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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

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

500 N. Kingsbury Road, Chicago, IL, US

Cost

membership or club offers day pass - available for $20-$25

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1834 North Lawndale Avenue, Chicago , IL, US

Cost

Contact facility for details.

Notes About This Class

McCormick Tribune Nia classes. Classes are Classic/Athletic Nia.

Sundays: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Mondays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:15am

Location

6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US

Cost


Notes About This Class

Leaning Tower YMCA Nia class schedule. All classes are Classic/Athletic Nia.

Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Tuesdays: 8:30- 9:30 a.m.- Skyline Room (9th floor)

Wednesdays: 10:15 -11:15 a.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Fridays: 10:15- 11:15 a.m. - Oakwoods Studio

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 10:15am

Location

6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US

Cost


Notes About This Class

Leaning Tower YMCA Nia class schedule. All classes are Classic/Athletic Nia.

Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Tuesdays: 8:30- 9:30 a.m.- Skyline Room (9th floor)

Wednesdays: 10:15 -11:15 a.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Fridays: 10:15- 11:15 a.m. - Oakwoods Studio

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:30am

Location

6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US

Cost

Contact the Leaning Tower Y for membership details. You can also purchase Nia classes by the session without a membership.

Notes About This Class

Leaning Tower YMCA Nia class schedule. All classes are Classic/Athletic Nia.

Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Tuesdays: 8:30- 9:30 a.m.- Skyline Room (9th floor)

Wednesdays: 10:15 -11:15 a.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Fridays: 10:15- 11:15 a.m. - Oakwoods Studio

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

3333 N. Marshfield Ave , Chicago, IL, US

Cost

  • Free with YMCA membership 
  • daily guest passes available (cost varies approx $10/day)
  • Call for details 773-248-3333
  • www.lakeviewymca.org

Notes About This Class


Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

6300 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL, US

Cost


Notes About This Class

Leaning Tower YMCA Nia class schedule. All classes are Classic/Athletic Nia.

Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Tuesdays: 8:30- 9:30 a.m.- Skyline Room (9th floor)

Wednesdays: 10:15 -11:15 a.m.- Oakwoods Studio

Fridays: 10:15- 11:15 a.m. Oakwoods Studio 

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

4251 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Call center for information

Notes About This Class


Kendra Dicker

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

2121 W Indian Trail , Aurora, IL, US

Cost

Class is included with membership at The Vaughan Athletic Center.  Drop in rates are available!  $6.00 for FVPD residents and $8.00 for non residents.

Margaret Armour

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:00am

Location

3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

Cost

Please call the facility at (847) 291-2995 for pricing info.

Notes About This Class

Experience Nia in an intimate setting, with natural light, wood dance floor, mirrors and friendly classmates. Adults and active seniors of all fitness levels are warmly invited. Beginners are always welcome. This class is open to both residents and non-residents. Min # of students: 6. Max # of students: 9.

• There are no make-up classes.
• If a class is cancelled (due to power outage or teacher emergency, etc.), you will be credited for any current classes you have already paid for.
• Sorry, class days are NOT interchangeable (i.e.: if you sign up for Mondays and miss a class, you cannot make it up on a Wednesday.)
• Class slots cannot be traded with or given away to other students.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ENROLLMENT OR SESSION DATES? PLEASE CALL THE LEISURE CENTER AT: (847) 291-2995.

Margaret Armour

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 8:00am

Location

3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

Cost

Please call the facility at (847) 291-2995 for pricing info.

Notes About This Class

Experience Nia in an intimate setting, with natural light, wood dance floor, mirrors and friendly classmates. Adults and active seniors of all fitness levels are warmly invited. Beginners are always welcome. This class is open to both residents and non-residents. Min # of students: 6. Max # of students: 9.

• There are no make-up classes.
• If a class is cancelled (due to power outage or teacher emergency, etc.), you will be credited for any current classes you have already paid for.
• Sorry, class days are NOT interchangeable (i.e.: if you sign up for Mondays and miss a class, you cannot make it up on a Wednesday.)
• Class slots cannot be traded with or given away to other students.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ENROLLMENT OR SESSION DATES? PLEASE CALL THE LEISURE CENTER AT: (847) 291-2995.

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Prentice Women's Hospital - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University: Chicago Campus, 250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Cost

Hour-long fitness classes are $143 per 11 week session

Register online:  classes.nmh.org/listing/all
Register by phone:  312-926-8400.

* Registration closes October 24 for fitness classes

* No Classes - Thanksgiving Week - 11/24 - 11/28* Classes will extend by one week

* Call to register for a free trial fitness class 312-926-8400

* Open to the public

OFFICE:

Northwestern Medicine
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
150 E. Huron Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Notes About This Class

Nia combines movements from Tao Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Modern Dance. Movements done to music. The benefits include increased strength, improves flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water. 

* CLASSES HELD IN PRENTICE WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

3333 N. Marshfield Ave , Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Membership and Non-Members can attend the YMCA on a walk-in basis.

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

3113 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Special offer for first time clients!  If you purchase a five or ten class card within 24 hours of taking your first class, we will reduce the price of the class card by $15. Good for new clients only.

$16 drop-in
$70 for five classes – just $14/class
$130 for ten classes – just $13/class
$125 for unlimited monthly classes
$5 kids yoga class ages 5 and under
Family yoga classes include one child in the price. Each additional child is $5
$12 per class full-time students, CPS teachers, CPL librarians, people 60 and over

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 11:30am

Location

76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Membership Required

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

3333 N. Marshfield Ave , Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Membership or non-members can attend the YMCA on a walk-in basis

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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4:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, Chicago, IL, US

Cost

Class begins September 9, 2013

Free to active Campus Rec Members and Faculty

Guest passes available when accompanied by an instructor or current member - $12 

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

805 North Milwaukee Avenue #200, Chicago, IL 60642, USA

Notes About This Class

THIS CLASS WILL MEET ONCE A MONTH

Fall Dates:

October

November

December

~Skip the "Sunday Night Stress" ~

Enjoy invigorating, restorative movement to fabulous world music. This class is specially designed to beat the Sunday night blues and restore the body to optimum energy levels. Experience the harmonious balance of Nia's active and multi-disciplinary approach to fitness and healing. This combination of power and relaxation reduces tension and stress. Pamper yourself with the gift of mindful, therapeutic movement that is a beautiful and effective way to facilitate positive change in your body, mind and spirit.
 

~Begin your work week in a blissful state of mind~

Margaret Armour

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00am

Location

3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

Cost

Please call the facility at (847) 291-2995 for pricing info.

Notes About This Class

Experience Nia in an intimate setting, with natural light, wood dance floor, mirrors and friendly classmates. Adults and active seniors of all fitness levels are warmly invited. Beginners are always welcome. This class is open to both residents and non-residents. Min # of students: 6. Max # of students: 9.

• There are no make-up classes.
• If a class is cancelled (due to power outage or teacher emergency, etc.), you will be credited for any current classes you have already paid for.
• Sorry, class days are NOT interchangeable (i.e.: if you sign up for Thursdays and miss a class, you cannot make it up on a Wednesday.)
• Class slots cannot be traded with or given away to other students.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ENROLLMENT OR SESSION DATES? PLEASE CALL THE LEISURE CENTER AT: (847) 291-2995.T

Cassandra Dara-Abrams

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:45am

Location

5650 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Cost

ONE MORE CLASS OF THIS SESSION!! Then we will go to workshops in the summer in Hyde Park.

$15 drop in rate

Childcare is available for $10!

No class Thursday May 21, 2015.

This class runs until June 18!

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1935 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

$30 drop-in

$120 for 5-class card ($24/class)

Notes About This Class

Private or duet Nia classes available in Old Town.  Contact me for details, as the times available are flexible according to your needs.

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Chicago, IL, US

Cost

$40 for 1 class

$160 for 5-class card ($32/class)

Notes About This Class

If you live in Chicago or Evanston, I will come to YOUR home to teach a private or duet Nia class!  Contact me to schedule, as times are flexible according to your needs.

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1937 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $20/class

10 class pass: $180 ($18/class)

20 class pass: $340 ($17/class)

30 day unlimited classes: $175

3 month membership: $450

6 month membership: $720

1 year membership: $1,200 ($100/month), + 10% off workshops and $10 off massage appointments

Notes About This Class

This is a Nia class for EVERY body, whether you are pre/post-natal or not!

Emma Olesak-Plascencia

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Avenida Obsidiana 3231, Residencial Victoria, Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico

Cost

La mensualidad 2 veces por semana es $650 pesos. Puedes pagar la mensualidad y tomar cualquier otra clase de Yoga adicional a la clase de Nia.

Para mayor información a cerca del costo por clase o paquetes. Contácta Obsidiana Yoga al 18-17-40-30

Notes About This Class

Ven listo para empezar un sábado especial. Trae tu toalla y una botella con agua. Ropa cómoda con la que te sientas creativo. Zapatos no necesitas.

Jamie Klausing

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:30am

Location

333 West Wisconsin Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

$15 walk-in for non-members

$10 walk-in for Licoln Park Village members

Package prices available for 8 week sessions

Notes About This Class

This is a gentle Nia Class managed by Lincoln Park Village 

http://lincolnparkvillage.org/

773.248.8700

There is nothing else like a Village.  Lincoln Park Village is a non-profit membership organizations for older adults

Jenny Rogers

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:30am

Location

500 West 5th Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563, USA

Cost

$15.00

Notes About This Class

Classes begin 9/9/15. 

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

1937 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

Drop-in: $20/class - First class free!

10 class pass: $180 ($18/class)

20 class pass: $340 ($17/class)

30 day unlimited classes: $175

3 month membership: $450

6 month membership: $720

1 year membership: $1,200 ($100/month), + 10% off workshops and $10 off massage appointments

Notes About This Class

This class is for EVERY body, whether you are pre/post-natal or not!

Note that class time is changing to 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. effective February 1.

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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2:00pm

Days: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 2:00pm

Location

1935 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

$25 for 1 class

$100 for 5-class card ($20/class)

Notes About This Class

Private or duet classes are available in Old Town.  Contact me if you're interested, as the times available vary by week.

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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2:00pm

Days: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 2:00pm

Location

Chicago, IL, US

Cost

$25+ for 1 class

$100+ for 5-class card ($20+/class)

Cost varies by location; contact me for details.

Notes About This Class

If you live in Chicago or Evanston, I will come to YOUR home to teach a private or duet Nia class! Contact me for details.

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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3:00pm

Days: Thursday, Friday

Time: 3:00pm

Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Cost

75 to 100 dollars an hour, depending upon location.

Notes About This Class

Personal conditioning with an individual plan designed for each client using Nia movement and concepts for residents of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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4:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:15pm

Location

3429 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Cost

We are currently on Summer Break.

Kendra Dicker

Classic Nia Class

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4:45pm

Day: Monday

Time: 4:45pm

Location

0N020 County Farm Road, Winfield, IL, United States

Cost

Session One

September 14--November 9 

$72 for residents/$84 for non residents

Session Two

November 16--December 28

$63 for residents/$75 for non residents

Notes About This Class

Because this class depends on enrollment, you must register ahead of time.  If you are dropping in, please call to make sure the class is still running.  

Register at www.windfieldparkdistrict.com or by calling 630-653-3811

Valerie Beller

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

109 East 1st Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, United States

Cost

18 dollars to drop in, or purchase a 4 class package for 60 dollars~ (15 dollars a class).

Notes About This Class

I am thrilled to be teaching Nia in Elmhurst at the DuPage Dance Academy. Classes begin September 12th! Feel free to contact me with any questions~ bellerstudio@gmail.com. Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move and groove, and bring a water bottle. See you on the dancefloor!

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1935 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Cost

$30 drop-in

5-class card for $120 (buy 4, get 1 free)

Notes About This Class

Private and duet classes are available in Old Town.  Contact me if you are interested, as the times are flexible according to your needs and the exact address is near the one listed.

Jenny Rogers

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

28379 Davis Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA

Cost

Your first class is free! After that, you can pay $12.00 for a drop in or $40 for a 5 class punch card. Cash or check only, please.

Notes About This Class

Please note that there is no class on the following dates: 7/30/15 and 8/13/15.

Come and experience the JOY of movement. EveryBody is welcome. This class is appropriate for all levels. Bring water and a towel and be ready to connect to your body through music and movement.

Emily Merritt

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

Chicago, IL, US

Cost

$40 Drop-In

$160 for 5-class card ($32 per class)

Notes About This Class

If you live in Chicago or Evanston, I will come to YOUR home for a private or duet class!  Contact me for details, as the times are flexible according to your schedule.

Kendra Dicker

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

9 North Fourth Street, Geneva, IL, US

Cost

Drop in rate is $20.00 but punch cards may be purchsed for a discount.

Notes About This Class

Class begins Tuesday, August 25!

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