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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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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

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:15pm

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.

Marybeth Grinnan

Class

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3:00pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 3:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP: 06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Moving to Heal

Pour les personnes qui 

veulent se remettre à une activité physique en douceur,
ont des difficultés physiques permanentes ou temporaires,
ont des handicaps,
n’osent pas aller dans les cours classiques par peur de ne pas y arriver

Quels sont les bénéfices ?
retrouvez le contact avec votre corps dans la joie et la facilité.
retrouvez énergie et vitalité
 développez souplesse, agilité, force, stabilité, mobilité,
retrouvez le plaisir du partage et des échanges bienveillants
 retrouvez confiance en vous
 

Less is More
Un mouvement, même petit, peut procurer de très grands bénéfices

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt! Mb

Marybeth Grinnan

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

27-31 Boulevard d'Inkermann, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Cost

Tarifs: Actis.contact@gmail.com

www.actisbonheurs.wordpress.com

RSVP:  06 82 18 07 06

September Special: Try a class for 10€

Notes About This Class

Découvrir le Nia: une extraordinaire technique d’expression corporelle américaine.

Le Nia est une technique s'inspirant de la danse, des arts martiaux, et de la prise de conscience corporelle.

Le Nia offre une approche unique dans le but d’être à l’écoute deson propre corps.

On peut adapter sa pratique en fonction de ses possibilités et de ses motivations.

I'm excited to meet you and dance together. My passion is to spread love, fun, and healing into the universe. I have been practicing and teaching Nia for18 years and I bring experimentation, creativity, and play to my Nia practice.

As a teacher, I foster a non-judgmental environment, empowering participants to listen to their own bodies and to increase vitality, joy, and connection. I relocated to Paris in 2015 and am starting Nia classes in Western Paris next week!

I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.

A bientôt!

Mb

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 March 2nd-April 13th (no class on March 30th) 2016. Drop-in $25. 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.

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

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!

Upcoming Events

October
1
Heather Umberger

Introduction to Nia

Introduction to Nia

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:30am

Location

3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

$15 cash/check made payable to Fertile Ground Massage, llc

ONLY 4 SPOTS open in this semi-private session.

Contact Heather to register (804) 909-7210

Notes About This Event

Looking to bring fun, pleasure, healing, and fitness to your body, mind, emotions, and spirit? In this hour and a half introduction to Nia, Heather, a Brown Belt, will share Nia stories, philosophy, and potential with you and then guide you on a gentle, yet powerful movement exploration through the 7 cycles of Nia and share how you can join in with the Nia community here in Richmond, Va. 

October
12
Heather Umberger

Introduction to Nia

Introduction to Nia

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

End: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location

3413 Kings Farm Drive, Midlothian, VA, United States

Cost

$15 for this semi-private event.

ONLY 4 SPOTS OPEN

Call Heather to register (804) 909-7210.

Notes About This Event

Looking to bring fun, pleasure, healing, and fitness to your body, mind, emotions, and spirit? In this hour and a half introduction to Nia, Heather, a Brown Belt, will share Nia stories, philosophy, and potential with you and then guide you on a gentle, yet powerful movement exploration through the 7 cycles of Nia and share how you can join in with the Nia community here in Richmond, Va. 

November
2
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).



 

January
7
Marybeth Grinnan

Dive In! Nia and Yoga Retreat

Dive In! Nia and Yoga Retreat

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:00am

End: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Location

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

Cost

$1300 - $3500 depending on choice of lodging

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.


Blue Spirit is located in a “blue zone”, an area of the world known as a longevity hotspot! At this unique eco-resort, experience the power and grace of nature. 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 settle in the evening with unforgettable sunsets and the gentle breeze on your skin.
All inclusive prices from $1300-$3500:
7 nights lodging
3 vegetarian meals daily (fish will be served a few nights)
daily Nia and yoga sessions
and more!
Not included in your fee:
shuttle from airport (arranged through Blue Spirit)
gratuity for Blue Spirit staff
alcohol and other specialty drinks
 

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