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Rooted and Free: Embodied Balance of the Spiritual and Practical

Many of us walk between two worlds. We may have a spiritual practice, but often feel as if we need to hide this in our jobs, or in other everyday situations. We may have deep connections to higher guidance, but we struggle with applying our intuition to tasks like making money or paying the bills, which can feel very non-spiritual.

Maintaining separate personas can be exhausting, and can drain our energy and create “stuckness” in our bodies, hearts and emotions.

In this workshop, we will begin by expressing how this feels in our bodies through the guided, expressive movement of Nia with Nia Black Belt instructor Erin Curren. We will focus on balance, sensing our rooted base to the Earth through our feet and then move to our connection with the upper extremities, channeling and drawing energy up from our lower to upper chakras.

By moving our bodies (following a routine led by Erin), we physically release what we are holding onto in our bodies and merge the Ego and the Higher selves even if just for a moment.

We will then verbally process and then write about what this experience was like, and participate in a guided meditation and visualization with Rachel Horton White, an intuitive counselor. We will get more specific about how we can move forth in our everyday lives by more intentionally bringing our Higher Selves, our souls and spirits, into all that we do, including paying the bills and going to meetings!

We will close with another embodied movement routine to fully close and balance our inner realities within our bodies, minds and souls.

Join us on Saturday, December 1st from 9-11:30 am at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge Street in Westbrook. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat (or a folding chair), cushion/small pillow and blanket!

New "holiday cheer" price! $35/person Early Bird (use coupon code EARLY), $45/person for day-of-workshop. Save your spot here.

Nia is an exhilarating barefoot cardio workout combining the martial arts, dance and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. ia teaches you to listen to your body’s sensations as a method to achieve your fitness goals. Nia integrates 52 moves to increase your range of motion, strength, flexibility, agility and stability. It's movement designed for the body: for the sustainability and love of the body.

Erin Curren is a teacher, artist, performer, dancer, and a lifelong learner. Through the movement practice of Nia Erin embodies and shares the Joy of Movement with others. Erin loves creating, and inspiring people to connect on a deeper level with their bodies, hearts and one another. Nothing brings her greater satisfaction than seeing the smiling faces of her students as they play and let loose, surprising themselves with what a great workout they received without realizing it! rin has been teaching Nia in Maine since 2009 and earned her Nia Black Belt in 2015. Learn more at

Rachel Horton White is an intuitive counselor, teacher, metaphysical seeker and writer. With guidance sessions, Tarot and communities of support, she aims to merge the spiritual with the real world through Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting ( Rachel is also a recovering athlete, pianist, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader and lover of yoga. She claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal and teaching English in Guadalajara, Mexico and learns every day from her two bright-eyed, energetic children in Portland, Maine. Rachel works with people seeking to find their true, inner selves by accessing thoughts, energy and higher guidance as part of the massive shift in consciousness in our world now.