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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

Taryn Pallister

Nia 5 Stages Class

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8:30am
Nia 5 Stages

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

Fingal Ave, Brunswick Heads, NSW, AU

Cost

$5

Notes About This Class

Please note class dates: 15/8, 22/8, 29/8,5/9 ...2015

I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Brunswick Heads School Hall before regular Nia.

Time: 8.30 – 9.00am, followed by Nia 9.00 – 10.00am.

Come along to enhance your somatic awareness and sensation of Pleasure of living in your body!

The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative practice based on the five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing, and Walking. Each stage is a foundation for the next. Combined, all five stages help people to integrate physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When practiced daily, these stages facilitate optimal alignment and function. Practicing the Nia 5 Stages allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Agility and Stability it needs. The continual practice of the Nia 5 Stages provides a way for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and to self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing, seeking how to function optimally.

It has been found that benefits can be experienced in as little as five minutes a day and that, no matter how many times practiced, profound changes occurred.

Sophie Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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1:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 1:30pm

Location

8 Appel Street, Chelmer, Queensland, Australia

Cost

new to Nia?  come and try 3 classes for $30 - 1 month.  Join anytime!

Drop in anytime: casual $17. concession $14

2 month pass: 1 September - 31 October - (pro-rated option available if you join mid-term)

1 class per week $120.  2 classes per week $220. unlimited classes $290.  unlimited 1 week $45.

Block passes are valid for Sophie's Chelmer and West End classes (up to 7 per week)

NB. This class begins 21 September 2015

Notes About This Class

"Gentle Nia"

This fun class gently encourages body-mind awareness, balance, strength and flexibility in a friendly social setting.  Experience all the Joy of Nia in a slower paced class. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and ideal for beginners.  Everybody is welcome!

Please BYO water bottle. No booking required.  Begin anytime.

Weekly class from 21 September 2015 ... join anytime. 

Lisa Silverstone

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

6 First Ave, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD, AU

Cost

Casual $15/ $13 conc.

Introductory offer 3 classes for $30

Sophie Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

4 Mollison St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Cost

new to Nia?  come and try 3 classes for $30 - valid 3 weeks.  Join anytime!

Drop in anytime: casual $20 concession $15

10 class pass: $140 valid 3 months

1 month unlimited class pass: $140 - begins on 1st day of calendar month

Passes are valid for Sophie's Chelmer and West End classes (up to 7 per week)

Notes About This Class

Join our vibrant Saturday morning community and start your weekend feeling energised and alive!  All ages and levels of fitness are welcome to join our growing group of women and men aged 12-72+.  No experience or bookings required.  Just show up!  

Venue is air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter :)

Please bring a water bottle and towel. Beginners always welcome!  Nia 5 Stages class is 755-825 a.m.  Classic Nia class is 830-930 a.m.

HOW TO FIND US - view on google maps

Look for the mooroon coloured shop-front and glass doors. River City Ballroom is located at 4 Mollison Street in West End, up from Montague Rd end, just a few minutes walk down from the Coles, Three Monkeys and the Gun Shop Cafe.If you drive, there's free street parking in the surrounding streets, or Coles offers up to 2 hours free undercover parking. It's usually less than a minute's drive from the Go-Between Bridge, only slightly further from the Grey Street (William Jolly) Bridge, and about five minutes from the Stanley Street or Vulture Street exits of the South-East Freeway.If you use public transport, we are very well-served by the high-frequency CityGlider Bus Service, which links major transport hubs from the Bulimba-Teneriffe Ferry through Fortitude Valley, Central Station, King George Square / City Hall, Cultural Centre Bus Station / South Brisbane Train Station, to the St Lucia-West End Ferry.  The Mollison Street CityGlider stop is right outside Coles. 

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

431 Golden Four Drive, Tugun, QLD, 4224, Australia

Cost

Casual $17 / Concession $15

Class Pass $75 for 5 classes (2 months expiry)

New to Nia $30 for 3 classes (1 month expiry)

Licensed Nia teachers $13

5 Stages $5

Notes About This Class

Please join me for Nia 5 Stages before class 8.25 - 8.55am for $5.

Come and join us for a Joyful workout. EveryBody welcome - no experience necessary!

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

61 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$17 casual 

$15 concession (Healthcare card holders and seniors)

5 class pass $75

New to Nia 3 classes for $30

Licensed Nia Teachers  and under 18 $13

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

61 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual $17/ Concession $15
Class Pass $75 for 5 classes (2 months expiry)
New to Nia $30 for 3 classes (1 month expiry)
Licensed Nia teachers $13
5 Stages $5

Notes About This Class

Come and join us for a Joyful workout. EveryBody welcome - no experience necessary!

This class is co taught with Rebecca Kelly.

Sophie Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Cost

This class is a collaboration with the Joining Hands Give Back program and Logan Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre. http://www.joininghands.com.au

Notes About This Class

A monthly class that welcomes everybody for an hour of coming home to your body, to move mindfully in a way that feels pleasurable, powerful and fun!  For all ages and levels of fitness, this class is about doing it YOUR way, with no expectations to 'keep up' or 'get it right'.  Rediscover your Joy of Movement!

Save the dates! 3 October - 7 November (6 week block)

PLEASE CONTACT SOPHIE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN THE NEXT BLOCK OF LOGAN CLASSES

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

61 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$17 casual

$15 concession (Healthcare card holders and seniors)

5 class pass $75

New to Nia 3 classes for $30

Licensed Nia Teachers  and under 18 $13

Notes About This Class

I offer this class on alternate weeks with Taryn Pallister

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Federal, NSW, Australia

Cost

$17 casual

$15 concession

Notes About This Class

I offer this class every third Thursday on a rotational basis with Julie Bartley and Janet Walker 

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$17 casual

$15 concession (Healthcare card holders and seniors)

5 class pass $75

New to Nia 3 classes for $30

Licensed Nia Teachers  and under 18 $13

Notes About This Class

I alternate this class bi weekly with Julie Bartley

Upcoming Events

July
22
Sophie Marsh

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

End: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $750 required to secure your spot. Pay by direct deposit to Sophie Marsh - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619 adding your name as a reference.
TO REGISTER - Pay your deposit and send a confimration email to sophie.marsh@nianow.com

Final Payment options:
$1750 (less deposit) by 5th May 2018
$1850 (less deposit ) by 7th July 2018

Single room supplement: from $650 (limited numbers available)
For all bookings after 7th July there will be a $50 surcharge and subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show - no refund

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: Unwind with a week of conscious movement, pleasure and pampering, to restore your vitality and recharge your spirit. You'll be lovingly guided to get to know your body as a sacred temple through daily Nia classes and playshops, gentle yoga, yin yoga, mediation, Nia 5 Stages, and meaningful rituals with plenty of free time for self nurturing and cultural exploration.

Includes: Full retreat program, 6 nights twin or triple share accommodation at Naya Resort, all organic vegetarian meals, daily coconuts and green juice, Balinese dance performance, temple offering ceremony, group adventure, ozone swimming pool, 1 hour massage and one airport transfer.

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 10 minutes from the center of Ubud. At Naya's Rainbow Villas, each has its own verandah, private garden with fishpond, en suite bathroom, twin beds in the bedrooms for single or double occupancy, Chakra themed room, fan, optional portable air conditioning, and sunset views. There are also 2 upgraded triple share rooms available. Naya pride themselves on "sourcing garden fresh local organic produce daily".

About your facilitators:  
Taryn Pallister - Taryn's passion is creating space for self-liberation through conscious embodiment and authentic expression. Her own spirited journey to find freedom in herself inspired her to travel around the world training in many modalities including: Nia (Black Belt), Nia 5 Stages teacher, Yoga teacher, Dancing Freedom Inspired teacher, Kahuna Bodywork and Remedial massage. She is an experienced retreat facilitator as well as offering a range of classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded spa location and classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.

Sophie Marsh - Sophie is a body-mind educator, community builder and women's empowerment coach. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to Nia classes, playshops, retreats and trainings. Her passionate energy is contagious and she inspires people of all ages and walks of life to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart. Sophie brings over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing, sensuous embodiment and sacred feminine practices. Her contribution to Nia Technique International as a Trainer has been recognised with awards in 2013 and 2014. 

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers 
Here are the sun and moon
As well as all the pilgrimage places
I have not encountered another temple
As blissful as my own body”
~Saraha Doha

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
July
22
Taryn Pallister

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple - 2018

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple - 2018

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

End: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

Total cost: $1750 by 5 May (earlybird) or $1850 by 7 July.  For all bookings after 7 July there will be a $50 surcharge, subject to availability.

Deposit to secure your spot: $750

Single room supplement: $650 (limited numbers available)
Limited upgraded rooms are also available, twin and triple share

Registration: Secure your spot by paying the $750 deposit into CBA Account: BSB 064-178 #10372619. Account name: Sophie Marsh. Please add your name as a reference.

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show - no refund

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: 

Unwind with a week of conscious movement, pleasure and pampering, to restore your vitality and recharge your spirit. You'll be loving ly guided to get to know your body as a sacred temple through daily Nia classes and playshops, gentle yoga, yin yoga, mediation, Nia 5 Stages, and meaningful rituals with plenty of free time for self nurturing and cultural exploration.

Includes: Full retreat program, 6 nights twin or triple share accommodation at Naya Resort, all organic vegetarian meals, dao;u coconutes and green juice, Balinese dance performance, temple offering ceremony, group adventure, ozone swimming pool, 1 hour massage and one airport transfer.

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 10 minutes from the center of Ubud. At Naya's Rainbow Villas, each has its own verandah, private garden with fishpond, en suite bathroom, twin beds in the bedrooms for single or double occupancy, Chakra themed room, fan, optional portable air conditioning, and sunset views. There are also 2 upgraded triple share rooms available. Naya pride themselves on "sourcing garden fresh local organic produce daily".

About your facilitators:  
Taryn Pallister - Taryn's passion is creating space for self-liberation through conscious embodiment and authentic expression. Her own spirited journey to find freedom in herself inspired her to travel around the world training in many modalities including: Nia (Black Belt), Nia 5 Stages teacher, Yoga teacher, Dancing Freedom Inspired teacher, Kahuna Bodywork and Remedial massage. She is an experienced retreat facilitator as well as offering a range of classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded spa location and classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.

Sophie Marsh - Sophie is a body-mind educator, community builder and women's empowerment coach. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to Nia classes, playshops, retreats and trainings. Her passionate energy is contagious and she inspires people of all ages and walks of life to nurture, trust and understand their innate body wisdom as a path to self-love. She shares Nia as both a life-enriching practice and as movement medicine for healing and enlivening the body, mind, spirit and heart. Sophie brings over 20 years studying and sharing self-mastery techniques, holistic movement, energy healing, sensuous embodiment and sacred feminine practices. Her contribution to Nia Technique International as a Trainer has been recognised with awards in 2013 and 2014. 

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers 
Here are the sun and moon
As well as all the pilgrimage places
I have not encountered another temple
As blissful as my own body”
~Saraha Doha

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
September
19
Rebecca Kelly

Embody Peace Retreat Lake Taupo New Zealand

Embody Peace Retreat Lake Taupo New Zealand

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:00pm

End: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

Location

60 Acacia Heights Dr, Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand

Cost

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars

PLEASE CONTACT REBECCA DIRECTLY FOR PAYMENT DETAILS

$795 early bird rate by July 21st, 2018

$895 by September 5th, 2018

Please note that fees are for the full retreat program, all activities and meals.

Massage will be available onsite during the retreat - pricing to be confirmed and this is to be paid to the therapist directly on the day.

Accommodation is additional. 

There is a variety of comfortable and affordable accommodation options. Guests are also welcome to stay in Taupo itself and join us at Tauhara each day.

Prices for Tauhara are inclusive for retreat - 4 nights accommodation:

Camping:                        $80                   shared bathroom

Caravan/campervan     $100

(this is a powered site)

Shared Bunkroom:       $155                 shared bathroom

Caravan:                         $185                 shared bathroom

Shared Cottage:            $235                 ensuite bathroom

Private Cottage:            $295                 ensuite bathroom 

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:

Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show - no refund

Notes About This Event

Embody Peace: A Nia and Movement Meditation Retreat

Immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of majestic Lake Taupo to explore Pathways to Peace. Awaken your innate body wisdom through the embodiment practices of Nia, Mindful Movement, Meditation, Somatic Enquiry and Nia 5 Stages. Participate in sacred ceremony and daily experiences in nature to deepen your connection to yourself and the Earth. Receive gentle yet powerful tools to access your inner Peaceful Warrior and dance through life from a place of Clarity, Strength and Deep Peace. 

Includes: Full retreat program, delicious organic vegetarian meals and all external excursions to Wairakei Terraces Thermal Baths, Lake Taupo Cruise, Huka Falls walk and Craters of the Moon National Park. 

About Tauhara Retreat: 

" Kotahi tonu te Wairua o nga mea katoa:

There is one Spirit that flows through all "

The Tauhara Centre is a spiritual and educational centre founded upon bringing people together to explore different pathways to Healing, Oneness and the Interdependence of all Creation. Situated on a gentle hillside and surrounded by forest and mountains, Tauhara has beautiful spacious grounds, delicious food and stunning views of Lake Taupo.

There is a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options at Tauhara Centre ranging from camping to private cottages. To view the differnet options see website www.tauharacentre.org.nz  

About your facilitators:  

Rebecca Kelly - 
Rebecca is an Energy Alignment Guide, Nia Black Belt and conscious movement facilitator who has dedicated her life to the study of embodiment, vibrational healing and Movement as Medicine. She invites Every Body to connect to their inner power, intuition and innate body wisdom. An experienced facilitator of retreats, events and workshops, Rebecca offers weekly Nia classes in Northern NSW and works one on one with women, offering tools for deep self healing and soul guidance.

Virginia Woods -

Virginia has devoted her life to finding connection to spirit and earth through spiritual seeking, dance, shamanism, and understanding the human condition. She is a Nia Brown Belt with over 40 years of professional experience as a psychologist and dance-movement specialist. Virginia brings expertise and a holistic approach to the integration of body, mind, and spirit through somatic processes of body awareness, dance, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

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