Move with me!
Join me at any of my weekly classes below. If you would like to be added to my class mailing list, click here. I send out periodic updates, including class foci and information on upcoming workshops, retreats, and specialty classes.
- Nia on Wednesdays from 6:00–7:00pm
- Nia on Saturdays from 9:00–10:15am
Cost: $12 drop-in or 10-class card for $100
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 using Google maps, please make sure to enter the "zero" in the address (0234). Free parking is available in the school lot as well as on-street. To find the ballroom, park in the school lot, walk to the playground and enter from the back right corner of the building.
Northwest Women's Fitness
- Nia on Mondays from 5:30–6:25pm
- Nia on Thursdays from 5:30–6:25pm
Cost: $15 drop-in, free to club members
Location: 2714 NE Broadway St, Portland, Or 97232
Nia Technique: Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts. 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. Nia is adaptable and therefore appropriate for almost anyone. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels.
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.