Jenn Hicks

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Michael Franti & Spearhead

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Attending the Michael Franti & Spearhead concert was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my summer so far!

Throughout the concert there were so many times that I held my heart – the lyrics, the love, the peacefulness, joy, respect and audience engagement made it such a precious experience. I COULD NOT STOP DANCING AND I COULD NOT STOP SMILING!

At one point I turned to Lorella (who got to dance on stage with Michael!) and said, “If I had to die right now, that would be ok.”

What a deeply fulfilling and supremely satisfying experience!

Michael sang some songs from his new album Soulrocker. One that caught my attention was called “We are all earthlings“.

These lyrics blew me away:

And I love this life we live
And I love to give this feeling away

When I heard these lyrics, I had a visceral reaction as they sum up the PURE JOY I experience when teaching Nia.

Below is a fun video of our time at the concert.

Michael Franti July 1, 2016 from jennifer hicks on Vimeo.

Nia Dance: Love Song to the Earth

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Recently we’ve been dancing to this beautiful song called “Love Song to the Earth”.

A couple of Nia teachers choreographed the piece from the corners of the globe and it’s been my honour to bring it to class over the past few weeks.

Every single time I dance and share it, it moves me so deeply knowing that this message of peace is being danced by our Nia community worldwide and carries on the effort of the artists to send a message to the UN about climate change.

Here it is:


If you have ~5 mins, and want to be inspired, take a look at the official video.
You’ll go on a mini trek around our beautiful world.

FYI: Every time the song is purchased, streamed, or shared, the royalties go directly towards the efforts of Friends of the Earth to keep fossil fuels in the ground and lower carbon emissions, and to the work of the U.N. Foundation to inspire international action on climate change.