Nia Testimonial: Myrta Schorer - myrta deNia -, Nia Teacher
Tai Ji Teacher / Dance- & Movement Therapist / Nia Teacher
Lindau, Zurich, Switzerland
Born in Switzerland and already at the age of 15 my fire for dance, languages & traveling became true til today. There is no other way, deepest wishes will be fulfilled! I started as a gym teacher and already after two years of experience I opened my own studio, at the same time my loveliest Sara touched this world. Within a short time I could expand many moving/dancing disciplines with many other teachers and had the courage to open the very first Bodyforming Studio exclusively for women. With this speciality we grew into a very successful period. Nevertheless, even after the Tai Ji and Dance- & Movement Therapist Education, something was missing until I found Nia in a German magazine which Ursula Fernandez and myself discovered at the same time and we asked Miriam W. for a presentation. W o w Nia touched my heart so deeply that we invited Debbie & Carlos Rosas in the same year of 1999 to offer a WB at my studio. This was definitely the purest infusion I ever got. Since then a deep love affair with Nia & myself was about to begin and a wonderful friendship with Ann Christiansen. As a producer for her extraordinary Workshops/Playshops, Teacher Trainings and Belts, I had and still have the luxury of an endless journey of discovery. The biggest Highlight so far was in 2009 - celebration 10years Nia in Switzerland with Co-Founder Carlos Rosas, Ann and Teachers from all over the world, a joyful crowd of over 200 bodies! W o w !
Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?
If I may share my passions of Nia & Tai Ji, the structure and freedom, the YIN/YANG and awakening the light within us, I am happy. My emotional body loves to enlighten my students in my classes, workshops or Holiday Retreats in Spain or the Caribbean, this means to me: Dancing Through Life - Living Meditation - Life as Art The only real dark spot in my agenda, many years ago by an accident on a motorbike, where I almost lost my foot, was a great learning process and Nia was one of my best healer. Again thank you to Debbie & Carlos for this wonder-ful magic Nia creation. Today, after 15 years of teaching and shareing Nia and celebrating 40 years of moving 1974-2014, I see no way to stop, even I could relax on a sofa according to my birthday, but JOY, our birthright is the best healer for everything, that's why I feel so healthy, flexible and free-spirited as a human being and I keep on dancing!
Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?
First of all with Ann Christiansen as well as with Debbie & Carlos in Portland and with my Swiss Nia friends Alexandra Kunz, Cécile Hausammann, Cornelia Baldini, Vincenzo Luciano and many more.
What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?
Nia means Now I am and if you let it happen, it's a complete joyful Lifechange. Dance Dance Dance if nobody would see you!
What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?
Nia is like chocolate (Swiss triade Toblerone!) you have to taste it!!!!!