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Nia in Austin, Texas, USA

Austin

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

Ursula Parks

Classic Nia Class

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6:30am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 6:30am

Location

4544 South Lamar, Austin, US

Cost

$10 per class

Notes About This Class

Sunrise Nia! This class is held Tuesday-Friday at 6:30.

Louise Parks

Classic Nia Class

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6:30am

Days: Wednesday, Friday

Time: 6:30am

Location

4544 South Lamar Boulevard, WestGate Shopping Center, Austin, TX 78745, USA

Cost

$10 per class--First class is free.

Pay by the class of the month with cash or a check.

Notes About This Class

Balance studio features mirrored rooms with sprung floors overlooking the beautiful Austin Greenbelt.

Practice Nia five days a week at Balance Studio. I alternate teaching days with my talented Brown Belt daughter Ursula Parks.

At dawn's early light: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 to 7:30am

and

Sunday 10 - 11:15am

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

13343 North Highway 183 #285, Austin, TX 78750, USA

Cost

Class Package Options:

  4 CLASSES - $  48 ($12/class) - Expires in 2 months
  8 CLASSES - $  88 ($11/class) - Expires in 4 months
12 CLASSES - $132 ($10/class) - Expires in 6 months

Prefer to Drop-In:

$15 Drop-In anytime

Cash or Check preferred

Credit card payments available ($1.00 fee) 

 

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1050 Meadows Drive #306, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA

Cost

$10

Notes About This Class

The Practice

“This lyrical, dance-like technique is deceptively effective at delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.”    -Health Magazine

Great for people who don’t like to exercise! More than “working out” Nia:

  1. improves strength & flexibility + increases energy & endurance
  2. affects posture, poise & alignment focused on balance & coordination
  3. provides emotional release & reduces stress andis playfully creative while conditioning
  4. creates community offering adaptable movement for all fitness levels
Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

Ursula Parks

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

4544 South Lamar, Austin, US

Cost

This class is by donation!

Notes About This Class

Everybody is welcome to attend this class held at Balance Dance Studio, a lovely, energizing space! Join us for a spirited class with a joyful and supportive community.

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:30am

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

at open lotus in
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11:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3212 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

at open lotus in
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11:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3212 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
Michelle Yarovinsky

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00am

Location

213 West North Loop Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751, USA

Cost

Sliding scale $10-$15
 

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

at Premiere Lady in Austin
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11:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 Wood Hollow Dr, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

Memberships available

Notes About This Class

Women only club

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

at Premiere Lady in Austin
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11:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 Wood Hollow Dr, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

Memberships available

Notes About This Class

Women only club

Amanda Doan

Classic Nia Class

at Cafe Dance in Austin
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4:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

3307 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Cost

$10 per class

Notes About This Class

 classic NIA 

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

7107 Meadowood Drive, Austin, TX 78723, USA

Cost

Class Package Options:

  4 CLASSES - $  48 ($12/class) - Expires in 2 months
  8 CLASSES - $  88 ($11/class) - Expires in 4 months
12 CLASSES - $132 ($10/class) - Expires in 6 months

Prefer to Drop-In:

$15 Drop-In anytime

Cash or Check preferred

Credit card payments available ($1.00 fee) 

Notes About This Class

RSVP in advance: julie.wylie@nianow.com or 512.791.6597

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

Yolanda Lovaasen

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 West Gate Blvd Ste 106, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$15 walk-ins welcomed, or monthly dues

Notes About This Class

Great Nia classes throughout the week at Premeire Lady Fitness North and South

Westminster Retirment Center Class is a NIA Specialty Class for Older Persons

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

at The Center Spot in Austin
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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

213 West North Loop Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751, USA

Cost

sliding scale $10-$15

Notes About This Class

This commUNITY Nia class is shared by local and visiting Nia teachers.

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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10:55am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:55am

Location

12636 Research Blvd C-206, Austin, TX, US

Cost

Economical Class Passes Available click for details

Drop-in Class Pass = $16

Notes About This Class

Please make every effort to arrive by 10:55am as the front door to the studio will be locked after that.

If you need to arrive later call me to make arrangements.

Sara Earl

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

Brodie Oaks Shopping Center, 4006 South Lamar Boulevard #700, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Cost

$15 one class. $50 four class pass. First class free.
 

Notes About This Class

Class starts April 23rd

Upcoming Events

May
9
Julie Wylie

At Your Fingertips ~ Health, Fitness, Well-Being

At Your Fingertips ~ Health, Fitness, Well-Being

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:30pm

End: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

1050 Meadows Drive #306, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA

Cost

$40

Notes About This Event

“Movement is life. Life is a process.

         Improve the quality of the process

                and you improve the quality of life itself.”               

                                                                       Moshe Feldenkrais

Wish to move with greater ease and elegance? Interested in alleviating a nagging pain? Recovering from injury? Yearn for more restful sleep? Experience how Mindful Movements will help you. Learn skills to better sense yourself in action.  Learn novel movement strategies to increase your innate capacity for self healing and improve human functioning.

Workshop Take Aways::
*Explore anatomy of the shoulder girdle, arms, and hands
*Learn how movement can enhance well-being
*Understand how brain affects all body systems with improved self-awareness
*Experience novel techniques that may improve sleep and reduce anxiety    

Workshop Experiences:
*Knowledge gathered exploring shoulder girdle anatomy, and the science of movement to enhance well-being.
*Improved body awareness that affects positive changes via internal systems including the brain and central nervous system.
*Techniques that can help you sleep better and reduce anxiety. 

Workshop “Somatic Education” includes:
*Nia Technique®
*Feldenkrais Method®
*Awareness Through Movement®        
*Sounder Sleep System®

Bring: 
Mat. Blanket. Towel and/or Pillow for support to be comfortable lying on the floor. Water. Curiosity.  

Dress: 
Layered Clothing including socks. 

MEET the WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Nia Somatic Educator:     
Julie Ann Wylie        
JulieAnnWylie.com            

Feldenkrais Practitioner:
Becky Behling
MoveWithEaseNow.com

Feldenkrais Practitioner:
Marika Hicks
FeldenkraisAustin.com

May
16
Julie Wylie

Nia Technique ~ The Class Experience

Nia Technique ~ The Class Experience

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:30am

End: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00am

Location

802 East Main Street, Rockport, Texas 78382, United States

Cost

$25

Notes About This Event

Experience the FUNdamentals of Nia

FUN. ENERGIZING. Non-Impact Workout.

Building Basics for your Practice + Nia Class Experience

*Joy of Movement Fundamentals

*Functional Fitness using Nia Technique

  • *Experience a blending of 9 different movement forms
  • 3 Martial Arts
  • 3 Dance Arts
  • 3 Healing Arts
May
17
Julie Wylie

IGNITE ~ Chakra Exploration

IGNITE ~ Chakra Exploration

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:30pm

End: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

802 East Main Street, Rockport, Texas 78382, United States

Cost

$40

Notes About This Event

“Along the spine are energy centers of the ethereal energy - chi. Moving energy through these points increases and balances your body’s energy. When your chakras are strong, balanced and filled with energy, your body is strong -  physically, mentally, and emotionally.” 

The Nia Technique                                                               

by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Aya-Rosas

Ignite! Chakra Exploration workshop includes:

*introduction to the qualities, characteristics and lessons, as well as challenges, offered by each of the seven energy centers in our bodies

*simple ways to isolate each chakra, and specific exercises to open and charge our chakras with vitality

*interactive Nia Technique movement to put into action our new-found awareness of charka energy and ways to keep this energy flowing to benefit us as a “whole” person

*insight into greater understanding of yourself through learning how our chakras work together for harmony and balance

June
13
Julie Wylie

Nia Technique ~ Conditioning Fitness

Nia Technique ~ Conditioning Fitness

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

End: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

406 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Cost

$40

Notes About This Event

SAVE the DATE - details to follow

August
22
Julie Wylie

Pelvic Floor : Foundation to a Strong Core

Pelvic Floor : Foundation to a Strong Core

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:30pm

End: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

Location

1701 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Cost

Sliding Scale Fee $30-$40 (pay what you can)

Tickets available through this EventBrite link.

Notes About This Event

Explore Pelvic Floor Suspension : Your Foundation to a Strong Core                                                                                                                              A healthy pelvic floor is crucial for men and women at all stages of life. Bringing tone and vitality to muscle and connective tissue this area is fundamental to overall core health. 

This workshop is appropriate to men and women. 

In this workshop learn how: 

  • -a strong pelvic floor helps relieve lower back pain and shoulder tension
  • -a supple pelvic floor improves balance
  • -to stimulate and activate deep muscles and tissue integral to suspension 
  • -to apply "The Body's Way" knowledge to "Your Body’s Way” 
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Call for info: (512) 791-6597    $30 - $40 sliding scale event                                                                        

Gain these tools:

  • -5 developmental moves to feel better
  • -anatomy of the pelvic floor & core
  • -greater ease walking (gait training)
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  • Experience:  Pilates Technique and Nia Technique movement to increase body knowledge. 

Bring:           your curiosity, water, a yoga mat and hand towel.

Dress:          comfortably enough to move arms and legs. 

ORGANIZERS:

Julie Wylie & Shannon Rashap, MA

Shannon Rashap, MA www.clearpointwellness.com Biomechanics and Movement Specialist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Active Stretch Therapist             Shannon combines personal instruction with hands-on guidance to help clients integrate their knowledge with a heightened physical awareness.

Julie Wylie www.julieannwylie.com Nia Training Faculty Member and 1st degree Nia Black Belt Teacher, Conscious Personal Trainer                               Julie combines her passion for personal connection with holistic body knowledge to inspire clients, through pleasure & play, toward feel better right choices.

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