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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

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This Thursday evening class operates by five week blocks - which you must join at the beginning of a block if you are new to Nia. If you are an existing student, and would like to drop in on a Thursday from time to time, that is fine too! Please note that the drop-in price for Thursday evenings is £7 per class.

BLOCK BOOKING RATE £25 for a five week block, payable on the first night

ADVANCE BOOKING RATE £20 when paid and booked in advance through Karen, before 21st August

Pay via PayPal sending £20 advance rate to karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk before 21st August, or email me to arrange!

Next Block Dates:

  • 28th August
  • 4th September
  • 11th September
  • 18th September
  • 25th September

When you buy a block of 5 classes, it is valid only for the current block only. However, if you miss one of your block booked Thursdays, you can swap it for another class with me (e.g. Saturday or Tuesday) within the dates of the block. Please arrange this with me personally.

Notes About This Class

The next block of Thursday evening classes runs Thursday 28th August - Thursday 25th September

New to Nia? Then these 5 week courses are a perfect introduction to the joys of Nia. If you are new to Nia, you need to sign up for the whole block as we build up movements week on week, and it's a great way to get yourself familiar with Nia's 52 moves. Please feel free to message me for more information. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, floor mats are provided - just bring water.

Susan Rees
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

Perth, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK

Cost

£7.00   1 hour class including Nia tips/social time before/afterwards.  

Notes About This Class

The class duration is listed as 1pm-2.30pm as that is the length of time the room is available for us to use as a class.  However the Nia class portion will be the usual 1 hour.  Music will start no later than 1.20pm, please arrive prompty as door entry must be opened and students can sadly not be admitted after 1.15.  Come for Nia hints and general orientation - don't stress - aim for 1'oclock!

Perth Yoga studio is an beautiful Victorian building on the edge of town.  The nearest parking is just across the wide road on a parking meter adjoining the park. Enter the building and press the door entry button and the teacher will admit you.  Once class commences door entry is not possible, so please be on time. Students may arrive from 1pm and no later than 1.15.

The studio is a beautiful upstairs room with hugh bay windows and an amazing Victorian ceiling. Adjoining the practice space is a relaxing seating area where the class may enjoy some community time and we may discuss all-things-Nia and beyond!  Herbal teas etc are available.

This truely is a lovely space and makes not just for a chance to relax and re-engergise your body but to form new friendships and build with me a brand new Nia community in Perth.

Please check www.stepinwithsusan.wix.com/nia-class during school holiday periods when this class may not run or have a reduced timetable.

Susan Rees

Classic Nia Class

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8:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:00pm

Location

Dunblane, United Kingdom

Cost

£6 drop in

Blocks available from January (drop in price may change from January 2017)

Notes About This Class

This class is currently 3/4 subscribed, please try and get in touch before arriving so that I may be sure I have space for you.  During winter months do get in touch first so that we may look out for you and be sure to guide you to the correct room the class is in.  Breaport is an old school and a bit of a rabbit warren with all sorts of activities going on!  There are two or three entry doors -- come in through the one labeled pre-school.

Stine Helene H. Masseboeuf

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

Kirketorget, 3616 Kongsberg, Norway

Cost

Drop in 40 kroner- i regi av Folkeuniversitetet Senior

Notes About This Class

Sittedans + forenklet Nia for seniorer.

Seated dance + simplified and adapted Nia for seniors.

Stine Helene H. Masseboeuf

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

Kirketorget, 3616 Kongsberg, Norway

Cost

50 NOK per class

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia classes- alle velkomne

Stine Helene H. Masseboeuf

Classic Nia Class

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1:30pm

Day: Friday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

Kongsberg, Norway

Cost

65 NOK drop in

1100 block book / 25 weeks

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia + mini mindfulness 

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This is a drop in class, £7 per class, any week. You can also book for the whole block at a reduced rate. Please message me for details.

Notes About This Class

New to Nia? If you're new to Nia, you're welcome to join any of these classes, any week and without needing to book in advance - you can just turn up! Please come 5-10 minutes early so we have time for a quick chat, and wear comfortable clothes and bring some water. Bare feet are preferable - however, if that's not right for you for whatever reason, please feel free to wear soft soled indoor shoes. Floor mats are provided.

I look forward to dancing with you!

Val Dufeu

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Val Dufeu

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:30am

Cost

£28 for a block of 4 classes

£8 drop in

Notes About This Class

The studio is located in a beautiful listed building, Merchant's House built in the 16th century. The size of this cosy and peaceful studio does not allow more than 5 dancers at a time. Booking is essential.

Clare Taylor

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JB, UK

Cost

£8 per 1 hour class or £36 X 6 classes

Dragon routine workshop @ 5 - 6.30pm on 23rd October 2018 - £10

Advance booking advisable

Notes About This Class

Fife Yoga fit welcomes you to the latest Nia class on Tuesday ... at 5.30pm

I am delighted to be teaching in Carnegie Hall annex and look forward to welcoming you to one of Fife most beautiful studios. This studio has a real wood dance floor,good lighting and a warm friendly ambience - a comfortable space to freely move in

No previous experience required.  All fitness levels catered for. If you have any concerns do feel free to call or email me beforehand. 

Step in with your bottle of water - I’ll see you soon! Clare Taylor

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

Drop in any week £7 per class

Block Booking  Join the current block anytime in the term (usually works out around £6 per class). 

Notes About This Class

This class is suitable for everybody! You have the option to drop in to this class any week or to block book.

New to Nia? If you are new to Nia, then this class is ideal for you. Please come a few minutes early to your first class for a quick chat. Just bring yourself & some water. Mats are provided.

I look forward to dancing with you!

Ruthie Simpson

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:15am

Location

Main Street, Clackmannan FK10 4JA, UK

Cost

£3 for any first class in Clackmannan, £5 thereafter - drop-in, no booking necessary

Notes About This Class

There is a small car park at the back of the former library, next door to the town hall.  There may also be parking on the streets near the town hall.

I am usually at the venue 15 minutes before class is due to start, and for 15 minutes afterwards, if you have any questions

Jinti Wight-Boycott

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

253 High St, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, UK

Cost

£5 drop in

Notes About This Class

καλο μινα!

August 1st 2019

For 2 mornings only, 20th and 27th August, I will be bringing you LIFE!!!

Thereafter classes will be covered by Karen until I return from travelling end of October.

'dance your body, free your mind'

Susan Rees

Classic Nia Class

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1:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ, UK

Cost

£6

Notes About This Class

Monday Nia with Susan - this is a shorter class of 50-55 mins  to allow students to fit it into a 1 hour lunchbreak, this class is especially suitable for beginners to Nia and has an extra emphasis on mindful movement.

Please arrive as soon after 1pm as you can, especially if you are new.  The actual class starts at 1.05 and will finish around 2pm, however there is an opportunity for a little wind down and chat afterwards until around 2.20.

FREE PARKING is available. From Stirling town centre (traffic lights) as you head up Dunbarton road the first driveway entrance on the right (opposite 'Central Orthodontics) is to an upward drive way winding up above the hall and church - you can park along that driveway - pulled over to the right to allow room for other cars to park and pass.

ENTRANCE TO HALL:  Enter via the big door with 3 steps up to it set into the centre of this building on Dunbarton Road - we are in the main hall - turn right and go along to the end of the hallway. 

(Allan Park South Church Hall is on the corner before the Albert Halls concert venue - the lower part is the church hall - the church is built above it (as the whole building is built on a slope).

We are a friendly class in a spacious, yet historic venue - with high windows and lots of light.  The floor can be cold is Autumn and Winter I suggest bringing a rug or mat (spares are available) - chairs also available should you wish to use during the floorplay/winddown part of class.

The class will leave you feeling energised, yet relaxed - ready for whatever the afternoon may bring.

Nia has been described as "sneaky fitness". Just about every part of your body will get a kind-to-the-body workout, almost without you realising it. Move to inspiring music from around the world at a level that suits Your Body. Nia is non-competetive and it's fun! You don't need special clothes or any special equipment - you don't even need shoes! Just wear something comfortable that allows you to move and bring some water. Why not join us? What have you got to lose?

This is what people are saying about Nia classes:

"I love Nia because it's so uplifting. After the class I always feel mantally and physically energised."

"I'm so un-coodinated. I've never been able to dance or do sports, but I LOVE Nia!"

"I was very stiff and conscious of protecting my back and hip after an accident. I am so pleased that I can now attempt the more energetic moves and each week my aches and pains have disappeared. I can climb stairs and nearly reach my toes with ease. A bonus is losing a few pounds. I really feel good about myself."

If you are travelling a distance double check class dates here is this class won't run in some school holiday times:

www.stepinwithsusan.wix.com/nia-class

Susan Rees

Classic Nia Class

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1:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

Dunblane, Stirling Road. Dunblane, United Kingdom FK15 9EY

Cost

£6

Notes About This Class

THIS CLASS Does not run late Spring/Summer when it combines with the evening class in Dunblane or daytime class in Stirling due to many class members taking holiday or doing outdoor activities in this period.  2019 confirmation:  From 25th April this class is now suspended and will return first Thursday in September ie. 5th September -- see you then!

The class will be suitable for all ages and abilities; and we will often go for coffee afterwards in the centre coffee-area.

The class is held upstairs in air conditioned fitness studio.  Please arrive 5-10 mins before class, payment upstairs to me (not to centre reception). You can find this class on the Dunblane Centre website and in their 'Third Party Providers' fitness leaflet

Check for reduced timetable during some school holidays.

Summer 2016:  No class July & August.  Back in September at this new time (previously this class was 11.30 start).

Val Dufeu

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

Tullibody Road, Alloa, Royaume-Uni

Cost

Full price £4.50

Access price £2.30

Notes About This Class

This Nia class restore your energy and help you find your body’s way and go deeper into the joy of movement.

Val Dufeu

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:15pm

Cost

£8 drop in; £35 for block of 5 classes

Notes About This Class

Nia is a cardio-dance fitness combining moves from Yoga, dance and martial arts and amazing worldwide musics. It is for everyBody shape and age. It is adpatable to each individual and connects body and mind for a long-lasting relaxing effect. Nia is practice barefoot and is non-impact. 

Susan Rees

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

St Madoes, Perth, UK

Cost

£6 for your first trial class

Therafter you have the choice of

a) Flexi-block £40 for 6 weeks within an week period (specified by Susan)  -- this allows you to miss 2 classes with 8 weeks without losing out and each class will only cost you £6.66

b) weekly drop-in  £8     

Your flexi-blocks can also be used at any of my other classes,  for example Perth Wed afternoon or  Dunblane Wed eve.

Notes About This Class

This class started December 2018 and replaces the Friday evening Perth class previously at Perth Yoga Studio.

The class will not run during most school holidays - certainly not December one and not in July/August.

Ruthie Simpson

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

Main Street, Clackmannan FK10 4JA, UK

Cost

£3 for any first class in Clackmannan, £5 thereafter - drop-in, no booking necessary

Notes About This Class

There is a small car park at the back of the former library, next door to the town hall.  There may also be parking on the streets near the town hall.

I am usually at the venue 15 minutes before class is due to start, and for 15 minutes afterwards, if you have any questions.

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