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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

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

Drop in: $15 / 13

5 class pass: $65 / 55

Nia Australia Members and under 18s: $10

  

Cass Goudie

Classic Nia Class

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9:31am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:31am

Cost

This class has closed for the year and will recommence in 2015

Notes About This Class

Location of class is 142 Keen street, above Fundies Foods. Wear moveable clothes and bare feet. 

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.

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 $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65 / $55, valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

Notes About This Class

Please join me for Nia 5 Stages before class 8.25 - 8.55am for $5    * 15/8, 22/8, 29/8 2015

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

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Notes About This Class

I will alternate this class with Taryn Pallister

Classes begin October 13!

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

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

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 $15 / Concession $13
5 class pass $65,  valid 2 months
Nia Australia members & under 18 $10

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.

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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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia

Cost

$15 / $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Nia Australia Members and under 18 $10

Upcoming Events

September
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Taryn Pallister

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Bali Retreat. Your Body~Your Temple

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Jalan Raya Sayan Gang Padma, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

All prices are in Australian dollars.
Deposit: $500 required to secure your spot.  Pay by direct deposit to Sophie - CBA 064-178 #1037-2619

Final Payment options: 
$1399 less deposit. Full payment by 7 July
$1499 less deposit. Full payment by 7 August
$1599 less deposit. Full payment by 7 September

Single room supplement: + $500

Upgrade from Naya Rainbow to Naya rooms (limited to 3 rooms): + $500 per person twin share

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, airport transfers, 1 hour massage, steam grotto, ozone swimming pool, and cultural activities including Balinese dance performance.  

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 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, wellness coach and dedicated mum. 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. 

“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

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

October
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Rebecca Kelly

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Nia Retreat in Cambodia, October 23-31, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Siem Reap, KH

Cost

Early bird $1,399 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,599 USD 

Payment plans are available upon request. Please 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 $250 is required to reserve your place in the retreat. All payments must be paid in full by the 1st October 2014 – 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 – US $1,299 by Sept 1st, US$1,399 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 Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refund.

From Oct 18 til 23 – you will not be eligible for a refund.

Charities we support:

www.khmerchildfoundation.org

www.cambodiachildrenssanctuary.org

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 that draws travellers and spiritual seekers from across the globe. Dive deep into the Khmer culture with traditional crafts, cooking classes, performance and local markets. This retreat truly is foodie heaven filled with culinary delights! 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. 

This 9 day Retreat Includes:

- Airport transfers
- 8 Nights accommodation at a luxury hotel
- Daily buffet breakfasts and sumptuous a la carte dinners
- Daily Nia classes and morning meditations
- 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 and 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
- Spend an afternoon at a traditional homestay and enjoy delicious four course luncheon
- An Apsara performance - traditional Khmer classical dance
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages  
- A Bellydancing class
- Ample time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

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