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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

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

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

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 10:45am

Location

4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

Multiple pricing options drop-in/membership/multiple class passes https://www.onewellnessrichmond.com/pricing-1/

Notes About This Class

All levels of fitness are welcome to experience healing and conditioning in body, mind, emotions and spirit! New folks, please arrive early to complete paperwork.

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

Included in ACAC membership. $12 drop-in.

Heather Umberger

Moving to Heal Class

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1:00pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Monday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

Heather is sharing private sessions of Nia Moving to Heal Mondays by appointment. The rate is $85.

Register here www.onewellnessrichmond.com/heather-umberger

Notes About This Class

Nia Moving to Heal private sessions will assist you in discovering how to connect to your body with gentle movement, love and pleasure. Nia Moving to Heal can assist individuals who have goals of healing on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Private sessions allow individualized attention and One on One guidance in session and in goal setting for future movement work alone or in a Nia class. 

Heather Umberger

Moving to Heal Class

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2:30pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

No classes on September 7th or 14th 2017.

$15 drop-in or $50 for 4 consecutive classes.

Notes About This Class

Movement is medicine and you are a healer! Explore how slow, mindful movement and connecting with your own body sensations and pleasure can stimulate healing in your body, emotions, mind, and spirit regardless of your goals. Experience improved overall feelings of wellness regardless of your current physical/medical condition.  Classes are designed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with long-term or chronic illness and mobility limitations as well as individuals with short-term personal healing goals for body, mind and emotions. Beginners are welcome.

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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3:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 3:15pm

Location

4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

pricing varies drop-in/class passes/membership

 https://www.onewellnessrichmond.com/pricing-1/

Notes About This Class

All levels of fitness are welcome! New class participants, please arrive early to complete registration.

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.

October 15th & 29th (Special Halloween class)

November 5th & 19th

December 3rd &17th (Special Holiday class)



 

Heather Umberger

Nia Freedance Class

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5:45pm
Nia Freedance

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

Class rates vary dependent upon drop-in/class passes/membership. Learn more here...

 https://www.onewellnessrichmond.com/pricing-1/

Notes About This Class

This class switches weekly from Nia MOVE IT (Interval training with the 52 moves of Nia) to Nia FreeDance. All levels of fitness are welcome to come and stimulate their movement creativity with guidance. New participants, please arrive early to complete registration. Check Heather's schedule to learn more http://www.onewellnessrichmond.com/heather-umberger

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

14 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, France

Cost

6€

I offer this class with Affordable Yoga and Fitness and you can review the fees and pay on-line here. I cannot accept cash or check.  

Please register and pay in advance online.

Thank you!

Notes About This Class

Everybody is welcome.  Absolutely no experience is necessary.

Heather Umberger

Nia Freedance Class

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6:30pm
Nia Freedance

Day: Friday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1811 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

$15 conditioning, healing, growth investment

Notes About This Class

Nia Brown Belt and FreeDance DJ, Heather Umberger, will guide you in moving to the music in your body's way. Explore, sense and discover the wisdom of your body, emotions, mind and spirit expressed through movement and create a unique work of art with your body and your dance for conditioning, healing, and for the joy of it!  

This class occurs every last Friday of the month:

December 29th 2017

January 26th 2018

February 23rd 6:30pm

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