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Nia in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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

Hazel Carlsen

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:45am

Location

310 West Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Cost

Register with SBCC Continuing education... class # 608670  section 01. Cost of class is $38.00 for a series of 10 classes...works out to be $3.80 per class.

Gabi Barysch-Crosbie

Classic Nia Class

at YMCA Montecito in Montecito
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11:10am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:10am

Location

591 Santa Rosa Lane, Montecito, CA, US

Cost

Membership YMCA

Guestpass available

Jo     Williams

Classic Nia Class

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2:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2:30pm

Location

625 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, California, United States

Cost

$0 Cost - Contact Jodi House to Drop-In 563-2882.  

For those with Acquired Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Notes About This Class

Fun movement class

Can be done in a chair

Repetition for Ease of movement

Focuses on Strength, Flexibility, Mobility & Stability

Martial Arts movement, jazzy movements, healing, yoga movements,

Freedom of Expression

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

at Schott Center in Santa Barbara
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10:45am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:45am

Location

310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Cost

9 sesions for $45. Call me at 805-5701417 if you'd like to drop in.

Notes About This Class

To chek this class out go to http://sbcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay

Ken Gilbert

Classic Nia Class

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11:15am

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 11:15am

Location

531 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

Cost

Ken Gilbert| EmBODYment - Classes @ Santa Barbara Dance Arts - “Integrating Pilates” + Nia

Single, Series + Unlimited

  • Single Class:     $  15
  • 5 Class Series:   $  65 ($13/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $120 ($12/class)
  • 20 Class Series: $220 ($11/class)
  • 30 Class Series: $300 ($10/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $180
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Senior + Student

  • Single Class: $  13
  • 5 Class Series: $  60 ($12/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $110 ($11/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $150

Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment - Payment Plans (currently at the Door; online in the future)

  1. Cash
  2. Check (payable to Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment)
  3. Credit Card (swipe or key in - Square)

Contact Ken Gilbert @ 805.452.7164 or keng@nianow.com

Notes About This Class

Integrating Pilates is a class based on the fundamentals inherent of the work of Joseph H. Pilates, the Ron Fletcher Work™, and Nia. Activating the shoulder and pelvic girdles with spine movement, strength and flexibility are blended into core stabilization and mobility. Whole body health, whole body commitment and Breath develop balance in standing and centering; body and mind are integrated into isolated, controlled and expressive movement through awareness and mindfulness.

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

520 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

Cost

Call Cleo 805-570-1417 for guest pass

Ken Gilbert

Classic Nia Class

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12:20pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 12:20pm

Location

531 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

Cost

Ken Gilbert| EmBODYment - Classes @ Santa Barbara Dance Arts - “Integrating Pilates” + Nia

Single, Series + Unlimited

  • Single Class:     $  15
  • 5 Class Series:   $  65 ($13/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $120 ($12/class)
  • 20 Class Series: $220 ($11/class)
  • 30 Class Series: $300 ($10/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $180

Senior + Student

  • Single Class: $  13
  • 5 Class Series: $  60 ($12/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $110 ($11/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $150

Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment - Payment Plans (currently at the Door; online in the future)

  1. Cash
  2. Check (payable to Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment)
  3. Credit Card (swipe or key in - Square)

Contact Ken Gilbert @ 805.452.7164 or keng@nianow.com

Notes About This Class

Nia is a group movement class that fuses movement from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to deliver the promise of integrating mind/body/spirit through sensation. Nia is a multi-dimensional practice of The Body’s Way intended to enhance conditioning of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms of our bodies and to encourage individual and community expressivity through body awareness. All levels are welcome.

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

520 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States

Cost

open to SBAC membere. Call Cleo at 805-570-1417 for a complimentary guest pass

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

at Schott Center in Santa Barbara
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4:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Cost

$7 a class. Cannot drop in. Must sign up fpr a series of 8 classes. Total cost $56. For more information go to http://sbcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

at Schott Center in Santa Barbara
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4:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:45pm

Location

310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Cost

$7 class. Cannot drop in. Must sign up for a series of 8 classes. Total cost $56. For more information go to http://sbcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay

Upcoming Events

March
27
Ken Gilbert

Sensing Yourself in the World

Sensing Yourself in the World

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:30pm

Location

586 Nobbys Creek Rd, Nobbys Creek, NSW, 2484, Australia

Cost

Rates - includes all meals/snacks, share accomodation and rereat program:

Early Bird: $445 (deposit paid by March 6)

Full Price: $495 (paid after March 6)

Invest in yourself with a $250 depsit. Direct Deposit to: Lorraine Jenkinson

Contact Lorraine Jenkinson: 0411181391 or rainingnia@gmail.com 

Notes About This Event

A 3 Days Retreat to deepen your somatic relationship with yourself.

On Friday at 4 pm we will gather to set personal and group foci and intentions for this retreat. Sessions in the morning and mid-day will be movement experiences of Nia's The Body's Way  where we will Move, Explore and Create personal awareness to sensation, communication, perception and creativity in how we sense ourselves in the world.

September
11
Ken Gilbert

Nia in Nature

at LOTUS River Retreat in Lotus

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:00am

End: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 12:00am

Location

1294 Scott Road, Lotus , CA, US

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