Finding Your Voice: A Nia Series
Finding Your Voice: Healing Through Sound
Using tone, words, and song to heal and empower the body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
Did you know that every cell in your body is a sound resonator that responds to sounds coming from the outside and the inside of your body, and that all of the systems in your body – your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states of consciousness – respond to sound?
Making sound and toning in Nia – called “Sounding” – is our way to help you relax and get stronger from the inside out. Sounding strengthens the physical body, empties and clears the mental body, cleanses the emotional body, and enlivens the spirit body.
When there is an imbalance in the body – either physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually – sound can be used to help you heal by directing vibration to any part of you. Sounding can bring you back into balance and create wholeness, harmony, and peace from within. Sound can be used to assist you in relaxing, gaining physical power, breathing deeper and fuller, and it can even help you to ground and awaken sexual energy. Used effec- tively, it can assist your physical body in naturally and organically correcting and even eliminating imbalances that cause illness and pain. In a way, sound is magic. The way Nia uses the voice, sound, and music is directed towards enhancing your wellness and health.
When you move energy with the spoken word and sounds, you connect to a very powerful source – your voice. Trusting your voice, getting to know your own tone and power comes from speaking out, from making noise, sound, and tones. (Source: The Nia Technique, Inc.)
In this 3-Week Series, we will explore Movement, Music, and Sounding to facilitate healing from the Inside Out.
No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. We dance barefoot. You may want to dress in layers (or bring socks and a sweater) so that you are comfortable when we settle into meditation at the end of class.
Mondays in November
November 5th, 12th, and 19th
6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Harmony Hut (2467 Treat St.)
$13 for remaining class on November 19th
Kristy Harvey is a Licensed Brown Belt Nia Instructor, an E-RYT Yoga Instructor and Trainer, and owner of Wise Owl School of Yoga. She offers 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings twice each year. Kristy is the former Administrative Director of the Mindfulness Center at the University of Virginia. In 2010, she developed and implemented a clinical trial at the University of Virginia Cancer Center to study the effect of the Nia Technique among women treated for breast cancer. The study is currently in review for publication in a medical journal. In 2011, she started a Restorative Yoga program for breast cancer survivors and caregivers at the UVA School of Nursing. Kristy has helped hundreds of people learn new ways to find happiness at work and at home. You can find her teaching yoga, leading retreats, and bringing the Dance of Gratitude to Miraval Resort. She currently lives in Tucson, AZ.
Fall Into Yoga: Getting Started with a Home Yoga Practice
Fall Into Yoga!
Build a Consistent Home Yoga Practice
It's time to begin a practice that will improve your health, reduce your stress, and increase the JOY of living in your body.
Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, let Kristy help you design a personal practice to fit your schedule and your needs. A dedicated home yoga practice can be a deeply satisfying experience. This is YOUR yoga.
You'll meet with Kristy once a week for 4 weeks to design your personal practice around your goals. You'll get private instruction on alignment of poses, breathing techniques, and meditation to help you be successful in starting your home practice. Not in Tucson? No worries! We can meet via Skype or FaceTime.
This package includes:
- 4 Private Sessions to help you design your own personal home practice, each session is 60 minutes
- Lifetime access to the Wise Owl Wellness Club online yoga studio so you can practice with Kristy anytime, anywhere!
- A Private Facebook Group to connect with others, ask questions, and share your journey
$200 ($400 value)
Once your purchase is complete, you'll receive an email inviting you to schedule your 4 private sessions. You'll also receive unlimited access to the Wise Owl Wellness Club - an online yoga studio that is always open when you feel like practicing. You'll also be invited to join our Private Wise Owl Club Facebook group so that you can ask questions, connect with other yogis, participate in LIVE classes with Kristy, and share your journey to stay accountable.
This is a package valued at $400. When you commit to your practice in October, the price is $200. The price goes up to $300 in the month of November. This discountedoffer disappears December 1st.
Let's Fall Into Yoga together!
Wild Women Writing Retreat
Ever wish you could focus on yourself and your writing for just a few hours?
Imagine stepping out of your world and into a sanctuary that will allow you to take some much needed time to care for yourself. Experience joyful and playful movement, gentle yoga, mindfulness meditation, journaling prompts, and more! Price includes a pampering body treatment, a journal, and light snacks.
The theme for this workshop is: Claiming Wild Woman
You'll have the option to join our online 6-week course to further explore your Wild Woman Writing. There will also be a second Wild Women Writing retreat on February 3rd. The cost of the online course is $50. The cost of the retreat on February 3rd is $50 early bird and $75 after January 20.
"You have come to claim your wild self. Now is the time for you to cross the threshold from the ordinary to a time set aside just for you. What are the first words you will write in your wild voice? What is the shape of the letters written in your wild hand? What is the sound of your authentic wild voice?"--Judy Reeves, Wild Women, Wild Voices
Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 PM
4558 E Broadway Blvd. #102 (between Freedom Smoke USA and the Pizza Cafe)
$50 before November 30.
$75 after November 30. Last day to register is December 5, 2018.
Registration is required due to limited space.
Wild Women Write!
A 6-Week Online Course
This course is based on the work Wild Women, Wild Voices by Judy Reeves. Each week you'll receive an email with a video in which Kristy will lead you through gentle movement and meditation to open up the creative energy within you.
Your email will also contain journal prompts for the week to help elicit your Wild Woman writing along with tips to help you along this journey.
Your Wild Women Write online course also includes access to a Private Facebook group where you can share your work, ask questions, and support others on their journey.
Our next course begins December 19, 2018.
Register now to lock in the introductory price of only $50. Price increases to $75 on December 2, 2018. You'll receive your first email on December 19, 2018 and on every Wednesday thereafter for 6 weeks.
Wild Women Writing Retreats are also an opportunity for you to interact with your tribe of Wild Women. Retreats provide a sanctuary to work on your writing among other women who are walking the same path with you. Retreats include gentle movement, guided meditations, journal prompts, pampering treatments, and more!
Wild Women Writing Retreats:
Our next course begins December 19, 2018. Register by December 1st to lock in the introductory offer of only $50.
Based on the work Wild Women, Wild Voices by Judy Reeves, this 6-week online course is an opportunity to explore your Wild Woman Writing.
Each week, you'll get an email with a video in which Kristy will lead you through a grounding and centering exercise to help your creative juices flow. You'll also receive journal prompts to help you open up and let your Wild Woman guide your pen. You'll also be invited to join our private Facebook group where you can share your work, ask questions, and support other Wild Women on this journey.
Here are the topics for each weekly session:
Dec. 19: Wild Child, Wild Girl (Initiation and Forgetting)
Dec. 26: Body Writing (The Voice of the Senses)
Jan. 2: Family (Fact, Fiction, Myth and Mystery)
Jan. 9: Writing Place (The Geography of our Lives)
Jan. 16: Loves and Lovers (Journey into the Heart)
Jan. 23: Friends and Companions (Finding Your Tribe)
It is so important for women to be heard. This course is designed to help you find your voice and connect with the Wild Woman within.
Format: Email, Facebook
Cost: $75 ($50 if registered by December 1, 2018)
Wild Women Writing Retreats are held throughout the year in different locations around the world. You are encouraged to attend to interact with your tribe of Wild Women! You'll be notified when retreats are happening as they are scheduled.
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tucson Center for Creative Dance 3131 E Cherry Ave. (Fort Lowell/ Cherry by Nature Conservancy)
Join Kristy on the dance floor for a movement experience like no other. Blending dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts, Kristy will take your body on a journey that engage your mind, nourish your emotions, and free your soul.
No experience is necessary. The Nia Technique is suitable for all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities. It is gentle to the body, so we dance barefoot. Wear some comfortable clothes that you can move freely in, and bring a water bottle. Expect to sweat and have FUN!
With over 11 years of experience, Kristy is a Brown Belt Nia Teacher who has used the Nia Technique to help people all over the country feel better in their bodies. In 2010, she received funding to start a clinical trial to study the effects of Nia on the quality of life among women treated for breast cancer at the University of Virginia.
Come and move your body. You'll be glad you did!
$13 Drop In
$100 for 10 Class Card (save $30)
Purchase your class cards now.