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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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10:30am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 10:30am

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!

Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:30am

Location

1000 Redwood Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97527, USA

Notes About This Class

This is a fun class! We do Classical Nia for the first half of class, then children come and join the dance at Noon, bringing thier energy and enthusiasm. They are really good at the 5 Stages! After class many students meet for lunch. Dancing, laughing, playing and sharing social time has become a high point of the week. Come out and play!

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, #10, Ashland, OR, US

Cost

$10 to drop-in.
Class cards available for 4, 8 or 12 classes during a four-week period.

SUMER BREAK AUgust 16-31.  Classes resume Tuesday, September 1.

Nia Livelihood Members 50% off.

New students two weeks FREE!

www.NiaNow.com/RachaelResch  •  (541) 488-1192

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.

Shandi Wolfe-Weaver

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:15am

Location

143 Northwest E Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA

Cost

$12  Walk-in
$10  Class Card
$8    62+ Discount

Notes About This Class

Sacred Athlete Sunday
What a fabulous way to set the tone for your week! This Sunday class is a special 90-minute Nia journey into the Sacred Movement of the Holy Body. You'll have all the time you need to drop into your senses, leaving what you don't need behind you to touch the infinite possibilities reaching for you.

"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves...."   ~Wild Geese, Mary Oliver

Shandi Wolfe-Weaver

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 10:30am

Location

143 Northwest E Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA

Cost

$12  Walk-In
$10  Class Card
$8    62+ discount

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia Classes will be open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays December 1-22, 2016 and February 9- March 3, 2016
Please join us to discover how great you can feel in your body right now, without changing a thing!
All skill levels and abilities welcome.
No experience necessary

Kathryn Thomas

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

3132 State Street, Medford, OR, US

Cost

Welcome! Your first three classes are free. Then drop-in classes cost $10. If you buy a class card, classes cost $7 to $9, depending on number of classes and length of time.

Notes About This Class

Rasa is a beautiful yoga studio in South Medford. The spacious Earth Room has a wood floor that is very easy on the feet. The amazing sound system allows you to enjoy music at its best. Your instructor wears a mic to help you hear verbal cues. There is even a dressing room with a shower for your convenience.

Please come and enjoy a fabulous workout that will leave you smiling. Bring bare feet or dance shoes, clothing you can move in, a sense of humor, a spirit of adventure, and a body in any condition. 

Kathryn Thomas

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

280 East Hersey Street, Ashland, OR, United States

Cost

Welcome! Your first three classes are free. Then drop-in classes cost $10. If you buy a class card, classes cost $7 to $9, depending on number of classes and length of time.

If you purchased a card from Rachael, your classes are paid for until you use them up. If you have questions about remaining paid classes, please speak to me or to Julie. When your card expires or is used up, please feel free to take advantage of my offer of first three classes free. 

Notes About This Class

The DanceSpace has a sprung wood floor that is very easy on the feet. There is a dressing room for your convenience. The amazing sound system allows you to enjoy music at its best. Your instructor wears a mic to help you hear verbal cues.

Please come and enjoy a fabulous workout that will leave you smiling. Bring bare feet or dance shoes, clothing you can move in, a sense of humor, a spirit of adventure, and a body in any condition. 

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US

Cost

$10 drop-in (sorry, no class cards)
New students FREE

Notes About This Class

Join us for Nia's newest class format, FreeDance: Art of Movement Creativity with Nia Faculty Rachael Resch, Nia Brown Belt Kathryn Thomas and Nia Blue Belt Kim Faith.
 

Come swim in Nia’s free-form conscious dance practice for body, mind, heart and spirit.  Rooted in the free dance lineage of Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Dennis, we explore our individual and community expressions to renew our lives with creativity and fun.

Balance the form of classic Nia classes with the freedom of Nia’s new FreeDance classes. Increase neuroplasticity, self-awareness, vitality, physical fitness, healing and inspiration your body’s way.

“Not knowing is most intimate.” - Ti-tsang 




 

Upcoming Events

October
13
Shandi Wolfe-Weaver

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level I

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level I

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:15am

End: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:15am

Location

143 Northwest E Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA

Cost

$120
Payment Option: $25 Weekly or $50 Bi-weekly
Discription: 6-week series, level I; twelve classes = twice weekly

Notes About This Event

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level I
October 13-November 19
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am-11:45am

Primary Foci
: to learn and/or to refine self mastery of the 52 moves, the 9 movement forms and 13 principles of your Nia practice.
Level I: 52 moves
Level II: 9 Movement forms 
Level III: 13 Principles

This series is perfect for begining students as well as experienced students who wish to deepen their practice

Level I: Complete step by step exploration of each of the 52 moves of your Nia practice experienced in a playful learning-friendly environment with Q and A discussion.
For all skill levels and abilities

What to bring:
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Water bottle
Sense of humor
Barefeet, unless your Dr. has told you to wear shoes at all times.

January
5
Shandi Wolfe-Weaver

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level II

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level II

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:15am

End: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:45am

Location

143 Northwest E Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA

Cost

$100 
Payment Option: $25 Weekly or $50 Bi-weekly

Discription: 5-weeks, level II series = ten classes, twice weekly
 

Notes About This Event

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level II
January 5- Febrary 4 2016
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am-11:45am


Primary Foci: to learn and/or to refine self mastery of the 52 moves, the 9 movement forms and 13 principles of your Nia practice.
Level I: 52 moves
Level II: 9 Movement forms 
Level III: 13 Principles

This series is perfect for begining students as well as experienced students who wish to deepen their practice

Level II:  This is where it starts to make sense. Exploration of each of the 9 movement forms of your Nia practice experienced in a playful learning-friendly environment with Q and A discussion. Each 90 minute class will cover one of the 9 movement forms. For the final class, we will experience all 9 movement forms in a bliss medly of Music, Movement and MAGIC!

For all skill levels and abilities

What to bring:
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Water bottle
Sense of humor
Barefeet, unless your Dr. has told you to wear shoes at all times.

March
8
Shandi Wolfe-Weaver

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level III

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level III

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:15am

End: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:45am

Location

143 Northwest E Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA

Cost

$140
Payment Options: $25 Weekly or $50 Bi-weekly
Discription: 7-week series, fourteen classes = twice weekly

Notes About This Event

Nia Emersion Lab Series, Level III
March 8- April 21, 2016
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am-11:45am


Primary Foci: to learn and/or to refine self mastery of the 52 moves, the 9 movement forms and 13 principles of your Nia practice.
Level I: 52 moves
Level II: 9 Movement forms 
Level III: 13 Principles

This series is perfect for begining students as well as experienced students who wish to deepen their practice
Level III: Get ready to dive deeper! Level III of Nia Ermersion Lab is an exploration of each of the 13 foundational principles of your Nia practice experienced in a playful learning-friendly environment with Q and A discussion.
For all skill levels and abilities

What to bring:
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Water bottle
Sense of humor
Barefeet, unless your Dr. has told you to wear shoes at all times.

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