Take 5 & Expect the Unexpected!

umbrella-580077_960_720The sun’s out and it looks like it’s going to be a lovely day. But you never know in this country; it could be snowing by tea-time.  As I keep telling friends from abroad, that’s why the British talk about the weather all the time! We know, from our weather, that the unexpected can happen. And it did yesterday, when out of the blue, there was a request to move Monday’s Nia class in Darlington to a Tuesday. So from next week, Monday’s 10 a.m. class moves to a Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Keep Fit Darlington.

And remember, that there’s no Nia class at Woodham Village Community Centre tomorrow Wendesday 24 February. Back to normal 10 a.m. class next week.

Another unexpected opportunity came out of the blue when Nia Scotland announced they were hosting a Nia “Moving to Heal” course for teachers  in Burntisland at the beginning of April. I don’t always embrace the unexpected willingly, but this one just seemed too good to miss and it “felt” right. Do you know what I mean?

I’m really excited to be able to share Moving to Heal with you once I’ve done the course, along with Hanna Somatics (I did the training at the beginning of February), and Ageless Grace which I’ve had in my tooklit for a while, but not yet shared widely. Look out for tasters, workshops and classes in the coming months – as more unexpected opportunities appear and plans fall into place.

As always, you can find full details of all my classes and events on my website and on the Supple Change Facebook page.

Have a great week!


Nia move of the week – Rock around the Clock

Anyone who’s done the Nia routine “U” might remember that this move features in the first two tracks (you can listen to the music on the Nia website).

Standing with feel slightly apart, roll around the outside edges of your feet. Really sense the edges of the feet as you rock slightly back, to the right, across the front and down the left sides. Keep your knees soft and, if you’re feeling energetic, you can even come up onto the balls of your feet as you rock across the front of the feet. This move really improves agility in your feet. Watch it here.

And if you’ve ever wondered why we do Nia barefoot – here’s the answer:


Classes and Events

Nia event-page-001 (2)Free Nia Taster Class, Monday, 14 March 2016, 6.30 p.m.
Pioneering Care Centre, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 4SF

Move in your body. Connect to your spirit. Relax at the end of the day.  Join us at this fun workout that you can do at your own level.

This is a free class offered by the Pioneering Care Centre.

The cafe will be open, so why not come along early and join me for a cuppa and a chat beforehand?

No experience, or co-ordination needed!

6-8 May 2016: Relax your Mind, Move your Body, Revive your Spirit: Relaxing Weekend Nia Retreat More

7 – 13  August 2016: Personal Development with a difference: Nia White Belt Training
If you enjoy Nia and want to know more; if you want to know yourself more – then consider this training with – for the first time in the North East – Yonit Lerner Ofan, one of the international Nia trainers. Yonit will be teaching several masterclasses during the week These will be open to the public – truly an opportunity not to be missed! More

Regular classes and events – full details