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Nia Extravaganza Weekend

Join Allison and Vickie for master classes and playshops in Richmond, Virginia!


Nia Playshop: Ground into Your Foundation: Tools for Deepening Your Nia Practice
Date: Saturday, March 25, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Learn how to get in the GAP of your Nia practice: get grounded, pay attention, and become present as a means to cultivate whole-body mindfulness. We will explore grounded movement through earthy choreography, experiential movement, and rhythmic, tribal music. When we learn how to mindfully root down through any part of our body that is touching the floor, we improve our balance, stability, and core strength. Gain practical tools and discover whole-body conditioning as you learn how to apply GAP to your Nia practice and life. GAP is also the focus of Vickie and Al’s new routine!

Nia Class Experience: GROUND
Date: Saturday, March 25, 5:30pm-7pm

Experience Al and Vickie's newest co-creation, Ground! This body of work features a variety of base movements that root you into the earth and consciously cultivate a connection with your foundation. Numerous songs offer challenging katas (sequences of moves) that build deep base strength and stability. There are also a ton of wild stepping patterns that can re-pattern movement tendencies, as well as arm motions that are creative, lively, and fun to express. Vickie and I consciously selected world music that features tribal base beats, some house and electro swing, and cool-down songs that evoke peacefulness as you bring your body to the floor.

Nia Class Experience: Inspiration, Creativity, Freedom
Sunday, March 26, 12:30pm-2pm

Nia Playshop: Get Inspired! Awakening Inspiration, Creativity, and Freedom
Date: Sunday, March 26, 3pm-6pm

Awaken new energy in your Nia practice with Al and Vickie’s newest playshop: Inspiration, Creativity, and Freedom! Inspiration is a charge of aliveness and the fuel that energizes our movement practice and life. Discover what inspires you and learn how to use inspiration as fuel. Embody creativity and play with the infinite possibilities available through dance and expressive arts. Discover the freedom that awaits when inspiration and creativity are unleashed. This playshop offers you an opportunity to reconnect with your own inspiration through the joy of music, dance, and community.