I had the great fortune to take all my belts with Debbie and Carlos Rosas in Portland.
I have been teaching Nia for the past 10 years, since 2007 as a licensed Brown Belt. I find true expression of spirit in the joy of movement and love witnessing the visible transformation in my students.
My classes are listed on the Nia Website —>Find Nia —>Find a Teacher —> Santa Barbara, CA —> Gabi https://nianow.com
Nia tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.
Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
One of my lovely Nia students sent me this email in June 2016:
3 years ago I stopped playing tennis due to severe arthritis in my fingers when I could no longer hold a racket. My acute osteoarthritis has long been a problem for my degenerating cervical discs and lumbar discs with scoliosis.
At the age of 77 I am practicing Nia 3 times a week and feel less pain than I have felt in many years. For me Nia is a joyful dance practice which provides great exercise for my entire body, it helps with my balance and is very uplifting for my spirit/emotional life as well.
A big Thank you to my Nia teachers. Lynne Coie.
And this one was sent to me in the end of June 2016:
I so enjoyed your class on Wednesday! My heart was melting in so much happiness at my homecoming to Nia that I felt in tears many times.
I feel to mention how touched I am by the masterful way you teach. You have a lovely blend of power, love, intelligence, grace, joy and the innate knowing of how to transmit the magic of Nia to your students. I really understand the richness of the brown belt level of Nia from your teaching, yet you bring your own maturity of spiritual practice and groundedness to what you do. What a joy to see a master in action, without ego or drama.
Looking forward to enjoying the dance with you again.