Experience your birthright as a force of nature expressing beauty, grace, confidence and power.
Join Move2Center's own Ann Nicolaysen on Saturday, May 25th for Dance of the Deep Feminine, an experience of purposeful movement meditation.
What is the Dance? Originating in tantric traditions, this is a moving meditation that opens the portal to explore our deepest Feminine essence. It teaches women to move from their center and their womb (or womb space).
From Ann: "As women, we hold a universal truth that cannot be understood through the mind. To embody your feminine wisdom it must be awakened through your womb as a second 'brain'. Tapping into the mysterious fluid rhythms of your unique feminine essence, this movement allows for an effortless flow of energy leaving you feeling more sensuous, youthful, and more alive."
When: 1-4:30 pm on Saturday, May 25
Location: Move2Center Studio
3618 SW Alaska Street Seattle,WA 98126
(entrance is on 37th Ave SW)
Please RSVP: Ann Nicolaysen at email@example.com or 206 963-9479
FreeDance is an important part of the Nia experience, yet a number of students express trepidation about it. But what if it was about dancing your way, and nothing else? What if someone gave you the invitation to let loose and get down?
This is the concept of Universal Dance, a two-hour party inspired by FreeDance. For our first Universal Dance party, we're channeling the spirit of "Soul Train," the legendary series created by Don Cornelius and featuring some of the most creative movers on television.
Universal Dance: Soul Train takes place on Saturday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Drop in is $20, or admittance is included with your 5 Class Pass or Unlimited Membership. Sorry, our 3 for $30 offer is not eligible for this event.
No TV series celebrated the joy of music, movement and the magic created when the two come together as beautifully as this American dance and R&B music institution. It aired for 35 years and was a weekend viewing staple in countless household across America.
If you were a kid between 1971 and 2006, you may have at least heard of "Soul Train." But even if you didn't, you're probably familiar with some of the artists the show has featured over the years, including Al Green, Earth Wind &Fire, James Brown and many others.
And if you haven't, don't worry -- this is a terrific way to dance and feel the joy of their music in a welcoming, alcohol-free setting, among friends.
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.
Ready to tone your body while transforming your mind? Step in!
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.
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