aerobics, ballroom, ballet, jazz, modern and folk dance. I've performed at outdoor festivals and in musical numbers at theme parties. I've been significantly exposed to T'ai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Techniue, Aikido, Pilates, Gyrotonic and more. My body thought it had seen about everything - until I discovered Nia in 2010. Nia's focus on *sensation* blew my mind and changed my life. I was a student for five years before being inspired to take the White Belt in early 2015, and it was the most beautiful, transformative, personally consequential learning experience I had ever had. I started teaching a few weeks later and am constantly amazed at how Nia is such a rich discipline with so much to give.  

My teaching is warm, joyful, authentic, and loaded with images. Non-dancers discover sensation and the joy of movement perhaps for the first time. Former professional dancers re-discover the joy that is so easily lost in the quest for perfection. I also have a special desire to bring men to Nia. To that end, I make sure my teaching is gender-neutral and I actively market to men.

In my "day job," I am founder and CEO of Versatile PhD, a website that helps PhD students envision, prepare for and excel in non-academic careers. I also consult on American narrative and nonfiction traditions.

 

 

 

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My Locations

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Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Los Angeles Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, USA
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Pilates Studio City
11650 Riverside Drive, Studio City, CA, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA)
4210 Panamint St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am Los Angeles Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, USA
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Thursday 10:00am - 10:55am Pilates Studio City
11650 Riverside Drive, Studio City, CA, United States
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