Energy Follows Attention
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"Whatever you put your attention on becomes energized. Whatever you take your attention away from dwindles. On the other hand, intention is the key to transformation... So you could say that attention activates the energy field, and intention activates the information field, which causes transformation."
- Deepak Chopra

Image above from: Nia Photos

One of my favorite teachings in Nia education is the concept and practice that "energy follows attention." For myself, I experience this as a wakefulness and attentiveness to whatever it is I am doing. When I do a heel lead, my attention is on the sensation in my foot. When I am traveling directions, my attention is placed in the direction I want my body to go in the room. When I want to feel strong, I pack my muscle into my bones. Without that attentiveness, my energy wouldn't rally and make the movement meaningful. And my mind would wander, disconnecting me from being in the present moment. Now when I add an intention, such as to feel joy in my movement, the experience can be transformational. The movement shifts from purely physical to something mental, emotional and spiritual.  

At the beginning of each year, I love to set an intention for myself. Something I can bring my attention to in the year ahead. Something my energy can rally behind to build meaning, momentum, manifestation and magic in my life. Something to keep me present. Something to help me grow, change and become a happier healthier version of myself. 

My personal intention for this year is "to feel sovereign." I don't mean sovereign in the sense of a monarch (no crown for me please!). I mean sovereign as a deep feeling of self-trust that reminds me that I know the truth of what I want and need and can make decisions that reflect that knowing, even if it defies anothers logic. May it bring me courage when I need it. May it allow me to pursue bold creativity. May it make me humble when I need to yield to another for their wisdom. May it allow me to travel in directions with the self-trust that my feet will take me exactly where I want to go with ease. 

Where do you want to place your attention in the year ahead? If you have an idea for an intention or simply want to invite it to surprise you, join me for one of two new year intention setting classes.

New Year Intention Setting Classes! Two Chances!

In both of these special 90-minute classes we will:
  • Use Tarot imagery to inspire a meaningful intention for your life in 2017.
  • Bring your 2017 intention to life through guided movement with ArcanaDance.
  • Dance with the intention of releasing 2016 and welcoming 2017 to a classic Nia routine.
You get two chances to choose an intention and bring the attention of your mind, body, heart and spirit towards manifestating that focus into the new year. See dates and times below.

Releasing 2016 and Setting an Intention for 2017 before the New Year

Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Embrace the Moon in Ballard, 1716 NW Market, Seattle, WA 98107 
Cost: $20 or one punch on your class card plus an additional $5.00.
Option to pay via PayPal online or via cash, check or Square on day of.
Join me for a New Year intention setting class that combines Tarot, ArcanaDance and Nia.

Releasing 2016 and Setting an Intention for 2017 on New Years Day

Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Balance Studio in Fremont, 418 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)
Cost: $20 or one punch on your class card plus an additional $5.00.
Option to pay via
PayPal online or via cash, check or Square on day of.
Join me for a New Year intention setting class that combines Tarot, ArcanaDance and Nia.


Teaching Schedule - December 13, 2016 - January 1, 2017:

  • Nia on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00pm at Balance Studio. 
  • Nia on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00pm at Embrace the Moon. 
  • ArcanaDance: The Dance of Justice (last class) on Sunday, December 18 at 9:00am at Balance Studio in Fremont (drop-in's welcome). 
  • Nia on Sunday, December 18 at 10:30am at Balance Studio.
  • Nia on Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00pm at Balance Studio.
  • NO Nia on Thursday, December 22 at Embrace the Moon (the new sound proof wall is going in! YAY).
  • YES, Christmas Morning Nia, Sunday, December 25, 10:30am-11:45am at Balance Studio, Special Nia+Stretch & Fly class with Jennifer, Irene Minkina and Liziah Richards. 
  • Nia on Tuesday, December 27 at 6:00pm at Balance Studio. Co-teaching with Irene Minkina while she visits from Philadelphia. Wahoo!
  • New Year intention setting class, Thursday, December 29 at 6:30pm at Embrace the Moon in Ballard, $20.
  • New Year intention setting class, Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:00am at Balance Studio in Fremont, $20. 
When in doubt, check the online calendar :).

Teasers for the next newsletter:

  • The next ArcanaDance series begins on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Magician
  • Special ArcanaDance workshop on Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:00pm-2:30pm in Ballard. The Dance of Sacred Activism
  • Save the date: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00am-5:00pm. ArcanaDance: A Tarot Workshop with The Magician. What do you want to manifest in 2017? The visionary Magician will guide us! 
  • In the works: Nia Learn the Routine workshop. Yep, we will break down the moves so that when you dance the routine in class, you deepen your skill and mastery of the moves. 
All of the above are in the works and will be added to my website in the week ahead. Squeal!

Tarot Readings:

My client calendar is full for the remainder of 2016 but I am booking tarot readings for January and February. I meet clients at my home in North Seattle and also via phone, Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout.

I am currently taking appointments on Wednesday afternoons-evenings, Thursday mornings, Fridays all day and select dates and times on weekends. I LOVE reading for people - it brings me so much joy. And this is the time of year I love to support people in aligning around life shifts in the year ahead.

For more information <3. For testimonials.

With warmth, love, gratitude, and excitement for the year ahead,
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