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Nia in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

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

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

3316 24th St. (at Mission St.), San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in; 5-Class Cards for $65 (also good at Shotwell Studio Nia). Dance Mission Class Cards are NOT accepted for this class.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

at Forma Gym in
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9:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1908 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA, US
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.

Lee Bigman

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

Cost

1 class. $ 15. 

10 classes $120 ( $12 a class)

Senior/ student  5 classes $60 ( $12 a class )

Notes About This Class

This is a beautiful new studio housed In a former public library. It is bright , airy, with bamboo floors , showers, and beamed ceilings.

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:45am

Location

4231 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in, or $12 for class card package. Gym membership available.

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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10:20am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:20am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for YMCA members; otherwise, $15 for a Day Pass

Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

Cost

Nia Investment

Drop-in $24 * day pass

Drop-in with a member $12 * day pass

* Day pass includes all fitness classes, work out equipment use and pool use.

Notes About This Class

This classic Nia class is 50 minutes and focuses on conditioning, body awareness for healing and fun.

*Kimberley shares this class with Jessica Obando. Check the JCC schedule to see when Kimberley is teaching.

Lee Bigman

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:30am

Location

350 Bollinger Canyon Lane, San Ramon, CA, US

Cost

This is a members only club. Please contact Lee at 925-788-2380 for more information

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for Y Members; non-members can get a Day Pass for $15

Zack Zack

Classic Nia Class

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11:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:30am

Location

333 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA, US

Cost

Free for Y Members; otherwise, $15 for a Day Pass

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

12667 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA

Cost

$10 drop-in, or 6 consecutive weeks for $48.

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

Janet Kaufman

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, US
Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:30am

Location

200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States

Cost

Members - Free

Non-Member - Must attend with a member / $15 guest fee

Notes About This Class

This early morning Nia class focuses on body awareness through sensation. Come learn how to condition and heal your body while feeling great!

No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Kimberley Elliott

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1001 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

Cost

Members are free.

Drop-in: $15 per person

Notes About This Class

Come enjoy this upbeat and energetic classic Nia session. Some of these dancers started with Debbie and Carlos when they were just beginning!

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.

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