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Nia in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

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

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

3316 24th St. (at Mission St.), San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in; 5-Class Cards for $65 (also good at Shotwell Studio Nia). Dance Mission Class Cards are NOT accepted for this class.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, US

Cost

Series class 5 or 6 weeks. Register at http://www.cityoforinda.org or call (925)254-2445

Drop in 1 class:  $15 non-resident, $12 Orinda resident.  Discount for mulitple class cards. Pay at front office before class.

Lee Bigman

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

Cost

1 class. $ 15. 

10 classes $120 ( $12 a class)

Senior/ student  5 classes $60 ( $12 a class )

Notes About This Class

This is a beautiful new studio housed In a former public library. It is bright , airy, with bamboo floors , showers, and beamed ceilings.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in, or $12 for class card package. Gym membership available.

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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10:20am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:20am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for YMCA members; otherwise, $15 for a Day Pass

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for Y Members; non-members can get a Day Pass for $15

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for Y Members; otherwise, $15 for a Day Pass

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA, United States

Cost

Program Fee or YMCA membership fee.  Drop in fee$15.00 ( includes all facility use).  This class rotates Nia teachers each week.

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

France-Laude Gohard

Classic Nia Class

at JCC in
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8:15am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

San Rafael, CA, USA

Cost

please call for details

Notes About This Class

you can drop in anytime ... no membership necessary

France-Laude Gohard

Classic Nia Class

at JCC in
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8:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

San Rafael, CA, USA

Cost

JCC : osher marin jewish community center
200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA
415.444.8000 (map)
please call for drop-in fee           

Notes About This Class

no membership necessary 

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, US

Cost

$15 per class or enroll for the series.
 

Notes About This Class

If you want to drop in, please come early to purchase class card at Orinda Community Center office.


 

France-Laude Gohard

Classic Nia Class

at YMCA in
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9:00am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1500 Los Gamos Drive, San Rafael, CA, United States

Cost

please call for details .... no membership necessary

san rafael ymca
1500 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA
415.492.9622 (map)

Notes About This Class

please a little early to sign a waiver at the front desk

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

2956 Treat Blvd., Concord, CA, US

Cost

$14 Drop-in;  $48 - 4 class card (Exp. 3 mo.);  $100 - 10 class card (Exp. 3 mo.) We are in Suite I - Studio 3 behind Peet's Coffee. Look for my Nia tent sign.

Notes About This Class

Bring your Yoga Mat and Water.  Join us at Peet's Coffee after for Nia community gathering. We would love to get to know you personally..

France-Laude Gohard

Nia 5 Stages Class

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9:30am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1320 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

please visit the website of Moveme studio to sign up online www.Movemestudio.com

Notes About This Class

A Nia 5 Stages class followed by a Classic Nia class

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1871 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA

Cost

Donation - $10 - $15 Suggested. All are welcome.

Notes About This Class

Bring you Yoga Mat and Water. We have beautiful, clean floors to dance barefoot on but if you need shoes or other support feel free to weat them. You will find us in the Community Room.

Ya'ara Ophir יערה אופיר

Classic Nia Class

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10:10am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:10am

Location

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA, US

Cost

The class is open to the YMCA members only.

Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

Cost

Nia Investment

Drop-in $24 * day pass

Drop-in with a member $12 * day pass

* Day pass includes all fitness classes, work out equipment use and pool use.

Notes About This Class

This classic Nia class is 50 minutes and focuses on conditioning, body awareness for healing and fun.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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11:20am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:20am

Location

4000 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA

Cost

Private club for members.  Guests pay $15 accompanied by member or instructor. Use of all facility for the day including pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, locker room, cafe, group exercise classes, basketball court, weight room and cardiovascular equipment. Please contact me if you would like to be a guest. Make it a vacation day.

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:30am

Location

Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, United States

Cost

Free to members; drop in fee for non-members.

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, United States

Cost

Free for members, drop in fee for non-members.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, US

Upcoming Events

February
28
Janet Kaufman

Pulse Immersion Playshop

Pulse Immersion Playshop

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

Location

1908 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA, US

Cost

Cost for Forma members: $30

Cost for the public: $40

Call Forma Gym to preregister (925)934-6400 or register in person

Notes About This Event

Join Janet for the morning with the brand new routie, Pulse, with focus on the Dance Arts, Martial Arts and Healing Arts. The intent of Pulse is to the pulse the personality of the three arts in order to sense the energy variety. Nia Routine immersions are open to everybody. Teachers will learn the routine and students will deepen their Nia practice and get an inside look at the crafting of a routine.

April
14
France-Laude Gohard

Nia White Belt Intensive

Nia White Belt Intensive

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30pm

End: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location

1320 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

please visit Nianow.com or France-laude.com

Notes About This Event

Nia White Belt Intensive through two week ends

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