I discovered Nia in Brighton in 2009. I worked freelance as a web content writer and, although I walked a lot as a form of excercise, I was looking for a form of movement that would complement the long hours of sitting and that would get my whole body moving.
I went along to a local Nia Dance class taught by Lindsey Krabbendam, who now teaches in Australia. After that first class I was hooked - I immediately noticed the positive and refreshing sensations that the Nia movements encouraged within my body, and felt that my body was being taught to move all over again.
I was inspired by Nia so much that, in October 2011, I trained as a Nia White Belt teacher. I moved to Staffordshire and started classes in Winshill, Burton-on-Trent, and also at John Taylor School in Barton-under-Needwood, where I taught for two years. In March 2015 I completed the Green Belt training with the wonderful Helen Terry, and will be taking the Blue Belt with Helen in May 2016.
I am not teaching Nia at the moment as I am relocating. However, I continue with my own Nia practice and development.