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Wellington

June
14
Alison Whitton

Intro to Nia Workshop: The Nine Movement Forms of Nia

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

End: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00pm

Location

The Strand, Bay of Islands, NZ

Cost

$20 per person

Notes About This Event

Come along and experience the Joy of the Nia practise.  Learn, Move and Energize through the Nine Movement Forms (three each from the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts) that blend together to create the classic Nia class experience.  We'll combine freedom and form to explore the essence of each movement form, and then weave this focus into a one-hour Nia class at the end.  You'll leave with a somatic understanding of the organic precision of the martial arts, the emotional expression of the dance arts and the functional movement of the healing arts, and gain insight into how you may draw upon these to increase the joy in your own personal dance through life.

No prior Nia experience is necessary.  In fact, no prior experience in any movement discipline is necessary to fully participate in this workshop.  Nia is adaptable to everybody, through personalising and 'tweaking' movement to suit Your Body's Way.

Please bring with you water, family & friends (!) and wear clothes you feel comfortable to move in.  Some people choose to bring a towel or yoga mat for the floor work, however this is not necessary.  Nia is practised in bare feet, however, if you require the support of shoes for whatever reason we encourage soft soled / flexible shoes that allow for as much freedom of movement as possible whilst still being safe for you and your healing / support requirements.

June
11
Alison Whitton

Nia Class

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:30pm

End: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Location

The Strand, Bay of Islands, NZ

Cost

$10 per person

Notes About This Event

Come along to this one-off class in Russell, Bay of Islands.  We'll be in the conference room of the Russell Town Hall.

Absolutely no prior Nia experience needed, this class will be adaptable for everybody.  Simply be willing to explore movement to music in a new and stimulating way.  

Please bring with you water, and wear clothes you feel comfortable to move in.  You may also wish to bring along a towel or yoga mat for the final cool down song, but it's not necessary.  Oh, and bringing along friends / family too!

Dance with you soon in the far north. 

~  Ali

NOTE:  Three days after this on Sunday 14 June myself and Auckland Nia teacher Sally Cook will be hosting a Nia workshop.  Like my class above, this workshop will be suitable for everybody and we'll be introducing you to Nia with a focus on the Nine Movement Forms that combine to create a Nia class experience.  It will be a 3-hr Nia movement exploration comprised of a 1 1/2 hr workshop (actually 1 1/4 hrs to allow for a break) followed by a classic 1 hr Nia class.  This workshop will be at the Russell Town Hall, Sunday 14 June 12.30 - 3pm, $20 per person.

November
7
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

October
3
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

September
5
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

August
1
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

July
4
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

May
2
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

Receive a Commitment Card (like a coffee card but better!), come to 6 monthly Saturday classes and receive your 7th for FREE!  Valid until 7 November (last Sat class for 2015).  Get your free class quicker by bringing friends and family who have not done a Nia class with Alison before, and an extra class will be marked off your card for each person you bring  ~  YEAH!

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

March
28
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

Receive a Commitment Card (like a coffee card but better!), come to 6 monthly Saturday classes and receive your 7th for FREE!  Valid until 7 November (last Sat class for 2015).  Get your free class quicker by bringing friends and family who have not done a Nia class with Alison before, and an extra class will be marked off your card for each person you bring  ~  YEAH!

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.  (Except for the month of April!!  Note: There is no Nia class Sat 4 April due to Alison being away, plus it's Easter weekend AND Nia White Belt week.  Class has been brought forward one week to Sat 28 March instead).

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

March
7
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

Receive a Commitment Card (like a coffee card but better!), come to 6 monthly Saturday classes and receive your 7th for FREE!  Valid until 7 November (last Sat class for 2015).  Get your free class quicker by bringing friends and family who have not done a Nia class with Alison before, and an extra class will be marked off your card for each person you bring  ~  YEAH!

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on the FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

February
7
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Casual  -  $15

2-for-1 (two people come for the price of one. Note; one person must be New-to-Nia)  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

Note:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

Receive a Commitment Card (like a coffee card but better!), come to 6 monthly Saturday classes and receive your 7th for FREE!  Valid until 7 November (last Sat class for 2015).  Get your free class quicker by bringing friends and family who have not done a Nia class with Alison before, and an extra class will be marked off your card for each person you bring  ~  YEAH!

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

Silva  Noakes

Classic Nia Class

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  • W
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  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
10:15am - 11:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

Location

10 Hutt Road, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand

Cost

Casual attendants: $15,- per class OR 10-trip concession card: $120,-

Free taster session available for newcomers

Notes About This Class

Address: Level 3, Home Ideas Centre, 10 Hutt Road, Petone

Please park out on Hutt Road or Petone Esplanade.

Alison Whitton

Classic Nia Class

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  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location

Theatre Block, Gate 3, 35 Campbell St, Karori, Wellington, NZ

Cost

First Timer  -  FREE!  (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

10 Class Pass*  -  $120 ($12 per class).  Perfect for those who do 1-2 Nia classes per month.  Valid 6 months.

20 Class Pass*  -  $190 ($9.50 per class).  Perfect for those who do 2-3 (or more) Nia classes per month.  Valid 8 months.

Note:  10 / 20 Class Passes are valid for monthly Saturday 10.30am classes with Alison at Whitireia Performance Centre, Vivian Street.  Monthly city classes are the first Saturday of every month.

10% discount for Nia belt graduates, Gold, Leisure, Community Service card holders and students (Note; discount does not apply to 2 for 1 rate or Step-In Pass).  ID required. 

Karori Nia classes are not offered on public holidays.

* Conditions:

Concession passes cannot be shared, cannot be extended beyond the validity period(1) and are non-refundable(2), please choose wisely.

  1. Pass validity is 6 months for the 10 Trip Pass and 8 months for the 20 Trip Pass.  There is the option to purchase a longer validity at the time of purchasing a concession pass for students who would like the peace of mind that they have extra time in the event of sickness, holiday etc and therefore cannot attend as regularly as they'd hoped.  Because, as we all know, life can throw us curveballs!  This option is only available when the concession pass is purchased and will extend your chosen pass for 3 months (4 months if your pass covers Dec/Jan).  Cost:  $10 extra for 10 Class Passes, $20 extra for 20 Class Passes.  
  2. Cash refunds will be issued for all unused classes within the validity period on all passes if Karori Nia classes were ever to stop being offered.
  3. If you are unable to continue Nia classes part way through a pass you are welcome to transfer this to another person as long as that person is not a regular Nia student at Alison's Nia classes.

Notes About This Class

NIA CLASS CANCELLED WED 1 APRIL

NO NIA CLASSES DURING SCHOOL / EASTER HOLIDAYS (NO NIA CLASS WED 8 AND 15 APRIL)

WEEKLY KARORI NIA CLASSES RESUME WED 22 APRIL

New-to-Nia?  Great.  Simply step into class anytime.  I suggest you arrive 10 minutes early for your first Nia class so that we can connect and have a chat about a few things that may help you remain in the Joy of Movement for your first Nia experience.

Nia classes with Alison are suitable and adaptable for everybody.  Come along and experience the Joy of Nia for FREE if you're a Nia first timer.  See cost section above for details on how to receive your free class coupon.

About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Silva  Noakes

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
10:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am

Location

10 Hutt Road, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand

Cost

Casual attendants: $15,- per class OR 10-trip concession card: $120,-

Free taster session available for newcomers

Notes About This Class

Address: Level 3, Home Ideas Centre, 10 Hutt Road, Petone

Please park out on Hutt Road or Petone Esplanade.

Alison Whitton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

Theatre Block, Gate 3, 35 Campbell St, Karori, Wellington, NZ

Cost

First Timer  -  FREE!  (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

10 Class Pass*  -  $120 ($12 per class).  Perfect for those who do 1-2 Nia classes per month.  Valid 6 months.

20 Class Pass*  -  $190 ($9.50 per class).  Perfect for those who do 2-3 (or more) Nia classes per month.  Valid 8 months.

Note:  10 / 20 Class Passes are valid for monthly Saturday 10.30am classes with Alison at Whitireia Performance Centre, Vivian Street.  Monthly city classes are the first Saturday of every month.

10% discount for Nia belt graduates, Gold, Leisure, Community Service card holders and students (Note; discount does not apply to 2 for 1 rate or Step-In Pass).  ID required. 

Karori Nia classes are not offered on public holidays.

* Conditions:

Concession passes cannot be shared, cannot be extended beyond the validity period(1) and are non-refundable(2), please choose wisely.

  1. Pass validity is 6 months for the 10 Trip Pass and 8 months for the 20 Trip Pass.  There is the option to purchase a longer validity at the time of purchasing a concession pass for students who would like the peace of mind that they have extra time in the event of sickness, holiday etc and therefore cannot attend as regularly as they'd hoped.  Because, as we all know, life can throw us curveballs!  This option is only available when the concession pass is purchased and will extend your chosen pass for 3 months (4 months if your pass covers Dec/Jan).  Cost:  $10 extra for 10 Class Passes, $20 extra for 20 Class Passes.  
  2. Cash refunds will be issued for all unused classes within the validity period on all passes if Karori Nia classes were ever to stop being offered.
  3. If you are unable to continue Nia classes part way through a pass you are welcome to transfer this to another person as long as that person is not a regular Nia student at Alison's Nia classes.

Notes About This Class

NIA CLASS CANCELLED WED 1 APRIL

NO NIA CLASSES DURING SCHOOL / EASTER HOLIDAYS (NO NIA CLASS WED 8 AND 15 APRIL)

WEEKLY KARORI NIA CLASSES RESUME WED 22 APRIL

New-to-Nia?  Great.  Simply step into class anytime.  I suggest you arrive 10 minutes early for your first Nia class so that we can connect and have a chat about a few things that may help you remain in the Joy of Movement for your first Nia experience.

Nia classes with Alison are suitable and adaptable for everybody.  Come along and experience the Joy of Nia for FREE if you're a Nia first timer.  See cost section above for details on how to receive your free class coupon.

Upcoming Events

July
4
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

August
1
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

September
5
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

October
3
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

November
7
Alison Whitton

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:30am

Location

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

Nia First Timer  -  FREE!* (call, email or text Alison to receive your free class coupon, and receive one for a friend too!  -  limited to one per person)

Casual  -  $15

Students, Gold / Community Service / Leisure Card holders  -  $13.50

Nia graduates and 2014 City Nia students  -  $12

NOTE:  Karori Nia Concession Passes are valid for this class

NOTE:  People new-to-Nia must have a coupon in order to receive their free class.  Contact Alison direct to arrange.

Notes About This Event

Join Alison on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH for a classic Nia class suitable for everybody.

T1 (Top Floor) Studio.

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