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Somatic Movement


Sensation is the foundation of your baody and life awareness. Your body is able to sense as many as 144,000 distinct sensations. Your sensory IQ is your ability to sense as many of these as possible.

Centering is a key element of the martial arts Tai Chi Chuan and Aikido. Movement exercises from these martial disciplines are used to teach this simple, but very powerful psycho/physical experience. Centering occurs when the mind, body, and spirit become fully integrated and are in dynamic balance and connectedness with the world around us.

Stretching exercises are drawn from yoga and sport fitness programs to create pliant and flexible bodies. The Five Tibetans and conscious calisthenics are used to support and move your own body weight, which naturally strengthens your body.

NIA is a thorough somatic movement form, a kick-ass workout, and a dynamic fun-filled exploration of imagination and wellness. Short for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, Nia always seeks “the body’s way,” the grace and economy of the natural body. This cutting-edge exercise form blends the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts for the ultimate in fusion fitness.