December Playshop: Martial Arts of Nia

Nia draws from the influence of several Martial Arts, Healing Arts and Dance Arts.  For the December Playshop of the Month, JAG will focus on the three Martial Arts that Nia borrows from:

Tai Chi - "The Slow Dance"

Tae Kwon Do - "The Dance of Precision"

Aikido - "Harmonious, Spherical Action"

If you think that the Martial Arts is just about throwing blocks and kicks, then you will definitely benefit from this playshop that discusses and explores how we get the power of moving slowly, shifting our weight, traveling in directions, stabilizing, grounding, centering, conditioning and healing our bodies form the Martial Arts.

In addition to a brief overview of proper body mechanics, we will also have a visceral experience of many aspects that make Nia such a unique and powerful practice.

The first 90 minutes of class will focus on each of the three Martial Arts, and the final hour will be a class in which we can appreciate all of the Slowness, Precision and Harmony that we have learned from Martial Arts.

This is not advanced, athletic, level 3 or high-energy. This is an informative, instructional playshop. Anyone, of any fitness level, is welcome and will benefit from attending. Do not be alarmed by the prospect of 2 1/2 hours of Martial Arts. If that concerns you and you fear you may not be able to keep up, then it is a good indication that you need this information and will benefit from learning what Martial Arts energy actually is and how it related to our everyday Nia practice.

If you have a class card with JAG, you can use one chit and pay an extra $5 for the playshop, or you can pay the very low price of $20 which includes the 90 minutes of instruction and the one-hour class.  Feel free to pay at the door or use PayPal to pre-register.

Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the door.


Nia with JAG


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