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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

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa programme # 996884, starting January 14, 2016 until march 10, 2016,  inclusive.  $80.75.

Register with the City today by phone or at the facility..Minimum paricipants required for the course to run.

More info about Nia: barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Notes About This Class

This class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  You will be guided to work at your own pace to achieve the desired level of fitness in a non-competitive yet supportive atmosphere.  This is fitness that is Fin!

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth, ON, Canada

Cost

Winter 2016 Session 

12 weeks, starting January 13, $144, pro-rated if you start once the session has begun.

Drop-in $14/class

New to Nia?  $5 first class

Notes About This Class

"Exercise is almost always part of the prescription for healing, no matter what the disease or imbalance. The Nia experience, which is exercise and beyond, not only provides healing for the body, it also provides healing for the mind, heart and soul. Nia is the best movement medicine, because at the same time it heals, it teaches people to cultivate moving and living in joy, pleasure and comfort, to express themselves using emotional energy, and to connect to their own unique spirit, whether alone or in community. Just one dose a day, for as little as ten minutes, can make every body feel and look better." ~ The Nia Technique

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3, Canada

Cost

This is a city of Ottawa Recreation programme course # 953951   Spring session runs from March 26th to May 28th  $44.75

Minimum number of participants required for the course to run. To avoid disapointment, register today  through the city online or in person or by phone.

Info:  Barb 613-592-8358 barb@icoachwellness.com

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

35 Stafford Road, Nepean, ON K2H 8V8, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa course # 95815 from April 10th-May 29  $72.00 in Ottawa west (Bells Corners)

Minimum number of registrants required for the course to run so register early to avoid disappointment.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

35 Stafford Road, Nepean, ON K2H 8V8, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa programme commencing April 10th and running till May 29th.

Register today at any city kiosk, at the location, online or by phone.  Minimum numbers required for the course to run.

$72.00   course # 955815

Further info:  barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

24 Industriel St, Casselman, ON, Canada

Cost

Friends gather to celebrate The Body's Way of movement for a FUN cardio fitness. Leave all your stresses behind and step into Your Body's Way energized with endless opportunities. Come join us dancing through life with the 52 moves of Nia!

Visit my page to see videos of the fun routines we teach here:
https://www.facebook.com/plp123

ONLY 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE......REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Cost is $15 for non club members. 
Membership has it's privildeges with no additional cost to attend this class at Casselman IFIT however confirmation of your registration to participate is imperative due to the limited space.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:30am

Location

1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

taking a summer break.  Please join us in Fall 2015.   Minimum number of students required to run.  

Drop-ins welcome anytime.  NO experience necessary, just desire to have have fun and to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

 Barb 613-592-8358  barb@icoachwellness.com to register and reserve your spot.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30am

Location

6081 Hazeldean Rd, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

Please register with the studio.

For information about the class, contact barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:45am

Location

1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

Chair Nia

A gentle Nia class practised while sitting in a chair, designed for people who have issues with ankles, knees, hips, weight, and balance.

Nia is a holistic workout that uses music and movement as medicine for the mind, body and spirit.

Come and Experience a gentle approach to Nia movement, intended to nourish and support you to become more flexible, stronger, mobile, and agile and to help you reclaim the joy of life through music, movement and play.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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1:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata, ON K2K, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa programme # 949277 April 13- June 15  $109.00

Register today.  Minimum numbers required for the course to run.

Registration at the location, at any City of Ottawa kiosk, online or by phone.

further information:  barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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1:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata, ON K2K, Canada

Cost

This is a City of Ottawa Recreation programme in a beautiful studio in Kanata north Richcraft Recreation Centre.  Course # 949177 April 13-June 15  $109

Minimum numbers required for the course to run so register today.

Caroline Chapman

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0W2, Canada

Cost

The Pre-paid Package Price (paid at beginning of the session in full) is $15/class OR Weekly drop-in is $18

Notes About This Class

WINTER SESSION 2016

  • Dates:             January 12th - March 29th
  • Duration:         12 weeks
  • Cost:                $180 for 12 week package* OR $18 weekly drop-in
  • Location:          Thyme & Again (Upstairs), 1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

* can be split into 2 payments of $90 - 1st payment January 12th & 2nd payment February 23rd

PLEASE REGISTER AS SPACE IS LIMITED. Email Caroline @ carolinechapman@me.com or call 613 915 6778 for more details.

Caroline Chapman

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1E2, Canada

Cost

Pre-paid Package price is $15/class (to be paid in full at beginning of the session) OR Weekly Drop-in price is $18/class

Notes About This Class

WINTER SESSION 2016

  • Dates:          January 13th - March 30th
  • Duration:      12 weeks
  • Cost:             $180 for full 12 week session* or $18 weekly drop-in
  • Location:       Manotick United Church, 5567 Main Street, Manotick

* can be split into 2 payments of $90 - 1st payment January 13th & 2nd payment February 23rd

PLEASE REGISTER by emailing Caroline at carolinechapman@me.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call on 613 915 6778.

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Friday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

139 Castor St, Russell, ON K4R 1E5, Canada

Cost

$120 for 12 cycle classes Sept. 25th - Dec. 11th (no classes OCT. 30th, Nov. 6th or Nov. 20th) 1st Class in January is also included with this rate. 

$15 drop in fee. 

Notes About This Class

Friends gather to celebrate The Body's Way of movement for a FUN cardio fitness.  Let go of the week's stress and step into a weekend energized with endless opportunities for memorable imprints on family and friends. Come join us dancing through life!

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

66 Hearst Way, Ottawa, ON K2L 2P4, Canada

Notes About This Class

Stay tuned for late summer/Fall session of classes.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

Movement to music for the Full Figure using the Nia Technique intended to nourish and support you to become more flexible, stronger, mobile, and agile and to help you reclaim the joy of life through music, movement and play.

Membership based.

info:  barb@icoachwellness.com

613-592-8358

Steffi Retzlaff

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 8A3, Canada

Cost

Please go to: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com class package prices for Nia, SoulMoves and Yoga.

Notes About This Class

SoulMoves

Move - Play - Dance - Be Still

Nia

Yoga

SoulMoves

See Website for more infos: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com

Steffi Retzlaff

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 8A3, Canada

Cost

Go to: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com for class package rates

Notes About This Class

SoulMoves

Move - Play - Dance - Be Still

Nia

Yoga

SoulMoves

See Website for more infos: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Cost

Moving to Feel Better   

More and more research is finding that exercise may be particularly helpful for people who have neurologic conditions—with benefits seen in movement, balance, and even cognition. For example, in people with Parkinson's disease (PD), studies have found that mind-body practices create positive changes in mobility and stress levels.

info:  barb@icoachwellness.com

613-592-8358

Steffi Retzlaff

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00am

Location

10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 8A3, Canada

Cost

Rates SoulMoves Studio 

Rates (includes HST): 
           $18 (drop-in)
           10 classes at $150 ($15.00 per class)  
           20 classes at $280 ($14.00 per class) 

Student/Senior Rates: 10% discount on packages (includes HST)
           $18 (drop-in)           
           10 classes at $135 
           20 classes at $252 

 Cash or cheque only.​

* 10 class passes expire 4 months from the first class.

* 20 class passes expire 6 months from the first class

Notes About This Class

Mommy/Daddy & Baby Nia Groove

​Mommy or/and Daddy get their groove back! This class is for you and your baby & for pregnant women. Whether your baby is in your belly or on your belly - let's dance Nia. Together. This is your time in. A time to bond and connect with yourself and your baby through Music, Movement & Magic. You'll sense and express your new body --- free of expectations and goals and build a strong bond with your baby. Medical professionals agree that infants thrive through touch; wearing your baby close, swaying and dancing together is another way to meet this need. There are many benefits of babywearing: 

http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/laura_simeon.html

As with every Nia experience, the Joy of Movement is our first and foremost principle in this class, too. 

We dance simple choreographies and also move freely (FreeDance). As a nice side effect you'll gently build and strengthen your muscles, joints, connective tissue, coordination and balance. And you might make some new friends, too ;-)

A couple of things:

  • you can join at any time
  • ​you can use your class pass for all other classes
  • your baby is 6-8 weeks and up
  • ​you need a (wrap) baby carrier
  • you need a blanket for the baby on the floor
  • you bring everything you and your baby need to feel happy and comfortable
Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00am

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Cost

Chair Nia Class for people with issues with balance, ankles, knees, hips.

barb@icoachwellness.com

613-592-8358

Shar Chowdhury

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

14-44 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Cost

Drop In - $18.00

Package punch cards are available and also include options of classes with Nia teacher, Steffi Retzlaff for Nia, Yoga, Soul Motion and Move 2 Heal.

1.  Package of 5 classes (to be used within 8 weeks):  $80 ($16.00 per class)

     Discounted Rate at 10% for Students and Seniors: $72.00 ($14.40 per class)

2.  Package of 10 classes (to be used within 12 weeks):  $150.00 ($15.00 per class)

    Discounted Rate at 10% for Students and Seniors:  $135.00 ($13.50 per class)

3.  Package of 20 classes (to be used within 16 weeks):  $280.00 ($14.00 per class)

     Discounted rate at 10% for Students and Seniors:  $252.00 ($12.60 per class)


 

Notes About This Class

Wednesday noon Nia classes will run from January 20th, 2016 to June 29th, 2016

Please email me directly to register or if you have any questions at shar4005@hotmail.com

I look forward to sharing the dance with you!

Shar Chowdhury

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Cost

Membership based classes.   For membership details,  Contact The Constance Bay Community Centrre.

Come dance and experience in this Classic Nia class:

The dynamic precision of martial arts ~ T’ai Chi, Aikido, & Tae Kwon Do
The expressiveness of dance arts ~ Jazz, Modern Dance, & Duncan Dance
The self healing potential of ~ Yoga, Feldenkrais, & The Alexander Technique

Further information about Nia, please contact barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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1:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:15pm

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Cost

Chair Nia A Gentle Nia Classed practiced while sitting in a chair.  Designed for people with andle, hip, knee, joint issues.

info:barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Steffi Retzlaff

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 8A3, Canada

Cost

Go to: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com for class package rates

Notes About This Class

SoulMoves

Move - Play - Dance - Be Still

Nia

Yoga

SoulMoves

See Website for more infos: http://www.steffiretzlaff.com

Shar Chowdhury

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

1155 Lola Street #100, Ottawa, ON K1K 2C5, Canada

Cost

$120.00 for 10 week package payable by cash or cheque at first class on January 14th, 2016 OR $60.00 at first class and post dated cheque for $60.00 dated February 11th, 2016

$15.00 drop in

Other Option for Drop In Package:  If you cannot commit to atttending all 10 weeks of classes but are committed to attending certain dates (eg. 7 out 10 classes), payment can be made up front at first class by e transfer, cash or cheque at the drop in rate (i.e. 7 classes at $105.00).  This is an ideal option for participants who do not always carry cash or cheques and it allows me to register you as a participant at the beginning of the session so I can ensure there are enough participants to run the class.

Notes About This Class

Classes start on Thursday January 14th, 2016 and run until Thursday March 17th, 2016 from 6:15p.m. to 7:15p.m.

Please register with me at email address:  shar4005@hotmail.com and indicate whether you would like to buy the package or do drop in

As ever, I look forward to sharing the dance with you!
 

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1171 Smith Rd, Navan, ON K4B 1N7, Canada

Cost


Level 1 is a series of 12 classes for $120
Level 2 is a series of 6 classes for $72
Level 3 is a series of 3 classes for $45
Drop ins always welcome at $18 per class or you + a friend for $30
 

Notes About This Class

Friends gather to celebrate The Body's Way of movement for a FUN cardio fitness. Leave all your stresses behind and step into Your Body's Way energized with endless opportunities. Come join us dancing through life with the 52 moves of Nia!

Visit my page to see videos of the fun routines we teach here:
https://www.facebook.com/plp123

Register with pennyleeprevost@gmail.com - it is very important to email to register please.
Payment can be made by e-transfer or cash the day of class.

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