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Nia in Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay

Byron Bay

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: 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.

Meggie Danielson

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Federal, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 Casual

Term fee available

Notes About This Class

Fun class packed with energy!  every BODY welcome!!

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.

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

  

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.

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

Meggie Danielson

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$60 - 5 week block

$18 Casual

Notes About This Class

This is a Classic Nia Class for men and women. EveryBody is welcome!

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

Cass Goudie

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

Broken Head Rd & Midgen Flat Rd, Broken Head NSW 2481, Australia

Cost

Cost

Casual Class is $15.00

Concession is $13.00

Buy a block of 6 tickets for $70.00

Kids under 18 years of age $8.00

Upcoming Events

March
6
Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia March 2017

Nia Retreat in Cambodia March 2017

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3:00pm

End: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Per Person $1,899AUD
Early bird $1,599AUD (paid in full by 1st January 2017)

Please note airfare is not included in this package

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 $250AUD is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st January 2017 – 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: 
$1,399AUD by Jan 1st
$1,599AUD 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 Feb 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund

From Feb 18 til March 6 – you will not be eligible for a refund
 

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 whose magical image draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional crafts, cooking classes, performance and local markets. 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. 

The Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers
- 7 Nights accommodation at a beautiful 5 star Hotel
- Daily buffet breakfast and three course dinners
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditation
- 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 & 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
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages
- An Apsara dance lesson and performance – traditional Khmer classical dance
- A Bellydancing class
- Time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

Testimonial from Kate, South Africa:
"I started Nia in 2003 but had not made it to class in the last 5 years. The Nia retreat in Cambodia inspired me to dance again! It combined my two passions, dancing and travelling! I travelled alone from South Africa and was warmly welcomed by my dear friend Tanja and her partner Rebecca. From the first morning to the last it was an incredible experience with a well organized and planned itinerary that allowed plenty of "me time", fabulous Nia classes and workshops, site seeing and a chance to immerse myself into the culture of Cambodia. I made friends, dropped a dress size with all the dancing and gained a richer life with the perspective that travelling in Cambodia gave me. I am so grateful to Tanja and Rebecca for creating such a unique and memorable life changing experience for me. "

Charities we support:
www.khmerchildfoundation.org
www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

May
19
Taryn Pallister

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister ~ Reconnect to your Body & your Joy

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister ~ Reconnect to your Body & your Joy

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

End: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$495 early bird (to be paid by 8th April)
$575 full price

Includes: delicious vegetarian meals, share accommodation and all retreat experiences.
*Massage available for an additional price.

Accommodation is either twin share room or share cabin. 
Twin shared rooms are on a first in basis and will fill fast. 
I recommend you sign up asap if this is your preference.
*Private room $100 supplement

Payment:
To invest in yourself a $250 deposit is required and full payment before retreat starts.
Direct Deposit to:
Taryn Pallister: BSB 112-879, ACC: 473743331
 

Notes About This Event

Join me for a weekend retreat to take time out for yourself to nurture your spirit and connect to your body.

Nourish your whole being with Nia classes and playshop, Nia 5 Stages, Yoga and Yin Yoga, meditation, time in nature and creative art processes.

There will be free time to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding bush land, relax by the pool or river, book a massage or simple rest if that's what your body needs. 

You will:
- Experience the magic of feeling deeply connected to yourself after a weekend of somatic exploration, in a beautiful peaceful location.
- Learn how to make conscious body centered choices; choices that optimise your life-force energy and enhance your connection to Joy.
- Replenish and Revitalise

Beginners welcome - no Nia / Yoga experience necessary. 
This retreat welcomes everyBody and offers a supportive space to explore your relationship to yourself through movement.

Your facilitator ~Taryn Pallister:

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 local and 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 last years retreat:

"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 19th May @ 5pm - Sunday 21st May @ 4 pm. Arrival from 3.00pm.

Location:

Gunnebah Retreat Center
586 Nobbys Creek Rd, Murwillumbah NSW 2474
Set in view of the majestic Mt Warning near Murwillumbah (only 50 min from Byron Bay and 35 min from the Gold Coast), surrounded by lush, subtropical gardens.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/557020574498661/

Cancellation Policy for the Retreat: 
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show -100% – 0 refund

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