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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

Lesley Tinker

Classic Nia Class

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1:15pm

Day: Friday

Time: 1:15pm

Cost

Free to staff of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Only open to staff and volunteers of the Center and SCCA, for insurance purposes.  <<NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC>>

Notes About This Class

Free to staff of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Only open to staff of the Center and SCCA, for insurance purposes. <<NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC>>
 

Ann Nicolaysen

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

7901 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, United States 98126
Ann Nicolaysen

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

7901 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, United States 98126

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

7901 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, United States 98126

Cost

Drop in: $18.  5 class pass: $79

Melanie McFarland

Nia 5 Stages Class

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9:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

7901 35th Ave SW, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, US

Cost

Note: This class takes place every third Sunday of the month.

$18 Drop-In. Included in Unlimited Package ($140 per month) and Five Class Pass holders can use a class credit.

Classes in 2016 (subject to change): April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18.

Notes About This Class

Increase your flexibility, mobility and strength by experiencing the Nia 5 Stages of Self-Healing. This wonderful practice is open to every body, and can be incredibly beneficial to those who experience chronic aches and pains.

Each 45 minute class leads participants through natural movement based on the five stages of human development: embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. You'll sense the benefits immediately!

Randee Fox

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:15am

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

30-minute Nia Sampler: Tues. Sept. 27, , 9:15-9:45 AM 

Official weekly class launch: Tues. Oct. 4, 2016 9:15-10:15 AM

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!

Randee Fox

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA, US

Cost

FREE to all Seattle Y Members / Drop-in: 14-29  $12 / 30-64 $16 / 65+ $15

Notes About This Class

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

Melanie McFarland

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

7901 35th Ave SW, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, US

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!

All prices include 9.6% WA State sales tax.

Includes hot towel service with aromatherapy -- yum!

Gayle Holeton

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

7409 Icicle Creek Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, USA

Cost

8 week series for $60.00.  

Any 4 weeks for $40.00

Drop in $15

Notes About This Class

Series Dates are July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Nia in the meadow is a chance to dance in Nature with the sounds and sights in all directions.  Choose to dance on the stage or on the grass. Some people like to wear a light shoe.  Bring a water bottle, and mat if you wish.  

Gayle Holeton

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

7409 Icicle Creek Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, USA

Cost

8 week series for $60.00.  

Any 4 weeks for $40.00

Drop in $15

Notes About This Class

Series Dates are July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Nia in the meadow is a chance to dance in Nature with the sounds and sights in all directions.  Choose to dance on the stage or on the grass. Some people like to wear a light shoe.  Bring a water bottle, and mat if you wish.  

Pauline Osborne

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

14950 Northeast 95th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Cost

$18 drop-in; New to Nia Pass $30 for 3 classes; $56 for 4-class card (Good for 2 months); $96 for 8-class card (Good for 3 Months); $90 Unlimited Monthly Pass; $240 for 3 Month Unlimited Pass; $80/month autopay. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

*Class relocated to Emerald City Judo for 9/7/17 & 9/9/17 classes due to remodel. 

Notes About This Class

Drop-in's and beginners welcome.

*No class Saturday, August 27th*

Jeanna Wheeler

Moving to Heal Class

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9:00am
Moving to Heal

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1706 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

Cost

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

Pay by cash or check directly to Jeanna Wheeler

Notes About This Class

You may not currently hold the attitude and belief that the human body can heal itself, but it can.  By self-healing, we mean doing something to feel better -- not necessarily resulting in a cure, although a cure can happen.  If you doubt you can self-heal you’re not alone.  No matter how many times you may have attempted, and feel you have failed at healing, this moment is different...

You're ready for a change.

A Moving to Heal class is set apart from other exercise programs by its purpose: turning movement into a therapeutic experience.  We use movement as medicine to support people in recovery, dealing with short-term injury or grief, or struggling with long-term trauma or illness.  Participants are taught to take charge and participate in their healing by increasing body awareness.  You will use sensation to track comfort and discomfort, and to choose pleasure to guide self-healing.  Where most classes stop at the door on the way out, Moving to Heal classes provide the tools to make movement, meditation, and positive perceptions part of everyday living, adding greater meaning and pleasure to your life.

This class is suitable for all levels, including those who wish to dance while seated, or require other special accomodations.  Contact Jeanna directly with any concerns or questions before your first class.

Tanya Agnew

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 9:15am

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.

Shea Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

5301 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA, United States
Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

4135 Providence Point Dr SE, Issaquah, WA, United States

Cost

Communiversity enrollment at Providence Point Community Center

Randee Fox

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

25025 NE 8th Street, Sammamish, WA, US

Cost

Drop in $15 or four class card for $40  - expires end of month.

Vicci  Calvo Kane

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

4135 Providence Point Dr SE, Issaquah, WA, United States

Cost

Sign up at Providence Point Communiversity Open Registration

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia with Moving to Heal 

Pauline Osborne

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

14950 Northeast 95th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Cost

$18 drop-in; New to Nia Pass $30 for 3 classes; $56 for 4-class card (Good for 2 months); $96 for 8-class card (Good for 3 Months); $90 Unlimited Monthly Pass; $240 for 3 Month Unlimited Pass; $80/month autopay. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Notes About This Class

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

Classes resume Tuesday, October 3rd at new location (Emerald City Judo)

Randee Fox

Nia Freedance Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

25025 NE 8th Street, Sammamish, WA, US

Cost

Drop in $15 or four class card for $40  - expires end of month.

Shea Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

5301 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA, United States
Jeanna Wheeler

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

5301 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

Free for members of Olympic Athletic Club.  Contact Jeanna directly if you would like to arrange to visit this class as a guest ($15 day pass).

Tricia Noreus

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:15am

Location

4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA

Cost

LAST CLASS TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH!  

Jason Alan Griffin

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

$70 / 5-class card

$130 / 10-class card

Out of Town visitors come for $10

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia appropriate for all levels.

Jason Alan Griffin

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

STARTING OCTOBER 15, 2017

JAG is back on teh dance floor in Seattle, where he began as the first Nia teacher in Seattle back in 1996.
He has taught all over the US and in Europe but has come back home and will be teaching in Fremont for a while. 
Come and play with JAG

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
Jeanna Wheeler

Moving to Heal Class

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1:30pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

2030 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

This class is provided free of charge.

Notes About This Class

Class is open to clients of Angeline's Day Center, and to employees of YWCA.  Contact Jeanna directly if you would like to arrange to visit this class.

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!

Jason Alan Griffin

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop in

Notes About This Class

STARTING OCTOBER 10, 2017

First Degree Black Belt Nia teacher and Seattle's very first Nia teacher is back in action.
Come and play with JAG at the beautiful Balance Studio in Fremont.

Jason Alan Griffin

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in

$70 / 5-class card

$130 / 10-class card

Out of Town visitors come for $10

Notes About This Class

All Levels

Jason Alan Griffin

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1706 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

Cost

Contact Jeanna Wheeler for payment

jeanna.weena@gmail.com

Notes About This Class

JAG subbing for Jeanna

July 13, 20, and 27

Jason Alan Griffin

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

7901 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United States

Cost

$17 or class card discount

Notes About This Class

JAG is subbing for Mel for two weeks only.

August 3 and 10.

He will be presenting his two newest creations; adaptations of the Deep Dive and Fantasia routines, called Profound and Fantastic respectively. 

Jeanna Wheeler

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

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.

Tanya Agnew

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

190 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA, US

Upcoming Events

November
5
Jason Alan Griffin

How to FreeDance

How to FreeDance

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:30am

Location

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

Cost

Full 2 1/2 hour Playshop (lncluding NIa class) is $20.

If you have a class card with JAG, you can check one class off and just pay the extra $5 for the workshop.

JAG classes cost:
$15 drop-in
$70 for a 5-class card
$130 for a 10-class card

Pay at the door or use PayPal to pay in advance.

Notes About This Event

Have you ever felt lost when the teacher calls out "FreeDance!" in the middle of a Nia class?  Are you one of those that escape by getting a sip of water or hiding in the the back corner of the room until the choreography returns? Then you need this playshop. JAG has gone into the mind of a FreeDancer and will break down, step by step, what happens inside someone to allow them to FreeDance creatively for hours. 
Learning these very simple tools will transform anyone into a passionate, creative, unstoppable FreeDancer. After this morning, you will no longer wonder what to do when the only direction is "FreeDance Everybody!" You will no longer run out of ideas and you will relish the opportunity to break into spontaneous FreeDance once you've learned these 'secrets'.

This is not the 8 Stages of FreeDance (which is for creating choreography) and it's not the Nia FreeDance class format which rellies on your ability to pull moves out of your back pocket. But this is literally the tools and techniques that are going on inside someone who loves to FreeDance.

Teachers: although this playshop is designed to address the needs of a student in a Nia class, it has proven to be invaluable information for any teacher hoping to inspire FreeDancing in their students. Using these tools, someone could easily guide themselves to FreeDance for hours, and similarly, the tools can also help teachers give a more supportive and inspirational experience of FreeDancing to their students in a classic Nia class or in a Nia FreeDance class. 

The first 90 minutes consists of JAG spelling out the ABCs, the "Nuts and Bolts" of the art of FreeDance. And after learning those, the last hour gives the students a wonderful opportunity to practice the art of "Anything Goes Movement Wise" in the context of a super-fun Nia class.

We'll be doing JAG's original "Woodstock Experience" routine which students all across the USA have been enjoying for years. It is a classic format Nia class, with the Focus on FreeDance, so there is plenty of opportunity to both enjoy JAGs choreography and break into FreeDance. 

If you already love FreeDance, you'll also really appreciate this work. It will undoubtedly give you more inspiration and increase your creative output.

Visit JAG's blog to pre-pay using PayPal, or pay at the door. 

JAG's Blog: http://jasonalangriffin.blogspot.com/2017/10/november-playshop-how-to-freedance.html

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

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