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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

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

35 Stafford Road, Nepean, ON K2H 8V8, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa programme commencing April 10th and running till May 29th.

Register today at any city kiosk, at the location, online or by phone.  Minimum numbers required for the course to run.

$72.00   course # 955815

Further info:  barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3, Canada

Cost

This is a city of Ottawa Recreation programme course # 953951   Spring session runs from March 26th to May 28th  $44.75

Minimum number of participants required for the course to run. To avoid disapointment, register today  through the city online or in person or by phone.

Info:  Barb 613-592-8358 barb@icoachwellness.com

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

35 Stafford Road, Nepean, ON K2H 8V8, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa course # 95815 from April 10th-May 29  $72.00 in Ottawa west (Bells Corners)

Minimum number of registrants required for the course to run so register early to avoid disappointment.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

at in
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10:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30am

Notes About This Class

Please register with the studio.

For information about the class, contact barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

at in
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1:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Cost

City of Ottawa programme # 949277 April 13- June 15  $109.00

Register today.  Minimum numbers required for the course to run.

Registration at the location, at any City of Ottawa kiosk, online or by phone.

further information:  barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

at in
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1:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Cost

This is a City of Ottawa Recreation programme in a beautiful studio in Kanata north Richcraft Recreation Centre.  Course # 949177 April 13-June 15  $109

Minimum numbers required for the course to run so register today.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

at in
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7:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:30pm

Notes About This Class

Stay tuned for late summer/Fall session of classes.

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

24 Industriel St, Casselman, ON K0A 1M0, Canada

Cost

Friends gather to celebrate The Body's Way of movement for a FUN cardio fitness. Leave all your stresses behind and step into Your Body's Way energized with endless opportunities. Come join us dancing through life with the 52 moves of Nia!

Visit my page to see videos of the fun routines we teach here:
https://www.facebook.com/plp123

ONLY 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE......REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Package 1 is a series of 10 consecutive classes for $130
Package 2 is a series of 5 at your pace classes for $75
Drop ins always welcome at $17 per class or you + a friend for $27.

Friends First Time Fiver deal applies to all New to me attendees at only $5.

Register with pennyleeprevost@gmail.com - it is very important to email to register please.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

Summer Schedule:  No Nia classes 

Movement to music  using the Nia Technique intended to nourish and support you to become more flexible, stronger, mobile, and agile and to help you reclaim the joy of life through music, movement and play.

  $20/ month, with access to all Nia and other classes.

info:  barb@icoachwellness.com

613-592-8358

Caroline Chapman

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1E2, Canada

Cost

I have 3 options for payment:

1. Drop-in on a weekly basis - $18/class (no commitment required)
2. Package - Pay $15/class - pro-rata option available upon request
3. Early Bird - fixed price for FULL session, no deductions or refunds


* please note that early bird and package prices are non-refundable or transferable to another session

Notes About This Class

Two individual MONDAY sessions will run this Winter:
 

January Session

Dates:          January 8th - 29th
Day:             Monday
Time:            9.30-10.30am
Duration:      4 weeks
Place:           Manotick United Church, 5567 Main Street, Manotick - Upper Hall
Cost:             You have 3 options:
                      Drop-in - $18/class
                      Package - $15/class = $60 payable at first class
                      Early Bird - $55 for full session payable by cheque or e-transfer by January 1st, 2018

March Session

Dates:          March 12th to April 30th
Day:             Monday
Time:            9.30-10.30am
Duration:      7 weeks
Place:           Manotick United Church, 5567 Main Street, Manotick - Upper Hall
Cost:             You have 3 options:
                      Drop-in - $18/class
                      Package - $15/class = $105 payable at first class (or pro-rate as applicable)
                      Early Bird - $98 for 7 weeks payable by cheque or e-transfer by March 1st, 2018
 

Beginners welcome. No experience necessary, just a love of music, movement and a desire to feel good in your body!
You can always email me with any questions or concerns, I love to hear from you - carolinechapman@me.com.
 

Barbara Carriere

Moving to Heal Class

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10:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30am

Location

262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, ON, Canada

Cost

Summer Schedule:  No Nia classes

$20/month membership allows you take as many Nia and other classes offered.

Notes About This Class

A gentle Nia class practised while sitting in a chair, designed for people who have issues with ankles, knees, hips, weight, and balance.

Nia is a holistic workout that uses music and movement as medicine for the mind, body and spirit.

Come and Experience a gentle approach to Nia movement, intended to nourish and support you to become more flexible, stronger, mobile, and agile and to help you reclaim the joy of life through music, movement and play.

for more info contact barb@icoachwellness.com 613-592-8358

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:30am

Location

1 Sherbrooke St E, Perth, ON, Canada

Notes About This Class

Fall classes begin Wed. Sept. 13., 2017  9:30 am.

Minimum number of students required to run.  

$12/class $15 to drop in

Drop-ins welcome anytime.  NO experience necessary, just desire to have have fun and to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

 Barb 613-592-8358  barb@icoachwellness.com to register and reserve your spot.

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

170 Bay St, Embrun, ON K0A 1W1, Canada

Cost

Package 1 is a series of 10 consecutive classes for $130
Package 2 is a series of 5 at your pace classes for $75
Drop ins always welcome at $17 per class or you + a friend for $27.

Friends First Time Fiver deal applies to all New to me attendees at only $5.

Register with pennyleeprevost@gmail.com - it is very important to email to register please.
 

Notes About This Class

Friends gather to celebrate The Body's Way of movement for a FUN cardio fitness. Leave all your stresses behind and step into Your Body's Way energized with endless opportunities. Come join us dancing through life with the 52 moves of Nia!

Visit my page to see videos of the fun routines we teach here:
https://www.facebook.com/plp123

Register with pennyleeprevost@gmail.com - it is very important to email to register please.
Payment can be made by e-transfer or cash the day of class.

Penny Lee Prevost

Classic Nia Class

at Olga's Way in
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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1344 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 7L1, Canada

Cost

Package 1 is a series of 10 consecutive classes for $130
Package 2 is a series of 5 at your pace classes for $75
Drop ins always welcome at $17 per class or you + a friend for $27.

Friends First Time Fiver deal applies to all New to me attendees at only $5.

Register with pennyleeprevost@gmail.com - it is very important to email to register please.

JANUARY PROMO 3 CLASSES FOR THE PRICE OF 2 FOR ALL NEW ATTENDEES. 

Steffi Retzlaff

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

10 Blackburn Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada

Notes About This Class

Nia Winter Sessions 2018

January 8 - February 26, 2018, 6 weeks
(No classes on Monday, Jan. 22 & Feb. 19, 2018)

When: Mondays 9:30am - 10:30am
Where: AllSaints in Sandy Hill at 10 Blackburn
Cost: $90 for 6 weeks or drop-in $18 per class

March 5 - April 30, 2018, 8 weeks
No classes on Monday, April 2, 2018

When: Mondays 9:30am - 10:30am
Where: AllSaints in Sandy Hill at 10 Blackburn
Cost: $120 for 8 weeks or drop-in $18 per class

Please send me an email to register: steffiretzlaff@gmail.com
and pay by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
 

See you on the dance floor!

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3, Canada

Cost

City of Ottawa Recreation.  Fees:
- Course Fee $88.25
- Course Fee-Non-Resident $110.50
- Course Fee-Senior $79.50 

2018 Winter session of Nia :  Course #1111763 No class Jan. 25

Register at any City of Ottawa facility or kiosk, by Phone 613-592-4480 , or online  at https://apps102.ottawa.ca/Activities/ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp?cid=862301&LanguageID=1

Won't you join us?

Drop-ins welcome! Info:  barbaracarriere@rogers.com 613-592-8358

Notes About This Class

The Nia Technique is a dance-fitness class that empowers people of all shapes and sizes to step into a joyful relationship with their bodies and movement. Nia combines martial arts, healing arts, and dance arts to create a high-powered, synergistic workout that no isolated exercise technique can match. Part choreographed and part free-form, Nia delivers a solid aerobic workout, with each experience adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Classes are generally done barefoot to soul-stirring music that motivates every part of you to move. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. No experience necessary.

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

17 Wilson Street East, Perth, ON, Canada

Cost

Won't you join us?  New to Nia?  $5 first class  

$12/class/session  Our 2018 Winter session begins Wed.  Jan. 10th NO CLASS Jan. 24th.

Drop-in $15/class welcomed

info and to register:  barbaracarriere@rogers.com

613-592-8358

Notes About This Class

"Exercise is almost always part of the prescription for healing, no matter what the disease or imbalance. The Nia experience, which is exercise and beyond, not only provides healing for the body, it also provides healing for the mind, heart and soul. Nia is the best movement medicine, because at the same time it heals, it teaches people to cultivate moving and living in joy, pleasure and comfort, to express themselves using emotional energy, and to connect to their own unique spirit, whether alone or in community. Just one dose a day, for as little as ten minutes, can make every body feel and look better." ~ The Nia Technique

Shar Chowdhury

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

1155 Lola Street #100, Ottawa, ON K1K 2C5, Canada

Cost

$96.00 for full 8 week package payable by cash, cheque or e transfer on (or before) first class on January, 11th, 2018

$13.00 per class for a package of 5 or 6 classes payable by cash, cheque or e transfer on (or before) first class on January, 11th, 2018

$15.00 drop-in (payable at beginning of class)

NO REFUND POLICY ON PACKAGES ONCE PAID

Notes About This Class

Classes for the winter session begins Thursday, January 11th, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks until Thursday, March 8th, 2018.

Registration is required by January 5th, 2018 for packages at email:  shar4005@hotmail.com

Drop-ins to email me on day of class at shar4005@hotmail.com

Location Address:  1155 Lola St. - Lower Level (Office below Canadian Geographic)

Please Note:  The main entrance doors to the building lock by 6:30 p.m. so participants are encouraged to arrive before or by the class start time of 6:15 p.m.  If running late, please email me by 6:00 p.m. so other arrangements can be made to let you in.

See you on the dance floor!


 

Caroline Chapman

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1E2, Canada

Cost

I have 3 options for payment:

1. Drop-in on a weekly basis - $18/class (no commitment required)
2. Package - Pay $15/class - pro-rata option available upon request
3. Early Bird - fixed price for FULL session, no deductions or refunds


* please note that early bird and package prices are non-refundable or transferable to another session

Notes About This Class

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEBUARY 7TH CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS ***

PLEASE NOTE THAT WEEKLY CLASSES RESUME IN MARCH, SESSION DETAILS BELOW. HOWEVER, I WILL BE OFFERING 2 MONTHLY CLASSES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, SHOULD YOU WISH TO DROP IN AND TRY A CLASS AND/OR STAY CONNECTED!

Wednesday January 3rd & February 7th @ 6.30-7.30pm
Cost: Both classes for $30 - payment required in advance - e-transfer to carolinechapman@me.com OR Drop-in to both/either class for $18

IN CASE OF WEATHER WARNINGS, PLEASE CHECK IN WITH ME BEFORE VENTURING OUT, IN CASE CLASS GETS CANCELLED.



Wednesday Night Nia resumes for the Winter Session in March.....

Dates:          March 14th to April 25th
Day:             Wednesday
Time:            6.30-7.30pm
Duration:      7 weeks
Place:           Manotick United Church, 5567 Main Street, Manotick - Upper Hall
Cost:             You have 3 options:
                      Drop-in - $18/class
                      Package - $15/class - pro-rate options available upon request
                      Early Bird - $98 for full 7 week session

Beginners welcome. No experience necessary, just a love of music, movement and a desire to feel good in your body!
You can always email me with any questions or concerns, I love to hear from you - carolinechapman@me.com.


 

Barbara Carriere

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

3501 Campeau Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 0C1, Canada

Cost

  $12/class/session or Drop-ins always welcome for $15/class

Special promotion:  " Pay what you like" applicable for someone new to Nia or first time to my class at this location 

Pre-register with barbaracarriere@rogers.com 613-592-8358

Winter Session begins Monday, January8th, 2018 with an 8 class session for $96

NO CLASS on Jan. 29th.

Notes About This Class

This class is intended for the general public, not the residents of the retirement building  . 

A lovely, intimate dance studio awaits you.  Hardwood floor and mirrors.

Please arrive  earlier to sign in at the reception desk on the main floor of The Red Oak Retirement Residence, and then proceed downstairs to the gym/studio.

Upcoming Events

April
7
Caroline Chapman

Learn The 52 Moves with Soul

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

Location

5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1E2, Canada

Cost

$40

Notes About This Event


Date:        Saturday April 7th, 2018
Time:        10.30am - 1pm
Place:       Manotick United Church - Upper Hall
Cost:         $40
Payment:  E-transfer, cash or cheque

Registration: Please email carolinechapman@me.com to register for this class event.

What can you expect?
It is my intention is to break down the moves for you, one by one, slowly at first, going through the detail and the sensation of each move. We will pause briefly after this piece and then dance ALL of Nia's 52 Moves to the routine SOUL, so that you have a chance to more fully integrate what you have learned. 

What would I most like you to know about this workshop?
Whilst our intent is to learn the moves, our focus will be to have a joyful and playful experience! There is no pressure to "learn" and "know it all" by the end of the day! Goodness, It took me way longer than an afternoon to get these moves in my body, but if this is something you desire, then practice is the way to go! :-)

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
April
13
Steffi Retzlaff

Discover Your Movement Alchemy

Discover Your Movement Alchemy

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

End: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

Location

52 Armstrong St, Ottawa, ON, CA

Cost

Dates & Times

Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, 2018

Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday:  9 am – 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Total training time is 15 hours.

Cost & Registration

$395.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before February 15, 2018 for $345.00 per person.

Option to attend Friday evening only for $60.00 in advance, $65.00 day of event.

Fee includes the training, handouts and a certificate at the end of the training.

Notes About This Event

We bend so we don't break.

We move so we don't stand still.

We shake so we can feel life in every of our 75 trillion cells.

We dance so we can feel our wings.

We become still so we can recalibrate.

I am excited to offer you all of the above and so much more at this training! We will use a variety of holistic movement practices such as Yoga, Nia, and meditation to discover our movement alchemy.

Discover Your Movement Alchemy
April 13, 2018 – April 15, 2018
Pranashanti Yoga Centre Ottawa


For all students, teachers, and lovers of Nia & Yoga.

This weekend is about expanding our capacity to feel good in our own body while learning how to enhance this feeling both on and off the mat/ dance floor. It’s an exploration of how your body wants to move becoming open and honest with yourself, diving into areas of tension and resistance.

Together we will explore “The Body’s Way” of movement. Designed to help you understand your movement choices in relation to your specific body’s function and composition. This way of movement allows you to (re-)discover the joy of movement, healthy alignment, and stillness.

We will use a variety of holistic movement practices such as Yoga, Nia, meditation and more!

During this weekend, you will:

~ Learn Tools for reclaiming and sustaining mobility, flexibility, strength, agility, and stability in your own practice and teachings.
~ Explore Free-form dance explorations and unique music to discover your body’s stories and to expand your movement creativity and curiosity.
~ Develop Body-centered communication and enhance your awareness of the body and remaining present with yourself and others.
~ Establish the Anatomy of the Body’s Way through lecture, meditation, and asana.

To ensure a tailored experience this training has a maximum of 24 students, make sure to sign up early to secure your spot!

For more details and to sign up: http://pranashanti.com/services/movement-training-ottawa/

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

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