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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: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

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

Cost

$5
 

Notes About This Class

Beginning 22/7/15 I will be offering a half hour class in the Nia 5 Stages at the Tugun Progress 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.

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

62 Chelmer St East, Chelmer Brisbane, QLD, AU

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 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 $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
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

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

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

$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

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.

John  Marchant

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

14 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

Cost

Classes:

$15 normal / $13 concession

5 classes for $65

Bring a friend for free

Introductory 3 classes for $30

Notes About This Class

Nia enriches the relationship you have with yourself while delivering weight loss, optimal fitness, postural alignment, core strength, flexibity and confidence.

My aim is to share the gifts Nia has given me - including; creativity, connection, community, fitness, strength and joy through movement. As an athlete Nia has helped me develop greater flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability. 

On a personal level Nia has allowed me to appreciate the wisdom of my body and has allowed me to fully express both masculine and feminine polarities and at the same time allowing me to more fully appreciate my life.

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

$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

Sophie Marsh

Classic Nia Class

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11:15am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:15am

Location

3918 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme, QLD, 4129, Australia

Cost

$10 drop in or free for Wellwood Health members.  

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! 20 May. 17 June. 15 July. 19 August. 16 September.

Upcoming Events

August
22
Sophie Marsh

Bali Nia Retreat ~ Your Body. Your Temple

Bali Nia Retreat ~ Your Body. Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

Total cost $1599. Deposit $500 plus balance of $1099 by 8 August.

Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Single room supplement: + $500

For all bookings after 8 August 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 -100% – 0 refund

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, arrival transfer to Naya, 1 hour massage, ozone swimming pool, and Balinese dance performance.  

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. 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

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682861998597430/

August
22
Taryn Pallister

Bali Nia Retreat ~ Your Body. Your Temple

Bali Nia Retreat ~ Your Body. Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

$1599 by 8 August.

Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  

Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Single room supplement: + $500

For all bookings after 8 August 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 -100% – 0 refund

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, arrival transfer to Naya, 1 hour massage, ozone swimming pool, and Balinese dance performance.  

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, twin beds in the bedrooms for single or double occupancy, Chakra themed rooms, 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 and wellness coach. 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. 

Testimonials from Bali Retreat September 2015:
"I loved how the program catered for all levels and how it all flowed into the next day. I felt supported all of the way through...the food was always inspiring and delicious...there was a perfect balance between dance, meditation, and personal time." Trish Barram-Flynn

"my experience was way beyond what I could have wished for..." Zora Brown

" a great balance between movement and spare time. I loved the movement variety... I also liked the activities that allowed one to explore ouside the retreat space". Diane Nolan

"I felt so much peace, love and Joy. A beautiful connection within the group. A balance of cultural activity, dance and relaxation...the program was very inspirational and heart centered" Jenni Maddison

"great, wonderful healthy food, everyday in abundance.. Loved the local cuisine" Beth Pallister

"I felt deeply held and in a fun, inspiring and uplifting way
...a life highlight" Marita Foot

“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

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