Nia MelFest Class/Party (this week only)

October 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98126
Melanie McFarland

For this week’s class only: Celebrate MelFest– (from Mel)

In 2009 I started a personal tradition called MelFest, coinciding with my birthday. It’s my way to redoubling my focus on the joy of appreciating life, in every moment, in all of its fullness, for 31 days straight.  I have four daily practices for Melfest: I must consume one bubbly beverage a day. I must consume at least one sweet a day. I must say “yes” to one thing to which I would usually say “no”. Most importantly, I must dance every day, no matter what — especially on my actual birthday! However, when I was thinking about this year’s MelFest — its fifth anniversary! — I realized that the celebration would not be complete if I did not dance in its honor with my community. If I had never met Nia, Jill Pagano, and everyone who I’ve danced with at Youngstown and now, the Center for Movement and Healing, MelFest would not exist. So to show my gratitude for this special studio and the community that forms its spirit, I am hosting a FREE “Jammy Jam” dance party on Monday, October 6, starting at 6:30pm. There will be bubbly beverages (including water, naturally), sweets and a playlist consisting of my favorite Nia songs along with other tunes I love to dance to in my living room (David Bowie? RuPaul, anyone?).  To capture the free spirit of a sleepover, I invite you to wear your comfiest bedtime clothes that you don’t mind getting sweaty. Most of all, be ready to tap into your sense of freedance and play. See you then! And Happy MelFest!!!!




Join Melanie McFarland in a  Nia–a 60 minute non-impact class that blends uplifting music with dance, martial arts and yoga-type floorplay. If you like Jazzercise or Zumba, you’ll love Nia. Enjoyable to all levels from beginners to athletic and based on the design of the body. Nia leaves you feeling invigorated not exhausted!

Teacher: Nia Brown belt Melanie McFarland is your Monday and Wednesday  night teacher. Payment made directly to Melanie. Drop=in $17, 4 class pass-72.50

You can learn more about Melanie here.

Mondays & Wednesdays  at 6:30pm

Includes hot towel service with aromatherapy