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!


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!


Come embody the JOY OF MOVEMENT!

Dress to Sizzle!

at Anita's Studio
4625 SW 53rd Avenue
Click here to register

Mi Amor,


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



Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I love this image.
Perfect for our stormy weather!
Come and light up your inner self 
with my new routine
Dance with me on Wed, 11/18
9 am at Anita's Studio
5:45 pm at StudioNIA.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Extra classes this week 10/19-10/23

Hi all,

THIS WEEK 10/19-10/23

In addition to my weekly ongoing Anita's Studio Classes, 4625 SW 53rd Ave. on:
Mon and Wed:  9 am - 10:15 am

I will also be teaching at the NIA Headquarters, Dwtn, 918 SW Yamhill, 4th floor on:
10/21 Wed 5:45 pm
10/23 Fri 5:45pm

Dance with me at either location this week! AND please share if you have a friend in need of a dance high!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

September Dance Schedule at Anita's Studio and HQ StudioNIA

Hi Dancers,

In less than 24 hours we will be approaching September ~ a shift for many of us from summer to fall.  Oh I love this time savoring the last of the summer and yet generating new energy and desires for the last quarter of the year.

My new teaching schedule for September at Anita's Studio is listed below as well as an be additional class at StudioNIA, HQ alternating Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm. I will job/class share this class with Debbie Rosas​ and trainers when they hold their amazing intensives. So you will have a variety of master teachers to dance with and create community with ~ I am so excited to step in!

I haven't taught in the evenings in ages so I will be developing "new to me skills" again and shifting my energy.  I am excited to have an evening class at HQ StudioNIA, 918 SW Yamhill. Come and dance mornings or evenings, as I I want to dance with as many as I can and say YES to this lovely body of work that I have been practicing since 1988. I would love help spreading the word and building community.

Anita's September Schedule
AS is my studio @ 4625 SW 53rd Avenue, now on Mon and Wed at 9 am!
HQ is the HQ StudioNIA, 918 SW Yamhill, 3rd Floor, Wed 5:45 pm

9/2  Wed 9 am AS
9/2  Wed 5:45 pm HQ
9/9  Wed 9 am AS
9/14 Mon 9 am AS
9/16 Wed 9 am AS
9/16  Wed 5:45 pm HQ
9/21 Mon 9 am AS
9/23 Wed 9 am AS
9/28 Mon 9 am AS
9/30 Wed 9 am AS
9/30  Wed 5:45 pm HQ

And yes I am still teaching at the MAC 9 classes a week.   Crazy and I love this body of work and so does my mind, body and relationship to life!


Monday, August 10, 2015

August 2015 schedule update!!!!!

I am shifting our remaining August dance and partial September schedule to just Wednesdays.  Several of you are going on vacation on Fridays and I think I will too!

So here are the classes for August and Sept.  

8/12 Wed 
8/19 Wed 
8/26 Wed  
9/2 Wed
9/9 Wed
9/14 Mon
9/16 Wed
9/21 Mon
9/23 Wed
9/28 Mon
9/30 Wed

Also note,  another shift.  Beginning Sept 14th we will have class on Mon and Wed.  I took a poll and this seems to work with everyones schedule.  

See you on the dance floor!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Class Dedication #livingnia #throughmovementwefindhealth

Good Morning,
Please join me  tomorrow at our 9 am NIA Class for a MAGICal healing Dance for Del and Kaki Brenneman.  Kaki dances with all of us on a regular basis in our classes at the MAC.  We will be dedicating the class to Del, whose life force has been shifting into a "new normal" with Adenocarcinoma, yep the big C, stage 4. The optimal  treatment for Del is a new trial immunotherapy treatment and SUPPORT.  
I have thought long and hard about what can we do for Kaki and Del as a tribe.  The answer ~ a NIA class dedication ~ a collective and powerful way join together to create a healing dedication as we purposely dance  "Through Movement We Find Health".
If you like, wear something colorful and healing ~ pinks and purples are lovely but really express yourself in your own unique way.  Show up for yourSELF and for Del and Kaki.  

I will see you on the dance floor.

Thank you and Experience the Joy of Movement,


Monday, June 29, 2015

Anita's Studio July Schedule

Hi JOYful dancing beings,

Ahh! the dance floor awaits you!

Here is the July dance schedule for Anita's Studio in SW Portland:

7/1 Wed
7/8 Wed
7/10 Fri
7/15 Wed
7/17 Fri
7/22 Wed
7/24 Fri
7/29 Wed
7/31 Fri

9 am- 10:15 am

Come and join the DANCE there is plenty of room on the dance floor.

I look forward to dancing with you in July.  I will send out the August schedule towards the end of the month.

See you on the dance floor!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Classes are happening

Hello Lovelies,

Dancing has been ongoing and strong since summer.  I recently completed our first MoveDeep Intensive at Anita's Studio on May 29-31st.  Eight beautiful women transformed their body mind and spirit through tuning in to their own body's wisdom.  We used the 52 Moves as our technical springboard and experiential exercises to Dive Deeper into our own Conscious Personal Trainer.

So the dancing at Anita's Classes continues on Wed and Fri at 9am.  Drop-ins are welcome to join in this 75 minute class.  On the first of every month we dance on Monday as well!

Classes at the MAC Club are expanding again too.  I will be adding a 9th class on Thurs at 7 am ~ MoveIT.  This 52 Moves interval class is also offered at 7 am on Tues and the members have been rocking at it!

Personally, my own body feels supple and free of pain ~ oh yes I do have achey joints at times when I just can't sit down during my 15 hour days.  To be expected.  Come and do this practice.  It will keep you healthy, happy and you will leave with a smile.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spring is here ~ I have been so busy!

I can't believe I have been so busy.  I am teaching Sunday thru Friday ~ 12 classes a week and loving every class.  Beautiful tribes dancing the melodies of life!

I have added a MoveIT class at the MAC club on Tuesdays at 7 ~ and it is a hit!

I have created a few mail chimp email newsletter about the happenings ~ please click here to see more.


Gotta run!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year

Begin with your breath to ReCalibrate.  Feel every cycle of the breath as a recalibration for your mind, body, emotions and spiritual self.  Align to your breath and dance to recalibrate.  Enjoy!