"Exploring/Embodying the Martial Arts Energies of Nia" Playshop in Sherman Oaks, Sat May 25, 1-4pm

JAG returns to LA!

Nationally known Nia educator and 2nd Degree Black Belt JAG visits Los Angeles to teach us about the three Martial Arts in Nia:

Tai Chi – “The Slow Dance”

Tae Kwon Do – “The Dance of Precision”

Aikido – “Harmonious, Spherical Action”

If you think that Martial Arts is just about blocks and kicks, then you will definitely benefit from this playshop that explores the power of moving slowly, shifting our weight, traveling in directions, stabilizing, grounding, centering, conditioning and healing our bodies, all courtesy of the Martial Arts.

This is not advanced, athletic, level 3 or high-energy. This is an informative, instructional playshop. Anyone, at any fitness level, is welcome and will benefit from attending. Do not be alarmed by the prospect of 2 1/2 hours of Martial Arts. If that concerns you and you fear you may not be able to keep up, then it is a good indication that you need this information and will benefit from learning what Martial Arts energy actually is and how it relates to our everyday Nia practice.


1:00 Arrivals

1:15 – 2:45 Playshop

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:00 Nia

4:00  Goodbyes

Coffee afterwards very nearby, for those who are interested!


Los Angeles Dance Academy
15255 Ventura Blvd., Annex 3, Sherman Oaks CA 91403

Located UNDER Union Bank. Park in structure, from Moorpark St.


$40 for students (no Nia experience required)

$35 for Nia teachers

$20 for just the 3-4pm Nia class without the playshop

NOTE: JAG’s rescue dog River will be present, in a cage. Please do not interact with River even though he is very cute. River is like Garbo: he vants to be alone.