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Nia in the American River region of California

American River

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

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in
$105, 10 classes good for 3 months
$95, 10 classes good for 1 month
$50, 4 classes good for 1 month



 

Erin Davidson

Classic Nia Class

at First Lutheran Church in Placerville
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8:15am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 8:15am

Location

1200 Pine Crest Court, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

$3 donation for seniors (55+)  All ages welcome: suggested donation $5-10

Notes About This Class

GET INTO YOUR AGELESS BODY!  Nia for the active aging.  Focus your intention & receive increased flexibility, agility, mobility, stability & strength through the Joy of Movement with Nia!  

Laura Linsteadt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

11578 E Avenue East, Auburn, CA, US
Ken Gilbert

Classic Nia Class

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11:15am

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 11:15am

Location

531 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

Cost

Ken Gilbert| EmBODYment - Classes @ Santa Barbara Dance Arts - “Integrating Pilates” + Nia

Single, Series + Unlimited

  • Single Class:     $  15
  • 5 Class Series:   $  65 ($13/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $120 ($12/class)
  • 20 Class Series: $220 ($11/class)
  • 30 Class Series: $300 ($10/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $180
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Senior + Student

  • Single Class: $  13
  • 5 Class Series: $  60 ($12/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $110 ($11/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $150

Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment - Payment Plans (currently at the Door; online in the future)

  1. Cash
  2. Check (payable to Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment)
  3. Credit Card (swipe or key in - Square)

Contact Ken Gilbert @ 805.452.7164 or keng@nianow.com

Notes About This Class

Integrating Pilates is a class based on the fundamentals inherent of the work of Joseph H. Pilates, the Ron Fletcher Work™, and Nia. Activating the shoulder and pelvic girdles with spine movement, strength and flexibility are blended into core stabilization and mobility. Whole body health, whole body commitment and Breath develop balance in standing and centering; body and mind are integrated into isolated, controlled and expressive movement through awareness and mindfulness.

Ken Gilbert

Classic Nia Class

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12:20pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 12:20pm

Location

531 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States

Cost

Ken Gilbert| EmBODYment - Classes @ Santa Barbara Dance Arts - “Integrating Pilates” + Nia

Single, Series + Unlimited

  • Single Class:     $  15
  • 5 Class Series:   $  65 ($13/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $120 ($12/class)
  • 20 Class Series: $220 ($11/class)
  • 30 Class Series: $300 ($10/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $180

Senior + Student

  • Single Class: $  13
  • 5 Class Series: $  60 ($12/class)
  • 10 Class Series: $110 ($11/class)
  • Monthly Unlimited: $150

Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment - Payment Plans (currently at the Door; online in the future)

  1. Cash
  2. Check (payable to Ken Gilbert|EmBODYment)
  3. Credit Card (swipe or key in - Square)

Contact Ken Gilbert @ 805.452.7164 or keng@nianow.com

Notes About This Class

Nia is a group movement class that fuses movement from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to deliver the promise of integrating mind/body/spirit through sensation. Nia is a multi-dimensional practice of The Body’s Way intended to enhance conditioning of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms of our bodies and to encourage individual and community expressivity through body awareness. All levels are welcome.

Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:30am

Location

200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States

Cost

Members - Free

Non-Member - Must attend with a member / $15 guest fee

Notes About This Class

This early morning Nia class focuses on body awareness through sensation. Come learn how to condition and heal your body while feeling great!

No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

501 S Street, Sacramento, CA, United States

Cost

$10 drop-in.

Notes About This Class

Well Being Center is located in Suite 2. 

Class begins March 13!!

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA, US

Cost

$60 for a 6-class card or $13 drop-in. 

Notes About This Class

Classes are held in Studio 1 at the Sierra 2 Dance Center. 

Upcoming Events

September
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Ken Gilbert

Nia in Nature

at LOTUS River Retreat in Lotus

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:00am

End: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 12:00am

Location

1294 Scott Road, Lotus , CA, US

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