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Let movement be your medicine

Erin... gracefully, engagingly, and enthusiastically guides people to move their bodies!

classes & workshops

fees & pricing

Drop-in fee $12.00
5 Class Pass $53.00
10 Class Pass $96.00

I accept payment via cash, check, credit card. My PayPal receiving account is through email address erindamour[at]gmail[dot]com. Taxes and fees may apply.

Move! Fitness Card (applies to all studio classes)
10 class pass $90.00

class location

Move! Fitness ABQ
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. 32
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-633-6932
Contact me online. 

Retreats

Taking a short road trip or an adventure overseas is always exciting and doing so with the added bonus of dancing Nia is my ideal getaway. Here's what's upcoming:

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NATURAL TIME NIA RETREAT
October 11–14, 2018
A beautiful weekend "out of time" in the gorgeous Taos Valley of northern New Mexico. The retreat center Vista Verde has a beautiful dance space, amazing views of the stars and a quick trip to visit the earthship community and Taos in all it's northern New Mexican artsy glory! More information here!

early-bird registration now open

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GREECE GODDESS GETAWAY
Coming July 2019!
This combo Nia/Yoga retreat is truly transformational. Held in the lovely, ancient village of Molyvos on the island of Lesbos you will not regret this adventure. Hosted by my friends Jillian and Rene Lambert from Cape Town, South Africa.

My primary purpose is guiding people to love living life in a body...

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I love to play and explore what it means to be living in a human body. I aim to challenge societal expectations around how to "behave" with a body particularly those that subvert us into feeling shame and dissatisfaction with our body. 

Through my work as a movement facilitator and massage therapist, I aim to encourage people to find dynamic ease, relaxation, joy and a captivated sense of gratitude for their precious epithelial vessels

Over the past 11 years, I've shared Nia Technique classes to hundreds and hundreds of students including 8 years as adjunct faculty in the University of New Mexico’s College of Education Physical Education Program.

My education and experience with Nia, yoga, mindfulness, bodywork, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology all inform my work to help others nurture a sense of playful curiosity in how to heal with movement.

 My loyal companions and wise teachers.

My loyal companions and wise teachers.

Come enjoy great music, fun and movement exploration in one of my classes. The invitation is always to simply "show up – shine – and let it go"! 

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EDUCATION &
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology & Sociology

NM School of Natural Therapeutics
Natural Therapeutics Specialist & Massage Therapist

The Nia Technique (White – Black Belt)
Instructor training in Santa Fe, NM, Portland, Oregon, and Cape Town, SA

High Desert Yoga
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

UNM Anderson School of Business
Certificate of Nonprofit Management

UNM Continuing Ed. Digital Arts
Multimedia Design

What is Nia?

Nia Technique™ is a dance fitness practice that provides safe and effective exercise that fuses multiple movement forms; it inspires people to be healthy and fit while learning body literacy and awareness. Nia blends a combination of dance arts, such as jazz and modern, with martial arts, inspired by aikido and tai chi, all with the perspectives of healing arts, such as yoga and the Alexander Technique. Nia is a barefooted movement program designed to increase participants awareness of physical sensations, build strength and stamina, and increase flexibility and balance, all while having fun. And we do it to great music!the And we do it to great music!

BENEFITS OF NIA

  • Stimulates the pleasure of living in the body
  • Increases strength, flexibility, mobility and agility
  • Improves circulation and heart health and supports weight loss
  • Develops grace, power and muscle tone
  • Improves posture, balance and stability

Debbie Rosas describes the essence of Nia.

“Nia has improved my quality of life simply by waking me up to my body. It’s joy has filled my life. Nia helped me see what I was denying my body and my spirit and because of that I have made some necessary changes in my life. Thank you to you and thank you to Nia.

WHITE BELT

Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery exploring the art of sensation your body's way. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers; The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience and sensation guides you to create health and vitality by moving your body in ways that feel good. Nia White Belt teaches you to develop body literacy - the ability to listen to your body, making choices that lead to health and total body well-being. Find a training here.

deepen your Nia practice with an intensive belt training

Bodywork & Therapeutic Massage

 ERIN DAMOUR LMT #7494

ERIN DAMOUR
LMT #7494

After nine years as the executive director of a local non-profit I was looking for a new path and was eventually led towards NM School of Natural Therapeutics from which I graduated in September 2012. 

As a graduate of the NMSNT I aim to help people find ease, relaxation and comfort in their bodies. Using a variety of modalities, including Swedish massage, polarity therapy, reflexology, myofascial release my goal is to assist each individual client in achieving relaxation, the place where the body heals and rehabilitates.

Bookings

Use the calendar on the right to book appointments. Saturday, Sunday and after hours by request. 

payment

I accept cash, checks, credit cards and payment via PayPal. *On-site chair massage available at a rate of $1/minute, plus a location fee of $25.

Location

230 Adams St. SE, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87108

APPOINTMENTS

Call 505-633-6392 or contact me online.

testimonials

"Erin's skills in sports and relaxation massage have made her my health partner for nearly 4 years. She has a wonderfully quiet space which is a reflection of her consciousness and professionalism. If you're looking for someone that you can count on, Erin is precisely the person you've been seeking."

Terry, client since 2012

"Erin is a highly skilled and compassionate masseuse.  She customizes your massage to bring pain relief according to your individual condition.  She obviously has a great deal of knowledge of physiology, and her treatments are very effective. The treatment room is very calming and you can enjoy your massage in a quiet, comfortable and pleasant environment."

Robin, client since 2015

OFFERINGS

Therapeutic Massage ($70.00/60 min)

Each session is customized to meet your specific needs and may include a combination of Swedish massage, reflexology, polarity therapy, myofascial release and recovery techniques.

Head-Hands-Heels ($50.00/45 min)

An extremities treat focusing on the scalp, face, shoulders, neck, hands and feet. Features essential oils of your choosing.

Rest & Recovery ($80.00/75 min)

This treatment is aimed at specific issues and/or recovery from sporting events and related activities. RR utilizes focused and specific work along with myofascial release and event recovery techniques.

BOOK ONLINE TODAY!