|Lenna & Kathy Oravec at Nia on Siesta beach - December 4, 2012|
On tuesday I went to Siesta Key beach for Nia class and took this amazing photo . . .
This week I am participating in the Nia White Belt Intensive Training!
I wanted to share a few photos I took on Tuesday. It was a rather stormy day where amazingly, we were still able to have Nia class on the beach (Siesta Key, Florida) with Kathy Oravec. I found it quite exhilarating dancing in the wind while watching the waves and the birds (no dolphins that day!) . . .Read More
Video below: Behind the Scenes Planning a Nia White Belt Intensive with Gail Condrick!
From the Nia Website:
What is Nia?
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Additional videos: How close is the beach? Gail shows where you can take some time off during the training!
Gail's interview with Irene Schmoller, another White Belt Trainee -and why she is doing the training.
More videos here on Gail's YouTube Channel!
I am taking a stamp carving class with Julie Balzer and originally wrote about what I did in lesson 4 here, in case you missed it. This particular lesson is about creating a series or set of stamps to use together. At the beginning of the video Julie showed us a banner shaped set she made with a cute little flat top, but then she went on to make a chevron set with a pointed top for the actual lesson. I really liked the banner shape and decided to make my first set that way. While I love this cute set of stamps I made . . .
I am healing my shoulder. xoxo http://www.nianow.com/kathy-oravec
If at first you don't succeed, you're running above average.
~ M. H. Alderson
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
~ Marc Chagall
The direct link is here if you cannot see the video.
Love this! I hope you enjoy. Here are some photos from November's gratitude dancing . . .
In gratitude, lenna
Nia movement instructors is to the left of Cheryl working on her collage, and Jean, another Nia student and friend is up close in the red shirt. My friend and fellow Nia student Ann is taking the photo! I would say the class was a success. It was a lot of work for me, especially since I have not done this in a while, but I received many wonderful comments and we all enjoyed.
Tom wrote, "Lenna, I greatly enjoyed meeting you and taking your class. Thank you."
He is already interested in a second class, which is in the works!
Jane wrote, "Your class was just what the doctor ordered! It really help palpitate my soul! Totally inspired."
Cheryl wrote, "Wonderful Creative Day with friends old & new. Lenna - amazing teaching, art and facilitation."
Ann said, "Creative Lenna's Collage for the Soul Workshop -we had so much fun and she is a great teacher!"
Wow! Thank you all so much. What a lovely way to be welcomed back into teaching classes in person.
It was a great experience. After I rest up I will certainly be ready to do it again!!
Thanks to all of my students for your enthusiasm & wonderful art. yours creatively, lenna
. . . . writing the story of your life.
I just realized, watching this animoto video I made, that it was actually about healing. The art you see, the Nia/dance, the beach, the sun, water and shells, taking these photographs, my dogs and my family, especially my husband, have been my way to heal after the loss of my father. I am so grateful for all I have and I hope you enjoy the sand and sea.