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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.

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

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.

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

Rebecca Kelly

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

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

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

Yvette Connors

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:45am

Location

17 Byron Street, Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Casual Class $15 

Concession $13

6 class pass $75

Notes About This Class

Comfortable clothes, water bottle, yoga mat 

Invitation is to dance without shoes or expectation of anything other than sensing joy of movement

Upcoming Events

March
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Rebecca Kelly

The Healing Power of Sound and Movement

The Healing Power of Sound and Movement

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

End: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:30pm

Location

Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

Secure bookings online, Limited Availability
Prices $44 per person 

Please note this is an over 18 event 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 
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Notes About This Event

Join Rebecca Kelly and Leith James for a special evening of pure bliss. The Healing Power of Sound is unique event where they will combine The Nia Technique with a Gong Sound Immersion. 

Music is vibrational medicine that is proven to heal. The music of Nia uplifts and inspires: it has the power to touch the soul, enhance emotion and generate Joy. The combination of conscious movement with breath and sacred sound creates a magical somatic experience! 

Rebecca will powerfully guide you through an exercise that will enhance your "listening" followed by the ulimmmate Nia Routine, Britta Von Tagen's "DRAGON". This Asian inspired soundtrack will take you on mystical journey that is guaranteed to MOVE you! 

The class experience will be followed by a Gong Sound Immersion with Leith James. The Gong is the most ancient, powerful and transformational therapeutic instrument in the world. Gong sound healing integrates functional harmony and restores optimum health and balance in your life. You will experience multi-dimensional ripples of sound that grow into waves and bathe your entire body. 

Benefits of a Gong Sound Immersion 
• Clear emotional blockages eg anxiety, depression
• Supply nutrients to the nervous system
• Enable learning and productivity
• Relieve physical, mental and emotional pain symptoms
• Enhance sleep and relaxation

Nia Black Belt Rebecca Kelly is a vibrant facilitator, dedicated to the path of conscious embodiment and sharing the power of Movement as Medicine. A dynamic and passionate teacher, Rebecca supports students to find holistic health in their unique Body's way. 

Rebecca is committed to Freedom, Transformation and Empowering people to shine. She is an Energy Alignment Guide who has dedicated her life to the study of vibrational healing and somatic education. She facilitates classes, events and retreats in Australia and overseas. 

Leith James is a Brisbane musician, composer, teacher and sound therapist who uses gongs, didgeridoo, singing bowls, chimes and other percussion instruments to create soundscapes that relax the mind, body and soul through sound and music. Having been practising sound sessions for 10 years running wellness programs with Gong Sound Meditation, Leith offers group and private sound healing sessions in Brisbane along with playing at Yoga Classes, expos and festivals. Gong Sound Meditation is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience beneficial for health and wellbeing. www.gongsoundmeditation.com.au

Event details
Session Starts 6.00pm SHARP 
6.00pm - 8.30pm 

What To Bring
Dance / yoga wear 
Yoga mat, blanket and pillow
Water bottle

Contact Rebecca on 0423 659 589 or Leith on 0431 086 569 for more information

May
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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

July
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Taryn Pallister

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple - 2017

Bali Nia Retreat - Your Body~Your Temple - 2017

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

End: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

Final Payment options:
$1550 (less deposit) by 8th May 
$1650 (less deposit ) by 23rd June 

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.

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



Single room supplement: from $500 
For all bookings after 23rd June 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 - no refund

Includes: Full retreat program, 6 nights twin share accommodation at Naya Resort, 3 nourishing organic vegetarian meals daily, daily coconuts and green juice, Balinese dance performance, 1hr massage, ozone swimming pool and 1 airport transfer.
 

Notes About This Event

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, Yoga and Yin 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! 

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 and Yin 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 Gwinganna 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. 

Testimonials from Bali Retreat September 2016:

"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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