Moving to Heal with Siere Munro
Nurture your body & soul with this self-healing movement experience.
Learn techniques to adapt Nia therapeutically.
Practice using Nia movement and Dancing Through Life principles to feel better.
Receive a certificate of completion.
Upon completion, certified Nia teachers will be qualified to teach the Moving to Heal class program.
For more information and Registration: nianow.com
Moving to Heal Program and Class Description
Nia Moving to Heal is ‘Movement as Medicine’ and is for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to compliment and facilitate the healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. “Healing” as defined by Nia is defined simply by “I feel better.”
Moving to Heal teaches people to listen to the voice of the body, sensation. Through sensatation, participants learn how to adapt movements to support their comfort and health needs. Chairs are made available for students to utilize for maximum stability, pleasure, and comfort.
The focus on adapting personalized, self-healing, movement results in increased body awareness, and overall wellness, regardless of diagnosis.
Sessions consistently offer movement practices for body awareness and body gratitude. Participants are guided through a movement experience using Nia’s 7 class cycles including a focus and intent, warm up, dance-based movement, cool down, movement on the floor (or chair) and consciously stepping out. Each session culminates in a “Dancing Through Life” tip – to bring the self-healing focus into the individuals’ daily lives.
For over 35 years Nia has been helping people to use movement to feel better in their body, and helping people with short and long term illness benefit by using movement as part of their prescription for healing, whether it be anxiety/depression, cancer, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, brain injuries, eating disorders, etc, use Moving to Heal to step in to your body’s healing potential!
Moving to Heal Testimonials
Moving to Heal has been a key part of my integrative treatment for breast cancer. It has allowed me to focus on all of the cells in my body, and to accept the harsh chemo treatment, as well as flush it through and out of my body. The movement and music fill me with a sense of joy and hope and confidence. My Doctors have been amazed at how healthy and strong I have remained during my journey, and I am so grateful to have this gentle kind of dance available to me. ~MS
I have taken Nia classes for more that a decade. I continue because I love moving to music, I love the community, and no matter how poorly I feel coming to class I always feel so much better after. ~LM
Moving To Heal has been a revelation for me as I continue to heal from years of battling cancer and other major health challenges. The gentle expressiveness of the choreography, along with Siere’s constant support and buoyant energy allows me to rebuild a loving connection with my body. Her holistic approach to the class is deeply nourishing and I am extremely grateful to have access to such a healing resource. Siere is brilliantly creative with her choice of music and choreography, and keeps me inspired, even on challenging days. Her ability to respond to spontaneous shifts in the energy of the class makes all of us feel safe and supported. She has created a sense of community during each class session that we can draw from both during and after class. ~KS
Being part of the NIA Moving To Heal program has increased my ability to participate fully in my daily life with more strength and grace than before. The permission to move at my own pace and be part of a supportive community at the same time is a rare combination. MTH is an important part of living with Parkinson’s and I will continue the practice throughout my life. ~PH
Since my diagnosis of cancer in February of 2011, I have benefited from the programs offered by Legacy including classes, support groups and workshops. I deal with skeletal pain that is devastating on a daily basis, Nia helps relieve this pain. In Nia I receive the benefits of healing from music, dance, my classmates and the expertise of my instructor, Siere Munro. ~GN
Moving To Heal Nia classes have been invaluable to me, for community, feelings of well-being and discovery. The friendships I have made are precious, and Siere has been a skillful, generous and heartfelt instructor. She deeply cares and we feel honored to be there. In gratitude ~SA
Siere Munro, Nia Black Belt, Training Faculty Member, has been leading people through movement for over 25 years. Her background is in healing arts, expressive arts and fitness coupled with a passion for music and choreography. Siere has also lent her expertise to Nia Headquarters, launching two brand-new Nia Programs: Moving to Heal (MTH) and FreeDance. Siere teaches MTH and FreeDance in her home city Portland, Oregon. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs about the Nia Moving to Heal Training
Who can attend the training?
The MTH Training is open to everybody.
Why take the MTH Training?
The overall focus is for the weekend is The Art of Feeling Better. Whether your interest is personal self-healing or teaching MTH classes or both, this training will provide you with all of the tools you need to personalize your movement experience for your body’s way.
Who can teach MTH?
Licensed Nia teachers with a livelihood membership are allowed to teach MTH.
When can I begin teaching MTH?
Livelihood members may begin teaching MTH immediately upon completion of the MTH training.
What is the MTH Apprenticeship?
The apprenticeship is an online continuation of the mth training. All of the instructions and required materials will be available to teaching apprentices through Nianow. As an apprentice, you will work with a total of 52 lesson plans based on Nia’s The Body’s Way. Each lesson plan is designed to support you in a teaching a Nia Moving to Heal class. The apprenticeship must be completed within two years from the time you take the training or you will be required to re-take the training to continue teaching the class.
Are there additional requirements for completion of Apprenticeship?
52 Moves Training