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Classic Nia w/ Demi and Sherrie
NOTE: THIS CLASS BEGINS AT 11:35am (60 mins) *Demi and Sherrie teach on a weekly Nia rotation. Experience the Joy of Movement. Nia is spirited movement for the body, mind and spirit! To learn more about Nia, also visit www.nianow.com (http://nianow.com) Not a member of the Fort Mill / Gold Hill YMCAs? Pay $15 for a day pass and you are limited to two times in a calendar year! Have a Charlotte YMCA membership? Present your active YMCA Membership card, the name of your home branch and a valid ID, and enjoy access to our facilities. Note:YMCA members MUST use their home branch at least 51%of the time. Created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas 29 years ago, the Nia Technique combines the power of the Martial Arts, the concentration of the Healing Arts, and the grace of the Dance Arts. Blending choreography and freeform movement into 60-minute aerobic fitness odysseys, Nia emphasizes not only physical conditioning, but also creativity, community, self-discovery, and individual expression. With a philosophy rooted in "The Joy of Movement," Nia teaches people of all lifestyles to choose Pleasure as the path toward physical, mental and emotional health. Nia's barefoot, grounded approach maximizes body efficiency and teaches you to consciously move "The Body's Way." All fitness levels and experience are welcome!

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1785 Gold Hill Rd · Fort Mill

What we're about

We are so glad you've joined Charlotte Conscious Dance!

We hope you find healing, health, growth, self love, self care, and unlimited potential!

This group is for all things conscious, transformative, expressive, related to movement, dance, healing sound, healing rituals. We offer classes, workshops, retreats, community gatherings, trainings, healing circles, and so on.

MORE ABOUT US!

We are a collaborative of holistic movement & conscious dance facilitators, expressive arts/sound therapy providers and healers dedicated to bringing you transformative, nourishing and healing experiences designed to connect you with your heart, body, and soul. We gather and unite people with bodies that are longing to move, minds ready to share, hearts open to love and connection, and spirits eager to explore through movement, expression, sound, and play!

We facilitate conscious, expressive, transformative and ecstatic dance classes and workshops in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. We also proudly host visiting teachers from various dance practices. To date, we've hosted visiting teachers from the following dance practices: Nia, 5 Rhythms, Trance Dance, Sufi Dance Meditation, Dancing Freedom, and Journey Dance.

We promote exceptional practitioners that have unique gifts in using movement, sound/voice, and rituals to bring light and healing for the whole person and for the community and earth.

We welcome new facilitators and instructors to join our collaborative! Contact Ioana at ioanaaspasia@gmail.com for more info.

What is Conscious Dance? How can I find out more about it?

Here are some links that may help:

Visit Conscious Dancer Magazine. http://www.consciousdancer.com

View this article written by Lisa Michaels. http://lisamichaels.wetpaint.com/

View this video by Gabrielle Roth, the forerunner of the conscious dance movement in the US:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KslKox7Xw-c&feature=relmfu

What can I expect at a dance?
•Move to recorded music flows, in free or structured form, with or without a leader, depending on the type of dance. Occasionally we will have live drummers and/or DJs.
•Expect anything from simply having fun and having a good workout to a deeply transformative healing experience.
•No dance partner needed for any of the conscious dance experiences offered with the Charlotte Conscious Dance Community.

Who can attend?

EveryBody is welcome. Truly. Really. Completely. There is no professional dance experience or training needed to participate in any of our classes. That's part of the fun!

What should I bring?

Comfy clothes, shoes if you like though we dance barefoot mostly (dance shoes OK-no street shoes please), water, hand towel, and your admission (check, cash, sometimes credit card).

What does it cost?

Cost varies per event, workshop or training. Please check individual meetup descriptions for pricing.

More Helpful Links

This community is part of a growing movement of conscious and ecstatic dance as a healing arts experience that promotes an embodied lifestyle, compassionate self awareness, healing and empowered living. See more info at the links below.

http://www.nianow.com

http://theworldgroovemovement.com/

http://www.agelessgrace.com

http://www.gabrielleroth.com

http://www.leveninstitute.com/video.php

http://www.journeydance.com

http://www.letyouryogadance.com/page/letyouryogadance/419

http://www.pdxecstaticdance.com/

http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/testimonials.htm

http://www.soulmotion.com

http://www.dancemeditation.com

http://www.dancingfreedom.com

http://www.dancecstatic.com

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