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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

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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9:00am

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)

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 94903, USA

Cost

please call for current class drop in fee.

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!

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  

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.  

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

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!

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 8:30am

Location

3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Cost

Free to Mid-peninsula YMCA or Palo Alto Family YMCA members.  An unlimited number of drop-ins are allowed at $20 per day (also allowing full use of the Y during this day).  If visiting for the first time, a free 3 day pass is given that can be used any day within 7 weeks of first receipt.   A single free drop-in as a guest is possible by contacting the instructor at njhoebel@gmail.com or 650-302-4493.

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

Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Classic Nia Class

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8:50am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:50am

Location

3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Cost

An unlimited number of drop-ins are allowed at $20 per day (also allowing full use of the Y during this day).  If visiting for the first time, a free 3 day pass is given that can be used any day within 7 weeks of first receipt.   A single free drop-in as a guest is possible by contacting the instructor at njhoebel@gmail.com or 650-302-4493.

Notes About This Class

This Nia class may bemodified to include conditioning at the end of class using resistance bands or exercise balls. 

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!

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!

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

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..

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)

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.


 

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.

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.  

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.

Sharon Molinari Reyes

Classic Nia Class

at in
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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Cost

The cost is $5.00 or $25.00 for unlimited classes for 30 days.

Sharon Molinari Reyes

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Cost

The cost is $5.00 or $25.00 for unlimited classes for 30 days.

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

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.

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
Catherine Ventimiglio

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Days: Wednesday, Sunday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States

Cost

Your first class at the Stonestown YMCA is free.

Catherine Ventimiglio

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States

Cost

Your first class at the Stonestown YMCA is free.

Kathy Bate

Classic Nia Class

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5:45pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

Cost

$15 drop in

Discounted Class Cards available for 6 week series @ pleasanthillrec.com

Notes About This Class

Join us for a fun, stress-relieving movement class after your work day. Our large, beautiful dance floor at the Pleasant Hill Community Center has room to accomodate many students comfortably. Bring your mat and water and join us every Tuesday evening. We'd love for you to join our great community of Nia enthusiasts. If you are looking for community of like-minded people our group goes beyond our Tuesday classes to support each other and to enjoy great outside activities as well.

Kathy Bate, Licensed Brown Belt Nia Instructor

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!

Shelly Ross

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm

Day: Friday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

5416 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, USA

Cost

Class cards and drop ins are honored.

Notes About This Class

Starting June 9th ( Friday) and every 2nd Friday of the month, Shelly will be offering a special evening Nia class @ 7:15pm.  Class is one hour long and will have a Nia theme so that you can dive in to the magic and joy of Nia and explore your own relationship with moving your bodies way.  This class is for every level of fitness, with easy choregraphy and fun music.  Come find out what all the fuss is about!  Nia is a beautiful compliment to any fitness and wellness practice. 

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