The Fairy Godmother of Exercise

My Nia Peops! 

Yah, you!! It’s been an incredibly exciting week here at Feel Alive in Your Body

Here is just one highlight:

After Friday night’s Bollywood Nia Party at Celebrate Life Studios, one of the participants told me that I am the “fairy godmother of exercise.” She said that she is thrilled to finally find a fun way to condition her body and that she will see me at Zen Space Studios next Wednesday. Another person said that she cried during class as she realized that she can dance again without hurting herself for the first time since an injury in a "dance/exercise class that shall not be named." Go, Nia!

On Friday afternoon, I leave for a very special Nia teacher training just outside of Houston. I will spend the week with Nia trainer, Helen Terry, and a small group of Brown and Black Belt teachers reviewing our first three belts and receiving feedback on my teaching. Stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown…


I want to offer a little glimpse into my experience so that you don’t brush off the instinct to play and the pull to go a little deeper. I went into my White Belt training on a whim with no intention of ever teaching. Eight years later, I am a Black Belt teacher with honesty and energy that blows my mind and humbles me each time I step in front of a group of students. 

What many of you do not know is that I completely changed my life after attending my White Belt training. I had lived in the US with my Israeli husband for 18 years completely in fear of “moving back to Israel," and suddenly, I had the courage to say, “Yes, David, it’s your time to go home." It was a brave choice that completely changed my life. When I arrived in Israel, Nia gave me a community of amazing Israeli women to call my own. As well, Nia has given me an awareness in my life -- of my body, mind, emotion and spirit -- that has me feeling alive every single day. 

I also want you to know that Winalee and Caroline are two of the most knowledgable and lovable of all the Nia trainers. They inspire and lead with joy and a gentle hand. I so highly recommend them! If you have any questions, I am happy to share. 

Have a wonderful week. COME TO CLASS. And, keep dancing through life!

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