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Soma SOURCE Play

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Enjoy an afternoon playing with fellow Nia fans.

We play with a 3 step process:

  1. Watch (and dance with) Nia Trainers, Kelle Rae Oien, and Kevin VerEecke, on the big screen sharing the moves of SOURCE.

  2. Explore technique details for each song

  3. Experience “LIVE” songs taught by local teachers.

  4. Have a LOT of fun dancing to great music

Most of all this community event is about enjoying an afternoon at Soma Ranch with fellow Nia fans, getting together and playing with this fabulous new Nia routine. This is a FREE EVENT, and you’re welcome to leave a donation towards the BARE Retreat if this brings you joy.

Entertain returning the following day to participate (either taking or leading) in the “Soma SOURCE Team” a Nia JAM experience. Where the Nia class is taught by a team of teachers who take turns leading songs.

SUNDAY Nia Play SOURCE and MONDAY Nia Team SOURCE are both fun events suitable for all levels. These experiences are both fabulous ways to get to know fellow movers and groovers and learn the latest Nia Routine. Come to either or enjoy both!

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Source Routine

Choreographers: Kelle Rae Oien, and Kevin VerEecke

Release Date: December, 2018

Focus: The focus of SOURCE is the eyes.

Intent: The intent of SOURCE is to use the eyes and eyesight to engage the spine and direct attention.

Description: The Nia routine SOURCE helps you engage with the most complex of the body’s five senses: eyesight. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed our eyes are busy working with dark and light, taking pictures, and sending messages to our brain for analysis. The eyes, the “windows of the soul” are our greatest resource for connecting us with the world. Like all parts of the body, if we don’t use our eyes they will become weak. 

Healthy sight is sensed as seeing far and near, as having adaptable, relaxed and moist eyes, and as having the ability to blink and use your eyes for extended periods of time with little or no fatigue. Unhealthy sight is sensed as burning, itching eyes, as blurry and/or grey vision, as teary and achy eyes, and as having a lack of visual clarity, double vision and/or eye fatigue, and is often associated with a lack of mental comprehension and poor attention. 

Using the eyes directs and focuses attention and connects you to the environment and space around you, thereby heightening safety and function by using the eyes to engage your spine, to look and see, to move forward and back, up and down, in and out, over and under, across and behind, in a circle, and in small and big ranges of motion. Use your eyes to initiate moving in a direction, to engage the systemic movement of the spine, and to enhance your spatial awareness, and orientation of your body and its parts in space.

Track list: (All Songs by Lis Addison)

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  1. Blue Lotus

  2. Papa Kamba

  3. Zadaka

  4. Mama Yangu

  5. Kunda Chant

  6. Star People

  7. Do What You Love

  8. Renaissance Woman

  9. Arctic Aurora Reprise

  10. Water Spirits

If you'd like to check out the routine in the privacy of your own home/computer. Please check out Nia TV where you can have access to all the latest Nia Routines.

Enjoy 15 days of Nia TV for FREE

Earlier Event: February 2
AfroCelt Further in Time Experience
Later Event: February 4
Soma SOURCE Team