Move with me
Nia on Wednesdays from 6:00–7:00pm
Nia on Saturdays from 9:00–10:15am
Cost: $15 drop-in or 10-class card for $120
Location: 0234 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239
The Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences Ballroom has beautiful views of the Willamette River and Mt.Hood – a gorgeous backdrop to dance to!
To find the location via GPS, make sure to enter the "zero" in the address (0234). Free parking is available in the school lot . Enter from the back right corner of the building.
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Northwest Women's Fitness
Nia on Mondays from 5:30–6:25pm
Nia on Thursdays from 5:30–6:25pm
Cost: $18 drop-in, free to club members
Location: 2714 NE Broadway St, Portland, Or 97232
What Are Classes Like?
I teach weekly Nia Technique classes and also periodically teach MELT workshops and series. Read on to learn more about each modality.
Nia Technique: Nia is a sensory-based, cardiovascular movement practice that draws from dance, martial arts, and the healing arts, including yoga. A body-mind-spirit practice by design, Nia empowers people of all backgrounds and fitness levels by connecting them with the voice of the body: sensation.
Classes are danced barefoot to customized music that blends Eastern and Western instrumentation and sound. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. From powerful kicks, blocks, and punches to turns, balancing poses and grounded stances, Nia choreography provides total body conditioning. It fine-tunes coordination while emphasizing self-expression, personalization, and creativity.
MELT Method: MELT® is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active using specialized balls on the hands and feet and a soft body roller.
New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise.
MELT offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.