University of Virginia Health System - Nia: Giving Cancer Patients Something to Dance About
By Amy Marshall | University of Virginia Health System :: January, 2012
"Nia provides a space for cancer patients to get grounded in themselves. To turn their body into a place of gratitude, when their body has turned on them. To get them out of this place of gloom and doom, self-pity and self-destruction."
When you meet Kristy Harvey, it’s not surprising to learn that she’s the one responsible for bringing Nia to the Health System as part of the integrative medicine program and the UVA Mindfulness Center. Her smile is infectious and her enthusiasm palpable as she shares what she loves about this dance form and why it’s so helpful for people with cancer.