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Nia in Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay

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Post Training Promotion Nia White Belt Intensive Training TARYN PALLISTER 02/12/2014 - 9:25pm

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
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

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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9:30am

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

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
26
Lorraine  Jenkinson

Masterclass - With Nia Trainer Ken Gilbert

Masterclass - With Nia Trainer Ken Gilbert

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

End: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm

Location

Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Cost

$20 pre-sale/ $25 on day

Contact Lorraine Jenkinson

rainingnia@gmail.com

or 0411181391

to register your interest and intent!

Notes About This Event

Nia Master Class

 Ken Gilbert - First Generation Teacher Trainer

Where: Byron Sport and Cultural Centre 

Ewingsdale Road

Byron Bay

When: Thursday 26th March

Time:  6pm - 7:30 pm

You may also have opportunity to:

Dine with Ken @ The Balcony on Thursday 26th night

www.balcony.com.au

Stay ovenight  in the Nia Community

Byron Bay/Mullumbimby/Ocean Shores

rainingnia@gmail.com

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)

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)

Tent accomodation 

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 Spirit!

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

Event Type: Other

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

End: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:53pm

Location

Nobbys Creek Road, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

Cost


Investment:$475 early bird (to be paid by 15th April)
$555 full priceIncludes:  all meals/snacks, share accommodation and retreat experiences. Massage available for an additional
price.Accommodation is either in shared room for 2 or cabin. Rooms will fill fast so I recommend you sign up asap.

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.

Notes About This Event

Join me for a nourishing weekend retreat to take time out for yourself, to reconnect to your Body and your Joy.
We will journey inwardly together using Nia classes and Playshops, Nia 5 Stages, Yoga, Meditation and Creative Art processes in a contained sacred space.


- Learn how to create a life you love, guided by the truths you sense in your body.
- Learn how to make more conscious body centered choices; choices that optimise your life-force energy


Nourish with delicious healthy meals, free time to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding bush land, book a massage or simple rest if that's what your body needs.Whether you are new to Nia, or a dedicated student, this retreat welcomes every body, age, shape and fitness level and offers a safe space to connect to yourself and explore the Joy of Movement. No Nia experience necessary!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, Yoga teacher, Kahuna Bodywork / Remedial massage practitioner and experienced retreat facilitator. She offers Nia classes on a weekly basis to Gwinganna clients, as well as presenting Nia at festivals, Being Woman Retreats and popular weekly classes in the Gold Coast. Kingscliff and Byron Bay communities.Testimonials:


''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“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:


Friday15th May @ 5pm - Sunday 17th 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.

Accommodation is either in shared room for 2 or cabin. Rooms will fill fast so I recommend you sign up asap.

Contact:
Phone: 0410 964 806
Email: taryn111@hotmail.com
Website: nianow.com/taryn–pallisterCancellation Policy for the Retreat:
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show -100% – 0 refund

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.  

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 $1,599 USD (paid in full by 1st September 2015)

After Sept 1st $1,799 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 breakfast and three course 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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