Showing posts from June, 2018

JAG Menu 2018

The two new routines I have for 2018 are Blue Earth and Spirit Bird.

Blue Earth is a collaboration. It was created through a project I initiated on Facebook so that I could co-create with Nia teachers all over the world. What we put together is a wonderful routine, with a focus on the Sensation of Feet Touching Earth and the intention to both Relax into and Generate Power from the Steps and Stances. I have also used a focus on Feldenkrais Technique with the intention to invite Ease and increase Range of Motion.  It uses great music and fun movements, some familiar and some new. Further descriptions of the Blue Earth routine are here. 

Spirit Bird is a routine that I created on my own, except that I included two songs that were created in Choreography Playshops. This is my newest creation and I'm sure it will grow and change as I teach it more. But at this time, the focus is on the Low Middle and High planes with the intention being to Sense Grounded Flight in our movement. 
The fe…

JAG and River Itinerary, Fall 2018

In October of 2017, as soon as I got home from my epic road trip, I started up my own classes. Actually, I took over the classes of a teacher who was leaving town, so I wanted to stay in town to nurture these classes. I decided not to take a trip in 2018 and spend the year in Seattle. Then I was invited to participate in the Men of Nia event in StudioNia Santa Fe in October, and was originally planning to fly there, but it proved to be impossible to organize it so that I could satisfy both River's needs in Seattle and those of myself and my hosts. Eventually, I decided to drive.  I'll only take two weeks off from my classes, and I'll get someone to teach those for me. In the meantime, I'll be taking the most direct route I can from Seattle to Santa Fe and back. But even that trip, which will take a week each way, passes through some places where I would love to stop and teach some of my stuff.

So here's the schedule I sketched out.  It is a work in progress and sub…