This email is CHOCK A BLOCK with announcements, happenings and invitations. Please read through it ;)
Nia Dance Schedule & A Shift in Classes
Here it is! The final dance/movement schedule moving forward - All at Zen Space Studios!
Mondays - Monday Night Dance Party - 6 - 7 pm (Beginning March 6)
Wednesdays - Nia LunchXpress Workout - 12:15 - 1 pm
Fridays - Nia Dance Workout - 9 - 10 am
Saturdays - Nia Dance Workout - 11:15 - 12:15
You will see some shifts in the names of classes and in the content. I am moving into a simpler, more basic choreography. We are emphasizing getting into dance and movement with all sorts of music. You will LOVE the direction we are going. Movement is transformational. Dance is freedom. COME!
This coming Friday, March 3rd, is the last class I plan on missing for a while. (I have been training, training, training!!) Kristen will step in as substitute with a Floore Barre class. Please come and try it out!!
Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique benefits anyone with a desire for better alignment and strengthening the body. Done entirely on the floor and adapting principles from ballet technique, Rommett Floor-Barre builds core strength while simultaneously using one’s own body to lengthen the muscles, achieve better balance and improve postur. It is also effective and safe for relieving issues such as lower back pain, tight hamstrings and rehabilitating injuries.
In this class participants learn to become more connected with their bodies, find more ease with movement, and increase their flexibility, all without risking further injury with this comfortable, non invasive approach.
Shout Out!!! I would like to send a special thank you to Celebrate Life Studios for hosting the Monday night Nia class this year. Susan has created a beautiful community space and I will continue to support her in her business by attending events, offering workshops and talking up her space. I invite you to as well!
Monday Night Dance Party & Bday Dinner
I am so excited to offer a Monday Night Dance Party at Zen Space beginning on March 6. Every week, we will dance, move and groove to all those tunes you used to dance to and all those tunes you wish you could dance to! I’ll take any music suggestions and make the movement simple and fun.
To kick it off — Many of my Monday night students have had birthdays in the last few months. I am always looking for a great excuse to get together as a community. Celebrate! So…on Monday, March 13, come with me and the gang for a Monday Night Dance & Dinner Party. First we dance from 6 - 7 at Zen Space. Then, we go somewhere local for food, fun and friendship. And if you want the community and can’t make it to class, come for the after party!! You are most welcome.
Intro to Dance/Movement - Drop In
So many of you have expressed interest in this upcoming series. We have heard that committing to all 5 weeks is challenging so we are extending a drop-in option. The advantage to joining the series? One FREE month of classes at Zen Space post series! Either way, step in and find your freedom in movement!
ZenSpace Dance Company Premiere in HobokenCelebrate dance and ZenSpace with me on Friday, April 28!! First, here’s a note from Kristen Mangione, ZenSpace owner:I am writing with great excitement to invite you to the premiere of our new dance company in residence at ZenSpace! Its creation is a culmination years in the making, and a coming full circle in ZenSpace’ s journey.
ZenSpace, in its infancy as my private shiatsu practice, was initially started as my “day job” - to support myself as a working dance artist and choreographer in New York City. I would have never dreamed that over a decade later, it would shift, massively transform, expand and become my artistic as well as professional home.
The Company premiere will take place with two performances, on Fri 4/28 & Sat 4/29 at 8pm at the Mile Square Theatre in uptown Hoboken (see info).
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale (see info)
More about the Company (see info)
My dream is of a reality where dance, community and transformation come together.
As part of our community, I humbly and gratefully ask you to join us for this moment where it happens.
I am so excited to attend this performance and would love for you and yours to join me. Let’s make it a night with performance and drinks/food after. Let me know that you are coming with and I will set it all up!
Veterans Yoga Project
My good friends are hosting the third annual Veterans Yoga Project on Sunday, March 12. I will be there with hubby in tow!
You will have the opportunity to experience a yoga class taught by three veterans who have become teachers through the Veterans Yoga Project. All three currently teach classes for veterans. The Veterans Yoga Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to support recovery and resilience among veterans, their families, and our communities. They do this by providing classes, training and healing retreats. The fundraising events raise awareness of the challenges that many veterans face, and allow communities to support in a tangible way, the men and women who have protected and served the rest of us.
I promised CHOCK A BLOCK! I gave you chock a block!