Let’s get moving!

09/07/2019 | By Liliya Buhela

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


By now you probably know that we are going to do a LOT on the Techstars Startup Weekend Women, right? We will present the ideas, get feedback and support, collaborate and network among many other cool things. But what about some fun?

Enter: Nia. I know, it’s confusing. So, let me explain. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice which is a combination of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Nia is designed to nurture, condition and nourish your body and your soul. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music and the trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and development. The practice blends nine different movement forms: Tai Chi, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Jazz, the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, the Alexander Technique and Yoga. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities.

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Who will introduce you to the exciting world of Nia? Enter: Esther Berg. She is a black belt Nia teacher who is also a physiotherapist and a certified energy healer. Esther has been practicing since 2000 and she knew immediately that teaching Nia would be her calling. Having taught the practice for almost two decades, Esther’s biggest dream finally came true: she opened her own Nia studio in Vienna and called it VIBES.

On Saturday, Esther will offer a 30-minute class for the participants to help them unwind from all the thinking and sitting down. She is hoping that her passion and enthusiasm will find new Nia followers among the participants of Techstars Startup Weekend Women.


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