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

classes & workshops

fees & pricing (as of 9/1/18)

Drop-in fee $12.00
5 Class Pass $58.00
10 Class Pass $90.00

*New!* Monthly Pass $50.00 (All classes in a calendar month, must renew the beginning of each month. Best for those attending all classes in a month.)

Payment via cash, check, credit card and PayPal (via account: erindamour[at]gmail.com. Local gross receipts taxes of 7.875% and processing fees may apply.

class location

Studio Sway
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. 32
Albuquerque, NM 87108
https://www.studioswayabq.com/


Contact me online or at 505-633-6932

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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Nourish Your Self in Paradise: Growth and Guidance for a Rejuvenated Life


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Greece Goddess
Getaway!

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Natural Time
Nia Retreat

NOURISH YOUR SELF IN PARADISE

A Selfistry Retreat for Women 

March 16 – 23, 2019
Mar De Jade
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
$1497 Before February 1, 2019

Imagine a small group of quality women connecting deeply in their shared desire to be alone and be together. Imagine days that unfold gently within a self care program that serves up the best sleep – imagine the sound of the ocean cradling you to sleep – organic locally sourced delicious food, walks on the beach, hikes in the forest, boat trips on the water, soaks in the hot tub, massages in a nature sanctuary, and optional daily meditation and yoga classes. Now, add to this picture a program expertly designed for exploring your inner self and carefully bringing you back home to your authenticity — providing the best techniques in personal development and spiritual alignment. Now wrap this vision up and sprinkle it with belly laughter, transformational music, superb margaritas (optional, of course), free form movement, and you’re pretty much there.

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Greece goddess getaway

A Nia & Yoga Adventure

Week 1 July 10 – 17, 2019
Milelja-Inselgarten
Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

Week 2 July 17 – 24, 2019
The Schoolmistress with Golden Eyes Pension
Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

This combo Nia & Yoga retreat is truly transformational. Held in the ancient village of Molyvos on the island of Lesbos it’s an adventure that’ll you’ll never regret. Hosted by my friends Jillian and Rene Lambert from Cape Town, South Africa.

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A Restful Nia Weekend

October 10–13, 2019
Vista Verde Retreat Center
Carson, New Mexico

Save the date! Plan ahead for a beautiful weekend "out of time" in gorgeous northern New Mexico. Vista Verde Retreat hosts us with a beautiful dance space, amazing views of the stars and easy access to local sites!

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, RMTI

ERIN DAMOUR
LMT #7494, RMTI

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

Location

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

contact

Phone: 505-633-6392 or contact me online.

I am a 2012 graduate of the NM School of Natural Therapeutics. I aim to help people committed to their health and well-being find ease, relaxation and pain reduction. 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 & Payment

I work with clientele committed to prioritizing self-care. Please use the links below to book online. Contact me directly should you not find a suitable time for you.

I accept cash, checks, credit cards and payment via PayPal. No-show/no-notice missed appointments incur a $35 cancellation fee. On-site chair massage for special events (i.e. staff appreciation events) is available at a rate of $1/minute (including a location fee of $25). I do not take insurance.

TREATMENT TYPES AVAILABLE

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.

BOOK ONLINE!