Hi! My name is Kirsten Bartel, owner of Fleurish Movement, and I offer classes in a whole-body fusion fitness practice called Nia®.
I first discovered Nia® in my early 30s, at a time in my life when I was beginning to heal my body from the impact of years of stress and poor nutrition, and thought I would try this fitness class that was described to me as "kind of like dancing."
I took off my shoes, stepped barefoot onto the wood floor in the studio...and never left. At least, that's what it feels like to me. Over the many years, this potent blend of 52 moves and 9 movement forms drawn from the dance, martial, and healing arts, and choreographed to diverse music has enabled me to find joy in movement, on and off the dance floor.
The techniques found in Nia® of using The Body's Way to move My Body's Way were so effective in helping me heal that I felt the pull to share this fusion movement practice in the belief that other people would like to dance through life too. In my early 40s I certified to teach Nia®, and have spent the last decade sharing the joy of movement on various dance floors in Edmonton, Alberta...I invite you to join me in the dance!