Nia Testimonial: Jemila Kwon, Nia Graduate
Portland, Oregon, United States
I have always been a free spirit; Nia has helped me come into my body. Professionally I am a life coach, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, and Nia Blue Belt. Personally, I am happily married to this guy I met when I was seven months pregnant with my oldest daughter, who is now nine. The lucky girl has two dads, who get along fine. She also has a little brother and a little sister. I homeschool all three kids, and teach them many things I learn from Nia. I believe creativity, humor and the perfect blend of lightness, creativity, feisty determination and surrender are essential to writing the story of a lifetime with the life each of us has been given.
Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?
I practice Nia to bring more light into my body and through the body to bring more light into the world.
Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?
StudioNia in Portland, Oregon.
What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?
Nia is about your life, not just your fitness.
What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?
Learn the 52 moves from the book or the DVD. Once you get the language of the basic steps, it's so much easier and more fun to come to class and let go of thinking and just get into the joy of movement!
Why is it so worth it go to a Teacher Mentoring Workshop?
Allison Wright and Vickie Saito bring a precious chemistry and presence (which makes workshops sparkle), while offering a safe space in which to develop new skills with the priceless benefit of loving feedback from excellent mentors.