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April
23
Rachael R. Resch

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Nia class card

Notes About This Event

APRIL 23 to JUNE 8:
Tuesdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Saturdays:  9:30-10:45 am


 

The Spring is the time of year for sprouting upwards - as new seedlings or as old growth continuing our journey anew.  The Hebraic mystical tradition understands that the human body herself, the human body himself, is the Tree of Life - the one who is rooted in both Heaven and Earth simultaneously.  "Omer" refers to the fruits on the Tree of Life - us, our bodies, our lives, the food we eat, and all beings.

Join us for seven weeks of Nia classes exploring how each part of the Tree of Life is nested within the body, and the body is nested within the Tree of Life.  Each day's focus is a jewel ("sephirah" in Hebrew) on the multidimesional Tree of Life that experssesitself through the four-dimensional human body.


For example, we'll explore Strength of Lovingkindess (Gevurah Sheb'Chesed), Beauty within Strength (Tiferet Sheb'Gevurah), Queenship of the Heart (Malkhut Sheb'Tiferet), Center of All Centers (Yod Sheb'Yod), and more.

Learn how your personal anatomy is a bridge to Earth's lunar calendar and to the sacred anatomy of the Universe.  Experience the indwelling spirit of the body.  Have fun your body's way.

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November
24
Rachael R. Resch

Nia Thanksgiving Leftovers

Nia Thanksgiving Leftovers

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:45am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card

Notes About This Event

Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a Nia feast of world music.

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April
25
Rachael R. Resch

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred Earth

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred Earth

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00pm

Location

44 N 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Suggested donation: $5 to $10.  
No one turned away for lack of ability to pay.

Notes About This Event

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
April 25-May 16


Your body is holy. Your body is a prayer.  Your body is the Body of the Earth.


Come express Spirit through simple contemplative gesture and movement.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Drop in any time!  No previous movement experience necessary.  Chairs available for those who need them.

“Rachael is a master teacher,” says The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church.  “Her gentle and heart-warming approach offers us a way to transform our relationship to our bodies, to one another, to the world, and to the divine.”


 

Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic.  She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, and integrative physical therapist devoted to the sacred body.  She holds a BA in Religion and Dance from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University.  Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly,  Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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January
31
Rachael R. Resch

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred Heart

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred Heart

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Location

44 N 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

FREE!  Donations welcome.
 

Notes About This Event

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
January 31-February 21


Your body is holy. Your body is a prayer.  Come express Spirit through simple contemplative gesture and movement.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Drop in any time!  No previous movement experience necessary.  Chairs available for those who need them.

“Rachael is a master teacher,” says The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church.  “Her gentle and heart-warming approach offers us a way to transform our relationship to our bodies, to one another, to the world, and to the divine.”


 

Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic.  She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, and integrative physical therapist devoted to the sacred body.  She holds a BA in Religion and Dance from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University.  Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly,  Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.


“The Sacred at the Center” is the premier session of the new 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal Church Celtic Program’s Embodied Prayer series.


Join us for Trinity Episcopal's entire seasonal embodied prayer series:


October 25 to November 15
Sacred at the Center   


January 31 to February 21
Sacred Heart


April 25 to May 16
Sacred Earth

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October
25
Rachael R. Resch

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred at the Center

Embodied Prayer: The Sacred at the Center

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

44 N 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$10 drop-in

Notes About This Event

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
October 25 to November 15, 2018

Please arrive 10 minutes early your first time to register.


 

Your body is holy. Your body is a prayer.  Come express Spirit through simple contemplative gesture and movement.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Drop in any time!  No previous movement experience necessary.  Chairs available for those who need them.

“Rachael is a master teacher,” says The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church.  “Her gentle and heart-warming approach offers us a way to transform our relationship to our bodies, to one another, to the world, and to the divine.”
 

“The Sacred at the Center” is the premier session of the new 2018-2019 Trinity Episcopal Church Celtic Program’s Embodied Prayer series.
 

Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic.  She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, and integrative physical therapist devoted to the sacred body.  She holds a BA in Religion and Dance from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University.  Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly,  Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.
 

Join us for Trinity Episcopal's entire seasonal embodied prayer series:


October 25 to November 15
Sacred at the Center   


January 31 to February 21
Sacred Heart


April 25 to May 16
Sacred Earth  
 

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March
3
Rachael R. Resch

HOLY GROUND: First Saturday Moving To Heal for Body & Soul

HOLY GROUND: First Saturday Moving To Heal for Body & Soul

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:45am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card
 

Notes About This Event

MOVEMENT MEDICINE  for BODY & SOUL
 

First Saturday Moving To Heal is a gentle Nia class for every body. Whether you’re healing ordinary injury, your spirit, or a more long-term condition, we create a sacred space for gratitude, mindfulness and self-healing to flower.  More athletic folks are always welcome to come and rock out.  Sensory awareness of micromovement will be our foundation.  From there you'll be guided to choose to remain in that vast inner cosmos, or increase your intensity level at your own pace.

Choose mindful moving meditation or rock out if you coose.

Great for those new to Nia.  More athletic folks welcome.  Healthcare CEUs available.

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

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January
20
Rachael R. Resch

Dance, Rise, March!

Dance, Rise, March!

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card

Notes About This Event

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

Come EMBODY principles of Kingian nonviolence in a community warm-up for the Women's March - from Hawthorne Park to Pear Blossom Park in Medford, Oregon.  Class ends at 10:30 am to give folks time to get to Medford.
 

Principle 1: Nonviolence is a way of life.
Principle 2: Seek friendship and understanding, resulting in the Beloved Community. 
Principle 3: Seek to defeat injustice not people.
Principle 4: Suffering can educate and transform.
Principle 5: Choose love instead of hate.
Principle 6: The Universe is on the side of justice.

Music by Playing for Change, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Nanci Griffith, One Billion RIsing, Paul Winter Consort and more!


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

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January
4
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Pelvis, Hips & Knees - Thursdays in January

Moving To Heal Your Pelvis, Hips & Knees - Thursdays in January

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event

Join physial therapist Rachael Resch for this fun and informative new Moving To Heal class focusing on preventing and reversing hip and knee pain, arthritis as well as incontenence.  The pelvis is the center of the holy human body.  As such, strength, mobility and stability of the core profoundly impact the wellbeing of our hips, knees, pelvic organs and spirit.  Come learn simple techniques based on phyical therapy principles and the Whole Woman practices created by Christine Kent, RN.

Thursdays in January  •  1:00-2:15 pm 

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January
2
Rachael R. Resch

Bone-Safe Nia & Yoga - Tuesdays in January

Bone-Safe Nia & Yoga - Tuesdays in January

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event

Learn bone safe technqiues and bone regenerating moves in this fun and mindful new Nia Moving To Heal class with physical therapist Rachael Resch.  Rachael specializes in therapeutic movement for bone density, and trained at the oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Oregon, where she taught their popular Osteoporosis Exercise Classes.

Tuesdays in January  •  1:00-2:15 pm

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January
1
Rachael R. Resch

Nia New Year Visioning 2019

Nia New Year Visioning 2019

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9:30am

End: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 11:30am

Location

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

Cost

$18

Notes About This Event

Envision, Revision and Embody the New Story
with Nia Black Belt and Embodied  Prayer Guide Rachael R. Resch

 

Every new year, we come together as a community to dance, to meditate and todelve into a unique, body-based inquiry process to set our personal intent for the upcoming year. As a community, we create the cards we will draw from for for Nia class foci throughout the year.  Then we'll collectively choose a focus for 2019.

Love Your Body, Love The Body of The World.

Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT,
is an artist, scientist and mystic. She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, former Nia Training Faculty, and physical therapist devoted to the sacred body. Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance. Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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December
4
Rachael R. Resch

SHINE! Nia Chanukah

SHINE! Nia Chanukah

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 or class card

Notes About This Event

Come dance the light back into the World on the second, fourth and sixth days of Chanukah, illuminating body, mind, heart, spirit and the world.  Spin the holy dreidel of your body and spirit!


DECEMBER 4-8, 2018:

TUESDAY: 9:30-10:45 am 
WEDNESDAY: 5:30-6:30 pm

THURSDAY: 9:30-10:45 am 
SATURDAY: 9:30-10:45 am​


Focus: Dedication
Intent: Embodied Light


 

NIA WINTER BREAK
December 23-31, 2018
Regular classes resume Tuesday, January 2, 2018
 

NIA NEW YEAR'S VISIONING 2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
9:30-11:30 am • $18


Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic. She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, former Nia Training Faculty, and physical therapist devoted to the sacred body. Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance. Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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December
1
Rachael R. Resch

Nia Advent Classes

Nia Advent Classes

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 or class card

Notes About This Event

Give your holy body the gift of love and restoration during these Nia Advent classes and events. We’ll slow down a little more each day, drawing on the contemplative arts of Tai Chi, yoga and Feldenkrais.
 

Advent (from Latin, ad + venire, “to come towards”) is the primordial time when Darkness and Light long for each other and for their sacred marriage that renews and repairs the Body of the World.
 

“Something in the eye of the soul sees in a better way in the dark times.” – Michael Meade 

December 1-20, 2018
T/Th/Sat 9:30-10:45 am
Wed 5:30-6:30 pm


Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic. She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, former Nia Training Faculty, and physical therapist devoted to the sacred body. Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance. Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon

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December
22
Rachael R. Resch

Nia Winter Solstice - Here Comes The Sun

Nia Winter Solstice - Here Comes The Sun

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:45am

Location

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

Cost

$15 or class card.

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 and the Body of Humanity through the sacred marriage of dark and light.

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

Rachael R. Resch, PT/LMT, is an artist, scientist and mystic. She is an ecumenical embodied prayer guide, Nia black belt, former Nia Training Faculty, and physical therapist devoted to the sacred body. Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance. Since 1977 she has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Arthur Waskow. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Wellness Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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January
10
Rachael R. Resch

Dance Wild! Nia Jam

Dance Wild! Nia Jam

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop in or class card

Notes About This Event

Join the Nia Southern Oregon community for the premiere of Nia co-creator Debbie Rosas' awesome brand new routine, Wild!  Dance with Nia teachers Stephanie Ross, Raika McFarland, Trazia Wylde, Cynthia Manning and Ruth Resch and Rachael Resch for this fun, collaborative event.

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November
7
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your 13 Joints

Moving To Heal Your 13 Joints

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, November 28, 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

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special Nia Moving To Heal class series on systemic movement.  Each joint in the body opens and closes, providing a doorway through which energy, consciosness and healing can move.  Each joint has its own personality and spirit that wants to move collaboratively with the while body.

Drop-ins welcome!


TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
NOVEMBER 7-28, 2017
Note: No Moving To Heal on Thanksgiving - but please join us for the annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast Thanksgiving morning!

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 Hirschfield, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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November
2
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Reciprocity

Moving To Heal Reciprocity

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, November 30, 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

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special Nia Moving To Heal class series on reciprocity.  The Body's Way Principle 3 states, "The Body Is Balanced In Yin and Yang."  Come explore the sensations of reciprocal motion, yin and yang, inhale and exhale in this gentle, fun and spiritual class with the co-creator of The Body's Way Nia training.

Drop-ins welcome!


THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
NOVEMBER 2, 9 16 and 30
Note: No Moving To Heal on Thanksgiving - but please join us for the annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast Thanksgiving morning!

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 Hirschfield, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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October
3
Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Age Vibrantly: The Art of Resilience

Moving to Age Vibrantly: The Art of Resilience

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, October 31, 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

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special Nia Moving To Heal series on aging well. Enhance resilience in your body, mind and spirit.  Cultivate awareness, endurance, strength, flexibility and balance - Your Body's Way - in this gentle, fun and spiritual class

Drop-ins welcome!


TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
OCTOBER 3-31, 2017

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.

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September
14
Rachael R. Resch

The Week of Lovingkindness: Getting Ready to Renew the World - Dancing the Tree of Life toward Rosh Hashanah

The Week of Lovingkindness: Getting Ready to Renew the World - Dancing the Tree of Life toward Rosh Hashanah

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30pm

Location

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

Cost

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

Notes About This Event

Join Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for this week of daily Nia classes designed to help you somatically prepare for Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year and the Re-Birth of the Universe - through an array of Lovingkindness practices.

As the sacred calendars of all traditions move toward Fall Equinox, we reaffirm the spiritual rootedness of the human body in the tabernacle of the Earth.  

For seven days we focus on the divine emanation of Lovingkindness in the Kabbalah Tree of Life, and in the physical and metaphsycial anatomy of Lovingkindness in the holy body:


THURSDAY 9/14
Grounding Lovingkindness
9:30-10:45 am       


FRIDAY 9/15
Belly of Lovingkindness
5:30-6:30 pm


SATURDAY 9/16
Adornment of Lovingkindness
9:30-10:45 am

SUNDAY 9/17
Sustainability of Lovingkindness
8:00-9:00 am


MONDAY 9/18
Beauty of Lovingkindess
8:00-9:00 am


TUESDAY 9/19
Strength of Lovingkindness
9:30-10:45 am

WEDNESDAY 9/20
Lovingkindness of Lovingkindness
5:30-6:30 pm


All faiths, no faith, all bodies, all abilities, all ways welcome.
 


Rachael R. Resch is a Nia black belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer guide at Havurah Shir Hadash.  She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards.  She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts.

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September
6
Rachael R. Resch

Grateful, Awake, Sacred Humanity: Prayers for the Body of the World

Grateful, Awake, Sacred Humanity: Prayers for the Body of the World

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm

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

Dance for the World with four special Nia routines in September, a different one each Wednesday:

  • GRATEFUL by Nia creator Debbie Rosas
  • AWAKE by Philippe Beaufour and Sabine Zweig
  • SACRED by Kelle Rae Oien
  • HUMANITY by Nia creator Carlos AyaRosas 

Love Your Body, Love The Body of The World

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 Hirschfield, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon. 

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September
7
Rachael R. Resch

Intro To Nia: Welcoming Beginner's Mind

Intro To Nia: Welcoming Beginner's Mind

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, September 28, 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

Ever wanted to try Nia?

You’re invited to drop into any class during this gentle, introductory 4-week series, every Thursday in September.

Explore your body’s way of moving based on comfort and pleasure. Cultivate awareness and dynamic ease.

Nia is a sensory-based tness and self-heaing practice based on joy of movement. It blends dance, martial arts and healing arts to offer a safe, fun, prayerful work-out for brain, body and soul.

ALL LEVELS.  ALL BODIES.  ALL WELCOME. 




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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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

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

SUMMER BREAK: 8/19 thru 9/3
Classes resume Tuesday 9/4 at 9:30 am
Take class over break with Raika McFarland Mondays 8/20, 8/27 and 9/3 - 10:45 am at Agile Healing Arts in Ashland

$15 drop-in or class card.
Class cards for 4, 8 or 12 Classic Nia classes are good for a four-week period.  


 

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

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card.
Class cards for 4, 8 or 12 Classic Nia classes are good for a four-week period.  

SUMMER BREAK: 8/19 thru 9/3
Classes resume Tuesday 9/4 at 9:30 am
Take class over break with Raika McFarland Mondays 8/20, 8/27 and 9/3 - 10:45 am at Agile Healing Arts in Ashland

Notes About This Class

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING YOUR BODY'S WAY

Learn how to apply interval training in a Nia context - your body's way!  Research shows that high intensity interval training markedly improves brain, heart and metabolic health in people over 40, contributing to long-term wellness and preventing and reversing chronic illness.

This is a safe and fun class for people of all levels of experience and fitness.
 

Upcoming Events

April
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Rachael R. Resch

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Dancing the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Nia class card

Notes About This Event

APRIL 23 to JUNE 8:
Tuesdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursdays:  9:30-10:45 am
Saturdays:  9:30-10:45 am


 

The Spring is the time of year for sprouting upwards - as new seedlings or as old growth continuing our journey anew.  The Hebraic mystical tradition understands that the human body herself, the human body himself, is the Tree of Life - the one who is rooted in both Heaven and Earth simultaneously.  "Omer" refers to the fruits on the Tree of Life - us, our bodies, our lives, the food we eat, and all beings.

Join us for seven weeks of Nia classes exploring how each part of the Tree of Life is nested within the body, and the body is nested within the Tree of Life.  Each day's focus is a jewel ("sephirah" in Hebrew) on the multidimesional Tree of Life that experssesitself through the four-dimensional human body.


For example, we'll explore Strength of Lovingkindess (Gevurah Sheb'Chesed), Beauty within Strength (Tiferet Sheb'Gevurah), Queenship of the Heart (Malkhut Sheb'Tiferet), Center of All Centers (Yod Sheb'Yod), and more.

Learn how your personal anatomy is a bridge to Earth's lunar calendar and to the sacred anatomy of the Universe.  Experience the indwelling spirit of the body.  Have fun your body's way.

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

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