Southern Oregon | Nia
NiaNow.com Menu
Nia in Southern Oregon and Northern California
Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon

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

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
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

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
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

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
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.  
 


 

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.

 

​WINTER BREAK:  December 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018.  
Classes resume Tuesday, January 2.


Wanna take Nia during the break?  Check out NiaTV!
 


 

Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Heal Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
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

 

Notes About This Class

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

​WINTER BREAK:  December 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018.  
Classes resume Tuesday, January 2.

Wanna take Nia during the break?  Check out NiaTV!

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.

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$12 to drop-in.
 

Notes About This Class

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING YOUR BODY'S WAY


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.
 

​WINTER BREAK:  December 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018.  
Classes resume Tuesday, January 2.

Wanna take Nia during the break?  Check out NiaTV!

Upcoming Events

December
2
Rachael R. Resch

Nia Advent Classes

Nia Advent Classes

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$12 or class card

Notes About This Event

Give your holy body the gift of love and restoration during these Nia Advent classes and events. We’ll slow down a little more each day, drawing on the contemplative arts of Tai Chi, yoga and Feldenkrais.
 

Advent (from Latin, ad + venire, “to come towards”) is the primordial time when Darkness and Light long for each other and for their sacred marriage that renews and repairs the Body of the World.
 

“Something in the eye of the soul sees in a better way in the dark times.” – Michael Meade 


CLASSIC NIA ADVENT:
December 2-16
T/Th/Sat 9:30-10:45 am
Wed 5:30-6:30 pm


NIA MOVING TO HEAL ADVENT:
December 2-16
T/Th 1:00-2:15 pm

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
December
13
Rachael R. Resch

SHINE! Nia Chanukah

SHINE! Nia Chanukah

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:30pm

End: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:30am

Location

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

Cost

$12 or class card

Notes About This Event

Come dance the light back into the World on the second, third, fourth and fifth days of Chanukah, illuminating body, mind, heart, spirit and the world.  Spin the dreidel of your body and spirit!


WEDNESDAY: 5:30-6:30 pm
THURSDAY: 9:30-10:45 am and 1:00-2:15 pm
SATURDAY: 9:30-10:45 am​


Focus: Dedication
Intent: Embodied Light


 

NIA WINTER BREAK
December 16-January 1
Classes resume Tuesday, January 2, 2018
 

NIA NEW YEAR'S VISION 2018
Saturday, December 30, 2017
9:30-11:30 am • $18

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
December
21
Rachael R. Resch

Nia Winter Solstice - Here Comes The Sun

Nia Winter Solstice - Here Comes The Sun

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:45am

Location

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

Cost

$12 or class card.

Notes About This Event

Embrace the radiant Sun planted inside your body, planted inside your soul, so Life can sprout up again, renewing the world through the sacred marriage of dark and light.

"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."  - TS Eliot

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
December
30
Rachael R. Resch

Nia New Year Visioning 2018

Nia New Year Visioning 2018

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:30am

Location

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

Cost

$18

Notes About This Event

Envision, Revision and Embody the New Story
with Nia Black Belt and Embodied  Prayer Guide Rachael R. Resch

 

Every new year, we come together as a community to dance, meditate and delve into a unique, body-based inquiry process to somatically set our personal intent for the upcoming year.
 

As a community, we create the cards we will draw from for for Nia class foci throughout the year.  Then we'll collectively choose a focus for 2018.
 

Love Your Body, Love The Body of The World.

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
January
10
Rachael R. Resch

Dance Wild! Nia Jam

Dance Wild! Nia Jam

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:30pm

End: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop in or class card

Notes About This Event

Join the Nia Southern Oregon community for the premiere of Nia co-creator Debbie Rosas' brand new routine, Wild!  Dance with Nia teachers Stephanie Ross, Raika McFarland, Ruth Resch and Rachael Resch for this fun, collaborative event.

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

Photos

There are no photos to show at this time.

Videos

There are no videos to show at this time.