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Dedicated to Conscious Dance and Movement happening in DC and Baltimore. Dance forms include but aren't limited to: Contact Improvisation 5 Rhythms Acro-Yoga Zumba African Taketina Journey Dance Biodanzia Belly Dancing

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Sunday Nia Dance Classes in Bethesda

The Mindfulness Center

$20.00

This new Nia class is great for beginners or seasoned dancers who wish to deepen their practice. It will focus on the 52 Moves of Nia, The Five Sensations (Flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability), The Five Stages of Healing and the Nine Movement Forms (Jazz, Modern Dance Duncan Dance, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Alexandar Technique, Yoga and The Work of Moshe Feldenkreis). It is the Basics of Nia; While dancing the 52 basic moves of Nia, choose sensation, increase, sustain, tweak as necessary. The Mindfulness Center is Nia Central for the DC Area. They offer weekly classes, Nia Experiential Workshops and Nia Jams. Come try Nia and you'll see why it's the most pleasurable way to workout. Suzannah Weiss is a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Teacher with a MEd degree and a background in strength training, yoga and theater arts. Nia Technique What is Nia? Nia is a cardiovascular workout that stimulates and integrates your mind, body, and spirit and leaves you feeling recharged, rejuvenated, and fully alive. Nia blends dance, martial arts, and healing arts (including yoga) to allow your dancer, athlete, warrior, and child to expressively emerge. Why practice Nia? Doing Nia Technique increases the pleasure of living in your body; Nia creates weight loss and proper weight maintenance; Nia strengthens muscles, improves muscle tone, and increases muscle definition; Nia calms the mind and relieves stress; Nia improves grace, flexibility and endurance. Nia builds reservoirs of chi and improves cognitive functioning. And so much more! Who does Nia? Nia is practiced by people of all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels. Nia is done barefoot to a wide range of music styles and sounds. It’s the most pleasurable way to get fit, feel better, and have some fun! More about Nia Technique Nia is innovative, transformational exercise that expands and deepens the experience of fitness. Through movement, music, and fun, Nia classes guide you to move your body the way it is intended to move. Based in the dance arts, martial art and healing arts, Nia offers a total, invigorating mind-body workout that emphasizes joy, pleasure and ease. Nia classes vary in their focus, but always provide new tools for you to further develop your relationship with your body, including: -Ways to strengthen muscles and gain flexibility without inducing injury -Newfound awareness of the essential relationship between the feet and the rest of the body, in stillness and in movement –Guidance in releasing tension through the neck and shoulders, even while engaging in dynamic, fast-paced upper-body movement -Cognitive awakening through working with neuromuscular patterns that stimulate and attune your body, mind and spirit –Support for your individual creativity in all realms of self-expression, Everyone is welcome to any Nia class. No prior training is necessary. Come and join us! Nia will help you to feel truly “conditioned,” in all senses of the word!

5Rhythms Online Sundays

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DO NOT RSVP. To improve security, we ask you to follow a link to my website in order to find the registration link. Come and join us for our weekly Sunday Online class at 3pm EDT (Noon in California, 8pm in UK) Length of class 1.5 hours approx. We shall be dancing on Zoom, visible to each other. The music is mixed live during the class. Once again, DO NOT RSVP. You need to follow this link to my website in order to find the registration link: https://danceintolife5rhythms.com/online-classes/ There you will also find a (voluntary) PayPal link to support my classes. Dance into Life:- a Call to Dance the 5Rhythm 'Wave' for self-development, freedom, & community. Put the self into motion to music and explore different ways of being and moving -on your own and with others. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness form ‘The Wave’, a simple movement meditation practice that encourages us to find our own dance of embodied feeling and to discover ourselves at our most fluid and creative level, bringing more of ourselves –body, heart, mind & soul- into movement, on the dance floor & out in the world. There are no steps to learn and it can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience. Richard Jerram brings heart, humor, and over eighteen years’ experience as an accredited teacher. He discovered the 5Rhythms in 1996 and has taught classes and workshops for groups of 2 to 120 dancers in London, Lisbon and Melbourne (including groups of Buddhists and Quakers). Richard has been teaching 5Rhythms in London, Philadelphia, DC and Maryland since the fall of 2000.

Embodied Writing: A Dance and Writing Class With Ann Kite

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/annkitecom/377812/ Tuesday June 2 @ 12pm EDT In this class we will use the 5Rhythms® movement meditation practice as a gateway to embodied writing. Please have a pen and paper nearby at the start of class. About the Class Format: This class will be offered online using Zoom video conferencing software. After sending payment through TicketTailor, you will be given a link to register for the Zoom class. We can provide only limited technical support with Zoom software. If this is your first online class with Ann Kite, we strongly recommend that you join the Zoom meeting immediately upon receiving the purchase confirmation email to verify that your software is working; you can then leave the meeting and rejoin 10 minutes before class starts. All students will have microphones muted during class. Students may choose to either share or disable their camera at any time during the class. If you like your music loud, we recommend using powered speakers that amplify the sound. Greater-DC class passes may not be used for online classes. When in-person classes resume in Bethesda, the expiration date for class passes will be extended to compensate for all classes cancelled. About 5Rhythms: Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free. Creativity. Connection. Community. There are no steps to learn. 5Rhythms can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience. For more information about what to expect in your first 5Rhythms class, see our About 5Rhythms page. https://www.ann-kite.com

5Rhythms Online with Ann Kite

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Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/annkitecom/377817/ About the Class Format: This class will be offered online using Zoom video conferencing software. After sending payment through TicketTailor, you will be given a link to register for the Zoom class. We can provide only limited technical support with Zoom software. If this is your first online class with Ann Kite, we strongly recommend that you join the Zoom meeting immediately upon receiving the purchase confirmation email to verify that your software is working; you can then leave the meeting and re-join 10 minutes before class starts. All students will have microphones muted during class. Students may choose to either share or disable their camera at any time during the class. If you like your music loud, we recommend using powered speakers that amplify the sound. Greater-DC class passes may not be used for online classes. When in-person classes resume in Bethesda, the expiration date for class passes will be extended to compensate for all classes cancelled. About 5Rhythms: Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free. Creativity. Connection. Community. There are no steps to learn. 5Rhythms can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience. For more information about what to expect in your first 5Rhythms class, see our About 5Rhythms page. https://www.ann-kite.com

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