Through Movement We Find Health
Monday 9:00–10:15 am with Jennifer Ball
Wednesday 9:00-10:15 am with Karen Hefley
$12 to drop in$50 for 5–class pass$95 for 10-class pass
Nia is a guided conscious dance fitness class and a moving meditation. Joy of Movement is the keystone of Nia. It threads throughout the entire experience. Nia is fun and challenging! It draws from dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. It has just the right amount of choreography and free movement set to a great variety of music. Classes include all fitness and ability levels and beginners are always welcome. The focus of each class supports cultivating mindfulness, awareness of sensation, increasing your emotional IQ, and honoring your uniqueness and the spiritual connection that is within us all. Nia cultivates the 5 sensations of fitness: Mobility, Stability, Strength, Flexibility, and Agility while it empowers us to be in relationship with our body’s wisdom.
Sandpoint Ecstatic Dance
Sliding scale $10-$20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Offered the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 10 am by the Sandpoint Ecstatic Dance Collective. This dance is completely guided by the music. No choreography is offered. We begin at 10am with gentle, warm up music, followed with a short circle where a focus will be offered and brief introductions of our staff will be made. We will then have the opportunity to move to a musical landscape laid down by our guest DJ. The music will take us up and bring us back down, with time for a short closing circle. Participants are welcome to share briefly about their experience and we will provide a quick opportunity for sharing about upcoming events, classes or announcements. We close at noon.
All are welcome! We have guidelines to create a safe container, including guidelines specific to children. Please check out and like our facebook page at Sandpoint Ecstatic Dance for more information.
Exploring the Wilderness of Body & Soul
Tuesday & Friday, 8:30–9:30 am
$12 to drop in$50 for 5–class pass$95 for 10–class pass
Unlimited monthly morning class pass $90 includes Nia with Blissa
WildCore is a blend of choreography, conscious dance, breath-work and belonging. Brietta is building on her foundations of dance technique, 14 years of teaching Nia and Soul Motion, her love for understanding energy and how it moves, the primal threads of dance as prayer and inspiring people to self-heal through movement.
WildCore invites us to listen to the voice of the body, opens the door to intuition and creates a pathway to discover the untamed parts of yourself, while rooted to your core and sourcing from your soul. Open to all levels!
A Conscious Dance Practice
Contact us for upcoming dates
Soul Motion™, designed by Vinn Arjuna Marti, is a mindfulness practice that uses the Body as a doorway into the soul’s flow. This practice has been a very important thread in Brietta’s evolution as a human — she finds the dance floor to be the playground for embodying presence. It is like therapy with no words, only energy and movement, artistry and a sense of dropping in and connecting to the source that lives within each of us.
She has studied, lived, and danced this form since first introduced to it 15 years ago. Over the years she has offered Soul Motion™ in workshops settings in Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Mexico and the Yukon. Graduating from the Leadership Training in March 2014, Brietta continues to embody the practice & offer her experience as a Mentor for 2016 Leadership Apprentices and 2017 Teacher Training.
“Dance with me in the infinite Pause before the next great inhale that is breathing us all into being.” —Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The Yogini Meets the Dancer
Wednesday, 6:00–7:15 pm
$12 to drop in$50 for 5–class pass
Dance Conditioning is where the Yogini meets the Dancer, with energizing and expressive movements from a blend of dance arts. This class is designed for the more advanced dancer or the one ready to take her dance practice to the next level of technique and conditioning.
The movements are rooted in Jazz/Ballet and Modern Techniques with a fusion of inspiration from Bellydance, African, and Yoga. Brietta loves to challenge her students with movement patterns that increase strength, improve flexibility, and keep the mind sharp and present to the raw expression of the moment.
Dance Technique for Kids
Educating and inspiring children to get into their bodies!
Brietta’s classes for kids offers Traditional Dance Technique, Body Awareness, Cross–Brain Patterning exercises, Spacial Awareness, Ancient Art of Dance, Alignment, Choreography, Healthy Expression, and Joy of Being in the Body!
‘Intro to Forrest Yoga’
*New sessions every 5 weeks
Contact Sarah for more information
Series led by Sarah Rusnak.
Tribal Fusion Bellydance
Monday, 6:oo–7:30 pm
$12 to drop in$50 for 5–class pass
Classes led by Julie Wise. Class is designed for Beginner through Intermediate.