Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm HST
Cultivate your authentic life force energy through this 60 minute free-flow dance experience. Get out of your head to stimulate movement creativity. Enhance physical conditioning, self-healing, true listening and emotional self-awareness.
As a Nia Black Belt, 2nd Degree, Krista Hiser is a conscious dance facilitator and ecstatic dance aficionado who curates a unique musical soundscape for each session and provides light guidance through physical, mental, and emotional realms. Your choices determine what type of conditioning you may experience: physical conditioning, emotional and self-knowledge, stress-reduction, listening skills, music appreciation, and increased energy. We close each session with a somatic gratitude reflection.
Practiced weekly, Nia Freedance can tune your emotional awareness, align your energetic system, stretch and release your body, and increase your connection to Joy of Movement.
Krista leads the experience from beautiful natural locations around O’ahu. Participants can zoom from their living room dance floor, or use headphones to dance from your own backyard, park, mountain or any setting. The class is voice and music guided and video is not required.
“Nia free dance is one of my favorite classes, because of the freedom to move in a way that is wholly unique to you at any given moment. Krista does an amazing and thoughtful job with the playlists that create a fun and varied musical experience.” – Jennifer Milhollen
When I stepped into my first Nia class, I thought “this is it!” It was like a cool dance party, except it was 9 am, and in a gym. I could get fit, have fun, and wear cool pants! For me, Nia is the ultimate in efficiency: in one hour, I get a physical workout, a mental re-set, an emotional experience through music, and an energizing connection to my sacred purpose on the planet. It’s a workout, a dance party with friends, and a therapy session wrapped into one amazing hour! Nia is THE 21st century fitness modality! In my classes, I create an energetic, athletic experience for every-BODY, grounded in the joy of movement, clarity of the 52 moves, freedance, and luxurious floorplay and relaxation.
My style is athletic, creative, and zany. I teach Nia from my heart and I’m usually surprised at what comes out. I love to play with the spirit and energy of the group – each class is a unique co-creation that will never happen again! I am committed to Nia as a personal practice, and I teach it as a cumulative subject of inquiry. You can just show up to work out and break a sweat, but if you really choose Nia, my classes can be a catalyst transformative change. I am here to empower each participant to love their body and their life, and to impact our community and the world by doing whatever it is they do, and doing it better! At Still and Moving, the Athletic Nia class is 15 minutes longer, allowing a sustained cardio peak and additional time for conditioning floorplay and strength work.
In Nia, “Athletic” refers to options that can leave the ground with a jump, or press into the floor with a push up. I teach Athletic Nia by modeling the edge of Nia choreography and adding improvisational bursts of energy and freedance. But the words you will hear most out of my mouth are: “you choose,” and “here’s an option,” making even my most athletic class accessible and inspiring for all.
Eva Alewa Geueke
Eva Alewa Geueke leads guided Dance classes and events, with over 30 years of experience doing so. She is a true dancer at heart, as well as a professional Contemporary Dancer, who has always been interested in meaningful, authentic and transformative dance – without being heady. Dance for her is a universal language that opens the heart, frees the spirit and brings peace, joy, health, creativity and positive transformation.
Eva loves to learn choreographed dances, yet feels that form needs to be balanced with the expression of one’s own personal dance language coming out of oneself. A movement language does not need to be judged, criticized or remembered. It lives beyond right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, in the glorious moment of one’s authentic truth.
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