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Currently on holiday. We return Tuesday 12 July for Term 3.
9.45am - Tai Chi
11.00am - Nia
Each class is 1 hour long.
Malvern East Uniting Centre
54 Serrell Street,
Malvern East 3145
* No classes on public holidays.
$15 - Tai Chi
$20 - Nia
$26 - Both (great value...and you'll love it!)
6 and 10 class passes available at greatly discounted prices.
For Nia students: Please bring a yoga mat to lie on if you have one.
9 week term - 11 July - 12 September 2016
1.00pm - Nia
Each class is 1 hour long.
Kerrie Neighbourhood House
36 Kincumber Drive
Glen Waverley 3150
$110 - 9 weeks of Nia
Please register for these classes with Kerrie Neighbourhood House directly on 9887 6226. www.knh.org.au
Map showing the location of Malvern East Uniting Centre.
Map showing location of Kerrie Neighbourhood House in Glen Waverley.
General Class Information for Nia students
- Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if desired for floorwork.
- Please arrive few minutes early and sign in before each class.
Helpful Nia Tips for Beginners
1. Dress to move. When you dance, wear anything that makes you feel free, comfortable and excited to move. Yoga clothing, street or exercise wear or even a skirt changes the way you move, feel and work out.
2. Start easy. Let your body slowly acclimatise and adjust to Nia movement. Allow yourself freedom to enjoy being a beginner. Keep your interest and fascination up and your criticism and judgment down. Be gentle, be patient, and allow yourself to move through levels and stay on plateaus - this is the way to master and enjoy Nia.
3. Begin small. At first, don’t reach out, sink or rise too far. Build muscle strength and joint mobility slowly.
4. Pick up your feet. To protect your knees, don’t drag your feet. Instead, pick up your feet and place them in the direction you want to go.
5. Sit back. When you lower your body, sit back as if you were sitting down in a chair, moving your buttocks back behind you and away from your knees.
6. Train yourself. Talk to yourself like a personal trainer. Use verbal guidance to remain focused on what you are doing and how you are doing it. Push away all of your thoughts and worries as you exercise. Use self-talk to coach your physical body into moving more efficiently and sensing more pleasure.
7. Strive for balance. Don’t strain. Listen to your body’s signals and move in a smooth, relaxed way that doesn’t make you breathless or fatigued. If your body does not relate well to a movement, adjust and move within your own comfort zone to put positive, loving information into the muscle memory.
8. Find your rhythm. Get in as much non-stop movement as possible by finding your own pace. This may mean working slower and longer, rather than faster and harder.
9. Express yourself. Make the movements an expression of you - this is your workout. Express your own unique rhythm and body language and use your emotions to fine-tune your physical body. Be yourself and have fun.
10. Belly breathe. When you inhale, smell the moment, and feel your belly expand, then your ribs and chest filling. Exhale, placing the tip of your tongue directly behind your top teeth, which naturally supports belly breathing.
11. Use your whole body. Connect with every part of your body and move as if your body were your ballroom dance partner.
12. Balance your fitness program. Combine a good diet with internal and external exercises. With enough sleep, proper nutrition and exercise, you will see and feel results far beyond changing the shape of your body.
The instruction and advice presented by Nia Certified Instructors are in no way intended as a substitute for medical counselling. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.