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Specialties: Nia

Qualifications:  B.A. in Foreign Languages, Portland State University 1995, TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Portland State University 1995, Black Belt Nia Certificate with Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas co-founders of Nia Portland 2010, 13 years of classical ballet and dance performance Szolnok Hungary, experience in jazz, modern dance, ballroom dancing, ballet folklorica, tai-chi, personal Nia practice since 1994.


If You Love Nia …
My name is Kriszti VanSlyke, I’m a Black Belt Nia teacher originally from Hungary. I fell in love with Nia my last year of college in Portland, Oregon. I started teaching 17 years ago and have had my personal Nia practice for 24 years. I’m passionate about Nia and what Nia brings to our bodies and to the world. I have heard about Gloria and Eight Elements West in La Jolla for decades and I was hoping to have a chance to visit it one day. It’s been a privilege to be able to step in and sub for the many talented teachers here and now have the opportunity to teach weekly classes. Thank you for welcoming me and if I haven’t met you yet, I’m looking forward to dancing with you soon. If you love Nia, please join me.  I’d love to get to know you all. See you on the dance floor.


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