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Nia WellBeing - December 2011
Shining Through
I vaguely remember this time last year saying "Bring on 2011. I'm ready." Consequently the universe answered me with an intense course of accelerated learning in 
  • you can handle more than you think you can... and there's plenty more!
  • live your truth or we'll keep testing you until you do
  • be relaxed, alert and waiting... ready or not change is coming
  • being a 'single parent' takes a village, so ask for help
  • it's your birthright to Be Seen, now stop hiding
  • dream big, stay curious, expect magic and get out of your own #?! way
  • whatever's going on Nia (and chocolate) makes it feel better.
While there have been many challenges in 2011 at home and all over the planet, for me there's also been exciting new adventures, life-changing insights, shifting consciousness and deepening connections. It takes practice to walk your talk and keep shining through with buoyant optimism. Here are some of my tips and affirmations for staying positive, navigating change and stepping into 2012 with grace.
  • I am a Joy magnet! When I choose the sensation of Joy and pleasure I create good vibrations that light me up and ripple out to others
  • I offer forgiveness both to myself and others. Compassion opens possibilities for self, interpersonal and global healing
  • I breathe deeply throughout the day, mindfully present to my 'Now' body. Sensing the parts of my body that are stopping or touching in 'non-doing' creates a living meditation that grounds and rejuvenates
  • I find 'the get' by asking 'what can I laugh at from this experience?' (afgo)
  • I see beauty and inspiration all around me by perceiving 'Life As Art'
  • I meditate, pray or ask for guidance and hold the space for miracles to happen
  • I consciously seek harmony in my body, mind, emotions and spirit in resonance with the sacredness of Earth and all life
  • I do what I love! My life purpose is to inspire transformation and connection through Joy. Through sharing Nia I can shine my true magnificence and be of service
  • I believe everybody who comes into my life has something to teach me
  • I choose love over fear. Love is a sensation that feels expansive, expressive and open in all realms
  • I am GRATEFUL for this abundant life and for the wonderful people I share it with. Thank YOU!
I wish you joy, peace and relaxation over the holidays and look forward to dancing together in 2012. Dare I say... Bring it ON! love Sophie
17 December Nia Christmas Market Day
Rio Rhythmics. 126 Boundary St West End
Join us after class from 9-10 am. Stocking stuffers and gifts abound... hand-made crafts, jewellry, organic tea, Nia gift vouchers, clothing, CDs and DVDs, Love Moon pads demo and more!

Brisbane Nia classes with Sophie
Mondays - 900-955 am until 19 Dec. from 9 Jan
Pure Health Clubs, 264 Old Cleveland Rd COORPAROO
Mondays - 630-730 pm until 19 Dec. from 9 Jan
St David's Parish Hall, 62 Chelmer St East CHELMER
Tuesdays - 930-1030 am until 13 Dec. from 24 Jan
Yoga on Parker. 23  Parker St NEWMARKET
Wednesdays - 900-1000 am until 21 Dec. from 11 Jan
St David's Parish Hall, 62 Chelmer St East CHELMER
Thursdays - 6-7 am until 8 Dec. from 19 Jan
St David's Parish Hall, 62 Chelmer St East CHELMER
Thursdays - 520-620 pm until 8 Dec. from 12 Jan
Pure Health Clubs, 264 Old Cleveland Rd COORPAROO 
Fridays - 930-1030 am until 16 Dec. from 13 Jan
St David's Parish Hall, 62 Chelmer St East CHELMER
Saturdays - 800-900 am until 17 Dec. from 7 Jan
Rio Rhythmics Studio 126 Boundary St WEST END
(in the arcade next to Shay Shoes)

view Sophie's classes in printable pdf format

Nia FUNdamentals 52 moves playshop. 29 Jan.
Want to think less and feel more relaxed and embodied in a Nia class? Join me to playfully learn and explore Nia's 52 moves, the building blocks of all Nia routines. Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, the 52 moves correspond with the main areas of the body, the base, the core and the upper extremities to deliver an integrated whole body experience.
From the FUNdamentals of Nia's form comes awareness, joyful self-expression and the freedom to move with creativity, confidence and ease in class.
Date-Time: Sunday 29 January 1-3:30 pm
Location: Rio Rhythmics upstairs. 165 Boundary St West End
Cost: Earlybird by 25 January $40. Conc/Nia Australia members $30. Repeaters half price!
Book In: call or text Sophie 0431 484 054

Nia 5 stages series. 4 February to 3 March
Learning Nia 5 stages technique gives you a daily movement elixir for ageing with grace. Practiced with awareness, these guided sessions help you regain optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body so you step out feeling balanced, embodied and energised! Kneepads provided.
5 x Saturdays 7:00-7:55 a.m
weekly from 4 February to 3 March
5 classes - $65
4 classes or less - $55. No casuals.

upcoming events, playshops and trainings
Check the links or contact Sophie for details of these upcoming events.
17 Dec Nia Market Day 9-10 am West End
January 2012
7 Sophie's Nia classes resume for 2012
13-15 Nia 5 Stages Training with Laurie Bass, Ocean Shores
16 The Art of Self-Healing playshop with Laurie Bass, Ocean Shores
29 Nia 52 moves playshop West End with Sophie
4 Feb-4 Mar Nia 5 Stages - 5 class series begins West End
8 Feb-14 Mar BCC Nia GOLD for over 50s Sherwood
26 Feb Passion Routine Immersion for Nia Belt grads
1-7 Apr Nia White Belt Intensive, Brisbane
10 Apr last day to pay $400 deposit for Fiji earlybird price
10-14 Apr Nia Green Belt training, Brisbane
1-7 July Nia White Belt Intensive, Samoa
25 Aug-1 Sep Nia Retreat, Fiji
27 Sep - 3 Oct Nia White Belt Intensive, Thirroul NSW

Sophie's updated bio and classes
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Nia education- Awareness of Movement: sensing stimulation
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Student Testimonial: Nia 5 stages and stroke rehab
IDEA Fit Tips: Barefoot Training Guidelines
favourite song right now: Turning to Peace
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There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” - John Connolly
Having more joy does not necessarily require a life overhaul - you may just need to create more space in your life for moments of joy.
- Debrena Jackson Gandy
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.
- Marianne Williamson
The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.
- Mother Teresa
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Moving Spirit Nia • 61 Plumer St • Sherwood Brisbane, Q 4075
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