This month’s Destination Wellness speaker features Meg Barclay, who will describe the joys of movement that can be rediscovered through Nia Monday, Sept. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.

Nia hearkens back to childhood play, when exercise was a joy instead of a chore. Nia is for every body: young or old; big or small; energetic or weary; well or injured. Using the “voice of the body” — sensation—  Nia guides practitioners to move according to their bodies’ ways, in accordance with their needs.

Nia is not about “getting it right.” Dance is the body’s response to music and space, so the only rule is … there are no rules. Attendees will learn more about this revolutionary approach to fitness that addresses flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability.

Barclay has been finding joy in dance since childhood. She discovered Nia in 2008, falling in love with its blend of dance, martial and healing arts. After using healing movement to recover her strength and range of motion following a debilitating health crisis, Barclay chose to share the power of healing movement and her love of dance by teaching Nia.

Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine is a professional organization formed to make health and wellness a mainstay of life in Midcoast Maine and, ultimately, to have it recognized nationwide. DWMM connects the public to available health and wellness resources through a website, directory and social media; fosters interaction among members to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and coordination of services; and, promotes health and wellness as a way of life through inspiring public programs and events. For more information, visit

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