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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

Sherry Riddick

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

6344 Northeast 74th Street, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

Cost

Cost is $32.00 for 4 classes starting July 7 and ending July 28.  Pre-registration with Seattle Parks & Recreation is required.

For more information and to register, please go to https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp or call Seattle Parks & Recreation at 206-684-4951.  The bar code number for the class is 118646.

To view the Lifelong Recreation Summer Brochure, go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/summer14.pdf. The Nia class is listed on page 6.

Notes About This Class

 Please note:  This is a time limited class held only on the dates listed above.   It is sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation, Lifelong Recreation Program, and is designed for those 50 years and older. 

This is a Gentle Nia class:  Are you uncertain if you can keep up in a fitness class because of an injury, chronic pain, or long-term inactivity? Then join us for Gentle Nia - a fun, expressive movement form that conditions body, mind and spirit. Done to soul-stirring music, the 52 moves of Nia draw from dance, martial arts and yoga. With guidance from your instructor, Sherry, you’ll learn to adapt the moves to YOUR body’s way AND get a good, safe workout.

Sherry Riddick

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 10:00am

Location

10517 35th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125, USA

Cost

This class starts up again in the Fall: Fridays, October 10 - November 7, 2014, 10 am - 11 am.  5 classes for $32.00.  Pre-registration with Seattle Parks & Recreation is required.  Please note that you can also sign up for a second 5-week series from November 14 - December 19, 2014, conducted by a different teacher, same location.

For more information and to register, please go to the Seattle Parks & Recreation website - or call Seattle Parks & Recreation at 206-206-386-9106. The bar code number for the class is 120233.

Download or view the Lifelong Recreation Fall Brochure.The Nia class is listed on page 8.

Notes About This Class

Please note:  This is a time limited class held only on the dates listed above.  It is sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation, Lifelong Recreation Program, and is designed for those 50 years and older. 

This is a Gentle Nia class.  Are you uncertain if you can keep up in a fitness class because of an injury, chronic pain, or long-term inactivity? Then join us for Gentle Nia - a fun, expressive movement form that conditions body, mind and spirit. Done to soul-stirring music, the 52 moves of Nia draw from dance, martial arts and yoga. With guidance from your instructor, Sherry, you’ll learn to adapt the moves to YOUR body’s way AND get a good, safe workout.

Feel free to contact instructor, Sherry Riddick, with any questions about the class.

Sherry Riddick

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

6535 Ravenna Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115, United States

Cost

This class begins on Tuesday, September 23 and continues weekly on Tuesdays through October 28, 2014, 6 pm -7 pm.  6 classes for $72.00.  Pre-registration with Seattle Parks & Recreation is required.  Please note that you can also sign up for a second 6-week series from November 4 - December 16, 2014, conducted by a different teacher, same time, same location.

For more information and to register, please go to the Seattle Parks & Recreation website - or call Seattle Parks & Recreation at (206) 684-7534. The bar code number for the class is 120879.

Feel free to contact instructor, Sherry Riddick, with any questions about the class.

Notes About This Class

Please note:  This is a time limited class held only on the dates listed above.  It is sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation.

Ann Nicolaysen

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

3618 Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98126, United States

Cost

Drop in: $18.  5 class pass: $79

Ann Nicolaysen

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Day: Monday

Time: 8:15am

Location

3618 Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98126, United States

Cost

Drop in: $18.  5 class pass: $79

Kelda Vath

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1144 Market Street, Tacoma, WA, US

Cost

FREE for YMCA Members.  $15 for non-members.  $10 for a non-member who attends with a YMCA member.

Notes About This Class

Join me  on Sunday mornings for a feel-good start to your day!  This is a great class for all fitness levels.  Let's dance!

Alyson  Young

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

801 228th Avenue Southeast, Sammamish, WA, United States

Cost

YMCA Membership or day pass required.  Please contact the facility for details.

Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007, USA
Kelda Vath

Classic Nia Class

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4:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 4:15pm

Location

1144 Market Street, Tacoma, WA, US

Cost

Free for YCMA members.  $15 for day pass.

Notes About This Class

You (yes, you!) are invited to join me on Monday afternoons.  This is a new class as of September 2017 - let's create community through Nia!  Come move, dance, and enjoy!

Tanya Agnew

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

190 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA, US
Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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5:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30am

Location

831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, USA

Cost

Free to YMCA greater Seattle Members or drop in fee for non members. Guest pass for interested members.

Notes About This Class

Vibrant and Soulful with a calming floorplay to send you home feeling expanded and relaxed.

Melanie McFarland

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 8:15am

Location

3618 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

$140 Unlimited Nia Studio Pass, monthly no commitment

5 class card $79, expires in 6 months

Drop-in $18.

First time experiencing Nia? For you, it's $10.96!

Includes hot towel service with aromatherapy -- yum!

Notes About This Class


Step in to your day with this uplifting movement class taught by Black Belt Instructors Ann Nicolaysen and Melanie McFarland, combining soul-stirring music with dance, martial arts and yoga-type floorplay. Every Nia class is set to songs from a wide-variety of genres with an emphasis on beats that elevate your spirit and your heart rate, all set to easy-to-embrace choreography.


Morning Nia is terrific for anyone who loves to move, especially people with sedentary office jobs -- but it's also fantastic for those of us who are physically active during our work lives.  Improve balance, cardio function, reaction time, and coordination and while having a great time and increasing your sense of expressiveness.  


By the end of each class you'll feel exhilarated instead of exhausted,  improve/balance your mood, find your voice and do it all as part of a welcoming, inspiring community. Have a better day!
 

Tanya Agnew

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

844 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA

Cost

Drop-Ins $15.00 class, 

10 class card (expires in 2 months) $ 125.00

Notes About This Class

Class is for everybody.

Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00am

Cost

Communiversity enrollment at Providence Point Community Center

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia and Moving to Heal Nia classes

Sarah Love

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2931 Bond St, Everett, WA 98201, USA

Cost

$15 drop in

4 class card $40 to be used in one month

First time? Half price
 

Notes About This Class

We're moving in the practice room with lots of light, a smooth dance floor and a big mirror. A lovely space to move with others and treat your body to Nia.

Look for the Nia sandwich board in front.

Randee Fox

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, USA

Cost

CLASS STARTS TUES. SEPT 27, 2016: Free to Y members / Drop in: 14-29 - $12 / 30-64 $16 / 65+ $15 

Notes About This Class

Melanie McFarland

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

3618 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

**New Student Special: Three Classes for $30**

Drop-in: $18

5 Class Pass: $79

Unlimited Monthly: $140

Prices do not include Seattle sales tax, added at time of purchase.

We offer a 10% discount to seniors and veterans. Inquire about our discount to Nia livelihood members.

Notes About This Class

Supercharge your spirit every Sunday morning with Melanie McFarland and Ann Nicolaysen. Let's let it all go, reviving body and spirit.

Combining soul-stirring music with dance, martial arts and yoga-type floorplay, every Nia class is set to songs from a wide-variety of genres. Our emphasis is to serve up beats that elevate your spirit and your heart rate, all set to easy-to-embrace choreography.

Sacred Athlete Sundays are fantastic for anyone seeking to refresh and renew their energy as they prepare for the upcoming week. Think of it as "stealth" fitness. Week by week, with each class, you'll sense tangible improvements in balance, cardio function, reaction time, and coordination and while increasing your sense of expressiveness -- and having a great time doing it!

By the end of each class you'll feel exhilarated instead of exhausted, be in a better mood, find your voice and do it all as part of a welcoming, inspiring community. Come step in with us!
 

Ann Nicolaysen

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

3618 Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98126, United States
Randee Fox

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA, US

Cost

FREE to all Seattle Y Members / Drop-in: 14-29  $14 / 30-64 $18 / 65+ $17

Notes About This Class

Come join me and a very warm and welcoming YMCA community of students. Beginners welcome, any fitness level.

Jeanna Wheeler

Moving to Heal Class

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1:30pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

2030 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA

Cost

No cost.

Notes About This Class

This class is available to clients of Angeline's Day Center, and to employees or volunteers of YWCA.  If you would like to visit this class as a guest, contact the instructor Jeanna Wheeler directly.

Melanie McFarland

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

3618 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

**New Student Special: Three Classes for $30**

Drop-in: $18

5 Class Pass: $79

Unlimited Monthly: $140

Prices do not include Seattle sales tax, added at time of purchase.

We offer a 10% discount to seniors and veterans. Inquire about our discount to Nia livelihood members.

Notes About This Class

The week is half over -- celebrate and shake it up with Black Belt Nia Instructor Melanie McFarland! Her 60 minute Nia class blends uplifting music with dance, martial arts and, to unwind, cool down and floorplay. Melanie enjoys tapping into the power and precision of martial arts in addition to deep meditative movement with centering breathing exercises at the end.

Night-time Nia is terrific for anyone who loves to move, especially people with sedentary office jobs -- but it's also fantastic for those of us who are physically active during our work lives. Improve balance, cardio function, reaction time, and coordination and while having a great time and increasing your sense of expressiveness.

Every Nia class is set to songs from a wide variety of genres, with an emphasis on beats that elevate your spirit and your heart rate, all set to easy-to-embrace choreography.


By the end of each class you'll feel exhilarated instead of exhausted, improve and balance your mood, find your voice and do it all as part of a welcoming, inspiring community. Sleep better and feel rested for the next day. Come step in with us!
 

Sommer  Albertsen

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

5603 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA 98260, USA

Cost

$15

Pauline Osborne

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

14950 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Cost

"Pay from the Heart" Donation Model - You choose the price. All are welcomed. For more details visit www.movingtoheal.net/nia

Notes About This Class

Open to the community. Drop-in's and beginners welcome.

Free Health support group following class for 15-20 minutes.

Contact instructor (not Emerald City Judo) regarding class schedule, etc.

I, Pauline, and many of my students, are very sensitive to fragrance, and will suffer allergic reactions to any scented products around us. Classes are a Fragrance Free Zone. Please don’t wear perfume and or any products that contain fragrance the day of class. This also includes essential oils. Examples of scented products are: lotions, deodorants, hair gel, hair spray, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and more. Learn more about Fragrance Free and how to make the change. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. 

Pauline Osborne

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

14950 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Cost

"Pay from the Heart" Donation Model - You choose the price. All are welcomed. For more details visit www.movingtoheal.net/nia

Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Notes About This Class

Open to the community. Drop-in's and beginners welcome.

Contact instructor (not Emerald City Judo) regarding class schedule, etc.

I, Pauline, and many of my students, are very sensitive to fragrance, and will suffer allergic reactions to any scented products around us. Classes are a Fragrance Free Zone. Please don’t wear perfume and or any products that contain fragrance the day of class. This also includes essential oils. Examples of scented products are: lotions, deodorants, hair gel, hair spray, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and more. Learn more about Fragrance Free and how to make the change. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. 

Alyson  Young

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1871 NW Gilman Blvd #3, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

Cost

$18-$20 drop in

$80 for 5 classes (2 month expiration)

$145 for 10 classes (2 month expiration)

Pauline Osborne

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

14950 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Cost

"Pay from the Heart" Donation Model - You choose the price. All are welcomed. For more details visit www.movingtoheal.net/nia

Notes About This Class

Class is open to all community members. Drop-in's welcome at any time.

Health Support Group meets after Nia class form 10:30 - 11 am. This is a great opportunity to share your life and health challenges, ask health-related questions and receive support.

Please contact instructor directly (not Emerald City Judo) regarding class schedule, etc.

I, Pauline, and many of my students, are very sensitive to fragrance, and will suffer allergic reactions to any scented products around us. Classes are a Fragrance Free Zone. Please don’t wear perfume and or any products that contain fragrance the day of class. This also includes essential oils. Examples of scented products are: lotions, deodorants, hair gel, hair spray, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and more. Learn more about Fragrance Free and how to make the change. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. 

Jeanna Wheeler

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

418 North 35th Street, Seattle, WA, USA

Notes About This Class

Starting on April 28th and going through the end of 2019, I'll be sharing this class with Lisa Browdy.  https://nianow.com/lisabrowdy

All levels are welcome!

Jag .

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

$15 drop in

Notes About This Class

JAG is back in Seattle, where he began as the first Nia teacher in town back in 1996.

He has taught all over the US and in Europe but has come back home and will be teaching in Fremont through April 2019. After that time, he will be back on the road teaching Nia all across the country. 
Seattle, come and play with JAG while he’s here!

Gayle Holeton

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

230 W Gibson Ave, Chelan, WA, United States

Cost

class cards available

$15.00 Drop in

Notes About This Class

On the banks of Beautiful Lake Chelan, a welcoming group of dancers, healers and people who love to move for health, practice the Art of living in a body with joy and care.  If you are visiting this little tourist town, all are ages and abilities are welcome, Come join us!  

Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, USA

Cost

YMCA membership or drop in allowed 

Notes About This Class

Lower floor, Reflections room

Jeanna Wheeler

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

1706 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

Cost

$12 single drop-in class / $100 10-class card (no expiration)

Pay by cash or check directly to Jeanna Wheeler.

Notes About This Class

This class for all levels is located at the Fusion Kung Fu studio in the Central District.  Wear comfortable clothes for sweating in, and for moving both standing up and sitting/lying on the floor. No special footwear needed; all classes are danced barefoot.  Many students in my classes are new to Nia -- beginners are most welcome!

Studio is located at the Squire Park Plaza apartment building on Jackson St. between 18th & 17th Aves.  Free street parking is readily available.

Upcoming Events

October
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Randee Fox

NiaSeattle "Source" Jam and Kinetic Voice Workshop with "Source" music composer and vocalist, Lis Addison and NiaSeattle teachers!

NiaSeattle "Source" Jam and Kinetic Voice Workshop with "Source" music composer and vocalist, Lis Addison and NiaSeattle teachers!

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:30am

End: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

Location

25025 NE 8th Street, Sammamish, WA, US

Cost

Saturday, October 19th:

10:30 AM-Noon Join Lis Addison and NiaSeattle Teachers for a "Source" Dance Jam followed by a 2-hour KiVo Kenetic Voice Workshop . Lis is the composer and vocalist of the music for Nia Routine "Source" which was choreographed by Kelle Rae Oien and Kevin VerEcke. She also composed Mobius from Nia Routine "GO", choreographed by Holly Nastasi and SnakeRoot from Nia Routine "Alive", choreographed by Carlos AyaRosas. The "Source" jam music is the exact music from the album, but Lis will sing live to the tracks. Pay in Advance $20 / Pay at Door $25

1:30-3:30 PM Stay and enjoy a 2-hour KiVo Kinetic Voice Workshop with Lis. Pay in Advance $60.00 / Pay at Door $75

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Sunday, October 20th: Lis is also available for private 1/2 hour or 55 minute KiVo Kenetic sound and somatic healing sessions, vocal sessions or Akashic sessions on Sunday at Blue Heron Ranch between 11:00am and 4:30pm. These are $175 for 55 minutes and $125 for a half hour. 

To Reserve your space and register, contact Randee Fox

Notes About This Event

Saturday, October 19th:

10:30 AM-Noon Join Lis Addison and NiaSeattle Teachers for a "Source" Dance Jam followed by a 2-hour KiVo Kenetic Voice Workshop . Lis is the composer and vocalist of the music for Nia Routine "Source" which was choreographed by Kelle Rae Oien and Kevin VerEcke. She also composed "Mobius" from Nia Routine "GO", choreographed by Holly Nastasi and "SnakeRoot" from Nia Routine "Alive", choreographed by Carlos AyaRosas. The "Source" jam music is the exact music from the album, but Lis will sing live to the tracks. Pay in Advance $20 / Pay at Door $25

1:30-3:30 PM Stay and enjoy a 2-hour KiVo Kinetic Voice Workshop with Lis. Pay in Advance $60.00 / Pay at Door $75

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Sunday, October 20th 1/2 hour or 55 minute private sessions with Lis: Lis will be available to lead private KiVo Kenetic sound and somatic healing sessions, vocal sessions or Akashic sessions on Sunday at my studio between 11:00am and 4:30pm. These are $175 for 55 minutes and $125 for a half hour.

This is a part of Lis Addison’s ‘Do What You Love’ West Coast Tour! http://www.lisaddison.com/tour This will be an exclusive event with limited space! Learn more about Lis Addison here

Ask questions, register, reserve your space now! Randeefox@gmail.com

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.

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