View Full Version : Nia anyone?
03-21-2006, 09:24 AM
Hey just wondering if there are any Nia dancers out there. I was thinking about a morning Nia session or two if anyone is interested.
For those you thinking...\"what the heck is Nia?\" Nia is an integration of dance, yoga and martial arts set to music. A great way to get the body moving.
03-22-2006, 04:46 PM
Nia would be awesome! But to be honest, as much as I love yoga, I probably wouldn't be able to drag my butt out of bed in the wee hours of the morn' during a festival. I did go to the morning yoga sessions at Bonnaroo '04, though.
03-22-2006, 05:29 PM
sounds interesting...i'd like to see what it looks like. sounds like its got some similarities to what capoeira can do for someone, but without the cultural roots and philosophy.
03-22-2006, 10:53 PM
I did yoga the first morning at Bonnaroo in '05.
I'm gonna be dancing my ass off all weekend so there's a good chance I'll boogy down.
03-23-2006, 02:08 PM
i've never really had enough energy to do anything besides walk to and from the various stages and campgrounds and dance my ass off throughout most of the sets. occasionally my friend and i would attempt handstands to gauge how much energy we still had left, but there was not enough energy to have a good jogo (game) de Capoeira. Maybe this year.
03-23-2006, 02:34 PM
I thought Capoeira was a Brazilian fighting style.
03-23-2006, 11:01 PM
its a lot more than that...the techniques and strategies are useful for self-defense, but its also got elements of dance, music, gameplay, ritual, acrobatics, afro-brazilian philosophy, anarchism, magic, etc. Video clips (http://palmaresomaha.4t.com/video.html)
03-24-2006, 09:44 AM
I went online and checked out some Capoeira. It looks very interesting. I'd like to try it sometime. If you want to check out more about Nia you can go to www.nia-nia.com. I'll bring my music for Agolo. I got my white belt certification about 2 years ago. I haven't taught formally, but would be happy to lead a session for anyone interested - that is if I am not too worn out from dancing my ass off at the shows (like other people have indicated). This will be my first time going to a music festival without my daughter, so needless to say I'm going to be having some big fun.
03-24-2006, 10:55 AM
It sounds like Kripalu yoga. Is it strucutred like a yoga or qi kung class?
03-24-2006, 11:39 AM
[quote:9ca3c2c6e5=\"sexfaery\"]I went online and checked out some Capoeira. It looks very interesting. I'd like to try it sometime. I haven't taught formally, but would be happy to lead a session for anyone interested - that is if I am not too worn out from dancing my ass off at the shows (like other people have indicated). [/quote:9ca3c2c6e5]
Cool...if you wanna check out my Capoeira group's website you can go here (http://palmaresomaha.4t.com). I've been practicing for about 5 and a half years now and me and another student teach whatever classes our instructor can't make it to. Maybe if we have time we could get people trying out some basic movements and stuff. Our midwest group is really growing now and I'm all about getting more people involved.
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