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Nia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver BC

Vancouver BC

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

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 6 week session = $68 CAD

Notes About This Class

Please join us for these classic Nia classes, or try the evening classes at Davis Bay Hall.

Heather Kramer

Classic Nia Class

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9:10am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:10am

Location

950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

13 week session rate for JCC non-members:$149.50+gst, members $104.00

Drop-in rate for centre members is $11.00, non members $15.00 +hst

New to Nia? Try a class for free

Notes About This Class

yoga mats are provided for floor work if desired.

New for fall '13 term- an introduction to the meltmethod Hand and Foot technique prior to class.

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

 Drop-in $13 6 week session $68 You do get a discount when you sign up for more than 1 class per week.

Notes About This Class

Start your weekend off just right with this Saturday morning wake up call!

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 Monthly passes available

Notes About This Class

EnJoy these classes in the evening or join us for morning classes at Sechelt Aquatic Centre on Tues/Thurs 9 am and Sat 9:15 am

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

595 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Cost

Drop in for $10. Everyone welcome!

Fall 2014 classes start Thursday, September 25

Notes About This Class

In the Fall of 2014, classes are taught primarily by Deborah Bramm (Nia Blue Belt). Carol Cram (Nia Blue Belt) substitutes for Deborah as needed.

Classes will run every Thursday from September 25 to mid December.

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

650 Carter Road , Bowen Island, BC, CA

Cost

$138.60 for 12 sessions - Fall, 2014

$80.85 for 7 sessions - Spring, 2015

$12 drop in

Register at https://activenet004ca.active.com/bowencommunityrec/

Notes About This Class

The Saturday class is taught primarily by Deborah Bramm (Nia Blue Belt) with subbing by Carol Cram as needed.

Classes run from:

Saturday, September 27 to Saturday, December 20, 2014  No class on October 11

Saturday, January 17 to Saturday, March 7, 2015  No class on February 7

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

1989 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7P, Canada

Cost

STEVE NASH FITNESS WORLD HAS SUSPENDED NIA CLASSES. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT OFFERED - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FITNESS CENTRE. THANK YOU

Steve Nash Fitness World - North Vancouver
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Where: 1989 Marine Drive at Capilano Road in North Vancouver
Call Steve Nash Fitness World for more information on this class 604 986-3487

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

650 Carter Road , Bowen Island, BC, CA

Cost

Fall 2014: $138.60 for 12 sessions

Spring 2015: $$92.40 for 7 sessions

Register at https://activenet004ca.active.com/bowencommunityrec/

Drop-in cost: $12

Notes About This Class

Classes run from:

Tuesday, September 23 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, January 13 to Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Everyone is welcome!

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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4:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 4:00am

Location

3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cost

Please contact the:

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

330-409 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC  V6C 1T2

Tel: (604) 408-9484

Notes About This Class

The class is infused with classic Nia holding to the "Dance without Limits" CP way!

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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6:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30am

Location

431 Mountain Highway #3, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2L1, Canada

Cost

To be determined with sign up.

Notes About This Class

Nia is a movement-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.
Empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Fall in love with being and moving in your body.

If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga.

This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Through Movement We Find Health

Nancy Routley

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

99 Whistler Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada

Cost

$10 per class,

Notes About This Class

 WILL RESUME SUNDAY SEPT 20TH., 2015, HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off! (Valid only up to 72 hours before the 3rd class of the session)

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

My Winter 2016 session runs January 5 - April 5. 

You are welcome to drop in, anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session, at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy



 

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off! (Valid only up to 72 hours before the 3rd class of the session)

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

My Winter 2016 session runs Jnauary 7 - April 7. 

You are welcome to drop in, anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session, at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy

Dhyana Bartkow

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

923 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC, Canada

Cost

4 weeks registration: 1x/wk $44; 2x/wk $80. Drop-in $13

Dhyana Bartkow

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

923 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC, Canada

Cost

Registered 1x/wk @ $11; 2x/wk @ $10.

Monthly cards can be combined with All Levels Nia on Saturdays.

Notes About This Class

A new class! "Nia Level One ~ Luscious Movement" Take the time to self-sense throughout! 

Level One Luscious Movement is for people who are:

- new to Nia, or wanting to better embody the 52 moves

- healing or recovering from injuries

- choosing to move with mindfulness rather than momentum

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off! (Valid only up to 72 hours before the 3rd class of the session)

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

 My Winter 2016 session runs January 9 - April 9.

*There is NO CLASS March 26. 

You are welcome to drop in, anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session, at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

431 Mountain Highway #3, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2L1, Canada

Cost

To be determined.

Notes About This Class

Nia is a movement-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.
Empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Fall in love with being and moving in your body.

If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga.

This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Through Movement We Find Health

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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1:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:15pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

September class dates will soon be available.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1295 Sowden Street

Cost

Classes temporarily suspended

Notes About This Class

Classes temporarily suspended

What is NIA? Nia is an exhilarating barefoot cardio dance workout combining martial arts,

dance and healing arts. Nia is the art of movement the body's way. It is a cardio-dance

workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body. A Nia

Workout tones your mind and tune's your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance

movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia

cardio-dance workouts combine dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts

to help get you fit in 60 minutes - body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

This class is taught by Dianne Vowles a licensed Brown Belt Nia teacher.

When:     Monday 6:30 - 7:30pm March 23rd to June 29th

               12 classes only $5.00 each $8.00 drop in

Where:    Norgate Elementary School MPR 1295 Sowden Street North Vancouver BC

Contact: Fran Bourassa for information and registration fbourassa@sd44.ca

Looking forward to sharing a class with you!

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

Attached is the schedule for the Fall Nia classes at John Braithwaite Community Centre.

 Please sign up for the Try It Class either on:

 Wednesday, September 9 at 7:15 PM-8:15

The regular class schedule runs from September 16 - October 28th and the next session is from November 4 - December 16th.

 or

 Thursday September 10 at 1:15-2:15.

The regular class schedule runs from September 17 - October 29th and the next session is from November 5 - December 17th.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

#1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC, CA

Cost

Enjoy your first Nia class at this location for free! Email or call me (Stacey) to let me know you're interested. (My email address is listed under my profile picture.) 

Drop in is $12/class or buy a "4 Class Card" for $40 each or make it 6 for $60. (Cards never expire.) 

Summer classes will continue through July. There will be no classes in August. Enjoy your summer!

Notes About This Class

If you've tried Nia before, you know this class will be fun. And if you’ve never tried Nia before, but you enjoy moving to music, I promise you will sweat AND smile!

Each class starts with slow, Tai Chi and Modern dance inspired moves to ease our bodies into flexible movement. Next we add some fun, heart stirring Taekwondo-style kicks and blocks along with some Jazz box steps and cha-cha-cha’s to really move our energy. Finally we lengthen, stretch and learn about our body using moves and strategies from the healing arts: yoga, Feldenkrais and the Alexander technique. Bodies of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to come dance, and adults of all ages are welcome -we have students in every age of fabulousness from 30's well into their 70's!

Wear clothes that make you want to move and bring your dancing soul as we groove to the beautiful and eclectic sounds of Nia music. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and be prepared to dance in bare feet to work over 7000 nerve endings in your feet (of course, if you have previous foot injuries feel free to bring shoes you can move in). A yoga matt is also recommended but not always used (usually it is for the last few songs). 

Please call or email me if you have any questions at all, or if you are thinking of trying your first class but you want to know that a familiar face will be there to greet you on your first day.  :o) 

I look forward to experiencing the joy of movement with you! 

With joy and gratitude,

xo-stacey

Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Days: Tuesday, Friday

Time: 10:00am

Location

7191 Progress Way #4, Delta, BC V4G 1K8, Canada

Cost

$10-drop in

Notes About This Class

Winter Session begins January 18 2016

Jasjit Rai

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada

Cost

Register in advance at info@joiworks.com or 604.644.9362

20 passes/$260, 10 passes/$155 or 5 passes/$80 (cash/chq or pay in advance with credit card via paypal )

Drop-in $17 for 1st class (cash only)

Notes About This Class

Classes begin in new year on Jan 17.

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

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2:30pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 2:30pm

Location

14162 Crescent Rd, Surrey, BC V4P 1L4, Canada

Cost

$12 drop in

$10/class when you purchase a Class Card which come in sets of 4 or 6. Cards never expire. 

Pay Stacey directly as you arrive (cash or cheque) although your first Nia class is free!

Notes About This Class

Studio White Space is a beautiful and intimate space on a private residence between Elgin Hall and Nico Wynd Golf Course. We share the Studio with Savage Yoga's weekly classes as well as some private dance rentals. Parking is limited to the shoulder of the street so carpool as much as you can. 

This class is suitable for everyBODY as I tailor the routines and my teaching to the students in the class that day. If you love moving to music and you want a class that will give you cardio, flexibility, strength, meditative movement and body awareness, THIS is the class for you. I have space for 12 students so call/email ahead to let me know you're coming. We would love to dance with you! 

Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Days: Monday, Thursday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

7191 Progress Way #4, Delta, BC V4G 1K8, Canada

Cost

$10.00 drop in

Notes About This Class

Bare feet (running shoes/dance shoes welcome), comfortable clothing

Lulu Chavez

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

240 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 5E9, Canada

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