Jenn Hicks

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Dancing Through Life With Pleasure: Nia Student Stories

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
I’ve been dancing with Kim since 2013. She graciously shared her Nia story with me!

Nia movement is life
Nia is fun!

Nia with Jennifer turned a corner for me. 

I had previously tried all sorts of other physical activities and found they were either not fun, too repetitive (aka boring), or too constraining (striving to attain perfection is frustrating if you don’t possess a competitive personality).” 

Nia: no judgement & lots of laughter

“I love Jenn’s approach to her Nia classes – ensuring everyone feels comfortable in taking the routine only as far as their own bodies can go that day – without judgement, without goals, other than to enjoy the movement.  I always feel rejuvenated by the low impact technique and did I mention the typical laughter that also flows in each session?”

Thank you, Kim, for sharing your story and experiences with Nia!

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Move IT Apprenticeship

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Nia

 

I’m 3 weeks into my 12 week Move IT Apprenticeship and am so enjoying it! I’m still a little shocked that Interval Training could be so body-friendly and fun!

Move IT is appealing to my love of physical challenge and is pushing me to learn and expand my somatic (body) knowledge. The bonus? Getting to know my body, mind, emotions and spirit better!

I’m learning about the benefits of interval training in terms of healthy aging. New research is showing that interval training (short bouts of intense activity) has positive effects on cellular metabolism which helps build energy and muscle. Exciting, right?! You can read more about that here.

Part of the apprenticeship is learning about anatomy through this gem of a resource – The Anatomy Colouring Book by Wynn Kapit. Seeing the bones and layers of muscles in colour makes me feel like I’m looking at works of art! I feel a sense of awe thinking about how magnificent our bodies are and am so grateful that Nia and Move IT respect the sacredness of that.

Learning about Anatomy
Here’s a video of me after having practiced a Move IT session – I like to Move IT, Move IT!

After a Move IT training session, I feel so strong, relaxed and invigorated! I have this “cleansed” and energized feeling that is so so satisfying. 

The EXCITEMENT I feel after a Move IT Practice Session from jennifer hicks on Vimeo.

I have some preliminary plans in place for a Move IT class to begin this summer at U of T (Thursdays at 12:10pm) and am working towards bringing this special program elsewhere.

I hope you’ll join me!

Here’s what Lorella had to say about her first Move IT experience!

Lorella loves Move IT! from jennifer hicks on Vimeo.