Freedom from form (21 October)
Freedom from form: playing with movement
The Nia Technique merges mindful movement with cardiodance workout. In this dynamic workshop, we will explore Nia based choreography to challenge our usual physical and mental patterns of behaviour. Even when the choreographic move is simple, already known, or easily acquired, play with music, imagery, pace, and shape allows us to break out of our everyday habits of movement and thought. By playing the Nia way we will, in a supportive environment, break out of our conventional modes and experience the infinite possibility of play, initiating new freedoms.
Please wear clothes that you feel comfortable to move in. In Nia we work bare-foot but soft-soled shoes are a good alternative. This ‘playshop’ is suitable for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels – the Nia Technique encourages you to move in your body’s way. Differently-abled people are encouraged to attend.
PHILLIPA NOWELL is a bodyworker with two decades of experience in the therapeutic and mind/body field including work as a hypnotherapist, the Nia Technique, and massage. She is passionate about living life to the full and encouraging others to do the same.