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June
1
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Knees: Mobility & Stability

Moving To Heal Your Knees:  Mobility & Stability

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 5-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering simple techniques to create strength, resilience and flexibility in your noble knee joints.

Learn how the flexibility, agility, mobility, strengh and stability of your hips and ankles have a direct, every day impact on the health and wellbeing of your knees.

Develop you own personalized knee wellness and healing program - your body's way.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.




Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering a peaceful environment to relax, renew and nourish your brain.

It's a great class for people healing the central nervous system - or for anybody who wants to decrease mental stress and balance the hemispheres in a meditative Nia practice.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27


Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering a peaceful environment to relax, renew and nourish your brain.

It's a great class for people healing the central nervous system - or for anybody who wants to decrease mental stress and balance the hemispheres in a meditative Nia practice.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.



Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

May
4
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal with Body Prayer

Moving To Heal with Body Prayer

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event

THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
MAY 4-25
The DanceSpace


Join physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Moving To Heal class series offering a holistic and ecumenical path of embodied prayer - your body's way.

Through creative movement, body mudras and prayer postures drawn from yoga and other world traditions, we'll explore how the human body is an alchemical vessel for spirit.


Your body is a prayer - from the vibration of every quark, elctron, atom, molecule and cell to every organ - your body by nature sings the song of the Divine.  Your life is a prayer. You are a prayer.  You are the answer to the prayers of the ancestors.  You are a prayer for the future.

Please join usl
 



 

April
12
Rachael R. Resch

Dancing The Kabbalah Tree of Life

Dancing The Kabbalah Tree of Life

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 or class card
New students free 

Notes About This Event


Special seven-week class series:  Wednesdays from April 12-May 24
 

Join physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for her annual 7-week Spring journey of embodying seven energy centers of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.  

Each week has a unique theme:  Lovingkindness, Strength, Beauty, Sustainability, Adornment, Creativity and the Holy Ground of Being.

The Hebraic mystical tradition teaches us that the human body is the Tree of Life, rooted simultaneously in Earth and Heaven.  


Starting on the second day of Passover - the Spring feast of freedom just before Easter - we're invited to explore how the sacred anatomy of the Universe is nested within our own bodies.  

April
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal with Meditation: You and Your Inner Healer

Moving To Heal with Meditation: You and Your Inner Healer

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event

You're invited to join physical therapist and Nia Black Belt Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Moving To Heal class series focusing on meditation.   The word "meditation" comes from the same root as the word "medicine," mederi.  

Every part of your body has his or her own unique intelligence and medicine - from the quark to the atom, from the belly to the brain. Come receive the great gifts of your inner healer, your body's way, in this grounding and gentle class series.

TUESDAYS IN APRIL 1:00-2:15 pm
Drop-ins welcome. 

"That call'd Body is a portion of Soul
discern'd by the five Senses."

 - William Blake
 

April
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Spirit: Breath & Inspiration

Moving To Heal Your Spirit: Breath & Inspiration

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event

You're invited to join physical therapist and Nia Black Belt Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Moving To Heal class series focusing on your spirit.  Explore the spirit of the physical body, emotional body mental body and the spirit itself in this grounding and gentle class series.

THURSDAYS IN APRIL
1:00-2:15 pm

CEUs for health and fitness professionals.

May
2
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Balance: Preventing Falls

Moving To Heal Your Balance:  Preventing Falls

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in
$40 for the series
or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event


TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
MAY 2-23
The DanceSpace


You're invited to join physical therapist and Nia Black Belt Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Moving To Heal class series on fall prevention.

Blending principles of exercise physiology, developmental movement and Nia Technique, participants will learn a simple, 7-minute daily practice that conditions muscles, joints and the nervous system to prevent potentially life-altering falls.

“As we age, the body becomes less agile, making us more likely to fall,” says Resch.  “The single most essential skill you can have to prevent falls is the ability to lower yourself to the floor and get back up again with confidence.  This trains your muscles and your brain to know how to protect you if you do lose your balance.”


CEUs for health and fitness professionals.

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
April
1
Rachael R. Resch

Nia April Fool's Class!

Nia April Fool's Class!

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:34am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 or class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event


Ready for ANY thing?
Come dance to a a totally unpredictable, never-before-heard musical dice toss of completely random music!
 

March
25
Rachael R. Resch

Stabilize to Mobilize: Embodying Spiritual Activism

Stabilize to Mobilize: Embodying Spiritual Activism

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:30am

End: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!  $65 by March 11
$85 thereafter
9:30 am Nia class included  

 

Notes About This Event


“The Art of Peace begins with you.”  – Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido
 

Join Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader Rachael R. Resch for this unique, practical exploration of The Body's Way Principle #3, The Body's Way Demands Simultaneous Mobility and Stability.
 

Cultivate resilience, sustainability and non-violence within your own body to help heal the body, heart, mind and spirit of Humanity.  Through Nia, experiential anatomy, physics, energetics and poetry, become more grounded, centered and present, irrespective of circumstance.

7 CEUs for healthcare and fitness professionals.

 

Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash.  She is devoted to the sacred body through healing, fitness, play and prayer.  Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance, and since 1978 has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy:  If you need to cancel, please notify me immediately both by phone and email.  All purchases are non-refundable, with account credit or exchange only.

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
February
14
Rachael R. Resch

Revolutionary Love: A Nia Dance Uprising

Revolutionary Love: A Nia Dance Uprising

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:45am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 or class card
New students free!  (Please arrive early to register adn settle in.)

Notes About This Event


On Valentine's Day, we rise up in conjunction with 1 Billion Rising and Groundswell in music, poetry, dance and action to declare that #RevolutionaryLove is the call of our times.

We declare our love for all who are in harm’s way.

We declare love for our opponents.

We declare love for ourselves. We will protect our capacity for joy. We will nurture our bodies and spirits; we will rise and dance. We will honor our mothers and ancestors whose bodies, breath, and blood call us to a life of courage. In their names, we choose to see this darkness not as the darkness of the tomb – but of the womb. We will breathe and push through the pain of this era to birth a new future.

You're invited to join Nia black belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader Rachael Resch in the Joy of Movement Movement!

Rock out to music from Shawn Zevit, Mavis Staples, One Billion Rising, Michael Beckwith, and more!

$12 drop-in or class card.
New students free!
 

January
21
Rachael R. Resch

Dance, Rise, March!

Dance, Rise, March!

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:45am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or class card
New students FREE!

Notes About This Event

“If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” ― Emma Goldman

Come prepare for the Women's March on Washington locally and nationwide by embodying these principles of Kingian nonviolence:

P1: Nonviolence is a way of life.
P2: The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.
P3: Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil.
P4: Accept suffering without retaliation.
P5: Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence. 

Music by Mavis Staples, Bob Marley, Nanci Griffith, One Billion RIsing, Ruthie Foster and more!

January
14
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Through Flexibility: Art of Letting Go

Moving To Heal Through Flexibility: Art of Letting Go

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:30am

End: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 4:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$65 by January 1  •  $85 thereafter

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist and Nia Black Belt teacher Rachael Resch for this fun, informative and healing workshop blending physical and energy anatomy tools for self-healing of body, heart, mind and spirit - your body's way.  You'll learn:

  • Anatomy and physiology of stretching
  • Therapeutic stretching
  • Sacred anatomy and energetics
  • Safe stretching principles
  • How to stretch all major muscle groups in your body
  • How to balance flexibility and strength


9:30 am classic Nia class included!
 

7 CEUs for LMTs, PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, DCs and fitness professionals.
 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy:  If you need to cancel, please notify me immediately both by phone - (541) 488-1192 - and email.  All purchases are non-refundable, with account credit or exchange only.  Thank you. 

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
December
21
Rachael R. Resch

Here Comes the Sun: Nia Winter Solstice Dance Celebration

Here Comes the Sun: Nia Winter Solstice Dance Celebration

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 or class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event


Embrace the radiant Sun planted inside your body, planted inside your soul, so Life can sprout up again, renewing the world through the sacred marriage of dark and light.

"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."  - TS Eliot
 

November
24
Rachael R. Resch

17th Annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast!

17th Annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast!

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:00am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$15 drop-in only •  No class cards today.

Notes About This Event

Join us for the 17th annual Nia DanceFeast in Ashland, Oregon, on Thanksgiving morning.

Nia Black Belt and teacher trainer, Rachael R. Resch, will guide you in a devotional and high-spirited dance of gratitude for the gift of life in a body from the Earth and from the stars.  Feast body, mind and soul with movement your body's way.  Nourish your heart in community.  Feed the Holy with your dance.



RED BROCADE
by Naomi Shihab Nye

 

The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
feed him for three days
before asking who he is,
where he’s come from,
where he’s headed.
That way, he’ll have strength
enough to answer.
 

Or, by then you’ll be
such good friends
you don’t care.
 

Let’s go back to that.
Rice? Pine nuts?
Here, take the red brocade pillow.
My child will serve water
to your horse.
 

No, I was not busy when you came!
I was not preparing to be busy.
That’s the armor everyone put on
to pretend they had a purpose
in the world.
 

I refuse to be claimed.
Your plate is waiting.
We will snip fresh mint
into your tea.

October
25
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Osteoporosis

Moving To Heal Osteoporosis

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:15pm

End: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 2:15pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in 
$72 for the whole series October 25 - November 17, 2016

(Note:  Two weeks free for new Nia students does not apply to this special sereis.)

Notes About This Event

4-WEEK CLASS SERIES
Tuedays and Thursdays 2:15-3:15 pm


Moving To Heal Osteoporosis is a specialized fitness class taught by physical therapist Rachael Resch to empower people with low bone density to live and exercise safely.  

  • Learn one simple way to reduce fracture risk immediately. 
  • Learn which moves are safe.
  • Sense spinal alignment physically and energetically. 
  • Learn and feel what core strength really is.
  • Learn why you want “smart hips.” 
  • Build confidence, deepen awareness and have fun.



Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, is a Nia black belt, Nia training faculty member and a physical therapist with over 24 years’ experience helping people with osteoporosis and osteopenia.  This course began at Providence Portland Medical Center in conjunction with the nationally-renowned Oregon Osteoporosis Center, and has since evolved to include body-mind principles from the Nia Technique.  Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance, and since 1977 has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly,  Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, and Paul and Patty Richards.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Heal Class

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1:00pm - 2:15pm
Moving to Heal

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
Livelihood members 50% off

Students new to Nia get two weeks free!

 

Notes About This Class

Join us for these brand new Nia classes for every body. taught by physical therapist Rachael Resch.  Learn physical and energy anatomy tools for self-healing your body, heart, mind and spirit - your body's way.  

The class is especially people healing short and long-term conditions of body, mind, emotions or spirit – such as injury, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-op, cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s, trauma, eating disorders, depression, pregnancy and postpartum.

Moving to heal means making choices moment by moment, your body's way, in order to feel better - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You'll be guided to slow down and go smaller, so you can listen to the voice of your body: Sensation.  


All ages and all abilities are welcome.  Chairs are available for those who need them.  Caregivers welcome at no additional charge.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class to register and settle in.

"After ony two classes I'm in so much less pain!"
- Moving To Heal student


 

August
13
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Class Series

Moving To Heal Class Series

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:30am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or class card

 

Notes About This Event

Moving To Heal is the art of feeling better.  Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for the local premiere of Nia Moving To Heal, a slower and more mindful Nia class designed to support healing on every level - from cancer to Parkinson's, trauma recovery, post-injury, eating disorders, pregnancy, postpartum and more.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Saturday, August 13 - 9:30-10:45 am
Tuesday, August 16 - 9:30-10:45 am
Wednesday, August 17 - 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, August 18 - 9:30-10:45 am
Saturday, August 20 - 9:30-10:45 am

August
16
Rachael R. Resch

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:30am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or class card  •  New students FREE!

Tuesdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Saturdays:  9:30-10:45 am

SUMMER BREAK: AUG 21-SEPT 5
Last class: Sat 8/20 - 9:30 am
Classes resume: Tue 9/6 - 9:30 am

 

Notes About This Event

Just as spring is the time of year for sprouting upwards, late summer begins the time of returning to our roots.  The Hebraic mystical tradition teaches that the human body is the Tree of Life - rooted in Heaven and Earth, flowering in Heaven and Earth.

Moving through Lammas toward Autumn Equinoxand Rosh Hashanah, we reaffirm the spiritual rootedness of the human body in the tabernacle of the Earth. 

Join us for 5 weeks of Nia classes, from Tisha B'Av to Rosh Hashana, exploring how each root, limb and trunk of the Tree of Life is nested within your holy body.  Each day we focus on a specific fruit of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.  Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and store the seeds of sovereignty, creativity, adornment, eternity, beauty, strength and lovingkindness - your body's way - to renew all worlds.

All faith paths and those of no specific faith path are welcome to this practice of deep ecumenism.

SUMMER BREAK: AUG 21-SEPT 5
Last class: Sat 8/20 - 9:30 am
Classes resume: Tue 9/6 - 9:30 am

July
30
Rachael R. Resch

Joy! Learn-A-Routine for EVERY Body

Joy!  Learn-A-Routine for EVERY Body

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:00am

End: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$95 by July 23  •  $125 thereafter
CEUs for health and fitness practitioners

Notes About This Event

Learn and embody the inner structure and underlying principles of the Nia routine “Joy” through music, movement and meditation.
Delve into Nia’s unique, whole-brain learning system.  For Nia teachers, this workshop gives you the in-depth knowledge of the routine “Joy” so you can feel comfortable teaching it your body’s way.  For every body else, this workshop will deepen your somatic and cogntive appreciation of Nia - plus it’s fun!

(541) 488-1192 • www.RachaelResch.com • nia-ashland@jeffnet.org
 

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.

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

Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1000 Redwood Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97527, USA

Cost

Free to YMCA members, potential members can request a day pass for first class free!

Drop in $13 thereafter

Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

122 Northeast F Street, Grants Pass, OR, United States

Cost

Drop in $10; punch cards and 62+ $7

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 to drop-in.

Class cards available for 4, 8 or 12 classes during a four-week period.

Nia Livelihood Members 50% off.
New students two weeks FREE!
 

Notes About This Class

This class is appropriate for all bodies and all fitness levels.  Come experience the joy of movement your body's way in the full depth and full height of your being.
 

Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Heal Class

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1:00pm
Moving to Heal

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
Livelihood members 50% off

Students new to Nia get two weeks free!

 

Notes About This Class

Join us for these brand new Nia classes for every body. taught by physical therapist Rachael Resch.  Learn physical and energy anatomy tools for self-healing your body, heart, mind and spirit - your body's way.  

The class is especially people healing short and long-term conditions of body, mind, emotions or spirit – such as injury, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-op, cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s, trauma, eating disorders, depression, pregnancy and postpartum.

Moving to heal means making choices moment by moment, your body's way, in order to feel better - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You'll be guided to slow down and go smaller, so you can listen to the voice of your body: Sensation.  


All ages and all abilities are welcome.  Chairs are available for those who need them.  Caregivers welcome at no additional charge.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class to register and settle in.

"After ony two classes I'm in so much less pain!"
- Moving To Heal student


 

Rachael R. Resch

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 to drop-in.
New students two weeks FREE!

Notes About This Class

Special seven-week class series:  Wednesdays from April 12-May 24

Join physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for her annual 7-week Spring journey of embodying seven energy centers of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.  

Each week has a unique theme:  Lovingkindness, Strength, Beauty, Sustainability, Adornment, Creativity and the Holy Ground of Being.  The Hebraic mystical tradition teaches us that the human body is the Tree of Life, rooted simultaneously in Earth and Heaven.  

Starting on the second day of Passover - the Spring feast of freedom just before Easter - we're invited to explore how the sacred anatomy of the Universe is nested within our own bodies.  

Upcoming Events

June
1
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Knees: Mobility & Stability

Moving To Heal Your Knees:  Mobility & Stability

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 5-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering simple techniques to create strength, resilience and flexibility in your noble knee joints.

Learn how the flexibility, agility, mobility, strengh and stability of your hips and ankles have a direct, every day impact on the health and wellbeing of your knees.

Develop you own personalized knee wellness and healing program - your body's way.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.




Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering a peaceful environment to relax, renew and nourish your brain.

It's a great class for people healing the central nervous system - or for anybody who wants to decrease mental stress and balance the hemispheres in a meditative Nia practice.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.



Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering a peaceful environment to relax, renew and nourish your brain.

It's a great class for people healing the central nervous system - or for anybody who wants to decrease mental stress and balance the hemispheres in a meditative Nia practice.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27


Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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