Online & In-person
Thursdays, 5:45 – 6:45 pm Hawaii Time
Dance, move, laugh, shake and put JOY into your workout!
Nia® is an expressive body-mind movement program that offers an artistic and innovative approach to fitness and healing. Blending aspects of Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, Nia® creates an experience that involves your whole body, as well as your spirit. The stillness and concentration of Tai Chi, the alignment and strength of Yoga, the explosive power of Tae Kwon Do, and the grace and spontaneity of Modern and Ethnic dance – all create a whole new sense of wellbeing!
These classes are exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional, and healing not exhausting. Every class offers a unique combination of moves that help increase the flexibility and mobility in your joints while also conditioning the three main areas of the body: base, core and upper extremities. Rev up your heart rate while having fun and finding pleasure in every step. End every class by melting away your stress using relaxation techniques that enhance breathing and the flow of energy throughout your whole body.
Class note: No experience required. You just can’t do it wrong in Nia – you do it YOUR body’s way. Beginners and seasoned students all welcome.
PLEASE NOTE: In-person participants are welcome to wear masks.
Sharlene’s aerial practice brings balance, joy and creativity to her life, and she thrives on the focus, systemic movement and neuro-muscular pathways that develop in the body. She started her aerial education in 2010 at Samadhi Hawaii, where she is privileged to continue her practice as a student under the guidance of Samadhi’s experienced dance and aerial arts professionals. She is an aerial teacher at Samadhi Hawaii, focusing on dance trapeze. She is also member of Samadhi’s Apprentice Company. Her training also includes the introduction to aerial teaching through NECCA (New England Center for the Circus Arts), and she has participated in numerous aerial workshops, including a trapeze workshop with Susan Murphy of Marsh Studio. Sharlene complements her aerial practice with Nia and other mind-body movement formats. She is a certified Nia Black Belt teacher, and has been teaching Nia since 2004. She is an Aquatic Exercise Association certified aqua instructor, has received her RYT-200 yoga training through Yoga Alliance, and received her aerial yoga training from Leva Aerial Yoga.where she studied with dance pioneer, Anna Halprin.
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