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Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

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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

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Cost

$10 per class

Notes About This Class

Great room with cork floor. No judgement! Holistic movement

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA, US

Cost

ACAC is a membership 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

Studio B

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, US

Cost

Drop-in for individual classes ($11/$15) or sign-up for the series ($43/$54). 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

Janie Peterson and GeGe Beall will alternate teaching this class.

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

3527 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA, US

Cost

Drop-in for individual classes ($11/$15) or sign-up for the series ($43/$54). 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

GeGe Beall and Janie Peterson will alternate teaching this class.

Janie Peterson

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:00pm

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 and GeGe Beall alternate teaching this class.

GeGe Beall

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:00pm

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 and Janie Peterson alternate teaching this class.

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 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


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

Niki Schemmel

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:45am

Location

11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, 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

Studio B

Jessica Forsythe

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

109 W. 15th St., Richmond, VA, US

Cost

$8 walk in (cash, check)

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 will be teaching the following Sundays in 2015 in Studio B.

Sept 6              

Sept 20           

Sept 27           

Oct 11             

Oct 18             

Nov 8

Nov 22             

Dec 6               

Dec 20              

Heather Umberger

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Cost

This is a six week series starting on November 4, 2015. Sign-up required as space will be limited. Call 804-285-6500 to register and pay for the class.

Members of the JCC pay a series fee of $100 for the six classes. Non-members $150.

Notes About This Class

Class is held in the Dance Studio.

Upcoming Events

September
11
Heather Umberger
Serious Play Retreat

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

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

Location

1366 Stuartsburg Rd, Buena Vista, VA, United States

Cost

What would a weekend focused on total joy, mirth and play cost?

$229 Includes all activities from Friday through Sunday with meals but excludes lodging.

$289 Includes all of the above plus a two hour Pre-retreat MELT method experience with Heather or a an hour Pre-retreat healing session with Leigh.

Find more information and register at http://www.seriousplayretreats.com 

Notes About This Event

Ignite your torch of play, re-imagine your life, master your future!

Join Heather Umberger, M.S., CMT, Nia Blue Belt and Leigh Meredith, CLYT for an entire weekend of play. Discover your play print (it is as unique as your fingerprint!) and take your pick of truly advanced play offerings such as Nia, Laughter Yoga, Ageless Grace, MELT method and many more silent, creative, restorative or challenging play activities over the weekend. Experts and leaders across fields from medicine, psychology, business, leadership, and technology encourage us that play is to be taken very seriously as we move into what Daniel Pink refers to as the Conceptual Age. Learn more about the retreat and register at:

http://www.seriousplayretreats.com

January
9
Marybeth Grinnan

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:00am

End: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00am

Location

Blue Spirit Costa Rica Guiones sur, Playa Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Cost

This trip is all inclusive and the cost ranges from $1200 - $3200.  This fee includes lodging, meals, and all Nia and yoga.  It does NOT include transportation.

For more information: mbgrinnan.wordpress.com


Registration opens April 6. Secure your room with a $250 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.
Early Bird Pricing ends August 1, 2015.
FULL PAYMENT due by October 20, 2015.
We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
We have contracted a travel agent to handle all registration and payment.
Jenn Collins – Travelonly
Phone: (416) 801-2755
Email: jcollins@travelonly.com
 

Notes About This Event


Dive in to the juicy experience of Nia and Yoga in lush Nosara, Costa Rica. Join Marybeth and Niki as we return to Blue Spirit to deepen our connections with body, mind and heart. Blue Spirit is located in a “blue zone”, an area of the world known as a longevity hotspot!  From the pristine beaches of the Pacific Ocean to the dense vegetation of nearby rainforest, this will be a week filled with sensation.  Awake to the sounds of the howler monkeys and relax in the evening with unforgettable sunsets and the gentle breeze on your skin.Our weeklong retreat is designed to take both the beginner and experienced practitioner on a sensorial journey of movement, joy, and healing.  We will offer daily Nia and yoga sessions, opportunities for excursions, and time to rest and appreciate the beautiful surroundings.
Dive In!  Make a commitment to your personal growth through movement and holistic wellness, while creating or deepening friendships.
Dive In!  Join us to make memories that will last a lifetime.
 

January
9
Marybeth Grinnan

Dive In! Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Dive In!  Nia and Yoga in Costa Rica

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:00am

End: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00am

Location

Blue Spirit Costa Rica Guiones sur, Playa Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Cost

All inclusive prices from $1200-$3200:
7 nights lodging 
3 vegetarian meals daily (fish will be served a few nights)
daily Nia and yoga sessions and more!

Click here to see room information and pricing:
http://mbgrinnan.wordpress.com/

Secure your room with a $250 non-refundable deposit. We have secured an agent to handle all travel aspects of this retreat. 
Please contact: Jenn Collins - Travelonly
Phone: (416) 801-2755
Email: jcollins@travelonly.com
*TravelOnly customer funds are protected in Ontario by TICO 4316071ABOUT COSTA RICA

Notes About This Event

Join Marybeth and Niki as we return to Blue Spirit to deepen our connections with body, mind and heart. Our weeklong retreat is designed to take both the beginner and experienced practitioner on a sensorial journey of movement, joy, and healing. We offer daily Nia and yoga sessions, opportunities for excursions, and time to rest and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Dive In! Make a commitment to your personal growth, while making memories that will last a lifetime. 

January
29
Niki Schemmel

Women's Weekend Retreat — Unleash and Unwind

Women's Weekend Retreat — Unleash and Unwind

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:30pm

End: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00pm

Location

403 Pathwork Way, Madison, VA, US

Cost

$279 to $499
One or two night lodging. Variety of rooming choices.

Notes About This Event

CLICK HERE for complete schedule and registration

Unleash and Unwind — a winter retreat for women

You want to — you need to! This weekend is about freedom to let loose and also freedom to care for your self. We’ll unleash with the power of Nia and unwind with the quiet power of restorative yoga. Wine, chocoloate, Sevenoaks. UNLEASH... unwind. Our intent is to have all your bodies (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) feel full and satisfied at the close of the weekend.

Sevenoaks Retreat Center is an ideal setting for unwinding — located 80 miles from Richmond (22 miles NW of Charlottesville) on 120 acres, with miles of hiking trails, a medicine wheel, a labyrinth, a wooded meditation sanctuary, and tasty, hearty, healthy food. For many of us, Sevenoaks feels like the place we go home to.

The weekend includes: Nia classes; yoga classes; meditations; creativity; 4 or 6 delicious, healthy meals (including vegetarian/vegan options); 24/7 tea and snacks; 1 or 2 night accommodations. You also have the option of choosing just to be with your self if that’s what you yearn for.

CLICK HERE for complete schedule and registration

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