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.