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Term: Training Promotion
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Post Training Promotion Nia White Belt Training RachaelResch 10/22/2013 - 1:06pm
Post Training Promotion Nia White Belt: Mystical Art of Sensation RachaelResch 10/24/2014 - 11:59am
Post Training Promotion Nia White Belt: Mystical Art of Sensation RachaelResch 10/24/2014 - 11:53am

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

$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.

 

​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

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.
 

​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

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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

$15 drop-in or Nia class card.
Class cards for 4 or 8 or12 classes are good for a four-week period.  

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
MOVING TO HEAL YOUR PELBIS, HIPS & KNEES - Thursdays 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.

Upcoming Events

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Rachael R. Resch

Bone-Safe Nia & Yoga - Tuesdays in January

Bone-Safe Nia & Yoga - Tuesdays in January

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event

Learn bone safe technqiues and bone regenerating moves in this fun and mindful new Nia Moving To Heal class with physical therapist Rachael Resch.  Rachael specializes in therapeutic movement for bone density, and trained at the oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Oregon, where she taught their popular Osteoporosis Exercise Classes.

Tuesdays in January  •  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.
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Moving To Heal Your Pelvis, Hips & Knees - Thursdays in January

Moving To Heal Your Pelvis, Hips & Knees - Thursdays in January

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

End: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or Moving To Heal class card

Notes About This Event

Join physial therapist Rachael Resch for this fun and informative new Moving To Heal class focusing on preventing and reversing hip and knee pain, arthritis as well as incontenence.  The pelvis is the center of the holy human body.  As such, strength, mobility and stability of the core profoundly impact the wellbeing of our hips, knees, pelvic organs and spirit.  Come learn simple techniques based on phyical therapy principles and the Whole Woman practices created by Christine Kent, RN.

Thursdays in January  •  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.
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Dance, Rise, March!

Dance, Rise, March!

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:30am

End: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30am

Location

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

Cost

$15 drop-in or class card

Notes About This Event

“If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” ― Emma Goldman
 

Come EMBODY principles of Kingian nonviolence in a community warm-up for the Women's March - from Hawthorne Park to Pear Blossom Park in Medford, Oregon.  Class ends at 10:30 am to give folks time to get to Medford.
 

Principle 1: Nonviolence is a way of life.
Principle 2: Seek friendship and understanding, resulting in the Beloved Community. 
Principle 3: Seek to defeat injustice not people.
Principle 4: Suffering can educate and transform.
Principle 5: Choose love instead of hate.
Principle 6: The Universe is on the side of justice.

Music by Playing for Change, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Nanci Griffith, One Billion RIsing, Paul Winter Consort and more!


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

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

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