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New Year, New Routines

Posted by terrepruitt on January 3, 2015

Nia Technique comes out with four routines a year. I actually do not know if this is how it has always been or if this is how it has been lately. When I first started teaching Nia there were so many routines – to me – that I didn’t bother to keep track of the new ones when they were released because there was a stock of them I could order from. I do vaguely remember reading some teachers saying on the teacher forums that HQ needed to create some new routines as they hadn’t done any for a while. I remember thinking, “Wow! I can’t imagine having the need for new routines, look at all of them!!!” HQ just released four new routines in December. I think they are considering them 2014 routines, but I think of them as new for the New Year.

It is really great to have new routines to start off the New Year. Facebook is all a buzz about the new routines. I think, I don’t know, but I think some deliveries of the new routines were delayed due to the Holidays. Many Nia teachers are talking on Facebook about waiting by their mailboxes. Everyone is very excited about new routines.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoThere are four new routines. I only had enough credits for three so, I ordered three out of the four. I could buy the fourth one, but I will just wait until I renew my license. Four routines are included in the licensing renewal fee of $520.00.  So when I renew in a few months I can just get the fourth one at that time.  I am slow to learn routines so I will have not learned and taught the three I just bought by the time I can order the fourth one.

The new routines have great names: Magic, Beautiful, Dream, Reach. Could be that you Reach for your Beautiful, Magic Dreams. Ha. That is not what Nia HQ says, it is just dawned in me while writing this.

Anyway . . . . it really is exciting.  Although, as I mentioned, it takes me a long time to learn a new routine.  So I am still learning one that was released in 2013.  I will admit to not being able to learn anything new for the first half of the year.  It was like my brain just couldn’t concentrate and retain a new routine.  I have moved past that now.  And I am still current with my quota (we are supposed to learn four a year) so I don’t feel bad.

I do love how so many Nia teachers jump right in and on the new routines.  Some Nia teachers have been teaching Nia since in the ’80’s so they have done ALL the routines there ever were and more so they really NEED the new stuff.  I have only been teaching Nia since 2009 so there were twenty-six years of routines before I even started Nia.  Although, as I said, I don’t think they came out with routines every year so there are not 124 routines to choose from.  Especially, since a lot of the old routines are no longer available.

Well, I do hope I will see you in a Nia class in 2015.  Come sooner than later!

Do you like to do the same routine for a bit before you move onto another one?  Do you like to have a new routine to do every time you step into the class?


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