Sunday, January 24, 2016

Inviting JOY into your life ~ February Routine Immersion 2/20

Join Anita for a Routine Immersion PlayShop

Satuday, February 20th, 8:30 am - Noon at Anita's Studio

JOY is the latest "hot off the press"  NIA Routine created by Ann Christiansen. 
 
The intent is to sustain and increase the sensation of JOY through the use of spirals and lines.  
Each Kata originates from the body center, 
activating a flow of energy along the bones and around the joints into SMILE lines (yes your body can smile)

The spirals are balanced with mobility and stability, 
using clock patterns to relax into power from behind and underneath (like riding a horse)
moving intrinsic layers of connective tissue.

The simplicity and timing with the music 
creates a joyful aliveness to connect you to dancing with full mobility (motion is lotion)  

We will break down the moves and piece them back together in the first 2 hours
 and commence with a full hour of JOY! (putting learning into action)

JOY has a simplicity, remaining in the kata rhythimacally longer to find and sustain JOY.

Routine Immersions are designed to connect and educate us to the NIA Technique,
improve our "workout" goals and to encourage pesonalizing and trusting that 
every move of the body provides JOY!

Click here to register

$35 at Anita's Studio
4625 SW 53rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97221

Saturday, Feb 20th 
8:30 am - noon

no experience needed or judgement
purposeful connection with community
nurturing your muse
doing something you have always wanted to try within a safe, nurturing environment

Finding the JOY in "Working Out" and Calendar Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

I will be out of town from 2/1 - 2/5.

All MAC classes will be subbed 
EXCEPT Wed 2/3 at 7am.

Anita's Studio classes will be cancelled for the week 2/1-2/5.
We will have an additional NIA class this week
MWF 
1/25, 1/27 and 1/29 
9-10:15 am

I will be teaching at StudioNIA HQ
1/27 at 5:45pm

And read this .... please

NIA's 1st principle is the JOY of Movement. 
Within the NIA program we practice unifying thinking, sensing, feeling 
to become conscious movers, joyful dancers, sacred athletes. 
NIA, FloorPlay and FreeDance 
creatively engages all 6 sensations of movement 
~ flexibility, agility, mobility, speed, strength and stability ~
to ENHANCE the intensity of our workout.  
To "workout" we use thinking, sensing, feeling 
to help recognize JOYFUL behavior patterns in our movement.
In NIA we encourage personalizing to EXPERIMENT
and let go of FEAR and move into TRUST that every move of the body 
provides an opportunity to create fitness when we move with PURPOSE.  
When we do we are able to distinguish between the 6 sensations of movement 
and self monitor our physical body without judgement.

In 2016, 
BALANCE perfecting the NIA Technique, your posture and on and on with 
CREATING movement for pleasure, for joy, for the MUSE within you.

Thank you for the gifts you bring to the dance floor.
Your journey inspires my journey!

Anita

Sunday, January 17, 2016

This Week at Anita's Studio

Hi Everyone, 

YES we will have class on Monday 1/18, MLK day.   So schedule as usual. Mon and Wed AND ....

How about class this Friday too!  All this rain makes me want to dance.  Gotta shine some light!  Could play with Friday FreeDANCE!

You in?  Let me know.
  
See you on the dance floor!

xo
Anita

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ICE IS GONE NIA IS ON

Finally we get to dance at Anita's Studio 
1/6 Wed 9am 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 CLASSES


2016
Dance for JOY
Dance for LOVE
Dance for COMMUNITY

Anita's Studio
let's begin again 1/4
Mon and Wed
9-10:15 am

See you on the dance floor!
xoxo
Anita

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Where will Anita be spreading the Joy of Movement from 12/16 - 12/24?

Dancing Friends,

Bailando!  Thank you to those who attended the workshop and sizzled with dancing passion!  

And thank you dancers for showing up to Dance the Joy of Movement!


YOU are a gift to my life!

All NIA MAC club classes are AS scheduled thru Dec 24th.  From 12/26-1/3, I will be taking time off.  However, all classes will have a substitute!  Yippee!

If you want to dance MORE joy below is information about Anita's Studio and NIA HQ thru Dec 24th:

As a reminder, Wed, 12/16 we will NOT have 9 am class at Anita's Studio since I have a training from 9-2:30pm.  

HOWEVER, I was just asked to teach at 5:45PM at the NIA HQ tomorrow nite, (Wed, 12/16) So come and dance downtown with me!

We WILL have class, Fri, 12/18 at 9am at Anita's Studio!

And, next week looks like this:  
12/21 Mon, 9am Anita's Studio
12/23 Wed, 9am Anita's Studio
12/23 Wed, 5:45pm NIA HQ

And then I will be taking time off from teaching but still dancing through life til 1/3/2016. 

Hope to see my dancing friends on the DANCE floor and give you a juicy HUG before the year ends!

xo
Anita

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bailando Routine Immersion Dec 14th

Heat UP December 14th with the Bailando! NIA Routine
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Heat it Up with the NIA Routine Bailando! PlayShop
December 14th, 11:30am - 2:30pm

 
SIZZLE with this lively routine spotlighting the hips, head and heart.
Bringing passion into your dance with high octane latin vibes!

Bailando! inspires you to let loose and blend movement with body alchemy,
expressing sensuality and strength in your dance
as well as challenging the brain with new patterns.


This routine immersion playshop is designed to take you deeper into your NIA practice. Learn the moves, so you can energize the moves and take your body, mind and emotions to the full expression of the JOY of movement!

Bailando!

Come embody the JOY OF MOVEMENT!


Dress to Sizzle!

$35
at Anita's Studio
4625 SW 53rd Avenue
Click here to register
anitaastark@gmail.com

Mi Amor,

Anita

December Dance Schedule at Anita's Studio

Ho, ho, ho ~ here we go ~ holiday dancing ~ to keep you all connected to what is important ~ our health, our happiness, our heart.

December Dance Schedule at Anita's Studio 9-10:15 am (note 2 Fridays of dancing!) 
Dec 2 ~ Wed
Dec 7 ~ Mon
Dec 9 ~ Wed
Dec 11 ~ Fri
Dec 14 ~ Mon
Dec 18 ~ Fri * note no Wed 10/16 class
Dec 21 ~ Mon
Dec 23 ~ Wed ~ our last dance of 2015 ~ join for an after dance coffee and frittata ~ to celebrate community!
Classes resume on Jan 4, 2016

please RSVP to class committment and celebration

xoxo

Anita