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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

Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1000 Redwood Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97527, USA

Cost

Free to YMCA members, potential members can request a day pass for first class free!

Drop in $13 thereafter

Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

122 Northeast F Street, Grants Pass, OR, United States

Cost

Drop in $10; punch cards and 62+ $7

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 to drop-in.

Class cards available for 4, 8 or 12 classes during a four-week period.

Nia Livelihood Members 50% off.
New students two weeks FREE!
 

Notes About This Class

This class is appropriate for all bodies and all fitness levels.  Come experience the joy of movement your body's way in the full depth and full height of your being.
 

Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Heal Class

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1:00pm
Moving to Heal

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
Livelihood members 50% off

Students new to Nia get two weeks free!

 

Notes About This Class

TUESDAYS in JUNE:  Moving To Heal Your Brain
THURSDAYS in JUNE:  Moving To Heal Your Knees

TUESDAYS in JULY:  Moving To Heal Your Posture
THURSDAYS in JUNE:  Moving To Heal with FreeDance

 

Join us for these brand new Nia classes for every body taught by physical therapist Rachael Resch.  Learn physical and energy anatomy tools for self-healing your body, heart, mind and spirit - your body's way.  

The class is especially people healing short and long-term conditions of body, mind, emotions or spirit – such as injury, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-op, cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s, trauma, eating disorders, depression, pregnancy and postpartum.

Moving to heal means making choices moment by moment, your body's way, in order to feel better - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You'll be guided to slow down and go smaller, so you can listen to the voice of your body: Sensation.  


All ages and all abilities are welcome.  Chairs are available for those who need them.  Caregivers welcome at no additional charge.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class to register and settle in.

"After ony two classes I'm in so much less pain!"
- Moving To Heal student


 

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 to drop-in.
New students two weeks FREE!

Notes About This Class


Learn how to apply interval training in a Nia context - your body’s way!  Research shows that high intensity interval training markedly improves health in people over 40.

This is a safe and fun class for people of all levels of experience and fitness.
 

Upcoming Events

June
1
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Knees: Mobility & Stability

Moving To Heal Your Knees:  Mobility & Stability

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 5-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering simple techniques to create strength, resilience and flexibility in your noble knee joints.


Learn how the flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability of your hips and ankles have a direct, every day impact on the health and wellbeing of your knees.

Develop your own personalized knee wellness and healing program - your body's way.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 8-29

FOCUS:
June 8 - Heel Lead
June 15 - Hip Mobility
June 22 - Hip Stability
June 29 - Foot + Ankle

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.



Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Moving To Heal Your Brain: Relax & Renew

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $12
Whole series: $40
New students: 2 weeks free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering a peaceful environment to relax, renew and nourish your brain.

It's a great class for people healing the central nervous system - or for anybody who wants to decrease mental stress and balance the hemispheres in a meditative Nia practice.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JUNE 6-27

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.



Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

June
7
Rachael R. Resch

Shake Your Funky Thing! Interval Training YOUR Body's Way

Shake Your Funky Thing!  Interval Training YOUR Body's Way

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:30pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or class card
New students FREE

Notes About This Event


WEDNESDAYS IN JUNE:  5:30-6:30 pm

Learn how to apply interval training in a Nia context through Joy of Movement. Research shows high intensity interval training markedly improves health in people over 40. This is a safe and fun class for folks of all levels of experience and fitness with physical therpaist and Nia black belt Rachael Resch.

BENEFITS:
More energy.
Improved metabolism.
Long term brain and heart health.
Increased bone density.
Enhanced memory. 

July
4
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal Your Posture

Moving To Heal Your Posture

Event Type: Other

Start: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series offering simple techniques to create length, ease and dynamic alignment in your posture.

Learn how to sense flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability in your pelvis, chest, head and spinal column - bothe physically and energetically.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

TUESDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JULY 4-25

CEUs available for fitness and healthcare professionals.



Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirsch eld, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

July
6
Rachael R. Resch

Moving To Heal with FreeDance

Moving To Heal with FreeDance

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location

280 E Hersey St #10, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

$12 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card
New students free!

Notes About This Event

Join physical therapist Rachael Resch for this special 4-week Nia Moving To Heal class series that uses the Nia FreeDance practice to cultivate health and healing in the four relams:  Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit.


Learn how the flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability of your hips and ankles have a direct, every day impact on the health and wellbeing of your knees.

Develop your own personalized knee wellness and healing program - your body's way.

Move at your own pace, your body’s way. Use mindfulness and sensation as your guides to nourish your body’s innate wisdom. The benefit: Feel better!

Chairs provided for those who need them. 
Caregivers attend free. 

THURSDAYS 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
JULY 7-28


Rachael R. Resch is a Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer leader at Havurah Shir Hadash. She has studied mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts with Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Coleman Barks, Michael Meade, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, Oregon.

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