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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

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

$15 drop-in or class card.
Class cards for 4, 8 or 12 Classic Nia classes are good for 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.

 

Special seven-week class series:  April 2-May 19

T/Th/Sat: 9:30-10:45 am
Wed: 5:30-6:30 pm
 

Join physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for her annual 7-week Spring journey of embodying seven sacred energy centers of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.  Each week has a unique theme:  

WEEK 1:  Revolutionary Lovingkindness
WEEK 2:  Revolutionary Strength
WEEK 3:  Revolutionary Beauty
WEEK 4:  Revolutionary Sustainability
WEEK 5:  Revolutionary Adornment
WEEK 6:  Revolutionary Creativity
WEEK 7:  Revolutionary Holy Ground

The Hebraic mystical tradition teaches us that the human body is the Tree of Life, rooted simultaneously in Earth and Heaven.  


Starting on the second day of Passover - the Spring feast of freedom just before Easter - we're invited to explore how the sacred anatomy of the Universe is nested within our own bodies.  

 Check out NiaTV!


 

Raika Diana Mcfarland

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:45am

Location

842 A St, Ashland, OR 97520, USA

Cost

First class is free.  Class fee ranges $8-10.   

Notes About This Class

Come join me for Nia Class.  This will be an hour long class.   

 Please come 5-10 min early to fill out a waiver form.  

Rachael R. Resch

Moving to Heal Class

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1:00pm
Moving to Heal

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Nia 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

BONE-SAFE NIA & YOGA - Tuesdays in January
 

Wanna take Nia anytime, anywhere?  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

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card.
 

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 brain, heart and metabolic health in people over 40, contributing to long-term wellness and preventing and reversing chronic illness.

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

Special seven-week class series:  April 2-May 19

T/Th/Sat: 9:30-10:45 am
Wed: 5:30-6:30 pm
 

Join physical therapist and embodied prayer guide Rachael Resch for her annual 7-week Spring journey of embodying seven sacred energy centers of the Kabbalah Tree of Life.  Each week has a unique theme:  

WEEK 1:  Revolutionary Lovingkindness
WEEK 2:  Revolutionary Strength
WEEK 3:  Revolutionary Beauty
WEEK 4:  Revolutionary Sustainability
WEEK 5:  Revolutionary Adornment
WEEK 6:  Revolutionary Creativity
WEEK 7:  Revolutionary Holy Ground

The Hebraic mystical tradition teaches us that the human body is the Tree of Life, rooted simultaneously in Earth and Heaven.  


Starting on the second day of Passover - the Spring feast of freedom just before Easter - we're invited to explore how the sacred anatomy of the Universe is nested within our own bodies.  

Upcoming Events

June
21
Rachael R. Resch

Here Comes the Sun: Nia Summer Solstice Dance Celebration

Here Comes the Sun: Nia Summer Solstice Dance Celebration

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:45am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card
 

Notes About This Event

Come celebrate midsummer and the radiance of your own being! Dance the shimmer of your unique spirit. Embody the reciprocity of Humanity’s bioluminescence to help the Sun carry the World across the Sky on this longest day of the year.

with Nia Black Belt, physical therapist and embodied prayer guide
Rachael R. Resch

 

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

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