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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.

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.

Ashley Updike

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

3132 State Street, Medford, OR, United States

Cost

The first five classes are free. $10 drop-in. $9, $7 or $5 with class card, depending on number of classes and length of time.

If cost is an issue and if you can attend regularly, I hope you will ask me about assisting with set-up and closing.

Notes About This Class

Rasa is a beautiful yoga studio in South Medford. The spacious Earth Room has an amazing sound system and a lovely wood floor.  All bodies and abillity levels are welcome!   

At Rasa Yoga Center our classes are separate from others offered here, payment is made to directly to me or to my assistant, not to the front desk. You can pay each time at the drop-in rate of $10 or buy a class card.

Your first five classes are free.  After that time, classes will cost between $5 and $10, depending on the payment option you choose. Please make your choice mindfully so you will be able to use all your paid classes within the time period you select. The table below presents options for a period up to three months.

If, after purchasing a card, you become aware that you can’t attend the classes within the allocated time period, I will be happy to discuss (1) an extension of the ending date with you or (2) giving your remaining classes to another person. Otherwise, unused classes are forfeited when cards expire.

Sincerely and with deep gratitude, 

Kathryn and Ashley

ktconnects@gmail.com or sassy.nia@gmail.com

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. 

Upcoming Events

June
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Rachael R. Resch

Mythic Body: Tree of Life Body - Sacred Anatomy

Mythic Body:  Tree of Life Body - Sacred Anatomy

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00am

End: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$129 by May 13  •  $149 

Notes About This Event

The human body is a Jacob’s Ladder between Earth and heaven.  Inspired by the World Tree or axis mundi in all traditions, this Mythic Body workshop guides participants to apply scientific, somatic and spiritual inquiry to aspects of human anatomy, such as bones, blood, nervous system, in order to understand and experience them as fractals of the Earth and of the cosmos at large.  Participants use movement to experience the ecology of vertical and horizontal systems in the body designed to integrate heaven and Earth, embodying the alchemical dictum, “As above, so below” as a methodology for connecting to Allness.

The workshop is for people of all ages and physical conditions.  No previous science or movement background is needed.  Participants will learn cognitive and somatic tools for creating their own personal, practical, holistic, body-based cosmology.

CONTINUING ED CREDIT:  7.5 Contact Hours for Healthcare Providers - LMTs, PTs, DCs, OTs.  (Please inquire regarding other practitioners.)

Tree of Life Body is a whole-brain, functional approach to studying functional and applied anatomy, physiology, neurology and kinesiology of the functional interrelationships between the musculoskeletal system, nervous, circulatory and integumentary systems. 

Through didactic, functional and applied anatomy, sensory awareness and functional movement sessions, healthcare practitioners will empirically explore innovative tools to apply to a wide range of chronic and acute orthopedic, neurologic and medical cases.  The curriculum draws on the work of John Uppledger, DO, Shirley Sahrmann, PT, Janet Hulme, PT, Frank Lowen, LMT, Christine Kent, RN, Paul Richards and others.

Price of workshop includes Nia class.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL? 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy:  If you need to cancel, please notify me immediately both by phone and email.  All purchases are non-refundable, with account credit or exchange only.

Cancellation more than 30 days prior to the training start date:  The registration fee will be credited to your account with Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts, LLC.

Cancellation less than 30 days prior to the training start date:  You will incur a cancellation fee of $50 – and the balance of the registration fee will be credited to your account with Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts, LLC, and can be applied toward the price of another Mythic Body workshop.

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

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