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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

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.

Hazel Carlsen

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

310 West Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Cost

$7.00 per class pre paid for 8 to 10 week sessions. No drop in 

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

$7,00 per class pre paid for 8 to 10 week sessions. No drops in rate available

Notes About This Class

these classes are held in the beautiful Tannhill Auditorium. Fabulous space.. 6 speakers, wooden floor, lots of light, huge windows and domed ceiling.

Hazel Carlsen

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

36 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

Cost

Free with YMCA Membership or $20.00 day pass to facility

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

Hazel Carlsen

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Friday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

36 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

Cost

Free with YMCA membership. $20.00 guest pass for one day

Cleo Hill

Classic Nia Class

at Schott Center in Santa Barbara
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4:45pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:45pm

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
  • M
  • T
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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
30
Ken Gilbert

MOVE, EXPLORE & CREATE

at Kawai Purapura Wellpark in Auckland

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

End: Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:30pm

Location

14 Mills Lane, Auckland , AUK, NZ

Cost

$35 pre reg by 28 March or $45 on door.

Contact Sally Cook

027203 5995 or sally.nznia@gmail.com

Notes About This Event

Your Body's Way of fitness, health and well-being. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness - move your body with power and grace through 9 Movement Forms from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Movement is the medicine that allows you to Be in Your Body Better with comfort and ease . . . today and tomorrow. A workshop tour with Ken Gilbert, visiting First Generation Nia Trainer from the United States.

March
31
Ken Gilbert

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:00pm

Location

11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

Cost

$35 pre reg by 28 March or $45 on door.

Contact Alison Henderson

021 881 849 or alison@zensation.co.nz

Notes About This Event

Your Body's Way of fitness, health and well-being. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness - move your body with power and grace through 9 Movement Forms from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Movement is the medicine that allows you to Be in Your Body Better with comfort and ease . . . today and tomorrow. A workshop tour with Ken Gilbert, visiting First Generation Nia Trainer from the United States.

April
1
Ken Gilbert

MOVE, EXPLORE & CREATE

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:00pm

Location

2 Church Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

Cost

$35 pre reg by 28 March or $45 on door.

Contact Katrina Bristow

0221355191 or katrinabrisow@hotmail.com

Notes About This Event

Your Body's Way of fitness, health and well-being. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness - move your body with power and grace through 9 Movement Forms from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Movement is the medicine that allows you to Be in Your Body Better with comfort and ease . . . today and tomorrow. A workshop tour with Ken Gilbert, visiting First Generation Nia Trainer from the United States.

April
2
Ken Gilbert

MOVE, EXPLORE & CREATE

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm

Location

450 Halswell Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

Cost

$35 pre reg by 28 March or $45 on door.

Contact Helene Purcell

0210391961 or helene.nznia@gmail.com

Notes About This Event

Your Body's Way of fitness, health and well-being. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness - move your body with power and grace through 9 Movement Forms from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Movement is the medicine that allows you to Be in Your Body Better with comfort and ease . . . today and tomorrow. A workshop tour with Ken Gilbert, visiting First Generation Nia Trainer from the United States.

April
3
Ken Gilbert

MOVE, EXPLORE & CREATE

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

End: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

1 Kinzett Terrace, The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Cost

$35 pre reg by 28 March or $45 on door.

Contact Bex Deva

0275451907 or dancing.deva@yahoo.co.uk

Notes About This Event

Your Body's Way of fitness, health and well-being. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness - move your body with power and grace through 9 Movement Forms from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Movement is the medicine that allows you to Be in Your Body Better with comfort and ease . . . today and tomorrow. A workshop tour with Ken Gilbert, visiting First Generation Nia Trainer from the United States.

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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