with Lori and Jayne
Nia is an expressive body-mind-spirit movement program that offers an artistic and innovative approach to fitness and healing. Blending aspects of Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, Nia provides a variety of movement dynamics to create an experience that involves your whole body, as well as your spirit. The stillness and concentration of Tai Chi, the dynamic poses of Yoga, the explosive power of Tae Kwon Do, and the grace and spontaneity of Modern and Ethnic dance make it possible to create a whole new sense of well-being! The use of eclectic, rich music, guided imagery, powerful kinesthetic cues, and heart-felt joy add to the full experience of a Nia class.
Nia classes are generally offered as group exercise classes that are one hour long. Regular attendance at a Nia class can result in weight loss, cardiovascular conditioning, stress relief, body-mind integration, pain management, improved self-image, social connection, and much, much more. Most people agree that Nia is fun! This keeps them coming back for more. Students of Nia enjoy the experience so much it is easy to make it part of their regular schedule. Beyond the fun of Nia, there is a more profound experience that comes from learning about, and moving in accord with, The Body's Way.
Nia is so gentle on the joints, it is typically done barefoot. However, students can also wear dance shoes if their body prefers the support. Nia is done wearing comfortable, breathable clothing that's as dressed-up or dressed-down as you like.
Jayne Mielo and Lori Lynn Meader are a certified Nia instructors practicing with us here at Stone Ridge Healing Arts. For further information about The Nia Technique visit www.NiaNow.com
Jayne Mielo is a Nia Black Belt teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience in New York City and the Hudson Valley. She has brought classes to community centers, health clubs, spas, rehabilitation centers and after school programs. Her heart’s home is at Stone Ridge Healing Arts.
In her yoga practice, Jayne is certified by the Himalayan Institute and also specializes in Judith Lasater's Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga.
Balancing her time between the worlds of health/wellness and design, she inspires in others beauty and grace for both the body and the home. Jayne has a Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy from Lehman College, in New York City.
Lori Lynn Meader, Nia Black Belt/Nia 5 Stages/Nia FreeDance Instructor and creator of Nia NJ. She has been involved in movement and dance arts for over 25 years. Trained in dance and voice, Lori Lynn enjoyed a professional performing career spanning two decades. In addition to her Nia practice, she is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, body image disturbances, anxiety, depression and trauma, utilizing body-centered work in her practice. Lori Lynn has blended the worlds of Nia, dance, voice and psychotherapy, offering a multi-dimensional pathway for transformation and healing.
Summer Corrie is an enthusiastic and soulful bringer of Nia. Along with her work as a massage therapist and an essential oils educator, she has been witness to the many ways this body knows how to heal. Nia is one of the tools, aka the breadcrumbs, on the path that led her to get into her body; to live in there, wiggle around in there and take ownership in there. It's become her joy to support you in doing the same.