Mark was introduced to Nia when commissioned to paint a mural for StudioNia Santa Fe. Mark timidly stepped into his first class and the inspiration and joy came flooding in! Mark found that Nia provided the athleticism he was craving, and the enriching of the soul, which was an unexpected discovery. Somewhere in early adulthood, Mark had lost the playfulness in his dance. In addition, he had stopped listening to his body and gained over 50lbs. Nia helped reconnect him to his creativity through movement and become a physically and mentally healthier person.
Through his Nia practice, Mark strives for balance between mind and spirit, masculine and feminine energies, and harmony between the 9 movement forms. He infuses each class with his fun and quirky sense of humor. His classes feature a wide range of musical styles that support the joy of movement for every body!
Workshop ~ Body 3:30 - 5:15pm
"S P A C E" playshop (mini immersion) for teachers and students. Learn about the makings of this fabulous Nia Experience created by Mark. Explore aspects of the Martial Art, Aikido, in relationship with the choreography. Receive behind-the-scenes look at how a Nia routine is crafted song-to-song and as a whole body of work.
Class ~ Body 5:30 - 6:30pm
"S P A C E" an original Nia class created by Mark Frossard
The focus is on Aikido with the intent to move harmoniously through low, middle, and high planes. Students find the routine to be physically and mentally conditioning, somatic, meditative, and spacious.