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Taryn Pallister

Nia 5 Stages Class

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Nia 5 Stages

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am - 9:00am

Location

Fingal Ave, Brunswick Heads, NSW, AU

Cost

$5

Notes About This Class

Please note class dates: 15/8, 22/8, 29/8,5/9 ...2015

I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Brunswick Heads School Hall before regular Nia.

Time: 8.30 – 9.00am, followed by Nia 9.00 – 10.00am.

Come along to enhance your somatic awareness and sensation of Pleasure of living in your body!

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing, and Walking. Each stage is a foundation for the next. Combined, all five stages help people to integrate physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When practiced daily, these stages facilitate optimal alignment and function. Practicing the Nia 5 Stages allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Agility and Stability it needs. The continual practice of the Nia 5 Stages provides a way for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and to self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing, seeking how to function optimally.

It has been found that benefits can be experienced in as little as five minutes a day and that, no matter how many times practiced, profound changes occurred.

Taryn Pallister

Nia 5 Stages Class

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8:30am - 9:00pm
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am - 9:00pm

Location

431 Golden Four Drive, Tugun, QLD, 4224, Australia

Cost

$5
 

Notes About This Class

Beginning 22/7/15 I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Tugun Progress Hall before regular Nia.

Time: 8.30 – 9.00am, followed by Nia 9.00 – 10.00am.

Come along to enhance your somatic awareness and sensation of Pleasure of living in your body!

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing, and Walking. Each stage is a foundation for the next. Combined, all five stages help people to integrate physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When practiced daily, these stages facilitate optimal alignment and function. Practicing the Nia 5 Stages allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Agility and Stability it needs. The continual practice of the Nia 5 Stages provides a way for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and to self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing, seeking how to function optimally.

It has been found that benefits can be experienced in as little as five minutes a day and that, no matter how many times practiced, profound changes occurred.

July
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Taryn Pallister

Nia 9 Movements Forms Playshop – Awareness for your body and your life!

Nia 9 Movements Forms Playshop – Awareness for your body and your life!

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10:00am

End: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

Location

54 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Mile End SA 5031, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$45 Early bird (expires 24.7) and $55 after

Payment:
Direct Deposit to Taryn Pallister
BSB 112-879, ACC: 473743331

Notes About This Event

Explore the energies of the 9 movement forms of Nia to consciously empower your dance through life!Join me for a somatic journey through the foundations of Nia to express yourself in new and dynamic ways, enhance your awareness and deepen your connection to your body. Followed by a juicy Nia class to integrate your new awareness’s.

The 9 movement forms are: Martial Arts (Aikido, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do), Dance Arts (Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance) and Healing Arts (Yoga, the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and The Alexander Technique).

This Playshop is the perfect introduction for beginners to Nia, as well as enhancing the skills of those already dancing Nia.


No previous experience necessary and all fitness levels and ages welcome.

Come along and learn to consciously craft your life for more effectiveness and ultimately more Life Force and JOY!


Date:
Sunday 26th July 10.00am - 1.00pm


Contact:
Phone: 0410 964 806
Email: taryn111@hotmail.com
Website: www.nianow.com/taryn–pallister


Testominial:
“thank you thank you thank you Taryn - what a divine play shop. Deep somatic journey it was!"
Cheryl Smith

About your facilitator:
Taryn's passion is creating space for self-liberation through conscious embodiment and authentic expression. Her own spirited journey to find freedom in herself inspired her to travel around the world training in many modalities including: Nia (Black Belt), Nia 5 Stages teacher, Yoga teacher, Dancing Freedom Inspired teacher, Kahuna Bodywork and Remedial massage. She is an experienced retreat facilitator as well as offering a range of classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded spa location and classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.

May
21
Rebecca Kelly

Soul Immersion with Britta Von Tagen

Soul Immersion with Britta Von Tagen

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm

Location

55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$75 pre-sale/ $90 on day

Pay direct to:
Rebecca Kelly 
BSB 06 2908
ACC: 1047 4054
Please have your name as the payment reference

Contact Rebecca Kelly on 0423 659 589 or niabecca@gmail.com 

Notes About This Event

Join First Generation Nia Trainer Britta Von Tagen for an in depth exploration of her unique and powerful routine "SOUL". This event is for Every Body - students and teachers welcome.

Soul brings the spirit of the 52 Moves to life. Earthy and raw, this routine blends the percussive, live instrumentation of Native American music with thick electronic beats, awakening the primal dance within. 

"Soul is my gift to the world. It is my life's passage through The Pacific Northwest in North America to the Pacific Ocean. Every move tells a story of the Earth through the 52 Moves and the Native American Indian "Pow Wow", a universal dance of celebration." - Britta

This is Britta's first time in Australia and we are blessed to have her in Ocean Shores for a whole week! The Soul Immersion leads into the Nia Green Belt the following day.
 

September
14
Taryn Pallister

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Final Payment options: 
$1399 less deposit. Full payment by 7 July
$1499 less deposit. Full payment by 7 August
$1599 less deposit. Full payment by 7 September

Single room supplement: + $500

Upgrade from Naya Rainbow to Naya rooms (limited to 3 rooms): + $500 per person twin share

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: Step out of the busy-ness of your every day routine and feel tension melt away as you relax into a blissful sanctuary in the heart of Bali.  Join International Nia Trainer Sophie Marsh and Nia Black Belt Taryn Pallister for a nurturing and life-enriching retreat, to connect deeply with yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. 

Enter a sacred and supportive space for purposeful transformation through conscious movement - 6 days of daily Nia, gentle yoga, meditation, Nia 5 Stages, a shamanic dance journey and meaningful rituals with plenty of time for pampering and cultural exploration.

Be lovingly guided to relax into the flow of your body's unique rhythm, reconnect with your heart and reclaim your relationship with your inner wisdom to experience more pleasure, power and Joy in your body + life.  

Beginners welcome. No prior Nia or yoga experience is necessary! 

Includes: 6 nights deluxe twin share accommodation at Naya Resort, 3 nourishing organic vegetarian meals daily, all movement and meditation classes, airport transfers, 1 hour massage, steam grotto, ozone swimming pool, and cultural activities including Balinese dance performance.  

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 7 minutes from the center of Ubud. At Naya's Rainbow Villas, each has its own verandah, private garden with fishpond, en suite bathroom, twin beds in the bedrooms for single or double occupancy, Chakra themed room, fan, optional portable air conditioning, and sunset views. Naya pride themselves on "sourcing garden fresh local organic produce daily".

About your facilitators:  
Taryn Pallister - Taryn's passion is creating space for self-liberation through conscious embodiment and authentic expression. Her own spirited journey to find freedom in herself inspired her to travel around the world training in many modalities including: Nia (Black Belt), Nia 5 Stages teacher, Yoga teacher, Dancing Freedom Inspired teacher, Kahuna Bodywork and Remedial massage. She is an experienced retreat facilitator as well as offering a range of classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded spa location and classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.

Sophie Marsh - Sophie is a somatic educator, community builder, wellness coach and dedicated mum. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to her Nia classes, playshops, retreats and trainings. Her passionate energy is contagious and she inspires people of all ages and walks of life to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart. Sophie brings over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing, sensuous embodiment and sacred feminine practices. 

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers 

Here are the sun and moon

As well as all the pilgrimage places

I have not encountered another temple

As blissful as my own body”

~Saraha Doha

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show -100% – 0 refund

May
15
Taryn Pallister

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Reconnect to your Body and your JOY!

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Reconnect to your Body and your JOY!

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

End: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$475 early bird (to be paid by 15th April)
$555 full price

Includes: delicious vegetarian meals, share accommodation and retreat experiences. Massage available for an additional
price.

Payment: To invest in yourself, a $250 deposit is required and full payment before retreat starts.
Direct Deposit to:  Taryn Pallister BSB 112-879, ACC: 473743331


Give back: A percentage of the profits will go to Joining Hands, which provides complementary therapies for young people in need

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat: Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund, 2 weeks – start date – 25% refund, No show -100% – 0 refund

Notes About This Event

Join me for a nurturing weekend retreat to take time out for yourself, to reconnect to your Body and your JOY.
Nourish your whole being with Nia classes and playshops, Nia 5 Stages, gentle Yoga, meditation, walks in nature and creative art processes.
There will be free time to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding bush land, relax by the pool or river, book a massage or simple rest if that's what your body needs. 

You will:

- experience the magic of feeling deeply connected to yourself after a weekend of somatic exploration, in a beautiful peaceful location.

- Learn how to make conscious body centered choices; choices that optimise your life-force energy and enhance your connection to Joy.

- Relax and replenish


Beginners welcome - no Nia experience necessary!  This retreat welcomes everyBody and offers a supportive space to explore your relationship to Yourself and to the Joy of Movement.

Accommodation: is either in twin rooms or cabins. Twin rooms will fill fast so I recommend you sign up asap.

Location: Set in view of the majestic Mt Warning near Murwillumbah (only 50 min from Byron Bay and 35 min from the Gold Coast), surrounded by lush, subtropical gardens.


Your facilitator Taryn Pallister:
Taryn's passion is inspiring people to come alive and heal through their bodies. She is a heartfelt Nia Black Belt and Nia 5 Stages Teacher, Yoga teacher, Kahuna Bodywork / Remedial massage practitioner and experienced retreat facilitator.  She offers classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded destination health spa - Gwinganna, as well as presenting Nia at festivals and popular weekly classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.Testimonials:

"I left the retreat feeling very content, revitalised and strong and comfortable in my body...food was sensational..I loved every minute and got more than I expected from a weekend away" Ti Harrison

"I feel really grateful to have found Nia. I feel I am healing from learning to listen to my body" Fran Hardy

"The weekend retreat was amazing. I don't think you can put a price on personal growth and achievement...I loved every minute and enjoying everyone's company and stories" Linda Londsdale

“Taryn has the unique gift of creating a sacred safe space for participants encouraging them to explore and let go. Radiating beauty and kindness Taryn has a strength of spirit that allows people to fully immerse themselves in their surroundings and retreat experiences." Kylie Lowe, Co-Founder, Joining Hands.


''Looking back on my first Nia class some years ago I realize it was an important step towards understanding the connection between the body, mind and soul. It showed me how through moving my body I could actually find new ways to approach myself and life in general - and having a great time while doing so! I'm really grateful for the Nia classes with Taryn that brought me not only a precious friendship but also the inspirational message of finding healing through movement.'' Hannah Stork, Holland
 

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Notes About This Class

Come and join us for a Joyful workout. EveryBody welcome - no experience necessary!

This class is co taught with Rebecca Kelly.

October
23
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Early bird $1,399 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,599 USD 

Payment plans are available upon request. Please contact Tanja and Rebecca for payment details. 

Email: nourishnia@gmail.com 
Ph: +61 423 659 589

Single room accommodation unless you request to share. Price does not include airfare. A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – see below for cancellation policy.

We are happy for partners to join us on the Retreat and will offer a reduced rate for people who do not participate in the Nia classes or playshops.

Non participating guest – US $1,299 by Sept 1st, US$1,399 after this date.

Cancellation Policy for all Retreats:More than 2 months (prior to start date) – you will be eligible for a full refund less the $250 non-refundable deposit

From 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refund.

From 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund.

From Oct 18 til 23 – you will not be eligible for a refund.

Charities we support:

www.khmerchildfoundation.org

www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard for their annual Nia Retreat in Cambodia, the lush heartland of Southeast Asia. Staying in luxurious accommodation in Siem Reap, this all inclusive retreat is a unique cultural adventure coupled with Nia movement medicine. 

Explore glorious Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most renowned ancient wonders that draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional crafts, cooking classes, performance and local markets. This retreat truly is foodie heaven filled with culinary delights! Nourish and renew your entire being with daily Nia classes, meditation, massage, and so much more. A percentage of profits from the retreat go to Cambodian charities. 

This 9 day Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights accommodation at a luxury hotel
- Daily buffet breakfasts and sumptuous a la carte dinners
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditations
- 3 Nia Playshops
- 3 day pass and temple tour to the Lost City of Angkor Wat
- A visit to a colorful local Wat (temple) to listen to the Monks chanting.
- Explore the markets and downtown Siem Reap
- Guided tour of Angkor Silk Farm and the Artisans of Angkor Workshop
- An evening at the Phare Cambodian Circus Theatre
- Gourmet Khmer Cooking Class – followed by lunch – in the heart of a lotus farm in the lush Cambodian countryside
- Spend an afternoon at a traditional homestay and enjoy delicious four course luncheon
- An Apsara performance - traditional Khmer classical dance
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages  
- A Bellydancing class
- Ample time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am - 10:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

January
25
Taryn Pallister

Music Movement Magic 90 min Class Experience with Ann Christiansen in Burleigh Heads

Music Movement Magic 90 min Class Experience with Ann Christiansen in Burleigh Heads

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 10:30am

Cost

$20 pre-sale, $25 on the day
Please pay Taryn or bank transfer $20 with your name as reference:
Taryn Pallister. BSB: 112 879, Acc no: 4737 43331
Spaces are limited!

Notes About This Event

Join us for a Magical morning with leading international Nia teacher and trainer from Germany Ann Christiansen.Explore the MMMagic of Nia….an inspirational, fun and livening moving experience with music, movement and the little extra magic!Ann is visiting us for one weekend only after she teaches the Brown Belt in Brisbane. She is a phenomenal Nia teacher and trainer. She travels the world teaching all Nia Belts. I highly recommend you take this opportunity to dance with her.

“For me, Nia is an exhilarating culmination of the joys I have pursued throughout my life – movement, music, healing, world cultures, and connecting to humanity. Nia has given me the opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose as a Sacred Athlete and guide to healing. As a Nia teacher and trainer, I inspire people all over the world to enhance their life experience with Music, Movement, and Magic. Nia invites everybody to love and accept themselves fully and to develop their full potential.” - Ann Christiansen

January
24
Taryn Pallister

'Magic' Playshop with Nia Trainer Ann Christiansen in Brunswick Heads

'Magic' Playshop with Nia Trainer Ann Christiansen in Brunswick Heads

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:00am

End: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, AU

Cost

$60 pre-sale/ $75 on day

Pay direct to Taryn or via bank tranfer. Please use your name as reference:
Taryn Pallister, BSB: 112 879, ACC: 4737 43331


Numbers are limited!

Notes About This Event

Join international Nia Trainer Ann Christiansen and experience the magic in her "Magic" Playshop.  

The focus is on music and movement integration with the core of the body, training the nervous system to be “relaxed and ready” in a magical way.  It celebrates Spirit and expression, connection and an individual sense of one's own space!  

This Playshop delivers the promise of Nia - health, healing, power and beauty - in a delicious sensory experience open to every body, whether you are a seasoned Nia practitioner or new-to Nia.  Ann is visiting Australia from Germany to present the Nia Brown Belt.  Don't miss this opportunity to experience movement, music and Magic at a whole new level!

“For me, Nia is an exhilarating culmination of the joys I have pursued throughout my life – movement, music, healing, world cultures, and connecting to humanity. Nia has given me the opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose as a Sacred Athlete and guide to healing. As a Nia teacher and trainer, I inspire people all over the world to enhance their life experience with Music, Movement, and Magic. Nia invites everybody to love and accept themselves fully and to develop their full potential.” - Ann Christiansen

January
23
Taryn Pallister

"Dream" Class Experience with Ann Christiansen in Brunswick Heads

"Dream" Class Experience with Ann Christiansen in Brunswick Heads

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00pm

Location

Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, AU

Cost

$20 pre-sale/ $25 on day
Numbers are limited!

Can be paid to Taryn or via bank transfer to: Taryn Pallister
BSB: 112 879
Acc no: 4737 43331

Notes About This Event

Join leading international Nia teacher and trainer from Germany Ann Christiansen for a Nia experience like no other.

She will be sharing Debbie's new routine "Dream" in a 90 minute Class Experience.
"Dream" has a moving focus on Dynamic Agility – the perfect balance of movement and stillness of yin and yang energies. This class is enriched with a music landscape that touches the spirit!

Ann is visiting Australia to teach the Brown Belt in Brisbane. She will be with us in Byron Shire for one weekend only.

“For me, Nia is an exhilarating culmination of the joys I have pursued throughout my life – movement, music, healing, world cultures, and connecting to humanity. Nia has given me the opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose as a Sacred Athlete and guide to healing. As a Nia teacher and trainer, I inspire people all over the world to enhance their life experience with Music, Movement, and Magic. Nia invites everybody to love and accept themselves fully and to develop their full potential.” - Ann Christiansen

Cass Goudie

Classic Nia Class

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9:31am - 10:31am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:31am - 10:31am

Cost

This class has closed for the year and will recommence in 2015

Notes About This Class

Location of class is 142 Keen street, above Fundies Foods. Wear moveable clothes and bare feet. 

October
17
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Barefoot Boogie FUNdraiser - Future of Khmer Children's Foundation

Nia Barefoot Boogie FUNdraiser - Future of Khmer Children's Foundation

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30pm

End: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 9:00pm

Location

Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 suggested donation

Notes About This Event

Kick off your shoes and get down on the dance floor for a Barefoot Boogie! This special 1.5 hour Nia class with local teacher's Rebecca, Tanja and Taryn is a FUNdraiser for The Future of Khmer Children's Foundation (FKC). The FKC provides free education, primary health care, food and services to rural children and families in dire need near Siem Reap. Tanja and Rebecca support the FKC by donating a percentage of their Cambodia retreat profits. They are heading to Cambodia on Oct 23 and are calling out to the community to share the love, dance in Joy and donate too! 
All proceeds from the Boogie will go to the FKC.
$15 suggested donation 
www.khmerchild.org 
Deep gratitude to you all! ♥

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am - 11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location

55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Nia Australia Members and under 18 $10

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am - 10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Notes About This Class

I will alternate this class with Taryn Pallister

Classes begin October 13!

October
10
Taryn Pallister

Annual Spring Into Joy Retreat

Annual Spring Into Joy Retreat

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3:00pm

End: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost

INVESTMENT: Prices vary depending on accommodation, first in first served. Recieve a $50early bird discount when you register and pay your deposit of $200 before September 21, 2014.

Twin Share Room

EB $465/$515

Cabin with bunk style accommodation (4-6 per cabin)

EB $425/$475

Camping in tents provided (3 per tent)

EB$395/$445

Camping in own tent/ van

EB$375/$425

Notes About This Event

Following a hugely successful "Spring Into Joy Retreat" in 2013, I am excited to invite you to a unique weekend retreat which will help you out more Spring in your step and leave you feeling recharged, joyful and inspired.

I am teaming up with Jenni from Coconut Magic, the musical yogis Ash, Ryan and Mattie from The Lamplights to offer this nourishing experience:

. Unwind and rebalance with gentle yoga and meditation
. Increase your vitality through the Joyful movement practice of Nia 
. Unleash your creativity with music and art workshops
. Discover healthy lifestyle choices in a nutritional workshop by Jenni from Coconut Magic
. Get your groove on to the soulful tunes of Ryan, Mattie and Ash from the Lamplights

VENUE: Gunnebah Retreat Centre, 586 Nobbys Creek Rd, Murwillumbah

CATERING: vegetarian delights by No so Nanna

DATE: October 10th - 12th, 2014

CONTACT: Kylie at kylie@joininghands.org.au or call 0431 436 939 or Taryn

Massage, Bowen Therapy, Kahuna Bodywork, Acupuncture & Reiki treatments will also be offered at an additional cost.

For every person on our retreat we 'Give Back' 1 x  Free Natural Health Service such as Massage to a homeless and vulnerable person in our community. Reward yourself with an amazing weekend getaway and feel twice as good!

What people said after "Spring Into Joy" last year!

" I feel nourished and recharged"
" The program was fantastic"
"The food was amazing,wholesome and delicious"

Introducing our "Spring Into Joy" Retreat team:

The Lamplights

Playing an organic blend of folk, funk, roots, and blues with pop undertones, this fresh, energetic five-piece from the Gold Coast have received accolades nationally and internationally, and won awards in three different
categories at the 2011 Australian Song writing Contest. The Lamplights deliver songs that result in positive, emotional connections. They pride themselves on leaving audiences feeling reassured, inspired and empowered. 

Jenni from Coconut Magic

Coconut Magic was born out of an intimate experience between me, my health, and my synchronistic discovery of coconut oil, on the small island of Ko Samui Thailand. I began including coconut oil into my daily lifestyle, I was amazed at the positive changes to my health, hair and skin. I was feeling good again and fast becoming a very happy and healthy woman. I also began to realise that there is nothing else like it available on the market today.

This continued discovery then led to the vision of Coconut Magic, and my decision to spread the word about this healing, nourishing, and deliciously natural organic food product from Thailand.

This retreat is the perfect opportunity to let go, express your self and try something new in a conscious and nurturing community. Hope to see you there.

October
23
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia with Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard, October 2014

Nia Retreat in Cambodia with Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard, October 2014

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

End: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Per Person US$1599

Early bird $1399 (paid in full by 31 Aug 2014)

Airfare is not included in this package

Preferred method of payment is direct deposit to:

Tanja Taljaard and Rebecca Kelly

BSB: 062 514

Acc: 1042 5278

Email: nourishnia@gmail.com 

Ph: +61 423 659 589

Single room accommodation unless you request to share. Price does not include airfare. A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – see below for cancellation policy.

We are happy for partners to join us on the Retreat and will offer a reduced rate for people who do not participate in the Nia classes or playshops.

Non participating guest – US$1099 by Aug 31st, US$1299 after

Cancellation Policy for all Retreats

more than 2 months (prior to start date) – you will be eligible for a full refund less the $250 non-refundable deposit

from 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refund

from 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund

No show – you will not be eligible for a refund

Notes About This Event

Come and dance with us in Cambodia, the lush heartland of Southeast Asia. Staying in luxurious accomodation in Siem Reap, this all inclusive retreat is a unique cultural adventure coupled with Nia movement medicine. 

Explore glorious Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most renowned ancient wonders whose magical image draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional dance and cooking classes, performance and local markets. Nourish and renew your entire being with daily Nia classes, meditation, massage, and so much more. A percentage of profits from the retreat go to Cambodian charities.

The Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers

- 8 Nights accommodation at a beautiful 5 star Hotel

- Daily buffet breakfast and three course dinner

- Daily Nia classes and morning meditation

- 3 Nia Playshops

- 3 day pass and temple tour to the Lost City of Angkor Wat

- A visit to a colorful local Wat (temple) to listen to the Monks chanting.

- Explore the markets & downtown Siem Reap

- Guided tour of Angkor Silk Farm and the Artisans of Angkor Workshop

- An evening at the Phare Cambodian Circus Theatre

- Gourmet Khmer Cooking Class – followed by lunch – in the heart of a lotus farm in the lush Cambodian countryside

- Two complimentary 1 hour massages

- An Apsara dance lesson and performance – traditional Khmer classical dance

- A Bellydancing class

- Time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

Your Facilitators:

Rebecca is a vibrant facilitator, dedicated to the path of conscious embodiment and sharing the JOY of Movement as Medicine. A certified Black Belt Nia Instructor and Reiki Master, Rebecca is passionate about freedom, transformation and empowering people to shine.

Tanja has taught movement and massage for the past 12 years. Her qualifications include being a Blue Belt Nia Instructor. She has been travelling extensively throughout South-East Asia since 2007 & feels inspired by, and deep appreciation for the gentle spirit of the Cambodian people.

Flights

Flights from Australia can be purchased through Air Asia.

Singapore Airlines fly direct to Siem Reap.

Accommodation

The retreat is held at a beautiful 5 star hotel with a swimming pool and access to a gym and Massage/Treatment rooms. The rooms are superior twin OR single & spaciously designed. The cost/package is the same price for single or twin share. You will have your own room unless you request otherwise.

Food

Breakfasts are Buffet style and offer a wonderful variety of delicious options. The Farewell dinner will be with Apsara Dance and Traditional Khmer Music. All meals have a vegetarian, seafood and chicken options. Those with special diets will be catered for so please advise if you require a special diet option.

About Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the base for visiting the temples of Angkor some of which date back to 1100 and houses the largest standing temple in the world. It is a charming town with French colonial style shops and houses, tree lined streets and a slow-flowing river. It has colorful markets, day spa's and restaurants galore! Unlike many Asian Countries it is relatively hassle free. Cambodia is generally a safe country to travel in but common sense is still necessary whilst travelling to any Asian Country. Khmer women and men dress conservatively and when visiting the temples it is respectful to wear long trousers/skirt with shoulders covered. Bargaining is expected in the local markets!

General Information

Visa – You will need a one-month tourist visa (US$20) which you can get on arrival at Siem Reap. When travelling abroad your passport needs to be valid for at least six months beyond the entry date.

Health – When travelling in any country it is important to have comprehensive health insurance. Visit your Doctor at least six weeks before you travel to find out about Recommended Vaccinations or medications when visiting Asian Countries. There is an International Adult and Children’s hospital in Siem Reap.

The largest health risk in Cambodia is heat stroke and it is recommended that you maintain regular intake of bottle water throughout your stay.

Money – A combination of US dollars and Riel is used. At first confusing to work out! You may pay for some -thing in US dollars and get Riel as change! Take small denominations of US dollars… Plenty of $1, $2 and $5 dollars and you can exchange either Australian dollars or US dollars into Riel when you are in the country. The local currency Riel is useful for buying smaller items such as fruit or various street food treats! 

Charities we support:

The Future of Khmer Children Organization

FKC is a Non Government Organization in Siem Reap Cambodia providing poor families with free education and vocational skills for their children

www.khmerchildfoundation.org

Cambodia Children’s Sanctuary

Founded four years ago the Orphanage is supported by Lost and Found Tours. There are now 35 children living in the sanctuary and were mostly street children who where found and delivered to the Orphanage! It is run by the delightful Mr Sok and local Cambodian volunteers and funded totally through donations and the Lost and Found Tours. All of the children (of age) attend school and are committed to their continued education. The children’s ages vary from three to fifteen years old.

How you can help- The children love visitors! We are more than happy to take you (a short trip) from the hotel to visit. We ask for donations of clothes/toys/books to deliver for the children’s sanctuary – so any spare space in your luggage over would be greatly appreciated! We donate a percentage of our profits to the Sanctuary to buy rice supplies (the stable diet) and contribute to rent that the Sanctuary are required to pay to house the children. Liz Costigan from the Byron Yoga Lounge has been supporting the orphanage for over 5 years now. After her last Iyengar Yoga Retreat many attending students who visited the Sanctuary decided to help to contribute to this positive and inspiring home for the children. She has regular Yoga Benefit Days and are currently working on ideas to help contribute towards education and support for the children

 www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

June
24
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Blast Class in Hobart with Rebecca and Tanja

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:30pm

Location

Hobart, 7A Raymont Terrace, Mount Stuart, Tasmania, Australia

Cost

$18 / $15 concession

Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard for an unforgettable Nia Blast Class of Movement, Music and Magic! Tanja and Rebecca are vibrant and passionate Nia teachers, based in beautiful Byron Bay. They love to share the power, pleasure, and bliss that Nia offers Every Body. Experience the Joy of Movement with them and feel the energising and transformational power of Nia… it’s sure to be a BLAST!

June
19
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Blast Class at Stompin' with Rebecca and Tanja

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

End: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30pm

Location

Dicky Whites Lane, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

Cost

$18 / $15 concession

Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard for an unforgettable Nia Blast Class of Movement, Music and Magic! Tanja and Rebecca are vibrant and passionate Nia teachers, based in beautiful Byron Bay. They love to share the power, pleasure, and bliss that Nia offers Every Body. Experience the Joy of Movement with them and feel the energising and transformational power of Nia… it’s sure to be a BLAST!

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

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

2 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, AU

Cost

Drop in: $15 / 13

5 class pass: $65 / 55

Nia Australia Members and under 18s: $10

  

Cass Goudie

Classic Nia Class

at in
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9:31am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:31am

Cost

This class has closed for the year and will recommence in 2015

Notes About This Class

Location of class is 142 Keen street, above Fundies Foods. Wear moveable clothes and bare feet. 

Taryn Pallister

Nia 5 Stages Class

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8:30am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

431 Golden Four Drive, Tugun, QLD, 4224, Australia

Cost

$5
 

Notes About This Class

Beginning 22/7/15 I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Tugun Progress Hall before regular Nia.

Time: 8.30 – 9.00am, followed by Nia 9.00 – 10.00am.

Come along to enhance your somatic awareness and sensation of Pleasure of living in your body!

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing, and Walking. Each stage is a foundation for the next. Combined, all five stages help people to integrate physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When practiced daily, these stages facilitate optimal alignment and function. Practicing the Nia 5 Stages allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Agility and Stability it needs. The continual practice of the Nia 5 Stages provides a way for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and to self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing, seeking how to function optimally.

It has been found that benefits can be experienced in as little as five minutes a day and that, no matter how many times practiced, profound changes occurred.

Taryn Pallister

Nia 5 Stages Class

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8:30am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

Fingal Ave, Brunswick Heads, NSW, AU

Cost

$5

Notes About This Class

Please note class dates: 15/8, 22/8, 29/8,5/9 ...2015

I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Brunswick Heads School Hall before regular Nia.

Time: 8.30 – 9.00am, followed by Nia 9.00 – 10.00am.

Come along to enhance your somatic awareness and sensation of Pleasure of living in your body!

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing, and Walking. Each stage is a foundation for the next. Combined, all five stages help people to integrate physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When practiced daily, these stages facilitate optimal alignment and function. Practicing the Nia 5 Stages allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Agility and Stability it needs. The continual practice of the Nia 5 Stages provides a way for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and to self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing, seeking how to function optimally.

It has been found that benefits can be experienced in as little as five minutes a day and that, no matter how many times practiced, profound changes occurred.

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Fingal Ave, Brunswick Heads, NSW, AU

Cost

Casual $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65 / $55, valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Notes About This Class

Please join me for Nia 5 Stages before class 8.25 - 8.55am for $5    * 15/8, 22/8, 29/8 2015

Come and join us for a Joyful workout. EveryBody welcome - no experience necessary!

This class is co taught with Rebecca Kelly.

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Notes About This Class

I will alternate this class with Taryn Pallister

Classes begin October 13!

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Notes About This Class

Come and join us for a Joyful workout. EveryBody welcome - no experience necessary!

This class is co taught with Rebecca Kelly.

Meggie Danielson

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Federal, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 Casual

Term fee available

Notes About This Class

Fun class packed with energy!  every BODY welcome!!

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Nia Australia Members and under 18 $10

Upcoming Events

September
14
Taryn Pallister

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Final Payment options: 
$1399 less deposit. Full payment by 7 July
$1499 less deposit. Full payment by 7 August
$1599 less deposit. Full payment by 7 September

Single room supplement: + $500

Upgrade from Naya Rainbow to Naya rooms (limited to 3 rooms): + $500 per person twin share

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: Step out of the busy-ness of your every day routine and feel tension melt away as you relax into a blissful sanctuary in the heart of Bali.  Join International Nia Trainer Sophie Marsh and Nia Black Belt Taryn Pallister for a nurturing and life-enriching retreat, to connect deeply with yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. 

Enter a sacred and supportive space for purposeful transformation through conscious movement - 6 days of daily Nia, gentle yoga, meditation, Nia 5 Stages, a shamanic dance journey and meaningful rituals with plenty of time for pampering and cultural exploration.

Be lovingly guided to relax into the flow of your body's unique rhythm, reconnect with your heart and reclaim your relationship with your inner wisdom to experience more pleasure, power and Joy in your body + life.  

Beginners welcome. No prior Nia or yoga experience is necessary! 

Includes: 6 nights deluxe twin share accommodation at Naya Resort, 3 nourishing organic vegetarian meals daily, all movement and meditation classes, airport transfers, 1 hour massage, steam grotto, ozone swimming pool, and cultural activities including Balinese dance performance.  

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 7 minutes from the center of Ubud. At Naya's Rainbow Villas, each has its own verandah, private garden with fishpond, en suite bathroom, twin beds in the bedrooms for single or double occupancy, Chakra themed room, fan, optional portable air conditioning, and sunset views. Naya pride themselves on "sourcing garden fresh local organic produce daily".

About your facilitators:  
Taryn Pallister - Taryn's passion is creating space for self-liberation through conscious embodiment and authentic expression. Her own spirited journey to find freedom in herself inspired her to travel around the world training in many modalities including: Nia (Black Belt), Nia 5 Stages teacher, Yoga teacher, Dancing Freedom Inspired teacher, Kahuna Bodywork and Remedial massage. She is an experienced retreat facilitator as well as offering a range of classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded spa location and classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.

Sophie Marsh - Sophie is a somatic educator, community builder, wellness coach and dedicated mum. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to her Nia classes, playshops, retreats and trainings. Her passionate energy is contagious and she inspires people of all ages and walks of life to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart. Sophie brings over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing, sensuous embodiment and sacred feminine practices. 

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers 

Here are the sun and moon

As well as all the pilgrimage places

I have not encountered another temple

As blissful as my own body”

~Saraha Doha

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show -100% – 0 refund

October
23
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Early bird $1,399 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,599 USD 

Payment plans are available upon request. Please contact Tanja and Rebecca for payment details. 

Email: nourishnia@gmail.com 
Ph: +61 423 659 589

Single room accommodation unless you request to share. Price does not include airfare. A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – see below for cancellation policy.

We are happy for partners to join us on the Retreat and will offer a reduced rate for people who do not participate in the Nia classes or playshops.

Non participating guest – US $1,299 by Sept 1st, US$1,399 after this date.

Cancellation Policy for all Retreats:More than 2 months (prior to start date) – you will be eligible for a full refund less the $250 non-refundable deposit

From 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refund.

From 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund.

From Oct 18 til 23 – you will not be eligible for a refund.

Charities we support:

www.khmerchildfoundation.org

www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard for their annual Nia Retreat in Cambodia, the lush heartland of Southeast Asia. Staying in luxurious accommodation in Siem Reap, this all inclusive retreat is a unique cultural adventure coupled with Nia movement medicine. 

Explore glorious Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most renowned ancient wonders that draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional crafts, cooking classes, performance and local markets. This retreat truly is foodie heaven filled with culinary delights! Nourish and renew your entire being with daily Nia classes, meditation, massage, and so much more. A percentage of profits from the retreat go to Cambodian charities. 

This 9 day Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights accommodation at a luxury hotel
- Daily buffet breakfasts and sumptuous a la carte dinners
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditations
- 3 Nia Playshops
- 3 day pass and temple tour to the Lost City of Angkor Wat
- A visit to a colorful local Wat (temple) to listen to the Monks chanting.
- Explore the markets and downtown Siem Reap
- Guided tour of Angkor Silk Farm and the Artisans of Angkor Workshop
- An evening at the Phare Cambodian Circus Theatre
- Gourmet Khmer Cooking Class – followed by lunch – in the heart of a lotus farm in the lush Cambodian countryside
- Spend an afternoon at a traditional homestay and enjoy delicious four course luncheon
- An Apsara performance - traditional Khmer classical dance
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages  
- A Bellydancing class
- Ample time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

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