About Me

My name is Elaine Dunphy and I am a true seeker of JOY!

Joy of life, joy of movement, joy of laughter; I firmly believe that there is no such thing as too much joy.

Since my very first class, the Nia Technique has brought me so much joy that I decided to spread that feeling to others wherever and whenever I can. With my Nia on the Rock classes, I bring this unique mind/body/spirit conditioning movement practice in person to people across Newfoundland and online to people anywhere.

I am a Nia blue belt and a certified instructor with training in ‘Moving to Heal’ and I am committed to helping people connect to their own sense of playfulness.

My classes allow people to take a break from any stresses in their daily lives and relax into the joy of focused movement. And, I am proud to report that my students say that the fun they have in class colours their perspective, helping them to find more ease and balance in their daily lives.

They become joy seekers, which adds to my joy in a wonderful circle of increasing happiness all around.

About Nia

Nia is a kinesthetic experience that incorporates a blend of eastern and western movement styles with concepts and philosophies drawn from the martial arts, healing arts, and dance arts. The Nia technique is over 35 years old and has over 2500 teachers worldwide.

In December, 2020 Elaine became an Ageless Grace Brain Health Fitness Educator. With these 21 exercise tools created by Denise Medved, Elaine has been offering classes locally to many senior’s homes as well as teaching a monthly online Ageless Grace class via Zoom to the Parkinson NL group.

About Ageless Grace® Brain Fitness

Ageless Grace® is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination

During an Ageless Grace class, we explore the 21 exercise tools of this practice. These movements are guaranteed to bring a little joy and laughter from exploring these everyday movements that are natural and organic, focusing on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. 

The 21 tools have creative, imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair.

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