A Chat with The Face Place
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Each class includes mindful movement guidance and somatic education; class cycles include warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down, and stretching. Nia fitness classes are taught to music, including pop, electronica, jazz, Latin, new age, Indian, and hip hop.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Claudia participated in Nia classes for five years in Albany, NY before becoming a Nia instructor (Nia white belt 2006; Nia blue belt in 2013; Nia brown belt in 2014). She continues to invite others to join this joy-of-movement experience.
What do you love most about your job?
As an Nia Instructor I love that Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes; that Nia combines dance movements and heart-pumping martial arts moves infused with subtle therapeutic techniques designed to heighten body awareness and sensory IQ.
The Face Place
Even though it's called The Face Place, the team at the full-service salon treats clients from head to toe. Inside the clean, modern space with warm orange colors and hardwood floors, spa professionals perform soothing lotus flower mud body treatments, aromatherapy facials and relaxing manicures. Acupuncturists free up energy pathways, and massage therapists melt tension with hot-stone massages. The team even helps beautify folks from the inside out with fitness classes, such as meditation, tai chi and hula hooping.