Group Class Schedule
6pm Bellydance with Rhia @ MAD Fitness
This class is IN PERSON. Sign up here.
5:30-6:45pm Move, Breathe & Meditate
For the USDA in Beltsville; Open to my student network while this class is ONLINE. Sign up here. -- click on "group classes"
8am HIIT with Rhia @ MAD Fitness
This class is IN PERSON. Sign up here.
For private sessions, please contact me with any questions.
First time training with me one-on-one? Please fill out my questionnaire.
For private conditioning FAQs, click here.
To directly sign up for a private conditioning session or package, click here.
News & Upcoming Events
Our special Galentine's Day Bellydance class is Feb 13th 6pm at MAD Fitness in Takoma Park, MD. Sign up is here.
Every Wednesday 5:30-6:45p
Livestream on Zoom
Next Session: March 29 - May 10
$14 drop-in / $70 for 7 weeks
Unable to make it live or have to leave early? No problem. Class is recorded and available from Thursday to the following Thursday. Your drop-in gets you access for the whole week.
Hi there. My name is Rhiannon - though most people call me Rhia. Some of the boxes I've fit into in the last 12 years have been yoga teacher, mobility specialist, Thai healing arts practitioner, strength coach, and professional dance artist. Titles aside..
My life's work is to help people connect to a deeper part of themselves through movement, to their intrinsic strength and to find more freedom of expression.
I teach one-on-one functional mobility/conditioning and strength sessions online and in Takoma Park, MD. Back in 2018, after my 7 year mark of teaching yoga and dancing professionally (and practicing even longer), I had come to personally experience that bodies love variety in movement (which I wasn't getting from asana), and that I needed to make a change. Basically, my joints were cranky, and I felt "tight" even though I was stretching all the time.
We can be intentional in a movement practice to prepare our body/minds for the unknown possibilities that life will throw at us - so we can handle them with grace. AND this can be approached in so many different ways.
Movement, especially dance, and an interest in the human experience, led me to a BA in sociocultural anthropology. I am forever interested in how culture and community shape how we move our bodies, or don't move, and what the implications are.
The private conditioning/coaching that I do is born out of deep consideration of how we're (in the context of the US) living in our bodies on a day-to-day basis, what movement "nutrition" we could use a little more of depending on what our goals are, and that lessons we learn through movement and self-study can lead us to live more harmoniously in this life. What I integrate draws from functional mobility & strength, yoga, somatic practice, biomechanics, neuroscience & related pain education.
In 1-1 mobility & strength coaching, I help people tackle nagging movement inquiries, goals, or issues with practical resolutions.
I also believe in making functional strength and mobility accessible to as many as possible -- whether in group or private setting.
I am a mover, and a teacher, but also a listener, a researcher, a person who asks "why?" way too much, overthinks everything, & tries to be less wrong than the day before.. While I am many things, I would say I am a forever student & explorer of how movement, along with a contemplative practice, can heal and connect us.
Whether you need support in your movement practice , beginning a meditation practice, or a human to have a conversation with, I look forward to connecting with you.
For Rhiannon's full bio, click here.
For private conditioning FAQS click here.
GET IN TOUCH
If you don't hear back from Rhia within 48 hours, e-mail directly at Rhia@wellnesswithrhia.com
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