I have done a lot of personal work. I have done a lot of physical therapy work. I never imagined the combination of the two is what would lead me to my soul path.
Like most little girls I loved dancing, expressing myself creatively and showing off. As I developed into a young woman & my body started changing, a comment from my Dance teacher that I was too big to dance really affected me and upset me deeply.
So deeply that I took on that belief as my own & brought that belief with me through my adult life until a few years ago, I was able to recognize it and release it. I am still healing some body image beliefs but they are very minimal compared to this one that was holding me back from a lot in life.
It contributed to me also feeling like there was always something physically wrong with me: I had back problems, respiratory problems, sciatica. I honestly felt like it was one thing after another for years and it wasn’t fair - “why me?”
A few years ago I got a “frozen shoulder”. I couldn’t believe it - what the! How did that happen? I didn’t have an accident or do it playing sport. It just “happened”. I was so mad.
I had already started doing work with Aliki The Path Clearer to find my soul path. Her use of her different skills & unique gifts is exactly what was needed. She used counseling, hypnotherapy, energy healing & coaching in such a special & unique way to assist me with not only the physical manifestation but also the deep work that led to me discovering my path. And I would have NEVER guessed the answer!
My frozen shoulders were the gifts. The gifts that finally got the message through and made me listen to my
body & heart. The message was clear:
What you’re doing now is NOT working.
YOUR BODY IS THE ANSWER.
FIND JOY IN MOVEMENT & SHARE THAT.
I thought “WTF!” “How am
But through Aliki’s unique blend of therapy, coaching & counseling I went on a journey of complete discovery, being open to what came along the path. I tried many things as part of this journey. Some I loved but they just didn’t feel quite right. Some my body loved but I found myself getting bored. Some I loved the idea of but my body gave me clear messages that they were a “no” for me. And for the first time in years I WAS listening to my body.
I searched for “Joyful Movement” (thank you Google) and I came across Nia. A conscious joyful movement dance practice that combines the dance, healing & martial arts. I saw the Nia Australia video and couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing - it FELT amazing. It was EXACTLY what I wanted. So I researched where to do classes and how to become a teacher.
There happened to be a training in about a month but there were no classes near me so one Saturday I travelled over an hour to a class and I knew it was right straight away so I registered immediately for the training & I started teaching 5 months later.
It is beyond amazing. I’m so grateful for this path. I continue to learn the Nia philosophy & principles & share classes with my beautiful growing community. Wow. 2 years ago I wouldn’t have believed this was possible.
I am 46.75 years young and feel more vibrant and IN my body than I ever have, and I KNOW that I will only feel better & better as I continue on this amazing path to share this beautiful practice and continue to connect with my body, mind, emotions & spirit.
My deepest gratitude to Aliki for her unwavering commitment to others’ transformation and for her unique gifts that allow her to really be able to offer so much assistance to many.
Joyful Movement Nia
The Path Clearer