Monday, August 26, 2013

Rock & Roll Nia hits Corpus Christi



Jason and River are headed to Corpus Christi. 





Come and party Texas style as we sweat and dance to some classic Rock & Roll favorites by:

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

If you like Nia, or just like to dance, you'll have a great time as Jason will lead the class through a very simple, but Rockin' Nia 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 Mega 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 Corpus Christi event.

MEGA ROCKIN NIA:
A Master Class with JAG & River

On Saturday, October 5
@  Studio X
4:30 pm to 6:00pm

Jason and his faithful dog, River, are going to be passing through Texas in early October. With the help of Nicole Raglin, they're going to make a stop in Corpus Christi and teach a rockin' Nia class at Studio X. We'd love for lots of happy, playful, dancing, sweating bodies to come out to join us.
Studio X  
Studio X is located at 4855 S Alameda #109
The class will be 4:30pm to 6:00pm
 Saturday, October 5.
Contact Nicole Raglin at 361-834-9532
to register or for more information.

There is no special experience required to attend a master class, or a Nia class in general. The term Master Class only means that it is taught by a master so you can expect to get above and beyond what you might typically get in a classic class.  In this case, I plan to spend a few minutes going over some basics of human movement and Nia moves. Then we'll do a fun, exciting, playful class that is appropriate for any body and all fitness levels. The format is going to be a full 90 minutes. We'll follow all of the same seven cycles of a classic Nia class, but we'll be staying with of the cycles for longer than we do in the one-hour class.

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 video someone captured of me teaching Rockin in Olympia, Washington. This is a section from Highway Star by Deep Purple:

And here is a clip of me teaching "We Will Rock You" by Queen, in Albuquerque, New Mexico:




Black Belt Jason Alan Griffin has loved Nia since he was first licensed in 1996. He's been a black belt since 2001. 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, where he adopted a dog and bought a Mini Cooper. He now spends most of the year traveling around the country with River, spreading the Nia love wherever he can.

River will also be in class! Jason and River are pretty much inseparable and River never leaves the side of his trusted companion. He will come into the studio on leash and be directed right into his cage, which Jason sets up, usually in the front of the room by the stereo. River loves to meet new people and explore new places, but once the music starts, he usually falls asleep while we dance.
If anyone wants to meet River, we can arrange a meet and greet either before or after class, but while setting up and breaking down before and after class, we appreciate being left alone so we can make a smooth transition into and out of the room.

River has his own Facebook page: RIVER

1 comment:

Manuel Whitaker Garza said...

Awesome! I'm so excited that JAG is introducing Nia to Corpus Christi, Texas. Can't wait!