Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rockin Colorado




Jason and River are headed to Lyons. 

June 23 at
Mayama Movement Studio

Come and rock out Nia style to some favorites by:

Pink Floyd
The Doors
Steppenwolf
Bad Company
Led Zeppelin
...and many more

If you like to dance, you'll have a great time as Jason will lead the class through a very simple, but Rockin' dance workout experience. The work is pure Nia, but you don't need to know that to enjoy it. You don't need to know that you'll be doing moves inspired by Tai Chi, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Modern Dance, Alexander Technique, and many more movement modalities. In fact, as Jason says, "You don't need to have any type of movement experience at all and you can walk in and be instantly great in my class. Come and play in my Rockin Nia experience."

If you like to move around and you love your body and want to treat it right, and if you love good old rock and roll, then you should definitely make it a point not to miss this one-of-a-kind Colorado event.

 ROCKIN: A Classic Rock Nia class with JAG (& River)

On June 23
@ 625 4th Avenue; Lyons, CO
10:15 am - 11:15 am

cost: $13 for a drop-in
or purchase a class card for discounted rates.



Jason and his faithful dog, River, are going to be passing through Colorado the weekend of June 21- June 23. With the help of Jasmine Lok and Ali Kishiyama, we're going to stop in Lyons to do a rockin' Nia class and we'd love for lots of happy, playful, dancing, sweating bodies to come out to join us.

There is no special experience required to attend. Before we start, I plan to spend a few minutes going over some basics of human movement and Nia moves. Then we'll experience a fun, exciting, playful class that is appropriate for any body and all fitness levels.

It promises to be an unforgettable and unique experience. I hope you join us.

This Classic Rock Nia routine focuses on the low, middle and high planes with the intention of gettin' down, chillin' out and gettin' high.

ROCKIN was created by Jason Alan Griffin. It was originally inspired by Helen Terry's routine to the Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, and by Bill Stewart setting a classic Nia routine to Rock n Roll music. I experienced them both in the same weekend at Soma Ranch and it took me to places I hadn’t yet gone in my Nia practice. I came back from that weekend newly inspired and I immediately went to work on what eventually became ROCKIN. I wasn't able to recreate Bill or Helen's choreography, but I made it my own, so we will rock out to Pink Floyd, The Doors, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin and more rock favorites from the 60s and 70s.

(check out this bootleg video someone captured of me teaching Rockin in Olympia, Washington.)




Black Belt Jason Alan Griffin has loved teaching Nia since 1996. After teaching Nia and enjoying an acting and modeling career in New York City for more than a decade, he has recently relocated to Seattle and got a dog and a Mini Cooper and is now traveling around the country spreading the Nia love.

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