As I was in the midst of this rupture, depression, and just feeling shitty. The pain was bad enough that I finally was willing to try something different this time around. I accepted an invitation from a friend and NIA instructor to come to NJ and take her class.
Off to NJ I went a couple of weeks ago, I took the train and spend the day with Bernadette and her husband. What I can share is taking this class not only nourish my soul it reminded me the importance of moving my body in helping me get through the funk.
About the class:
NIA is essence is non impact aerobics and its movement/dance and really getting tuned into your body, the flow, and energy. I loved this class one because we dance in a way that connected with my body.
Bernadette’s teaching style- well this is something else. She is one of the few teachers who can really tune into your power and dance. She has trained in S Factor and other dance modalities and you can feel the influence in this NIA class. The hip circles, the wrist and shoulder rolls were coupled with a tone of divine strength while feeling sexy. This was a class were i not only tapped into the movement but the sensual power that I am so afraid yet feels so right for me to tap into. I connected with the divine feminine.
At the end of class I felt that I just spend an hour dancing with my divine darkness and allow to feel the power within me. It was as if at least for that hour I made peace with the darkness I have been residing within me and I allowed to have a party with it.
Bernadette will be teaching in NYC in the fall or sometime sooner. No worries I will keep you posted as this is a class must take class.
Disclosure: This was my first class so it was free. She does offer a free intro class. The drop in rate is $20 and she offers a 5 class package for $75.