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Albuquerque

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

Anna Pentler

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, US
Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

FIrst class is free for ABQ residents who are new to Nia. Drop in is $10. A class card with Beth costs $80 for 10 classes.

Notes About This Class

 This is a dynamic, spirited class with an emphasis on building strength and stamina as well as building community.  

Studio Sway is at the corner of San Mateo and Lomas in the same center as Ace Hardware and on the bottom level (directly beneath Mama's Minerals). 

Katy  Fuchs

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

3212 Monte Vista NE (near UNM), Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

$9 drop-in / $30 for 4-class card (good at both Healing Gateand  UNM Center for Life

Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

First class is free to ABQ residents who are new to Nia.  Drop in is $10. Buy a class card for 10 classes with Beth for $80.

Notes About This Class

This is a dynamic, spirited class with an emphasis on building strength and stamina as well as building community.

Studio Sway is at San Mateo and Lomas NE in the ACE Hardware center. We're on the first level directly beneath Mama's Minerals.

Anna Pentler

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:00am

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Notes About This Class

Part of the Rise and Shine classes

Katy  Fuchs

Classic Nia Class

at Horn YMCA in
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9:20am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:20am

Location

4901 Indian School Rd. NE , Albuquerque , NM, US
Katy  Fuchs

Classic Nia Class

at Horn YMCA in
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9:20am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:20am

Location

4901 Indian School Rd. NE , Albuquerque , NM, US

Cost

This class is free for YMCA members.  Please contact me if you are interested in a free sample class.

Anna Pentler

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

$8 drop in.

Anna Pentler

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Notes About This Class

Every other week, alternating with Mo Small.

Katy  Fuchs

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

3212 Monte Vista NE (near UNM), Albuquerque, NM, US
Kate Davis

Classic Nia Class

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8:15am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 8:15am

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Cost

$10 drop in, $35 for a 5 class card, $70 for a 10 class card, first Nia class ever is free

Notes About This Class

Kate teaches Classic Nia as well as routines of her own creation.  Playful, meditative, creative and fun, Kate strives to bring out the dancer in all her students and ignite their passion for expressive and mindful movement. Through instruction in proper technique, students learn how to move safely and in sync with their Body’s Way. Every Body, an athlete, a Nia newbie or somewhere in between, is welcome!

Erin Damour, Black Belt

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE #32, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Cost

Drop-in $12.00
5 Class Cards $53.00
10 Class Cards $96.00

*3 Month Expiration on Cards. All fees include NM gross receipts tax.

Notes About This Class

This class is on hiatus from 6/18-7/17/2018. 

Erin brings fun, calm energy to the dance floor. Her classes include classic and home-spun Nia routines with an emphasis on fun, stress relief, and exploring the diverse movement techniques of Nia. This class is ideal for those looking for an energetic yet safe class where we explore the collective creativity of an hour dancing together.

Erin Damour, Black Belt

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE #32, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Cost

Drop-in rate: $12.00 +tax
5 class card: $53.00 +tax
10 class card: $96.00 +tax

3 month expiration on class cards. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Notes About This Class

This class is on hiatus from 6/18-7/17/2018.

Erin brings fun, calm energy to the dance floor. Her classes include classic and home-spun Nia routines with an emphasis on fun, stress relief, and exploring the diverse movement techniques of Nia. This class is ideal for those looking for an energetic yet safe class where we explore the collective creativity of an hour dancing together.

Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

$10 drop in or class card (10 classes for $80). 

Notes About This Class

This is a summer 2019 class that begins May 1st and runs through May, June, and July. 

Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

First class is free to ABQ residents who are new to Nia. Come try a class! Drop in fee is $10. Buy a class card for 10 classes with Beth for $80.

Notes About This Class

This is a dynamic, spirited class with an emphasis on building strength and stamina as well as building community.

Studio Sway is at the corner of San Mateo and Lomas NE in the ACE Hardware center. We're on the first floor.

Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

$10 drop in or class card

Notes About This Class

This class meets once a month. 

May 19 - Athletic Nia is so. much. fun. We really get the heart pounding and sweat flowing as we incorporate high intensity intervals, jumps, hops, movement up and down from the floor, and strength conditioning. 

June 2 - TBD

July 7 - the pelvis with Elyse Fahey

dates in August - December TBD

Beth O'Neall

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

This class is on hiatus in May, June, and July 2019 and will resume in August.

The Take It Easy Tuesday Nia class is a recovery class. I keep the music volume a bit lower and the moves a bit less intense. There's more freedance some days as well as many opportunities to sink deeply into sensation. This class is a good option for those returning to fitness after illness or injury as well as for athletes who seek mobility and healing through movement.  $10 drop in or class card, $80 for 10 classes.

Notes About This Class

No class May, June, or July 2019. 

Upcoming Events

June
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Beth O'Neall

Blue Earth Nia Class with Jag

Blue Earth Nia Class with Jag

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:30pm

End: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 5:30pm

Location

1100 San Mateo NE, #32, Albuquerque, NM, US

Cost

$10 drop in. 

Notes About This Event

Visiting instructor Jag presents his Nia routine, Blue Earth. 

The Blue Earth routine was created as a very special project initiated by Jag in July of 2017. His idea was to enlist Nia teachers from all over the globe to collaborate via electronic media on a brand new routine. Using mostly Facebook and Dropbox, JAG, in Seattle, worked together with about a dozen teachers from as nearby as Portland, OR and as far away as New Zealand. Together they compiled a playlist and shared choreography ideas over video until, after several months, they co-created a wonderful routine.

The focus of the routine is on The Base and the intent is to bring Stability to our movements by touching the Earth. The routine begins with a strong Feldenkrais energy and then moves into a sultry jazzy Tai Chi feeling. The third song features Graham style Modern Dance and Nia FreeDance while the fourth is strongly rooted in Aikido. The fifth song captures a sparkly Jazz feeling, while the sixth has a very powerful Tae Kwon Do attitude. The seventh song has a lovely Duncan Dance technique flair to it. The eighth song is a great opportunity to practice the Alexander technique and the final song has a relaxing Yoga flavor.

Students are saying that they love the routine and really appreciate all of the opportunities to settle into stability through focusing on the Base: the Lower Extremities. And while the focus on Stability offers an opportunity to self-heal, there is also great opportunity for a good work-out. This routine leaves students with an open, expansive feeling.

Some of the musical artists featured in the routine are Vibrasphere, Sacred Earth, The Spy from Cairo, and dimmSummer. The main signature move of this routine is the Heel Lead. It is used in many different ways to track stability as we take steps. And a non-impact changing of feet in a Cat Stance teaches us how to quickly replace the foot underneath our body so we never lose stability.

Please note that Jag brings with him his dog River, who will be in the entry area in a crate. 
 

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

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