Today we’d like to introduce you to Mimi Cerutti.
Mimi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Finding my passion and calling has been a long and windy road. Most of my life has been focused and fulfilled by raising my siblings and my children, but after navigating a divorce a few years ago I decided it was time to focus on myself for a change. I have always loved music and to dance, to watch dance, to dance in my car and my living room, but never did I imagine that my dreams for being a dancer would become a real part of my career path. I also love helping people, so I’ve always known that whatever I do must involve making a difference in some way.
As part of my commitment to myself, last August I found myself among the beautiful Oregon mountains at my cousin’s annual camping concert. Three full days were spent basking in mother nature, making new friends and dancing to new music played on the beautiful outdoor stage. On Sunday morning of August 25th, I walked out to get coffee from the barn, expecting only to see and mingle among a few faces who would be packing up to head home soon.
But as I got closer, the sound of music and drumming caught my attention and in front of the outdoor stage was a group of people dancing, moving & breathing freely and happily under the beautiful sunrise. Without even knowing what it was, I was ALL in. My whole heart and body said YES. So I joined them and right there I fell in love with Nia, a type of dance I had never heard of, let alone danced to before.
Upon returning home to San Diego, over the next month I learned more about Nia online, went to one more class just to be sure I knew what I was getting into, and worked with my coaches to come up with a plan.
One month later, on September 30th, I hopped on a plane to Portland for a weeklong intensive journey to obtain my white belt certification to become a teacher. Two months after completing my certification, on December 7th, I taught my first Nia class in a sweet little studio close to my home in Escondido. Never in my life has a path been so clear for me! Nia is for all shapes and sizes and is not just about health, but about getting so in tune with your body that you learn to find the answers you need within yourself through your healing and growth. I’m so excited to spread this practice and live this passion in the world now!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There are always struggles on any journey, but my journey with Nia has been one of the smoothest ever. Every step has revealed itself along the way and I have no doubt this is what I’m supposed to be doing with my life now. The biggest challenge has been getting over my fear of teaching in front of groups of people and the fear of messing up the routines. The great thing about Nia though is that it’s not about doing it right, it’s about finding your own body’s way – not just in dance, but in life!
Please tell us about your practice.
Not only am I a Nia teacher, but I’m also a Nutrition Consultant. I am passionate about helping people find their ways to health and happiness through balanced living, clean eating, self love and movement through dance. I am mostly known for my passion and commitment to women and families, and I love helping moms come back to themselves after being givers for so long.
I plan to grow a community of people who come together to dance and are committed to living their best and healthiest lives. We are a community of people supporting and empowering each other in our unique journeys of health and fulfillment. My bigger goal is to open my own studio where other teachers and healers can also come together to share their gifts and help heal the world around us.
- $15 per person per class
- First class is free
- Class pack: buy 3, get one free
- Nutrition packages vary, schedule consult to inquire.
- Address: 1900 Sunset Drive, Suite G
Escondido, CA 92025
- Website: www.mimimarie.com
- Phone: 760-703-8027
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msmimiwrites/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msmimiwrites/