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Nia in Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

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

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class

   

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class


Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 10:30am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, US

Cost

ACAC is a private club that frequently offers deals - $25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days; and other deals. If you want a one-time experience, you can be my guest and take my class by paying a $12 guest fee at the ACAC front desk.

Notes About This Class

Mind~Body Room • 3rd Floor

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, US

Cost

ACAC is a private club that frequently offers deals - $25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days; and other deals. If you want a one-time experience, you can be my guest and take my class by paying a $12 guest fee at the ACAC front desk.

Notes About This Class

Mind~Body Room • 3rd Floor

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

2201 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA, United States

Cost

Included in ACAC membership. $12 drop-in

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 10:45am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

Included in ACAC membership. $12 drop-in.

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

If you are not an ACAC member, you can still attend this Nia class, by paying a guest fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk. Because ACAC is a private club, you need to be admitted as a guest of a member or instructor. If you let the instructor know in advance that you want to attend their class, they can alert the ACAC front desk. (You will also have to fill out a liability release form.)

Notes About This Class

Janie Peterson is a black belt Nia instructor

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US
GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30am

Location

11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA

Cost

Free with ACAC membership.

$15 drop in

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

ACAC is a membership club, but you can still attend this Nia class, as a guest of another member or letting me know in advance and paying a fee of $12 at the ACAC front desk and filling out a liability release form.  ACAC often runs specials ($25 for 25 days; P.R.E.P. $60 for 60 days, etc.) which allow you to experience even more of the club's offerings.

Notes About This Class

I co-lead this class, so I will be teaching the following Sundays in 2016 in Studio B.

July 10th, 24th

Aug 7th, 21st

September 4th, 18th

October 2nd, 16th, 30th

November 13th, 27th

December 11th



 

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

This is a six week series starting November 2nd and running Wednesday nights until December 14th (no class Nov. 23rd) 2016. Drop-in $25. Call 804-285-6500 to register and pay for the class or online https://weinsteinjcc.org/activities/nia/

Members of the JCC pay a series fee of $80 for the six classes. Non-members $110. 

Notes About This Class

This class is open to all levels of fitness and will focus on ways our movement can bring us greater joy, pleasure, and freedom in our body, mind, emotions and spirit. Class is held in the Dance Studio. Contact Heather with questions (804)909-7210.

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, US

Cost

Drop-in for individual classes ($11/$15) or sign-up for the series. Go to the Chrysalis website for details and to register: http://www.thechrysalisgroup.com/ (Scroll down to "Practice Groups" and make your selection)

Notes About This Class

This class is shared with GeGe Beall, Janie Peterson, & Jess Forsythe. 

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221, USA

Cost

Non-member drop-in $15     Member drop-in $11  Member series $8 per class

Notes About This Class

Join this fun and warm group for a kick-off to the week with fun and holistic movement!  Work your body, spirit, mind and emotions in a non-judgemental community! Three black belt teachers rotate teaching allowing partakers to experience different styles and rountines. Join us!

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

$15 drop-in non-member.  $11 drop-in Chrysalis member.  Sign up for multi-class sessions online for discounted rates: chrysalisinstitute.org/calendar

Upcoming Events

November
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Heather Umberger

Love your Body Love your Life Series

Love your Body Love your Life Series

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:00pm

End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

$120/Members $150 Non/Members

Contact Allison Snyder to register 804.545.8638.

ONLY 12 SPOTS OPEN.

Contact Heather with questions 804.909.7210.

Notes About This Event

Nia is a unique fitness and lifestyle practice for people who seek conditioning of their body, mind and spirit in a fun pleasurable way. Heather, a Brown Belt Instructor, will guide you to explore the pleasure and joy of movement and sensation as you listen to music and experience Nia magic. As we play and practice with nine movement forms from dance, martial arts, and the healing arts, you will come to understand why the Nia experience brings you a greater love for your body and your life.


No dance or fitness experience necessary - all levels of fitness will receive what their body needs!

This is a six week series starting on 11/2 through 12/14 (no class on 11/23).



 

November
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Heather Umberger

Nia FreeDance Series

Nia FreeDance Series

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

End: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 per class or the first 10 to sign-up for all six classes will receive discounted price of $75. To register, call Heather at (804) 909-7210 for Paypal option or send check made to Fertile Ground Massage, llc to 3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, Va 23113.

Notes About This Event

This Nia FreeDance series starts November 4th from 6:30-7:30pm and will meet on the following Friday evenings (11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/9, & 12/16). No dance experience is necessary and all levels of fitness are encouraged to come and move with and meet our growing FreeDance community.

  • Unlock your spirit, creativity, and self-expression.
  • Explore, condition and heal body, mind and emotional realms with conscious dance.
  • Experience freedom, joy, and bliss.

November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and December 9th, 16th 6:30-7:30pm.

ONLY 15 SPOTS OPEN.

Contact Heather with questions and to register: (804)909-7210 

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