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Nia in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Gold Coast

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

Jacquie Holyoak

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Park Street, Burleigh Heads, AU

Cost

$15/$13 Concession 

$30 Introductory 3 Class Pass

$65 5 Class Pass $55 Concession

St Johns Anglican Church Hall.

Notes About This Class

Nia is a blend of Martial Arts, Healing Arts and Dance Arts, suitable for all fitness levels, no experience necessary! Come and dive into The JOY of movement with Nia.

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

11 Murwillumbah Road, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia

Cost

Casual $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Sophie Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

4 Mollison Street, West End, QLD, 4101, Australia

Cost

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

Drop in anytime: casual $17. concession $14

Class pass blocks: 1 May - 30 June; 1 July - 31 August; 1 Sept - 31 October; 1 November - 31 December 2015

Block prices: 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 6 per week)

Notes About This Class

New time of 830-930 a.m begins 2 May 2015.

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!

Please bring a water bottle and towel. Beginners always welcome!  

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 $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Notes About This Class

I will alternate this class with Taryn Pallister

Classes begin October 13!

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

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

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Nia Australia Members and under 18 $10

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

Classes on break over Christmas- Will be returning on Feb 3rd 2015.

Upcoming Events

May
31
Sophie Marsh

Nia-Astrology playshop: Dancing with Natural Time and the Moon Goddesses

Nia-Astrology playshop: Dancing with Natural Time and the Moon Goddesses

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:00am

End: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:30pm

Location

4 Mollison Street, West End, QLD, 4101, Australia

Cost

Earlybird - book and pay by 23 May $88

or by 30 May $111.

Payment can be made by direct deposit into CBA Account BSB 064178 # 10372619 for Sophie Marsh or by cash at Sophie's Nia classes.

Notes About This Event

A woman's life is all about seasons and cycles. Join Nia Trainer and Black Belt Sophie Marsh and astrologer Nicky Bassett for an inspiring day tapping into what makes you come alive. We'll explore the sensation of Natural Time, learn about the Moon Goddesses and how to tune into the phases and signs of the moon to optimise decision making, creativity, energy and wellbeing. Fill yourself up with aromatherapy, beautiful rituals, guided free movement, a Nia class and practical wisdom that you can carry into daily life. 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431483010495357/1431764977133827/

July
19
Rebecca Kelly

Creative Women's Retreat, Ubud Bali, July 19-26, 2015

Creative Women's Retreat, Ubud Bali, July 19-26, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Cost

7 night Retreat Package - AUD$2299 single deluxe/AUD$2099 share super deluxe
Places are strictly limited so book in now for this inspirational and energising retreat.book now by emailing christina@christinagiorgio.com or visit the website for more information http://www.creativeconsultancies.com/bali-womens-retreat 

Notes About This Event

This creative arts retreat is an opportunity for women to reconnect with their artistic energies in a supportive and nurturing environment. As well as experiencing a range of artistic workshops, women are given space to rest and reconnect with themselves, work on their individual arts practice and connect with like minded women from around the world.What to expect -
* Revel in Bali’s vibrant arts mecca of Ubud
* Retreat to gorgeous accomodation in a stunning jungle setting.
* Start each day with a nurturing and energising creative movement session with Nia Black Belt Rebecca Kelly.
* Reconnect with your creative energies with supported journaling and group sessions.
* Embrace a range of local arts activities including silversmithing, batik, drumming and painting.
* Emerse yourself daily in your own arts practice.
* Be nourished by the tastes and scents of Bali with healthy vegetarian meals lovingly prepared onsite.
* Be nurtured with an indulgent spa session.
* Connect with like minded women for 2 magical evenings of delicious feasting and local entertainment.
* Relax by the pool overlooking tropical gardens and surrounded by jungle, read a book or take advantage of the onsite health and beauty spa.  

September
14
Sophie Marsh

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Final Payment options: 
$1399 less deposit. Full payment by 7 July
$1499 less deposit. Full payment by 7 August
$1599 less deposit. Full payment by 7 September

Single room supplement: + $500

Upgrade from Naya Rainbow to Naya rooms (limited to 3 rooms): + $500 per person twin share

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: Step out of the busy-ness of your every day routine and feel tension melt away as you relax into a blissful sanctuary in the heart of Bali.  Join International Nia Trainer Sophie Marsh and Nia Black Belt Taryn Pallister for a nurturing and life-enriching retreat, to connect deeply with yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. 

Enter a sacred and supportive space for purposeful transformation through conscious movement - 6 days of daily Nia, gentle yoga, meditation, Nia 5 Stages, a shamanic dance journey and meaningful rituals with plenty of time for pampering and cultural exploration.

Be lovingly guided to relax into the flow of your body's unique rhythm, reconnect with your heart and reclaim your relationship with your inner wisdom to experience more pleasure, power and Joy in your body + life.  

Beginners welcome. No prior Nia or yoga experience is necessary! 

Includes: 6 nights deluxe twin share accommodation at Naya Resort, 3 nourishing organic vegetarian meals daily, all movement and meditation classes, airport transfers, 1 hour massage, steam grotto, ozone swimming pool, and cultural activities including Balinese dance performance.  

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 7 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. 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 somatic educator, community builder, wellness coach and dedicated mum. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to her 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. 

“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

September
14
Taryn Pallister

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Final Payment options: 
$1399 less deposit. Full payment by 7 July
$1499 less deposit. Full payment by 7 August
$1599 less deposit. Full payment by 7 September

Single room supplement: + $500

Upgrade from Naya Rainbow to Naya rooms (limited to 3 rooms): + $500 per person twin share

Notes About This Event

Your Body~Your Temple: Step out of the busy-ness of your every day routine and feel tension melt away as you relax into a blissful sanctuary in the heart of Bali.  Join International Nia Trainer Sophie Marsh and Nia Black Belt Taryn Pallister for a nurturing and life-enriching retreat, to connect deeply with yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. 

Enter a sacred and supportive space for purposeful transformation through conscious movement - 6 days of daily Nia, gentle yoga, meditation, Nia 5 Stages, a shamanic dance journey and meaningful rituals with plenty of time for pampering and cultural exploration.

Be lovingly guided to relax into the flow of your body's unique rhythm, reconnect with your heart and reclaim your relationship with your inner wisdom to experience more pleasure, power and Joy in your body + life.  

Beginners welcome. No prior Nia or yoga experience is necessary! 

Includes: 6 nights deluxe twin share accommodation at Naya Resort, 3 nourishing organic vegetarian meals daily, all movement and meditation classes, airport transfers, 1 hour massage, steam grotto, ozone swimming pool, and cultural activities including Balinese dance performance.  

About Naya Resort: This retreat is nestled within an emerald sea of rice paddies just 7 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. 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 somatic educator, community builder, wellness coach and dedicated mum. Australia's only Nia White Belt Trainer, Sophie brings a depth of experience, compassion and grace to her 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. 

“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

October
23
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Early bird $1,399 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,599 USD 

Payment plans are available upon request. Please contact Tanja and Rebecca for payment details. 

Email: nourishnia@gmail.com 
Ph: +61 423 659 589

Single room accommodation unless you request to share. Price does not include airfare. A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – see below for cancellation policy.

We are happy for partners to join us on the Retreat and will offer a reduced rate for people who do not participate in the Nia classes or playshops.

Non participating guest – US $1,299 by Sept 1st, US$1,399 after this date.

Cancellation Policy for all Retreats:More than 2 months (prior to start date) – you will be eligible for a full refund less the $250 non-refundable deposit

From 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refund.

From 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund.

From Oct 18 til 23 – you will not be eligible for a refund.

Charities we support:

www.khmerchildfoundation.org

www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Tanja Taljaard for their annual Nia Retreat in Cambodia, the lush heartland of Southeast Asia. Staying in luxurious accommodation in Siem Reap, this all inclusive retreat is a unique cultural adventure coupled with Nia movement medicine. 

Explore glorious Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most renowned ancient wonders that draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional crafts, cooking classes, performance and local markets. This retreat truly is foodie heaven filled with culinary delights! Nourish and renew your entire being with daily Nia classes, meditation, massage, and so much more. A percentage of profits from the retreat go to Cambodian charities. 

This 9 day Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights accommodation at a luxury hotel
- Daily buffet breakfasts and sumptuous a la carte dinners
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditations
- 3 Nia Playshops
- 3 day pass and temple tour to the Lost City of Angkor Wat
- A visit to a colorful local Wat (temple) to listen to the Monks chanting.
- Explore the markets and downtown Siem Reap
- Guided tour of Angkor Silk Farm and the Artisans of Angkor Workshop
- An evening at the Phare Cambodian Circus Theatre
- Gourmet Khmer Cooking Class – followed by lunch – in the heart of a lotus farm in the lush Cambodian countryside
- Spend an afternoon at a traditional homestay and enjoy delicious four course luncheon
- An Apsara performance - traditional Khmer classical dance
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages  
- A Bellydancing class
- Ample time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

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