On Monday I suddenly found myself on the verge of tears as I began to set the focus for class. It was a big deal when I realized I was stepping in as an employee rather than the employer of NiaMoves for the first time in 20 years! I was super happy to have Kristie there, by my side in the circle, with her usual assuring, grounding smile. We've had a super partnership for 12 years. It's been a fun ride owning, then co owning NiaMoves with Kristie Bryant and now it's time for a new owner, Angela Mestre. Please join me for a special moment in time, my 8am Saturday Nia class followed by the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Saturday, April 9, 9-9:15am at NiaMoves, 508 Pecore St, Houston, TX 77009
Here's what was shared with the Nia Moves community.
Past, Present, Future
by Emily Brontë
Tell me, tell me, smiling child,
What the past is like to thee?
An Autumn evening soft and mild
With a wind that sighs mournfully.'
Tell me, what is the present hour?
A green and flowery spray
Where a young bird sits gathering its power
To mount and fly away.'
And what is the future, happy one?
A sea beneath a cloudless sun ;
A mighty, glorious, dazzling sea
Stretching into infinity.'
Like this poem of past, present and future, NiaMoves has had a delightful journey so far. We've danced through some tough times AND yet we have become quite likely THE most successful Nia studio in the world. We have a fabulous program, a team of amazing desk guides + highly skilled teachers and a vibrantly awesome community. Kristie has been instrumental to all of this, devoting her time, energy, expertise, patience and so much more. It's time for Kristie to "fly" and reach new dreams, for her and her family, in Austin, It's time for Helen to "ground" at Soma Ranch, developing retreats and trainings. It's time for Angela to "dance in" leading NiaMoves to her next level of glory. The good news is all 3 of us are literally dazzling with how amazing it is we've been able to manifest a way for the studio and community to continue. And the future looks infinitely bright!
At NiaMoves, Angela is bringing new life, depth of knowledge and ideas. She balances this with a deep respect for what has already been created, a beautiful combination with great potential for future growth! Helen is continuing to teach Nia classes and more. Kristie will be returning to offer workshops and special events.
Helen and Kristie are stepping out from being business partners of NiaMoves in a most elegant way. We are thrilled and excited to explore our options beyond NiaMoves, while feeling deeply satisfied with what has been achieved. We joyfully recognize what we've helped create and how well the opportunity is being passed on. We thank YOU for all the great things you bring to NiaMoves, acknowledging how, without you, we would not be what we are today.
We hope the transition is as smooth and seamless as possible for you, our valued client and a friend who feels more like family ;-). The three of us (Helen, Kristie and Angela) are striving to provide you with the best. Please let us know how we may help more.