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Heather Umberger

Moving to Heal Class

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2:30pm - 3:30pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

First class on June 1st is FREE!

$15 drop-in or $50 for 4 consecutive classes.

Notes About This Class

Movement is medicine and you are a healer! Explore how slow, mindful movement and connecting with your own body sensations and pleasure can stimulate healing in your body, emotions, mind, and spirit regardless of your goals. Experience improved overall feelings of wellness regardless of your current physical/medical condition.  Classes are designed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with long-term or chronic illness and mobility limitations as well as individuals with short-term personal healing goals for body, mind and emotions. Beginners are welcome.

Heather Umberger

Nia Freedance Class

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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nia Freedance

Day: Friday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 conditioning, healing, growth investment

Notes About This Class

Nia Brown Belt and FreeDance DJ, Heather Umberger, will guide you in moving to the music in your body's way. Explore, sense and discover the wisdom of your body, emotions, mind and spirit expressed through movement and create a unique work of art with your body and your dance for conditioning, healing, and for the joy of it!  

This class occurs every last Friday of the month:

May 26

June 30

July 28...

January
6
Marybeth Grinnan

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00am

End: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00am

Location

Blue Spirit Costa Rica Guiones sur, Playa Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Cost

Accommodations

Choose the environment that best suits your taste and your budget. The earlybird prices listed below are all inclusive: lodging, 3 meals daily, and all Nia, Yoga, and creative activities. Our retreat is limited to 15 rooms which accommodate up to 25 guests.  

Platform Tent    Each Platform tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillows, and towels are provided. The tents are situated below the Main Building and involve a hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Guests in the tents can bring valuables to be stored in the safety box at Reception at no charge.

Single Occupancy $1300  

Eco-Cottage  Eco cottages are situated in lush vegetation, allowing an intimate experience with nature. The cottages are simple wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation, solar powered electricity, and a private bathroom with a solar hot water shower. They are situated below the Main Building and involve a hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double Occupancy  $1500 per person       

Hermitage Room with A/C  These rooms, in the main building, are specifically designed for singles or couples and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and affordable. Some of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby.  All have a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system. Each room has 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds. Hermitage Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double $1800 per person  Single Occupancy $2200

Nature Suite with A/C  Nature Suites are located on a hillside overlooking lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes an enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double Occupancy $2000 per person

  

Mountain View with A/C  This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Mountain View Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double Occupancy $2100 per person    

   

Ocean View Room with A/C   This double room has a step-out balcony and beautiful ocean views. The room is tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. This rooms has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double $2200 per person  

  

Deluxe Ocean View Room with A/C    This beautiful double room has a step-out balcony and windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. It has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. It also has a safety box to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double Occupancy $2400 per person      

Notes About This Event


Join Marybeth and Niki as we return to Blue Spirit to deepen our connections with body, mind and heart. Our weeklong retreat is designed to take both the beginner and experienced practitioner on a sensorial journey of movement, joy, and healing. We offer daily Nia and yoga sessions, opportunities for excursions, and time to rest and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Dive In! Make a commitment to your personal growth, while making memories that will last a lifetime.


Blue Spirit is located in a “blue zone”, an area of the world known as a longevity hotspot! At this unique eco-resort, experience the power and grace of nature. From the pristine beaches of the Pacific Ocean to the dense vegetation of nearby rainforest this will be a week filled with sensation. Awake to the sounds of the howler monkeys and settle in the evening with unforgettable sunsets and the gentle breeze on your skin.
 

All inclusive prices from $1300-$2400:


7 nights lodging
3 vegetarian meals daily (fish will be served a few nights)
daily Nia and yoga sessions
and more!


Not included in your fee:
shuttle from airport (arranged through Blue Spirit)
gratuity for Blue Spirit staff
alcohol and other specialty drinks

March
31
Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Friday Night!

Nia FreeDance Friday Night!

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in

Notes About This Event

What if exploring your body's way of moving was a key to unlock your healing and conditioning potential? What if you discovered your body WAS meant to move and experience joy and pleasure? Join Nia Brown Belt and Integrative Wellness Practitioner, Heather Umberger for an hour of music, movement and magic! $15 drop-in

October
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Marybeth Grinnan

Sojourn d'Esprit

Sojourn d'Esprit

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00am

End: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00am

Location

72430 Noyen-sur-Sarthe, France

Cost

What’s Included:

Six days and five nights in a luxurious Loire Valley Chateau

All classes and workshops

All excursions in the Loire Valley

Round trip transportation to the Chateau from Le Mans TGV station in the Loire Valley

Breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners (and wine) at the Chateau

Airfare and transportation to the Loire Valley are NOT included
Optional activities and accommodations in Paris are NOT included
Travel Insurance is required and can be bought on line from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com.
$3100 pp single occupancy
$2750 pp double occupancy

Notes About This Event

Take a sojourn with Marybeth, Jess, and Amy to nurture your spirit and fully embrace the joys of life. Our unique retreat is held at a charming Château in the Loire Valley, one of the world’s best known wine regions. At the château, relish gourmet meals prepared by our private Chef and savor the Loire Valley wine.


Experience the harmony of life as you connect with heart, mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga, Nia, and mindfulness practices. The retreat offers an opportunity to relax and get in touch with the deeper self, and to discover the beautiful countryside, vineyards and charming villages. with mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga, Nia, and mindfulness practices.


Say “Oui!” – make a commitment to yourself through movement, mindfulness, and Joie de vivre.


Sojourn d’Esprit is facilitated by Amy Moghanaki, Life Coach and Reiki Practitioner, Marybeth Grinnan, Nia Black Belt Practitioner, and Jessica Forsythe, Nia Black Belt Practitioner and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor.

October
15
Marybeth Grinnan

Danse en France: Nia and Yoga Adventure

Danse en France: Nia and Yoga Adventure

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00am

End: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00am

Location

72430 Noyen-sur-Sarthe, France

Cost

What’s Included:

Six days and five nights in a luxurious Loire Valley Chateau

All classes and workshops

All excursions in the Loire Valley

Round trip transportation to the Chateau from Le Mans TGV station in the Loire Valley

Breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners (and wine) at the Chateau

Airfare and transportation to the Loire Valley are NOT included
Optional activities and accommodations in Paris are NOT included
Travel Insurance is required and can be bought on line from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com.
$3100 pp single occupancy
$2750 pp double occupancy

Notes About This Event

Join Marybeth and Niki on a sensation filled adventure in the Loire Valley. We will live in a private château and take pleasure in daily excursions to see how the locals live and much more. At the château, savor gourmet meals prepared by our very own Chef and certainly, plenty famous Loire Valley wine. We will offer a selection of Nia, yoga and/or meditation classes daily.

Say “Oui!” – make a commitment to yourself through movement, adventure, and learning. Join us to create memories that will last a lifetime.

March
8
Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Series

Nia FreeDance Series

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:15pm

End: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:15pm

Location

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

Members $120 for the six week series. Non-members $150

SPOTS LIMITED TO 12 register here https://weinsteinjcc.org/activities/nia-freedance-experience-1

Notes About This Event

This Nia FreeDance experience allows participants to explore their own body's way of moving (no choreography or dance experience necessary) with the focus of creating movement variety that conditions, heals and strengthens vitality in daily life. Experience the art of conscious dance! This is a six week series starting Wednesday, March 8th 6:15-7:15pm and running until April 19th (no class on April 12th). 

February
5
Heather Umberger
Nia FreeDance Class

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 10:45am

End: Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 11:45am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

Free for members of ACAC as well as for non-members on this special weekend fundraising event!

Notes About This Event

This special Nia FreeDance class is an introduction to Nia FreeDance for members at ACAC and will help to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Come and move in your body's way exploring your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realms while moving with pleasure and joy for conditioning, healing and wellness. We are a truly welcoming community. No dance experience necessary.

February
24
Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Class

Nia FreeDance Class

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

One hour and $15 investment in your body, emotions, mind, and spirit.

Notes About This Event


The intent of Nia FreeDance is to stimulate movement creativity. This class gives you the opportunity to sense and move your body in it's own way, no dance experience necessary. Heather Umberger and the music will guide you to move, explore and create. Heal, condition and thrive as you practice Nia FreeDance!
 

January
27
Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Class

Nia FreeDance Class

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 investment at the door (cash or check only)

Notes About This Event

The intent of Nia FreeDance is to stimulate movement creativity. This class gives you the opportunity to sense and move your body in it's own way, no dance experience necessary. Heather and the music will guide you to move, explore and create. Heal, condition and thrive as you practice Nia FreeDance!
 

November
4
Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Series

Nia FreeDance Series

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 per class or the first 10 to sign-up for all six classes will receive discounted price of $75. To register, call Heather at (804) 909-7210 for Paypal option or send check made to Fertile Ground Massage, llc to 3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, Va 23113.

Notes About This Event

This Nia FreeDance series starts November 4th from 6:30-7:30pm and will meet on the following Friday evenings (11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/9, & 12/16). No dance experience is necessary and all levels of fitness are encouraged to come and move with and meet our growing FreeDance community.

  • Unlock your spirit, creativity, and self-expression.
  • Explore, condition and heal body, mind and emotional realms with conscious dance.
  • Experience freedom, joy, and bliss.

November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and December 9th, 16th 6:30-7:30pm.

ONLY 15 SPOTS OPEN.

Contact Heather with questions and to register: (804)909-7210 

October
22
Marybeth Grinnan
Shakti Jam

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 4:00pm

End: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 5:15pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

17€ en avance, 20€ sur place, ou bien 1 cours Actis

Notes About This Event

Participez à une activité qui vous remplira de joie : venez ressentir le pouls de la Shakti Jam !

Marybeth et Niki, professeurs de Nia, vous invitent à participer à une expérience très créative de “Shakti Jam”. 

Le Shakti Jam est une combinaison de la délicieuse chorégraphie du Nia et de chansons pop très dynamiques.

Marybeth et Niki ont pratiqué depuis 5 ans ensemble leurs "Shakti Jams" aux Etats-Unis, et sont ravies de pouvoir vous proposer cette session unique à Paris. 

Niki Schemmel enseigne le Nia depuis 2010. Elle plonge dans la forme et la liberté pour vous connecter à la joie et au bien être. Elle enseigne le Nia et le Yoga à Richmond, aux Etats-Unis.

La passion de Marybeth Grinnan est d’inspirer les autres à travers la conscience du mouvement pour les conduire à une libération salvatrice.  Practicienne Nia ceinture noire, Marybeth a 18 ans d’expérience, et a toujours recherché la créativité

Join Marybeth and visiting black belt Nia teacher Niki Schemmel for an inspiring Shakti Jam experience.

Marybeth and Niki have taken delicious Nia choreography and crafted it into powerful pop songs that will make you feel the pulse of the divine feminine.
They have taught these Shakti jams
around the world together and are eager to share this special class with Paris.
Everyone is invited to come feel the pulse of the Shakti!

Niki Schemmel began teaching Nia in 2010. She loves to dive deep into form and freedom in order to connect people to their healing and joy. She teaches Nia and Yoga in Richmond, VA USA.

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm - 8:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

$15 drop-in non-member.  $11 drop-in Chrysalis member.  Sign up for multi-class sessions online for discounted rates: chrysalisinstitute.org/calendar

October
12
Heather Umberger

Introduction to Nia

Introduction to Nia

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

End: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location

3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

$15 for this semi-private event.

ONLY 4 SPOTS OPEN

Call Heather to register (804) 909-7210.

Notes About This Event

Looking to bring fun, pleasure, healing, and fitness to your body, mind, emotions, and spirit? In this hour and a half introduction to Nia, Heather, a Brown Belt, will share Nia stories, philosophy, and potential with you and then guide you on a gentle, yet powerful movement exploration through the 7 cycles of Nia and share how you can join in with the Nia community here in Richmond, Va. 

October
1
Heather Umberger

Introduction to Nia

Introduction to Nia

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:30am

Location

3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

$15 cash/check made payable to Fertile Ground Massage, llc

ONLY 4 SPOTS open in this semi-private session.

Contact Heather to register (804) 909-7210

Notes About This Event

Looking to bring fun, pleasure, healing, and fitness to your body, mind, emotions, and spirit? In this hour and a half introduction to Nia, Heather, a Brown Belt, will share Nia stories, philosophy, and potential with you and then guide you on a gentle, yet powerful movement exploration through the 7 cycles of Nia and share how you can join in with the Nia community here in Richmond, Va. 

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm - 1:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Location

14 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, France

Cost

6€

I offer this class with Affordable Yoga and Fitness and you can review the fees and pay on-line here. I cannot accept cash or check.  

Please register and pay in advance online.

Thank you!

Notes About This Class

Everybody is welcome.  Absolutely no experience is necessary.

Marybeth Grinnan

Moving to Heal Class

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Saturday

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP: 06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Moving to Heal

Pour les personnes qui 

veulent se remettre à une activité physique en douceur,
ont des difficultés physiques permanentes ou temporaires,
ont des handicaps,
n’osent pas aller dans les cours classiques par peur de ne pas y arriver

Quels sont les bénéfices ?
retrouvez le contact avec votre corps dans la joie et la facilité.
retrouvez énergie et vitalité
 développez souplesse, agilité, force, stabilité, mobilité,
retrouvez le plaisir du partage et des échanges bienveillants
 retrouvez confiance en vous
 

Less is More
Un mouvement, même petit, peut procurer de très grands bénéfices

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt! Mb

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP:  06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Découvrir le Nia: une extraordinaire technique d’expression corporelle américaine.

Le Nia est une technique s'inspirant de la danse, des arts martiaux, et de la prise de conscience corporelle.

Le Nia offre une approche unique dans le but d’être à l’écoute deson propre corps.

On peut adapter sa pratique en fonction de ses possibilités et de ses motivations.

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt!

Mb

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm - 8:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221, USA

Cost

Non-member drop-in $15     Member drop-in $11  Member series $8 per class

Notes About This Class

Join this fun and warm group for a kick-off to the week with fun and holistic movement!  Work your body, spirit, mind and emotions in a non-judgemental community! Three black belt teachers rotate teaching allowing partakers to experience different styles and rountines. Join us!

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am - 12:30pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA

Cost

Free with ACAC membership.

$15 drop in

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

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class

   

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class


Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 10:30am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, US

Cost

ACAC is a private club that frequently offers deals - $25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days; and other deals. If you want a one-time experience, you can be my guest and take my class by paying a $12 guest fee at the ACAC front desk.

Notes About This Class

Mind~Body Room • 3rd Floor

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, US

Cost

ACAC is a private club that frequently offers deals - $25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days; and other deals. If you want a one-time experience, you can be my guest and take my class by paying a $12 guest fee at the ACAC front desk.

Notes About This Class

Mind~Body Room • 3rd Floor

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, United States

Cost

Included in ACAC membership. $12 drop-in

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US
Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class

Janie Peterson is a black belt Nia instructor

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30am

Location

11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA

Cost

Free with ACAC membership.

$15 drop in

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

14 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, France

Cost

6€

I offer this class with Affordable Yoga and Fitness and you can review the fees and pay on-line here. I cannot accept cash or check.  

Please register and pay in advance online.

Thank you!

Notes About This Class

Everybody is welcome.  Absolutely no experience is necessary.

Marybeth Grinnan

Moving to Heal Class

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3:00pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Saturday

Time: 3:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP: 06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Moving to Heal

Pour les personnes qui 

veulent se remettre à une activité physique en douceur,
ont des difficultés physiques permanentes ou temporaires,
ont des handicaps,
n’osent pas aller dans les cours classiques par peur de ne pas y arriver

Quels sont les bénéfices ?
retrouvez le contact avec votre corps dans la joie et la facilité.
retrouvez énergie et vitalité
 développez souplesse, agilité, force, stabilité, mobilité,
retrouvez le plaisir du partage et des échanges bienveillants
 retrouvez confiance en vous
 

Less is More
Un mouvement, même petit, peut procurer de très grands bénéfices

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt! Mb

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP:  06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Découvrir le Nia: une extraordinaire technique d’expression corporelle américaine.

Le Nia est une technique s'inspirant de la danse, des arts martiaux, et de la prise de conscience corporelle.

Le Nia offre une approche unique dans le but d’être à l’écoute deson propre corps.

On peut adapter sa pratique en fonction de ses possibilités et de ses motivations.

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt!

Mb

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221, USA

Cost

Non-member drop-in $15     Member drop-in $11  Member series $8 per class

Notes About This Class

Join this fun and warm group for a kick-off to the week with fun and holistic movement!  Work your body, spirit, mind and emotions in a non-judgemental community! Three black belt teachers rotate teaching allowing partakers to experience different styles and rountines. Join us!

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

$15 drop-in non-member.  $11 drop-in Chrysalis member.  Sign up for multi-class sessions online for discounted rates: chrysalisinstitute.org/calendar

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, US

Cost

Drop-in for individual classes ($11/$15) or sign-up for the series. Go to the Chrysalis website for details and to register: http://www.thechrysalisgroup.com/ (Scroll down to "Practice Groups" and make your selection)

Notes About This Class

This class is shared with GeGe Beall, Janie Peterson, & Jess Forsythe. 

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

Included in ACAC membership. $12 drop-in.

Heather Umberger

Moving to Heal Class

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2:30pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

First class on June 1st is FREE!

$15 drop-in or $50 for 4 consecutive classes.

Notes About This Class

Movement is medicine and you are a healer! Explore how slow, mindful movement and connecting with your own body sensations and pleasure can stimulate healing in your body, emotions, mind, and spirit regardless of your goals. Experience improved overall feelings of wellness regardless of your current physical/medical condition.  Classes are designed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with long-term or chronic illness and mobility limitations as well as individuals with short-term personal healing goals for body, mind and emotions. Beginners are welcome.

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

ACAC is a membership club, but you can still attend this Nia class, as a guest of another member or letting me know in advance and paying a fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk and filling out a liability release form.  ACAC often runs specials ($25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days, etc.) which allow you to experience even more of the club's offerings.

Notes About This Class

I co-lead this class, so I will be teaching the following Sundays in 2016 in Studio B.

May 14th, 28th

June 11th, 25th

July 9th, 23rd



 

Heather Umberger

Nia Freedance Class

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6:30pm
Nia Freedance

Day: Friday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 conditioning, healing, growth investment

Notes About This Class

Nia Brown Belt and FreeDance DJ, Heather Umberger, will guide you in moving to the music in your body's way. Explore, sense and discover the wisdom of your body, emotions, mind and spirit expressed through movement and create a unique work of art with your body and your dance for conditioning, healing, and for the joy of it!  

This class occurs every last Friday of the month:

May 26

June 30

July 28...

Upcoming Events

October
15
Marybeth Grinnan

Danse en France: Nia and Yoga Adventure

Danse en France: Nia and Yoga Adventure

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00am

End: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00am

Location

72430 Noyen-sur-Sarthe, France

Cost

What’s Included:

Six days and five nights in a luxurious Loire Valley Chateau

All classes and workshops

All excursions in the Loire Valley

Round trip transportation to the Chateau from Le Mans TGV station in the Loire Valley

Breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners (and wine) at the Chateau

Airfare and transportation to the Loire Valley are NOT included
Optional activities and accommodations in Paris are NOT included
Travel Insurance is required and can be bought on line from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com.
$3100 pp single occupancy
$2750 pp double occupancy

Notes About This Event

Join Marybeth and Niki on a sensation filled adventure in the Loire Valley. We will live in a private château and take pleasure in daily excursions to see how the locals live and much more. At the château, savor gourmet meals prepared by our very own Chef and certainly, plenty famous Loire Valley wine. We will offer a selection of Nia, yoga and/or meditation classes daily.

Say “Oui!” – make a commitment to yourself through movement, adventure, and learning. Join us to create memories that will last a lifetime.

October
22
Marybeth Grinnan

Sojourn d'Esprit

Sojourn d'Esprit

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00am

End: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00am

Location

72430 Noyen-sur-Sarthe, France

Cost

What’s Included:

Six days and five nights in a luxurious Loire Valley Chateau

All classes and workshops

All excursions in the Loire Valley

Round trip transportation to the Chateau from Le Mans TGV station in the Loire Valley

Breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners (and wine) at the Chateau

Airfare and transportation to the Loire Valley are NOT included
Optional activities and accommodations in Paris are NOT included
Travel Insurance is required and can be bought on line from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com.
$3100 pp single occupancy
$2750 pp double occupancy

Notes About This Event

Take a sojourn with Marybeth, Jess, and Amy to nurture your spirit and fully embrace the joys of life. Our unique retreat is held at a charming Château in the Loire Valley, one of the world’s best known wine regions. At the château, relish gourmet meals prepared by our private Chef and savor the Loire Valley wine.


Experience the harmony of life as you connect with heart, mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga, Nia, and mindfulness practices. The retreat offers an opportunity to relax and get in touch with the deeper self, and to discover the beautiful countryside, vineyards and charming villages. with mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga, Nia, and mindfulness practices.


Say “Oui!” – make a commitment to yourself through movement, mindfulness, and Joie de vivre.


Sojourn d’Esprit is facilitated by Amy Moghanaki, Life Coach and Reiki Practitioner, Marybeth Grinnan, Nia Black Belt Practitioner, and Jessica Forsythe, Nia Black Belt Practitioner and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor.

January
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Marybeth Grinnan

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00am

End: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00am

Location

Blue Spirit Costa Rica Guiones sur, Playa Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Cost

Accommodations

Choose the environment that best suits your taste and your budget. The earlybird prices listed below are all inclusive: lodging, 3 meals daily, and all Nia, Yoga, and creative activities. Our retreat is limited to 15 rooms which accommodate up to 25 guests.  

Platform Tent    Each Platform tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillows, and towels are provided. The tents are situated below the Main Building and involve a hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Guests in the tents can bring valuables to be stored in the safety box at Reception at no charge.

Single Occupancy $1300  

Eco-Cottage  Eco cottages are situated in lush vegetation, allowing an intimate experience with nature. The cottages are simple wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation, solar powered electricity, and a private bathroom with a solar hot water shower. They are situated below the Main Building and involve a hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double Occupancy  $1500 per person       

Hermitage Room with A/C  These rooms, in the main building, are specifically designed for singles or couples and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and affordable. Some of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby.  All have a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system. Each room has 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds. Hermitage Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double $1800 per person  Single Occupancy $2200

Nature Suite with A/C  Nature Suites are located on a hillside overlooking lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes an enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double Occupancy $2000 per person

  

Mountain View with A/C  This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Mountain View Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double Occupancy $2100 per person    

   

Ocean View Room with A/C   This double room has a step-out balcony and beautiful ocean views. The room is tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. This rooms has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.  

Double $2200 per person  

  

Deluxe Ocean View Room with A/C    This beautiful double room has a step-out balcony and windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. It has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. It also has a safety box to fit a 17" laptop computer.

Double Occupancy $2400 per person      

Notes About This Event


Join Marybeth and Niki as we return to Blue Spirit to deepen our connections with body, mind and heart. Our weeklong retreat is designed to take both the beginner and experienced practitioner on a sensorial journey of movement, joy, and healing. We offer daily Nia and yoga sessions, opportunities for excursions, and time to rest and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Dive In! Make a commitment to your personal growth, while making memories that will last a lifetime.


Blue Spirit is located in a “blue zone”, an area of the world known as a longevity hotspot! At this unique eco-resort, experience the power and grace of nature. From the pristine beaches of the Pacific Ocean to the dense vegetation of nearby rainforest this will be a week filled with sensation. Awake to the sounds of the howler monkeys and settle in the evening with unforgettable sunsets and the gentle breeze on your skin.
 

All inclusive prices from $1300-$2400:


7 nights lodging
3 vegetarian meals daily (fish will be served a few nights)
daily Nia and yoga sessions
and more!


Not included in your fee:
shuttle from airport (arranged through Blue Spirit)
gratuity for Blue Spirit staff
alcohol and other specialty drinks

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