Your relationship with your body is the longest one you'll have. Shouldn't you love it?
This is how our view of fitness and wellness should begin. Too often instead we look at it as something we must force ourselves to do or we feel badly for not doing enough, or at all.
Ready to flip that script and to craft a positive relationship with your body? Then you're ready to experience Nia.
Join us for a two-hour workshop from 11 a,m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, that's designed for absolute beginners or newish Nia-lovers who want to find out more about the practice.
$15 for first-time visitors to Move2Center Studio.
5-Class Pass holders and Unlimited Nia Pass holders may attend for free. Bring a friend!
All fitness levels, ages, body types and abilities are welcome!
What to expect: In the first hour we'll discuss and move through the basic concepts and principles of Nia. Then, experience a beginner-level Nia class that puts it all together.
In Nia classes, we start from a place of pleasure and feeling good. We dance, we kick, we execute punches and blocks, and we laugh -- a lot. In doing this, we become more connected to our flexibility, strength and mobility, increasing our level of agility and improving our sense of stability. With regular practice, you'll experience an increase in stamina and have more energy.
So, are you ready to love your fitness routine?
Did you miss our first round of White Belt Blast Classes in December? Or maybe you've just missed spending time with Move2Center friend Britta Von Tagen, the choreographer of Soul and Dragon. Either way, come join us for Britta's Green Belt Blast Classes, running Friday, March 1 through the morning of Tuesday, March 5.
We have a limited amount of space available, so we encourage you to reserve your slot.
As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions!
Move2Center would not exist if not for the inspiration and guidance of our mentor Jill Pagano.
That's why we're so proud and delighted to host a celebration of her book release...
"Getting Happy with Your Body"!
Please join Jill as we discuss the message and the mission of the book, and play with journal exercises and of course... our bodies!
Sunday, March 10th Noon-2pm
Talk and playshop exercises Noon-1:30pm
1:30-2:00pm snacks and book signing
Registration includes: talk, playshop exercises + your own copy of Jill's book ($17.99) + celebration snacks
$30 (sales tax included) Preregistration through March 9th
$35 (sales tax included) March 10th or at the door
A Note from Jill:
Like the birth of a baby, I'm happy to announce the arrival of my debut book "Getting Happy with Your Body". Oh, what an amazing process! Twenty-five years of teaching and a few years of handwritten notes now boiled into nine of my favorite chapters.
I am thrilled after investing my energy and sacrificing my body (all that sitting!) to offer you my very first written love story that shares my current understanding of how to live in, learn from and love our body.
This project has humbled me, brought me to tears and also lent itself to many magical moments. How can I possibly describe the creative process which takes on a life of its own? Well, I really can't do it justice--but I do feel like I've taken a big soul-exhale. My hopes is to inspire fresh life into each person who opens the cover.
Contact: Jill@JillPagano.com or 206-999-1743
Can't make the event? Jill's book is available for purchase on Amazon. Click here to order!
Plant the seeds for your 2019 intentions in stillness. Join Certified Meditation Teacher, Tai Velasquez and Certified Sound Practitioner, Shantau Fellows for an afternoon of guided meditation, immersive sound bath and aromatherapy.
Please bring a mat, pillow, blanket, and whatever else you need for your comfort.
This special workshop is taking place on Sunday, January 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets online click here.
UPDATE: Our New Year's Day class is full! However, we do have a wait list. Click here or click the button and the end of this post to sign up.
One year ago on January 1, 2018, Move2Center opened its doors and hosted its first Nia class.
Melanie, Alyssa, Juliann and Ann were so overwhelmed by our community's support on that day and every day since. It has been our great pleasure and privilege to create a space for West Seattle's Nia community, and we look forward to carrying that through 2019 as well.
To celebrate, we're hosting a special 75-minute Nia Jam at 10am Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
This Jam is a collaboration between Move2Center's teachers (Melanie, Juliann and Ann) and special friends of the studio. And in addition to being a New Year's Day celebration, it's also an anniversary party!
To show our gratitude for our community's support, the Jam is FREE for all current pass holders. So if you have a 5 class pass, an unlimited membership, or a 3 for $30 pass, come join us at no charge.
If you're new to our space, the drop-in fee is only $10.
Plus, attendees will have access to discounts on pass purchases to help kick start their movement goals for 2019. So don't miss this party! But please do reserve your spot...these celebrations tend to be popular, and we only have a limited amount of space on our dance floor.
Questions? E-mail us!
As we move into 2019, Move2Center Studio is exploring ways to offer more fabulous movement and healing to our community. And as luck would have it, yoga instructor Susan Westlund is on the same mission.
Yoga is a practice that goes hand-in-hand with Nia and our other partner offerings at the studio. She's offering several experiences in December in the hopes that you'll get to know her and discover the ways yoga can augment your wellness path.
Best of all: These yoga classes are part of your 5-class or unlimited passes. And for these trial classes, experience both yoga and Nia for the cost of ONE class!
10:30 am Saturday, December 8th: Experience a 90 minute class, with an hour-long Nia class that transitions directly into 30 minute restorative yoga experience. The focus is healing arts.
10:30 am Saturday, December 15th: This is also a 90 minute class, with an hour of Nia that may begin with 30 minutes of yoga.
9 am to 10:15 am Sunday, December 16th: This is a FULL yoga class separate from the 10:30 am Nia class, which follows.
Again, experience both classes for ONE class punch.
Coming soon: A series of yoga classes to be offered in the new year, starting in January.
Questions? E-mail us!
Experiencing Nia as it is delivered by a master teacher is rare opportunity. Whether it is your first class or you've been dancing Nia for years, Britta von Tagen, the choreographer of Soul and Dragon, has an extraordinary way of making every routine feel fresh and unique.
Check out the flyer below for our Blast Class schedule. We have a limited amount of space available, so we encourage you to reserve your slot.
As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions!
ArcanaDance™, created by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, is a therapeutic practice designed to facilitate self-discovery, empowerment, transformation & healing through a fusion of tarot, guided movement & music.
In the tarot, the Hierophant (or Teacher) card represents the archetype of knowledge and wisdom. This workshop is focused on ways you can be a more conscious student or learner on a spiritual path.
The Hierophant asks us, “What do I believe and value? Where did they come from? Why did I adopt them? How do they inform my life? Are they relevant for the life I want to create?”
This archetype shows us ways we can interpret and embody teachings we’ve accumulated throughout our lives from sources ranging from family, spirituality, society, institutions, sacred texts and culture.
We will question what we know, its relevance, and learn how to sift through and align the knowledge we’ve accumulated to support the kind of life we want to lead.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
Cost: $50 in advance/$55 at the door
Click here to pre-pay and reserve your spot.
Arcana is defined as a secret. Dance is defined as movement to music. When fused together, ArcanaDance™ is defined as a secret that is revealed through movement.
No tarot or movement experience required! Wear comfortable clothes to move in, your bare feet, water and if you have a tarot deck you love – bring it. Tarot decks will be provided for us during the workshop.
Back in March our friend and First Degree Black Belt Instructor Jason Alan Griffin shared a lovely routine with us called Blue Earth -- and it blew us away. Immediately students asked whether Move2Center teachers would have the opportunity to embody and share it.
Well, Jason is offering an opportunity to learn Blue Earth that's open to everybody. Learn it for your own enrichment...and if you're a Nia instructor, embody and share it with your students!
Dance a preview with JAG prior to the Immersion!
Class #1: 6:30p.m. Wednesday, August 29 at Move2Center
(Drop in: $18 or included with Move2Center unlimited or 5-Class Pass. Not transferable to Balance class.)
Class #2: 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 at Balance Studio in Fremont, 418 N. 35th St.
(Drop in for Balance is $15)
Final Jam on Saturday, September 29: Time is TBD, but Save the Date!
The Routine Learning Experience
Connect with the Music: Sunday 9/9, 1-4 p.m. at Move2Center
Learn the Moves: Saturday, 9/ 15, 1-4 p.m. at Move2Center
Fee: $75 (includes public classes if you sign up prior to August 29)
For information or to register reach out to Jason at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an excerpt of from Jason's blog post describing Blue Earth:
"Blue Earth was created as a very special project initiated by JAG in July of 2017. His idea was to enlist Nia teachers from all over the globe to collaborate via electronic media on a brand new routine.
The focus of the routine is on The Base and the intent is to bring Stability to our movements by touching the Earth.
...Students are saying that they love the routine and really appreciate all of the opportunities to settle into stability through focusing on the Base: the Lower Extremities. And while the focus on Stability offers an opportunity to self-heal, there is also great opportunity for a good work-out. This routine leaves students with an open, expansive feeling."
First she showed us how to Ignite the Power of the Pelvis and Maintain the Flame.
Now Susan Tate returns on Saturday, July 28 for a workshop guaranteed to lift up everybody:
"Cherishing the Sacred the Sacred & the Sensuous in Sexuality."
This workshop is magical, truly. I treated myself to previous version of it as a birthday gift to myself a few years ago, and can attest that it is a gift that continues to give long after its three hours are up.
Here more about it from Susan herself:
"Whether or not you are currently partnered, this workshop is about cherishing your relationship with your sexuality. This dynamic multi-media workshop offers a safe, sensitive discussion space to talk about how sexuality can be fun, sensuous, and sacred too. Pleasure, mindfulness, and wholeness will be discussed in a loving manner that honors individual values and spiritual beliefs. During the last hour, we will seal the experience into the body with the power and grace of a uniquely choreographed Nia routine. No prior Nia experience is necessary."
Saturday, July 28, 2018
1 pm - 4 pm
$50 Advance Registration
$65 at the door
Don't wait -- register today!