Monday 6 pm – 7 pm


    Wednesday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm


    Friday 10:30 am – 11:30 am


    Saturday 10 am – 11 am


    Creative Wellness: Oct 17 | Nov 29
    MAC: Oct 10 | Nov 30 | Nov 8
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I began teaching in the fitness industry in 1981. I had a passion for exercise, and teaching aquatics courses, water exercise and aerobics filled that passion. These traditional fitness practices and my unconscious movement patterning ultimately led me to exhaustion, burnout, and physical pain. In 1984, I severely injured both my knees. I had numbed myself to my body’s voice of pain and I required surgery.

In July of 1991, I was on the edge of quitting teaching. I attended the IDEA Fitness Conference and I saw a sign that read, “Body, Mind, Spirit Workout.” I had not seen the word ‘spirit’ used in any other courses offered. Immediately, my curiosity drew me to take the workshop. It was a Nia workshop, and I clearly recall watching Debbie and Carlos enter the room. Every cell of my being recognized their radiance. They took the stage and did something unheard of at that time in the fitness industry – they invited us to take off our shoes. Those first barefoot seconds of conscious movement had my wounded knees saying, “Ahhhhhhh” as they experienced healing through movement. After tearfully dancing a profound healing awakening, I registered for their next White Belt Intensive. I sensed a deep knowing within myself that Nia had much to teach me. I eagerly attended the Blue, Brown, Black, and First Degree Black Belt trainings in succession.

In February of 1997, after years of practicing Nia and many hours of teaching, I was blessed with the honor of becoming a Nia Trainer. Words cannot express the infinite gifts my heart receives from the privilege of sharing the Nia Belts. I travel internationally teaching Nia, and I am passionately in love with what I am privileged to share. I sing professionally. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and a yoga teacher. On February 14, 2009, I opened Heartdance Studio – a magical space. The teachings of Nia have brought me my ability to balance all I am passionate about, and I am so very grateful.

I am honored to joyfully dance in the sea of life with all of you!



    Monday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm (no class 10/31 or 12/28)

  • Ageless Grace: HEARTDANCE

    Friday 12:00 – 12:45 pm (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul. EveryBODY (all shapes, sizes and abilities) is welcomed in this “Classic style” Nia class and is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each workout, based on the intelligent design of the body, brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience, leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Visit the Nia Now website to learn more.

Ageless Grace: Timeless Fitness for the Body & Brain
Come and get your brain food! 45 minutes of physical play for your brain and body; fun, new neuropathways and a workout too! Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge fitness program based on neuroplasticity. While activating the 5 functions of the brain, it also addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal fitness. Although the movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair, the class delivers a great cardio workout and core conditioning for all ages and abilities.

To learn more about neuroplasticity and why this class could radically change your life visit the Ageless Grace Website.

$8 per class (Cash or Check payable to Kelly Gibson please)

LOCATION – HeartDance Studio

Kelly Gibson is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Marketing, however experiencing and sharing movement that is meaningful and fun has been her passion. Kelly has been helping people of ALL ages and abilities enjoy moving their bodies toward greater and continued wellness for over 19 years in schools, wellness centers, retirement centers and currently at Heartdance Studio and Creative Wellness. She continues to share her skills as a Brown Belt Nia Technique teacher, an Ageless Grace Educator, and a MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Teacher. With lots of lightness and laughter, Kelly aspires to INSPIRE us all to get our whole selves moving – body and mind – with joy and ease to reclaim and sustain a healthy and happy life now.



    Thursday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm


    Select Saturdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SATURDAY STORIES: Sept 12 & 26 | Oct 3, 24 & 31 | Nov 7 & 21

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience the magic and art of storytelling infused with the principles and practice of Nia! Children will experience interactive storytelling, creative expression, and joyful movement. Rich materials such as puppets, instruments, and props will allow children to experience an enhanced sense of music appreciation, body awareness, and movement exploration in the best way—through play! Parents are asked to remain at Heartdance Studio and are encouraged to participate.

Karrie is a storyteller and Nia Technique Blue Belt Teacher.

STORIES ON THE MOVE – $6 per class per child & $1 for siblings
LOCATION – HeartDance Studio
CONTACT – Karrie


  • Yoga: October

    October 9, 16, 23
    10/16 ~ Monthly Mindfulness Immersion

  • Yoga: November

    November 6, 13, 20
    11/20 ~ Workshop:Inviting Mindfulness: The Heart at Rest

  • Yoga: December

    December 4, 11, 18
    12/11 ~ Monthly Mindfulness Immersion

LOCATION: HeartDance Studio
CONTACT: Tara for more information

Tara Scott, E-RYT 200 — Founder of 3 Jewels Yoga. Teacher of Movement, Mindfulness + Meditation. Facilitator + Community Organizer fostering the principles of Compassion, Skillful Understanding + Connection.

3 Jewels Yoga Programs at Heartdance Studio: Tara hosts community meditation and offers seasonal workshops on select Sundays; private lessons may also be arranged.

Heartdance studio

1806 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912

creative wellness

2045 Abbot Rd Asher Ct. East Lansing, MI 48823


2900 Hannah Blvd. East Lansing, MI 48823