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Nia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver BC

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

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 6 week session = $68 CAD

Notes About This Class

Please join us for these classic Nia classes, or try the evening classes at Davis Bay Hall.

Heather Kramer

Classic Nia Class

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9:10am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:10am

Location

950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

13 week session rate for JCC non-members:$149.50+gst, members $104.00

Drop-in rate for centre members is $11.00, non members $15.00 +hst

New to Nia? Try a class for free

Notes About This Class

yoga mats are provided for floor work if desired.

New for fall '13 term- an introduction to the meltmethod Hand and Foot technique prior to class.

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

 Drop-in $13 6 week session $68 You do get a discount when you sign up for more than 1 class per week.

Notes About This Class

Start your weekend off just right with this Saturday morning wake up call!

Dhyana Bartkow

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am

Cost

WILL RESUME MARCH 22nd; TEACHING IN MEXICO FOR THE WINTER

4 weeks registration $44; drop-in $13

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

at Davis Bay Hall in Davis Bay
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5:30pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 Monthly passes available

Notes About This Class

EnJoy these classes in the evening or join us for morning classes at Sechelt Aquatic Centre on Tues/Thurs 9 am and Sat 9:15 am

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

595 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Cost

Drop in for $10. Everyone welcome!

Fall 2014 classes start Thursday, September 25

Notes About This Class

In the Fall of 2014, classes are taught primarily by Deborah Bramm (Nia Blue Belt). Carol Cram (Nia Blue Belt) substitutes for Deborah as needed.

Classes will run every Thursday from September 25 to mid December.

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

at Bowen Island Teen Centre in Bowen Island
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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

650 Carter Road , Bowen Island, BC, CA

Cost

$138.60 for 12 sessions - Fall, 2014

$80.85 for 7 sessions - Spring, 2015

$12 drop in

Register at https://activenet004ca.active.com/bowencommunityrec/

Notes About This Class

The Saturday class is taught primarily by Deborah Bramm (Nia Blue Belt) with subbing by Carol Cram as needed.

Classes run from:

Saturday, September 27 to Saturday, December 20, 2014  No class on October 11

Saturday, January 17 to Saturday, March 7, 2015  No class on February 7

Julie Ann Panneton

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

480 Broughton Street, Vancouver, BC V6G, Canada

Cost

8 SESSIONS FOR $88

DROP IN $14

Notes About This Class

WINTER SESSION STARTS IN JANUARY 2015

SATURDAY JANUARY 10  - FEBRUARY 28 

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at Steve Nash Fitness World in North Vancouver
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12:00pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

1989 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7P, Canada

Cost

STEVE NASH FITNESS WORLD HAS SUSPENDED NIA CLASSES. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT OFFERED - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FITNESS CENTRE. THANK YOU

Steve Nash Fitness World - North Vancouver
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Where: 1989 Marine Drive at Capilano Road in North Vancouver
Call Steve Nash Fitness World for more information on this class 604 986-3487

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Jasjit Rai

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Centre in Vancouver
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5:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:15pm

Location

677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada

Cost

Register in advance at info@joiworks.com or 604.644.9362.

$260/20 classes, 155/10 classes, $80/5 classes or $17 drop-in for first class.

Passes can be used for Tues AND Sun classes!

Notes About This Class

Classes resume: January 13th (Tues)

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

at Bowen Island Teen Centre in Bowen Island
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6:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

650 Carter Road , Bowen Island, BC, CA

Cost

Fall 2014: $138.60 for 12 sessions

Spring 2015: $$92.40 for 7 sessions

Register at https://activenet004ca.active.com/bowencommunityrec/

Drop-in cost: $12

Notes About This Class

Classes run from:

Tuesday, September 23 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, January 13 to Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Everyone is welcome!

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver
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7:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

September class dates will be posted soon.

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Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

#1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC, CA

Cost

Enjoy your first Nia class at this location for free! Email or call me (Stacey) to let me know you're interested. (My email address is listed under my profile picture.) 

Drop in is $12/class or buy a "4 Class Card" for $40 each or make it 6 for $60. (Cards never expire.) 

Please note: there will be no class on October 30th. 

Notes About This Class

If you've tried Nia before, you know this class with Stacey will be fun. And if you’ve never tried Nia before, but you enjoy moving to music, I promise you will sweat AND smile!

Each class starts with slow, Tai Chi and Modern dance inspired moves to ease our bodies into flexible movement. Next we add some fun, heart stirring Taekwondo-style kicks and blocks along with some Jazz box steps and cha-cha-cha’s to really move our energy. Finally we lengthen, stretch and learn about our body using moves and strategies from the healing arts: yoga, Feldenkrais and the Alexander technique. Bodies of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to come dance, and adults of all ages are welcome -we have students in every age of fabulousness from 30's well into their 70's!

Wear clothes that make you want to move and bring your dancing soul as we groove to the beautiful and eclectic sounds of Nia music. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and be prepared to dance in bare feet to work over 7000 nerve endings in your feet (of course, if you have previous foot injuries feel free to bring shoes you can move in). A yoga matt is also recommended but not always used (usually it is for the last few songs). 

Please call or email me if you have any questions at all, or if you are thinking of trying your first class but you want to know that a familiar face will be there to greet you on your first day.  :o) 

I look forward to experiencing the joy of movement with you! 

With joy and gratitude,

xo-stacey

Nancy Routley

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:00am

Location

Squamish, BC, Canada

Cost

$12 drop in, $100 ten time pass

Notes About This Class

 this class is co-taught with Alanna Volp

Nancy Routley

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

99 Whistler Road, Whistler, BC, Canada

Cost

$10 per class,

Notes About This Class

 this class goes to April 19th/15 at present (cancelled Easter Sunday April 5th) stayed tuned in case it gets extended

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

This session of classes runs until April 28. The next session begins immediately after. 

*Please note:  Dianne Vowles will be teaching for me March 24. 

May you know that you are welcome to drop in anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy

 

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

This session of classes runs until April 23. The next session begins immediately following.

*Please note:  Heather Kramer will be teaching for me March 19.

May you know you are welcome to drop in anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy

Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

at Stone Throw Studio in Ladner
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10:00am

Days: Tuesday, Friday

Time: 10:00am

Location

7191 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G, Canada

Cost

$10 drop-in

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

This current session of classes runs until April 25. The next session begins immediately following.

Please note:  

  • Heather Kramer will be teaching for me March 21.
  • There is NO class April 4.

May you know you are welcome to drop in anytime; you also have the option of registering at any time during the session, at a prorated fee. 

I look forward to the chance of meeting and dancing with you!

~ Judy

Jasjit Rai

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Centre in Vancouver
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11:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada

Cost

Begins January 11!

20 passes/$260, 10 passes/$155 or 5 passes/$80 (cash/chq/credit card via paypal)

Drop-in $17 for 1st class (cash only)

Register in advance at info@joiworks.com or 604.644.9362

Passes can be used for Sunday AND Tuesday through the year!

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at West Vancouver Community Centre in West Vancouver
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11:45am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:45am

Location

2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K3, Canada

Cost

September class dates available soon.

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Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

at Stone Throw Studio in Ladner
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1:00pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 1:00pm

Location

7191 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G, Canada

Cost

$10 drop-in

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver
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1:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:15pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

September class dates will soon be available.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Drop-in available if class not full.

Nancy Routley

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Legacy Way, Whistler, BC, CA

Cost

$5
Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

at Stone Throw Studio in Ladner
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6:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

7191 Progress Way, Delta, BC V4G, Canada

Cost

$10-drop in

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