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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

Anita Stark

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Cost

Requires a membership to the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Karri Winn

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:15am

Location

918 SW Yamhill 4th Floor, Portland, OR, US

Cost


Notes About This Class


Karri Winn

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:00pm

Cost

$8

Notes About This Class


Allison Wright

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

2714 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR, US

Cost

http://www.nwwomensfitness.com

Allison Wright

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

2714 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR, US

Cost

http://www.nwwomensfitness.com

Karri Winn

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill 4th Floor, Portland, OR, US

Cost

Drop In $13 or class card

Notes About This Class


Fred Bass

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

3331 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR, United States

Cost

$10.00 drop in, or check out class cards availabe at www.stepinstudio.net

Notes About This Class

TeamBass class, Tuesday, Thursday, and some Saturday mornings.  Check the schedule at www.stepinstudio.net, or the TeamBass facebook page. and be sure to check out this very special space!!!!

Carol Kaplan

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 8:45am

Location

368 S. State St., Lake Oswego , OR, US

Cost

Drop-In classes available in 1, 5, 10 or 15X through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation:  www.lakeoswegoparks.org

Notes About This Class

Start your Sunday mornings with this fun and lively class appropriate for all levels!

StudioNia Portland

Nia 5 Stages Class

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9:00am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill, Portland, OR, US

Cost


Class Cards Price
Drop-In $13
Senior/Student* Drop-In $10
4 Class Card $44
8 Class Card $72
12 Class Card $84
Senior/Student* 12 Class Card $60
30-Day Unlimited $99
90-Day Unlimited $210
1 Year Unlimited Class Card $720
30 Day Challenge Class Card** $30
New to Studio Nia 2 Week Pass Free

Notes About This Class

Nia 5 Stages - Re-pattern, realign, energize and condition your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Experience gentle, mindful, self-healing movement as you are guided through five stages of human development – embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. Knee Pads provided.

Jillayne Sorenson

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:15am

Margaret Boyd

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

918 SW Yamhill, Portland, OR, US
Margaret Boyd

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR, US

Cost

$5/ drop-in

Class cards available

StudioNia Portland

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill, Portland, OR, US

Cost


Class Cards Price
Drop-In $13
Senior/Student* Drop-In $10
4 Class Card $44
8 Class Card $72
12 Class Card $84
Senior/Student* 12 Class Card $60
30-Day Unlimited $99
90-Day Unlimited $210
1 Year Unlimited Class Card $720
30 Day Challenge Class Card** $30
New to Studio Nia 2 Week Pass Free

StudioNia Portland

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am

Days: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:15am

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill, Portland, OR, US

Cost

Class Cards Price
Drop-In $13
Senior/Student* Drop-In $10
4 Class Card $44
8 Class Card $72
12 Class Card $84
Senior/Student* 12 Class Card $60
30-Day Unlimited $99
90-Day Unlimited $210
1 Year Unlimited Class Card $720
30 Day Challenge Class Card** $30
New to Studio Nia 2 Week Pass Free


Notes About This Class

Fun, non-impact, high-energy movement form conditions body, mind, emotions, and spirit. With moves and music to inspire joy, the choreography draws from a blend of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts.

Debbie Priest

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:45am

Location

918 SW Yamhill Street, Portland, OR, US

Cost

Regular StudioNia rates apply

Notes About This Class

Class Description
Moving to Heal is a specialized Nia class that focuses on staying connected to pleasure while giving people the gift of feeling better no matter their life condition. Moving to Heal is specifically designed for people healing with short and long-term illness. Healing/Illness is broadly defined.
 

Rolf Erickson

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:45am

Location

Portland, OR, US

Cost

Standard StudioNia class rates.

Notes About This Class

Moving To Heal class, open to anyone who is healing in body, mind, emotions or spirit.

Tripti  Kenzer

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Cost

Drop Ins Welcome -  $5 per class.

Free With Gym Membership

Notes About This Class

Friendly staff, beautiful hardwood floors, a full wall of mirrors and a great sound system.

All combined to create an inviting space where you'll love to "Rock It!"

Andrea Bell

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7981 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR, US

Cost

12.oo drop in,less with packages...5.00 for livelihood members :)

Notes About This Class


Andrea Bell

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

7981 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR, US

Cost

SPECIAL EXPERIMENT NOW THROUGH END OF SEPT!!!!SET YOUR OWN PRICE!!!Pay what ou can,or what you desire! :))))

regular:12.00 Drop in.Less with packages.5.00 for licenced livelihood members(Nia)

Tues/Thurs classes will be moving to NOON as of May 1st.

Sunday class remains at 11am and Monday eve class remains at 5pm :)

Notes About This Class


Laurie Bass

Nia 5 Stages Class

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4:30pm
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

1904 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116, USA

Cost

Class cards:

12 classes/$100, 6 classes/$55, or drop-in/$10

Notes About This Class

Reclaim your alignment and energy flow. Re-charge and re-set your body and being. Gain strenth and flexibility.  Optimize your Nia practice, any sport or fitness practice.

Tap into your body's inner wisdon and knowing as you explore the integrative and self-healing practice of the Nia 5 Stages - 5 moves based on human development.  The class masterfully blends your body's way of moving with an anatomy lesson, delivered in movement meditation.

Each lesson develops body knowledge. They range from focusing on different parts of the body like your hip joint, foot and ankle, knee, shoulder joint, and neck to an exploration of Nia Principles like the Joy of Movement and Natural Time.

**Private classes available tailored to individual needs, adaptable to therapeutic focus. Contact Laurie for more information.

**Wear comfortable clothing that you have the ability to move freely in, get up and down from the floor**

Laurie Bass

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

1904 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116, USA

Cost

Step In Studio Class package available: 6/$55 or 12/$100

or $10 Drop-In Rate

Notes About This Class

 ~ This class focus is on the 52 moves of the Nia Technique.....fantastic way to learn the basics, deepen knowledge, learn the Nia language and explore the technique while playing with different movement dynamics as well as musical variety.  Really get familiar with the names of the moves, and see your form develop week to week.

Anita Stark

Classic Nia Class

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7:00am

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 7:00am

Location

1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Cost

MAC membership required

Jennie McCall

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR, US

Cost

Free for Members, $15 drop in fee, that includes access to the sauna and steam room. 

Caz Thomson

Classic Nia Class

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2:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 2:00pm

Location

1010 Northwest Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, United States

Cost

Free to Members

Drop in Rate: $11.00

Punch card for 10 classes $80.00.

Other options available at the website.

Notes About This Class

Come and enJOY Nia - a fun, non-impact, high-energy movement form conditions body, mind, emotions, and spirit. With moves and music to inspire joy, the choreography draws from a blend of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts.

Caz's classes are energitic, healing and exceedingly fun!  You will be motivated by her pleasant Celtic accent.

Andrea Bell

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Jennie McCall

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Cost

When you purchase a class card the individual classes are about $4.00! WOW!!! 

Notes About This Class

Movement as Medicine! 

Tripti  Kenzer

Classic Nia Class

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6:00am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 6:00am

Location

1904 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR, US

Cost

First Class Free!

New Student Special  30 Days for $30

Notes About This Class

Join me for an invigorating and energizing workout and get your day off to a great start.  Step In Studio is an elegant movement space in a newly remodeled historic building.  The light and airy studio features beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings and lots of natural light.


WHY WORK OUT IN THE EARLY A.M.?

      * Better Weight Loss
      * Burn Fat up to 300% Faster
      * Increased Mental Focus for up to 10 Hours 
      * Fewer Food Cravings all day long
      * Increased Metabolism - continue to burn more calories all day
      * Increased Productivity All Day
      * Greater Sense of Accomplishment throughout the day
      * Sleep Better
      * More Consistent Workouts
      * Wake Up More Alert and Energized  

Anita Stark

Classic Nia Class

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7:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00am

Location

1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Cost

Must be a member of the MAC club

Anita Stark

Classic Nia Class

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7:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00am

Location

1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Cost

Multnomah Athletic Club Membership required

Notes About This Class

This is a Move I.T. Class ~ a NIA interval class using the 52 moves!

Anita Stark

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

4625 Southwest 53rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97221, USA

Cost

$14 with class card

$17 for drop in

Classes are 75 minutes

Free Parking

Notes About This Class

Here is the August schedule through 9/14.  Mondays will resume 9/14

8/12 Wed 

8/19 Wed 

8/26 Wed  

9/2 Wed

9/9 Wed

9/14 Mon

9/16 Wed

9/21 Mon

9/23 Wed

9/28 Mon

9/30 Wed

Tripti  Kenzer

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

2329 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116, USA

Cost

Free with Gym Membership (as low as $14.40 per month)

Free Trial Membership

$8.00 drop in

Notes About This Class

This is a Nia Moving to Heal Class

Open to all ages and levels of fitness.  Movements are easily adapted and personalized to each individual.  Workout to your ability, in your own way and natural time.  Fellow students are supportive, friendly, sociable and love to practice Nia!

Our class space is a nice, large, well lit, private room with wood floors.  There are chairs, yoga mats and pilates balls available for your use.

Tripti  Kenzer

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

750 Southeast 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA

Cost

Classes are included with the purchase of a Regular or Silver & Fit SHARC pass. Register your pass to include Senior Center Fitness. Silver Sneakers SHARC passes are not eligible at this time.

Drop Ins Welcome:

Single Class Fee: $4 Hillsboro Resident; $6 Non-Resident

5-time punch card: $20 Resident, $30 Non-Resident

Laurie Bass

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

232 NE Lincoln, Hillsboro , OR, US

Cost

SUMMER | 2015 Term runs from Sunday, JUNE 14 through AUGUST 16. 
BREAK:     No classes between AUGUST 23, AUGUST 30 or SEPTEMBER 6
FALL | 2015 Term begins Sunday, SEPTEMBER 13 through NOVEMBER 15

The cost is $90 for 10-week series or single drop-in rate ($13 per class) .....(upstairs studio). You may REGISTER HERE on-line for term or bring check or cash. If you miss a class, you are free to bring a friend to "make up" or to attend the yoga class following, or yoga class during the week.  You may also make up on my Tues/Thurs evening classes in Forest Grove. I do offer a special Nia/Yoga Sunday morning class combo, ask me about special pricing!

Please check Events tab for Fall workshops! 

Notes About This Class

Known as  "Soulful Sunday," you'll love the benefits of a weekly, inspiring Nia practice, a warm, inviting community and soft, comfy floors for your barefeet!

Contact me with any questions!

Laurie Bass

Nia 5 Stages Class

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9:00am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

918 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, United States

Notes About This Class

On a rotating Saturday schedule at StudioNia --- with Debbie Rosas and my (often) teaching partner Fred -- aka TeamBASS

Please check the StudioNia schedule for dates:  http://www.nianow.com/studionia/classes

Join us for this powerful somatice experience that supports self-healing the body's way, inspires you to listen the body's inner widsome and offers a space to slow down, unwind and regenerate. 

Debbie Priest

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

895 NE 25th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR, US

Cost

$60 for 10 classes or $10 drop in

Notes About This Class

This class alternates between Classic Nia and Move I.T.

Allison Wright

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239, United States

Cost


$10-drop in for adults

10-class card for $90

$5 class special for Nia Livelihood Members

Notes About This Class

This class is located at the beautiful Renaissance School Ballroom in Johns Landing just below the intersection of Corbett and SW Bancroft Street. Free parking is available in the school parking lot. To find the ballroom, walk to the end of the building and around the back to enter.

Location: Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences (Renaissance Ballroom): 0234 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239

Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness. An expressive workout, Nia blends martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts into a powerful synergistic workout no isolated exercise technique can match. Unleash your power as you dance to inspiring music and fall in love with moving your body! All levels and abilities are welcome.

Laurie Bass

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Wednesday, Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

918 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, United States

Cost

StudioNia rates apply.....

Notes About This Class

Class format:     Nia

The Nia experience is sensational!

Every class guides students to mindfully focus on sensation in their body while listening and dancing to music. Each class has its own kind of magic that fosters personal creativity and expression.

Nia is practiced barefoot. Through non-impact choreography and listening to the intelligence of the body’s design, Nia delivers a holistic fitness experience. Every class is adaptable to individual needs and abilities, with movers empowered to explore a variety of intensity levels and ways to modify movements to safely condition their bodies.

Vickie Saito

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Cost

Drop-in fee $15.00

Class cards:

4x - $50 (expires in 2 months)

6x - $70 (expires in 3 months)

8x - $90 (expires in 4 months)

3 months unlimited Nia classes - $250.00

*Active Nia Instructors - contact me for Instructor rates

Notes About This Class

Hello beautiful Nia Dancers!

I am thrilled to be offering classes at the stunning Lenora's Ballroom beginning June 2, 2015. This space is one of 3 ballrooms in this historic building in downtown Portland. The dance floor is approximately 2,500 sq ft with high ceilings and ample room to play.

Join me for a sweaty, heart opening class that will enliven your spirit and condition your body, mind and spirit. Eventually, I will be adding an additional MELT/Yoga class right after Nia.

Please note, there is only street parking around the Ballroom building. You will not need to pay for parking, however, I encourage you to arrive early in case street parking is limited. Enter through the side door on Alder. You will see my Nia signs directing you where to go.

I look forward to dancing with you!

LOVE!

~Vickie Saito

Andrea Bell

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill Street, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Piper The Pretty Lotus Flower

Classic Nia Class

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9:55am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:55am

Location

740 Southeast 106th Avenue, Portland, OR 97216, USA

Cost

$5.50 drop in

Marcia Hudson

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Laurie Bass

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am

Location

918 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, United States

Cost

2015 Class Prices
Drop-In Rates
Regular $13
Senior/Student $10

Class Cards Available -- see StudioNia page

Notes About This Class

On a rotating Saturday schedule at StudioNia --- with Debbie Rosas and my (often) teaching partner Fred -- aka TeamBASS

Please check the StudioNia schedule for dates:  http://www.nianow.com/studionia/classes

Carol Gonzalez

Classic Nia Class

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3:30pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 3:30pm

Location

12000 SW 49th Avenue , Portland, OR, US

Cost

$129.70 for the 12-week term., $81.70 for seniors (62 and older).  PCC parking permit is $45. 

Notes About This Class

This is a one-credit class open to the community (auditing is an option).  Class begins Monday, September 21st and ends Wednesday, December 2nd.  

Allison Wright

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239, United States

Cost

$10 drop in

10-class card for $90

$5 class special for Nia Livelihood Members!

Notes About This Class

This class is located at the beautiful Renaissance School Ballroom in Johns Landing just below the intersection of Corbett and SW Bancroft Street. Free parking is available in the school parking lot. To find the ballroom, walk to the end of the building and around the back to enter.

Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness. An expressive workout, Nia blends martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts into a powerful synergistic workout no isolated exercise technique can match. Unleash your power as you dance to inspiring music and fall in love with moving your body! All levels and abilities are welcome.

Jennie McCall

Classic Nia Class

at Studio Nia in
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5:45pm

Day: Friday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill, Portland, US
Allison Wright

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm
Classic Nia

Days: Wednesday, Friday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239, United States

Cost

$10 drop in

10-class card for $90

$5 class special for Nia Livelihood Members!

Notes About This Class

NOTE: WEDNESDAY CLASSES START ON MAY 20th AND FRIDAY CLASSES START MAY 29th.

This class is located at the beautiful Renaissance School Ballroom in Johns Landing just below the intersection of Corbett and SW Bancroft Street. Free parking is available in the school parking lot. To find the ballroom, walk to the end of the building and around the back to enter.

Laurie Bass

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

3331 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR, United States

Cost

Summer Session at Forest Grove Physical Therapy

June 2-August 27, 2015

Class Card: 10 for $100
Drop-in: $13

NOTE: Taught by Laurie and Fred a.k.a. dynamic teaching duo "TeamBASS."
As a teaching team, we magnetize a balance of yin/yang in our Nia class experiences.

Notes About This Class

The Nia experience is sensational!

Every class guides students to mindfully focus on sensation in their body while listening and dancing to music. Each class has its own kind of magic that fosters personal creativity and expression. Nia is practiced barefoot. Through non-impact choreography and listening to the intelligence of the body’s design, Nia delivers a holistic fitness experience. Every class is adaptable to individual needs and abilities, with movers empowered to explore a variety of intensity levels and ways to modify movements to safely condition their bodies.

Laurie's classes are soulful, healing and exceedingly fun!

Upcoming Events

August
28
Laurie Bass

2015 Nia Getaway Retreat at Red Mountain Resort, UT

2015 Nia Getaway Retreat at Red Mountain Resort, UT

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 9:00am

End: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

St. George, UT, US

Cost

Rate varies depending on the day. A group discount code will be availabe soon for booking your accomodation.

Notes About This Event

This year’s Nia Getaway Retreat  is happening between August 28 - 31, 2015 at the gorgeous Red Mountain Resort! Leading this event are Laurie Bass and Loretta Milo.

Grab your "gal pals" and meet us for this fantastic opportunity to dance and pamper, rest and relax, rejuvenate and restore.

Take a look at what you'll get with your resort accomodations:

Daily Nia Classes
Nia 5 Stages Renewal Classes
Intensive Small Group Nia Workshops (additional fee applies): Friday (Nia FUNdamentals), Saturday and Sunday
Stylish Rooms, Beatufiul Vistas
Three Delicious & Nutritious Meals Daily
Daily Guided Morning Hikes
Unlimited Fitness Classes
Healthy Life Classes & Events at the Wellness Center
Personal Discovery Activities
Eat Well, Feel Well Cooking Demonstrations
Complimentary WiFi In-Room & Throughout Property
Use of Resort Amenities including Indoor & Seasonal Outdoor Pools, Bicycles, Walking Trails, Strength & Cardio Studios

The class/workshop schedule can be found on-line soon. You can join us for the entire retreat or just come on the dates that are convenient... It's totally up to you!

If you'd like to reserve your spot before the space fills up (yes, the space is limited):

Go to Red Mountain Resort's reservation page for the Nia Retreat here.
Follow the prompts to complete your reservation and take advantage of a special group rate, offered only for our Nia Dance Retreat participants.

More details to come, but please reserve your spot now and start visualizing the absolutely fabulous getaway. Ahhhhhhhhhhh....

September
18
Allison Wright

World Fusion Dance Party

World Fusion Dance Party

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:00pm

End: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00pm

Location

0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239, United States

Cost

Suggested: $5.00-$15.00. Cash or credit cards accepted.

Notes About This Event

Ride a tidalwave of sound and dance your heart out in this two-hour World Fusion Dance Party, DJ'd by Al Wright. Entrancing world rhythms and luminous melodies provide an enthralling soundscape on which to dance, express, and move energy. Immerse yourself in free-form movement, either solo or in unison with others. No verbal guidance is offered. You are invited to come and free dance the playground of all playgrounds: the unexplored moment.

Located at the Renaissance Ballroom (inside the Renaissance School of Arts & Sciences: 0234 SW Bacroft Street, Portland, OR, 97239)

September
20
Laurie Bass

Barefoot Strength + Fundamentals

Barefoot Strength + Fundamentals

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

232 NE Lincoln, Hillsboro , OR, US

Cost

$30 pre-register, $35 day of

Notes About This Event

Barefoot = Better Balance
Barefoot = Whole Body Balance

Explore the natural design of your feet. Learn the basic anatomy, biomechanics of barefoot movement and self-care techniques for the feet, calves and leg muscles in this body based workshop. Learn the fundamental Nia fitness moves to strengthen, add flexibility and stabilize your body from the ground up for healthy feet, healthy knees and greater whole body balance. Move mindfully, with efficiency and ease, through Nia's steps and stances. Designed for everybody



 

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
October
2
Siere munro

Introduction to FreeDance (Series)

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

End: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:00pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill Street Floor 4, Portland, OR, US

Cost

$20 drop in or $75 for all 4 sessions

Notes About This Event

Awaken to your inner movement potential. In this 4 part session, I will offer you artful guidance to elicit personalized movements from your body, mind, emotions and spirit.  The soul-stirring music and sonic landscapes will further support you to fully engage  in a broad range of  embodied movements, from your subtle, inner sensation to outwardly playful expressions and ultimately to your personalized Art of Movement Creativity.

Each session will go from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

October 2nd - First Class - The Dance of the Physical Realm ~ Focus on Movement and Stillness
October 9th - Second Class - The Dance of the Emotional Realm ~ Focus on Play and Authenticity 
October 16th - Third Class - The Dance of the Mental Realm ~ Focus on Changing and Noticing
October 23rd - Fourth Class - The Dance of the Spiritual Realm ~ Focus on Life as Art “Say Yes!”

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
October
16
Allison Wright

Nia and Yoga Retreat Weekend

Nia and Yoga Retreat Weekend

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:00pm

Location

225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR, United States

Cost

$250 early bird by 9/25

$285 thereafter

Notes About This Event

Awaken your senses and connect to your inner Sacred Athlete in this coastal getaway infused with Nia, yoga and meditation at the Oregon Coast. Led by Allison Wright & Vickie Saito, each day includes Restorative Yoga Classes, Nia Technique Classes, Experiential Movement Playshops, and a live drumming event Saturday evening.

Afternoons are left unscheduled so as to provide you with ample exploration and rejuvenation time. Nourish your body with luxurious ocean views, seaside walks, and optional bodywork sessions at the nearby spa.

Retreat schedule and accommodations suggestions coming soon!

REGISTER by emailing Allison at joyofmovement@gmail.com

October
16
Vickie Saito

Nia and Yoga Retreat Weekend

Nia and Yoga Retreat Weekend

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:00pm

Location

225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR, United States

Cost

$250 early bird by 9/25

$285 thereafter

Notes About This Event

Awaken your senses and connect to your inner Sacred Athlete in this coastal getaway infused with Nia, yoga and meditation at the Oregon Coast. Led by Vickie Saito and Allison Wright, each day includes Restorative Yoga Classes, Nia Technique Classes, Experiential Movement Playshops, and a live drumming event Saturday evening.

Afternoons are left unscheduled so as to provide you with ample exploration and rejuvenation time. Nourish your body with luxurious ocean views, seaside walks, and optional bodywork sessions at the nearby spa.

Retreat schedule and accommodations suggestions coming soon!

REGISTER by emailing Vickie at vsaito2@comcast.net

October
24
StudioNia Portland

Whole Body Intelligence: Staying Resilient, Engaged and On Purpose w/ Steve Sisgold + Debbie Rosas

Whole Body Intelligence: Staying Resilient, Engaged and On Purpose w/ Steve Sisgold + Debbie Rosas

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:15am

End: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Location

918 Southwest Yamhill, Portland, OR, US

Cost

$125 Early Bird (by 10/10), $150 General (begins 10/11)

Notes About This Event

Join Debbie for a class at 10:15 A.M., and then join Steve and Debbie for a “Whole Body Intelligence” workshop! This highly engaging, interactive workshop includes breath work, movement, guided visualizations and more.

Steve will:

●Demonstrate practical awareness techniques on how to transform unconscious physical habits into conscious actions, lessen tension, reboot, and increase energy and productivity throughout the day.

●Reveal scientific information, provide self inquiry tests, and deliver breakthrough insights, and humorous, moving stories to inspire you to make new commitments and action steps, right in the workshop.

●Teach how to ignite and embody your purpose and value within to align passionately with your highest vision.

Each of you will have the opportunity to:

●Release what you want to leave behind and embody and express what you envision ahead

●Identify and change limiting beliefs and patterns that may be holding you back.

●Develop a strategic “Whole Body” plan for manifesting your desires.

●Communicate more authentically and powerfully with self and others.

●Energize your mental, physical, and emotional intelligence.

●Make choices with the renewed confidence and create outcomes you desire.

About Steve:

Steve Sisgold has appeared on major radio and TV shows, including PBS, Oprah, and Montel, and blogs for Psychology Today. Steve holds an M.A. in Marketing, a B.S. in Business and a certification in body-centered psychotherapy. His book, What’s Your Body Telling You?, from McGraw-Hill, was #1 on Amazon.com in multiple categories. His recently released book is titled, Whole Body Intelligence. For more information visit his website: http://wholebodyintelligence.com/media

“As someone dedicated to mastering the art of living and moving in the body, Steve Sisgold offers practical tools for enhancing all aspects of my life. It is the simplicity of his work that makes it deeply enriching and so powerful in enhancing my in body experience. Everyone can benefit from Steve’s brilliance!”

- Debbie Rosas

Founder + Creator of Nia

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
October
24
Debbie Rosas ~ Co-Creator of Nia

Whole Body Intelligence: Staying Resilient, Engaged and On Purpose w/ Steve Sisgold + Debbie Rosas

Whole Body Intelligence: Staying Resilient, Engaged and On Purpose w/ Steve Sisgold + Debbie Rosas

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:15am

End: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Location

918 SW Yamhill , Portland, OR, US

Cost

$125 Early Bird (by 10/10), $150 General (begins 10/11)

Notes About This Event

Join Debbie for a class at 10:15 A.M., and then join Steve and Debbie for a “Whole Body Intelligence” workshop! This highly engaging, interactive workshop includes breath work, movement, guided visualizations and more.

Steve will:

●Demonstrate practical awareness techniques on how to transform unconscious physical habits into conscious actions, lessen tension, reboot, and increase energy and productivity throughout the day.

●Reveal scientific information, provide self inquiry tests, and deliver breakthrough insights, and humorous, moving stories to inspire you to make new commitments and action steps, right in the workshop.

●Teach how to ignite and embody your purpose and value within to align passionately with your highest vision.

Each of you will have the opportunity to:

●Release what you want to leave behind and embody and express what you envision ahead

●Identify and change limiting beliefs and patterns that may be holding you back.

●Develop a strategic “Whole Body” plan for manifesting your desires.

●Communicate more authentically and powerfully with self and others.

●Energize your mental, physical, and emotional intelligence.

●Make choices with the renewed confidence and create outcomes you desire.

About Steve:

Steve Sisgold has appeared on major radio and TV shows, including PBS, Oprah, and Montel, and blogs for Psychology Today. Steve holds an M.A. in Marketing, a B.S. in Business and a certification in body-centered psychotherapy. His book, What’s Your Body Telling You?, from McGraw-Hill, was #1 on Amazon.com in multiple categories. His recently released book is titled, Whole Body Intelligence. For more information visit his website: http://wholebodyintelligence.com/media

“As someone dedicated to mastering the art of living and moving in the body, Steve Sisgold offers practical tools for enhancing all aspects of my life. It is the simplicity of his work that makes it deeply enriching and so powerful in enhancing my in body experience. Everyone can benefit from Steve’s brilliance!”

- Debbie Rosas

Founder + Creator of Nia

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
October
25
Laurie Bass

Core Power + Play

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00pm

End: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

232 NE Lincoln, Hillsboro , OR, US

Cost

$30 pre-register, $35 day of

Notes About This Event

Integrate anatomy, Nia, yoga asanas and a little hooping to ignite the power of your body’s core.

Core power is enhanced when all parts of your body are working together.  This workshop is all about exploring core power through the lens of anatomy, Nia, yoga and movement.  We'll dive into basic anatomy to gain an understanding of the bones and muscles involved. Experience core yoga asanas that balance and strengthen your body's center. We'll dive into Nia's seven core moves and even play with a little 'hooping' to integrate flexibility, coordination and fun.  

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
November
22
Laurie Bass

Nia Moving Meditation Experience

Nia Moving Meditation Experience

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Location

232 NE Lincoln, Hillsboro , OR, US

Cost

$20 pre-register
$25 day of

Notes About This Event

Take the time out for yourself....

Relax your body, center your mind and renew your energy in this mindful moving meditation. Guided from a place of center, in body, mind, emotion and spirit stillness into a mindful movement experience which will fold into a Nia class experience. Allow your body, mind and soul to be nourished. Open to everybody.

 
 

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

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