Niles, IL 60714
Valerie is a Black Belt Nia Teacher, and has a background in dance, music, and visual art. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, taught painting and drawing, and has exhibited her work nationally. Valerie's fourteen year study and practice of ballet evolved into a deep interest in all kinds of creative movement and fitness. She began leading fitness classes at the age of seventeen. Students describe Valerie's Nia classes as playful, experimental, athletic, sweaty, graceful, inspiring, masterful, soulful, healing, expressive, and joyful. She also teaches creative group fitness classes specializing in balance, core work, weight training, and stretching. Additionally, Valerie is involved with coaching, energy work and healing, and is a Level II Reiki practitioner.