The Dance of Love

What would I do without dancing!  I mean I count my lucky stars every day that I get to dance almost every day….and even get paid for it! 🙂  Seriously even when I am bone tired lately and I get to class feeling scattered and unprepared, my students are gracious and my 15 years of teaching just leads me through…and I ALWAYS feel better.  Having some time to get out of my head and feeling my body strong is so important for me right now.  I feel it is a superb way for me to prepare for surgery – to be at my strongest.  And the love and support that surrounds me in the Nia community is powerful.

The longest break I’ve ever had from teaching Nia was for 6 months in 2008.  I had to stop teaching about 6 months into my pregnancy with Avery due to pelvic pain and then I returned 2 months postpartum.  It actually always amazes me that I could teach anything for 15 years!  This is a testament to the work of Nia and it’s depth and dynamic nature – that I am constantly growing with it.  So now I prepare for another break from teaching.  I had my last class at my studio yesterday and look at the loving and thoughtful gifts my students brought.  So lovely!

loving and thoughtful gifts given to me by my loveliest Nia students at my last day  teaching Nia at my studio - Studio Sol
loving and thoughtful gifts given to me by my loveliest Nia students at my last day teaching Nia at my studio – Studio Sol

And then I arrive to Studio Nia this morning and they have created these t-shirts for my entire class to wear to my class on my last day there which will be June 26!  I felt quite humbled really.  I LOVE that the very body of work I created – called “Surviving to Thriving” which is my integration of Nia and therapy – is now on this t-shirt to support me.  Really, quite astounding that I will now travel this path.  How blessed I am to have such an amazing community of support – dancing the dance of LOVE!!!!

t-shirts made by Studio Nia for my entire class to where on my last day before surgery
t-shirts made by Studio Nia for my entire class to where on my last day before surgery
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4 thoughts on “The Dance of Love

  1. I am simply amazed at all of the love you are receiving. I am not at all surprised by it, as that love is what you give out so strongly, so it’s simply your turn to recieve it. But I swear everytime I see what people have done to support you I start to cry. What an amazing community you have nurtured!

  2. Erika — Thank you for sharing your experience through your blog. I’m inspired and moved and so grateful to learn from you! Sending a huge hug to you and many blessings to your gorgeous family. Gulgun

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