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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

Lorraine  Jenkinson

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Cost

RainingNia Move to Heal Classes @ Byron Sport and Cultural Centre

Single Class:  $13
5 Class Series: $60  ($12/class)
10 Class Series: $110  ($11/class)
Monthly Unlimited: $150

Cash payment at the door (online facilities starting soon)

"For everyone looking to really dive into embodying the wisdom of The Body's Way, the 5 Stages is your answer." ~ Debbie Rosas, Nia Co-Founder

Notes About This Class

Moving To Heal

Enjoy soft music and easy-to-follow choreography in a supportive atmosphere of safety and trust.

You will personalise the movement to fit your body’s way, while focusing on pleasure, resulting in improved overall feelings of wellness, regardless of current physical/medical condition.

Elements of Nia 5 stages of healing will be integrated into this class to stimulate your sensory IQ and awaken body awareness .

The Nia 5 stages is an integrative movement practice based on the five stages of human development:

Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking.

It is a deceptively simple and powerful practice for optimal alignment, improved function and comfort in the body. 

No previous experiece needed.

Lorraine  Jenkinson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Cost

Rainingnia Classes @ Byron Bay Sports and Cultural Centre

Single Class:  $13
5 Class Series: $60  ($12/class)
10 Class Series: $110  ($11/class)
Monthly Unlimited: $150

Cash payment at the door (online facilities starting soon)

Nia is a group movement class that fuses movement from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to deliver the promise of integrating mind/body/spirit through sensation. 

Notes About This Class

Nia is a group movement class that fuses movement from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to deliver the promise of integrating mind/body/spirit through sensation. Nia is a multi-dimensional practice of The Body’s Way intended to enhance conditioning of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms of our bodies and to encourage individual and community expressivity through body awareness.

All levels are welcome.

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.

Taryn Pallister

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Fingal Ave, Brunswick Heads, NSW, AU

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!

This class is co taught with Rebecca Kelly.

Yvette Connors

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

Mackney Lane, Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual Class $18/conc $15  There are 6 or 3 class passes if interested please ask

Notes About This Class

Beginners welcome !! Any fitness level will benefit !This Classic Nia class is shared by Sil  Nossiter and myself so you are blessed with an opportunity to experience our unique styles of bringing you Nia. Class is suggested to be experienced with bare feet however if your requirement is to where shoes please feel comfortable to do this. Water bottle to keep fluids up and also a mat for descending to earth if this is your choice.

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.

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

2 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, AU

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 Saturday's with Taryn Pallister

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 

Upcoming Events

May
18
Taryn Pallister

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Nourish Yourself

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Nourish Yourself

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

Location

128 Bonnydoon Road, Uki, NSW, 2484, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$625 early bird (to be paid by April 1)
$695 full price
Includes: delicious vegetarian meals, share accommodation and all retreat experiences.
*Massage available for an additional price.
*Single room supplement available

Payment: 
To invest in yourself, a $300 deposit is required and full payment before the retreat starts.
Direct Deposit to: 
Taryn Pallister: BSB 112-879 ACC: 473743331

Give back:
A percentage of the profits will go to Joining Hands, which provides complementary therapies for young people in need.

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
All cancellations incur a $50 administration fee
Up to 1 month prior - 50% refund
2 weeks to start date - 25% refund
No show - 0 refund

Notes About This Event

Join me for a soul nourishing retreat in the beautiful rainforest surrounds of Mt Warning. Experience the magic of deeply connecting to yourself, during this weekend of somatic exploration and pampering.

This retreat includes:
- Nia classes and Playshop - Joyful movement medicine for your 
whole being. 
- Gentle yoga, Yin yoga, meditation and time in nature to unwind 
and restore your nervous system 
- Take part in meaningful ritual and a healing art
- Pamper yourself in the luxurious spa, sauna, steam room and 
magnesium ozone pool 
- Be nourished with delicious organic food
- Book a massage from an incredible team of practitioners
- Explore the natural beauty of the surrounding bush land 
- Simply rest, if that's what your body needs. 

- You will:
- Replenish your body, mind and spirit.
- Reconnect to your body and your Joy
- Learn how to consciously craft the life you love, guided by the 
truths you sense in your body.
- Relax into you 

Whether you are new to Nia, or a dedicated student, this retreat welcomes everyBody, age, shape and fitness level and offers a safe space to explore the Joy of Movement.

Your facilitator:
Taryn's passion is inspiring people to come alive and heal through their bodies. She is a heartfelt Nia Black Belt & 5 Stages teacher, Yoga & Yin teacher, Kahuna Bodywork practitioner and experienced international retreat facilitator. 
She offers classes on a weekly basis to Australia's number one Retreat Gwinganna, as well as weekly classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities. 

Testimonials from previous retreats:
"I left the retreat feeling very content, revitalised and strong and comfortable in my body...food was sensational...I loved every minute and got more than I expected from a weekend away" Ti Harrison

"I feel really grateful to have found Nia. I feel I am healing from learning to listen to my body" Fran Hardy

"The weekend retreat was amazing. I don't think you can put a price on personal growth and achievement...I loved every minute and enjoying everyone's company and stories" Linda Londsdale

“Taryn has the unique gift of creating a sacred safe space for participants encouraging them to explore and let go. Radiating beauty and kindness Taryn has a strength of spirit that allows people to fully immerse themselves in their surroundings and retreat experiences." Kylie Lowe, Co-Founder, Joining Hands.

Date: 
Friday 18th May 5pm - Sunday 20th May 4 pm
(arrival from 3 pm)

Location: 
Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa
128 Bonnydoon Rd, Uki NSW 2484
http://www.gymearetreat.com.au/

Contact:
Phone: 0410 964 806
Email: taryn111@hotmail.com
Website:http://www.niaaustralia.com.au/teacher/taryn-palister/

 

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May
18
Taryn Pallister

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Nourish Yourself

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Nourish Yourself

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

Location

128 Bonnydoon Road, Uki, NSW, 2484, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$625 early bird (to be paid by April 1)
$695 full price
Includes: delicious vegetarian meals, share accommodation and all retreat experiences.
*Massage available for an additional price.
*Single room supplement available

Payment: 
To invest in yourself, a $300 deposit is required and full payment before the retreat starts.
Direct Deposit to: 
Taryn Pallister: BSB 112-879 ACC: 473743331

Give back:
A percentage of the profits will go to Joining Hands, which provides complementary therapies for young people in need.

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat:
All cancellations incur a $50 administration fee
Up to 1 month prior - 50% refund
2 weeks to start date - 25% refund
No show - 0 refund

Notes About This Event

Join me for a soul nourishing retreat in the beautiful rainforest surrounds of Mt Warning. Experience the magic of deeply connecting to yourself, during this weekend of somatic exploration and pampering.

This retreat includes:
- Nia classes and Playshop - Joyful movement medicine for your 
whole being. 
- Gentle yoga, Yin yoga, meditation and time in nature to unwind 
and restore your nervous system 
- Take part in meaningful ritual and a healing art
- Pamper yourself in the luxurious spa, sauna, steam room and 
magnesium ozone pool 
- Be nourished with delicious organic food
- Book a massage from an incredible team of practitioners
- Explore the natural beauty of the surrounding bush land 
- Simply rest, if that's what your body needs. 

- You will:
- Replenish your body, mind and spirit.
- Reconnect to your body and your Joy
- Learn how to consciously craft the life you love, guided by the 
truths you sense in your body.
- Relax into you 

Whether you are new to Nia, or a dedicated student, this retreat welcomes everyBody, age, shape and fitness level and offers a safe space to explore the Joy of Movement.

Your facilitator:
Taryn's passion is inspiring people to come alive and heal through their bodies. She is a heartfelt Nia Black Belt & 5 Stages teacher, Yoga & Yin teacher, Kahuna Bodywork practitioner and experienced international retreat facilitator. 
She offers classes on a weekly basis to Australia's number one Retreat Gwinganna, as well as weekly classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities. 

Testimonials from previous retreats:
"I left the retreat feeling very content, revitalised and strong and comfortable in my body...food was sensational...I loved every minute and got more than I expected from a weekend away" Ti Harrison

"I feel really grateful to have found Nia. I feel I am healing from learning to listen to my body" Fran Hardy

"The weekend retreat was amazing. I don't think you can put a price on personal growth and achievement...I loved every minute and enjoying everyone's company and stories" Linda Londsdale

“Taryn has the unique gift of creating a sacred safe space for participants encouraging them to explore and let go. Radiating beauty and kindness Taryn has a strength of spirit that allows people to fully immerse themselves in their surroundings and retreat experiences." Kylie Lowe, Co-Founder, Joining Hands.

Date: 
Friday 18th May 5pm - Sunday 20th May 4 pm
(arrival from 3 pm)

Location: 
Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa
128 Bonnydoon Rd, Uki NSW 2484
http://www.gymearetreat.com.au/

Contact:
Phone: 0410 964 806
Email: taryn111@hotmail.com
Website:http://www.niaaustralia.com.au/teacher/taryn-palister/

https://www.facebook.com/events/352657151811402/
 

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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

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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 3377, New Zealand

Cost

Please note that fees are in New Zealand Dollars

$795 early bird rate by June 21st, 2018

$895 by September 5th, 2018

Payment is through Eventbrite - please contact Rebecca for details. 

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

There are several accommodation options available at Tauhara ranging from $15  to $150 per night. 

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 power of the earth in majestic Lake Taupo to explore Pathways to Peace. Be gently guided to open to your innate body wisdom  through the embodiment practices of Nia, somatic inquiry, meditation, mindful movement, and Nia 5 stages. Receive gentle yet powerful tools to access your inner strength, 
Reeive tools to step into your life from a place of Peace Within, Peace Without. Rest for the Mind, Joy for the Soul, 

Includes: Full retreat program, delicious organic vegetarian meals and all external excursions to thermal baths, Lake Taupo cruise, Huka Falls and Craters of the Moon.  Accommodtion is booked seperately through the Tauhara Centre.

About Tauhara Retreat: 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:  
Rebecca Kelly - 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.

Virginia Woods - Virginia has devoted her life to finding connection to spirit and earth through spiritual seeking, dance, shamanism, and understanding the human condition. With over 40 years of professional experience as a psychologist and dance-movement specialist, Virginia's 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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