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Nia in San Diego, California, USA

San Diego

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

Gloria  Gonzalez

Classic Nia Class

at Eight Elements West in La Jolla
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8:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 8:00am

Location

6830 La Jolla Blvd. #201, La Jolla, CA, US

Cost

First Time:  2 classes/$18 in 18 days.  
Other Specials:On-going Series:  $18/class;  $129/8 classes w/3-mo expiration;  $249/16 classes w/6-mo expiration;  
Unlimited Membership:   $98-$155/mo may include free coaching session w/posture analysis

Notes About This Class

Nia Dojo - learn the principles of the Form of Nia for greater presence in your body.  

Janice Steinberg

Classic Nia Class

at Dance Place San Diego in San Diego
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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

2650 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Cost

$10 drop-in; $40/5-class card. First class free.

Notes About This Class

Class meets in Studio 106. Teaching rotates among Janice Steinberg, Susan Duerksen, and Tracey Tanzola.

Sue Dreier

Classic Nia Class

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11:15am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:15am

Location

5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Cost

Free for Mission Valley YMCA members.

Drop-ins $20 for a YMCA day pass--good all day at Mission Valley YMCA locations.  You can try other classes, swim, soak in the Jacuzzi, use the weight room, etc.

Notes About This Class

Come and explore the joy of moving your body.  No experience necessary and all levels welcome.

NOTE:  The class begins on Sunday, DEC 7, 2014.

Sue Dreier

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

5505 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Cost

Free for Mission Valley YMCA members.

Drop-ins $20 for a YMCA day pass--good all day at Mission Valley YMCA locations.  You can try other classes, swim, soak in the Jacuzzi, use the weight room, etc.

Notes About This Class

Come and explore the joy of moving your body.  No experience necessary and all levels are welcome.  

NOTE:  This class begins on Wednesday, DEC 3, 2014.

Janice Steinberg

Classic Nia Class

at Dance Place San Diego in San Diego
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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

2650 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Cost

$10 drop-in

$40/5-class card - can be used at both Dance Place classes, Monday 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - no limit to when card must be used

Notes About This Class

Class meets in Studio 106. Teaching rotates among Janice Steinberg, Tracey Tanzola, and Susan Duerksen.

Susan Duerksen

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Place in San Diego
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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA, US

Cost

$10 drop-in. First time is free!

$40 for a 5-class card. Card never expires, and is good for Saturday morning and Monday evening classes.

Notes About This Class

End your Monday right! Join us to dance Nia in a beautiful space. Teaching rotates among Susan Duerksen, Janice Steinberg and Tracey Tanzola.

We're in Studio 106 at Dance Place San Diego.

Class starts promptly at 6 pm. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier.

Katy Bray

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6830 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA, United States

Cost

$18 drop in - check out our Groupon!

Sue Dreier

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

5304-b Metro Street, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Cost

First class FREE!

Ongoing classes $65 for 8 class Card.

Card can also be used for Susan Dueksen's Nia class at other Metro Dance location.

Susan Duerksen

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:30am

Location

6338 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA, United States

Cost

$65 for an 8-class card, good for 3 months from purchase.

Notes About This Class

Weekly classes start Jan. 17, 2015

I'll be available 15 minutes before each class to preview steps and answer questions.

To get to Metro Dance from Riverdale Street, turn down the drive behind the building with Aikido and a resale shop. It's the first turn south of Friars Road. There's plenty of free parking.

Janice Steinberg

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:30am

Location

4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA, United States

Cost

JCC members: free. Drop-in $12/class or $80 for a 10-class card.

Janice Steinberg

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

8930 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122, United States

Cost

Free to club members.

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