Wednesdays & Saturdays 7:30-8:30 am HST/9:30-10:30 am PDT/ 12:30-1:30 pm EST
Join Lorna as she zooms Nia from Italy to students around the world! Bring your passion, your unique, beautiful spirit to this virtual global class. Enjoy a sprinkling of Italian trivia, language and spirit along with a wonderful exercise session!
Barefoot Cardio Nia blends the grace and spontaneity of dance arts (modern, jazz, Duncan), the power and control of martial arts (Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do and Aikido), and the calm and focus of healing arts (yoga, Alexander Technique, The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais). Each 60-minute, barefoot cardio Nia routine is masterfully crafted to inspiring music – a holistic fusion of whole-body, expressive, grounded movement for body-mind wellness and fitness. This class is perfect for all fitness levels, as each person is encouraged to move in their own safe range of motion and intensity, where it feels good.
A few benefits of Nia:
- Increases flexibility, stability, mobility, agility and strength
- Improves endurance, concentration and cognitive functions
- Enhances sensory awareness
- Calms the mind and relieves stress and tension
- Allows you to sweat without pounding your knees, hips or ankles.
“Join me…. sense the healing heartbeat of community, and experience the joy of movement!” – Lorna
Lorna was trained and certified by founder Debbie Rosas in “Nia, the Art of Sensation” and “Nia Moving to Heal”. She holds Nia White, Green and Blue Belts. On Sunday mornings she collaborates with Nia teachers from many parts of the world, delving deeper into this amazing practice through Nia Mentorship, facilitated by Renée Tillotson, Nia Black Belt 2nd degree, Director of Still & Moving Center. Lorna perceives life as a dance of creative expression, a story through movement and art, and we are the moving sculpture.
Together with her husband Tony, Lorna is fulfilling their dream of many years, living in Sacile, Italy, providing private tours of a country and culture they love and whose blood runs in their veins.
Lorna believes through movement we find health, vibrancy, creative expression and joy. She believes that every person has the ability to discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their potential by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies!
Lorna’s other passions include: designing glass art jewelry and bronze sculptures, tap dancing, rock climbing, hiking, and HEMA(Historical European Martial Arts) longsword fencing. She loves creating special moments with family and friends, and volunteering for organizations that make a difference for children, such as Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation and Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland when she lived in Oakland, California and her Executive, MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, in addition to her Nia certifications, Lorna considers herself a life-long learner.