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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

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, US

Cost

Series class 5 or 6 weeks. Register at http://www.cityoforinda.org or call (925)254-2445

Drop in 1 class:  $15 non-resident, $12 Orinda resident.  Discount for mulitple class cards. Pay at front office before class.

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA, United States

Cost

Program Fee or YMCA membership fee.  Drop in fee$15.00 ( includes all facility use).  This class rotates Nia teachers each week.

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

Ya'ara Ophir יערה אופיר

Classic Nia Class

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10:10am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:10am

Location

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA, US

Cost

The class is open to the YMCA members only.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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11:20am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:20am

Location

4000 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA

Cost

Private club for members.  Guests pay $15 accompanied by member or instructor. Use of all facility for the day including pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, locker room, cafe, group exercise classes, basketball court, weight room and cardiovascular equipment. Please contact me if you would like to be a guest. Make it a vacation day.

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:30am

Location

Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, United States

Cost

Free to members; drop in fee for non-members.

Anita  Christensen

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, United States

Cost

Free for members, drop in fee for non-members.

Liz Mac

Classic Nia Class

with Liz Mac
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1:45am

Day: Friday

Time: 1:45am

Location

1379 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA

Cost

$10 - $18

yogaandmovementcenter.com

Notes About This Class

yogaandmovementcenter.com

Ana Uy-Alexander

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1200 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Cost

FREE for Parkpoint Health Club Members

Ana Uy-Alexander

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Cost

FREE for Sonoma County YMCA Members

Notes About This Class

Classes held on first and third Sundays of the month (also fifth Sunday of the month when there is one)

Cheryl King-McMahon

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1320 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

$13.00

Notes About This Class

A barefoot movement and fitness form, combining dance, martial arts and yoga. It's appropriate for all ages as it can be easily modified by each student for their own level of fitness,  and it's great fun, healing and joyful!  A  wonderful way to start your day!

Ana Uy-Alexander

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

195 Foss Creek Circle, Healdsburg, CA, United States

Cost

FREE for Parkpoint Health Club Members

Danielle Woermann

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1825 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, United States

Cost

$13-16 Sliding scale

You can pay me for each class or you can buy a series for the cost you prefer.

Notes About This Class

This is a beautiful, naturally lit studio with a great sound system! There are also free parking, changing rooms, A/C and heat. Come experience the Joy of Movement with me on Thursdays.

Danielle Woermann

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Cost

$20 drop-in, class cards and membership available.

http://ilovenamaste.com/

Notes About This Class

Join me in this Sunday class which has been going strong for over 10 years in Berkeley. Appropriate for all levels of experience, Nia helps us move with joy in our body, mind and spirit.

France-Laude Gohard

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA

Cost

please call for current class drop in fee.

Liz Mac

Classic Nia Class

with Liz Mac
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12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

2107 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA, United States

Cost

$15 drop in    free for members of the medical center

Notes About This Class

location offers western and eastern medical practices/takes medical insurance-please call Hana Holistic Medical center to set an appointment for the Nia session  Class focus is on health and healing through movement  

Danielle Woermann

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Cost

$20 drop-in

Memberships and class cards available.

http://ilovenamaste.com/

Notes About This Class

Fun noon time class in Berkeley!

Danielle Woermann

Classic Nia Class

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12:15pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:15pm

Location

7090 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton, CA, United States

Cost

This is a member only class. Please contact Danielle if you'd like to come as a guest.

Liz Mac

Classic Nia Class

with Liz Mac
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1:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:45pm

Location

1379 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA

Cost

$13 drop in

Liz Mac

Classic Nia Class

with Liz Mac
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1:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:45pm

Location

1379 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA

Cost

$15 -$18 drop in

3 for $30 new students.  

Notes About This Class

Super sweet times in this space.  

Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

1225 Westfield Ave, Reno, NV 89509, USA

Cost

Investment:

Drop-In $15

3-Pak $40 (valid 2 months)

6-Pak $75 (valid 3 months)

Notes About This Class

This is a gentle Nia class focused on body healing and re-juvenation.

Deborah Walker

Classic Nia Class

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8:00am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 8:00am

Location

999 Andersen Drive, San Rafael, CA, United States • Suite 170

Cost

Class fee ranges between $11 and $13 per class
 

Notes About This Class

Come dance with us!

Shelly Ross

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 8:45am

Location

5416 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, USA

Cost

Drop in, class card, studio specials offered

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia with a fun and lively crowd.

France-Laude Gohard

Classic Nia Class

at YMCA in
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8:50am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 8:50am

Location

1500 Los Gamos Drive, San Rafael, CA, United States

Cost

please call for details .... no membership necessary

san rafael ymca
1500 Los Gamos Dr, San Rafael, CA
415.492.9622 (map)

Notes About This Class

please a little early to sign a waiver at the front desk

Michell  Kawaja

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1320 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

New student special $25 for 2 weeks unlimited

$18 drop in

$75 for a 5 class card ($15/class)

Sarah Caveney

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1320 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, US

Cost

$18 drop in

$75 5 class pass

$130 10 class pass

$99 membership

New client special $25 for two weeks (does not include Pilates equipment classes)

Deborah Walker

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

999 Andersen Drive, San Rafael, CA, United States • Suite 170

Cost

Class fee ranges between $11 and $13 per class
 

Notes About This Class

Come dance with us!

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

2956 Treat Blvd i, Concord, CA 94518, USA

Cost

$15 - Drop-in;  $48 - 4 class card (Exp. 3 mo.);  $100 - 10 class card (Exp. 3 mo.) We are in Suite I - Studio 3 behind Peet's Coffee. Look for my Nia tent sign.

Notes About This Class

Bring your Yoga Mat and Water.  Join us at Peet's Coffee after for Nia community gathering. We would love to get to know you personally..

Deborah Walker

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

999 Andersen Drive, San Rafael, CA, United States • Suite 170

Cost

Fee ranges between $11 to $13 per class

Notes About This Class

Come Nia with us!

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, US

Cost

$15 per class or enroll for the series.
 

Notes About This Class

If you want to drop in, please come early to purchase class card at Orinda Community Center office.


 

Sharon Molinari Reyes

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

63 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA

Cost

Membership or $20.00 a class, pleae call YMCASF for details.

Notes About This Class

Nia is...

 A fitness and lifestyle practice for Creating A Sacred Livelihood. A cardiovascular program that uses music and whole-body movement.  A revolutionary self-healing technique that uses the sensation of Pleasure as the primary motivating force for creating change.  Adaptable to every age, fitness level, and body type, even those with limitations and special needs.  Non-impact and safe for joints.  A combination of nine movement forms from three arts:  Martial Arts (Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido), Healing Arts ( The Alexander Technique, The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais, Yoga), and Dance Arts (Duncan, Jazz, Modern).  An evolutionary body of somatic education that transforms bodies and lives.

THROUGH MOVEMENT WE FIND HEALTY...JOY, PLEASURE WITHIN....

Laura  Geduldig

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

Cost

Drop-In $15
10 Class Package ($12/Class)  $120
5 Class Package (Senior/Student Discount, $12/Class) $60

Notes About This Class

Come join our fun, welcoming, lively and eclectic Nia community at Relic Tree Fitness! All levels are welcome!

Shelly Ross

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

Cost

Drop in or class card available.  

Danielle Woermann

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA, United States

Cost

$15 drop-in, $135 for 10 class card, $120 10 class card for seniors

Notes About This Class

Lively Nia class with Danielle Woermann at Relic Fitness. Come for dance, fitness, & community.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

at Forma Gym in
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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1908 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA, US

Cost

Drop in $12 per class.

http://www.formagym.com

Shelly Ross

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705, USA

Cost

You need to be a member or hotel guest to participate in this class.

Sarah Caveney

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

1320 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, US

Cost

$18.00 Drop-in

$75 5 class pass

$130 10 class pass

$2 for two weeks

Jessica Obando

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA, US
Sarah Caveney

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 11:00am

Location

1320 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, US

Cost

Drop-ins available for $18

5 class pass $75

10 class pass $130

New client special: One month unlimited for $49 for all MoveMe studio classes.

Notes About This Class

Please visit www.movemestudio.com for more info.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

4000 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA

Cost

Private Club but if you would like to come as my guest, feel free to email to make arrangements. janetrkaufman@gmail.com
 

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, United States

Cost

Session Class cards available at:  www.pleasanthillrec.com  (approx. $55 for district residents; $68 for non-residents)

Drop in at $15 per class (cash or check made out to Kathy Bate)

Notes About This Class

Sessions are typically for 5-6 weeks. Please refer to website to determine when sessions begin to pre-register. www.pleasanthillrec.com

Don't worry if you miss session start date. Just drop-in and join us.

* Wear comfortable clothing.

*Bring a yoga mat if you like. 

*Bring water.

Call Kathy Bate in advance with any questions or concerns at 925-212-7094.

See you on the dance floor :)

Sarah Caveney

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1320 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, US

Cost

Drop ins $18

5 class pass $75

10 class pass $130

One month unlimited $125

Auto renewing membership $99/month

Notes About This Class

Wednesday evening Nia is called "GrooveMe" at MoveMe.  In this Nia inspired class taught by a rotation of our MoveMe Nia staff, you will dance, sweat and stretch to familiar tunes from artists like Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Abba, Diana Ross, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Adele, and more.  Find yourself in community, sweat, groove, giggle, move and be moved.  Bring your friends, shake off your mid-week stress and let go!

Upcoming Events

June
8
France-Laude Gohard

Nia White Belt Intensive

Nia White Belt Intensive

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30pm

End: Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location

1320 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

please visit Nianow.com or france-laude@com

Notes About This Event

2 Consecutive week ends

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
August
10
Janet Kaufman

California Wine Country Nia Retreat

California Wine Country Nia Retreat

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

End: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00pm

Location

4400 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534, USA

Notes About This Event

Nia Retreat to Suisun Valley California with Janet Kaufman

East of Napa Valley, the Suisun Valley is a wine viticulture area

Thursday August 10 – Saturday August 12, 2017

3 days/2 nights

Before May 15 $488 per person, after May 15 $538

The Suisun Valley Inn at historic Monroe Ranch features five themed rooms in the heart of Suisun Valley's Rustic Wine Country. The secluded 27-acre property is surrounded on all sides by farmland and vineyards, making it the perfect venue for wedding parties, family reunions, out-of-town guests or weekend getaways. There are several farm stands, a half-dozen wine tasting rooms and numerous restaurants within a short drive.

The Suisun Valley Inn was built to resemble Mt. Vernon

Private Estate with 7 bedrooms, 4 baths.  Premises include chef’s kitchen, large living room, outdoor gazebo, hot tub and trampoline, outdoor grill.

There will be a total of 10 guests, including myself.

Two of the bedrooms have twin beds. There a several rooms with own bedroom for $75 more based on availability.

http://suisunvalleyinn.com/rooms/index.html

Early bird discount is $488 per person if we meet the minimum of 7 retreat attendees.

For each additional attendee, your cost lowers $40 up to 9 guests.

Cost of trip increases to $538 after May 15.

Retreat includes:

3 Nia classes, optional Nia Free Dance, Morning Meditations & two sessions of 5 Stages of Healing &  two breakfasts which include homemade muffins, fresh fruit, smoothies, coffee & tea.

Not included: lunches, dinners, wine tasting.

One night we will go out to Napa for dinner.

For all lunches and the non-outing dinner, we will form into groups to plan and prepare the given meal.

Friday afternoon we will have an optional wine tasting excursion.

Please mail your check of $488 postmarked by May 15, payable to Janet Kaufman, 12 Harold Drive, Moraga, Ca. 94556 

If you prefer a private bedroom, please contact me to see if one is available. The private room is an additional cost of $75.

After May 15, please mail your check of $538.

If the trip is cancelled your money will be refunded.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions. (510) 853-9144

November
1
Danielle Woermann

Nia Bali Magic

Nia Bali Magic

Event Type: Other

Start: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:00pm

End: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:00pm

Location

Sangkan Gunung, Sidemen, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Cost

Single $1800 (1600*)

Double $1400 (1200*)

Additional rooms nearby:

Single $1450 (1235*)

Double $1250 (1055*)

All prices in US dollars

Prices in brackets are early bird before May 1

Safe transport to/from airport can be organized $40/trip

Book with me info@floramotion.net or 510-385-8858

Notes About This Event

Nia retreat in the tropical luxury of Magical Bali

Explore Horizons in Stillness and Movement

Together with Alexandra Wilde, we are leading this retreat to exotic Bali! It's a great opportunity to come to this magical island with us. The location is 1400 feet up Mt Agung, amongst the tranquil tropical vegetation.

Includes Daily Nia Practice, 8 nights lodging, breakfast, cooking event, excursion, foot massage and whole body massage

more info http://www.floramotion.net/?page_id=123

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