We believe that Nia is such a rewarding, healing practice that we want everybody to have a chance to experience it at the Nia Jam and Social on Wednesday September 7th! From now until 12 noon Saturday September 3rd, regularly priced tickets to the Jam will be $20 instead of $25 – just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register and we’ll send instructions for buying a ticket by interac e-transfer.
The Nia Jam and Social will take place in Jean Piggott Place at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W), Wednesday September 7th at 7pm. Join Ottawa Nia teachers Shar Chowdhury, Caroline Chapman, Steffi Retzlaff and Amanda McKay to celebrate mind, body and spirit in this gentle healing movement practice!
About Nia: While Nia offers a fun, fusion dance fitness routine, using movements from the martial arts, healing arts, and dance arts, it can also take you into a deeper connection with your body. So, as you move through your days and through your world, the body becomes a strong guide in leading you to healthy coping and resilience when things get hectic and naturally stressful. Nia allows you to experience and play with: shifting energy seamlessly through dynamic and ease, balance and stability gracefully into mobility and movement, breath/sound and body, flexibility and strength, form and freedom, self and community, to name just a few. Through some choreography and some free dance opportunities designed to fit the Body’s Way, Nia classes will inspire you to sense pleasure and dance the dance of Your Body’s Way so that movement becomes mindful and deeply connected to one’s Being. Interested? Check out this video:
On November 27th, 2015 Women’s Integration Network held their 3rd annual swing dance fundraiser event, and what a success it was! Featuring the Cuppa Soup charity Dixieland swing jazz band, with an amazing performance and inspiring tap dance lesson by the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative, hosted by the Ottawa Swing Dance Society, and with a snack bar featuring Sam’s Star Treats, the energy and atmosphere of the event were amazing. Check out some of the photos taken by Scott Kelly – to remember the event if you were lucky enough to be there, or to feel the magic!
So much dancing!
Snack bar serenity
Shim sham showdown!
Learning to swing dance
Incredible tap performance by ORI
Inspirational tap dance lesson
Dancing the night away
Cuppa Soup building the anticipation
On December 7th, 2015 Women’s Integration Network held their 2nd bake sale at Algonquin College, once again featuring the cakes and cupcakes of Sam’s Star Treats, and the tasty cookie contributions of WIN volunteers. Hopefully you had a chance to come hang out with us and enjoy some delicious desserts – if not, here’s a view of what you missed to set your mouth watering!
What a spread!
Women’s Integration Network inspires in many ways :)