Shake off Winter with ReGEN Yoga's Spring Dance Revival
The joyful celebration will offer a Dance Jam and Dancing Your Essence workshop

FILLMORE, CA, March 19, 2024--Fillmore's ReGEN Yoga and Wellness Center will offer an opportunity to shake off winter's chill with Spring Dance Revival, a two-part celebration for anyone who enjoys moving and grooving to music. The April 6 event will include an hour of expressive Nia-style dancing and a workshop in similar principles at the Fillmore on Central, the picturesque former church in the heart of Fillmore's historic downtown.

Nia is a holistic movement and wellness practice that blends the joy of dance, martial arts and mindfulness to benefit body, mind and soul. Ideal for all ages and skill-levels, it invites practitioners, usually barefoot, to improvise within a series of simple, set moves.

"You don't have to know how to dance, it's all about the joy, play and positivity of movement," said ReGEN owner Renee Swenson. "There's a freedom within the structure and you feel like a kid when you're doing it."
For the event's Dance Jam, a party of sorts, four expert instructors will suggest movements participants may use as they choose to world music. Instructors include ReGEN's Christy Cantrell and its manager and event organizer Melissa Diaz, who has achieved a black-belt level of Nia training and taught throughout Ventura County and online with inSpirit, a prominent New Mexico studio. The latter is also home to the event's instructor Vanessa Lowe and was founded by special guest Sarah Nickerson, who will lead the event's Dancing Your Essence workshop.

"One of the most powerful and healing things we can do in community is to bring our most honest, authentic, and beautifully diverse selves forward," Nickerson says of her approach. "We all deserve to arrive in our 'now' body with dignity and be seen with an open heart and without judgement."

Admission to Spring Dance Revival, which includes snacks, a goodie bag and raffle ticket, is $59. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m.; the Dance Jam starts at 10:45 a.m. and the Dancing Your Essence Workshop begins at 12:05 p.m. Instructors will accommodate students who wish to participate in a chair. Registration: Address: The Fillmore on Central, 461 Central Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015. 310-403-4647.

About ReGEN Yoga and Wellness Center: Opened in Fillmore’s historic downtown in 2017, ReGEN Yoga and Wellness Center offers indoor, outdoor and virtual classes including yoga, Nia dance, health and fitness classes that will regenerate your mind and body. Our wellness services include acupuncture and massage. Visit our refurbished 1911 bungalow to sample a class or as part of a day-trip back in time to Fillmore, established in 1887 when Southern Pacific railroad built a depot that is now part of our town's picturesque past. For more information and a ReGEN class schedule, visit

Calendar Listing: Saturday, April 6: Spring Dance Revival, a Nia-dance based celebration including a Dance Jam and Express Your Essence workshop with four expert instructors. Check in: 10:30 a.m.; Dance Jam: 10:45 a.m.; Dancing Your Essence Workshop: 12:05 p.m. Instructors will accommodate students who wish to participate in a chair. The Fillmore on Central, 461 Central Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015. Registration and more information:; 310-403-4647.