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Nia: free-flow mellow to fast paced hard-ass

24 October 2013

Sophie Marsh is a phenomenon. She has the energy of a meteorite. She has a smile that lights up dark corners. She has an infectious joy in dance that radiates out from her body as she moves. Her class has everyone sweating and grinning and pulsing with energy all through the week. And, in case [...]

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Stay with it….and feel the joy!

21 September 2012

“Stay with it……” That’s the phrase that stays with me from Sophie Marsh’s Nia week. Others too:  “Relax your jaw… and breathe!” or “[there are] no mistakes!” and “Feel the joy”. But that first was my favourite. “Stay with it…..” she calls out….with the music, with the movement, with the moment, with the joy. She [...]

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Nia Dance Retreat with Sophie Marsh - Fiji

Nia: The Moving Meditation of Dance

26 September 2011

It’s 10.00 am and the girls are dancing. It’s 9.30 pm and the girls are dancing. It’s 7.00 am and the girls are dancing. Admittedly they’ve been to bed in between but still – the ENERGY!!!! Nia must harness something in them because they are unstoppable. They dance. They sing. They laugh. They cry. They [...]

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