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Nia in Byron Bay, Australia

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.

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

  

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

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.

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

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

11 Murwillumbah Road, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia

Cost

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

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

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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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1 Ashton Street, Bangalow, NSW, 2479, Australia

Cost

$15, $13 concession

5 class pass $65

Notes About This Class

I alternate this class fortnightly with Yvette O'Connor

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

March
27
Lorraine  Jenkinson

Ken Gilbert Retreat - Move Your Body into Being

 Ken Gilbert Retreat - Move Your Body into Being

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00pm

End: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:30pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost

Early bird $445

Receive a $50 early bird discount when you register and pay your deposit of $250 before 6 March 2015

$495 full price (after March 6 2015) EARLY BIRD extended until 14 March

Prices include: all vegetarian meals and snacks, share accommodation and retreat program.

Accomodation options:

Twin Share Room 

Cabin with bunk style accomodation (4-6 per cabin)

Payment:
Direct Deposit to:
Lorraine Jenkinson
BSB: 062-124
ACC: 10121846

Notes About This Event

 Nia Teacher Trainer Ken Gilbert will hold his fourth event in Australia since 2007 in March 2015.

This is a 2 Day Retreat

 Move Your Body into Being - Sensing Yourself in the World will deepen your somatic relationship with yourself and your world.

'On Friday at 4 pm, 27 March 2015, we will gather to set personal and group foci and intentions for the retreat. Sessions in the morning and mid-day will be movement experiences of NIa's The Body's Way where we will Move, Explore and Create personal awareness to sensation, communication, perception and creativity in how we sense ourselves in the world'. 

The sessions will include:

Movement - Music - Magic

Form + Freedom

Nia FreeDance

Nine Movement Forms

Five Sensations

EveryBody welcome. No previous experience required

For futher information contact:

Lorraine Jenkinson 

rainingnia@gmail.com

May
15
Taryn Pallister

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Reconnect to your Body and your JOY!

Nia Retreat with Taryn Pallister - Reconnect to your Body and your JOY!

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

End: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost

Investment:
$475 early bird (to be paid by 15th April)
$555 full price

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

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


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: Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund, 2 weeks – start date – 25% refund, No show -100% – 0 refund

Notes About This Event

Join me for a nurturing weekend retreat to take time out for yourself, to reconnect to your Body and your JOY.
Nourish your whole being with Nia classes and playshops, Nia 5 Stages, gentle Yoga, meditation, walks 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.

- Relax and replenish


Beginners welcome - no Nia experience necessary!  This retreat welcomes everyBody and offers a supportive space to explore your relationship to Yourself and to the Joy of Movement.

Accommodation: is either in twin rooms or cabins. Twin rooms will fill fast so I recommend you sign up asap.

Location: 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.


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 and Nia 5 Stages Teacher, Yoga teacher, Kahuna Bodywork / Remedial massage practitioner and experienced retreat facilitator.  She offers classes on a weekly basis to Australia's largest and most awarded destination health spa - Gwinganna, as well as presenting Nia at festivals and popular weekly classes in the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.Testimonials:

"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.


''Looking back on my first Nia class some years ago I realize it was an important step towards understanding the connection between the body, mind and soul. It showed me how through moving my body I could actually find new ways to approach myself and life in general - and having a great time while doing so! I'm really grateful for the Nia classes with Taryn that brought me not only a precious friendship but also the inspirational message of finding healing through movement.'' Hannah Stork, Holland
 

May
21
Rebecca Kelly

Soul Immersion with Britta Von Tagen

Soul Immersion with Britta Von Tagen

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:30am

End: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$75 pre-sale/ $90 on day

Pay direct to:
Rebecca Kelly 
BSB 06 2908
ACC: 1047 4038
Please have your name as the payment reference

Contact Rebecca Kelly on 0423 659 589 or niabecca@gmail.com 

Notes About This Event

Join First Generation Nia Trainer Britta Von Tagen for an in depth exploration of her unique and powerful routine "SOUL". This event is for Every Body - students and teachers welcome.

Soul brings the spirit of the 52 Moves to life. Earthy and raw, this routine blends the percussive, live instrumentation of Native American music with thick electronic beats, awakening the primal dance within. 

"Soul is my gift to the world. It is my life's passage through The Pacific Northwest in North America to the Pacific Ocean. Every move tells a story of the Earth through the 52 Moves and the Native American Indian "Pow Wow", a universal dance of celebration." - Britta

This is Britta's first time in Australia and we are blessed to have her in Ocean Shores for a whole week! The Soul Immersion leads into the Nia Green Belt the following day.
 

July
19
Rebecca Kelly

Creative Women's Retreat, Ubud Bali, July 19-26, 2015

Creative Women's Retreat, Ubud Bali, July 19-26, 2015

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:00pm

End: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location

Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Cost

7 night Retreat Package - AUD$2299 single deluxe/AUD$2099 share super deluxe
Places are strictly limited so book in now for this inspirational and energising retreat.book now by emailing christina@christinagiorgio.com or visit the website for more information http://www.creativeconsultancies.com/bali-womens-retreat 

Notes About This Event

This creative arts retreat is an opportunity for women to reconnect with their artistic energies in a supportive and nurturing environment. As well as experiencing a range of artistic workshops, women are given space to rest and reconnect with themselves, work on their individual arts practice and connect with like minded women from around the world.What to expect -
* Revel in Bali’s vibrant arts mecca of Ubud
* Retreat to gorgeous accomodation in a stunning jungle setting.
* Start each day with a nurturing and energising creative movement session with Nia Black Belt Rebecca Kelly.
* Reconnect with your creative energies with supported journaling and group sessions.
* Embrace a range of local arts activities including silversmithing, batik, drumming and painting.
* Emerse yourself daily in your own arts practice.
* Be nourished by the tastes and scents of Bali with healthy vegetarian meals lovingly prepared onsite.
* Be nurtured with an indulgent spa session.
* Connect with like minded women for 2 magical evenings of delicious feasting and local entertainment.
* Relax by the pool overlooking tropical gardens and surrounded by jungle, read a book or take advantage of the onsite health and beauty spa.  

September
14
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

October
23
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 $1,499 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,699 USD 

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$1299 by Sept 1st, US$1499 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 depositfrom 2 months to 1 month prior to start date – you will be eligible for a 50% refundfrom 1 month prior to Oct 17 – you will be eligible for a 25% refundFrom 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 accomodation 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. This retreat truly is a foodies heaven and culinary adventure! 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
- 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
- Two complimentary 1 hour massages  
- An Apsara dance lesson and performance – traditional Khmer classical dance
- A Bellydancing class
- Ample time for shopping, relaxing, receiving massages

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