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Light the World: A Nia Dance Party for Hanukkah

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

12 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Rav Abraham Isaac Kook once wrote that each of us has a unique candle burning deep within us, and that we each must find a way to let our candle shine brightly into the world. In this Ritualwell event, we’ll welcome Hanukkah through the Nia movement practice. We’ll kindle our unique candles to music by Jewish singers and composers such as Matisyahu, Erran Baron Cohen, Divahn, Noa, and Balkan Beat Box, followed by prompts for reflection and writing.
Nia is based on the philosophy that everyone can enhance their potential for a healthy, meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening compassionately to their bodies. It is adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Its core principle is finding your body’s joy of movement, whether that’s swaying gently in a chair or stomping up a sweat.
What you’ll need:
  • Clear a space so you have room to move, even if you’ll remain seated.
  • Nia is low-impact and designed to be done barefoot, but it’s fine to wear tennis or jazz-dance shoes if that’s best for you.
  • Have writing or art materials at hand, choose according to your preferred form of creative expression.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.


Janice SteinbergJanice Steinberg (she/her) holds a Black Belt in the Nia dance-fitness practice and has been teaching for 15 years. Last spring, she offered an Omer Nia program through Ritualwell. She is the author of the novel The Tin Horse (Random House) and a five-book mystery series published by Berkley.





December 7
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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